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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:...

2014-01-14 23:01:57

The AKC Canine Health Foundation has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, indicating that CHF adheres to sound governance, while consistently executing its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 The AKC Canine Health Foundation is pleased to announce it has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, bases their...

2014-01-14 08:30:23

BURLINGAME, Calif., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As pet owners drew up their lists of New Year's resolutions for 2014, there's no doubt many of them wrote: "Take better care of my furry companion." Nowadays there are pet salons, dog and cat therapists, and even designer clothes and top-brand carrying cases to take the little canine or feline darlings along wherever mommy or daddy goes. Pet parents might also feel compelled to buy some pricey toys at the pet store. But anyone who has...

2014-01-10 23:04:14

Anal gland problems prove to be a real pain in the butt, luckily pets show dramatic improvement with Glandex®. Lisle, IL (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 Glandex® is quickly gaining favor in the pet community and amongst veterinarians for helping dogs with a very frustrating problem. The problem for many dogs is their anal glands, two small glands located at the base of the anal opening. The anal glands are supposed to empty every time the pet defecates for scent marking purposes but...

2014-01-10 12:22:51

When Neighbors, Co-workers, Relatives and Friends Cry Foul on a Four-Legged Menace, Cesar Uses His Unmatched Canine Abilities to Restore the Peace Cesar 911 Premieres Friday, March 7, at 9 PM ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- They bark incessantly. They nip at your fingers and toes. They growl and bare their teeth. They annoy friends and fellow dog walkers. And sometimes they scare the ones you love. When the neighborhood has literally gone...

2014-01-07 23:03:33

The name Bella still reigns supreme. Boise, ID (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 In an effort to highlight current pet-naming trends, Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency, has released its list of the top 10 most popular names for dogs and cats enrolled with the agency in 2013. Each year, pop culture tends to have a considerable impact on the names people select for their pets. Illustrating this trend, Bella was the No. 1 name among dogs insured by Pets Best. The...


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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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.