Health & First Aid

Border Collie Collapse Syndrome

By Susan Bulanda | May 8, 2024

This article is based on my personal experience, opinion, and research. A new syndrome has affected several breeds of dogs, and it is still being researched. It is most likely genetically based as are many…

yellow Labrador retriever wearing an orange harness sitting in the woods

Dealing With a Torn (Ruptured) Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) in a K9 Search Dog

By Keith Lonnquist | Mar 29, 2024

Last November, I observed a limp on the rear left side of my five-year-old Labrador Retriever, Bailey. Being a young and energetic dog, I assumed that she had played too hard, and the limp would…

Kibbles & Bits: Diseases Transmitted from Ticks- Part 1

By Susan Bulanda | May 22, 2023

There are more diseases that people and dogs can get from ticks than many people realize. This article will give you an overview of the diseases for both people and dogs.  AnaplasmosisTransmitted to humans and…

Dogs in Cold Weather

By Shared by SAR Dog News | Apr 13, 2023

Dogs have varying degrees of tolerance when it comes to temperature extremes.  Even the hardiest breeds are susceptible to hypothermia and frostbite.  Hypothermia depressed temperatures can affect the normal function of the central nervous system (brain), as…

Swamp cancer (pythiosis) in animals

By Shared by SAR Dog News | Mar 20, 2023

Swamp cancer i.e. pythiosis should be a serious concern for SAR dog handlers who live in the areas where it is common. It has been found in Florida, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, North…

Dog’s Ear Cleaning

By Shared by SAR Dog News | Feb 20, 2023

One of your New Year’s resolutions have been to pay more attention to your SAR dog. Another resolution might be to be more proactive on keeping your dog’s ears clean and healthy. Regular inspection and…