When Erika Werne adopted her 4-year-old white female Standard Poodle named “Calli” from a friend, she knew the dog had seizures and required a prescription for phenobarbital. The dog’s sweet, happy disposition won her over, taking away any concerns about managing an epileptic dog.
Twelfth Night Dachshund breeder Anne Carson takes to heart the importance of educating Dachshund fanciers about hemangiosarcoma. Her firsthand experiences losing dogs to the aggressive, silent cancer that snares its victims without a sign of illness are insightful and passionate.
The first documented case of endocarditis associated with Bartonella clarridgeiae, a bacterium causing bartonellosis, was in April 2000 in a Boxer being treated at the University of California-Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.
“Benelli,” or “Benny” for short, was 5 years old in 2007 when he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in his right front leg. The gregarious Rottweiler, titled in conformation, obedience, carting, and as a therapy dog, seemed to have a bum leg from the start. At 18 months old, Benny, painfully lame, had surgery for elbow dysplasia.