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  • Dog Flu Diagnosed in Many Dogs in South Bay

    01/20/2018 10:20:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Humans aren't the only ones suffering from the flu this year. Canine influenza, better known as "dog flu," has been diagnosed in a number of dogs in the South Bay recently, veterinarians said. United Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital in Campbell has seen about 70 dogs with symptoms and/or known exposure to the flu, according to Stephanie LaPlume, a veterinarian with the hospital. Other South Bay hospitals, including Los Gatos Dog & Cat Hospital, also report seeing dogs with flu. The virus can't be passed on to humans, but is highly contagious among dogs, a veterinarian said. Dog owners are...
  • Talented mother-of-two, 35, makes amazing cake replicas of domestic pets

    01/20/2018 7:59:43 AM PST · by mairdie · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 January 2018 | Dianne Apen-sadler
    These super cute animals are good enough to eat thanks to a talented mother-of-two who creates incredibly lifelike cake replicas of people's pets. Hannah Edwards, from London, uses photographs of her clients beloved pets to make the remarkable sponge sculptures which are entirely edible. The 35-year-old started baking as a way of making money after being made redundant while looking after her two young children and soon discovered her talent for realistic replicas. Hannah, who runs her own business called The Cake Illusionist, now also travels the world teaching cake sculpting.
  • Pet Translator: Scientist Developing Device To Convert Dog Barks Into English Language

    01/17/2018 5:11:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 99 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 15 January 2018 | Allan Adamson Tech Times Russian Army unveils secret weapon: puppie
    The idea of humans being able to talk to and understand animals may soon become a reality. A researcher is working on a device that may be used as a pet language translator in the future. Using artificial intelligence, scientists learn how to translate vocalizations and facial expressions of animals into something that humans can understand. Animal behavior expert Con Slobodchikoff is one of these researchers whose work may allow pets and their owners to effectively converse with each other using a pet translator in less than ten years. Slobodchikoff, from Northern Arizona University, has studied footage of dogs engaged...
  • The Crazy Story of Stuckie the Mummified Dog!

    01/16/2018 9:53:27 AM PST · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 1/16/2018 | C Cocoles
    So the story goes, back in the 1960s down in Georgia, a hunting dog chased a raccoon up inside a hollow tree. The determined dog wouldn’t give up from chasing the coon farther up, so it eventually got stuck. Back to 1980 – Here's the excerpt from The Sportsmen Party Facebook page: In 1980 a "logger" found the dog after processing the log and donated it to a museum. The dog is a hunting type dog and around 4 years old. Apparently was in there for around 20 years. Scientists believe his fate was sealed when he chased something up...
  • ‘I Don’t Care About My Car!’ Says Man Reunited With His Dog Who Hitched A Ride During Theft

    01/13/2018 1:05:33 PM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | 1/12/18 | cbsla
    CARSON (CBSLA) — A pet owner is probably telling his dog she’s an extra good girl Friday after a harrowing couple of days during which she went missing. “Man, I had a heart attack!” Daniel Ashimine told CBS2 News. “I don’t care about my car, I really love my dog!” Ashimine was reunited with Holly after she hitched a ride in his car, which was stolen as it was parked behind his restaurant Monday. “My wife and I started driving all over the place looking for the dog,” said Ashimine. “The last couple of nights I didn’t get any rest.”
  • Dog Who Walked 40 Miles Back to Family Has New Home in Texas

    01/12/2018 10:44:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jan 12, 2018
    Eventually the humane society matched the dog with a family in Winnsboro, TexasA Great Pyrenees mix named Cathleen has a new home in Texas after she made two 20-mile trips back to the family that surrendered her. Cathleen's original owners, living in Seminole, Oklahoma, were forced to surrender the 6-year-old dog due to health issues and a landlord that didn't allow pets. They gave her to a family in Prague, Oklahoma. During the first four months with her new family, Cathleen escaped, twice, to make the 20-mile journey back to Seminole to see her previous owners. That's when Seminole Humane...
  • Woman, 56, is mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs in her driveway in California

