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    Gram-positive Bacteria

    Gram-positive bacteria are bacteria that give a positive result in the Gram stain test. Gram-positive bacteria take up the crystal violet stain...

    Proteus

    Proteus is a group of rod-shaped pathogenic bacteria, family Enterobacteriaceae, which cause urinary tract infections, meningitis in newborns and infants, wound infections, rheumatoid arthritis,...

    Diseases of the Bronchi, Chest, and Lungs

    Acute Tracheobronchitis Common diseases of the bronchi include canine infectious tracheobronchitis (kennel cough), allergic bronchitis, canine chronic bronchitis,...

    Klebsiella

    Klebsiella organisms were named for Edwin Klebs, the noted German bacteriologist. Klebsiella species are Gram-negative, non-motile bacilli that belong to the family of Enterobacteriaceae. The genus Klebsiella includes...

    Gram-positive Bacteria

    Gram-positive bacteria are bacteria that give a positive result in the Gram stain test. Gram-positive bacteria take up the crystal violet stain...

    Proteus

    Proteus is a group of rod-shaped pathogenic bacteria, family Enterobacteriaceae, which cause urinary tract infections, meningitis in newborns and infants, wound infections, rheumatoid arthritis,...

    Diseases of the Bronchi, Chest, and Lungs

    Acute Tracheobronchitis Common diseases of the bronchi include canine infectious tracheobronchitis (kennel cough), allergic bronchitis, canine chronic bronchitis,...

    Klebsiella

    Klebsiella organisms were named for Edwin Klebs, the noted German bacteriologist. Klebsiella species are Gram-negative, non-motile bacilli that belong to the family of Enterobacteriaceae. The genus Klebsiella includes...

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    West Highland White Terrier

    History & Overview West Highland White Terriers are a breed of dog known for their small size and...

    Schipperke

    History & Overview A Schipperke (pronounced "skipper key") is a small Belgian breed dog going back to the...

    Komondor

    History & Overview The Komondor is an old Hungarian herding breed of Asiatic origin. His original ancestors probably...

    Wood Stork

    Overview The Wood Stork (Mycteria americana), formerly called the Wood Ibis, is the only stork in North America...

    Italian Greyhound

    History & Overview The little Italian Greyhound descends from small-sized greyhounds which already existed in ancient Egypt at...
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    Dilated Cardiomyopathy

    What Is Cardiomyopathy? Canine cardiomyopathy is a diverse group of heart disorders. Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is one of...

    Basset Hound

    History & Overview Originally bred as a scent hound for areas with dense cover, the Basset Hound is...

    Boreal Owl

    The Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus) is a somewhat mysterious owl of dense northern woodlands. Except when calling at night in very early...

    Downy Woodpecker

    Overview The little Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens) is probably our most familiar woodpecker. In winter, it readily takes...

    Barking Problem

    Barking may sometimes be socially destructive but can be controlled. It is up to you to learn how effectively control barking. If...

    Alpine Dachsbracke

    Overview The Alpine Dachsbracke, originally known in its native Austria as Alpine-Erzgebirgs-Dachsbracke, is believed to descend from an...

    Triggerfish and Filefish

    Oblong or lozenge-shaped bodies, very sharp teeth, and bizarre markings are among the physical characteristics of members of this family. However, the...

    Animals

    American Woodcock (Scolopax minor)

    People fortunate enough to live near woodcock breeding grounds may see these birds perform their courtship fight in early spring each year. In spectacular aerial displays, the male spirals up to a considerable height, circles, then plummets down to earth, calling as he descends. Diet

    American Shorthair

    History & Overview The American Shorthair was one of the first five pedigreed breeds recognized in the United States. Formerly known as the Domestic Shorthair, in 1966 the name American Shorthair was chosen to better represent this American cat and differentiate this native breed from any other shorthaired cats. The...

    Yellow-throated Vireo

    Diet The Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) feeds mostly on insects, and some berries, especially in the fall. In summer, over one-third of its diet may be caterpillars, moths, and butterflies. It also eats tree bugs, scale insects, aphids, leafhoppers, beetles, sawflies, tree crickets, dragonflies, and cicadas.

    American Bulldog

    History & Overview The stocky, strong-looking American Bulldog was developed as a working dog. The breed originated in 18th century England and immigrated to the American South where they were used for catching livestock and protecting farm property. This breed used to be known as...

    Bracco Italiano

    History & Overview The Bracco Italiano is one of only two native Italian gundog breeds, both of which are known as Hunt, Point and Retrieve dogs. The other breed is Spinone Italiano, and both are held in high esteem in their homeland. The Bracco Italiano or Italian Pointer is...
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    First Aid In Cats

    A cat that is frightened or in pain is generally is very uncooperative and must be approached...

    Pelodera Dermatitis (Rhabditis Folliculitis)

    What Is Pelodera Dermatitis? Pelodera (syn.Rhabditis) dermatitis, also known as rhabditis folliculitis, is...

    Cervical Vertebral Malformation (Wobbler’s Syndrome)

    What Is A Cervical Vertebral Malformation? The spinal column in vertebrate animals is the flexible...