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Breeding

  • Caesarian section is a major operation carried out to remove puppies that cannot be born normally. Both the anaesthetic procedure and the surgical technique are designed to ensure that recovery is as rapid as possible.

  • Canine herpes virus (CHV-1) is a common infection in dogs but its important role in neonatal mortality has only recently been recognised.

  • Castration should be considered if you are keeping a male dog as a pet. It has many advantages and few disadvantages.

  • Most male animals that are kept for companionship, work, or food production (horses, dogs, cats, bulls, boars) are neutered unless they are intended to be used as breeding stock.

  • This describes a condition in which puppies are apparently normal at birth but fail to grow and die up to fourteen days later.

  • Raising an orphaned kitten can be a rewarding experience. However, kittens are very fragile, and raising them can be difficult, time consuming, and not always successful. Included are basic considerations and frequently asked questions in regards to hand rearing kittens.

  • One of the disadvantages of owning a pet bitch is that she comes into oestrus or heat (season) every 4-14 months depending on the breed.

  • Hip dysplasia is a deformity of the hip which occurs during the growing period.

  • Neutering removes the sexual urge from both dogs and bitches. It can be carried out surgically when it is irreversible.

  • Most male animals (stallions, bulls, boars, rams and tom cats) that are kept for companionship, work, or food production are neutered (castrated) unless they are intended to be used as breeding stock.