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Air Force Military Working Dog Rex Going Civilian

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President, Congress and Air Force Let Military Working Dog Rex Go Home With His K9 Handler Tech. Sgt. Jamie Dana After Both Injured By IED In Iraq Based on an article originally written by Tech. Sgt. Matt Gilreath 21st Space Wing Public Affairs U.S. Air Force A U.S. Air Force Airman attached to the 21st Security Forces Squadron is the first military working dog handler allowed to adopt her K-9 partner from active duty. Tech. Sgt. Jamie Dana, a military working dog handler, has been waiting since August 2005 for the official word after she requested to adopt her K-9, Rex. The two were injured in an improvised explosive (the infamous IED) attack on their Humvee, June 25, while they served in Iraq. President George W. Bush signed a Defense Appropriations Bill on December 30, which allowed military working...

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Dog Arthritis: Medications for Degenerative Arthritis

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Dog Arthritis: Medications for Degenerative Arthritis by Wendy C. Brooks, DVM, DipABVP Degenerative joint disease is the number one cause of chronic pain in the dog and cat. The condition itself is the result of long term stresses and instability of a joint either as a result of old injury or of natural development of the joint in that individual. While surgery may be able to help in some situations, most of the time the degeneration of the joint cannot be reversed and treatment focuses on preventing progression of damage. Numerous products are available on the market; some are best combined with others and some cannot be combined. The following is a summary of options: ASPIRIN Aspirin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug or NSAID. It is effective in relieving pain due to inflammation as is occurring within the arthritic...

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