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Rita Silva, MSc

Rita Silva, MSc
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Rita has a Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences and has worked in many different research laboratories. As a long-time dog owner, she's been trying to apply her skills, expertise and experience in the scientific field to writing about dogs and providing science-based information for other dog owners.

What Is Systemic Lupus Erythematous in Dogs?

Just like any other autoimmune disorder, Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE) will attack your dog’s body from the inside out. Immune cells start targeting and...

How to Extend Your Dog’s Life by Accurately Assessing Body Condition

Poor canine diet often leads to nutritional deficits in dogs, which in turn are strongly related to health complications. You probably knew this already,...

How Neutering Dogs May Lead to Cognitive Impairments

The choice of neutering a dog is not an easy one to make. You can spend endless hours navigating the web, weighing pros and cons,...

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