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Many days and nights 'till the clock would strike up to three in the morning, have I sat at my desk and written, handicapped by my eyes, (one of them having been operated on and a cataract removed), and when 1 started this book I was afraid the strain on them would be more than they could stand, but took the chance, for I felt it was my duty to dogs, because I knew how much good it would do dogs, to get to the dog owners of this country what is in this book, and my reward for all this labor of love is ever present within me, and I am now fully repaid, aside from the profit consideration part of it in dollars, and this part not so great as it should have been, due to the inflated cost of paper and everything else pertaining to attempting to get out a book in war times, but I never started to do anything and changed my mind, or failed to get through with it. I've had human friends "change their minds" - and fail me - in time of need, but never a dog - and this is another "difference" between a man and a dog...

TitleEverything About The Dogs
AuthorAlvin George Eberhart
PublisherField And Fancy Publishing Corp
Year1917
Copyright1917, Al. G. Eberhart
AmazonEverything About Dogs
Everything about the dogs

Third Edition

Everything about the dogs

Written and Compiled by Al. G. Eberhart, Proprietor of The Eberhart Kennels Camp Dennison, - Ohio

-Introductory Remarks. A Plain And Common Sense Talk About Dogs
AT LAST! The crowning and final effort of my life - for dogs - is accomplished, and this third and final edition of EVERYTHING ABOUT DOGS is out. Many days and nights 'till the clock would strike u...
-Diseases
Administering Medicine It is foolish to force medicine down a dog's throat if he can be 'tricked into taking it naturally, without even being aware that he is doing so. Even when force is necessary ...
-Medicines And Their Administration
There is nothing analogous between the dog and the horse. The veterinarian who treats a dog from an equine standpoint is a failure. In temperament and nervous organization the dog resembles man, but ...
-Administration And Application Of Remedies To Canine Patients
In the treatment of dogs or other domestic animals one great obstacle to successful medication is the difficulty often encountered in the administration of remedies. Dogs frequently refuse to swallo...
-Asthma
This is a common disease and a most distressing complaint, its victims being mostly found among house pets and toy dogs that have been overfed with a too rich diet, and lack of exercise as well. Almas...
-Abscess
Pus or matter forming in or among the tissues is abscess. It may be due to a blow, an accident, or caused by local or general inflammation. A bitch may, after whelping, have one of the teats dammed up...
-Peri-Rectal Abscess
In a large number of cases - in fact nearly every one - of distemper, rectal abscesses will be found. To those who do not clearly understand the best method of handling them, we make the following sug...
-Abortion
Strictly speaking, abortion means the expulsion of the foetus before it is sufficiently matured for independent life, but applied to the lower animals it is generally used to mean premature parturitio...
-Asphyxia
Inability to breathe as the result of nearly drowning. In treating never attempt to make dog swallow while in an unconscious state; inject stimulants under the skin, such as from ten 'to twenty drops ...
-Inflammation of Bladder
The symptoms are great pai:i on pressure over the region of the bladder; the urine passed is scant in quantity but at frequent intervals, and evidently with great pain. It frequently comes from a blow...
-Paralysis Of Bladder
This affection is shown by the constant efforts of the dog to urinate and inability to do so, the water coming away in dribbles. It may arise from stone in the bladder. A common cause is overdistensio...
-Bleeding From The Stomach
The vomiting of blood is not of ordinary occurrence and may be the result of many causes. If due to a recent .injury or breaking down of the tissues, it will be bright red in color, if the blood is co...
-Boils
These are similar to the boils in human beings and are due to the same causes, that is, they indicate either a poverty of the system and a general weakness, or they may be the result of plethora and t...
-Bites
A great injustice is done to a great many dogs by the old saying that dogs delight to bark and bite, for there are very many that do not delight in either, but are to the contrary, properly behaved ...
-Inflammation Of Bowels (Enteritis; Peritonitis)
This is so ably treated by Dalziel, and by experience I know it to be good, that I here reproduce his article in full. The best plan, however, is to at once send for a veterinarian, providing you have...
-Back Stiffness
Usually the result of old age, chronic rheumatism or lumbago, but sometimes the result of sprains, a blow or other injury, such as being run over across the back. The patient in most cases walks with ...
-Bad Breath
This disgusting condition is due to a variety of causes, chief among them being a disordered stomach, the result of worms or indigestion, and a diseased condition of the teeth, which is more or less d...
-Balanatis
This disease is not of common occurrence and consists of a purulent discharge from the prepuce. In treating, the general health should be given attention and the diet carefully regulated. Cleanliness ...
-Bruises
Where there is much swelling, bathe with warm water for an hour, dry well and rub in the following: Liniment For Sprains, Bruises, Etc Take equal parts of spirits of turpentine, liquid ammonia (not ...
-Burns And Scalds
Mix equal parts of linseed oil and lime water and apply freely as soon as possible after the accident. A severe burn or scald is sure to be a blemish for life, and if severe often gives a violent shoc...
-Baldness
Smoothcoated toy dogs are often seen with hardly any coat. Black and tan toy terriers especially, due to in-and-in breeding. It can also be the result of.deficient nutritive functions and debility. Ru...
-Inflammation Of The Brain. Meningitis
The meingess, the membranes enveloping the brain, are liable to inflammation. Symptoms are great drowsiness, with sudden spasmodic movements of the muscles of the head and chest during sleep. The dise...
-Blotch
When dogs are affected with blotch, (Acute Eczema), inflamed patches are observed on various parts of the body; these discharge thin mattery fluid, which forms a scab, matting the hair together, which...
-To Prevent Breeding
To prevent a bitch from breeding after she has gone astray, accidentally been bred, wash out the womb with a strong solution of alum and water, using the ordinary syringe with the female point adjuste...
-Bronchocele
This is an enlargement of the thyroid glands, the principal cartilage of the larynx. See Goitre. ...
-Bronchitis
This is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes or wind pipes that convey the air to the lungs, the upper portion called the larynx. It is caused by exposure to damp and cold, neglecting a common cold,...
-Bronchitis (Chronic Husk)
This condition is the result of a more or less chronic thickening of the membranes lining the air passages, so that the dog is in apparent good health with the exception of a hard, dry, husky cough th...
-Bowels (Intussusception)
This trouble is of more frequent occurrence in puppies than old dogs. It is the result of the bowel telescoping upon itself. By careful manipulation of the abdomen it can be located by a long, hard sw...
-Breasts (Inflammation)
This painful condition usually attacks bitches while nursing their puppies, the abscesses that are liable to form at other times being generally of slower growth and not accompanied by systemic distur...
-Biliousness
Symptoms are vomiting in the morning of frothy yellow bile, usually after eating grass, an unusual thirst, sometimes a diarrhoea, refusal of food, and in some cases the eyes and mouth and skin take on...
