10 Things I Learned from Leland Dirks

I got news today (Feb 19, 2024) that my fellow Colorado author and border collie lover Leland Dirks died recently. It's such sad news, but I know that

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$100 Dollar Bag of Dog Food

It's 48 days until Spring. We got a full tank of gas, half a pack of M&Ms. It's dark... and we're wearing sunglasses. Bonus points, if you get

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New Index for Tummy Problems in Dogs

The graphic I found to modify for this post alone is worth the trouble. Cracks me up. Let's face it tummy problems in dogs are NO fun --

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Dog Vasectomy and Ovary-Sparing Spay Study

With increasing interest in the benefits of dogs' longer exposure to gonadal hormones and demand for options other than traditional spay/neuter, a study published in early 2023 caught

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Itchy Dog Relief Guidelines

With a major veterinary magazine deadline looming, I spent time reading in full the latest thinking in itchy dog relief from the new 2023 AAHA Management of Allergic

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Dog Cancer Diet and Quality of Life During Chemo

A veterinary nutritionist friend served as the lead author on a study of a specific dry diet for dogs going through chemotherapy -- a dog cancer diet, if

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Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex (CIRDC)

For now, I'm not going to attempt to write extensively about the weird (and maybe new / maybe not new) Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex (CIRDC) cases all

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Shelter Dog Behavior After Adoption

A study done by researchers from the veterinary school at Ohio State University and published in August 2023, looked at shelter dog behavior after adoption at 7 days,

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Sulfa Drug Sensitivity in Dogs

Sulfa drug sensitivity in dogs often makes us think about Doberman Pinschers, but they are not the only breed potentially affected by sulfonamide medications. Let's look at theories

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Post Operative Bleeding in Dogs

Many of us likely think that post operative bleeding in dogs happens right away, but it turns out, in some breeds, some pretty scary post-op bleeding can happen

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