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2013-08-12 09:52:54

People have more empathy for battered puppies and full grown dogs than they do for some humans -- adults, but not children, finds new research to be presented at the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. "Contrary to popular thinking, we are not necessarily more disturbed by animal rather than human suffering," said Jack Levin, the Irving and Betty Brudnick Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Northeastern University. "Our results indicate a much more complex...

2013-08-02 23:16:38

Gourmutt moves to the heart of Portland, Maine's historic Old Port with new location at 36 Market St. Windham, ME (PRWEB) August 02, 2013 Gourmutt Beastro and Barkery is pleased to announce they have found a new home at 36 Market St in Portland, Maine, in the heart of the historic Old Port. The new store will be opened on July 8, 2013 and customers are encouraged to visit the new location. Gourmutt Beastro and Barkery is excited to show off their many new cookie collections as well...

2013-07-18 23:04:03

Charity dog wash supports service K-9’s to help veterans reclaim their lives. Tysons Corner, VA (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 On Sunday July 21st, “National Wash Your Dog Day,” Dogtopia (http://www.dogtopia.com), a national dog daycare franchise, is calling upon Americans to help change the lives of veterans for the better – one dirty dog at a time. Part of a nationwide initiative to observe and honor their heroic efforts, Dogtopia will host its 9th Annual Charity Dog Wash in 29 U.S....

2013-07-02 23:22:30

Over 80% of online pet owners prefer to book their pet’s reservations after boarding facility business hours. Popular times convenient for pet owners include after work, in the evening, after dinner and after children go to bed. (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Over 80% of online pet owners prefer to book their pet’s reservations after boarding facility business hours. Popular times convenient for pet owners include after work, in the evening, after dinner and after children go to bed....

2013-06-27 23:28:14

Animaroo.com has launched a site redesign that will focus on responsible breeding. Springfield, MO (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Animaroo.com, LLC, today announced it has launched a new online portal to connect families and individuals seeking purebred puppies with ethical and responsible breeders. The new portal is part of a larger website redesign and launch of new apps for Animaroo.com. Animaroo.com is testing out a new way of advertising puppies online that will set them apart from other...

2013-06-20 23:25:53

Pet parents learn tips to having the healthiest dog from experts Dr. Ernie Ward, Dr. Shawn Messonnier, Dr. Doug Kenney, Linda Tellington-Jones and more. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 As part of a larger initiative to educate pet parents on how to have the healthiest and happiest dogs and promote the importance of responsible dog parenting, The Dogington Post and Merrick Pet Care have teamed up to create “Merrick Pet Care´s Dogington University,” a series of eight...

2013-06-11 23:24:25

June means school is out for the summer — and that means family summer vacations. A new article is predicting a strong summer travel season, and PetBookings.com wants families to remember that their pet´s boarding accommodations are just as important. (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 School is out for summer, and families are planning their vacations. 2013 can prove to be one of the strongest summers on record, according to Travel Weekly. When given the choice to hit the road or stay home,...


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Cynophobia
2013-12-24 10:43:28

Cynophobia, from the Greek kyon meaning dog, and phobos, meaning fear, is the abnormal fear of dogs. This phobia is classified as a specific phobia, under the subtype “animal phobias”. According to Dr. Timothy O. Rentz of the Laboratory for the Study of Anxiety Disorders at the University of Texas, animal phobias are among the most common specific phobias and 36 percent who seek out treatment report being afraid of cats or dogs. Although snakes and spider are among the more common in...

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2007-01-21 20:21:17

The African Wild Dog, Lycaon pictus, also known as the African Hunting Dog Cape Hunting Dog, or Painted Hunting Dog, is a mammal of the Canidae family. It is related to the domestic dog. It is the only species in the canid family to lack dewclaws on the forelimbs. They are, as their name indicates, found only in Africa. They are found especially in scrub savanna and other lightly wooded areas. Individuals can easily be recognized in the basis of coat patterns. The pelage is an irregular...

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2007-01-21 20:07:57

Appearance The black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas) is an African canine with a fox-like appearance. It has tan fur, and a thick stripe of black and silver running down its back. They weigh anywhere from 15 to 30 pounds and are 5.91 to 11.81 in (15 to 30 cm) at the shoulder. Males are usually larger than females. Behavior Black-backed Jackals usually live together in pairs that last for life, but often hunt in packs to catch larger prey such as impala and antelope. They are very...

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2007-01-21 19:54:04

The Ethiopian Wolf is also known as the "Abyssinian Wolf", "Red Jackal" or "Fox", "Simen/Simenian/Simian/Simien Fox or Jackal" and "Horse's Jackal" in English. The Ethiopian wolf is one of the most rare and most endangered of all canids. The numerous names reflect previous uncertainty about their taxonomic position, but they are thought to the wolves of the genus Canis rather than the foxes they resemble. Recent molecular evidence even seems to indicate that the Ethiopian Wolf is a...

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2007-01-21 19:49:34

The dingo (plural dingoes or dingos), Canis lupus dingo, is a type of wild dog, probably descended from the Indian Wolf (Canis lupus pallipes). It is commonly described as an Australian wild dog, but is not restricted to Australia, nor did it originate there. It originated in Africa. Modern dingoes are found throughout Southeast Asia, mostly in small pockets of remaining natural forest. They are found on the mainland Australia, particularly in the north. They have features in common with...

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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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