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Going Off the Deep End

It’s Monday morning, and off to work you must go. You’ve spent the weekend showering your best pal with an abundance of love and attention as if he could “store it up” for when you are away. As you waltz out that door, you can’t help but reach down and give him just one more show of love, assuring him that you’ll be home soon. But hold on there, Pardner – not so fast. Your best buddy has a plan of his own. He’ll find plenty to do while you’re away. This plan begins by throwing a tantrum, pitching a fit, and basically “going off the deep end”. The possibilities are endless. His plan includes shrieking, barking, howling, whining, chewing on furniture, tearing up pillows, pacing, knocking over

RUNNING WITH THE WRONG CROWD

Lurking about where canines congregate is a virus called infectious canine tracheobronchitis, more commonly called kennel cough. This is a highly contagious inflammation of the upper respiratory tract. Initial symptoms are a dry, harsh, hacking cough, followed by gagging and retching, which will begin 8-10 days after being exposed to a kennel cough carrier. These symptoms can persist two weeks to two months, depending on the severity. During this time, your best friend’s temperature will remain normal. The cough is most severe for the first 5-7 days and is usually non-productive. It sounds much worse than it really is. With proper care, a mild case will simply run its course and “go away” on

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