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2014-07-29 23:01:57

The Puppy Store offers tips on flea and tick prevention for dogs. Merrick, NY (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Summer is here, and that means it’s time to soak up the sunshine, whether that means enjoying a hike, swimming in a pool or laying out on the beach. However, warm weather can also mean it’s time for fleas and ticks. The Puppy Store is here to help pet owners protect their dogs from these pesky creatures during the summer months. It’s almost impossible to completely keep fleas and...

Social Network Research Could Boost Conservation Efforts For Prairie Dogs
2014-07-29 03:28:36

North Carolina State University Researchers using statistical tools to map social connections in prairie dogs have uncovered relationships that escaped traditional observational techniques, shedding light on prairie dog communities that may help limit the spread of bubonic plague and guide future conservation efforts. The work was done by researchers from North Carolina State University and the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent). “Prairie dogs are increasingly rare and...

dog jealousy
2014-07-24 05:29:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As pet owners, we tend to believe our pets have emotions such as love, loyalty and grief. But what about jealousy? Charles Darwin believed they could feel jealousy. On the other hand, emotion researchers have hotly debated whether or not jealousy requires complex cognition, which animals supposedly do not have. Other scientists consider jealousy a social construct, not fundamental or hard-wired like fear and anger — meaning that if...

2014-07-23 16:20:51

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Humane Association and three military hero dog teams it helped reunite took to Capitol Hill today to make an urgent case to the nation, members of the national media, and the general public for bringing home all four-footed veterans who save lives on the battlefield and on the homefront. The congressional briefing, "Military dogs take the Hill: Reunification and retirement of military dogs," centered on a message urging America...

2014-07-22 12:26:41

Campaign Demonstrates Benefits of SmartStrand, the World's Most Pet-Friendly Carpet CALHOUN, Ga., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mohawk continues to put the amazing soil- and stain-resistance benefits of SmartStrand carpet to the test. This year, Mohawk introduced the world to "Mo," a messy, four-legged yellow lab who serves as a regular correspondent on the nationally-syndicated The Better Show and has made many bone-a-fied celebrity appearances throughout the year at high-profile...

2014-07-15 23:04:21

TUGGO DOG TOYS, LLC, a new leading pet toy manufacturing company operating out of Hendersonville, TN and currently participating in the Las Vegas SuperZoo and ASD trade shows for new pet product, is now looking to recruit retailers and distributors for its premier Tuggo branded toy products. Hendersonville, TN (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 TUGGO DOG TOYS, LLC, a new leading pet toy manufacturing company operating out of Hendersonville, TN and currently participating in the Las Vegas SuperZoo and...

2014-07-15 23:00:41

Best Friends (http://www.bestfriends.org) shares tips about keeping pets safe and comfortable this summer season. When it's hard for humans to beat the heat this time of year, pet owners should imagine how their furry friends feel in the sweltering summer when they’re dependent on people for protection from the high temperatures and the sun’s sizzling rays. (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 It’s hard to beat the heat this time of year even with easy access to air conditioning, icy drinks...

2014-07-13 23:03:30

Instagram users can enter to win one of five $100 1-800-PetMeds gift certificates by posting pictures of their pets on Instagram with the hashtag #PetMedsMutt. Pompano Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 1-800-PetMeds, America’s Largest Pet Pharmacy, has announced its #PetMedsMutt giveaway in celebration of National Mutt Day on July 31. Participants can enter to win one of five $100 gift certificates to 1-800-PetMeds by posting pictures of their pets to Instagram with the hashtag...

2014-07-11 23:08:59

People with physical disabilities and military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder are just some of the increasing numbers of people partnered with assistance dogs. But are these service dog teams welcome in the workplace? Or is an assistance dog an impediment to employment? Research results and advice from experts are available to both employees with assistance dogs and employers to help create successful employment outcomes. Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 People...

2014-07-07 12:27:35

Public invited to vote daily for their favorite; winner to be announced at the fourth annual Hero Dog Awards at The Beverly Hilton, airing on Hallmark Channel this fall WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America has spoken and after more than one million votes cast by the public and a celebrity panel of dog lovers and experts, eight courageous canines have been chosen as the nation's top dogs in their individual categories for the 2014 American Humane Association...


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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