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A New Feeding Trial Protocol, plus the Charms of Palm Springs

Editor Susan Chaney interviews the chair of the Cal Poly Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department to find out about a new protocol developed for using pet dogs in feeding trials. The Association of American Food Control Officials conducted a four-month trial that included pre- and post-trial veterinary examinations, blood tests and a complete history of the 27 dogs that took part. Discover some of the risks – and rewards – involved when researchers replaced “purpose-bred” dogs with the pets of students and faculty.

Dog show weekends often become fixtures on our calendars. “If it’s February it must be Westminster!” Waukesha, Houston and Springfield are just a few of the destinations where exhibitors return year after year. Like many fanciers, DFR Blogger Kayla Bertagnolli includes Palm Springs on her list, and today she shares some of the reasons why January finds her leaving her Utah home for the California sunshine.

Be sure to check out our photo galleries, where you’ll find recent winners and candid photos from shows held near and far. Just click on Show Scene below the masthead banner, or select any of the images in the left-hand column of our home page.

Dan Sayers
Editor in Chief

Third Time’s A Charm
By Kayla Bertagnolli

This year marks the third year in a row, in fact in all of my years showing dogs, that I have been lucky enough to attend the first show of the year; Palm Springs Kennel Club in Indio, Calif.

Now most of you are probably scratching your chin wondering as to why I have never attended this show in previous years and the answer is simply because it was a once a year dog show getaway for my mother & other attendees. more

 


New Feeding Trial Protocol Uses Everyday Dogs
By Susan Chaney

A new feeding trial protocol developed at Cal Poly Pomona in California may allow dog food manufacturers to qualify for the Association of American Food Control Officials “tested in feeding trials” label without using a colony of dogs living in an institutional setting. more
 

 
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