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How to microchip

How to microchip your pet   How to Microchip Your Pet—And Why It’s Important BY KIRSTIN FAWCETT AUGUST 15, 2016 When it comes to finding a lost pet, microchips—implantable computer chips that are encoded with a unique ID number and placed under your pet’s skin—are way more effective than a Read more…

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Announcements

Discounted DNA Testing

The Stafford Knot, Inc is excited to announce joining in a partnership with Paw Prints Genetics to offer our followers these special deals! Announcing a discount for the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Panel of 35%. – Reg. $210, this SBT code will reduce panel price to only $136.50. – TSK followers Read more…

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L-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria

L-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria is a debilitating and life-threatening disease of the metabolic system identified by elevated levels of hydroxy glutaric acid, classified as an autosomal recessive disease through inheritance. The parents do not have to exhibit any symptoms in order to pass it on to their offspring. Genetic testing is the Read more…

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Health

Preferred Surgery Protocol For Staffords

Anesthesia induction: Propofol or gas only. Maintenance anesthesia: Isoflurane or Sevoflurane only. Postop medication: Nux Vomica 30c immediately after extubation followed 15 minutes later by Arnica 30c then one dose Arnica 30c every 4-6 hours for 3 days as needed for pain. Directions for giving a liquid homeopathic remedy: Succuss or hit bottle twice against...

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Breeding

Rx For Whelping And Ceasarians

Barring medical complications, minimal human interference is the best thing you can do for the dam and litter. Today’s fanciers are conditioned to believe that the species would become extinct were it not for our helping hands. Actually, the domestic canine is in some danger but it is due to genetic manipulation and distortions of instincts...

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Health

Living With L2 Hga

Our L2-HGA journey began in 2011. I took Willow to the vets on a couple of occasions as I’d noticed her walking on tiptoes and kicking her hind legs out and a curved spine. Our first vet diagnosed this as a pulled muscle but unhappy with his diagnosis, I felt there as more to the ...

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Health

A Guide to Health Screening

Have you heard your friends talking about getting their dog CERF’d? See your pup’s breeder post on Facebook about getting OFAs done for their breeding dogs? Have no idea what they are talking about? Thinking about breeding your dog and want to make sure you are doing the best you can to produce healthy, happy...

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Health

Health Testing Information

Remember, if you choose to breed from a carrier you must test the entire resulting litter to determine clears & carriers. Thus if you choose to keep a carrier from that litter, the same must be done for each subsequent litter resulting from breeding carriers. If you sell carrier pups, please consider spay/neuter so ...

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Health

What Is L2HGA

The mutation, or change to the structure of the gene, probably occurred spontaneously in a single dog but once in the population has been inherited from generation to generation like any other gene. The disorder shows an autosomal recessive mode of inheritance: two copies of the defective gene (one inherited from each parent) have to...

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