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Some couples spend their vacation time lying on a beach, touring foreign cities or hiking in national parks. But for Kim and Mark Spragg, volunteering with dogs is far more fun and rewarding than any of that. That’s why, since 2012, the Florida couple has come to the Sanctuary several times a year with a…

Some dogs accept medications well, some are quite finicky and some, like Jasmine was, couldn’t be fooled. She accepted a pill hidden in food once. Found it in there and that was it forever. She could tell whether the food was manipulated or not. If she really wanted the food, shed eat around the pill…

By Dr. Becker Recently, researchers in France set out to learn how common it is for young dogs to have physiological heart murmurs, which are murmurs not associated with a structural abnormality of the heart. Canine Heart Murmur Study For the study,1 the scientists evaluated 95 apparently healthy dogs between the ages of 1 and…

One of the challenges we’ve had with our puppy is how crazy he gets when we feed him. He’s so excited he barks and jumps and basically panics in anticipation. Like, “Oh my God, I’m going to die if I don’t eat all this food right now in 3 seconds!” I hear this is normal…

<p>It’s extremely common to have someone postulate a hypothetical situation only to follow up with, “What would you do?” Many times, the response would be something to the effect of, “I can’t say for sure as I’ve never been in that situation.”</p> <p>We here at <em>BarkPost</em> recognize the importance of being not only educated but <em>prepared</em> for…

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By Dr. Becker A strange problem that veterinarians occasionally encounter while doing oral exams on dogs is a condition known as subgingival hair. The typical patient has a short, coarse coat (think Labrador Retriever, Beagle, or Bulldog), and the hairs are usually poking up from the gums around the canines, incisors, or the hard palate…

By now I’m sure you’ve heard of Jasper, the sleepy greyhound that is still waiting for his forever home. By the estimates of his rescue, Jasper has been overlooked by nearly 2,000 people in the past six months because he’s almost always asleep when potential adopters stop by. While this story is adorable, it does…