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2013-08-22 23:18:50

American Heartworm Society recommends yearly protection and annual testing to ward off heartworm disease, even in temperate climates. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) August 22, 2013 California and Arizona may not be known as hotbeds of heartworm transmission, but the American Heartworm Society (AHS) is reminding pet owners that dogs and cats here remain at risk – even in the summer months. Environmental conditions that foster proliferation of mosquitoes carrying the heartworm parasite, such as...

2013-08-21 23:23:56

Dogtra, the leading provider of high quality dog training products, has launched their new line of dog collars, iQ pet collars. This is the premier brand of E-collars, suitable for any canine companion, no matter the size or breed. Torrance, California (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 Dogtra.com has become the one stop shop for all pet owners who are looking for the latest and best ways to train their pets. With collars and training tools that fit all breeds and temperaments, the iQ Pet Collar is...

2013-08-21 23:18:46

Flying discs to be distributed over several weeks to locations in Boise, Meridian and Nampa. Boise, ID (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 Pets Best Insurance, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency based in Boise, announced today it will donate flying discs to dog parks and animal shelters throughout the Treasure Valley. The hardy toys will be distributed over the next few weeks to a total of six dog parks in Boise, Meridian and Nampa, as well as several animal shelters in the area. At the parks, the...

2013-08-20 23:27:37

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is now selling tickets to their Annual End of Summer Barbeque at Barrel Oak Winery in Delaplane, Virginia. Hundreds of Lucky Dogs have been adopted this summer, and Lucky Dog invites all their friends and canine companions to join in celebration. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is now selling tickets to the organization’s Annual End of Summer BBQ to celebrate a successful summer saving more than 250 dogs. The End of Summer BBQ will...

Dogs Sniff Out Blood Sugar Diabetics
2013-08-20 16:08:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Previous research has shown that dogs are capable of detecting abnormal blood sugar levels in humans, and a new study from scientists at the University of Bristol in the UK indicates that dogs can be trained to alert their owners when their blood-glucose levels are reaching dangerous levels. The British researchers set out to discover if specially trained ‘glycemia alert dogs’ could reliably match blood sugar tests taken...

2013-08-19 23:17:58

An article in the current issue of the Journal of Mammalogy provides insights into the reasons female prairie dogs copulate with several males, also known as polyandry. While the results of this study showed that this practice increases birth rates, it also can decrease the mother's chances of survival. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Female organisms commonly copulate with multiple male partners, and prairie dogs are no exceptions. The question is, why do females undergo...

2013-08-16 20:20:37

Shelters Competing to Save More Lives, Earn More Than $600,000 in Prize Grants NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that 36,790 pets were adopted or reunited with their owners during the first two months of the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, a three-month competition where 49 animal shelters from across the country are working to increase adoptions in order to win a...

Feral Cat Population Control
2013-08-16 12:18:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Feral cats live shorter, more disease-ridden lives than the average house cat, and a new study points to a path to more effectively control and reduce feral cat populations. According to the study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, giving feral cats a vasectomy or hysterectomy is a more effective method to reduce a feral colony than traditional neutering or using lethal means. While the...

2013-08-15 23:23:37

After an overwhelming outpouring of donations, Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is pleased to announce they have collected enough money to provide a prosthetic foot to one of the organization’s dogs available for adoption. Evan, a 4-month old mixed breed puppy, was born without his front right paw. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is excited to announce they have reached their goal of raising $1,200 for Evan, a 4-month old border collie mix who was born without his...


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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