ChemNutra, owners agree to plead guilty in case of melamine-contaminated pet food

Couple to plead guilty in toxic pet food case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Las Vegas-based company and its owners have agreed to plead guilty in connection with tainted pet food in 2007 that may have killed thousands of dogs and cats.

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Dogs are nearer to human than chimpanzees: scientists declared

Dogs better models than chimps for understanding human social behavior

WASHINGTON - In a new research, scientists have determined that though chimpanzees share many of our genes, dogs are a better model for understanding human social behavior, as they have lived with us for a long period.

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Manatee pet shelter determined to be a “no killing” county

Usually about 4200 ie. 60% of 7000 cats and dogs are euthanized  ever year in Manatee county.

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An honest effort of rescuing dogs might spread deadly rabies nationwide

The United States has led to a national public health warning after a puppy named Crusader rescued from Iraq was found to have rabies.

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Kennel Club and Judges are reluctant about inbred ‘deformed’ dogs

Alison Jeffers, a leading Basset hound breeder has accused the Kennel Club of being “in denial” over the health problems caused by the inbreeding of animals for shows including Crufts.

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Americans Prefer Pets than Partners ? as a desert island companion

Among 1105 Americans more than two thirds  would rather be stranded on a desert island with their pets than staying with their partners.

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Beware pet owners hurricane Gustav is moving closer to the Gulf Coast States

Animal rescue experts urge people to prepare for disaster and evacuate with pets.
Those who stayed behind when Hurricane Katrina hit did so because they wouldn’t abandon their pets. Animal rescue and disaster preparedness for pets has become vital for saving human and animal lives.

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Dogs DNA to Combat Killer Diseases Like Diabetes and Multiple Sclerosis in Humans

Melbourne researchers are examining the DNA of dogs in a research project aiming at determining the genetic causes of common pet diseases and to provide a model for combating diseases such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis in humans.

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How To Brush The Teeth of Your Dogs and Cats

The first step in training a dog or cat to accept daily brushing is to place a bit of animal toothpaste on your finger and let the animal lick it so that it becomes familiar with the texture and taste, said Melinda Harris, registered veterinary dental technician in the office of Steven Holmstrom, a veterinary dentist in San Carlos.

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Pet-Human Connections in Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance has long been an important human health problem. But now it is also showing up in a small but growing number of pets in this country, Canada and Europe, scientists and federal health officials said on Tuesday at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases here.

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