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In Memory Of Pets Newsletter
August 2002

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This Month's August Newsletter in Pet Wellness:

"Dogs And Hearing Senses"

Humans can barely hear a radio playing at the distance of fifty feet.
Where a dog will hear the same radio at the same volume,
from the distance of 200 feet.

Dogs also can hear a wider range of sounds than humans do.
At lower frequencies-such as a sound produced by a passing truck-our
hearing compares favorably with a dog's,
but at higher frequencies a dog's hearing is far superior.
Dogs can tell the difference between one high-pitched sound and
another better than we can, and
they can detect such sounds at much lower volume.
The dog can also hear sounds so high-pitched
that the human ear misses them altogether.

A dog's ear, like a cat's, can swivel to locate the source of a sounds and
the two ears can move independently of each other.
This enables a dog to home in on noises
with lightning speed and great accuracy:
within about a half-second after the first sound waves strike its eardrum;
a dog can determine the location of a sound.
While the earflaps, or pinnae, come in all shapes and sizes,
a dog's hearing apparatus is the same from breed to breed and
except for the "L-shaped ear canal" is constructed very much like a human's.
Erect pinnae, such as a German Shepherd's resemble the original ancestral dog ear.
Floppy ears result from selective breeding by humans.

As in humans, the vibrations of the eardrum are picked up and
amplified by a series of three interconnected bones in the middle ear;
the malleus (hammer), the incus (anvil), and the stapes (stirrup).
Theses bones transmit the vibrations to the cochlea
in the inner ear, which converts the vibrations into nerve impulses.
These are then carried to the brain via
the vestibulocochlear nerve.

Housed in the inner ear is the balance mechanism,
which consists of the vertibule and the three semicircular canals.
Functioning in a manner similar to a carpenter's level,
these devices detect any change in motion of the head and
evaluate the head's position relative to the ground.
The data gathered by the structures in conveyed
via the vestibulocochlear nerve to the brain,
which then send instructions to the muscles of the limbs, the neck
and the eyes to help the dog stay upright.

"Specialty Organizations for Pet Wellness"

Through the AVMA website,
we are also providing information and if available url addresses
for "Specialty Organizations" for information about your pet
in relationship to questions that you may have about health issues.

American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
530 Church St., Suite 700
Nashville, TN 37219
Phone: 615-254-3687
Fax: 615-254-7047


American Board of Veterinary Toxicology
University of Pennsylvania
New Bolton Center
382 West Street Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348

American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
96 Chester Street
Chester, NH 03036

American College of Poultry Veterinarians
P.O. Box 1227
Fayettevile, AR 72702

American College of Theriogenologists
530 Church St, Ste 700
Nashville, TN 37219

American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists
Department of Surgical & Radiological Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California
Davis, CA 95616-8745

American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
Department of Small Animal Medicine & Surgery
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4474

American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology
Department of Anatomy, Pathology & Pharmacology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078

American College of Veterinary Dermatology
2122 Worthingwoods Blvd
Powell, OH 43065

American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Department of Clinical Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
Tufts University
200 Westboro Road
North Grafton, MA 01536

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
1997 Wadsworth Blvd., Suite A
Lakewood, CO 80215-3327

American College of Veterinary Microbiologists
College of Veterinary Medicine
P.O. Box 1071
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37901

American College of Veterinary Nutrition
Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0442

American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

American College of Veterinary Pathologists
ACVP Executive Offices
875 Kings Highway
Suite 200
Woodbury, NJ 08096-3172

American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
3126 Morning Creek
San Antonio, TX 78247

American College of Veterinary Radiology
P.O. Box 87
Glencoe, IL 60022

American College of Veterinary Surgeons
4401 East West Highway, Suite 205
Bethesda, MD 20814-4523

American College of Zoological Medicine
White Oak Conservation Center
White Oak Plantation
726 Owens Road
Yulee, FL 32097

American Veterinary Dental College
Department of Surgical & Radiological Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California
Davis, CA 95616-8745

Please Note:

As always your Veterinarian is the best source of information and
treatment for questions or problems that may exist.

If you have any suggestions or comments or would like to add to
our "Monthly Newsletter",

please e-mail:

Carole Miller
John Mingo

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