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Kittens used as live bait to train greyhounds: Australian police

Sydney - Two men have been charged in Australia with using kittens as live bait to train greyhounds, following allegations that piglets, rabbits and possums were also used in the sport.

Johnny Depp's dogs fly out of Australia after quarantine wrangle

Sydney - Johnny Depp's pet dogs Pistol and Boo flew out of Australia late Friday to escape threats to put them down, after a complex and often comical quarantine wrangle.

Can people contract norovirus from their dogs?

Given that it has been established that human norovirus can infect dogs, is it possible that dog-to-human transmission can also occur? The answer is “probably” according to a new study.

More than 50 dead greyhounds found dumped in Australia

Sydney - Fifty-five dead greyhounds have been found dumped in Australia and spent rifle cartridges seen nearby, police said, with the grisly discovery coming on the heels of a live baiting scandal rocking the dog racing industry.

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.
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