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When considering the wisdom of making changes in an operation, dog breeders must decide whether a change will make financial sense. Three Purdue University researchers explain how enterprise budgeting and partial budg  More...

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Dogs' physical health is important, but two Purdue University researchers contend that mental and behavioral health are also critical when ensuring that dogs can function well as good, safe companion animals and partn  More...

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Auditory stress is a serious welfare concern for kenneled dogs. However, fewer studies have investigated the effects of auditory stress. Three Purdue University researchers examine noise sources and levels in kennels  More...

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Caretakers, kennel inspectors, auditors and others must be able to properly evaluate dogs in areas outside the laboratory environment. Four Purdue University experts contend that field-ready assessment tools could inc  More...

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Improved temperature controls and better knowledge of various breeds' preferred heat and cold comfort levels can improve well-being for housed domestic dogs, four Purdue University experts say.  More...
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Management of the pet population in the United States involves significant financial and emotional resources. An emphasis on reproductive control has yielded results, but four Purdue University researchers say local, reg  More...
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Dogs in kennels don't always get the positive interaction they are used to, and that can have adverse consequences. Three Purdue University researchers say promoting bonding between dogs and caretakers has positive impac  More...
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Environmental enrichment can stimulate captive dogs mentally and physically, reducing undesirable behaviors that may result from boredom and frustration. In this paper, Purdue University researchers discuss five types of  More...
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The prevalence and severity of dental disease in pet dogs is undertreated but well documented. Less is known about the effect on commercial breeding dogs. Two Purdue University experts explain how more research in that p  More...
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Weaning is an important stage in puppy development. Behaviors learned from their dams and littermates in the first nine weeks of life have long-term implications. This paper explains why delaying complete separation unti  More...
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Caretakers have an ethical obligation to provide the best possible housing environment for cats in their care. It's important to understand how to assess the well-being of cats kept even temporarily in cages. This paper  More...
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Canine brucellosis is a contagious disease affecting all breeds of dogs. Humans can become infected, too. The disease represents a potential source of economic loss to breeding kennels. This publication focuses on the ne  More...
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Caged cats must acclimate to environments with multiple stressors. The cage is often the focus, but caretakers must assess and manage aspects of the room as well. This publication addresses how the room environment &mdas  More...
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Confinement is a certainty for millions of cats. But housing environments vary widely. This publication focuses on how daily routine and the cage environment enhances the welfare of caged cats through environmental manag  More...
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Upon entering a kennel environment, dogs may be confronted with stressful situations, and some may experience fear, boredom, frustration or social isolation, which may result in poor welfare. This publication points out  More...
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Protecting the welfare of dogs in kennels requires consideration of their unique sensory and thermoregulatory capabilities. Because dogs and humans perceive environments very differently, it is important to ensure that d  More...
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Interest in improving the welfare of dogs maintained in kennel environments has resulted in debate about the scientific basis for current standards for housing dogs in the United States. The commercial dog breeding indus  More...
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While it is critically important to meet dog's basic needs for food, water, shelter, and appropriate healthcare in any environment, dogs maintained long-term in kennels require substantially more than a balanced diet and  More...
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For a happy relationship with your cat, go beyond the looks and make your pick based on demonstrated breed behavior. This is the advice of the Harts, two experts in animal communication and behavior, whose new book takes  More...

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Would you like to be a veterinarian? Veterinarians are scientists who are doctors for animals. In this 61-page activity book geared toward sixth-graders, you get to be part of the veterinary team by using science to solv  More...

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A dog is an ideal workout partner: always supportive, happy to go for a walk, and never judgmental. When people and dogs exercise together, fitness and health happen on both ends of the leash. As the obesity epidemic  More...

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Whether you're hiking with your canine friend in a remote area or work with a dog on a search-and-rescue team or police force, you need to be prepared for emergencies when veterinary service is not available. Rescuing  More...

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Scientists have fun and exciting jobs! In this activity book, you will meet scientists from all over the world who work with animals. The book highlights how eight people became scientists. Published in full color, it fe  More...

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Dogs know when we are feeling down. They love it when we are happy and seeking friendship and fun, and they understand when we are feeling sad and desperate. This book presents a series of real-life tales of the positive  More...

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Biting midges are minute to tiny flies that can be severe biting pests of humans, pests, livestock, and wildlife. Their blood-sucking habits also raise concerns about possible involvement in the transmission of disease a  More...
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Animals have been used for decades to help humans improve their motor skills, improve communication, deal with depression, and address other health related issues. This paper describes how to get involved in animal-assis  More...
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There are many varieties of dog collars available to dog owners today. This paper provides an overview of the different types of collars, their uses, and the way in which they should be used.  More...
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This is an awareness guide on common dog diseases and how they can be prevented and treated. Some of the diseases include distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, kennel cough and parvo. Various ways to prevent and/or tre  More...
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Learning about cat diseases, their prevention, and treatment is one of the best investments a cat owner can make in their pet's health, comfort, and well-being. This publication includes information about distemper, uppe  More...
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This book introduces animal owners to livestock and pet poisoning caused by plants in Indiana. Forty-nine poisonous plants are discussed. Symptoms and general treatment are noted. Line drawings are given for each plant  More...

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