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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.

The world's oldest living transmissible cancer '11,000 years old'

Cambridge - The earliest written record of the disease we now call cancer dates to 1600 BC, with an Egyptian papyrus describing cancer of the breast. Hippocrates (ca. 460 BC – ca. 370 BC) first named the strange disease, using the Greek word "karkinos," or crab.

Dogs evolved from wolves due to human domestication

Chicago - A new genetic study of modern canines supports the theory that humans domesticated dogs from wolves, and this happened before humans began to grow crops.

Which direction does your canine friend face when going potty?

Quite the odd question. Nevertheless, scientists took a keen interest in answering the question: do dogs align their body axis with respect to the Earth’s magnetic field lines when seeking to relieve their bowels and bladders?

Dogs doing pretty much everything humans do (Music video)

Brussels - Most of us have seen the YouTube videos with the dogs with human hands, eating at a table. Well, a Brussels-based band called the Recorders have gone much further than that with this very entertaining video.

Dogs' Christmas: 32 unwanted Chihuahuas taken into NY shelter

Calverton - A dog shelter in Long Island regularly takes in abandoned Chihuahuas, but over the festive season, 32 arrived on their doorstep in a single delivery. The cute "fashion accessories" were no longer wanted.

Western media's take on Kim Jong Un's uncle being eaten by dogs

Pyongyang - Rumors are flying that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle Jade Song Thaek, was executed, not by the usual firing squad, but by being stripped naked and then placed in a cage with 120 attack dogs.

Dog deli causes howling controversy in Berlin, Germany

Berlin - Over the recent festive period, a special restaurant, just for dogs and cats, opened in Berlin, Germany. However, controversy has raised its furry head over whether a luxury deli for animals is a necessary item.

Study finds dogs poop in line with earth's magnetic field

A team of Czech and German researchers exhaustively studied canine defecation habits and found that dogs align themselves with earth's magnetic field when they poop.
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In the US, cats and dogs are considered domestic pets and are protected under Animal Cruelty laws.
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Murray discovers the benefits of a fan in the hot summer weather.
Murray discovers the benefits of a fan in the hot summer weather.
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A typical dog cone
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These Bernese Mountain Dogs were popular visitors to the show.
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Amanda the dog with her puppies after a house fire in Chile
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Hasha had been to the parlour that day.
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Dog and cat friends in Fuengirola  Spain
Dog and cat friends in Fuengirola, Spain
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There are a lot of squirrels that enjoy the park as well  and many of the dogs  especially the terri...
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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Just a few of my favorite pictures of my animals..
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Just a few of my favorite pictures of my animals..
Just a few of my favorite pictures of my animals..
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A dog named Special who only has three legs. Despite this, it is very happy and was enthusiastic during the competition.
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Dog waste management improves most environments.
Dog waste management improves most environments.
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Just a few shots of my best friends, more to come
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My ex- co-worker while "enjoying" his lunch in the section of Port Moody, BC that can be truly called "self-proclaimed DogTown". Dogs' owners went to nearby Starbucks to enjoy their cup of coffee, away from their pooches eyesight.
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A dog sporting some clothes during the Doggie Fashion Show.
A dog sporting some clothes during the Doggie Fashion Show.
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Dog and cat friends in Fuengirola, Spain
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Jude, playing in the snow with his stuffed snowman toy
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