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Summit Blvd Animal Hospital and Laser Center

4444 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

(561)439-7900

www.bestpetdoctor.com


DOBERMAN PINSCHER HISTORY: The Doberman Pinscher is a German... - 04/24/2018



DOBERMAN PINSCHER

HISTORY:

The Doberman Pinscher is a German breed related to the Rottweiler, German
Pinscher and the Black and Tan Terrier of England. The breed is named for
Louis Dobermann of Apolda in Thueringer, Germany. In 1870 a larger dog was
produced by crossing the German Shepherd with the Rottweiler. This breed,
the Dobermann Pinscher, was used as a guard dog and watch dog. Later, Otto
Goeller added the Manchester Terrier to this cross. In 1899 Goeller organized
the Pinscher Club in Apolda. In 1921 the Doberman Pinscher Club of American
was founded. Not only is the Doberman Pinscher known as a guard dog, but it
is also used by the police and in war.

APPEARANCE:

Size: Height 26-28 inches (males) and 26 inches (females)

Weight: 70-75 lbs. (males) and 60-65 lbs. (females)

Color: Black, red, blue or fawn; all colors have sharply defined rust
markings above each eye, on muzzle, throat, forechest, legs and feet and
below tail.

Eyes: Almond-shaped, moderately deep set, medium to darkest brown in black
dogs; in reds and blues, the color of the iris should blend with that of the
markings, but should not be lighter than that of the markings.

Body Structure: Medium size; solid, square body; compactly built, muscular
and powerful. The chest is broad, with ribs well-sprung. A long,
wedge-shaped head with erect and cropped or folded ears. Very elegant in
appearance; aristocratic.

Hair Coat: Short, fine, close-lying coat gives the appearance of smoothness
and class.

Possible Health Problems: Basically a healthy breed; some dogs may develop
hip dysplasia, bleeding disease, congenital eye defects, bloat, skin disease,
hypothyroidism; bone and liver disease occasionally occur. Puppies with a
bluish tinge to their coats may be affected by skin problems.

POSITIVE QUALITIES:

Short hair coat requires minimal grooming. The Doberman Pinscher is easily
obedience trained and housebroken. They are very loyal and obedient to their
families.


SOLOR DERMATITIS IN DOGS. Solar dermatitis, or chronic sun... - 04/22/2018



SOLOR DERMATITIS IN DOGS.

Solar dermatitis, or chronic sun damage to the skin, is a common dermatologic disorder in many light skin dogs in south Florida, a place well known for hot, sunny climate.

Skin damage from the sun in dogs can be easily mistaken for other skin diseases and solar dermatitis can sometimes mimic other skin diseases such as allergies or pyoderma and, thus, go unrecognized and untreated until irreversible damage or sun-induced skin cancers have developed.

We recommend limiting sun exposure to all light skin pets and any new dark pigmentation and or any other changes to skin including raised spots, lumps, and bumps must be investigated as soon as possible.

Presented in the best interest of our pet patients.

Your friends at Summit Boulevard Animal Hospital
561-439-7900

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Buy one get one free! FDA approved safe flea and tick... - 04/19/2018



Buy one get one free!

FDA approved safe flea and tick prevention for cats that will last for 3 full months valued at 59.90

This offer valid only from April 23 to April 28th.

This safe flea and tick prevention is FDA approved prescription only product and only current patients are eligible for purchase.

If your cat is not a current patient, don’t worry. We are also offering 50% off our office visit for new patients.

Your friends at Summit Boulevard Animal Hospital
561-439-7900


My 19 year old Muffin, a spayed female cat, underwent a dental... - 04/18/2018



My 19 year old Muffin, a spayed female cat, underwent a dental and a growth removal procedure today at Summit Boulevard Animal Hospital. She is back at home doing well and enjoying her dinner.

Many pet owners are afraid of anesthetic procedures for their older pets. Fortunately the advances in modern anesthetic drugs are making anesthesia safer. In medicine you always weigh the benefits of any procedures against the risks.

Best Regards,

Dr. Arun
Summit Boulevard Animal Hospital
Laser Surgery, Advanced Pet Dental and Oral Surgery Center
4444 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
561-439-7900


Since dawn of time humans have been fascinated by dogs. Pet dogs... - 04/10/2018



Since dawn of time humans have been fascinated by dogs. Pet dogs were part of all happy family occasions. Attached, please find a 17th century painting that shows a happy family occasion with their pet dog.

Your friends at Summit Boulevard Animal Hospital
561-439-7900