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Money Talks
Consumer demand is changing the face of the pet food industry, despite the best efforts of the established players.

New Discovery: Superbug MRSA Bacteria Easily Transmitted Between Pets and Owners
Dr. Karen Becker
Yeiks! I am still far more worried about catching cooties from people than from my dogs, but the thought of cross-species diseases becoming more prevalent is frightening.

Homeless man and dog help each other through hard times.
This is sad and it is heartwarming. I wish them both a very happy ending.

Pit Bull Bans Are On Their Way Out
Ben Guarino
Steps in the right direction for Breed Specific Legislation; it is being turned over, in favour of more sensible laws regarding dangerous dogs.

DogVacay, The 'Airbnb For Dogs,' Just Raised $25 Million: Here's How It Works

Check out this wildly successful on-line dog sitting community.

FBI Arrests Lead To Ground Breaking Dog Fighting Penalties
A step in the right direction, as members of the second largest dog fighting ring in history receive the most severe sentences ever handed down.

Sheep dog patrols may curb seaside bacterial infections
Working Border Collies are proving effective in reducing E.Coli risks on beaches by reducing Seagull action.

Dogs And Humans Share The Same MRSA Infections
Can you catch a bacterial infection from your dog or vice versa? In the case of some Methicillin-Resistant Staph infections, the answer is yes!

Wow.. New Insights Into The Mental Powers Of Dogs
NY Times
Dogs reach new heights, intellectually!

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."

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.

Top Ten Pet Poisons
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.

Think Your Dog Has OCD? You may be right! 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.

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 


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


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