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Researcher recognized for drug reaction discovery in dogs

WSU’s Katrina Mealey with her Jack Russell terrier, Bumpus, named after former Coug football wide receiver, Michael Bumpus. (Photo by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services) PULLMAN, Wash. – Because one dog’s miracle drug can be another dog’s poison, Washington State University researcher Katrina Mealey has spared countless dogs worldwide from crippling illness and death caused […]

From wolves to foxes to man’s best friend

PULLMAN, Wash. – When I get home from work I like to blow off a little bit of steam by playing with my dog, Buster Brown. Buster came from the dog pound so I don’t know his full life history, but he’s about 10 years old. Despite his membership in the canine branch of the […]

Pain medicine study seeking dogs with osteoarthritis

PULLMAN, Wash. – Pet owners are invited to bring their dogs with osteoarthritis to be part of a Washington State University study testing a medicine to control pain and inflammation. Enrollees will need to bring their dog to the WSU veterinary teaching hospital clinic four times over an approximate five-week period. The comparative orthopedic research […]

Drugs for dogs: aligning medications to breeds

PULLMAN – Every dog has his day, and someday, every dog may have his own drug profile. Washington State University veterinary pharmacologist Katrina Mealey has launched a study of how different breeds of dogs react to common medications, and is asking dog owners in the Pacific Northwest for their help. The work was spurred by […]

It’s no dog’s life after research

A Beatles CD was playing as we walked into the cat colony of WSU researchers Boon Chew and Jean Soon Park. Instantly, a myriad of colorful cats jumped up to greet us — bright eyed, sleek … and to be honest, all a little on the chubby side. The cats are housed four or five […]