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2014-06-05 08:29:21

Merial Celebrates National Launch of NexGard(TM) (afoxolaner) for Dogs Flea and Tick Control with Donation of up to $1 Million in Product Donations for Animal Shelters Nationwide; Eric Stonestreet and His Dog, Coleman, Join Effort DULUTH, Ga., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- All dog owners have two common enemies: fleas and ticks. Now, there is the latest flea and tick control product from Merial, the maker of FRONTLINE® Plus brand products. NexGard(TM) (afoxolaner) is the first and only soft,...

2014-06-04 23:12:05

Dogs (and cats) should be treated as toddlers with the same level of attention when traveling. Holcombe Organics helps with common mistakes that can lead to a pet’s injury or loss. York, South Carolina (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 With the summer travel season upon us, Holcombe Organics, creators of FurRefresh, are working hard to keep their pets safe and are able to provide tips for those summer vacations. Holcombe Organics has 25 years of experience in taking care of hundreds of animals...

2014-06-04 12:30:29

Two companies exceed their goal in their 5th annual fundraising drive WILTON, Conn., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Buffalo® and Petco(TM) raised more than $2.4 million during the month of May, which was their 5th Annual Pet Cancer Awareness Month. The figure was the highest in the history of their fundraising push, and exceeded the $2 million goal they set out to raise. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to benefit pet cancer research and the families affected by this...

2014-06-04 08:33:35

Clinical study supports updating long-term care practices ROCK HILL, S.C., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After five years of continuous refinement, Dignity Continence Solutions now creates permanent behavior change that supports natural sleep patterns and improves outcomes. Clinicians know that incontinence related moisture often results in skin irritation and breakdown(1),(2). To combat these negative effects, caregivers routinely check and change absorbent products up to nine...

2014-06-03 23:07:40

Doggy day care is out, and swimming is the new trend, as pet owners are flocking to the therapeutic pool at 30A Swim Dog for help with arthritis, obesity, hip dysplasia, stress, anxiety and more. Santa Rosa Beach, FL (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 If your pooch has lost the pep in his step, chances are his ailing joints could benefit from a dip in the pool. Melanie Metcalf-Barrett, founder of 30A Swim Dog, says the assisted hydrotherapy sessions she offers are winning raves from pet owners and...

2014-06-03 23:03:56

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has taken a major step to better understand epilepsy in dogs with the launch of an Epilepsy Research Initiative. The Initiative will provide dog owners and the veterinary community with improved methods for preventing and treating epilepsy in dogs. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has taken a major step to better understand epilepsy in dogs with the launch of an Epilepsy Research Initiative. The goal of the...

2014-05-30 23:11:56

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is hosting a Doggie Fashion Show and adoption event this Saturday May 31st from 12pm-2pm at Neiman Marcus Last Call in Fairfax, VA to showcase the black dogs available for adoption. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Lucky Dog Animal Rescue will host a Doggie Fashion Show and adoption event this Saturday May 31st from 12pm-2pm at Neiman Marcus Last Call in Fairfax, VA. The event is the culmination of the month long promotion Back in Black sponsored by national...

2014-05-30 23:02:16

Pet overpopulation is a massive problem throughout the U.S. and the solution is a relatively easy one. Be The Solution, Inc. is working to spay-neuter 4,000 dogs and cats in the local Tallahassee area this year and Animal Support is helping to fund the low-cost voucher program for those pet services. (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Animal Support, an animal welfare charity co-founded by Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, is helping Tallahassee’s Be The Solution, Inc. to educate the public about...

2014-05-30 23:01:27

Park Cities Pet Sitter trains its sitters on pet first aid so they can recognize the signs of heat stroke in pets, and know what to do if it occurs. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 After being in business more than 20 years, Park Cities Pet Sitter President, Joette White, is well aware that her staff needs to be especially watchful of the pets under their care during the hot summer months in Texas. With average high temperatures in Dallas in the high 90s and low 100s every summer, there...

fossil dog with mammoth bone in mouth
2014-05-30 09:14:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have long-suspected that our ancestors were at least partially to blame for the extinction of the mammoth and a new research review from a Penn State anthropologist has revealed that ancient humans may have had an accomplice – domesticated dogs. The new study, published in the journal Quaternary International, is based on past examinations of European archeological sites with large numbers of mammoth remains. Study author...


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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