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2014-01-28 23:04:55

The top 10 most popular dog and cat breeds enrolled with the agency in 2013. Boise, ID (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC (Pets Best), a leading U.S. pet insurance agency, today released its list of the top 10 most popular dog and cat breeds enrolled with the agency in 2013. In the company’s eight years of insuring dogs and cats, the top 10 most popular breeds have remained relatively consistent. However, the agency has noticed definite trends during the years,...

2014-01-28 23:04:03

Petplan reveals the most common health conditions that had pets feeling sick as a dog. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Before closing the door on 2013, Petplan, America’s best-loved pet insurer, pawed through a year’s worth of claims to sniff out the 10 most common health conditions for dogs and cats in 2013. For the third year in a row, tummy troubles topped the list, followed closely by cancer and lameness. The biggest mover on the list, though, is periodontal disease –...

2014-01-27 08:27:04

New Mars Veterinary DNA test helps shelters better match dogs with homes PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the estimated four million dogs that enter shelters in the U.S. each year, an innovative DNA test and coast-to-coast tour are shining new hope in finding them matches to permanent homes. Wisdom Panel, a brand of Mars Veterinary, the industry leader in canine genetic testing, has introduced DOGTRAX(TM) DNA tests, a new test designed for animal shelters that...

Social Order In Domestic Dog Packs Can Be Determined During Group Walks
2014-01-25 05:03:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers writing in the journal PLOS Computational Biology say that you can tell a lot about the social order of a dog pack by looking at their paths. A group of scientists from Oxford University, Eötvös University, Budapest and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) found that a dog’s path during group walks can determine social ranks and personality traits. In order to come to this finding, the team utilized high-resolution...

2014-01-24 23:01:23

Industry Leading and Award-winning Pet Resort Announces New Offerings and Continues to Help Animals in Need Nashville, TN (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 When you think of pet lodging, a tropical landscape probably isn’t what you have in mind. However, My Second Home Pet Resort delivers just that. In fact, you can’t miss it: the Franklin-based pet lodge boasts a ceiling-high glass wall in the lobby, which offers full views of the indoor island paradise, complete with tropical plants, a...

2014-01-21 16:22:38

See what good food can do.TM Shines Spotlight on Dogs' Journeys from Shelter to Forever Loving Homes PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PEDIGREE® Brand unveiled its See what good food can do.(TM) documentary-style campaign yesterday at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The campaign showcases the impact people can make in dogs' lives, especially shelter dogs, with some extra attention, good food and loving care. More than four million dogs enter shelters each year....

2014-01-17 16:23:40

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America applauds Congress for enacting the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, H.R. 3547, which provides funding for vital lupus research and education programs. While the legislation provides good news for the fight against lupus, the omnibus bill only partially restores National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds that were previously cut from federal budgets through the automatic spending reductions known as...

Wolf Dog Relationship Complex
2014-01-17 10:34:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to popular belief, all of today’s dog breeds are descended from wolves domesticated thousands of years ago. However, a new study published on Thursday in PLOS Genetics has found that today’s dogs are more closely related to each other than they are to wolves – an indication that dogs were domesticated after they diverged from wolves. "Dog domestication is more complex than we originally thought," said study author John...

2014-01-14 23:29:41

The new “Benefits Of Having A Pet” article on the website Vkool.com covers positive effects of pets towards the human health. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 The new “Benefits Of Having A Pet” article on the site Vkool.com delivers typical advantages of animals. Firstly, the article indicates that a lot of health benefits of owning a pet might stem from the mental and emotional benefits. Pet owners are less likely to suffer from stress and depression compared to those without...

2014-01-14 23:23:51

Operations and visits to the Veterinary office are at an all time high. Harnesses can provide optimal dog safety and reduce these occurrences. Livermore, CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 According to a survey PetMyWiener.com sent to over 5,000 dog owners, operations and visits to the Veterinary office are at an all time high for injured dogs. And particularly, dogs with IVDD and those prone to IVDD are the most impacted. Survey results and commentary can be found here:...


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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Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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