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Ancestry.com for Your Dog?

Ancestry.com for Your Dog?

On having your mutt tested to learn the breeds she's comprised of and the diseases she's prone to.

April 2017 - “What kind of dog is that?” It’s hard to go to a dog park and never hear that question being posed. We love to know the breed, or breeds, of a particularly cute or interesting-looking dog whose features have us stumped. Indeed, we often wonder about the breed makeup of our own mutts.

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“Sibling” Rivalry

How to recognize that what looks like serious fighting isn't and what to do when it is.

Tufts Animal Behavior Clinic Head Stephanie Borns-Weil, DVM, has always had two dogs in her home since she was 13 years old. Throughout her life she has seen these dogs provide companionship for each other and grieve when their close friend passes on, yet later develop a good relationship with their next “sibling.”

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Embracing the Uncertainty

Embracing the Uncertainty

There are going to be times when the outcome of treatment can't be guaranteed. An interview with Your Dogs' editor-in-chief tells how to make a decision in the face of an indefinite answer.

A common question vets get asked is “What would you do if it were your dog?” says John Berg, DVM, DACVS,

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