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Bears, Kidney Disease, and Hope for New Treatment
« on: August 12, 2015, 07:58:22 PM »
I saw this floating around and thought it interesting:

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Re: Bears, Kidney Disease, and Hope for New Treatment
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2015, 10:40:28 AM »
I know this will sound cranky, and my apologies for that, but . . . it just irritates me that once again, they look at trying to find a treatment AFTER the damage is done instead of looking at the causes (inappropriate diet, anyone?) of the problem.  And there's something they're forgetting:  bears are omnivores.  So even if they figure out how the bear kidneys regenerate, there's no guarantee that it can be applied to carnivorous pets like dogs and cats.
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Re: Bears, Kidney Disease, and Hope for New Treatment
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2015, 10:42:06 AM »
Interesting!
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Re: Bears, Kidney Disease, and Hope for New Treatment
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2015, 10:44:58 AM »
You aren't alone in your "crankiness."  Honestly, the first time I read it... my eyes rolled a bit, due to similar thoughts. 
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Re: Bears, Kidney Disease, and Hope for New Treatment
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2015, 11:37:42 AM »
I'm just concentrating on the last sentence.
"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." Edward Hoagland
"Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog; but you're never friendless ever, if you have a dog."

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