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2014-05-18 12:20:20

ORLANDO, Fla., May 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With an accuracy rating of 98 percent, specially-trained dogs were able to smell volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released into urine by prostate tumors, setting the stage for a potentially new means of early prostate cancer detection, according to a new study at the 109(th) Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). The study will be presented to the media during a special press conference on Sunday, May 18...

2014-05-15 23:09:14

Dog owners can now learn about their pet’s breed history and genetic profile with a DNA test at Pet Medical Center in Temecula CA. Dr. Bach creates a customized wellness plan for each dog based on their test results. Temecula, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Dr. Isabelle Bach of Pet Medical Center in Temecula CA encourages dog owners to get DNA testing in order to reveal vital information about their pet’s genetic makeup. This information can be used to improve awareness of specific health...

Physical Activity For Kids Increased Using Virtual Pet
2014-05-15 03:37:03

April Bailey, University Of Georgia Placing children into a mixed reality-part virtual environment and part real world-has great potential for increasing their physical activity and decreasing their risk of obesity, according to University of Georgia researchers. Sixty-one Georgia 4-H'ers, 9-12 years old, participated in a study designed to increase awareness and reduce childhood obesity. Participants set goals for the amount of physical activity they wanted to complete throughout the...

2014-05-14 23:09:41

With a prescription from Pet Medical Center in Temecula CA, dog owners can now control both fleas and ticks with NexGard, a delicious beef-flavored chew that kills 100 percent of pests in 24 hours and keeps working for 30 days. Temecula, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Pet Medical Center is pleased to announce that their veterinary hospital in Temecula CA is approved to prescribe NexGard for canine flea and tick control. This adds another option to the already extensive selection of quality...

2014-05-09 23:09:01

Angie Woods and Dog Psychology 101 to Offer Summer Sessions for Pups and People Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 Dog Psychology 101 will be offering a total wellness retreat to benefit the mind, body, and spirit of dogs and their people. Often referred to as the “Dr. Phil” of the dog world and owner of Dog Psychology 101 and U.S. Canine, Angie Woods is working to help active dog owners achieve a balance in mind, body, and spirit with their four-legged friends. This revolutionary...

2014-05-07 23:15:05

Blue Buffalo® and Petco™ are teaming up this May for their 5th Annual Pet Cancer Awareness Month in hopes of raising money to benefit pet cancer research and the families affected by this disease. Wilton, CT (May 2014) (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 Blue Buffalo® and Petco™ are teaming up this May for their 5th Annual Pet Cancer Awareness Month in hopes of raising money to benefit pet cancer research and the families affected by this disease. Cancer will affect one out of every four...

2014-05-07 23:07:20

Pet media company BetterPet, Inc., has released a new messaging feature on Dog Land app, helping dog owners connect and socialize. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 The Dog Land app has a new messaging feature, which allows for one-to-one communication between dog lovers. BetterPet, Inc. first launched the Dog Land iPhone app for dog owners to share photos of their beloved pooches and find convenient pet services nearby. Now with private messaging, scheduling doggie play dates...

2014-05-07 08:33:57

LONDON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Landmark studies discover critical differences between dog and human plaque and explain why dogs are more prone to gum disease than tooth decay Results from two landmark studies that shed light on the bacteria associated with oral health in dogs were presented to the British Veterinary Dental Association (BVDA) in London, UK this month. The studies, conducted by the WALTHAM(R) Centre for Pet Nutrition in conjunction...

2014-05-05 23:00:29

Fidelco's annual Open House event was attended by hundreds of families from across Connecticut. Bloomfield, Conn. (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 The Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation opened its doors and training kennels this past weekend, attracting hundreds of families and dog lovers from all over New England to its Bloomfield campus. Saturday’s Open House event offered a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the making of a Fidelco Guide Dog from “pup to partner,” featuring puppy playtime,...

2014-05-05 20:23:20

LONDON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Pet Care in Hong Kong, Chinahttp://www.reportbuyer.com/consumer_goods_retail/pet_products/pet_care_hong_kong_china.htmlValue sales of pet care are set to record strong growth in 2013. Pet owners moved to premium brands, especially towards organic pet food and products with added functions, which are usually more expensive than regular pet food. Moreover, the humanisation trend continues to rise,...


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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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