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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.

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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Las tecnicas utilizadas en un montaje combinado son aplicados por primera vez en el Laboratorio de Anatomia de la Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Exactas de la Universidad de Playa Ancha, proporcionando un material anatomico-didactico que combina una tecnica seca y otra humeda, con la finalidad de conocer la anatomia del Canis lupus familiaris, muestra que podria ser utilizada por un largo tiempo, contribuyendo potencialmente a reforzar de manera interactiva el aprendizaje significativo de los estudiantes, al facilitar la observacion topografica de huesos y musculos.
Partner preferences and asymmetries in social play among domestic dog, Canis lupus familiaris, littermates.
Predators of nests of eastern meadowlarks include fox snakes (Elaphne vulpina), eastern garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis), northern water snakes (Nerodia sipedon), bullsnakes (Pituophis catenifer), common grackles (Quiscalus quiscula), corvids, Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana), American badgers (Taxidea taxus), raccoons (Procyon lotor), striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis), foxes, coyotes (Canis latrans), domestic cats (Felis catus), and domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris; Bent, 1958; Lanyon, 1995; Granfors et al., 1996; Renfrew and Ribic, 2003; Kershner et al., 2004; Suedkamp Wells et al., 2007).
As especies que apresentaram maior numero de registros foram Didelphis albiventris, Callithrix penicillata, Mazama americana, Cuniculus paca e Canis lupus familiaris, enquanto as especies que apresentaram menor numero de registros, excetuando-se aquelas visualizadas fora do periodo de amostragem, foram Dasypus novemcinctus, Tamandua tetradactyla, Lycalopex vetulus, Eira barbara, Lontra longicaudis, Leopardus tigrinus, Leopardus pardalis, Puma concolor, Puma yagouaroundi e Dasyprocta sp.
Los caninos (Canis lupus familiaris) machos y hembras, desde los 20 dias (d) de nacidos hasta el ano de edad y las hembras mayores de un ano en celo, prenez o lactancia actuan como diseminadores de este parasito, siendo en el suelo donde los huevos evolucionan a formas infectantes [2].