dog health

Gene mutation linked to sudden blindness in dogs

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A new study has found that a change in genetic code is linked to sudden blindness known as goniodysgenesis ( or ‘gonio’) in Border Collies. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies identified a mutation in the gene called 0LFML3.  This is a gene involved in […]

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English Bulldog health comes under fire

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The English bulldog is one of the most popular breeds and it’s also a national icon, symbolising British pluck.  But many experts have long cited this breed as symbolising all that is wrong with dog-fancy, due to their sheer number of health problems.  In 2004, a survey by the Kennel Club of Great Britain found […]

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Human lung disease found in dogs

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A new study has discovered that a rare form of pulmonary hypertension (PVOD), previously only thought to occur in humans, has been discovered in dogs.  This is the first time the disease has ever been documented in another species. Kurt Williams, the lead author of the study conducted by Michigan State University said: “PVOD is […]

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