Tag Archives: dog health

How Much Is Too Much to Spend on an Old Dog?


Written by: Phil Monahan

Max is recovering well from his surgery, which was intended
to offer him a couple more years of a good life.
Photo via The New York Times

An article by Roz Warren in the New York Times poses some hard questions that many dog owners face: how much are you willing to spend on your dog? and When is it time to . . .

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Video: Surgery Restores Mobility to A Paralyzed Dog


Written by: Phil Monahan

Bernie’s owner, Ann Stuart, sits with him during a visit to his physical therapist.
Photo via gwinnettdailypost.com

Here’s a great story from Georgia, about a paralyzed dog named Bernie who was nursed back to health by a dedicated team of veterinary surgeons and rehab staff. After undergoing surgery to fix a disc in his neck, 12-year-old Bernie did not . . .

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Scientists Are Exploring Ways to Extend Dogs’ Lives


Written by: Phil Monahan

UW scientists Matt Kaeberlein, with his dog Dobby, and Dan Promislow, with his dog Frisbee,
hope to launch a study of an anti-aging drug in dogs.
Photo by STEVE RINGMAN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

One of the more difficult realities of dog ownership is the knowledge that your best friend won’t be around forever. According to a recent article in The Seattle Times, a team of scientists at the. . .

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Spanish Authorities Plan to Euthanize Dog of Ebola Patient, Over the Family’s Objections


Written by: Phil Monahan

Teresa Romero Ramos, a nursing assistant in Madrid who was the first person infected
with Ebola outside of West Africa, with her dog Excalibur.
Photo via nbcnews.com

The spread of the deadly ebola virus outside Africa has much of the world on edge, but dog lovers are paying special attention to a case in Spain. A nurse named Teresa Romero Ramos is the first person to be infected in Europe, after she treated two Spanish priests who. . .

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Morris Animal Foundation: Golden Retriever Lifetime Study


Bridger and Friend
Photo by David Hawthorn

Golden Study Celebrates Its Second Year
By: David Haworth, DVM, PhD
President/CEO, Morris Animal Foundation

I’m writing today while Bridger, my 16-month-old furry child, is lying on my feet. Bridger is an enthusiastic, unapologetic ball of energy and joy, all contained in a beautiful Golden Retriever body….

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