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  • Veterinary cardiologists: Does grain-free dog food cause heart disease?

    WSU Insider
  • Pioneering Pituitary Surgery

    American Veterinarian
  • Eight lives left for Linus the tabby cat

    Daily News
  • Update on Murray: Second risky surgery tackled by WSU VetMed

    WSU Insider
  • Thyroid Disease in Pets: What Should You Know?

    Healthy Pet
  • President, provost host Veterinary Medicine town hall

    WSU Insider
  • Until Seattle smoke subsides, take steps to keep Fido safe, veterinarians say

    Seattle Times
  • A pet out of its element

    News flash: you can’t keep “potentially dangerous animals” in Washington without a permit from the director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. That law, adopted more than 10 years ago, led to a 3-foot long, 8-pound alligator being confiscated from an Asotin County man earlier this month.

    Lewiston Tribune
  • Prickly pokey PT, WSU veterinarians putting a recovering porcupine through his paces
  • Washington State University veterinarians caring for confiscated crocodilian
  • How do you handle the grief that comes with losing a pet?

  • Why some pet owners and veterinarians are turning to alternative and holistic pet care options

  • Legacy of Service Continues to Expand

    WSU Spokane
  • 2018 Woman of Distinction: Saving animal lives every day

    2018 Woman of Distinction: Saving animal lives every day

    Katrina Mealey is the Richard L. Ott Endowed Chair in Small Animal Medicine and Research at WSU, the founding director of PrIMe (Program in Individualized Medicine for animals), a National Academy of Inventors member, and global expert in veterinary pharmacogenetics.  WSU Insider
  • Idaho County Sheriff says wounded puppy was not shot

    Moscow Pullman Daily News
  • Tips for running with your dog in Spokane

    The Spokesman-Review
  • Dog food recall worries residents, but so far no harm to pets in Spokane

    The Spokesman-Review
  • Hundreds of people and pets served by new WSU clinic

    WSU Insider
  • WSU vet and nursing students team up for low-income healthcare clinic
  • How To Help Animals During The California Fires, Because They’re Just As Vulnerable As You
  • Dog Gone Day

    Mic, a Pembroke corgi then 12, had always embodied good “dog manners.” He’d never met a dog who didn’t like him. Suddenly, he was enraging his packmates. We sympathized; his nighttime barking was fraying our nerves, too. Washington State Magazine
  • Pup gets a new lease on life

    Researcher and veterinarian Jillian Haines and Wiss, program coordinator at the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, worked with a blend of affection and efficiency with the wire-haired dachshund pup, the last subject in a year-long study into megaesophagus in canines and effective management techniques. Moscow-Pullman Daily News
  • Animal owners should be aware of wildfire smoke hazards

    PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine recommends that animal owners be aware that wildfire smoke advisories, issued by county and municipal health districts for people, apply to animals, too.

    Now through the early fall, wildfire season conditions are varying from unhealthy to hazardous levels for people, particularly with as winds shifts and air quality changes. Pets and other animals should be protected from potential dangers of smoke inhalation as well.

    WSU Insider
  • Entertain your pets: Pet tech aimed at helping furry friends

    SPOKANE, Wash. -

    Most of the time when you play with your pet, you reach for some sort of toy. But, what if you’re not home? There are actually TV shows and apps now that you can get to entertain your pets.

    Veterinarians say it actually does work. These apps usually have something running around on the screen and the dog or cat has to tap them to make them disappear.

    “It’s just giving them activity to do so instead of them just being bored and sleepy and doing nothing they can tap on something that is moving so there's some feedback,” says Dr. Leticia Fanucchia, a clinical instructor at WSU’s veterinary school.

    KHQ - TV 6
  • Washington State vet helps bird dog owners get over hump on neutering

    To neuter or not to neuter? Our family has pondered this decision six times and it still sinks my wife into a bog of anxiety, at least in the case of our dogs.

    When it came to me, her decision was swift.

    Meredith even insisted on cheerfully observing my vasectomy. She asked the urologist so many questions during the procedure I finally had to wave my hand and point out that I was getting less enthused about sacrificing my body for her medical curiosity as the local anesthetic began wearing off.

    The Spokesman-Review
  • Protect your pet’s feet from heat, burns

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Temperatures nearing or surpassing the century mark in the Inland Northwest this week prompts the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine to issue a hot pavement advisory for pets.

    “Rarely do dog owners in the Inland Northwest need to be concerned about walking their pets on hot asphalt,” explains Dr. Raelynn Farnsworth, head of the WSU veterinary teaching hospital’s Community Practice Service. “But even in relatively mild temperatures, burns to a pet’s pads can result if forced to walk on the hot surface.”

    86 degrees becomes 135 on asphalt

    In the absence of any wind and in direct sunlight, asphalt surfaces can reach 125 degrees, when the air temperature is only 77 degrees, according to Dr. James Berens work on thermal contact burns published in 1970 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. At 86 degrees, the asphalt temperature jumps to 135 degrees and at 87 degrees, only one degree more, the asphalt temperature rises to 143 degrees.

    WSU Insider
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