-Bed Sores
Large, unhealthy-looking sores frequently form on the hips, points of the buttocks, shoulders and other parts of dogs which have suffered from severe illness. Success in treatment depends upon protect...
-Bladder (Irritable)
These cases as a rule require the attention of a veterinary, as the irritation may be set up by a variety of causes, not the least of which is a stone in the bladder. The common symptom of bladder tro...
-Broken Bones
It can be ascertained that a bone of the leg is broken by taking hold of the limb above the supposed fracture and moving the lower portion against it, when a grating or crackling of the broken ends ag...
-Obstruction Of The Bowels (Constipation Or Costiveness)
Dogs kept in the house and not exercised sufficiently, or improperly fed, are particularly liable to constipation. Bones, while excellent and almost necessary to a dog's health, yet an excessive use o...
-Black Tongue
This is a new disease, confined so far, to dogs in the Southern states. Personally, I have never seen a case of it, and do not pretend to try to advise as to treatment. The following was written by th...
-Colic
This subject is very completely covered by Dalziel. Nearly all domestic animals are subject to attacks of colic, or pripes, as it is more frequently termed, especially when the horse is the subject ...
-Inflammation At The Roots Of Claws
Dogs used to the chase, or hunting in scrubby heather, or running much over hard, uneven roads, suffer from sore toes; the parts around the roots of the claws are swollen, inflamed and tender, making ...
-Concussion Of The Brain
Often occurs in canine practice, and is due to accidents. In most cases the dog becomes unconscious, and the breathing is heavy or usually nearly imperceptible. Gradually consciousness returns, but of...
-Constipation
Watch your dog every day as to condition of his bowels. A dog properly fed and exercised will hardly ever be troubled with constipation. I turn my dogs out into their yard each morning and stay there ...
-Cough
Cough, strictly speaking, is a symptom of disease, rather than a disease itself, but it is in very many cases to non-professional observation the most distinct sign that something is wrong; indeed, so...
-Tears Or Wounds Cuts
The first thing to be done is to stop the bleeding, which can generally be done by simple pressure with the fingers, or by a few folds of lint pressed firmly against the cut. Unless a considerable art...
-Chorea
Dalziel's treatise and treatment I give in full, for it is eminently correct, judging by my own experience. It is a hard disease to cure, but I have cured young dogs one or two years old. Read what Da...
-Chorea. Continued
Here are two different cases of chorea prescribed for by the American Field: About two months since I bred a young pug bitch, and shortly afterward I noticed a nervous affection in her face; just ab...
-Cramp
This term is often indiscriminately applied by sportsmen to spasm from whatever cause; but cramp of the limbs from exposure to cold and wet often occurs, and it will quickly yield to brisk rubbing and...
-Cancer
This can only safely be treated by the verterinary surgeon. The main thing for the dog's owner is to be able to distinguish between cancer and other tumors. The safest plan is, however, not to take an...
-Choking
This accident is not uncommon with greedy animals that bolt their food; a bone, a piece of gristly meat, or other hard substance, is bolted, and sticks fast in its passage to the stomach. I always ado...
-Chloroforming Dogs For An Operation
If it is really necessary to do this, then have a careful anethetist who understands his subject, do the work. A quarter of an hour is long enough for a dog to be kept under the influence, and should ...
-Caked Breast
This is generally caused by milk fever, a too plentiful supply of milk which is not nursed sufficiently from the dam by a small litter, or will happen in cases of the bitch loosing her puppies. She mu...
-Overgrown Claws
Toy dogs and house pets which have little or no exercise out of doors, where they can dig and scrape the ground, and so wear the claws down, suffer from an overgrowth of them. The nail curls round, an...
-Callosities
Bare callous places on the dog from rubbing, chafing or lying on bare boards. Large dogs are very often so troubled. Glycerine or vaseline is used quite often, and keep treatment up for some time, eit...
-Catarrh
Dogs that are badly kenneled, exposed to cold winds, and those that have lately had distemper, or a severe cold, are subject to an inflammation of the membranes of the nostrils and air passages, and a...
-Chronic Catarrh Of Uterus
This sometimes occurs in bitches, just why is hard to say. Such bitches are not liable to breed. They come in season same as others, but the discharge at such times is white, really the same discharge...
-Catarrh Or Cold In The Head
Dogs that live in freedom, although exposed to changes of temperature and weather, are not so liable to attacks of catarrh as are those more delicately reared, in whom a sudden change from the close a...
-Calculi
The dog is more frequently the subject of Calculi (stone), than is generally supposed. Their locality varies; may exist in the biliary ducts, the bladder, the kidneys, or in the urethra (the passage o...
-Dew Claws
Darwin describes as accidental monstrosities, yet a general opinion prevails that dew claws are the peculiar inheritance of a few breeds of dogs, and from this false idea possession or non-possessio...
-Destruction Of Dogs
It is often necessary to destroy dogs that have become so crippled or injured as to make cure very doubtful; and in most litters of puppies there are some so puny or so wanting in the characteristics...
-Debility And Wasting
It happens sometimes that a dog gradually becomes weak and wasting in flesh, and you haven't found the cause. In such cases Eberhart's Tonic Pills are just what the dog should have for a few weeks, as...
-Docking Tails
While this is not a disease, yet it happens frequently that puppies suffer not a little from this being clumsily done. It is not a painful operation if properly done and before puppy is weaned. Fox te...
-Dysentery
This is a more dangerous disease than diarrhea, which, when protracted, sometimes causes it, and may be described as diarrhea in its most aggravated form; there is generally feverishness present, cons...
-Diarrhea
Diarrhea is of very frequent occurrence in dogs, and more particularly in young, puppies and in old and overfed dogs. It generally exists as a result of indigestion, brougbt on by improper feeding. Th...
-Dislocations
It is much the safest and best plan in such cases to at once summon the veterinarian, and not trust to yourself, as the veretin-arian's knowledge of anatomy and experience in operations of this kind e...
-Dropsy
This is an unnatural accumulation, of water in different parts of the body, as in water on the brain, dropsy of the chest, dropsy of the skin, and dropsy of the belly; and it is the last-named to whic...
-Diabetes
This is an increased abnormal flow of urine, the cause being a derangement of some of the assimilative organs, and when long established producing great emaciation and weakness. First, give a few dose...
-Diptheria
Some veterinarians hold that dogs are liable to this alarming and fatal disease. At the slightest suspicion of diphtheria, isolate the patient, as it is contagious, and call in a veterinary surgeon at...
-Deafness
A very considerable number of dogs suffer from deafness. In many the disease is congenital, but I do not know that it is hereditary; and I am quite at a loss to explain why congenital deafness is so m...
-Epilepsy
Dogs are peculiarly liable to this trouble. The symptoms are sudden loss of sensation, a violent convulsive action of the muscles, both of the body and limbs, champing of the jaws and emission of frot...
