Dog and Human Compulsive Disorders

Similar brain abnormalities in both species

A new study has found that Doberman pinschers with canine compulsive disorder (CCD) have abnormalities in brain structure that are much like the ones in humans who have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). The study, conducted by eleven researchers, is called “Brain structural abnormalities in Doberman pinschers with canine compulsive disorder” and was published in the journal Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry.tags: blogscience

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Feeding the Large and Giant Breed Puppy

Veterinarians and pet owners have long been concerned about the various joint disorders that are so common in the giant breeds like Great Danes, Irish Wolfhounds, Bernese Mountain dogs, Saint Bernards and the Newfies. The larger breeds like Rotties, Labs, Goldens, and German Sheperds are also over-represented with conditions like hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, osteochondrosis dissecans (OCD) of the shoulders, knee, carpi (wrists) and tarsi (ankles), hypertrophic osteodystrophy (HOD), and panosteitis.

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