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A Primer on Anesthesia in Dogs: What Do You Need To Know About Anesthesia?

A Primer on Anesthesia in Dogs: What Do You Need To Know About Anesthesia?

When your dog needs to be anesthetized for a medical procedure, it’s normal to be nervous. In addition to concerns about the procedure itself, dog owners usually have many questions about anesthesia: What kind of anesthesia will be used? What are the side effects? How is it administered? Will my dog feel any pain at all? Can the procedure be…

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Paw Preference in Dogs: Is Your Dog Left- Or Right-Pawed?

Paw Preference in Dogs: Is Your Dog Left- Or Right-Pawed?

Is your dog left- or right-pawed, or ambidextrous?  Why would you want to know, other than that it is fun to find out? Do you know there is a potential relationship between paw preference—lateralized behavior—and immune function of your dog? One study measured the relationship between left- or right-pawedness and number of immune cells. The study returned some interesting results.…

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