-Diseases Eye
Dogs are subject to all eye troubles that humans are, and perhaps more so. Eye troubles I have had great success in treating, and when I see them appear in a clog I am not at all worried. They must be...
-Amaurosis Eye
This is a loss of sight, partial or entire, arising from one of several causes; the optic nerve is palsied, which may have arisen from a blow near the eye. Exhaustion from suckling will produce amauro...
-Protrusion Of Eyeball
It sometimes occures in fighting that the eyeball is forced out of its socket, and the lid, contracting, prevents its return. I cannot recommend the amateur to attempt to return the eyeball to its pla...
-Watery Or Weeping Eyes
This trouble seems to be inherited by some breeds of dogs, such, as Italian greyhounds, Blenheim spaniels, Maltese terriers and white Toy poodles. In these cases a strong astringent will do harm and i...
-Inversion Of The Lower Lid Of Eyelids
This causes serious trouble, opthalmia, etc. An operation is the only means of cure, which should be performed by a skilled veterinarian, as in unskilled hands serious mischief would arise. A piece of...
-Turned In Eyelashes
This occurs occasionally, the eyelash may grow across the pupil, interfering with the dog's comfort and vision. In ordinary cases simply clipping with the scissors will do, but sometimes excision and ...
-Enlargement Of Haw
The haw, or third eyelid, as it is sometimes called, is a fold of membrane situated at the inner corner of the eye, capable of expansion, and is used to sweep across the globe of the eye to cleanse it...
-Opthalmia Eye
What is called the conjunctiva is the mucous membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelids, and as its name imports, joints these with the eyeball, and opthalmia is an inflammation of this muco...
-Eye Lotion
Extract of belladonna, half a dram, rose water, four ounces;' wine of opium, two drams - mixed. ...
-Cataract Eye
This is an opacity of the eyeball, a whitish, opaque spot, which gradually enlarges and has generally ended in blindness. It is supposed to be incurable by our best authorities, generally occurring in...
-Ear Canker, Internal
There are two forms of this disease, internal and external, the latter generally the result of the former. I will first prescribe for internal. Canker is a term generally applied to different obstinat...
-Ear Canker, External
This generally follows or appears in connection with internal canker, due to the poisonous discharge from ear, causing sores on the flap or edges of ear. The tears and scratches from briars and thorns...
-Enlarged Joints
All large joints are not diseased. In selecting a pup from a litter the big jointed ones ore to be preferred. Enlarged joints, from the want of the hard, earthy materials in the bone, which makes them...
-Polypus In The Ear
This will occur sometimes in the lining membrane of the external meatus. Their removal should be left to the veterinary surgeon. ...
-Wax Hardening In The Ear
Warm water injections are useful and afterward the ear should be carefully dried; or better yet, glycerine first put in hot water and when cool enough to use, inject into dog's ear. His head laid flat...
-Erythema
a superficial inflammation of the skin. Dogs occasionally have it; not often a serious matter, though at times quite obstinate. The skin peels, leaving the part tender and sore. The mouth is often the...
-Eczema
This is not contagious, and in this respect, differs from mange, which is. It is a constitutional trouble and no external application alone will ever cure it, and you simpy waste time and medicine giv...
-Eczema. Continued
I now give you Dent's article on Eczema, written expressly for this book: In medical nomenclature, eczema is a very comprehensive term. It is applied to all diseases of the skin (except true mange o...
-Excessive Fatness
This should never exist in any dog and need not providing it has been fed properly and sufficiently exercised. It is a hard thing to do to reduce a dog, especially an old one, after it has been allowe...
-Fleas
These are familiar to every one, I mean the fleas that are found on dogs, and no description is really necessary. There are a number of good remedies. Eberhart's Dog Soap is the easiest and surest ...
-Fistula In Anus
This is not uncommon in pampered and over-fed dogs, and may be partial or complete. It usually shows as an opening at the sides of the anus .extending upwards to the gut, where it can be seen; but in ...
-Flatulency
Is not very common in adult dogs, but oftener met with in puppies. It is unmistakable evidence of indigestion. For immediate relief the treatment should consist in giving to a 20 lb. dog half a tea-sp...
-Foreign Bodies In The Intestines
This is another cause of obstruction in the bowels to which dogs are peculiarly liable. Pieces of bone are swallowed of such size and substance that they pass through the digestive organs very slightl...
-False Joint
Is found where limb was improperly set, or the dog in unhealthy condition. It is the non-union of the bone by the usual osseous deposits, instead of which there is a fibrous connection, the union of t...
-Fatty Degeneration Of The Heart
Previous to making a brief reference to this diseased state, it is necessary to tell the reader a few points of importance in connection with the healthy heart of the dog. It is a hollow, muscular org...
-Warty Growths On The Valves Of The Heart
The valves of the heart are sometimes the seat of small wart-like growths. When a dog has been a constant sufferer from rheumatism, in such we occasionally meet with these growths. Their presence may ...
-Fractures
While fractures are not of frequent occurrence in well-ordered kennels, they belong to that category of accidents against which there is sometimes no safeguard. A sudden twist, stopping in some hidden...
-Fits
Dalziel so fully and ably handles this subject that I give his article entire, as it covers the whole ground. I have been governed by his ideas in treating many cases and the success I had leads me to...
-Sore Feet
Dogs that travel very much, sporting dogs that hunt over rough ground or short stubble, are apt to get the pads of the feet contused and worn thin. Treatment depends on extent of the injury. If feet ...
-Goitre Or Bronchocele
This term is applied to a swelling or lump that appears on the front part of the neck, known as the thyroid gland. It is soft and elastic to the touch, and appears to give no pain except when treatmen...
-Gastritis
Symptoms very pronounced in the acute form, first vomiting, pain and tenderness. The position of the animal is often characteristic. The animal lies stretched out on his belly. There is not the same t...
-Gleet
Blaine gives this name to a discharge from the prepuce, but it appears to me the name is misleading. For further information see Penis, Discharge from, which, although not perhaps strictly correct, is...
-Valvular Disease Of Heart
A very fatal form of heart disease. The pulse is perceptibly irregular and feeble. A post-mortem will show the valves thickened, and may present upon their surfaces granulations which feel under the f...
-Harvest Bugs
These come in summer and are sometimes, but not often, troublesome to dogs as well as man. They burrow in the skin, as does the parasite in mange. Eberhart's Skin Cure applied twice a day, as in mange...
-Haematuria (Bloody Urine)
Dogs have this trouble, being the result of calculi situated in the bladder, kidney or urethra. Irritation and inflammation are caused by these foreign bodies, and also injure the mucous membrane, pro...
-Hiccough
Hiccough arises from indigestion, and often annoys house pets that are given improper food, such as sweets, etc. A wineglassful of lime water in a tumbler of milk to drink, and for a 20 lb. dog 10 gra...
