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Helping Dogs With Allergies: A 'Simple Solution' for a Not So Simple Health Problem

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Achoo! Certainly, a sneeze can be one sign that a dog has allergies. But so can incessant scratching, licking a "hot spot," recurrent ear infections and frequent messes on the living room floor. Indeed, more than half of all dog owners in the U.S....

Researchers Discover the Tale Behind Short Dogs

Dachshunds, corgis and others may trace their height to an evolutionary event THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Certain breeds of dogs may have developed distinctively short legs following a single change to the genetic code during their evolution, according to a finding that may ...

Meatless Burgers, Hot Dogs Not Always Full of Veggies

Read labels to select items with more vegetables, less sodium, experts say WEDNESDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Not all vegetarian burgers and hot dogs are alike. It seems that some, in fact, may not offer much at all in the way of vegetables. "Arguably, if food doesn't taste good...

Veterans From Iraq, Afghanistan & Other Conflicts Partner With Service Dogs in America's VetDogs Graduation Ceremony

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The newest service dogs from America's VetDogs will take their places beside four disabled veterans, who have served in Iraq, Afghanistan and other conflicts, in a special graduation ceremony before a gathering of top army officials, defense contractors and supp...

Early detection of osteoarthritis in dogs could open doors for a cure

COLUMBIA, Mo. Osteoarthritis is commonly diagnosed in the late and irreversible stages, when treatment can only be expected to decrease pain and slow progression of disease. Because osteoarthritis is a widespread problem in dogs, horses and humans, doctors and veterinarians need a precise way to ...

More Than 1,500 Service Dogs Receive Free Sight Saving Eye Exams

ACVO®/Merial® National Service Dog Eye Exam event is highly successful in pairing veterinary ophthalmologists with service dogs throughout the U.S. and Canada Meridian, ID (Vocus) May 20, 2009 -- She has been blind for 13 years. So, when Lisa Davidson, of Warmi...

Dog Lovers Share Memories of Beloved Pets Lost to Canine Cancer at Cure Canine Cancer Web Site - Disease Is No. 1 Cause of Death in Dogs Over Age 2

Sharing and Celebrating Dog's Life Eases Pain and Loss -- Canine Cancer Web Exclusive Provides Latest Information on Treatment Options DENVER, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Dog lovers and pet parents whose dogs are suffering from or have been lost to cancer or whose dogs are successfully beati...

PurinaCare(R) Pet Health Insurance Now Helping Protect Dogs and Cats in California

SAN ANTONIO, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- PurinaCare Insurance Services, Inc. today announced that pet owners in California can now help give their dogs and cats a lifetime of care with the introduction of PurinaCare, the first pet health insurance under the Purina brand. PurinaCare offers two easy-...

Summit VetPharm Offers New Flea Topical Vectra for Dogs & Puppies(TM) For Long-Lasting Protection

Dinotefuran and Pyriproxyfen Combination Delivers Safe and Effective Control of All Stages of Fleas on Dogs FORT LEE, N.J., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit VetPharm announces the introduction of Vectra for Dogs & Puppies(TM), a new monthly, topical, flea control product containing dinotef...

Break-through Drug for Heart Failure in Dogs Now Available in the United States

Vetmedin(R) proven to nearly double life expectancy of dogs with the most common heart condition ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A break-through drug to treat congestive heart failure (CHF) in dogs is now available in the United States. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) is ...

Wellness(R) Natural Pet Food Gives Big to Help Dogs of All Sizes in Need

Donates 120 TONS of dog food to shelters across the U.S. during economic crisis TEWKSBURY, Mass., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Yips of joy and barks of thanks resounded across the U.S. this winter as Wellness(R) Natural Pet Food , under the auspices of its charitable arm, the WellPet Foundati...

New PurinaCare(R) Pet Health Library Helps Pet Owners Provide a Lifetime of Health and Happiness for Their Dogs and Cats

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- For many pet owners, there is no value that can be put on their beloved four-legged friends. They understand that caring for their dogs and cats is a lifetime commitment that begins the day they bring their new best friends home. From insuring their pets ...

K-State Veterinarian Discusses Treating Dogs With Cushing's Disease

MANHATTAN, Kan., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new medication is available to treat dogs with Cushing's disease, but pet owners should be prepared for the cost of managing the disease, according to a veterinarian at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Kenneth ...

LA's Dogs Unite to 'Bark for the Cure'

- Freshpet(R) to Host First-Annual Fun Run to Help Benefit Canine Cancer Research While Supporting L.A. Parks - SECAUCUS, N.J., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles area dogs and dog guardians are coming together for the first annual Freshpet(R) Bark for the Cure(TM), a five kilometer fun run ...

