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Dog rose from the grave to live again
March 31, 2015

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Theia-webPULLMAN, WASH. – She was a wandering dog who belonged to no one and to everyone. People in Moses Lake, Wash., would scratch her head and feed her scraps of food. Then, a little more than a month ago, she was hit by a car. And in what appears to have been a misguided mercy killing, someone struck her on the skull with a hammer and buried her in a field.

Through mid-May: Exhibit features local shelter animals
February 5, 2015

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – Kyla Lakin’s dogs and cats stare out of her paintings with trust, alertness and hope, much as they did in life. The Washington State University student knew them all as temporary residents of the Humane Society of the Palouse (HSOP) in Moscow, Idaho, before they became the stars of WSU Animal Health Library’s next “Art in the Library” exhibit.

Rock Doc: How much does it hurt? Assessing animal pain
November 25, 2014

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – When I take my elderly mother to the emergency room, the nurse asks how much pain she is in, on a scale of 1 to 10. There is a chart with pictures of little smiley faces, neutral faces and grimacing faces to help a person – perhaps a child – determine a number. Pain management is an important part of human medicine.

Vet college pilots software to help owners track treatment
September 25, 2014

By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

MedaVet-230PULLMAN, Wash. – Owners can easily keep track of their animals’ veterinary appointments, medicine schedules and post-surgical care on their PCs, tablets or smartphones with a new service provided by Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Rock Doc column: A wolf in other clothing
September 2, 2014

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – I was hospitalized for 10 days in late July. In August, to rebuild my strength, I took my dog on increasingly long walks around town. We went virtually every day; the exercise was good for both Buster Brown and me.

From Matilda, clues about cancer
September 2, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Matilda-80PULLMAN, WASH. – A sweet, loyal golden retriever named Matilda has become a key player in fighting cancer among dogs and humans alike. To combat the disease, she goes on walks, naps, plays with the family’s pet bird and enthusiastically thumps her tail.

Human-animal interaction expert named national chair
August 26, 2014

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

ErdmanPULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University animal-lover and researcher is being recognized for her expertise on how humans and animals interact.