Dec
15
2017
Multipurpose canines (MPC) are the Navy Seals of military working dogs. Highly trained, uniquely skilled, and almost unstoppable.Strapped to their human handlers, they leap from helicopters and rappel down sheer cliffs. They sniff out explosives, they track down enemy insurgents, and they’ll take a bullet to protect the men and women they serve with. Which means they get hurt. ...more
Dec
14
2017
Pit Bull service dog banned. A Yakima, Washington woman had her service dog, Romeo, impounded after officials discovered that Romeo was a pit bull. Yakima implemented a pit bull ban in 1987 after a series of pit bull attacks, including one where a senior citizen attacked in his wheelchair died of his injuries....more
Dec
13
2017
One out of three pets get lost during their lifetimes. And if a pet service provider hasn’t lost a pet that’s been under their care, it’s only a matter of time, says lost pet expert and real-life pet detective Annalisa Bern....more
Dec
11
2017
Meet Hannibal Lick-ter. No, not really. The freaky-looking mask only makes her look like a canine version of a scary serial killer.That’s Loca, a female Staffordshire bull Terrier whose skull was fractured in multiple places during a savage attack by another dog ...more
Dec
8
2017
Talk about a loaded question. But that’s exactly what Lendedu, an online marketplace for student loan refinancing, decided to ask pet owners in a recent survey.They ran two separate polls. First, they asked people who only owned a dog this question: How much would you be willing to spend to save your dog from a life-threatening illness or disease? ...more
Dec
7
2017
Do you have epilepsy? Do you have a dog? If you have both, you may be able to help researchers at Ghent University in Belgium to find out why some dogs react to epileptic seizures and others don't. ...more
Dec
6
2017
A new clinical trial has led to a stunning breakthrough in the treatment of feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP), a lethal feline viral disease that has historically been considered untreatable.FIP is almost always fatal. ...more
Dec
4
2017
“How do you communicate with a species that doesn’t share your communication system, that doesn’t share your kind of mind?” You can do it by modifying your communication system in ways that make it accessible to the species with which you are communicating and by breeding individuals within that species who show the ability to understand the modified system. This is a key component for many dogs bred to be working dogs, be they working sled dogs, herding dogs, or retrievers. ...more
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