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New Deadly Virus Killing Dogs Circo-Virus

November 13, 2013 Circo-Virus spreading in the U.S. A new virus is hitting dogs throughout the country, and if not treated, it can kill an infected animal in just days. There’s no vaccine, it’s highly infectious, and scientists still can’t say with certainty how it’s transmitted. What is certain is this disease is deadly, especially […]

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Adopted Stray Dog Climbs Mount Everest

November 13, 2013 Adopted Stray Dog Becomes First Dog To Climb Mount Everest Rupee was rescued from a dump when he was only eight months old and barely clinging to life. Now the rescued dog has accomplished something that no other dog is known to have achieved. Rupee, along with his rescuer Joanne Lefson, climbed […]

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New Test Can Diagnose Strains of Canine Parvovirus

November 11, 2013 A new test developed at the Kansas State University  is leading to earlier detection of Canine Parvovirus Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious worldwide disease that involves both domestic and wild canines. It can be fatal in immunocompromised dogs or puppies that have not yet been vaccinated, said Richard Oberst, professor of […]

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Britain’s First Dog Cognition Centre Opens

November 11, 2013 The centre is headed by dog cognition expert Dr Juliane Kaminski Britain’s first centre dedicated exclusively to studying dogs’ ability to understand humans and the world around them has opened at the University of Portsmouth and dog owners are being encouraged to bring their pets along.   The Dog Cognition Centre has […]

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Dog Wagging From Left To Right And What It Means

November 1, 2013 You might think a wagging tail is a wagging tail, but for dogs there is more to it than that. Dogs recognize and respond differently when their fellow canines wag to the right than they do when they wag to the left. The findings reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology […]