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Study Finds Recent Wolf-dog Hybridization In Caucasus Region

Study Finds Recent Wolf-dog Hybridization In Caucasus Region

American Genetic Association Dog owners in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia might want to consider penning up their dogs more often: hybridization of wolves with shepherd dogs might be more common, and more recent, than previously thought,...

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2014-04-16 12:30:30

AUSTIN, Texas, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- April marks National Heartworm Awareness Month, a time for pet owners to brush up on how heartworm prevention can keep their pets safe from the serious and potentially fatal heartworm disease. Pet owners should take this month as a reminder to discuss with their veterinarians how to best prevent heartworm disease in their pets. Unfortunately, there is no treatment for heartworms in cats, and the treatment for infected dogs is...

2014-04-15 23:16:20

Royal Flush Havanese shares with readers the reasons to buy from a reputable breeder, and helps to outline the differences between puppy mills and local, small-scale breeders. Charlestown, RI (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 News outlets have recently focused much of their attention on stories stressing the importance of the adoption vs. purchase of dogs and the consequence of knowing where one’s pet comes from. Many activists have stressed the significance of adopting animals from local...

2014-04-15 23:15:34

1stinFlowers.com is pleased to announce the addition of a downloadable PDF tip sheet on its website. This tip sheet provides the reader valuable information regarding common flowers and plants that are considered poisonous and can cause illness or even death to your dog or cat. Baton Rouge, LA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Spring has arrived and with it many homeowners are introducing new flowers and plants to decorate both inside and outside the home. After hearing about one of their...

2014-04-15 23:02:56

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is proud to announce funding for a unique and unprecedented study evaluating methods to reduce the number of dogs surrendered to animal shelters and rescue groups. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is proud to announce funding for a unique and unprecedented study evaluating methods to reduce the number of dogs surrendered to animal shelters and rescue groups. CHF has provided a research grant to Dr. Clive...

2014-04-15 08:29:44

Prevalence of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) Infection up 48 Percent in Cats; Lyme Disease up 21 Percent in Dogs PORTLAND, Ore., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Banfield Pet Hospital®, the world's largest veterinary practice, released its State of Pet Health(TM) 2014 Report today, revealing a staggering 48 percent increase in the prevalence of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection in cats and a 21 percent increase in the prevalence of infection with the bacterium that causes Lyme...

2014-04-15 08:25:21

Serving the Needs of Working Dogs Everywhere MONROVIA, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A leading designer and manufacturer of high quality travel accessories for dog lovers, H2O4K9 Inc. is looking for your help to launch: The 'K9 UNIT', a rugged, insulated version of their Stainless Steel Dog Water Bottle & Bowl combination, specially designed for working dogs. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140415/MN03941 The K9 Unit was inspired by a call from a...

2014-04-10 23:29:23

The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention reveals the latest research on pet obesity prevalence. Most dogs and cats in the U.S. are found to be overweight or obese. Calabash, NC (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Most of the nation’s pets are overweight, and a majority of their owners are blind to the issue. New research, released by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), tells an alarming story. Veterinarians who assessed pets for the recent study recognized that more than half are...

Move Over Dolly, South Korean Company Clones First British Dog
2014-04-09 10:29:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A South Korean company that charges about $100,000 US for animal cloning procedures has just cloned Britain’s first dog for free. The dog was copied from a 12-year-old pet dachshund named Winnie, owned by Rebecca Smith of London. Smith won a contest sponsored by Sooam Biotech, the company behind the cloning. The company is already known for creating more than 500 cloned dogs for owners all around the world, but Smith’s dog is...

2014-04-04 23:00:40

Animal Support, cofounded by Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, are proud to support the Magic Bullet Fund’s mission, to provide financial assistance to owners of dogs with cancer who cannot afford medical treatment fees. (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 Dogs get cancer just like humans. In fact, 8-10,000 dogs are diagnosed with cancer every day. To help combat this sad statistic, Animal Support and co-founders Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi are new supporters of the Magic Bullet Fund, a...

How Does A Dog's Attention Change In The Course Of Its Life?
2014-04-02 09:55:56

University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna Dogs are known to be Man's best friend. No other pet has adjusted to Man's lifestyle as this four-legged animal. Scientists at the Messerli Research Institute at the Vetmeduni Vienna, have been the first to investigate the evolution of dogs' attentiveness in the course of their lives and to what extent they resemble Man in this regard. The outcome: dogs' attentional and sensorimotor control developmental trajectories are very similar to those found...


Latest Dog Reference Libraries

Beast of Bladenboro
2013-09-17 12:23:19

The Beast of Bladenboro is a creature that was blamed for a slew of animal deaths in the winter of 1953-54 in Bladenboro, North Carolina. Witnesses and trackers of the beast suggested it was most likely a wildcat, but uncertainty of its true identity classifies it as a cryptid. Eight miles from Bladenboro in Clarkton, North Carolina, a dog was found dead, on December 29, 1953, possibly caused by the beast of Bladenboro. Witnesses described the creature as sleek, black, and about five feet...

Tamaskan Dog
2013-09-10 15:38:49

The Tamaskan dog, also known as the Tamaskan Husky, is a breed of domestic sled dog that originated from Finland. Jennie Peacock and Lynn Hardey, who created it to resemble a wolf and preform many duties, used breeds including the Alaskan malamute, Siberian husky, and the Northern Inuit, among other breeds. The first successful litter was born in 2002, but the breed did not receive its name until 2006, the same year that registries were formed to record information about as many dogs as...

Tibetan Mastiff
2013-06-19 12:40:48

The Tibetan Mastiff is a breed of domestic guard dog that originated in Asia, where it was used to guard livestock, palaces, tents, villages, and monasteries. The breed was known by many names in different regions, including Bhote Kukur, which translates to “someone from Tibet” and “dog” in Nepali. The term mastiff was once used to denote a number of large breeds, but the Tibetan mastiff is not a true mastiff. The Tibetan Mastiff was very popular in England in the early nineteenth...

Portuguese Cattle Dog
2013-06-13 16:48:55

The Portuguese cattle dog, known by its original name Cão de Castro Laboreiro and other English names, is a breed of domestic livestock guarding dog that originated from Portugal. Its original name means “Dog from Castro Laboreiro” and refers to its city of origin, Castro Laboreiro. The history of this breed is largely unknown, although many stories exist about its development occurring in the 1800’s. It is thought that the modern breed is descended from guard dogs that existed before...

Toy Bulldog
2013-06-11 11:37:04

The toy bulldog is a breed of domestic dog that once existed between the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The first attempt to develop this species occurred when breeders tried to make the bulldog smaller. This was conducted by breeding small bulldogs, but did not result in consistent, healthy toy puppies, with some litters containing normal sized puppies. Another attempt to develop the breed occurred when the English bulldog, the French bulldog, and other types of bulldogs were...

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