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  • Pet food recall expanded after more than 70 dogs die

    01/13/2021 1:24:47 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    Pet owners and veterinarians are being warned about recalled Sportmix pet food products now linked to the deaths of more than 70 dogs and the illnesses of 80 others. Midwestern Pet Food is expanding its recall of dog and cat food sold online by retailers nationwide as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigates potentially fatal levels of aflatoxins. The recalled products include "05" in the date/lot code, which identifies them as having been made in the Oklahoma plant. More than 1,000 lot codes are affected. The company in December recalled only certain lots of its Sportmix product after the...
  • KILLER COCKTAIL ‘Lone wolf’ Nashville bomb suspect Anthony Warner ‘used his credit card to buy explosive chemicals,’ FBI told

    12/29/2020 8:08:05 AM PST · by dynachrome · 85 replies
    The Sun ^ | 12-29-20 | Grant Hodgson
    A source close to the investigation said Warner had bought “chemical precursors and security alarms” using a credit card in his name. The Sun was told: “The FBI has received information from a bank holding company on an active credit card for Warner. “Preliminary searches indicates the purchases of chemical precursors to make explosives and security alarms.” The source added: “Initial results also show nitroglycerin was found on a residue swab taken from a tree trunk at the blast site.” The source said: “It is believed Warner had his dog with him at the time of detonation. “Canine DNA has...
  • Sit, stay, detect Covid! Dogs report for duty at Chile airport

    12/24/2020 12:37:15 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | DECEMBER 23, 2020
    The task of sniffing out passengers infected with Covid-19 at Chile’s Santiago international airport is going to the dogs. A team of Golden Retrievers and Labradors sit when they smell the virus and get a treat. The canines sport green “biodetector” jackets with a red cross. Passengers at an airport health checkpoint wipe their necks and wrists with gauze pads that are then put in glass containers and sent to the dogs to see if they detect Covid-19. Sniffer dogs are best-known for finding drugs and explosives but have also previously been trained to detect malaria, cancer and Parkinson’s disease....
  • Can Dogs See Ghosts? What the Science Says

    12/20/2020 10:04:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Reader's Digest ^ | Dec. 08, 2020 | Lauren Cahn
    We know our dogs have extraordinary senses…but can they sense the presence of a ghost? The answer depends, first, on whether you believe in ghosts. Dogs are extraordinary beings, in part because humans have been breeding them that way for the last 20,000 to 40,000 years. Among their many superpowers, they can sense the presence of actual things that humans cannot, such as impending weather and or the presence of cancer. But can dogs see ghosts? Lots of people believe they can, including psychic crime solver Kristy Robinett, who shared with Reader’s Digest a tale that may make even non-believers...
  • Python-sniffing dogs are Florida's newest weapon in fighting invasive snakes

    12/17/2020 7:07:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/16
    For decades, pythons have been identified as one of the biggest and most concerning invasive species in Florida, having drastically impacted the populations of a number of native species and permanently altering the ecosystem since they were first introduced into the wild. a group of people riding on the back of a man: Truman the black Labrador & Eleanor the point setter spent over a month learning to search for pythons using scent signals and how to alert their handlers when they find a python, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.© Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission...
  • 27 dogs rescued from meat trade in China are headed to California

    12/17/2020 2:38:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 17, 2020 | | Natalie O'Neill
    Dozens of dogs saved from slaughterhouses in China will meet their new fur-ever families in California this weekend thanks to a Big Apple-based rescue group. The 27 lucky pooches — including 18 adorable beagles — will be flown 14 hours from Beijing to Los Angeles by No Dogs Left Behind, which rescues pups from the dog meat trade. “These families are bringing home survivors,” Kristine Wallace, a rep for the group told The Post.
  • Saw Democrat, Joe Biden photos urging & saluting, his two dogs to play and rip apart two Trump Dolls on a number of internet sites along with pictures of the dogs in action!!! Sad!!!

