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Library exhibit documents Montana dog’s life, illness, recovery at WSU VetMed

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Lauren Grabelle and Sugar PULLMAN, Wash. – For 10 years, photographer Lauren Grabelle and her Weimaraner, Sugar, were always on the move. In New Jersey, Grabelle entered Sugar in lure coursing, agility and flyball, sports geared toward burning off Sugar’s seemingly boundless energy. » More …

Beaten dog leaves WSU vet hospital after successful surgery

By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

Theia-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Theia, the formerly homeless young dog from Moses Lake, Wash., left Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital this morning breathing well through her surgically repaired sinuses. » More …

Beaten dog returns to WSU veterinary college for reassessment

By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

Theia-webPULLMAN, Wash. – The ownerless dog that a month ago was hit by a car, bludgeoned and buried only to crawl out of its shallow grave four days later is returning to Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital on Tuesday, April 21. » More …

Dog rose from the grave to live again

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. » More …

From Matilda, clues about cancer

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. » More …

Vet surgeons complete Chocolate’s surgery

Pullman – “Chocolate,” the Chesapeake Bay retriever that has captured the hearts of many, is out of surgery and is resting comfortably at WSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital.  The large dog underwent a five hour procedure to help repair old breaks to both of his front legs that had healed improperly.

“I am pleasantly surprised at the range of motion we have in the left leg,” said WSU veterinary orthopedic surgeon Dr. Steve Martinez. The procedure involved removing muscle and ligament tissue that had become adhered to the bone callus formed when the broken leg healed … » More …

Vet College aids homeless dog

PULLMAN – A Chesapeake Bay retriever that ran for months on two broken front legs and has captured the hearts of many in the Tri-Cities area of Washington may now get the help he needs.

“Chocolate” will undergo surgery today (Friday, Feb. 8) at WSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital to help repair his injuries that
healed improperly on their own.

The injured dog was seen wandering through fields north of Pasco, Wash., for the past six months. Despite injuries that may have killed many other animals, Chocolate taught himself to walk … » More …

Prof heads sled for Cascade contest

According to the Chinese calendar, the Year of the Dog only comes around once every 12 years, and this is it. But in Margaret Black’s world, it’s always the year of the dog. With 21 purebred Siberian huskies to care for, how could it be otherwise?This weekend Black, an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, is scheduled to compete in the Snow Dog Super Mush in Conconully in the Northern Cascades near Omak. It’s possible that a shoulder strain she suffered earlier this month in a sledding accident will sideline her dogs for this race, but since this is the mushing season, there’s another race on … » More …