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RALEIGH: NC project exposes the secret life of cats

RALEIGH: NC project exposes the secret life of cats | Pet-Related News | Scoop.it
A group of researchers at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences and N.C. State University has launched perhaps the most ambitious effort ever to understand the secret lives of outdoor cats.
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FDA continues investigating jerky treats, companies react to problems

FDA continues investigating jerky treats, companies react to problems | Pet-Related News | Scoop.it
Petco and PetSmart announced in May that they would stop selling all dog and cat treats made in China (FDA continues investigating jerky treats, companies react to problems http://t.co/ZW4RqooHqW)...
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A cautionary tale of a raw bone that caused a perforated bowel and peritonitis in a dog: the symptoms and outcome

A cautionary tale of a raw bone that caused a perforated bowel and peritonitis in a dog: the symptoms and outcome | Pet-Related News | Scoop.it
Our dog suffered a bowel obstruction, perforated bowel, and peritonitis from consuming a small raw bone fragment. Learn about his symptoms and surgery.

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Dogs sniff out bacteria contamination in Kirkland waterways

Dogs sniff out bacteria contamination in Kirkland waterways | Pet-Related News | Scoop.it
The City of Kirkland is calling in the dogs to help figure out a bacteria problem in their waterways.
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Cleft palate discovery in dogs to aid in understanding human birth defect

Cleft palate discovery in dogs to aid in understanding human birth defect | Pet-Related News | Scoop.it
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine researchers have identified the genetic mutation responsible for a form of cleft palate in the dog breed Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers.

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Horrific case of dead cats worries crime experts

Horrific case of dead cats worries crime experts | Pet-Related News | Scoop.it
Many serial killers have histories of animal abuse, retired New York City homicide detective said.
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Better to stick with stuffed rabbit, not live one for Easter baskets

As Easter gets closer many adults will be tempted to buy an Easter rabbit for their child or grandchild. And a few months from now, our local animal shelters will be inundated by a flood of cast-off bunnies. Before you buy a cute little bunny, please consider the following: First, although rabbits can make wonderful pets, they are fragile and can be easily injured by a child. Second, a well-cared-for ...
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A seven-year mystery: Why are pets still getting sick and dying from jerky treats manufactured in China?

A seven-year mystery: Why are pets still getting sick and dying from jerky treats manufactured in China? | Pet-Related News | Scoop.it
More than seven years after problems surfaced, the FDA is still searching for answers.
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When a Good Dog Park isn't: Horrific moment, the larger debate about dog parks ... - The Post-Standard

When a Good Dog Park isn't: Horrific moment, the larger debate about dog parks ... - The Post-Standard | Pet-Related News | Scoop.it
When a Good Dog Park isn't: Horrific moment, the larger debate about dog parks ...
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Tiffany Mack doesn't want Wegmans Good Dog Park shut down. She makes that clear.
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Learn How Pet Dogs Are Helping Fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Dr. Ann Hohenhaus explains how research into Lou Gehrig's disease is being supported by studies of its canine counterpart, degenerative myelopathy. Read more.

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DISTEMPER: Staff at TN Shelter forced to euthanize 30 dogs

Officials with the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter were forced to close the shelter last Thursday due to a canine distemper outbreak. Since then, the staff has had to euthanize 30 dogs and clean every surface — inside and outside — at the shelter with a bleach solution.
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Service Dog Helps Army Vet Overcome PTSD

Service Dog Helps Army Vet Overcome PTSD | Pet-Related News | Scoop.it
US Army Specialist and Combat Medic Dustin Deweerd was combating PTSD after his return from Afghanistan, but was able to overcome it thanks to a dog he met through an organization that pairs veterans with canine companions.
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Using Dogs to Detect the Scent of Ovarian Cancer - NBC News

Using Dogs to Detect the Scent of Ovarian Cancer - NBC News | Pet-Related News | Scoop.it
Researchers are hoping a dog’s extraordinary sense of smell can play a role in creating a new test that detects ovarian cancer in tissue samples.
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Petco To Stop Selling Chinese Pet Treats After Dog Deaths

Petco To Stop Selling Chinese Pet Treats After Dog Deaths | Pet-Related News | Scoop.it
Petco is the first national pet store to halt the sale of Chinese treats after FDA links pet deaths to tainted jerky
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It's Dog Bite Prevention Week - here are some safety tips

It's Dog Bite Prevention Week - here are some safety tips | Pet-Related News | Scoop.it
Of the 4.7 million Americans bitten by dogs annually, more than half are children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and between 12 and 20 people die from dog attacks annually.
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Humans, pet animals harbour same MRSA infections: Study

Humans, pet animals harbour same MRSA infections: Study | Pet-Related News | Scoop.it
Cats and dogs at home can also get infected with MRSA bacteria - a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics - that is genetically similar to the type of MRSA that occurs in humans, an alarming study has revealed.
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Purina lawsuit alleges false advertising by Blue Buffalo

Purina lawsuit alleges false advertising by Blue Buffalo | Pet-Related News | Scoop.it
Blue Buffalo, a pet food manufacturer preferred by many health-minded pet owners, is facing a lawsuit filed by Nestle's Purina PetCare Company challenging the company's claims about the contents of its products.
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CDC links outbreak of rare salmonella to bearded dragons, lizards from Australia

CDC links outbreak of rare salmonella to bearded dragons, lizards from Australia | Pet-Related News | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — Bearded dragons have joined the list of pets that can give you salmonella poisoning
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Dog Reunites with Family after Traveling 1100 Miles

Dog Reunites with Family after Traveling 1100 Miles | Pet-Related News | Scoop.it
As reported by chron.com, a 3-year-old Chihuahua/Dachshund mix has been reunited with his family after somehow managing to travel from his home in Killeen, Texas to a shelter in southwest Ohio. (Lost 1100 miles from home, this dog made it back!
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Veterinarians celebrated in traveling Smithsonian exhibit

Veterinarians celebrated in traveling Smithsonian exhibit | Pet-Related News | Scoop.it
Zoetis and the Smithsonian have teamed up to create a traveling exhibit called Animal Connections: Our Journey Together.
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Mighty dog: California police K-9 survives bullet to face  

Mighty dog: California police K-9 survives bullet to face   | Pet-Related News | Scoop.it
A police dog miraculously survived a bullet to the face after a gunman opened fire during a confrontation in a California alley on Thursday, officials said.
As soon as he fired the round, the suspect was shot and killed by police.
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Dog on leash shot and killed by SC deputy

Dog on leash shot and killed by SC deputy | Pet-Related News | Scoop.it
The State Dog on leash shot and killed by York deputy The State YORK COUNTY, SC — Alice Renee McGlone says her cats Rhett Butler and Tara will have to go on without Scarlett –– her 9-year-old Labrador retriever –– after a York County Sheriff's...
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Animal cruelty bill passes South Dakota House

Animal cruelty bill passes South Dakota House | Pet-Related News | Scoop.it
The South Dakota House has passed a bill making animal cruelty a felony. The measure is now on its way to Governor Daugaard’s desk for his
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Author Of New Study On Canine Aggression Says Don't Blame The ...

Author Of New Study On Canine Aggression Says Don't Blame The ... | Pet-Related News | Scoop.it
Tech · Green · Arts · Religion · Weird News .... This is according to a recent study out of the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences, for which researchers surveyed U.K.
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