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2013-01-10 05:04:57

As part of an initiative to educate dog owners, the Dogington Post launched their first annual Dogington Post Awards for 2012 in multiple categories. Nominees for the “Best Dry Dog Food” category have been released and are open for voting. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) January 09, 2013 As part of a larger initiative to educate dog owners on proper nutrition, effective training, and other ways to raise a happy and healthy dog, the Dogington Post reviewed products, toys, food, treats...

2012-12-22 05:03:35

As the Christmas holiday approaches, Dogington Post launched an initiative to educate pet parents about holiday dangers that might land their family pet in the emergency room. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) December 21, 2012 Christmas is a time for friends and family to come together. It´s also a time of year when Americans string up twinkling lights and decorations in celebration of the holiday. According to L.A. Animal Services, veterinarians experience an increased number of office calls...

Pedometer Monitors Your Dog's Health
2012-11-29 06:51:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Japanese electronics manufacturer Fujitsu launched its ℠Wandant´ dog pedometer on Tuesday, a device the company says will help pet owners monitor the heart health of their four-legged friends. Once attached to a dog´s collar, the small device connects wirelessly to an owner´s personal computer or smartphone, and uses special software that monitors the state of the dog's health in real-time, Fujitsu said....

2012-10-26 04:03:06

Greenies is the original smart treat for dogs and is now available at a new low price of $23.74 for Pets Plus USA customers. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 Greenies is the original smart treat for dogs and is now available at a new low price of $23.74 for Pets Plus USA customers. The natural dog food treat is unlike anything before. They are a great way to reward a pet for good behavior or simply just to help clean their teeth and gums. The natural pet food is also a great source...

2012-09-07 23:00:14

With every item sold, DOG for DOG will donate one to a dog in need. Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) September 06, 2012 Treating your dog just got a whole lot better. DOG for DOG introduces products pet owners can feel doubly good about buying, because for each DOG for DOG item they purchase the company donates a DOGSBAR to a dog in need. The company currently offers two product lines: DOGSBAR, organic nutrition bars for your dog, and DOGSBUTTER, peanut butter developed especially for dogs. Both...

2012-08-31 23:04:08

Petco and Natural Balance Pet Foods® have joined forces once again to celebrate National Service Dog Month in September with a fundraiser on behalf of U.S. organizations that support and/or train service dogs. The annual fundraiser has always supported guide dogs, but this year in addition to guide dogs, it will also raise funds on behalf of all service dogs including Military Working Dogs and the country´s first ever national monument honoring Military Working Dogs. San Diego, CA...


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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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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