Dogster.com Teams With Morris Animal Foundation to Cure Canine Cancer, While Helping Dogs Suffering From Cancer Today - Makes $2 Donation for Each Subscription

- One in Four Dogs Die of Cancer - The Number One Cause of Death in Dogs Over the Age of Two DENVER, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Dogster.com, the world's most popular and comprehensive Web site devoted to the health and happiness of dogs has joined Morris Animal Foundation...

CardPartner and Guide Dogs for the Blind Announce Visa Credit Card That Funds Canine Companions for Blind

Guide Dogs for the Blind and CardPartner, Inc. today announced availability of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Platinum Visa® credit card at www.guidedogs.com/cardpartner . For every card activated, Guide Dogs for the Blind receives $50 plus a percentage of every dollar charged. Funds help tra...

Study: 9/11 Dogs Suffered Few Health Effects

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association reveals that New York Police Department dogs deployed to the World Trade Center after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, have not experienced any long-term health effect...

Gene therapy improves survival and quality of life of dogs with cancer

A new gene therapy has helped pet dogs with cancer live longer and could potentially improve the quality of life and survival of people with cancer, said the therapy's developers. The results of the animal study will be presented at The Endocrine Society's 90th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. ...

Gene Therapy Helps Dogs Stricken With Cancer

Treatment could eventually be used to improve lives of humans with disease, study says MONDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- A gene therapy that has extended the lives of dogs with cancer may also be able to help people who have the disease live longer with a better quality of life, the...

Camp Bow Wow(R) Launches Fundraising Effort to Help Cure Cancer in Dogs, via Morris Animal Foundation's Canine Cancer Campaign - Dogs Get Bandanas; Camp Bow Wow in Indianapolis is Participating

Camp Bow Wow Doggy Campers Get a Campaign Bandana, Dog Owners Get an Opportunity to Help Save their Dog from Cancer and other Diseases DENVER, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Camp Bow Wow, the nation's fastest growing premier doggy day and overnight camp, has launched a fund raising effort on beha...

Camp Bow Wow(R) Launches Fundraising Effort to Help Cure Cancer in Dogs, via Morris Animal Foundation's Canine Cancer Campaign - Dogs Get Bandanas; Camp Bow Wow in Cincinnati is Participating

Camp Bow Wow Doggy Campers Get a Campaign Bandana, Dog Owners Get an Opportunity to Help Save their Dog from Cancer and other Diseases DENVER, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Camp Bow Wow, the nation's fastest growing premier doggy day and overnight camp, has launched a fund raising effort on beha...

Camp Bow Wow(R) Launches Fundraising Effort to Help Cure Cancer in Dogs, via Morris Animal Foundation's Canine Cancer Campaign - Dogs Get Bandanas; Camp Bow Wow Locations in Texas Participating

Camp Bow Wow Doggy Campers Get a Campaign Bandana, Dog Owners Get an Opportunity to Help Save their Dog from Cancer and other Diseases DENVER, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Camp Bow Wow, the nation's fastest growing premier doggy day and overnight camp, has launched a fund raising effort on beha...

Camp Bow Wow(R) Launches Fundraising Effort to Help Cure Cancer in Dogs, via Morris Animal Foundation's Canine Cancer Campaign - Dogs Get Bandanas; Camp Bow Wow Locations in New Jersey Participating

Camp Bow Wow Doggy Campers Get a Campaign Bandana, Dog Owners Get an Opportunity to Help Save their Dog from Cancer and other Diseases DENVER, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Camp Bow Wow, the nation's fastest growing premier doggy day and overnight camp, has launched a fund raising effort on beha...

Camp Bow Wow(R) Launches Fundraising Effort to Help Cure Cancer in Dogs, via Morris Animal Foundation's Canine Cancer Campaign - Dogs Get Bandanas; Camp Bow Wow Locations in Minnesota Participating

Camp Bow Wow Doggy Campers Get a Campaign Bandana, Dog Owners Get an Opportunity to Help Save their Dog from Cancer and other Diseases DENVER, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Camp Bow Wow, the nation's fastest growing premier doggy day and overnight camp, has launched a fund raising effort on beha...

Camp Bow Wow(R) Launches Fundraising Effort to Help Cure Cancer in Dogs, via Morris Animal Foundation's Canine Cancer Campaign - Dogs Get Bandanas; Camp Bow Wow Locations in Michigan Participating

Camp Bow Wow Doggy Campers Get a Campaign Bandana, Dog Owners Get an Opportunity to Help Save their Dog from Cancer and other Diseases DENVER, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Camp Bow Wow, the nation's fastest growing premier doggy day and overnight camp, has launched a fund raising effort on beha...

Camp Bow Wow(R) Launches Fundraising Effort to Help Cure Cancer in Dogs, via Morris Animal Foundation's Canine Cancer Campaign - Dogs Get Bandanas; Camp Bow Wow Locations in Colorado Participating

Camp Bow Wow Doggy Campers Get a Campaign Bandana, Dog Owners Get an Opportunity to Help Save their Dog from Cancer and other Diseases DENVER, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Camp Bow Wow, the nation's fastest growing premier doggy day and overnight camp, has launched a fund raising effort on beha...

