IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 9 DogChannel.com, the premier onlinedestination for dog lovers, announced the launch of its Dog Medical Conditionssection, where visitors can find what may be ailing their dog by browsingthrough a list of symptoms.
The symptom list, located at http://www.DogChannel.com/medical wascompiled by Dog Fancy's "Ask the Vet" expert Karla Rugh, DVM, Ph.D. ofRocheport, Missouri. The section contains the 40 most common signs of a sickdog, from appetite changes to yellow eyes, along with possible causes andtreatment options.
"We are thrilled to be able to offer this feature to DogChannel visitors.Every dog owner has been through the nightmare of having something happen totheir dog, but not knowing whether it requires a trip to an emergency vethospital, or just a watch-and-wait response," explains Dog Fancy andDogChannel Editor Susan Chaney. "The Medical Conditions section lets themeasily decide how to handle any of 40 common problems dogs can have."
Dr. Rugh also offers her expertise in the Dog Skin Conditions area(http://www.DogChannel.com/skin) where visitors can match their dog's skincondition to photographs and read a description of the skin problem.
"I believe this to be the most comprehensive dog diagnostics tool writtenby a veterinarian anywhere on the Internet," says Michelle Williams, Bowtie,Inc.'s Internet Marketing Director.
Dr. Rugh is the author of What About Labrador Retrievers? (Howell, 2003)and English Setters: Everything About Purchase, Care, Nutrition, and Behavior(Barron's, 2000).
DogChannel's Dog Medical and Skin Conditions are intended for educationalpurposes only. They are not meant to replace the expertise and experience of aveterinarian. If dog owners notice changes in their dog's health or behavior,they should take their pet to the nearest veterinarian or an emergency petclinic as soon as possible.
About BowTie, Inc.
BowTie, Inc. is the leader in special interest pet magazines, trademagazines, books and websites dedicated to pet-loving consumers, pet-supplyretailers, veterinarians, breeders and pet professionals worldwide. Divisionsof BowTie, Inc. include BowTie Magazines, BowTie Press, BowTie News,Thoroughbred Times Company, Global Distribution Services andhttp://www.AnimalNetwork.com.
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