Greer provides insight on what to do hint: folic acid! Bitches who are to be bred should be started on a protocol weeks ahead of estrus, Greer noted. Considerations include a proper diet, supplements and when to use flea, tick and heartworm treatments. Owners should also supplement vitamin b9, folic acid, starting 2 months ahead of breeding to help prevent cleft palates. For more information on some of the research on this topic, go to. Studies indicate that breeders can insure a percent reduction of cleft palates by using folic acid properly. Make sure your bitch is clean before visiting the vet or having her puppies. A bath and sanitary trim will keep the vet and the puppies happier! She also noted that while most of us know not to give steroids orally during pregnancy, that even topical application in ears or eyes is contraindicated. As veterinarians, we touch so many people in a positive way.
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Patty Khuly's assertion that "nine out of ten breeders suck" prompted this response from veterinarian and NAIA board member Marty Greer. I see the world in a very different way than Dr. I work with breeders, many every day, and find my breeder clients to be caring, thoughtful, intelligent people who work harder than anyone I have ever met. I love working with them because they challenge me at every visit. They expect me to know about every new disorder and diagnostic test. And they expect me to work as hard as they do. And I do - because I am one of them. Yes, I am proud to say I too am a dog breeder. I share their passion. I share their joys and I share their heartbreaks.
Marty Greer is both a vet and an attorney, and speaks with Laura Reeves about cancer links to early spay and neuter, Pink Paw for Cancer, and Canine Companions for Independence. While not the intended topic of this interview, new puppies in the household seem to demand top-of-mind attention. Breast Cancer is one of the top 3 cancers that affect dogs, as well as cats. Per Marty Greer , research now shows that intact dogs or dogs with later spays, 4 years or older, have significantly lower risk of acquiring breast cancer. Breast Cancer in dogs is usually surgically treatable when discovered early, while more serious in cats. To examine, just feel along mammary chain, down one side from front to rear and then the other side. Research from Sweden, where pet insurance enables better research, suggests that certain breeds have higher pyometra risk. Listen as Marty Greer explains the findings. Breed Risk for Pyometra.
I have a special interest in Pediatrics and Reproduction. The advent of in-house quantitative progesterone testing has made this process much more successful. My husband, Dr. Our family has raised 5 puppies for Canine Companions for Independence, a service dog organization. I have also been featured in articles in Veterinary Economics. In , I graduated from Marquette Law School. In I became certified as a Fear Free professional.