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What Is The Ortolani Test For Hip Dysplasia In…

 The Ortolani Test is an orthopedic maneuver that a veterinarian can use to determine whether a young dog, very young dog, puppies has...
Dr. Sarah Wooten Dr. Sarah Wooten
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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Hip Dysplasia…

 One of the therapies available is to get injections of medications straight into the hip joint to help reduce pain and inflammation and...

What Should I Do If My Dog Has Hip…

 Surgery to correct hip dysplasia can be a big investment of money in your pet’s health. Depending on how old your pet is...

Does Glucosamine Help Dogs With Hip Dysplasia?

 Glucosamine is a naturally occurring substance in your dog’s body, in your body as well. And the highest concentration of glucosamine is found...
Dr. Sarah Wooten Dr. Sarah Wooten
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Can A Dog With Hip Dysplasia Run?

 A dog with hip dysplasia can definitely run. It just depends again on how severe the disease is. Sometimes a dog will want...
Dr. Sarah Wooten Dr. Sarah Wooten
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The Explosives Detection Dog Who Has a Soft Spot…

Deputy Sheriff Michael Klinger is a 20-year veteran of the Dauphin County, PA police. His partner, Tika, is an explosives detection dog. Deputy Klinger...
Dr. Sarah Wooten Dr. Sarah Wooten
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A Winter Wonderland for Special Needs Foster Dogs!

Happy holidays! To get you in the Christmas spirit, we’d like to share the story of Wicket and Lumen, two special needs pups who...
Melissa Mazzeo Melissa Mazzeo
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Could “Dog Jail” Ease Your Dog’s Intervertebral Disc Disease?

Big Barker’s consulting veterinarian Dr. Sarah Wooten recently participated in a continuing education seminar given by Dr. Theresa Pancotto at DVM360’s Fetch Conference. Dr....
Melissa Mazzeo Melissa Mazzeo
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Thanksgiving Contest: Winners & Honorable Mentions!

For Thanksgiving 2017, we asked our fans to post a special picture of their dog or dogs that shows why they’re so thankful for...
Melissa Mazzeo Melissa Mazzeo
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What’s the Link Between Nutrition and Your Dog’s Arthritis?…

Osteoarthritis (OA) is considered to be the number one cause of chronic pain in dogs. According to the literature, at least 20% of dogs...
Melissa Mazzeo Melissa Mazzeo
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Big Barker Gives Philadelphia’s Shelter Dogs a Cozy Place…

I have to say it: At Big Barker, we have a special place in our hearts for dogs who are waiting for their forever...
Melissa Mazzeo Melissa Mazzeo
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This Deaf Therapy Dog is a True Hear-O: The…

  Meet Karl! Karl is a canine member of Companions for Courage, an organization in Central Florida that provides therapy dogs to assist children...
Melissa Mazzeo Melissa Mazzeo
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