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dog

(dôg, dŏg)
n.
1. A domesticated carnivorous mammal (Canis familiaris syn. Canis lupus subsp. familiaris) occurring as a wide variety of breeds, many of which are traditionally used for hunting, herding, drawing sleds, and other tasks, and are kept as pets.
2. Any of various carnivorous mammals of the family Canidae, such as the dingo.
3. A male animal of the family Canidae, especially of a fox or a domesticated breed.
4. Any of various other animals, such as the prairie dog.
A homeothermic quadriped long domesticated by Europeans et al, and longer a culinary staple of Asia
Pros Dogs may belong to the family unit, provide companionship, unqualified affection, service to the disabled, work—e.g., herding sheep, rescuing in extreme conditions, etc.—and serve as models for certain diseases
Cons Dogs may ‘turn’ on their owners, maul or kill other animals or humans, an event for which pitbulls are notorious. Dogs can trigger asthma, largely due to an allergen, Can f1, which is primarily found in saliva—which is less common than is asthma evoked by feline dander. Dogs are vectors for multiple infections—anthrax, blastomycosis, Bergeyella (Weeksella) zoohelcum, Brucella canis, campylobacteriosis, Capnocytophaga canimorsus, Capnocytophaga cynodegmi, CDC group EF-4a, CDC EF-4b, CDC group NO-1, cheyletiellosis, coenurosis, cryptosporidiosis, cutaneous larva migrans, Demodex folliculorum, dermatophytosis, Dipylidium caninum, echinococcosis, Francisella tularensis, Gastrospirillum hominis, granulocytic ehrlichiosis, leptospirosis, Lyme disease, Malassezia pachydermatis (associated with external otitis externa in dogs and may cause intravascular infections in low-birth-weight infants who receive lipid emulsions), Neisseria canis, Neisseria weaveri, Pasteurella multocida, plague, rabies, RMSF, salmonellosis, scabies, Staphylococcus intermedius, Strongyloides stercoralis, trichinosis, visceral larva migrans, Yersinia enterocolitica

dog

Veterinary medicine A relatively obtuse homeothermic quadriped long domesticated in Europe, and longer a culinary staple in Asia Pros Dogs may belong to a family unit, providing companionship, unqualified affection, etc Cons Dogs are vectors for multiple infections–anthrax, blastomycosis, Bergeyella (Weeksella) zoohelcum, Brucella canis, campylobacteriosis, Capnocytophaga canimorsus, Capnocytophaga cynodegmi, CDC group EF-4a, CDC EF-4b, CDC group NO-1, cheyletiellosis, coenurosis, cryptosporidiosis, cutaneous larva migrans, Demodex folliculorum, dermatophytosis, Dipylidium caninum, echinococcosis, Francisella tularensis, Gastrospirillum hominis, granulocytic ehrlichiosis, leptospirosis, Lyme disease, Neisseria canis, Neisseria weaveri, Pasteurella multocida, plague, rabies, RMSF, salmonellosis, scabies, Staphylococcus intermedius, Strongyloides stercoralis, trichinosis, visceral larva migrans, Y enterocolitica. See Detection dog, Mad dog, Service dog.

dog

1. a member of the family Canidae of the order Carnivora. Includes the domestic dog, Canis familiaris, many wild dogs, foxes, fennecs, jackals and wolves.
2. the term is also used by dog people to mean the entire male dog. There is no other name for him as there is in the other species. See also canine.