Camp Bow Wow(R) Launches Fundraising Effort to Help Cure Cancer in Dogs, via Morris Animal Foundation's Canine Cancer Campaign - Dogs Get Bandanas; Camp Bow Wow Locations in California Participating

Camp Bow Wow Doggy Campers Get a Campaign Bandana, Dog Owners Get an Opportunity to Help Save their Dog from Cancer and other Diseases DENVER, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Camp Bow Wow, the nation's fastest growing premier doggy day and overnight camp, has launched a fund raising effort on beha...

Camp Bow Wow(R) Launches Fundraising Effort to Help Cure Cancer in Dogs, via Morris Animal Foundation's Canine Cancer Campaign - Dogs Get Bandanas

Camp Bow Wow Doggy Campers Get a Campaign Bandana, Dog Owners Get an Opportunity to Help Save their Dog from Cancer and other Diseases DENVER, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Camp Bow Wow, the nation's fastest growing premier doggy day and overnight camp, has launched a fund raising effort on beha...

Camp Bow Wow(R) Launches Fundraising Effort to Help Cure Cancer in Dogs, Via Morris Animal Foundation's Canine Cancer Campaign - Dogs Get Bandanas; Camp Bow Wow in Pittsburgh is Participating

Camp Bow Wow Doggy Campers Get a Campaign Bandana, Dog Owners Get an Opportunity to Help Save their Dog from Cancer and other Diseases DENVER, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Camp Bow Wow, the nation's fastest growing premier doggy day and overnight camp, has launched a fund raising effort on beha...

New PurinaCare(TM) Pet Health Insurance Helps Offer Dogs and Cats a Lifetime of Health and Happiness

First Pet Health Insurance Under Purina(R) Brand Is Comprehensive, Simple and Easy-to-Use ST. LOUIS, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of pet owners consider their dogs and cats to be their best friends and they want to provide them with the best care possible for a he...

Donor Dogs Give the Gift of Life

Four-legged heroes -- cats, too -- are maintaining the veterinary blood supply FRIDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- Like most of America's blood donors, JJ and Logan are unaware of exactly how many or whose lives they may have saved. But over a three-year period, the two healthy Lab...

Animal Planet Pet Video to Provide 2 Million Free Training DVDs to New Pet Parents of Adopted Shelter Dogs and Cats

Bayer Animal Health Signs on as Major Sponsor Of Award-Winning Training Program TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal Planet Pet Video (APPV), producer and distributor of award-winning pet-training videos, today announced the launch of its Shelter Helper pr...

Hypoglycemia Alert Dogs Offer Assistance to People with Diabetes

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Glucose monitors, test strips, and lancets: people with diabetes are all too familiar with the equipment used to test their blood glucose (sugar) levels. Now some people are adding a different kind of aid to their diabetes management regimen....

Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal shelters house abandoned older pets, who spend their last days watching people pass by in favor of younger, playful puppies and kittens. November is Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month and is dedicated to the life these older pets have left to live an...

CDC Reports Prevalence of Worms Transmitted by Dogs and Cats to Humans is Higher Than Previously Understood

New study showing high rate of Toxocara infection in young children and youth under age 20 raises public health concerns BEL AIR, Md., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- About 14 percent of the U.S. population is infected with Toxocara, or internal roundworms, contracted from dogs and cats. Tha...

Stanford researchers sniff out gene that gives dogs black fur

STANFORD, Calif. - A discovery about the genetics of coat color in dogs could help explain why humans come in different weights and vary in our abilities to cope with stress, a team led by researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine reports. The study, published in the Nov. 2 is...

Medical, Behavioral Woes Can Drive Dogs to Bite

Study found pain, nervous disposition helps spur these outbursts WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Underlying anxiety, pain and other behavioral or medical problems can help prompt dogs to bite children, a new study suggests. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania looked at 111 cas...

Work-Family Conflict Dogs Air Force Women After Deployment

1 in 5 report symptoms of anxiety, depression once back home SUNDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- At least one major symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was reported by about 20 percent of 1,114 women in the U.S. Air Force deployed during the Iraq War, says a University of Michigan s...

Work-Family Conflict Dogs Air Force Women After Deployment

1 in 5 report symptoms of anxiety, depression once back home SUNDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- At least one major symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was reported by about 20 percent of 1,114 women in the U.S. Air Force deployed during the Iraq War, says a University of Michigan s...

Abbott and Oasmia Pharmaceutical Announce Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Paccal(R) Vet, a New Chemotherapeutic Agent for Dogs

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. and UPPSALA, Sweden, July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT ) and Oasmia Pharmaceutical have announced a multi-year agreement to market one of the first cancer medications for dogs. The chemotherapeutic agent, called Paccal(R) Vet (micellar paclitaxel), represents ...
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