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Chemotherapy for Dogs Everything You Need to Know

I recently participated in an interview with a fellow writer for petmd.com on what pet owners need to know about chemotherapy in dogs. You can find the link to the full text here and a transcription of the article below. By: Carol McCarthy “Your dog has cancer” might be the four scariest words a pet… read more

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If Your Child Dreams of Being a Veterinarian, You Must Read This!

Like many pet-loving youngsters, Chris Carpenter knew that he wanted to become a veterinarian, “no matter what.” No one in his family had the background to help him and, other than when his dog needed care, he had no contact with any vets. “You’ll have to take a lot of science,” was the best advice… read more

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OOFOS Shoes

Floating on air! That’s the only way to describe the OOFOS sandal. After double knee replacements, I am always trying to find comfortable supportive shoes for shock absorption. While searching online recently, I came across the OOFOS Recovery Footware website. Ordering the OOriginal-Sport Sandal in Graphite/Black was simple. Shipping was quick and my package arrived within… read more

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Early Detection to Target Hemangiosarcoma Cells in Dogs: The Shine On Project

Current Status: Phase 1&2 Open and enrolling Principal Investigator: Jaime Modiano, VMD, PhD Contacts: Dr. Modiano: modiano@umn.edu Amber Winter, research study technician: 612-624-1352 or alwinter@umn.edu What is the project? “Early Detection to Target Hemangiosarcoma Cells in Dogs (Shine On)” was conceived to reduce the mortality and the suffering caused by canine hemangiosarcoma. The goal of… read more

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The Von Doms

I come from a very working class background but both sides of my family always insisted on having pedigree dogs. My father’s side of the family kept Dachshunds; my mother’s side were more eclectic in their tastes keeping among others, Dobermanns, German Shepherds, Samoyeds and Boxers. My mum’s childhood (in the early 1950’s) was spent… read more

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Windsor Championship Show 2016: Midnight Express Steams Ahead

In the Best in Show ring on the final night of Windsor championship dog show 2016, Ben Reynolds-Frost had the privelidge of judging the seven finalists and pick his Best in Show winner. From the seven his winner was the Doberamann Ch/Ir Ch Jojavik Midnight Express who was winning his second all-breed Best in Show… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – Our Own Worst Enemies

Welcome guest columnist Kelly Schur, Lake Bluff, Ill. I first met Kelly a dozen years ago when we were both showing competitive pug specials. She impressed me then and continues to do so today. Thank you for your thought-provoking ideas Kelly! How often are people in the sports of purebred dogs heard lamenting about declining… read more

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New Superbug in Dogs and Cats: mcr-1

A few years ago, the New Delhi metallobetalactamase-1 (NDM-1) antibiotic resistance gene attracted a lot of attention. This resistance gene can be found in (and passed between) a variety of bacteria, and bacteria possessing this gene are resistant to a wide range of drugs. A drug of last resort for those infections is colistin (a… read more

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Owner Handlers – Is it so Bad to be a Specialist

True story ‘Your world is very small,’ I was informed by a professional handler last weekend while he held up his hand and pinched his forefinger and thumb together until there was a tiny separation.  ‘It’s made up of just brown dogs.’  Let’s ignore for a few minutes that no one is in the position… read more

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When the Patient is Our Own

Veterinary technicians are blessed with pets that, like any other pet owners, may have major medical issues. Not only do we have healthy pets, but also we’re more likely than the general public to take home the three-legged dog the owners no longer wanted, to work with a cat’s diabetes or to, nurse a tiny… read more

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