Dogs are Being Trained to Sniff out Prostate Cancer

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The testing being done to see if dogs can in fact sniff out cancer in a similar way to the various other organic compounds they have been trained to pick up. So far, the testing has about a 98% accuracy as to dogs being able to detect prostate cancer.
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Deaf Dog Finds Forever Home with Deaf Woman

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Cindy Koch has always wanted a deaf dog. When asked why she would give the same reply every time. “Because I’m deaf and we want to relate to her, and understand how she feels- (we) want to communicate with her through signing, teach her signing.”

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Dog Carries Abandoned Newborn Child to Shelter

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“She took it like a puppy and rescued it,” Chief Salcedo told CNN. “The doctors told us if she hadn’t done this, he would have died.”
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Silly Dog Chases Birds and Gets Stuck on Roof

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There was nothing the pet owners could do to bring the silly canine inside. Firefighters were called to come rescue the pet.
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And You Think You Sleep Strangely?

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This position is not just for sleeping, however. She also plays with chew toys this way, and even prefers gnawing a tasty bone up there, too.
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Four-Legged Car Vandal Caught on Tape

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Now that “the culprit has been identified,” the canine delinquent will be stopped before inflicting future damages to private property.
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Great Dane Accused of Attacking Dog Cleared by Investigation

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“Following completion of an investigation, including a canine autopsy of Buddy, which was authorized by his owner, it was determined that there were no puncture marks, crushing or other identifiable cause of death of Buddy. Further, the County has been unable to locate the other dog witnesses describe was involved. Additionally, the County had a behavioral review conducted of Zeus,” says Colene McEntee.
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Amazon UK Bans the Sale of Prong Collars

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To the people who say, “My dog has never been hurt on this, and it’s the only way he can learn self-control,” answer this question: would you use a prong collar on your children to teach them self-control?
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Untrained Dog Saves Child Life by Acting as Hypo Alert Dog

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The dog spent much of that night behaving unusually, trying to grab anyone’s attention, and hoping to lead them to the child in need.
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Colorado’s Dog Protection Act is the First in US

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The legislation will require sheriff and police departments to offer three-hour online courses for how to recognize and understand dog behaviors, as well as use non-lethal methods to control them when necessary.
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Humane Ways to Teach Your Dog to Walk Nicely on Leash

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When a dog pulls excessively on leash, it is unpleasant for both the dog and the person walking him. Many people resort to yanking on their dogs, using pinch or choke collars, or stopping every few feet hoping for something to change.
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Introducing Dogs to Cats

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Many dogs and cats coexist peacefully and happily together, and great friendships can develop between them. Here are some helpful tips to follow when introducing a dog and cat to each other.
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Separating Emotion, When Is It Time? Expert Advice About Retiring Your Dog From Agility

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Agility enthusiasts are well aware of the rush you can get from seeing a dog run its fastest, jump its highest, and pit speed against the outer boundaries of control.
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You Can Help Move Oregon “Tethering Bill” Into Law

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If you live in Oregon, today is a good day to reach out to your state Senators. Today is the day they are voting on limiting how long a dog can be chained in one place or left exposed to the elements.
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Diet and Your Pet’s Food

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Being an animal behaviorist for dogs and cats, I have seen “higher-quality” pet foods I had recommended fizzle in quality while increasing in price.
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Dognition Helps You Understand How Your Furbuddy Thinks

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Find out how your dog solves problems with Dognition
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Chinese City Uses Dogs as Earthquake Alarms

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Chinese city Nanchang reports barking of dogs held together as living earthquake alarm.
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Breed Specific Legislation and Alpha Dog Mythology

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Touting the concept that dogs are inclined to seek a higher status in their relationships with people, including displaying aggression to do it, is scary.
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10 Pet Safety Tips for the 4th of July

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The 4th of July can be one of the most dangerous days of the year for pets.
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Lost Cats and Dogs: Your Pets Versus 4th of July Fireworks

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Do you know what day is historically the busiest day of the year in animal shelters all across the country? It’s the FIFTH of July.
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