    01/01/2018 7:14:02 PM PST · by george76 · 99 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 1 January 2018 | Mary Kekatos
    Deborah Onsurez, 56, was found Thursday morning in Modesto, California. Authorities believe multiple stray dogs attacked her in the driveway of her home. Onsurez's injuries were severe and she was pronounced dead at the scene. ... Stray dogs everywhere, that's Stanislaus County for you ... They're a big problem in area known as South Modesto. ... dog attacks aren't uncommon. In November, a pit bull attacked at least three people in Elk Grove, a suburb of Sacramento that's about 60 miles from Modesto. And in 2014, two separate pit bull attacks in Stanislaus County - one left a man dead.
  • Howl-lelujah! German Shepherd sings along - Leonard Cohen's classic ballad

    12/30/2017 1:48:24 PM PST · by mairdie · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 December 2017 | Aoibhinn Mcbride
    It's one of the most popular pop songs in history and has been covered by more than 300 artists over the years — and now a dog owner has captured his musical mutt singing along to Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. A German Shepherd named Seamus didn't know the lyrics to the song, but he certainly had the tune down as he began howling from his kitchen floor in Sault Ste Marie, Canada. Luckily, his owner was there to capture the magic on camera to later share it with the internet.
  • Pooches growing in number at airports

    12/30/2017 1:08:43 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 104 replies
    LATimes ^ | December 29th, 2017 | Hugo Martin
    Airports across the country increasingly are turning to therapy dogs to help relieve the stress of flustered fliers. But confusion and even conflict can result from the growing packs of pooches, after dogs used by security agents and emotional support animals traveling with passengers are factored in.
  • Dog found buried alive in dumpster outside Atlanta

    12/30/2017 10:25:20 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 30 Sep 17 | Staff
    A dog was found buried alive in a dumpster last week outside a business in suburban Atlanta. Emily Goldstein told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that her neighbor found the beagle while taking out the trash at work. The neighbor and a few coworkers rummaged through the garbage to rescue the dog after he heard a whining sound coming from the dumpster, the paper reported. Goldstein told the paper she believes the beagle, which had no collar or form of identification, is between 1 and 2 years old. She and her neighbor put an online advertisement in an effort to locate the...
  • Two dogs mauled their owner to death while she was walking them in the woods, sheriff says

    12/16/2017 2:07:04 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 174 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 16 at 2:45 PM | Kristine Phillips
    Bethany Lynn Stephens had been gone for about a day since she left to walk her dogs. So her father went out to look for her at the area she frequented. There, authorities say, he found her two dogs, guarding what he first thought was an animal carcass. “Much to his horror, discovered that it was not,” Goochland County Sheriff Jim Agnew told reporters at a news conference Friday. Investigators in Goochland, Va., a rural community about 30 miles outside of Richmond, say the petite, 5-foot-1 young woman, who weighed a little more than 100 pounds, was mauled to death by her dogs, which...
  • Jury Rules for Arpaio in Lawsuit by Senator's Son, Ex-Wife

    12/15/2017 12:33:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Blufield Daily Telegraph ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | JACQUES BILLEAUD and PAUL DAVENPORT
    An Arizona jury has refused to award damages against former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a civil trial for bringing a since-dismissed criminal case against one of Sen. Jeff Flake's sons in the heat-exhaustion deaths of 21 dogs. Jurors deliberated nearly an hour before ruling late Thursday against Austin Flake and his then-wife Logan Brown in their malicious-prosecution lawsuit stemming from Arpaio's investigation into the heat-exhaustion deaths of 21 dogs at a kennel operated by Flake's in-laws. Flake and Brown, who were in college at the time, were caring for the dogs while the in-laws were out of town.
  • Public Safety Scare as Portrait of Hillary Sets Off Security Dog

