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  • Purebred dogs not always at higher risk for genetic disorders, study finds UC Davis, 2013. A study that examined the prevalence of 24 genetic disorders amongst a group of purebred and mixed-breed dogs found that, of the 24 disorders, 13 were roughly equally prevalent in purebred and mixed-breed dogs, 10 were more prevalent in purebreds, and 1 was more prevalent in mixed-breeds.
  • Prevalence of inherited disorders among mixed-breed and purebred dogs: 27,254 cases (1995–2010) Oberbauer et al, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2013. The study referred to above, examining the prevalence of inherited disorders in purebred and mixed-breed dogs. It sheds light on how breeding practices might be changed to reduce the incidence of genetic problems like cancer, heart disease and elbow dysplasia.
  • RSPCA Dogs Knowledgebase Australian Site RSPCA Australia. Articles on dog care, health, microchipping and training.
  • Holistic Flea Control Dr. Anna Maria Scholey MA Vet.MB MRCVS, 1996. How do you control ticks and fleas without resorting to chemicals?
  • The Holistic Approach to Skin Problems Dr. Anna Maria Scholey MA Vet.MB MRCVS. A good natural diet could be the answer to many skin problems in cats and dogs (problems like hair loss, allegies and itchy rashes).
  • Fleas, Ticks, and Your Pet FAQ Cindy Tittle Moore. This FAQ takes an exhaustive look at detecting and preventing ticks and fleas -- including the common types of fleas and ticks, natural treatments, spraying and flea collars.
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