Source: Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine 

Washington State University is conducting the D.O.G. study to develop a test for identifying dogs at risk of severe reactions to Veterinary drugs. This research, led by Dr. Tania Perez, focuses on variations in liver enzymes responsible for drug metabolism. These variations can cause some dogs to metabolize drugs too slowly, increasing their risk during routine procedures, or too quickly, rendering treatments ineffective.

The study aims to tailor individual treatment protocols to improve safety and efficacy in canine medication. Over 100 dogs have participated, and insights from the study have already proven critical in saving lives, such as in the case of Marnie, a pug who nearly died from slow drug metabolism during surgery.

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