Talkin' Pets News
July 6, 2019
Host - Jon Patch
Co-Host - Maria Ryan, DogGone Positive, Port St. Lucie, FL & new to the show Jasmine Johnson, Jasmine the Dog Trainer, Tampa Bay, FL
Producer - Lexi Lapp - Happy Birthday & Congrats on her Engagement
Network Producer - Quin McCarthy
Social Media / Production - Bob Page
Special Guests - Frank Hyman author of Hentopia will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 7/06/19 at 5pm ET to discuss and give away his book
Jerry Grymek - Doggie Concierge Hotel Penn 7/06/19 at 630pm ET
Brachycephalic breeds are getting more and more popularity these days and you probably think they are cute too. These breeds include the Pekinese, Pug, French Bulldog, Shih Tzu, Boston Terrier and more. It is important for people and future owners to know that behind that cute and irresistible look, these dogs have quite few health problems.
The reason for the health problems
If you look closely at the anatomy of their head, you will notice they have flat face and their skull is wide. This seems like their skull has been compressed and even in some dogs the nose can be unapparent.
This confrontation can cause problems in three main systems: the respiratory system, the skin and the eyes.
The most noticeable problem for these dogs is the breathing. Have you ever noticed how a pug breathes? Or more accurate, how they fight for a breath sometimes? Have you ever heard them snoring and thought it was so adorable? Well, for them personally it isn’t. It is like you having stuck nose and having difficult time breathing.
BUAOS - Brachycephalic Upper Airway Obstructive Syndrome
The name of the respiratory disorders in brachycephalic dogs is Brachycephalic Upper Airway Obstructive Syndrome. What actually happened is that the skull and the space inside the skull got smaller, however the soft tissues, most importantly the soft palate, the tongue remained the same size. This is what causes the breathing problems in brachycephalic breeds.
Problems of the skin
You have probably noticed by now that these breeds have folded skin on their faces. These folds are the best place for yeasts and bacteria to grow and you guessed it- they cause infections and skin inflammations. The folds are formed because of the excessive skin covering the face.
Problems of the eyes
It is well known that brachycephalic breeds are more prone to eye problems than other dogs, just because of their skull anatomy. Their eyeballs protrude significantly, compared to other breeds, and this is because their eye sockets are too shallow. This results in more frequent eye traumas, dry eyes, ulcers.
Brachycephalic dogs have a very nice character and they are amazing pets; however, we can’t disregard their health and what is best for their well-being. If you are planning to become a pet owner of any of these breeds it is very important to know about their health and what owning a brachycephalic dog means. If you would like to learn more about these dogs, you can continue reading about “Problems associated with Brachycephalic Dogs”.
How Canine Hip Dysplasia May Unlock the Mysteries of Human DDH
Modern medicine is increasingly turning to pets for answers, and when it comes to understanding the poor development of hips prone to dislocation, dogs may play an important part to gaining further insight. A December 2017 study in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research positioned canine hip dysplasia (CHD) as a model to help scientists better understand developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) in humans. Here's what you need to know:
What Is Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD)?
Canine hip dysplasia, or CHD, is a condition where a dog's hips are improperly developed. It causes the hip to get loose and deteriorate as your dog ages. It's a hereditary condition that's common in large breed dogs, too. Dog breeds that are prone to this condition include German Shepherds, Labrador retrievers, Great Danes, Irish Setters, and St. Bernards. However, small and medium-sized dogs can experience CHD, too. External factors, such as the weight of your dog, his diet, and excessive growth, impact CHD.
How CHD Is Treated
There are a number of treatments that can help manage pain and other ailments that come along with canine hip dysplasia. For example, your pet can receive physical therapy and surgery to correct CHD. You can also use discount pet medication, including the Carprofen Caplets, offered via reputable online pet pharmacies and medication suppliers, such as Allivet.
What Is Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) in Humans and How Is It Treated?
Developmental dysplasia of the hip in humans is a condition that is most commonly identified during birth and can also develop during the first year of a person's life. It involves an improperly developed hip joint, which can lead to a dislocated, dislocatable, or loose hip. It's also linked to pain in the hip and secondary osteoarthritis or OA. It also can limit your movements.
This condition can be treated non-surgically by repositioning the thigh bone with a special harness. However, surgery is often necessary the older a DDH patient gets or if the repositioning of the thighbone is unsuccessful. While surgery has certainly improved the results of the condition over the last 10 years, scientists still lack a full understanding of the causes and effects of the condition, the diseases common behaviors, and how changes in cells' and tissues' mechanical properties and physical forces play a role in the development of DDH.
How CHD and DDH Link
Scientists believe that by studying CHD, they can find an answer to not only the specific paths of that start the degeneration of hip joints of those with DDH but also plausible alternative treatments. Links between CHD and DDH provide insight. Here are some commonalities between both diseases:
- Both are hereditary and Pre-OA. Just as CHD is hereditary, DDH also is likely to run in families. Also, if CHD is not treated, it can progress into OA, similar to how untreated DDH can progress into secondary OA.
- CHD and DDH approaches to treatment share similarities. The approach to treating CHD and DDH is similar. Both humans and dogs can modify their diet and movement to better manage the condition. Surgery is also an option for both dogs and humans.
- Weight plays an important role. Treating DDH by managing weight is similar to the treatment of CHD. That's because extra weight adds extra pressure on the joint in the case of both dogs and people. Losing weight can help reduce this pressure and the discomfort that comes along with it.
Turning to Your Pet for Answers
Looking to your family history for answers to current conditions and diseases may not be the only option to unlocking life's mysteries of modern science. Modern science is turning to your pet. Using CHD as a model and understanding CHD it may uncover valuable insight that leads to better treatment options in DDH.
Lannie, writer for Allivet. Allivet provides affordable pet supplies and pet medications, all of which can be purchased online. Listed below are some helpful resources referenced in the article that can provide some guidance for those looking for helpful information on pet supplies & medication:
DogBreedCartoon launches an amazing array of products featuring over 175 fun and color dog breed designs.
Chicago, IL – July 8, 2013 – DogBreedCartoon (http://dogbreedcartoon.com) announced today the full launch of their new Zazzle store providing an amazing selection of over 175 fun and colorful dog breed cartoon designs on well over 50,000 products.
The cute dog breed designs, ranging from the loveable Affenpinscher, to the fun and feisty Yorkshire Terrier and every breed in-between, are available on a wide range of products including iPhone and Samsung Galaxy cases,
T-shirts, tote bags, dog bowls, luggage tags, car stickers, coffee mugs and much more.
“At DogBreedCartoon we are consummate dog lovers, and wanted to share our love of dogs in unique, fun and colorful ways so that other dog lovers all over the world could enjoy and show off their love of their favorite dog breed,” said Claude Hanhart, founder of the DogBreedCartoon.
All over the DogBreedCartoon Facebook (http://facebook.com/dogbreedcartoon) page dog lovers are voicing their love for the wide array of dog breed cartoons with “Love it!”, “Wow! Now that's service!”, “I want them all!”.