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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.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 9 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Katie Ryalen - 11 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Timothy Heritage (Reuters)

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.
In the Media by Karen Graham

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments
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Tree of shame

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Retrievers, Boxers and Beagles

I grew up with a family that absolutely loved dogs and so we always had them around. My grandparents had infinity for...
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I'm Not Stubborn. I Just Don't Speak English.

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Aug 15, 2012 by Janis Mikelberg - 2 comments

Stop and Smell the Roses

I don’t think there is anything that gives me more pleasure (family aside) than spending time just hanging with my...
Aug 14, 2012 by Janis Mikelberg
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