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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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Smith Goes to Washington--an overly simplistic anti-establishment fantasy in which power and corruption are so blatant and concentrated that it takes little more than the doggedness of a single idealist to bring them down.
I like to think it''s because of British doggedness and bravery.
He gave a copy to Chavan too, who needless to say was taken by surprise at the doggedness and tenacity of the 75 year- old retired officer.
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It's a testament to Durrell's doggedness that all of the species in his book have not only been saved, but currently flourish in the wild.