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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Aortic Stenosis in Boxers: Physiology

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This is the first part of a series of articles on aortic stenosis in Boxers. Further articles will be posted shortly.
Aortic stenosis, a narrowing of the aorta, is one of the most common cardiac diseases in all dogs. This narrowing may lead to exercise intolerance, fainting, and in severe cases death. Aortic stenosis is not uncommon in Boxers, but screening of breeding dogs has decreased the incidence of the disease in the breed.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Dog Toy Review: Cuz the Walking Ball

Whether your dog is a little devil or an adorable angel, there's a Cuz rubber squeaky dog toy that's just right for him. These toys are fashioned of thick-walled, heavy-duty rubber and finished with a long-winded squeaker. This is the one toy that every dog in my house loves to play with. (A warning--the squeakers are LOUD--and the Good Cuz is much higher-pitched than the Bad Cuz.)