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2010-07-06 01:59:00

MONHEIM, Germany, July 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The findings of a landmark Canine Vector Borne Disease (CVBD) prevention field study, published in Veterinary Parasitology today, showed the remarkable repelling efficacy of Advantix(R) in protecting dogs from ticks and sand flies and thereby reducing the risk of transmission from the potentially deadly diseases they spread. This highly comprehensive study, conducted over two years by the team of Prof. Domenico Otranto of the...

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2010-06-09 07:30:39

Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs convene experts and advocates from around the world From April 8 to 10, 2010, 185 attendees from 25 countries convened in Dallas, Texas, to focus on advancing new tools to humanely and effectively manage populations of pet and un-owned cats and dogs. Experts in reproductive biology and other related scientific disciplines presented the newest research and discussed perspectives with industry experts in animal health drug development. Veterinary...

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2010-06-04 09:30:00

The researchers have named the pheromone 'darcin', after Jane Austen's hero in Pride and Prejudice, Mr Darcy. Darcin stimulates females to 'learn' an individual male's scent, reinforcing their memory of sexual attraction to that same male. Previous studies have shown that many mammals, from mice to elephants, use urine to communicate sexual attractiveness. In mice, females learn attraction to a male's scent through contact with urine and recall their attraction when the scent is detected at a...

2010-04-05 07:00:00

MUSCATINE, Iowa, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- As we approach the 40th anniversary of Earth Day this month, more people than ever are trying to live "green." This consumer behavior is impacting many industries, including the pet industry, with pet owners extending their eco-consciousness to food, toys and other products for their pets. With 93.6 million household cats in the U.S. alone, eco-conscious cat owners are seeking earth-friendly cat litter to reduce the huge volumes of...

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2010-02-24 09:40:00

A genetic study has found that small domestic dogs probably originated in the Middle East more than 12,000 years ago. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Biology traced the evolutionary history of the IGF1 gene, finding that the version of the gene that is a major determinant of small size probably originated as a result of the domestication of the Middle Eastern gray wolf. Melissa Gray and Robert Wayne, from the University of California, Los Angeles, led a team of researchers...

2010-02-16 13:46:00

Twitter, Online Video Stream Helping More Fans Worldwide Follow Mating Progress HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although the Peregrine falcons that have nested atop Harrisburg's Rachel Carson State Office Building for most of the past decade aren't known for "tweeting," fans of the pair will be able to follow their story this year on Twitter. Use of the popular social networking site is in addition to the annual online video stream that went live today on the...

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2010-01-26 12:55:00

The Chongqing Evening News said that if the law was passed, people that eat either of the domesticated animals, both of which are viewed as promoting bodily warmth, could face fines of $730 and up to 15 days in jail. The report said that organizations involved in the practice would be fined anywhere from $1,500 to $70,000. The law has been stuck in the drafting stages for the last year, and the report did not make it clear whether or not the legislation was expected to become law. China's...

2009-12-08 09:46:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the slower economy this year, 81 percent of dog owners say that they will still be buying a gift for their furry friend. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted by Ultra Paws®, a northern Minnesota-based manufacturer and distributor of quality gear for dogs, some owners reported that they will spend more on their dog than on their siblings and in-laws. More importantly, the survey, which polled more than 700 dog owners...

2009-10-29 14:55:37

Immediate action needed to ensure no disruption of research The American Physiological Society (APS; www.the-aps.org) announced today that it has endorsed the recommendation of a National Academy of Sciences* (NAS) report calling for the identification of new suppliers to replace Class B dealers as providers of random source dogs and cats for medical research. "Class B" is a broad category of licensure required by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that applies to individuals...

2009-10-14 07:00:00

-- Chicago, Seattle and Detroit Go to the Dogs While Baltimore, Philadelphia and Houston Are the Cat's Meow -- NEW YORK, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While both cats and dogs have been our faithful companions for centuries, it turns out that dog owners bark louder than cat owners purr when it comes to voicing their love for their pets, according to the results of the "Pet Preference" poll on www.meetthebreeds.com. Inspired by the upcoming Meet the Breeds(TM) event, the...