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Sisk's Story: Left On His Own

Sunday, November 16 2014

sisk and owner

Left in the hot summer sun on a country road near Wichita Falls, Texas, the one-year-old pit bull mix didn’t know there was anything wrong with him.  Social media reports said an abandoned dog had been seen by a red gate on Sisk Road.  On Facebook, someone tagged Amber Browning, a Texas Pit Crew board member, asking her organization to help the dog.  The posted pictures and video showed a young dog with serious problems.

World Rabies Day

Monday, September 22 2014

by Elisabeth J. Giedt, DVM

World Rabies Day is September 28, 2014.  Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system. 

Lucky Riley

Monday, September 22 2014

Impaled Dog Treated by OSU Veterinarians

No one knows how it happened—they can only guess.  It’s a miracle he’s alive.  It certainly isn’t the type of case that veterinarians at OSU’s Veterinary Medical Hospital are used to seeing.  Riley, a 7-year-old pointer/pit bull mix, somehow impaled himself with a stick on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.

Water consumption and Athletes—Human and Animal

Monday, August 4 2014


by Elisabeth J. Giedt, DVM

Today we know that water consumption affects performance in human athletes.  Whether people are doing weight training, taking a yoga class, or riding the elliptical trainer, water is in the picture.  Water is equally important for animal athletes.