assistance dog
those trained to be of assistance to handicapped or disabled people. The most familiar ones are guide dogs and hearing dogs, but others may be trained to assist people confined to wheelchairs or with other types of limited mobility.
dog-catcher
a loop of rope at the end of a pole, with the end of the rope at the holding end of the pole. The loop goes over the dog's head and is pulled tight.
domestic dog
classified as hound, gun dogs, terriers, nonsporting dog, working dogs, draft animals, toy breeds.
Breeds of dogs are listed below:
affenpinscher, afghan hound, airedale terrier, akita inu, alaskan malamute, american cocker spaniel, american pit bull terrier, american staffordshire terrier, american water spaniel, anatolian shepherd dog, appenzeller, australian cattle dog, australian kelpie, australian silky terrier, australian terrier.
dog erythrocyte antigen (DEA)
see blood group antigen.
dog flea
guide dog
one trained as an aid to the mobility of a visually impaired person. Guide dogs do not 'take' their owners to specific destinations, but respond to commands given for directions. They are of particular value in avoidance of obstacles, both on the ground and overhead. Many breeds have been used for this purpose, but German shepherd dogs and Labrador retrievers are the most common. Called also seeing-eye dogs.
hearing dog
one trained to respond to certain sounds such as a telephone bell or door knocker and to alert a person with impaired hearing.
dog kennel
a small box-like unit for housing a single dog, or an establishment that boards dogs, or breeds them or maintains a colony, e.g. a pack of hounds, or a stable of Greyhounds.
dog leukocyte antigen (DLA) complex
the major histocompatibility complex in dogs.
dog murrain
chronic selenium poisoning in pastured ruminants. An Irish expression.
dog pox
a papular balanoposthitis and vaginitis described in young dogs; a viral etiology is suspected, but has never been confirmed.
seeing-eye dog
see guide dog (above).
dog tick
varies with the country: American d. tick, see dermacentorvariabilis; Australian d. tick, see ixodesholocyclus; British d. tick, see ixodescanisuga; brown d. tick, see rhipicephalussanguineus; yellow d. tick, see haemaphysalis leachi leachi.
wild dog
includes dingo, Siberian wild dog, the South American bush dog, the maned wolf, Cordillera fox, crab-eating fox, Azara's fox. See also fox, jackal, wolf.

Patient discussion about dog

Q. Can a dog become alcoholic? my uncle has an English bulldog and he lets it drink from his beer every night. Is it possible that the dog will become alcoholic?

A. Maybe. Animals are capable of becoming addicted to drugs (in fact many animals are used in research about drugs), although since it can't reach to the alcohol itself, and the dog isn't expected to go to work every day it probably would cause much less damage than addiction in humans.

However, alcohol has many deleterious effects apart from that on the brain, so it may damage the dog's liver, pancreas, heart etc.

Q. Can dogs be bipolar? I know it sounds weird but I really think my dog is... some days he acts normal and on others he doesn't even open his eyes... Is there a way to diagnose him??

A. that's a good idea though I wonder how to find a good dog therapist...I mean it'll be hard to prove he know what he's doing- right? He can tell me that he does stuff that only him and my dog understand...

Q. i have been bitten by a dog recently , and i wanted to know what should i do and what is the recommended treatment ?

A. go see your doctor asap,also find out if the dog had its rabies shot,most of importantly GO SEE YOUR DOCTOR NOW.

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The airline says it "understands the importance of providing support to assistance dog owners and, as such, has introduced its own pre-travel procedure as a courtesy to ensure that passengers have all the information they need prior to travel.
The airline was accepted under the UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) approved Pet Travel Scheme earlier in 2009 to carry assistance dogs on European flights to and from Birmingham and Southampton International Airports.
She is also the public relations director for the Assistance Dog Institute, an organization that is devoted to teaching people to train dogs to be helpers.
For example, The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association requires assistance dog trainers to have three GCSEs (grades A-C) grades or equivalent.
The organisation trains seizure alert dogs for people with epilepsy,and medical and disability assistance dogs, which can open and shut doors,operate light switches and fetch the post or remote control.
Jude Catholic Church to raise money to buy a service dog and allow Bruck to train with it for two weeks at The Assistance Dog Institute near Santa Rosa.
5-million lawsuit against the City of Escondido, California, alleging the city violated state civil-rights laws by denying him full access to the public library with his assistance dog.
International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP).
Hussain, of Bleasdale Avenue in Birkby, pleaded guilty at Kirklees Magistrates' Court to failing to accept a booking for a disabled person accompanied by an assistance dog.
But the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health states that risk of an assistance dog posing a hygiene risk or behaving badly in any public space is very minimal.
MILLBURY -- The Mahlerts woke up one morning and decided they were going to do more than donate money to NEADS -- National Education for Assistance Dog Services -- they were going to make sure another veteran received an assistance dog, just like Holly Mahlert's dad did.

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