Healthy dogs wanted for fecal bacteria study

The College of Veterinary Medicine is looking for 60 healthy dog volunteers to help in a study of the effects of antibiotics on the bacteria found in poop.

Dogs will be enrolled in the study for a period of one week and a stool sample will need to be collected at the beginning and end of the study period. Owners will receive a $5 Ferdinand’s gift certificate.

Dog owners need to be able to:

  • Bring their dog to the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital for a physical exam
  • Give their dog an oral medication (Clavamox, Baytril or a placebo) on a prescribed 3 to 7-day schedule
  • Record their observations on a treatment log
  • Transport the stool samples to the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital

The study will provide a complete physical examination and study medication at no charge to the owners. The gift certificate will be provided upon completion of the study.

For more information and to enroll your dog, please contact Valorie Wiss, 509-335-0798 or