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Pet projects: How US retailers are going to the dogs
By Jill Martin for BBC News
Entrepreneur Matt Meeker saw a gap in a lucrative market - the dog lover wanted to spoil his Great Dane, Hugo, but he couldn't find the right retailer to help him. "I wanted to make this dog really happy all the time, and didn't have an outlet to do that," he says. "So we created one."

Child Abuser Sniffed Out By Dog, Caught On Tape
By Chris Winston for

Dog Flipping; On The Rise
By Melissa Moon for News 3 Memphis
Everyone knows about house flipping, which is when someone buys a house, then turns around and sells it for a profit.
Veterinarians in Tennessee are warning pet owners that people are doing the same things with pets.

Act of compassion captured in photo of police officer who rescued dog
By Penny Eims for
A police officer with the South Londonderry Township Police Department in Campbelltown, Pa., was captured in a touching moment of compassion just days ago after he helped rescue an injured dog,

Black Lab Saves Border Collie from Drowning, Pulls Dog to Safety
By Hilton Hater for
Dogs are apparently in a rescuing mood this month.

Is the Raw Pet Food Industry on the Brink of Extinction?
Dr. Karen Becker for Mercola Healthy Pets
According to, the FDA’s new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will require all food manufacturers (human food and pet food) to maintain a written Food Safety Plan that is FDA-approved. For producers of commercial raw pet food diets, this will mean implementing manufacturing processes designed to eliminate pathogens. wonders if the raw pet food industry is up to the challenge.

Fireworks Warning Aimed At Dog Owners
By Rebekah Ward for The Telegram
As Canada Day approaches, many people are gearing up to set their own fireworks off to celebrate the holiday, while others such as dog owners Lisa Janes and Lynette Collins are preparing to help their panicky dogs weather the storm

Dogs In Evacuated Cumberland House Get More Food
CBC News Saskatchewan
Government sends in 680 kilograms of food by helicopter

Crash Tests For Dog Harnesses Show 100% Failure Rate
In a revolutionary new study, crash tests showed that not a single kind of dog harness provided sufficient protection in the event of an accident, and had a 100 percent failure rate.

Girl skips birthday presents, donates items to dog shelter
The Watertown DailyTimes, Gordon Block, Staff Writer
Inspired by her new dog and the movie “Pay It Forward,” a Cape Vincent girl skipped birthday presents this year and instead collected money and supplies for the Jefferson County Dog Shelter, 21897 County Route 190.

Top Ten Pet Poisons In 2012
Real Dogs Real People
According to the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center, more than 180,000 pets were exposed to potentially toxic substances in 2012. And for the fifth year running, topping the list are prescription human medications.

More Than Half of U.S. Pets Have This Disease-Linked Condition - Does Yours?
Dr. Karen Becker for Mercola Healthy Pets
52.5 percent of dogs and 58.3 percent of cats are either overweight or obese according to their veterinarian.

Beware the N Word!
Did you just use the N word? Oh oh.

Children Calm Shelter Animals By Reading To Them
Montana’s Hamilton School District #3 has an after school program where Keystone school children spend an afternoon a week reading to shelter dogs and cats awaiting their forever homes.

Dogs, Humans Affected by OCD Have Similar Brain Abnormalities
Research suggests that study of anxiety disorders in dogs may help find new therapies for OCD and similar conditions in humans.

Probiotics: Even Your Traditional Vet May Now Recommend This Pet Supplement
By Dr. Becker
Probiotics are living microorganisms or gut friendly bacteria. They were discovered in the early 1900’s by Russian Nobel Laureate Elie Metchnikoff. Metchnikoff became aware that people living in rural areas who consumed fermented milk on a regular basis lived long lives, and he attributed it to the Lactobacillus organism found in milk.

Search Dogs At Canada's Borders More Likely To Sniff Out Meat Than Drugs, Records Show
Federal search dogs at international border entry points have a penchant for sniffing out one thing more than anything else: meat.

Pets May Help Reduce Your Risk Of Heart Disease
Having a pet might lower your risk of heart disease, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement.

Therapy Dogs To Offer Comfort After Boston Bombings
By Danika Fears for TODAY PETS
Tales of hope abound in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, and even four-legged workers are pitching in to provide relief (and cuddles) to those in need. Throughout the week, the Boston community can count on canine comfort from five specially-trained golden retrievers deployed by Lutheran Church Charities in Addison, Ill.

New Blue Jays Ace Takes Aim At Ontario's Pit-Bull Ban
By Tom Maloney for The Globe and Mail
As the Toronto Blue Jays open the baseball season on Tuesday against the Cleveland Indians at the Rogers Centre, the team is an odds-on favourite to win the American League East and move on to the World Series for the first time since 1993.

