Friday, March 19, 2010

Rattlesnakes are coming out of hiding

It's rattlesnake time in SoCal. If your dogs are on trails or exposed to snake areas at times, i recommend the crotalus vaccine. ask your vet for more info. Even if your dog is vaccinated, a rattlesnake bite still needs medical attention. It just provides a better immune response and a better chance at survival.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Dog's sniffers

The olfactory bulb in dogs is roughly forty times bigger than the olfactory bulb in humans, relative to total brain size, with 125 to 220 million smell-sensitive receptors.[84] The bloodhound exceeds this standard with nearly 300 million receptors.[84] Dogs can discriminate odors at concentrations nearly 100 million times lower than humans can. ref-wikipedia