-Husk
Dogs are subject to a dry, husky cough, associated with derangement of the stomach, and worms are often the originating cause. The symptoms are dry. hot nose, disagreeable breath, inflamed eye, and in...
-Home Sickness
This is often seen in dogs which, from some causa or other, have to leave their home and friends, and reside for a time in a hospital. It therefore behooves every one who has charge of such dogs to ma...
-Hookworms
The process by which the hookworm reaches the intestines is most interesting. The egg, or embryo, is deposited in fecal matter within the intestines. It hatches, or develops, after being exposed to ai...
-Hookworms. Continued
Symptoms And Diagnosis Of The Hookworm Disease Hookworm disease has been looked on as essentially a disease of sport-ing dogs, especially hounds. As a matter of fact, all breeds are equally susceptib...
-Indigestion (Dyspepsia)
This means that food taken into the stomach is not digested or made fit for the nourishment of the body, and that the stomach has altogether or partially lost its power of performing its most importan...
-Influenza
This is an epidemic resembling common cold, but more severe in its effects, and contagious. The causes are supposed to be atmospheric cold, and damp weather in spring and autumn, which are the usual s...
-Injury To The Brain
The bony covering of the brain is very strong in the dog. They are liable to accidents from falls on the head, running full force against some obstacle, or from a blow, which may cause concussion of t...
-Intussusception
See Bowels, Obstruction of. This is a slipping of one portion of the intestines that has been contracted by spasm, within another part retaining its natural diameter, and is another and not uncommon c...
-Jaundice (Yellows) and Inflammation of the Liver (Hepatitis)
These should be treated as distinct diseases, but to the ordinary dog owner the division would be of little use. the causes and general treatment being alike. There are two forms of inflammation of th...
-Kennel Lameness, Or Chest-Founder
(See Rheumatism, also.) - This is a rheumatic affection of the forequarters, and particularly of the muscles connecting the shoulder-blade with the trunk. It is caused by exposure to wet and cold, and...
-Inflammation Of The Kidneys
This is fortunately not often found in the dog. It is a disease of a very dangerous nature. The symptoms are intense fever, great pains across the loins, a peculiar straddling gait and the ineffectual...
-Keeping Flies Off Ear And Nose
Flies often bother a dog's ear and nose in summer, making sore places. Pine tar rubbed on the sore places will do this nicely, also healing up the sores at same time. You can get a box of it at any dr...
-Lice
There are two kinds of lice which infest dogs, and both of them are quite similar to those infesting man. One, the Haematopinus piliferus, is generally found about the throat and back of the ears, but...
-Lock-Jaw (Tetanus)
This is of very rare occurrence, a fact all the more remarkable when we consider how liable the dog is to various spasmodic affections. I have never seen a case of it myself, but Blaine describes it, ...
-Leucorrhoea
Use as an injection peroagina sulphate of zinc, 1/2 dram; acetate of lead, 1/2 dram to a pint of water. One injection per day, except in bad cases it can be used twice daily. ...
-Lacteal Tumors
No better treatise on this trouble can be given than Dalziel's: Every dog owner must know what a common filing it is to see a bitch with an enlargement of one of her teats, or the structures adjoini...
-Premature Labor
This is occasionally caused by over exertion, leaping from a high place, injuries and the abuse of purgatives, as well as the. result of diseased organs; it is not of very frequent occurrence, bitches...
-Laryngitis Or Inflammation Of The Upper Part Of The Windpipe
This common affection is caused by cold or incessant barking, the dog become.-; hoarse and the power to bark articulately is gone. Yard dogs kept constantly on chain, and very wrong to so keep any dog...
-Inflammation Of Lungs (Pneumonia; Pleurisy)
Inflammation of the Investing 3fembrane of the Lungs, and that which lines the Chest-Cavity - etc.) - On this subject I give Dalziel's treatment complete. These two diseases are sometimes co-...
-Mange
A troublesome, and, in some forms, the most loathsome disease met with in the dog, occurring in so many forms as to be not always easy of distinction. The trouble with too many dog owners is, that, wh...
-Sarcoptic Mange
The mite producing this most nearly resembles the itch-mite of man, and as it is propagated by eggs, and transmitted by contact, direct or indirect, there seems nothing impossible in the idea of stamp...
-Canker Of The Mouth
There is trouble to which the term canker is applied, and that is with regard to the mouth and teeth. Dogs which are kept indoors and are pampered with dainty food of various kinds and do not get a su...
-Absence Of Milk
This trouble is quite too often met with in bitches, I regret to say. Usually the result of weakness, obesity, or disease of the mammary glands. It sometimes is luckily only temporary, and the secreti...
-Mainmitis
(Inflammation of the Milk-Glands) frequently occurs. Causes are, retention of milk, the result of taking away the puppies immediately after born, or too early, or from their death, or cold or injuries...
-Navel Hernia, Or Rupture
An enlargement of the navel, often met with in puppies, and may be simply an expansion of the same, or cicatrice. Navel hernia is the protrusion of a portion of the intestine - the membraneous coverin...
-Ostitis (Inflammation Of The Bone)
This is generally due to violence, blows, or to constitutional disturbance, like rheumatism or scrofula. Symptoms are pain, heat and swelling of the skin at the affected part, also lameness. Very esse...
-Ozoena
This complaint shows itself by a discharge from both nostrils. The causes are diseased teeth, protracted catarrh, causing chronic inflammation of the lining membrane of the nose, polypi, or inflammati...
-Poisoning
A dastardly act is to poison a dog, and no punishment is too severe to inflict on the cowardly cur who does it. If I could have my way about it, the cur that poisons a dog would hang by the neck till ...
-Cantharide Poisoning (Spanish Fly)
This is given by ignorant men for purposes which are defeated; but, being an acrid, irritant poison, it produces serious results, frequently causing inflammation of the urinary organs. Symptoms: Viol...
-Carbolic Acid Poisoning
This produces baneful effects, even by absorption through the pores of the skin, when too freely used. It causes great prostration, with trembling of the whole frame. Symptoms: Extraordinary depressi...
-Strichnine Poisoning
Symptoms: Acute pain, causing the dog to utter sharp cries; frequent twitchings and jerkings of the head and limbs, the fore and hind legs are drawn towards each other, the back is arched; the fits of...
-Ground Glass Poisoning
The symptoms are bloody passages, great pain and distress, and vomiting of blood. There is no cure for this, and it is merciful to destroy the poor animal at once, ending his suffering by chloroformin...
-External Parasites
The number and variety of parasites that make one part or another of the dog their habitat is very great. These are divided into external and internal; in the former two distinct mites, producing two ...
-Dog Louse
These resemble that of a man, only larger in size, and can not live on a human being. It causes great irritation, the dog scratching and worrying himself constantly. They live on all, or any part of t...
