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  1. Disk disease in sporting dogs

    Ben J. Character, DVM

    Known as Lumbosacral Disease, Lumbosacral stenosis, or Cauda Equina Syndrome, degeneration of the last lower back joint (found just in front of the pelvis) is a common problem for sporting dogs.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2005
  2. Allergies: Beating the summer itch

    Ben J. Character, DVM

    Representatives from all of the most popular hunting dog breeds are subject to the irritating and frustrating problem of seasonal allergies. Our discussion will reveal some of the why's and how's concerned with caring for an allergic dog.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2005
  3. Dealing with lick sores

    Ben J. Character, DVM

    The following is a question that might be asked about any dog breed or age. Thought not extremely common, the problem is seen with enough frequency to warrant discussion, especially because it is highly frustrating. Q: My 5-month-old yellow lab will chew all of the hair off of her [lower] forearm joint. I have talked with the vet and she said that it might be boredom. I don't see how it is since she is in a crate with all of her toys; I take her out for 15 min. every two hours and then for an hour at lunch. Do you have any suggestions on how to get her to stop chewing her hair off?

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2004