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Live bait claims rock Australian greyhound racing

Sydney - Australia's greyhound racing industry was in damage control Tuesday after graphic footage showed live piglets, rabbits and possums used as bait to train some of the country's most successful dogs.

New study says dogs can spot human emotions

Science has finally caught up with something many dog owners knew already: man's best friend can tell the difference between happy and angry faces.

Lions suffering from ‘dog disease’

The disease, commonly known to affect dogs, called canine distemper is more widespread among animal species than previously thought. This includes many lions.

The clock ticks over new rabies treatment

Treating rabies is a race against the clock. Once someone has been bitten, medical help must be delivered quickly. Researchers are proposing a new treatment that can be delivered a little later.

'Man's best friend' arrived late to the Americas

New research suggests that dogs may have arrived in the Americas around 10,000 years ago, thousands of years after the first humans arrived.

Understanding how dogs interpret human speech

Dogs tend to turn to the left when they hear emotional speech-like sounds, and right when they hear verbal commands from a robot, according to some fascinating new research into how dogs interpret sounds.

Celebs praise pet adoption: Cuddly love, kindness and support

It is so important to remember that one should give back to the furry members of society by adopting a pet in need of someone to love. Celebrities have long been using their status to help in the efforts of getting pets adopted.

Op-Ed: Technologies are shaping the way we interact with dogs Special

Interacting with our dogs is actively being shaped by technology, but are these popular tools useful for the average pet enthusiast?

Owner of pit bulls who killed a dog suing the dead dogs owner

Four pit bulls in Texas got through a fence and went into the neighboring yard, setting upon a 10-year-old beagle and killing him. Now comes the lawsuit but now also comes the twist - it's the owner of the pit bulls who is suing.

Discovering how rabies kills

Tel Aviv - Saliva transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal allows the rabies virus to enter a victim’s muscle tissue. However, a new study finds, to cause violent behavior and eventual death of the victim, the rabies virus must first reach the brain.

Great Dane ate 43 socks and survived

Portland - A three-year-old great Dane was miserable and retching, so the owners brought him to an animal hospital. It was there that they discovered he ate a bunch of socks.

GoPro plays Fetch with your dog Special

GoPro responds to customer demand with Fetch, a camera mounted harness system for your dog. GoPro expects Fetch to serve as a gateway product to a new, wider target market.

Study hints dogs might get jealous

A nine-month study published in the science journal, PLOS ONE, hinted in July there is a chance dogs might get jealous. Experts still aren't certain whether the exhibited behavior is actually jealousy, however.

Op-Ed: Why is my dog so hyper after a bath?

Ever wonder why your dog runs around like a banshee after their bath? Why they go from shivering meekly in a tub to booking it around your house, drenching your furniture, and yes, rolling in dirt as soon as they're free?

Cows kill Austrian dog walker

Media from around the world are covering a story about a 45-year-old Austrian woman attacked by a herd of cows. She reportedly died after being stormed by the large group while walking her dog.

New Zealand’s favorite dogs unveiled

According to the National Dog Database from the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs, the Labrador Retriever remains the most popular dog breed in the country — over 41,000 of the pooches were registered in 2013/2014.

Can dogs 'feel jealousy?'

Dogs may have the capacity to feel human-like jealousy, according to a study. The study included diverse small dog breeds such as chihuahuas, Yorkshire terriers, and several mutts.

Pit bull killed by off-duty LAPD as it mauls face of child

Fontana - A male pit bull was killed by an off-duty LAPD officer as it mauled a four-year-old boy in the face and head on July 7 at 3:30 p.m. Two off-duty officers heard a woman screaming in a nearby home; one officer was forced to shoot and kill the dog.

Arizona to investigate 'Doggie Disneyland' where 20 dogs died

Gilbert - Authorities are investigating the deaths of 20 dogs at Green Acre Kennel, in Gilbert, Arizona. The place had billed itself as a "Doggie Disneyland" promising plenty of land for dogs to run free with no cages.

Op-Ed: Dog-eating festival starts early to avoid notice

Those who love dogs may be more than a little outraged by this article. One Chinese festival involves eating dogs and is being held early to avoid animal activists.

Dogs Immemorial: A radiant tribute Special

Cairns - Prolific Australian artist Rose Rigley has created a lovingly luminous testament to the special position dogs hold in our lives.

Study links dog ownership to autism benefits

A recent study published in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing has strengthened the notion that dog ownership can be beneficial to children on the autism spectrum.

Anti-Vick voices grow, as petition to ban Jets QB gains footing

The decision by the New York Jets to sign Michael Vick is being met with resistance, as Vick's animal cruelty past is coming back to the surface.

Dingoes are not 'wild dogs'

Once thought to be feral dogs, a new study suggests that dingoes are actually a separate species from their domesticated relatives.

It’s now time to start protecting your pets from heatworms

For readers in North America, it is time to start thinking about protecting your pets from spring pests, particularly mosquitoes, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian.

Op-Ed: An open letter to Woody Johnson on signing Michael Vick

New York - An open letter addressed to Woody Johnson, owner of the New York Jets, on having signed Michael Vick to the quarterback position.

OCD in dogs linked to genes

Dogs can suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder just like some humans. In exploring this, scientists have identified a genetic basis for the behavior.

Arizona infestation of feral chihuahuas no laughing matter

Phoenix - In an article which opens with an attempt at humour, an online news portal reports on an alarming trend: apparently, an Arizona neighbourhood is being plagued by an unusually large number of feral chihuahuas.

Infection risks from cat bites

Mayo - Cats often look cute and cuddly, however when they strike or bite a hand, they can inject bacteria deep into joints and tissue. In the U.S., one in three people bitten has to visit a doctor or hospital, according to a new study.

IOC says no 'healthy' dogs being killed in Sochi

Olympic chiefs tried to ease concern about the fate of stray dogs in Sochi on Wednesday, saying only sick and dying animals were being destroyed before the city hosts the Winter Games.
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Jude and Samson, my daughter's two dogs...the taller one is a year old and the shorter one is 6 months old.
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Dog and cat friends in Fuengirola, Spain - Cachi the labrador.
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Some of the people and dogs at Charlee's Angels for the Animals rally on April 27, 2014.
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A dog getting ready to incite sheer Terrier on its opponents during a competition.
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Just a few shots of my best friends, more to come
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Dog and cat friends in Fuengirola, Spain - Murray in the laundry basket.
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Making new friends is also one of the best parts of visiting the dog park.
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Dog and cat friends in Fuengirola, Spain - Nanu.
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Just a few shots of my best friends, more to come
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Just a few of my favorite pictures of my animals..
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These Bernese Mountain Dogs were popular visitors to the show.
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Rambo, Murray and Hasha Those blurry tails mean either food, or a walk!
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Patches of fake grass scattered all over the facility.
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One of the Chow Chow pups that a travelling circus owner in Italy disguised to resemble pandas.
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There are a lot of squirrels that enjoy the park as well, and many of the dogs, especially the terriers, love to try and find them.
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My friend, Pam Boobyer and I, holding 3 pups each.
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After a long game of chase, this worn out pup needed to take a nap.