Posts with tag Susan Chaney

Detection Dog Finds New Line of Work in NYC

Mik, a narcotics detection dog in New York, has a very different job from other dogs with his same training. He keeps recovering addicts honest and accountable. How, you might ask? By examining their luggage when they arrive at The Core Company’s Loft 107, a post-rehab, sober-living facility, and by helping families of possible users… read more

Supraspinatus tendinopathy, which causes forelimb lameness, is typically seen in athletic dogs that weigh at least 45 pounds. Photo courtesy Wendy Baltzer, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Supraspinatus Tendinopathy Puts Dogs on the Sidelines

A limping dog is always a concern. After all, our canine companions need their legs for every aspect of their lives – from eating to exercising to eliminating. Most of the time, a slight limp seems to clear up within a day or so. And our dogs go on as before. Other limps are much… read more

'Architecture for Dogs’ Exhibit Hits California

Wander into the main gallery at the Long Beach Museum of Art – without reading the exhibition introduction – and you might just think it’s some wacky contemporary art exhibit. Truth be told, even after reading it, you might wonder if such an assemblage of miniature architecture is worthy of the installation. But if you… read more

Most Dogs Tolerate Even Black Widow and Brown Recluse Bites

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. “We can almost never confirm that it’s a spider bite in… read more

My Favorite Thing: Max, My Writing Buddy

Did you get to take your dog to work with you on Take Your Dog to Work Day, Friday, June 21? I know that lots of you spend plenty of time with your dogs on the weekends or after work – training, grooming, getting ready for shows and performance events. And some of you make… read more

Whippet Wins Total Dog at 20th UKC Premier

The 20th annual United Kennel Club Premier, featuring numerous performance trials as well as several conformation shows, drew about 1,600 dogs to the Kalamazoo County Expo Center and Fairground in Kalamazoo, Mich., from June 13-16, 2013. Besting the other 247 dogs in this year’s Total Dog competition was Whippet Ch. Wildwood’s All Four On The… read more

Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Managing Canine Diabetes

The signs of type 1 diabetes in five Beagles were controlled after they were injected with two types of genes by researchers at Spain’s Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The therapy is minimally invasive, according to lead researcher Fàtima Bosch, Ph.D., a professor at the university. A single session of injections goes into the dog’s rear… read more

The ‘Runny Nose’ That Isn’t ‘Just a Cold’

Aspergillus spores are everywhere – in the soil, in plant material, even in dust. We breathe them in every day, and so do our dogs. Most of the time, we never know it. Neither do they. But if we are unwell, with a compromised immune system, and the spores get stuck in any of our… read more

Take Your Dog to Work Day Turns 15

Pet Sitters International’s Take Your Dog to Work Day celebrates its 15th year on Friday, June 21, 2013. If you’ve ever been in an office on the day set aside for spreading the word about how great dogs are, you know the amazing effect our canine pals can have amidst the filing cabinets, cube walls… read more

Postpartum Fever Might Mean Metritis

Your bitch finally had her puppies. Though it was a prolonged birth, the little pups are all fine. She’s nursing them as she should. But it’s Day 2, and her temperature has spiked. You know that because you’ve checked it twice a day since she gave birth. What now? Call your vet. A dam’s temperature… read more

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