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Spider Bites Are Tricky, plus Great Western Juniors
“Although most dogs can withstand a spider bite without much consequence, there’s no use asking for it.” So says Editor Susan Chaney in her report on North America’s most venomous arachnids. Susan interviews a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care to learn about the proper treatment for a dog suspected of being bitten by a spider.

DFR Blogger Kayla Bertagnolli was impressed with the junior handlers at the Great Western Terrier Association show this year despite fewer class entries. Terriers are well known for delivering show-stopping performances, so it’s curious that they’re not seen more often in the Junior Showmanship ring. Meet some of the youngsters who prove that a Terrier can be the perfect juniors dog.

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

A Recap of Terrier Junior Handlers at Great Western
By Kayla Bertagnolli

As we all know, the Great Western Terrier Association show is one of the “it” spots for junior handlers who show Terriers to compete. This year I was able to attend and watch the competition unfold for the second year in a row, and I have to say it had high and low points. more

Most Dogs Tolerate Even Black Widow and Brown Recluse Bites
By Susan Chaney

Spider bites on dogs are a tricky business. First of all, it’s almost impossible to know that a dog has been bitten by a spider unless the dog’s owner actually sees the spider on the dog, then finds a welt in the same spot. more

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