    12/13/2020 6:32:09 PM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 42 replies
    Democrat, POTUS Candidate, Joe Biden having a ball, as his two dogs tear up Trump Dolls after Biden called for peace, unity, understanding and cooperation from all Americans, Democrat, Republican or otherwise!!! I have seen the pictures on other sites...but, I do not know how to post them here for all to see. I believe Mr. Biden is not all there...period!!! This gent should not be allowed to hold any pubic office...he is badly ill equipped mentally, to do so!!! Can some one these photos...they are widely available!!!
  • How Much Do Dogs Really Understand of What We Say?

    12/11/2020 6:22:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/11/2020 | Rick Moran
    Most of us who have been blessed with having a dog for a friend know how beautiful they are, how loyal they are, and how smart they are. Get any dog lover started on how intelligent his friend is and he won’t shut up.But what kind of intelligence is at work in a dog’s brain? Most of us have probably shared the fantasy of sitting down with our dog and having a long chat, but the reality is a lot different. In many ways, a dog’s brain is similar to ours but with some vital differences.We know, for instance, that...
  • A Touching Gesture: Kamala Harris Just Sent Joe Biden 17 Get Well Soon Puppies

    12/07/2020 12:17:12 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 12 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 12/04/20 | The Babylon Bee
    Our hearts are touched! In a nice gesture, Kamala Harris sent Joe Biden 17 get-well-soon puppies! Awww! So cute! Biden injured himself while playing with his dog, and this is sure to cheer him up! After receiving the puppies, Joe is rumored to have exclaimed, "Help! She's after me again!" Haha! Such a great jokester. It's awesome to see these two buddies playing around already. What a great four years this is going to be!
  • Biden: I was Buck Naked, Trying to Pull My Dog's Tail When I Broke My Foot

    12/05/2020 8:44:41 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 123 replies
    RedState ^ | Dec. 4, 2020 | Bonchie
    I’m trying to think of what would possess an advisor to Joe Biden to think this was the story to go with, but here we are. As was revealed previously, Biden broke his foot in what was originally described vaguely as him simply playing with his dog. Now, the claim has morphed. Biden says he was getting out of the shower and decided to attempt to pull his dog’s tail in a playful manner. That’s when a rug came out of nowhere to trip him up, because we all break our foot when we trip over a rug, right?
  • Joe Biden says he broke foot tripping after shower when he pulled dog’s tail

    12/04/2020 11:25:52 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 128 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec. 4, 2020
    President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday revealed that he broke his foot tripping on a rug after a shower as he chased one of his dogs and grabbed its tail. Biden’s campaign previously explained the hairline fracture by saying Biden fell while playing with the dog, but did not mention the shower or tugging the animal’s tail. The injury requires Biden, who turned 78 last month, to wear a boot for weeks. “What happened was I got out of the shower. I got a dog and anybody who’s been around my house knows — dropped, little pup dropped a ball in...
  • Joe Biden’s Dogs Have Told This Pet Psychic a Lot About Their Beloved Master, and His Future

    12/01/2020 11:13:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Nov. 28, 2020 | Tim Teeman
    Pet psychic Beth Lee-Crowther says Joe Biden’s dogs, Major and Champ, told her they are excited to live in the White House. They also say their master will be “a great president.” Champ says he needs memory foam bedding to ease problems with his joints. Major thinks he may have dental problems. Both dogs say Joe Biden’s troubles with Donald Trump are far from over, but that their master is calm and focused enough to steer America forward. The Biden White House has sprung its first leaks. But what can be done when the leakers are the president-elect’s beloved dogs,...
  • Doctor Says Biden Sprained Foot Playing With Dog

    11/29/2020 5:29:14 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 75 replies ^ | Nov. 29, 2020
    According to a statement from his doctor, Kevin O'Connor, Biden sustained a sprain of his right foot and while “initial X-rays are reassuring that there is no obvious fracture," he'll be receiving a CT scan for further review. Reporters covering the president-elect were not afforded the opportunity to see Biden enter the doctor's office, despite multiple requests. Leaving the doctor's office to head to an imaging center for his CT scan, Biden was visibly limping
  • Zoonotic Disease Infects Thousands In China After Factory Leak