-Pleurisy
Covering the lungs and reflected over the walls of the chest is a very fine, smooth, delicate, glistening membrane known as the pleura. This membrane is moistened by a fluid that, in connection with t...
-Pneumonia
See Lungs, Inflammation of. An inflammation of the substance of the lungs is generally the result of exposure to cold and damp. The first stage of the disease is announced with shiverings, followed by...
-Discharge From Penis (Balanitis)
A great many dogs suffer from an inflammation and excited state of the organs of generation, having frequent partial erections, with a discharge of a thick yellowish matter, very loathsome if in a hou...
-Paralysis
Paralysis is due to pressure or injury of brain or to spinal cord. If one side of the brain is affected, the opposite side of the body will be paralyzed; but if the whole of the brain is implicated, t...
-Piles
This occurs -more frequently in house dogs or those confined too closely to their kennel, being an enlarged condition of the hemorrhoidal veins at the lower part of the rectum, presenting an enlarged,...
-Pharyngitis (Inflammation Of The Pharynx)
This disease frequently affects dogs. True pharyngitis is usually due to some foreign body lodged in the pharynx, although it has been caused by strong drugs given with the object of curing disease. I...
-Polypus
A tumor growing on some mucous membrane, the nose, or the vaginal passage being attacked by a stalk or pedicle, varying in length and thickness. The tumor is smooth, of a red color, shaped like a pear...
-Prolapsus Ani
This sometimes occurs in pampered house dogs that are old and too fat, and from insufficient exercise which produces constipation and causes straining. The protruding part should be cleansed, pressed ...
-Purging
This is a symptom in many diseases, but it may exist simply from temporary derangement of the stomach, or from some irritating substance taken into the intestines, in which cases a dose of castor oil ...
-Polypi
Tumors growing on some mucous membrane, the nose, ear, anus or vaginal passage, the latter most common. They are attached by a stack or pedicle varying in length or thickness, red in color, smooth and...
-Rheumatism
(This article was written especially for this book by Dent. - This disease may affect either the joints, in which cases the bones are often affected, or the muscles themselves. What is known as Lumb...
-Fracture Of Bibs
This injury, which is not uncommon in dogs, is usually due to a kick. The symptoms are pain on manipulating the part, the breathing is short, the ribs are more or less fixed, and crepitus can be hoard...
-Ringworm
Dogs occasionallv have this, due to a vegetable parasite. It is a round, scaly patch, very contagious, and also due to dirty, damp kennels, but could be communicated to the dog from a child who was pl...
-Rickets
Dalziel says of Rickets: Pups, the offspring of an enfeebled dam yielding an insufficient supply of milk, and that of poor quality, or those that are, from any cause, ill fed and neglected or kept i...
-Special Experimental To Prove The Mendelian Laws
In calling the attention of our readers to the advertisement of the STERLING COLLIE KENNELS we do so with special pleasure because of the personal knowledge that we have of the kennel and owner. The S...
-Puerperalis, And Inflammation Of The Uterus Septicemia
This is common in bitches, and is the result of retention and putrefaction of a dead fetus (pup,) or the introduction of putrid matter through the blood stream. The symptoms are high fever, the nose ...
-Scurf Or Crusty Ears
This comes from want of attention to the skin, but often appears on the ears as a forerunner of canker, in which case wash with warm water and anoint with olive oil. Give the dog a dose of physic, and...
-Scrofula
Dogs have this disease, but fortunately not very often. It happens oftener in young dogs, being inherited, or due to in-breeding. Symptoms are a general unhealthy and unthrifty condition, the coat hav...
-Scrotal Irritation
This is met with in dogs used constantly for stud purposes. The scrotum becomes red, spots appear, discharging serum and irritation is severe. The part finally becomes swollen, very sore, the discharg...
-Sprains
By this you will understand, as meant, a sudden, violent straining of a tendon, or ligament, caused by extreme or long-continued exertion, stepping on something, or by getting his foot into & hole whi...
-Inflammation Of Stomach (Gastritis)
This comes from a number of causes; irritants accidentally swallowed, sometimes by mineral or other poisons carelessly thrown out by those who have used them for poisoning rats. The use of areca nut o...
-Sunstroke
This sometimes happens to dogs, the same as to people, but not often, and generally not to a dog rightly cared for by its owner, but to the unfortunate ones who have no owner, the poor fellows you so ...
-Spinal Meningitis
The cause of this disease may be traced to injuries to the spine, violent blows, shocks, falls from windows, etc. Occasionally we see this symptom in distemper. The symptoms appear slowly or quickly...
-Temperature And Pulse
As indications of health or departure from the normal state the temperature and the moisture or dryness of the nose - the integument forming the walls of the nostrils - are very delicate indicators, b...
-Enlarged Testicles
When this occurs, acute pain is in most cases present, while in other cases it seems to cause but little if any inconvenience. Dogs past the middle age are usually the subjects, and obesity predispose...
-Thorns
These are most liable to pierce the pads of the foot (the sole). The thorn should be abstracted at once, and if a severe case of inflammation has been caused bathe or poultice the foot. ...
-Teeth
The following article on teeth could not be made plainer than by what Dalziel says: The dog has, when the set is complete, or in kennel parlance, when he 'has a full mouth,' forty-two teeth, made up...
-Decayed Teeth
It is unfortunately only too true that the condition of a dog's teeth does not receive the attention that it should; this is very evident when it is borne in mind that one of the most important functi...
-Turnside
The dog has no fit in this disease, but walks about apparently without an- object, generally in circles and always in one direction. Youatt ascribes the disease to the presence of hytadids in the brai...
-Tumors
These are divided into groups of varying structure - Fibrous, Fatty, Calcareous, Melanotic, Osseous and Lacteal. Fibrous Tumors are usually situated in the jaw or limbs, they have a firm attachment ...
-Inflammation Of Tongue (Glossitis)
Dogs are extremely liable to injuries of the tongue, which is not surprising when we consider the variety of articles they pick up - sharp pieces of bone or stone. In some instances the inflammation i...
-Paralysis Of Tongue
Occasionally seen in dogs, and often congenital. The tongue protrudes, becomes dry and often cracks. The dog experiences little inconvenience and laps with ease. If cracks appear on the tongue, apply ...
-Ulcers On The Tongue
A very painful condition, usually the result of neglect, the teeth having been allowed to accumulate tartar. The ulcers may be quite rough on decayed teeth, or to a disordered stomach, this frequently...
-Worming The Tongue
A silly idea that may still exist in some isolated nook or muddled brain, that a dog has a worm under its tongue, the removal of which is called worming,!' and which is supposed by idiots to do great...
-Wrenched Back
Some months ago a party wrote me: My dog has wrenched his back (by jumping off a high table), about six inches from his tail, and it hurts him to walk up the steps. He gives sharp cries of pain quite...
