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2009-08-05 09:00:00

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Achoo! Certainly, a sneeze can be one sign that a dog has allergies. But so can incessant scratching, licking a "hot spot," recurrent ear infections and frequent messes on the living room floor. Indeed, more than half of all dog owners in the U.S. feel their dog suffers from some sort of allergic reaction. Next to obesity, veterinarians report skin and ear-related concerns are the most prevalent conditions they see on sick-dog visits. Allergic...

2009-06-24 07:40:00

Following a successful pilot, the Pet Buddies program will give company's scientifically proven hypoallergenic cats free of cost to allergic children undergoing treatment for life-threatening diseases LAS VEGAS, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Those who have a companion animal understand that the human-animal bond provides important benefits, including the positive effects on those undergoing therapy for life-threatening diseases. Following a successful pilot conducted in 2008, ALLERCA Lifestyle...

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2009-06-23 16:15:17

New research finds that healthy infants tolerate standard formula just as well as the hypoallergenic kind. The study compared the tolerance of 335 healthy infants to standard cow's milk-derived formula and partially hydrolyzed formula, which contains cow's milk proteins that are broken down and therefore less likely to induce an allergic response. The so-called hydrolyzed formulas are typically recommended for infants who are not breast-fed and have heightened risk of allergies, including...

2008-06-16 09:01:17

An informal survey by Nutricia North America revealed that parents of children with food allergies are unclear about whether or not their child's amino acid-based formula is manufactured in a 100 percent milk-free environment. Fifty-seven percent of the parents surveyed reported that the amino acid-based formula they fed their food allergic children was manufactured in a 100 percent milk-free environment. However, a question about specific product names revealed that only 38 percent of...

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2008-03-25 06:05:00

Sure, people are allergic to dogs. But dogs to people? Absolutely. Just ask Fui (pronounce that Phooey). The 6-year-old Shar-Pei, a "princess," according to her owner, Pam Escobar, loves to be petted. But if Fui didn't take pills twice a day and get allergy shots every two weeks, she would scratch and lick. A lot. Canine allergic reactions to human dander are skin-related and don't include sneezing. "It's never an obvious and direct reaction," said Dr. Tom Lewis, a Phoenix-based...

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2008-01-06 09:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md. -- The Rev. Bill Miller-Zurell was recently presiding over Communion, moving from congregant to congregant, offering the body, offering the blood, until he got to a little boy who, seeing the piece of bread, stopped the pastor short. "He asked me if there were any nuts in it," Miller-Zurell said. "His mom, who was standing behind him, made him. And he only took it after I assured him that there were no nuts." With more people realizing that things such as nuts and wheat and...


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2007-12-13 19:35:06

The Devon Rex was discovered in Devon, UK in 1960 near a disused tin mine. They were initially thought to be related to the Cornish rex, however testing proved otherwise. The Devon Rex has only awn hair and down with no guard hair, giving them a sparse, curly, very soft coat. They are popular among pet owners and are often featured in Cat Fancy magazine, probably because of their striking appearance. The average Devon Rex, because of its rarity, sells for $500 to $750. The Devon Rex is a...

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2007-12-13 19:22:23

The Cornish Rex is a breed of cat that is very distinguishable from other cats, because it has no hair except for down. Most breeds of domestic cat have three different types of hair in their coat, yet the Cornish Rex only has an undercoat, thus not shedding like other cats. Their coat is the softest of any breed. These cats are best suited for indoor living in warm and dry conditions because of their light coat. The Cornish Rex tends to gravitate towards warmth naturally, often finding a...

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2007-12-13 12:15:26

The Siberian cat is very strong and powerful. Siberians have strong hindquarters which enable them to jump quite high. They weigh between 10 and 20 pounds, and even though they attain the same weight as breeds such as the Maine Coon and the Norwegian Forest Cat their bodies are typically shorter and stockier, reaching full maturity after about 5 years. These cats are extremely agile and athletic. Their back is medium and slightly lower in the front than the rear, because of longer hind...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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