Dangerous Dog Measures May Cause 'More Problems Than They Solve'
By BBC NEWS England
Planned new measures to clamp down on dangerous dogs could "cause more problems than they solve", vets and animal charities have told ministers.

Ground Zero search-and-rescue dogs' ashes to be incorporated in World Trade Center memorial
Rene Kiriluk-Hill/Hunterdon Democrat
Respect, honor and thanks to 911 search and rescue dogs, in Lambertville, NJ.

Which Countries Have The Most Pets And How Much Do They Spend Feeding Them?

Americans love their pets, but we own a quarter fewer dogs and cats than do Romanians and spend almost half as much feeding them as Singaporeans. 

Great article in Bloomberg Businessweek:  Animal Planet 


Man Sentenced to 10 Years In Jail For Killing Two Dogs
Life With Dogs
A South Carolina man who admitted to killing two dogs received the maximum sentence on Tuesday and will spend 10 years in jail for his crimes.

Keeping Pets Safe: Poison Prevention Week
Pet Poison Helpline
For more than 50 years and since its inception by Congress in 1961, the third week in March has been designated as National Poison Prevention Week. This year it falls on March 17-23, and the veterinarians and toxicology experts at Pet Poison Helpline are urging everyone to remember the four-legged members of the family, as they are among the most vulnerable.

The Story Behind Puppy Mills
By Ron Miller for The Doggington Post
Puppy mills are one of the worst and most heart-breaking issues of the canine world. This is why in this article we will shed some light on the activities and scenarios that go on in these kinds of places.

Michael Vick Fires Back At Animal Activists
USA Today Sports
Vick wonders why he isn't loved by animal lovers when he's trying to do the right thing. Yes.. he says it with a straight face. My opinion: Threatening him is clearly wrong but welcoming him is far to much to ask of animal lovers.

Studies Have Linked Lawn Pesticides with Canine Malignant Lymphoma
By Barbara Dobbins for The Whole Dog Journal
A study reveals a link between canine malignant lymphoma and professionally applied lawn pesticides.

China's New Dissidents: Dog Owners
Damien Ma, The Atlantic
Why the popularity of large canines is challenging the country's cultural norms

Nutro Dog Food Loses Class Action Lawsuit
By Brandy Arnold for The Dogington Post
Dog owners across the state of California are celebrating an important win against leading dog food manufacturer, Nutro, a subsidiary of the MARS Corporation, most famous for their chocolate and candies.

Purina's Beneful Ignores Consumer Complaints
Brandi Arnold for The Dogington Post

Ohio Hospital 1st To Unite Kids, Pets
By Scripps Howard News Service for
Cincinnati Children's Hospital will be the first hospital in the nation to unite critically ill children and their pets under one roof.

Dogs May Understand Human Point of View
Many dog owners think their pets are clever or that they understand humans but, until now, this has not been tested by science.

Eight Million Dog Mummies Found In Saqqara
Nevine El-Aref ,for
During routine excavations at the dog catacomb in Saqqara necropolis, an excavation team led by Salima Ikram, professor of Egyptology at The American University in Cairo (AUC), and an international team of researchers led by Paul Nicholson of Cardiff University have uncovered almost 8 million animal mummies at the burial site.

EU Set To Ban Animal Testing For Cosmetics Forever
Campaign pioneers The Body Shop and Cruelty Free International celebrate after 20 years of activism.

Pet Population Falling, According To AVMA Census
Steve Dale, Steve Dale's Pet World

4 Things You Should Know About Your Vet
By Jill Sherer Murray for WebVet
They're your pet's healthcare provider, but how much do you really know about their treatment practices? Here are four interesting things about veterinarians that may have you looking at them in a different light.

Antibiotic "Apocalypse" Warning
James Gallagher, BBC News
This is a scary read for human and veterinary medicine alike!

Dog Spots The Dog
Dogs Recognize the Dog Species Among Several Other Species On a Computer Screen

Contaminated Dog Treats To Remain On Canadian Store Shelves
The Huffington Post
Dog treats discovered to have trace amounts of antibiotics will remain on store shelves in Canada because testing turned up no health concerns for pets, says pet food giant Nestle Purina.

No Control, Not Breed To Blame In Fatal Dog Fight Near Calgary Park
Michael Platt CALGARY SUN
Take the word “pitbull” out of the equation, and you have to wonder if three dogs currently caged in Calgary would be in custody at all.

It's A Dog's Life In China: Sold For 1 Million Pounds; Or Stolen And Sold As Meat
Jonathan Kaiman, The Guardian
From prized mastiffs to dogmeat as wintertime dish, attitudes towards pets are changing but animal cruelty is still widespread

Guard Dogs More Friendly Than Frightening When Put To The Test.
Eric Pfeiffer, Yahoo! News
An unintentionally hilarious investigation into the effectiveness of guard dogs finds that if you're a loving pet owner, your dog probably can't be counted on to stop intruders.

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