-Worms
All dogs are born with worms; some few get through without treatment, like some children do, but every puppy I have ever bred was treated for worms at from six to eight weeks old, or as soon as they w...
-Worms. Continued
Symptoms of Stomach Worms in young puppies are plain to be seen; they pass them, also vomit them up; they cause Diarrhea, and you will find mucus, or slime, and sometimes blood in the passage. You wil...
-Tape Worm
Symptoms Of Tape Worm An irregular and frequently a ravenous appetite co-existing with considerable emaciation, the food taken seeming to do the dog no good. The breath is offensive, and nose hot and...
-Maw Worms
Treatment For Maw Worms These can be reached and expelled by the following injection per rectum: Aloes, 1 dram. Put the aloes into a tea cup of warm water and then put it into a bottle. Inject once e...
-Distemper
Distemper - This disease trouble breeders more and causes more deaths than anything else, except perhaps worm. It is the hardest subject I have to handle in this book, and as too much information on t...
-Distemper. Part 2
There is another important point, and that is in regard to a dog's bedding. The more frequently this can be .changed during sickness the better. When I have taken a lot of dogs to a bench show, my own...
-Distemper. Part 3
Distemper is not transmissible to man, but is to cats, wolves, foxes, jackals, hyenas and monkeys; and as is the case in many highly contagious diseases, one attack successfully overcome with but few...
-Distemper. Part 4
In summing up this disease and arriving at a proper treatment we must be mindful of the fact that all the symptoms of the disease are the direct results of a morbid virus existing in the system, and ...
-Distemper. Part 5
Vomiting should, if possible, be prevented by carefully selecting those foods that te stomach seems best able to digest, but if it is so irritable as to expel the most easily digested foods, give fro...
-Distemper. Part 6
The following was written by Westerner and published in Field and Fancy. We cannot know too much on this most dreaded disease so I give the article entire: Distemper In Dogs Each year brings arou...
-Distemper. Part 7
These simple and harmless tablets will first digest the food and enable the dog to assimilate it. They soothe and tone up the inflamed intestinal conditions and gradually make a dog's-appetite good a...
-Distemper. Part 8
Don't let a day pass without proper use of compound tablets (pepsin, bismuth and charcoal). Don't get scared if your dog won't eat. It's better for him not to eat until he can handle his food rightly...
-Distemper. Part 9
Predisposing Causes In distemper, as in all similar diseases, there are predisposing causes. Anything that weakens the constitution, or that tends to debilitate, or lessen the animal's resisting powe...
-Distemper. Part 10
Complications Gome of the complications that occur in distemper are capilliary bronchitis, pneumonia, diarrhea, jaundice, paralysis, and worst of all, chorea. Diagnosis When the animal is dull, has...
-Distemper. Part 11
When the animal is convalescent his system should be built up, and cod liver oil is valuable in these cases, while Clayton's Condition Pills with pepsin give remarkably good results. The following ...
-Distemper. Part 12
During the time that a dog is suffering from distemper, it is well to watch carefully for any symptoms of paralysis, which would be indicated by twitching of the muscles and sometimes by a fit. There...
-Hydrophobia
The followng article, (with some additions), is the one in my last book, and it cannot well be improved on, but have added some strong words against Hydrophobia, the side-1 fight on, as, since this wa...
-Hydrophobia. Part 2
In case you are bitten by a dog, see to it that the dog is not killed, but that he is confined and well taken care of for a few weeks, at least until you can see and know for yourself that he was not ...
-Hydrophobia. Part 3
'Now here is a case in point, continued the professor. 'Last week, just before I came to St. Louis, a gentleman called on me one evening at my home in Cincinnati and said that he had just taken his ...
-Hydrophobia. Part 4
There is danger of blood poisoning as a result of any animal's bite; and there is lock-jaw as the extreme effect of blood poisoning. But the men who have been longest in charge of dogs agree that the...
-Hydrophobia. Part 5
On no account allow one dog to see another in a fit. The suffering dog should have his head wet and should be kept for a time in a dark, quiet place, free from all excitement. In most cases of convuls...
-Hydrophobia. Part 6
The water theory is too absurd and ridiculous to have any significance. There is not an authority to be found for its assumption. It is yet to be explained how water could possibly have such an effec...
-Hydrophobia. Part 7
At Newark, scientific tests were made, which showed that neither the persons dying of alleged 'rabies,' the dogs that had bitten them, nor the children reputed to have been saved by the Pasteur treat...
-Hydrophobia. Part 8
I can not do more than to indicate the more prominent and well-known certain symptoms, and those who wish for fuller information on the subject should consult the works of Youatt, and the more recent...
-Hydrophobia. Part 9
Here is a sensible article on hydrophobia, published in Man's Best Friend, being an interview with 'John P. Haines, of New York City, the President of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelt...
-Hydrophobia. Part 10
Almost weekly or monthly in summer we have a 'mad dog' scare. Some dog has been frothing at the mouth, which is never a sign of rabies, but of sickness or a fit; is chased by a crowd and after crawli...
-Hydrophobia. Part 11
Let the dogs live. The cars will necessarily kill some. They are not long lived at the best. They give us devotion, companionship, and ought to make us kinder and more gentle, from their helplessness...
-Furious Rabies
Fleming has well said that it is a great and dangerous error to suppose that the disease commences with signs of raging madness, and that the earliest phase of the malady is ushered in with fury and ...
-Furious Rabies. Continued
If the animal, instead of being allowed to escape, is kept confined, the paroxysms of fury are seen to occur intermittently, or, in the absence of provacation, they may be entirely wanting. If excite...
-The Last Great Case Of Hydrophobia
The man who wrote the following, that I found in a magazine called Everything, and I wish I knew the author's name, so as to credit him properly, (and also to shake his hand, has a great brain, and ...
-Miscellaneous. An Assortment Of Cures
For Troubles a Dog May Have, That May Not be Found Under Headings Elsewhere of Regular Diseases. Dogs Eating Their Own Filth I have a fox terrier bitch puppy, eight months old, that has a disgusting...
-Miscellaneous. An Assortment Of Cures. Part 2
Please prescribe for my pointer bitch, six years of age, which has every symptom of inflammation of the lungs. I gave her a large dose of oil, which she threw up without any action. After taking her t...
-Miscellaneous. An Assortment Of Cures. Part 3
Muzzles The season for muzzles, just when the dog requires a free mouth more than ever, will come around. No comfortable muzzle has yet been invented - nor is it likely to be, since every self-respec...
-Miscellaneous. An Assortment Of Cures. Part 4
Sore Throat Cough Due To Cold I have a hound with a peculiar affection of the throat. He has a hoarseness of the voice, with a slight watery discharge from the eyes, also a saliva from the corners o...
