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Dog law exemption for trespassers

9 September 2013 Last updated at 14:09 ET Dog owners will be safe from prosecution under revised dangerous dogs laws if their pet attacks someone trespassing in their home – even if the “intruder” is doing a good turn. Ministers say dogs cannot be expected to “ascertain the intentions” of those entering a property before […]

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VIDEO: Dog donors needed to give blood

Dog owners in Oxfordshire are being urged to have their pets donate blood in a bid to tackle shortages. The Pet Blood Bank charity needs the donations to carry out transfusions in the event of accidents or illnesses. The animals are examined beforehand to make sure they are both clinically and mentally fit for the […]

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ANN ARBOR: Online survey seeks Ann Arbor dog park input

Ann Arbor’s Dog Park Subcommittee of the Park Advisory Commission (PAC) is inviting the public to participate in an online survey to gather feedback and opinions on potential dog park locations and features. The survey, www.surveymonkey.com/s/7YXPKXG, is brief and should take about 10 minutes to fill out. Everyone is invited to take this survey, dog […]

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Betty White Announces Winners of the Orvis Cover Dog Photo Contest

SUNDERLAND, VT–(Marketwired – July 23, 2013) – Dog lovers have spoken and the winners of the latest round of the Orvis Cover Dog Contest have been chosen. Animal lover and Morris Animal Foundation supporter Betty White teamed up with the Orvis Company to announce the winners. Through the contest, now in its fourth year, the […]

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Dog bite cases cost owners millions

Today’s tip: Dog bites can be a big problem, especially if you don’t want a lawsuit on your hands! Click the link to learn what you can do about it. TAMPA – You’d like to think it would never happen to your dog. But dog attacks on humans happen more often than you think. Hundreds […]

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Royal Oak ‘census’ has dog owners howling

Royal Oak — City officials are putting dog owners on a shorter leash, telling them to license their pets or they’ll find a census taker at their door. What may be the first-ever canine count is an attempt to control an unlicensed dog problem in the city, they said. The initiative follows a recent ordinance […]

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City dog park still racks up complaints

Published: Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Last Modified: Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 8:48 p.m. PALM COAST — Some pet owners have publicly suggested the dusty conditions at the city’s dog park lead to health problems for animals and people alike. “I wish it were better,” said Jennifer Vanvalkenburg, a Palm Coast mother […]

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New Improved Dog DNA Test Now Covers 200+ Breeds And Varieties

GERMANTOWN, Md., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — You think she’s part Boxer, but it’s anyone’s guess why she has herding tendencies. Is your “Labradoodle” really the combination of a purebred Labrador Retriever and a purebred Poodle? Your Collie may look like a purebred, but is he really? For curious parents of mixed breed and presumed […]

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Growing problems: Dog poop, cigarette butts, litter

LEWISTON — Dog poop. It’s a serious problem. So are cigarette butts and litter. Dog owners, smokers and park lovers could do a better job keeping the outdoors clean, Public Works employees say. When it comes to dog poop, athletes on the fields land in it and children playing in the park step in it, […]

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Dog Owners Share Skin Microbes with Their Pooches

If you’ve ever seen the way dog people interact with their pets, it comes as no surprise that there’s some germ-swapping going on there. A new study indicates that dog ownership specifically may be one of the biggest single contributors to what kinds of microbes live on your skin. A team of researchers led by […]

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