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August 3rd 2009
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Good News for Cavaliers
Top heart disease in dogs may not be an inevitable result of aging.
A discovery by a cardiac surgeon at Colorado State University refutes the accepted wisdom that mitral valve disease, the top heart disease in dogs, is an inevitable result of aging in pets. Dr. Chris Orton and his research team believe serotonin is driving the disease in dogs and humans. “Serotonin is made in the brain and in cells in the gut. We previously thought that those were the only...
Blog: Weekly Smilers
July 27th 2009
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Correction
Camp Unleashed is in Massachusetts.
Our story, “Is Your Dog Camp-Ready?” (in the July/August 2009 issue of The Bark), includes advice from Annie Brody, founder of Camp Unleashed. Unfortunately, in the print edition, we erred when we located the camp in Maine. It’s in western Massachusetts, where furry campers run and play in the lovely Berkshire Mountains. Unlike our canine pals, we took our eyes off the ball and we regret the...
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Good Advice for Cubicle Pups
Contest winner Stacy Dubuc takes her dog to work.
Stacy Dubuc of Carmel, Calif., has won The Bark’s Take Your Dog to Work advice contest with six Ginger-tested tips. (Ginger is Dubuc’s four-year-old Pit Bull.) Dubuc works at the SPCA of Monterey County. (A photo of her co-worker’s dog, Red, was included in our Dogs @ Work slideshow.)   If you plan on taking your dog to the office, consider printing out a copy of Dubuc’s smart suggestions and...
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Spay/Neuter in Costa Rica
CSU students and veterinarians provide much-needed, free surgery.
The photos and the report are in from a January spay/neuter mission to Costa Rica. Early this year, 30 Colorado State University students helped spay and neuter more than 240 animals for free during a makeshift clinic in a school gymnasium in San Isidro.   “Students and veterinarians used baby cribs and school desks as surgery tables and soccer goalie boxes as IV carts. To reach the free clinic,...
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Howl Contributor Heads to U.S. Senate. UPDATE.
Minnesota Supreme Court declares Al Franken the winner.
[UPDATE: At the risk of really upsetting the anti-Franken faction out there, we had to point out that our hopes that Sen. Al Franken's personal passion for dogs would translate into action are already being realized. He announced his first legislative goal --funding to train service dogs to assist veterans. Good for dogs and veterans.   According to a column in Star Tribune, Franken was inspired...
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July 20th 2009
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July 13th 2009
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July 6th 2009
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