-Miscellaneous. An Assortment Of Cures. Part 5
Mumps Or Parotitis I have a dog that has a swelling on each side of his head, below ears, that comes on suddenly. The dog is very droopy, and carries his head stiff, and does not eat very much. What...
-Miscellaneous. An Assortment Of Cures. Part 6
Running Sore On Leg On the fleshy part of my pointer's hind-leg is a running sore, in size about two inches by one inch, and at the top of the sore is a light-colored fluid. Please prescribe. Answ...
-Miscellaneous. An Assortment Of Cures. Part 7
Hints On Docking This operation should be performed when the puppy is from 3 to 5 days old, if healthy and strong. Weaklings it is advisable not to dock before 10 days old. A pair of sharp scissors w...
-Miscellaneous. An Assortment Of Cures. Part 8
Black spaniel has a lump on the groins like a cherry. Can I have it cut off? Is it a cancer? Answer The growth is best removed by ligature. Tie a piece of strong silk tightly round, and renew once a...
-Miscellaneous. An Assortment Of Cures. Part 9
Clogging Of Nazal Passage With Phlegm For this smear the nose once a day with a little pine tar oil, which the dog will lick off, and it will act like magic. Also get some onions, cut up small and ti...
-Miscellaneous. An Assortment Of Cures. Part 10
Liniment, A Good It often happens that a good liniment is needed around the kennel, and a formula that has been successfully used on both sides of the Atlantic might well be procured and kept on han...
-Milk Trouble
Several cases have come under notice recently of milk trouble affecting bitches. The commonest cause of this is, of course, loss of puppies. We might go further and qualify the term loss by saying^tha...
-Bites Dog May Get
Punctured wounds, whether caused by the bite of a dog or some sharp instrument, if allowed to scab over at the top before healing has been completed at the bottom, usually form an abscess; therefore, ...
-Indications Of Various Troubles
The appearance of the passages in either diarrhoea or constipation always gives some idea as to what is going on within the system. If the passages are clay colored, the secretion of bile is defective...
-Wounds
Dalziel's article on Wounds is given complete: For the purpose of description these can be divided into Incised, Lacerated, Punctured and Contused. Incised Wounds are those caused by a clean cut, s...
-Feeding
Here is an important subject which should be well understood. No dog over six months old should ever have over two meals' per day, and regularity in eating is just as important in dogs as it is in hum...
-Feeding. Part 2
All dogs should have more or less hard feed two or three times a week at any rate, a bone or a biscuit, or something they can use their teeth upon and not bolt. A dog's teeth are just as Important to ...
-Feeding. Part 3
If the dog is in good condition, the muscles firm, elastic and properly nurtured by a fit diet, muscular effort will, if severe, produce only the minimum amount of heat and effete matter. If the anim...
-Feeding Puppies
Now as to feeding of puppies. As soon as they are weaned, which should be done gradually, and which you will find under head of Breeding, their food should consist of boiled or scalded milk (never f...
-Breeding And Raising Of Puppies
Bitches come in season on an average of twice a year, about every five to seven months, and the question is often asked whether it is advisable to breed a bitch during the first period of oestrum. The...
-Breeding And Raising Of Puppies. Part 2
Now, for the next two months the bitch must require every attention. For safety's sake she should be kept away from her old canine friends for about a week. She must not, however, be denied exercise, ...
-Breeding And Raising Of Puppies. Part 3
The cases of greatest danger are where a bitch has been allowed to stray during oestrum, and was bred to a dog of much larger size than herself; and very finely bred and highly pampered bitches often ...
-Breeding And Raising Of Puppies. Part 4
When I have a litter of puppies that are weak in bone, their legs not strong enough to sustain the body, I give the mother three times a day until pups are weaned, some precipitated phosphate of lime ...
-Breeding And Raising Of Puppies. Part 5
Then follows a description of the Csesarean operation, which, of course, no one but an experienced veterinary surgeon should be allowed to perform; so it is not necessary to give it here. Prolapsus...
-Breeding And Raising Of Puppies. Part 6
The mammary or milk glands often require attention, more especially if all, or nearly all, the puppies die. Then the milk, which often accumulates in quantities, becomes, as it were, caseated, the gla...
-Dog Papers You Need
There are several published devoted to dogs. (I take them all), and even if you only own one dog, it will be of great benefit to you to read these dog journals: Field and Fancy, (weekly), you can't...
-Buying Dogs
In buying a dog, first be sure that you are dealing with some recognized breeder who will not send a dog C. O. D., and you will always get a dog just as represented. No legitimate breeder or dealer ca...
-Receiving Dogs
If you buy a dog that comae to you by express and has had a long trip, having left his home to come to a new one and among strangers, and he at first should act scared, shy or sulky, and, of course, t...
-Receiving Puppies
Many people who buy puppies do not give them proper care on their arrival in the new home. In order to insure success with a puppy take it carefully from the crate in which it is received, mak-ine as ...
-Females As Pets
In selecting a dog for a pet, the erroneous idea seems to prevail to a great extent of always getting a male. Here is where you often make a mistake, for if you have only one dog, a female is preferab...
-Shipping Dogs By Express
This is a very important matter, and the greatest precautions must be taken and care exercised unless you are so heartless as to not care how much cruelty and hardship the dog endures, especially on a...
-Dogs Chained Up
I do not believe in chaining dogs up in a yard, but if you want him chained at night don't make it too short - and he must have freedom during the day. To keep a dog chained constantly day and night i...
-Yards For Dogs
If you have a dog you should aiso have a yard fenced in. No one living in a city should keep a dog unless they have the yard, except in a case of a small toy dog, that you keep in the house or a flat,...
-Yard Kennels
If you have a large dog and prefer him to sleep in your yard, provide a suitable and comfortable dog house for him, a shelter and proper protection in wet and cold weather, properly ventilated at the ...
-Dogs Barking Or Howling
Your dog has, however, no right to bark or howl at night and annoy your neighbors - unless he is barking at some intruder and notifying you of danger. If he gets into the habit of barking at night he ...
-Dogs In Your House
If you have only one or two dogs, your own house is none too good or suitable a place for them to sleep at night, and their access to the house during the day is all right, for a thoroughly well behav...
-House-Breaking Puppies
When you buy a puppy and get it home, don't expect it to be house-broken, and you'll not be disappointed. It's too young to know just what it ought to do, and you must give it time, a chance, and prop...
-Shade In Kennel Yards
Fortunate are the dogs in a kennel during torrid weather, if well provided with shade trees. Nothing would appear to please a dog, especially a terrier, so much on a hot day, as to burrow into the coo...
-Guide As To Proper Size Doses Of Medicine For Dogs
In many cases your druggist or family physician would know what remedy to prescribe for your dog, but would not know how much of the medicine to give a dog. Let them be guided by the following: A pro...