    12/12/2017 2:38:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | Dec. 12, 2017 | Moonbattery
    Looks like some dogs have been trained too well to protect the public from horrors: Miami police were forced to briefly shut down the area surrounding an art show and clear the site after security dogs reacted to a suspicious crate in Miami, Fla., during the Art Basel festival on Saturday morning. But when authorities opened the crate outside the Art Miami tent, it contained none other than a “punk” style picture of Hillary Clinton — complete with pink hair and a studded jacket. You can see why this might set a dog to barking — or to whimpering in...
  • WATCH: Dogs dress up for ‘Howliday’ party at the U.S. Capitol

    12/12/2017 9:10:43 AM PST · by bgill · 15 replies
    kxan ^ | December 12, 2017 | Kate Winkle
    A Christmas party for the canines happened Monday in the nation’s capital. A few members of congress and staffers were there, too. It was all for the first-ever “bi-pawtisan howliday” party — in which House members and their staff brought their dogs to the U.S. Capitol. Dogs big and small showed up in their best outfits. Some sported full-on elf costumes or reindeer antlers, while others went with festive collars instead. Rep. Lamar Smith from Texas hosted the bash alongside two representatives from Florida.
  • Owner shares pictures of her 'Grinch-like' Siberian husky Anuko who always has a grumpy [tr]

    12/12/2017 5:34:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 11, 2017 | Alexander Robertson
    A doting owner has taken a series of photographs of her Grinch-like dog - who definitely isn't feeling the Christmas spirit. Jasmine Milton, 20, adopted Siberian husky Anuko when he was just eight-weeks-old and claims he's always had a grumpy face.
  • Dogs Are Twice as Smart as Cats, Says Brain Comparison Study

    12/05/2017 7:36:59 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 81 replies
    Se ^ | 1 Dec, 2017 | Jen Viegas
    Dogs and raccoons are among the most intelligent animals on Earth, according to a new investigation of mammal brains. ntelligence is hard to define in humans, but much less in other animals. One reason is that all species have evolved to be as “smart” as is necessary for their survival. In fact, some of the most populous animals on the planet have relatively unimpressive brains. “Mice have tiny brains with few neurons and, if asked, they would certainly say that they're doing very well, thank you,” Suzana Herculano-Houzel of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute told Seeker. Dogs have average-sized brains, so...
  • Inside India's first dog hotel: Pampered pooches enjoy velvet beds, spa treatments

    12/05/2017 7:27:28 PM PST · by mairdie · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 December 2017 | Jennifer Newton
    With velvet beds, a relaxing spa, 24-hour medical care and a fully stocked bar - Critterati sounds like the ultimate luxury hotel. But rather than cater for humans, the hotel in the Indian city of Gurugram is the first in South Asia to be exclusively for dogs. Owners can book in their pets for a $70-a-night stay (£52) in one of the suites at Critterati or send them for a day trip.
  • Cats vs dogs: Which pet is smarter?

    12/04/2017 3:15:54 PM PST · by mairdie · 88 replies
    Daily News ^ | January 19, 2012 | Kate Greene
    Posted for Daffynition: Researchers at CanCog Technologies, a private institution in Toronto that studies behavior and aging in companion animals, have tested dogs and cats on the same tasks, using cats that show the same level of interest in food rewards as the dogs. They found that cats make more errors than dogs and require more trials to learn the same tasks.
  • Then and now pictures that capture their pets as puppies and as even cuter adult dogs

    12/04/2017 7:12:47 AM PST · by mairdie · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 December 2017 | Stephanie Linning
    These adorable then and now pictures capture adorable puppies growing into even cuter adult dogs. Proud owners posed for photos with their beloved pooches, with many holding and carrying their dogs like they did when they were just puppies. The heart-warming snaps show owners struggling under the weight of their hefty huskies and sizeable Samoyeds, or being squished beneath a rather large St Bernard.
  • Pet owners share hilarious snaps that prove cats and dogs really are natural born enemies

    12/03/2017 6:49:20 PM PST · by mairdie · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 December 2017 | Molly Rose Pike
    Everyone knows that cats and dogs have a natural rivalry, but what happens when they're both forced to live under the same roof? Hilarity ensues, of course. Pet owners from all around the world have been sharing hilarious snaps of cats and dogs at war in an online gallery.