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Disinfecting For Dog Breeders: Beating Both Parvovirus and Coronavirus

Disinfecting For Dog Breeders: Beating Both Parvovirus and Coronavirus

What an interesting turn of events! Usually, dog breeders focus their biosecurity efforts on protecting their pups from viruses, like parvo and distemper, that might be brought in by other people or dogs.

Today breeders are also trying to protect themselves and other people from this the novel coronavirus that might be brought into their homes by visitors and buyers. Although we don’t know for sure, there is also the risk that it might be spread on our dogs’ coats.

Let’s talk about breeder biosecurity during this pandemic, specifically disinfecting our homes and kennels.

Safe Vet Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Safe Vet Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As more and more of society shuts down due to coronavirus, you may be wondering whether you should take your puppy, litters, or dogs to the veterinarian right now. As you make that decision, you must balance your animal's health with that of you and your vet team....

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Puppy Socialization in the Age of Coronavirus

Puppy Socialization in the Age of Coronavirus

Holy cow! What do we do now? For decades, we've been told that to raise stable puppies we need to socialize them with many people of different genders, sizes, ages, races, etc. And, we were told that socialization had to be done before 16 weeks of age. That's...

What is Avidog’s Tagline?

What is Avidog’s Tagline?

When you first hear the question you might be thinking “Avidog – Helping People Create Healthy, Stable Canine Companions” or “Avidog – Making The World A Better Place For Dogs.”

Avidog Tag LineAlthough we do believe if everyone would follow Avidog’s breeding, rearing and puppy training methods the world would be a better place for dogs, the real answer to the question is Avidog’s Tagline is a thin, 6-foot line with a small clip on the end that attaches to your puppy’s collar.

Choosing The Right Veterinarian

Choosing The Right Veterinarian

Choosing the right veterinarian is one of the most important decisions that you make for your dog. This key member of your dog’s health-care team will play a role in your and your dog’s quality of life. An excellent vet will be your partner in keeping your dog healthy by assisting you in making important decisions. Although some people select a vet based on how close the office is to their house or how inexpensive the fees are, there are far more important things to consider. Here are some ideas on how to find the perfect vet for you and your dog!

Puppy Vaccinations—The Rest of the Story

Puppy Vaccinations—The Rest of the Story

Last week, I heard that yet another young dog was diagnosed with parvovirus even though she had received a “complete” puppy series of vaccinations. How is this possible? How can you be sure that your young dogs are not at risk for parvo or distemper? In reality, many...

Feed Your Dog People Food! Please!!

Feed Your Dog People Food! Please!!

Why and How to Use People Food to Feed Your Dog Better! Dog owners often proudly tell me that they “never feed their dog people food.” They are surprised when I encourage them to change this practice and get some people food into their dogs! For years, they've been...

Dog Food Buyer Beware

Dog Food Buyer Beware

More and More Dog Foods Are Making Dogs Sick! For years, dog owners have faced challenges when choosing food for their dogs but the situation is getting increasingly dire. In just the last three months, we’ve seen well-known dog foods causing serious sometimes fatal...

Want to Make Your Dog More Optimistic?

Want to Make Your Dog More Optimistic?

We can give our dogs a more positive outlook on life through this simple game! Like people, individual dogs have a general outlook on life, tending either toward the positive or negative. That individual tendency influences many aspects of the dog's mental state, and...

Our New Puppy Room and Tools

Our New Puppy Room and Tools

Check out our new puppy room and a dozen tools we used to make raising our recent litter much easier! Our most recent litter was the first one raised in our new home, with its separate puppy room. In fact, this is the first time in 40 years that we had a room in our...

Dogs Don’t Have Due Dates, They Have Whelping Windows

Dogs Don’t Have Due Dates, They Have Whelping Windows

Recently, I heard about a litter supposedly born prematurely. The breeder said the pup were born on “Day 59, four days before their due date.” This statement prodded me to tackle the concept of due dates in dogs because that concept causes both undue stress and inappropriate inaction in dog breeders, and often the loss of puppies.

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