-Preparing For Shows
The preparation of dogs for shows is a matter upon which we are often asked for advice, and in view of the season which will soon be here for fall and winter shows a few lines will perhaps be apprecia...
-Determining Age Of Dogs
Many novices will appreciate a few lines upon the subject of how to determine the age of a dog. Fortunately, there is not the amount of roguery in the canine fancy as there is in horsey circles, but...
-Treatment Of Field Dogs
During the season when sportsmen pass bench shows and put their dogs in trim for the pursuit of Bob White, sporting dogs need to be dealt with at this season, because there are certain ailments which ...
-Rearing Winter Puppies
Puppies born during the late autumn and winter months are more trouble to rear than those whelped in the spring or summer. The changeable weather which is experienced in most parts tends to check thei...
-Dogs Barking At People Passing
Here is another very bad habit that dogs get into - generally their owner's fault, and not the dog's, because if when the dog first began this it had been then corrected, this bad habit would have bee...
-The Teeth Of The Dog
The dog, like all other animals that give suck to their offspring, has two sets of teeth, the first or milk or deciduous teeth, and the second or permanent teeth, says a writer in Field and Fancy. The...
-Puppies
A valuable special article, written by Harry W. Lacy, editor American Fancier, for this book: There is such a vast difference in the constitution, purpose and environment of different breeds that eac...
-The Dogless Boy
But the poor dog, in life the firmest friend, The first to welcome, foremost to defend, Whose honest heart is still his master's own, Who labors, fights, lives, breathes for him alone. - Byron. ...
-How To Wash A Dog
Use luke warm water in summer, but in winter it can be warmer. Wash almost any place in summer, except in a windy place; but in winter do it in a warm room. A couple of baths a week in summer are suff...
-Listed Wrong
By Edgar A. Guest, in Detroit Free Press. I'VE never known a dog to wag His tail in glee if he did not feel, Nor quit his old-time friend, to tag At some more influential heel. The yellowest cur I...
-Bench Shows. The Good And Bad Of
I have both judged and superintended dog shows for many years, have shown my own dogs for forty years, and as a Professional Handler, am doing so yet, making about all the important shows in the Uni...
-Dogs As Children's Pets
Nothing in the world is more natural than the child's desire for pets. There are few children who do not early manifest a strong inclination for something to love, and this imperative desire, if foste...
-Pathos
This gem, pathetic and beautiful, was in my last book, and is too good to be left out of this. Mr. H. G. Jeffrey, of the Fifth Mounted Infantry, stationed at the Mod-der River, Cape Colony, sends Our...
-My Tribute To The Dog
Senator Vests tribute to a dog, (elsewhere in this book), was probably the grandest ever made, and I want to offer mine, having known and loved dogs all my life; and the balance of my time on earth wi...
-How To Build The Model Kennel
The following valuable article was written especially for tin's book by Mr. Fred Jacobi, Proprietor of the Woodbine Kennels, Lowell, Mich.: In view of the fact that Man's Best Friend, the dog, has ...
-Stud Dogs
a great deal of a breeder's success depends upon the state of health in which the stud dog begets offspring; for a delicate or unhealthy dog is more than likely to transmit his defects to his puppies,...
-Bitches Sent For Service
On the arrival of a bitch for service, the owner of the stud dog should, unless time is a matter of consideration, fasten her up securely and let her recover from the fatigues of her journey before th...
-Kennel Suggestions
Quite a number of the following have been written by Harry W. Lacy, Editor of the American Fancier, a man who understands dogs and their care, which he learned in England - and I have saved these up, ...
-Hot Weather On Dogs
Every provision should be made during the heated season to protect the dogs, especially suckling puppies. Whereas a dry cellar is convenient, it is a good plan during the extreme heat of the day to ma...
-Care - Diet - Nursing
Absolute cleanliness, an unfailing supply of fresh air, a suitable temperature, plenty of fresh water, general comfort, and last but not least, companionship is needed by a sick dog. Locking a dog in ...
-Conduct Of Dogs In The Show King
Of far more importance than is often thought to be the case, is the conduct of a dog when before the judge. A dog to be seen at his best on the eventful day should have some little preliminary trainin...
-Kennel Points
Don't wash a bitch while in season. Don't breed a bitch until the colored discharge has ceased. Don't breed a valuable stud dog several times to one season. One service is just as good if not better...
-Kennel Points. Continued
Don't, if you can help it, cook the kennel food in the same building occupied by the dogs. The aroma of cooking unsettles them and the spirit of anxious expectancy is often the forerunner of a fight, ...
-Breeding
Breeding - This article was written by Harry W. Lacy, Kennel Editor of American Fancier, especially for this book: Young bitches often exhibit symptoms of an inclination to breed at the age of eight...
-Separating Dogs When Fighting
One dog supposed to have a hold on the other dog, generally the case, so I give this as a sample. A pail of water will in many cases make the dog let go - for a minute or less, but in some breeds, as ...
-Disfectants
A disinfectant is important to health and absolutely necessary in every kennel. All bench shows use some disinfectant of which there are several good ones. Carbolic Acid has been used by many, but gre...
-Drugs
Acetic Acid Used in making Mindererous' spirit, which enters into fever mixture, distemper mixture, etc.; also as a cooling lotion, combined with sal ammoniac and spirit, for application to swellings...
-Drugs. Continued
Belladonna Deadly nightshade. This is a narcotic and sedative of very powerful action, and, like aconite, must be used with great caution. The tincture is the most useful preparation of it. Dose, fro...
-Comfortable Winter Quarters
Dogs that are not allowed to sleep in your house, must have a comfortable house or kennel provided for them, where they can sleep warm enough in it at night, or, in very cold weather, to go into durin...
-Medical Terms
(This classification of drugs and explanations is given because the terms are used to avoid verbosity). Alteratives Medicines which, if given in small and repeated doses gradually bring about a heal...
-Definition Of Terms Relating To Dogs
Apple Headed Skull round, instead of flat, on top. Babbler A dog that gives too much tongue when working. Beefy Big, beefy hindquarters. Belton (Blue and lemon) spotted or flecked, and applied ...
-Hounds And Hunting. To Owners And Breeders Of Hounds And Lovers Of The Chase
Here we are. An old magazine with a new name, under new and live management, published in the interests of Hounds, Hound owners, breeders and lovers. A department devoted to Fox Hounds and Fox Hunti...
-Senator Vest's Famous Plea On Behalf Of The Dog
One of the most beautiful tributes ever paid to the dog came from the lips of George Graham Vest, the distinguished Missourian, who has recently retired to private life, after a long and honorable car...
-Books
ALL HIS LIFE IN DOGS TAKING a puppy - and properly caring for it through life - 'till it dies from old age - and is buried in the yard. Caring for dogs in health, treating all diseases, teaching them...









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