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How important is bloodwork before anesthesia?

Our 5.5y pug had died after his anesthesia started taking effect. He was there for Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome, and seemed healthy otherwise. He had removed few bad teeth 4 months ago with all the ...
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Are there any advantages to getting a "mutt" over a purebred dog?

Are there any behavioral, health, or other benefits to getting a mutt over a burebred dog?
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Is my German Shepherd teething or sick?

So I have a 5 month old German Shepherd and lately she hasn't had her usual appetite, she would only eat her food if fed by hand. She is also losing weight because of the reduced appetite. What is ...
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Is getting pure breed pets from a rescue an option?

I am interested in a pure breed pet, but I also want to help save a life by getting a rescue pet. Is it possible to get a pure breed pet from a rescue? If so what are the considerations?
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What is the procedure for adopting a purebred dog in the United States?

I mean, I've had dogs before, it's not like I'm trying to get a dog for the first time in my life. The thing is, I am an immigrant, I had to leave my previous dog back home; A caucasian shepherd - a ...
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Who are the authorities for rabbit breed definitions/descriptions other than ARBA &BRC?

The Wikipedia article on rabbit breeds lists two groups American Rabbit Breeders' Association (ARBA) & the British Rabbit Council (BRC). Are these the only two groups for defining rabbit ...
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In the United States what percentage of purebred puppies are purchased/adopted?

Are there any reliable numbers on what percentage of purebred puppies are solid/adopted in the United States? Assuming that the majority of purebred puppies in the United States are created with ...
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