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July 30, 2013  Subscribe
Dog Show Happiness, plus Diagnosing Cushings Disease
DFR Blogger Kayla Bertagnolli wonders if exhibitors can find true happiness at a dog show. So with camera in hand, our favorite photographer set out to capture moments of pure joy in the ring. Check out some of the young - and young at heart - handlers who prove that you can find true happiness in the dog sport.

Cushing’s disease, otherwise known as hyperadrenocorticism, is a common canine condition that can affect dogs as they age. Diagnosis can be costly and complicated, and test results can be affected due to the stress of the examination. Find out how researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, use dog hair to provide a quick and reliable preliminary diagnosis.

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
Dog’s Hair Gives Quick Cushing’s Diagnosis
By Best In Show Daily

A surprisingly large number of dogs suffer from hyperadrenocorticism. The symptoms are caused by excessive amounts of hormones – glucocorticoids – in the body. Unfortunately, though, diagnosis of the disease is complicated by the fact that glucocorticoid levels naturally fluctuate and most methods for measuring the concentration of the hormones in the blood provide only a snapshot of the current situation. more

Is Anybody Happy Here?
By Kayla Bertagnolli

We’ve all been there. I can be the first to admit, “Guilty as charged!”

You know that moment when we find ourselves in a dumpy mood at a dog show? Well, lately I’ve been on the search to find out why, and to see if there are any truly happy people around. more


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