    09/19/2020 6:01:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    Plant Based News ^ | 09/19/2020 | Sarah Donnelly
    The outbreak was caused by a 2019 leak of contaminated waste gas at a pharmaceutical plant that manufactures animal vaccines. The firm was found to be using expired disinfectants, allowing residual bacteria to be released through exhaust gasses. It is thought the leak began in late July and continued until late August last year. In December, it was reported that 181 people at a nearby veterinary research facility had been infected, and in January, authorities revoked the plant’s vaccine production licence. The full scale of the outbreak has not been widely reported until now. In addition to the confirmed 3,245...
  • Nothing Like A Bear Hug

    10/30/2020 8:58:37 PM PDT · by OneVike · 25 replies
    The Way OneVike Sees It ^ | Norbert Rosing
    Just a few images to lighten things up In this series of photos, you will see a polar bear come upon some sled dogs tethered to a stake. Oh boy, Normally you would think that a dog tethered to a stake would be lunch for a polar bear, but these pictures tell a completely different story. Nothing like playing with a new found friend From what I can see, the polar bear just wanted to play and get a little brotherly love. The professional photographer who took these photos said the bear came back every night that week to play...
  • Wolf-hybrids spotted in Coral de Tierra area, public safety alert issued

    10/30/2020 7:51:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    KSBW ^ | 10/30 | Josh Copitch
    A public safety alert has been issued for San Benancio/Corral de Tierra area, in Monterey County, for three wolf-hybrid dogs. According to the Monterey County Health Department, the three dogs are not contained in the area and could pose a threat to the community. Animal Services is asking the public to not approach or try to catch these animals. Small animals, birds and livestock should be safely confined until these animals can be contained. "If you see these animals during business hours, please call Animal Control at 831-769-8856. Animal Control is monitoring this line frequently. If you see these animals...
  • At least five types of dog existed by the end of the Ice Age, 11,000 years ago

    10/30/2020 3:53:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | October 30, 2020 | Amy Woodyatt,
    Now, a study published Friday in the journal Science has shown that the genetic diversity in modern dogs can be traced back to the end of the last Ice Age, linking Fido and Rex to ancient canine populations. Researchers studied DNA extracted from bones from ancient dogs for clues to evolutionary changes that occurred thousands of years ago, and found that just after the Ice Age, there were at least five types of dog with distinct genetic ancestries. They found that dog lineages have "mixed and combined," and are still present in the dogs of today. ... And while modern...
  • Khamenei opts to curb civil liberties over solving Iran’s many crises

    10/25/2020 7:10:28 AM PDT · by Irannewswire · 14 replies
    Unable to deal with Iran’s growing poverty, economic crisis, and the COVID-19 epidemic that has ravaged the country, the regime’s Supreme Leader has opted to increase suppression to intimidate Iranians into silence and prevent protests. In their Friday sermons, Khamenei’s representatives lashed out against civil liberties, including “lack of hijab” and “dog walking”, once again signaling where the regime’s priorities lie. Ahmad Alamolhoda, Khamenei’s representative in the northeastern province of Khorasan Razavi, and head of Mashhad Friday prayers said Khamenei had ordered the police to crack down on civil liberties. “According to an order issued by the Commander in Chief...
  • Round 'em up! Two PUGS called Tuff and Paisley herd cattle on an Oregon ranch

    10/15/2020 4:47:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 14, 2020 | Georgia Simcox
    Two pugs have proved that they can round up cattle and goats just as well as their border collie cousins. Pooches Paisley, three, and Tuff, one, work as herding dogs at the Silvies Valley Ranch in Seneca, Oregon. Astonishing footage recorded on October 8 showing the two pugs running after cows at the ranch has received nearly one million views.
  • Petco stops selling dog shock collars, asks its competitors to do the same

    10/14/2020 12:30:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    KTVU ^ | James Leggate
    Petco has stopped selling shock collars and it’s calling on others in the pet industry to follow its lead. The San Diego, California-based pet supply retailer announced on Tuesday that it had stopped selling all electronic shock collars, including both human- and bark-activated models. Petco CEO Ron Coughlin said in the announcement that shock collars “have been shown to increase fear, anxiety and stress in dogs.”