Even when they are routine, surgical procedures in the giant-breed dog can be stressful for the veterinarian and owner alike. While the surgery itself is often the center of the discussion, attention to appropriate anesthesia can be equally as important for a successful outcome. Any anesthetic event involves a three- tiered approach: premedication, induction and… Continue
BluHouse Mastini has published it’s own book! A bilingual Board book is now available for purchase at our Etsy Shop
Puppies Now Available Ermes de Regno di Sicilia and Vivella de BluHouse had 6 black puppies in May of 2016. 4 females and 2 males.
This brings me much sadness, as I did not expect to write this summary first. The I litter was my third litter, from Aldo de BluHouse and Utopia de la Bahia. Born March 27, 2011. Four male puppies were whelped naturally after a surgical insemination with frozen semen as Aldo was already out of the country… Continue
Carpal laxity syndrome is a common issue in the Neapolitan Mastiff. The predisposition for laxity is undoubtably genetic although environmental factors clearly determine the degree of manifestation of the condition. Signs typically begin begin between 4 and 8 months with a gradual plantigrade stance being the most common manifestation of the condition in the Neapolitan Mastiff,… Continue
Basic Anatomy The front facial anatomy of the dog is straightforward. There is the plane of the nose (A) the nares (B) the philtrum (C) lips (D) tongue (E). Idiopathic nasal Hyperkeratosis Hyperkeratosis of the plane of the nose (A) is characterized by raised roughened skin on the top of the nose. The roughened skin… Continue
Goiter Feb. 27, 2006 – Nov. 19, 2014 Sire: Kesso Neros Domus Area Dam: Wild Child Arria Bred by: Nicole Smith, Aggrippina Mastino Owned by: Jon Ketchum A breeding with shipped chilled semen. A very sweet boy Goiter is trained in obedience and personal protection. Videos of him working and jumping about can be found here and here.
Heracles Sire: Geronimo dello Stradone Dam: Lucilla dello Stradone Bred by: Andreas Fournarakos Owned by: Jessica Stites, Mastini Mayhem
I had the pleasure of seeing this boy and some dear friends during the 2014 USNMC Specialty the last weekend in September. Vincent was on the top of his game and looked quite well for a 2 year old pup. Onward and upward for this boy!
Most people are familiar with the eye as we often peer into them as our dogs beg, train or peer about. But most of what we look at every day in our furry friends, is actually more appropriately classified as the external supporting structures of the eye, or ocular adnexa. These include the eyelids, eyelashes,… Continue