Monthly Archives: November 2013

Ask the Dogtor, I: Treatment Options for Strained Knee Ligaments

Written by: Dr. Bo Bergman, DVM


A torn or ruptured knee ligament can affect a dog’s mobility and cause varying levels of pain.
Photo via crozetgazette.com

Last week, Bill asked about treatment options for his dog with a strained “ACL.” Most people have likely heard of athletes tearing or rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in their knee, and the same thing can happen in dogs (and cats)—only we call it the. . .

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Don’t Miss the National Dog Show on TV Tomorrow


Written by: Phil Monahan

Last year’s winner, Sky, strikes a regal pose.
Photo via nationaldogshow.com

For those of you not interested in watching the Detroit Lions battle the Green Bay Packers—and I’m sure there are a lot of Orvis Dogs readers who fit that description—the annual broadcast of the National Dog Show will be shown on. . .

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Fish Story: The Third-Try Brown Trout

Written by: Dan from Albuquerque


Persistence paid off for Dan, as he was able to tempt this beauty three separate times during a single day.
Photo by Dan from Albuquerque

Northern New Mexico went into a winter storm warning last weekend, but it didn’t officially start until noon on Saturday so I figured I could get some fishing in before the weather hit. I decided to fish the Rio Chama to see if I could find some post-spawn browns lurking around the. . .

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How to Keep Your Dog Safe on Thanksgiving Day


Written by: Phil Monahan

Pay attention to your dog during the busy holiday meal.
Photo by photo by Maria, Gastonia

North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, has an excellent list of ten ways to keep your dog safe during the hectic family mealtime tomorrow. Here are a few things to look out for: . .

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VIDEO UPDATE: Blind Dog and His Brother Have a New Forever Home!


Written by: Phil Monahan

Jonathan Hochman and Veronica McKee with their new family.
Photo via 6abc.com

Last week, we told you the story of Jermaine and Jeffrey, two Pit Bull puppies at a shelter in Philadelphia looking for a new home. What made them special was that Jeffrey is blind, and Jermaine acts as his guide. A photo of the

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Leaf Pattern Water Trapper Mats: “I’m only sorry I didn’t buy one sooner.”

Written by: Orvis Associate, Barbara Leiser


These thirsty polypropylene mats effortlessly take the worst that any season can dish out.
Photo via orvis.com

Tired of looking at an industrial looking mat inside my front door to protect my wood floor from the mess of the winter slush and snow, spring mud,summer dirt, I bought the Leaf Pattern Water Trapper Mat. Not only does it. . .

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