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Bernadine D. Cruz, DVM
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Real Dogs Donít Purr

Dr. Stefanie Schwartz  on Pet Life Radio ..........

...Dr. Stefanie Schwartz

I’ll always remember meeting Howard.  He was a 3 year old, intact, male German Short Hair Pointer that purred, or at least that is what his owner said he was doing.  Thankfully I knew that dogs don’t purr. What I was hearing was a deep throated ‘I am seriously contemplating biting you’ growl. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs on a yearly basis.  1 in 5 requires medical attention.  But why do dogs bite?  Are there certain breeds that are more prone than others to nip?  What can a pet owner do to make their canine companions less likely to strike out?  Dr. Stefanie Schwartz is a board certified veterinary behaviorist.  She is going to help put some teeth into your efforts to make sure your dog doesn’t purr.

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Real Dogs Don't Purr


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