Maximizing Puppy Survival: A Guide to Personalized Care in Breeding and Rearing

Are you a breeder or pet owner looking to ensure the best possible care for your pregnant dog and her litter of puppies? Look no further! In this comprehensive guide, we will discuss the key actions to take to maximize puppy survival, including personalized check-ups from a veterinarian, properly measuring food and supplements, and providing a healthy environment for the mother dog. Don't miss out on the opportunity to give your furry family the best care possible. Read on to learn more about maximizing puppy survival!

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The Secrets of Kitten Growth: The Game-Changing Study You Need to Know About

I have been waiting for a tool like this for a while now - a study that creates evidence-based growth standards for healthy kittens. And here it is now, fresh off the press. Wow !  From kitten data collected in the USA and the UK, the researchers constructed growth curves for male and female kittens … Continue reading The Secrets of Kitten Growth: The Game-Changing Study You Need to Know About

The Veterinary Pediatric Consultation : Two Sides of a Coin, None to Be Neglected ! (2022)

What would I want to tell the owners of my puppy and kitten patients when I see them in consultations ? https://www.instagram.com/reel/CkQfZLRgLRA/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= My Top 3 Well, I'd definitely want to talk about vaccinations… I have seen way too many cases of parvo and panleuk because people thought vaccines were optional… So that is something I … Continue reading The Veterinary Pediatric Consultation : Two Sides of a Coin, None to Be Neglected ! (2022)

Veterinary Pediatrics : The “Classic”

Veterinary pediatrics used to look like this : https://www.instagram.com/reel/CkN9SXNg9zX/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= We would see the puppy or kitten for the first time typically for their second vaccination.  Then we’d see them again around 6 months for spaying and neutering.  And then, we’d see them around a year of age for their booster shots.  In between ? Nothing…  … Continue reading Veterinary Pediatrics : The “Classic”

[BLOG] Puppy & Kitten Bottle Feeding : The Essentials (2022)

I recently posted a series of short videos on puppy & kitten bottle feeding. Those contains the essentials everyone should keep in mind when doing this. Thought I'd compile them all together in one blog so they can be found more easily ! And if you want to learn more about milk replacers, don't forget … Continue reading [BLOG] Puppy & Kitten Bottle Feeding : The Essentials (2022)

[BLOG] Why goat milk is no more a valuable alternative for newborn puppies

This blog was first published in March 2016 and updated in Sept 2022 Just hung up with a client, we had an interesting discussion. I thought I should write it down as I assume his concerns are shared by many others.   He had questions on puppy milk replacers: why should he turn to these solutions … Continue reading [BLOG] Why goat milk is no more a valuable alternative for newborn puppies

[BLOG] Canine Neonatology 101 : the 10% rule – is this still a thing ? (2021)

Tanya is a proud Golden Retriever breeder. Dog breeding is a true passion to her, and she is crystal clear about her why. She wants to improve the genetics of her beloved breed over time. And actually one of her bitch just delivered 12 puppies - which is clearly an important step on her journey … Continue reading [BLOG] Canine Neonatology 101 : the 10% rule – is this still a thing ? (2021)

I was invited to a podcast… and this is what it reminded me (2021)

It has been a while since I last ventured on my own blog... With COVID and everything else going on in this world, I guess I just did not feel like writing anymore. Yesterday though, I was invited... to participate in a podcast. That was something new to me - after all, over the years, … Continue reading I was invited to a podcast… and this is what it reminded me (2021)

[BLOG] The “Mother – NewBorn – Environment” Triad : Why In Veterinary Neonatology It Matters So Much (2020)

A colleague of mine recently whatsapped me an interesting picture. Courtesy of Dr Luis Meza I think we can agree : this is definitely some “weird-looking” newborn kitten. It indeed looks like there is “something” bulging from behind its eyelids... No doubt there is something wrong here ! When I saw the picture, one word … Continue reading [BLOG] The “Mother – NewBorn – Environment” Triad : Why In Veterinary Neonatology It Matters So Much (2020)

Coccidiosis : Anticipate To Prevent the Threat ! (2020)

I just finished reading this email. It was a long and sad story... It was about puppies developing a severe diarrhea... And unfortunately dying from it... At 6 weeks... Yes, it is a sad story ; no doubt about this... Truth is though : I have heard MANY similar stories over the years. The reason … Continue reading Coccidiosis : Anticipate To Prevent the Threat ! (2020)