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Related to Canis: Ferae, genus Canis, Ehrlichia canis, Brucella canis, Toxocara canis
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

Canis

a genus in the animal family Canidae. Includes the domestic dog (C. familiaris), wolf (C. lupus), red wolf (Canis rufus), Oriental jackal (C. aureus), coyote (C. latrans), dingo (C. antarcticus syn. C. dingo).
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Investigation of infection caused by larvae of Toxocara canis in elementary school students.
No attempts were made to differentiate ova of Toxocara canis from those of Toxocara cati.
Results of stomach content analysis of 50 specimens of Canis latrans from the Vizcaino Desert of the Baja Peninsula of Mexico.
Canine monocytic ehrlichiosis is caused by a bacterium called Ehrlichia canis.
A longstanding curiosity has been the degree of genetic closeness between wolves in the eastern United States and Canada - the red wolf, Canis rufus, and the eastern Canadian wolf, Canis lycaon - and the larger gray wolf found in western North American, Canis lupus.
For this reason, we measured serum level of androgen hormones levels in dermatophytosis patients due to microsporium canis and in control group in order to determine the effects of sex hormones on dermatophytosis in vivo.
The narrow sub-second time window in which this bilateral detection causes the turn response corresponds well with the swimming speed and odour patch dispersal physics of our shark species," known as Mustelus canis or the smooth dogfish, said Jayne Gardiner of the University of South Florida.
The offensive was launched in a bid to clean up the streets, improve the appearance of the area and keep residents, especially young children, safe from the potentiallyblinding infection, Toxocara canis, which can be caught from contact with dog mess.
Dog faeces can cause illness, including the infection caused by toxocara canis, or roundworm.
At present, six species and two genera of medium-to-large-sized canids are recorded from the late Pleistocene; Rancholabrean North American Land Mammal Age of Mexico, which include the dhole, Cuon alpinus (Kurten and Anderson, 1980), coyote, Canis latrans (Kurten, 1974; Nowak, 1979), gray wolf, C.
As they examine the history of the Canis familiaris they show how the hobbyist and the professional reduced the number of sires until only a favored few produced the pups fanciers would buy.