DiggityDog Digest #10

Diet, Health & Research

The Hormone That Could Be Making Your Dog Aggressive – For some dog owners, a leisurely walk can turn stressful the moment their canine companion sees another pup walking by.

Vets Urge Dog Owners to Vaccinate Pets to Avoid Canine Flu – Canine influenza first turned up in greyhound racing kennels in 2004. Since then, it has spread across the country and could be deadly if not treated.

Canine Rabies Vaccination Promises Unexpected Benefits – New research funded by Morris Animal Foundation shows the rabies vaccine may have a positive impact on overall canine health and is associated with a decrease in death from all causes.

Restoring Health with Canine Massage – A worldwide referral hospital for military working dogs, the hospital at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland has medical and surgical capabilities and also provides rehabilitation services.


Human Health Benefits & Companionship

Five Heroic Dogs Honored With AKC® Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence – These awards celebrate five loyal, hard-working dogs that have significantly improved the lives of their owners and communities.

Canines Help Combat Cancer – The non-competitive walk for dogs and their owners honors the caregiving qualities of canine companions while raising funds for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life campaign.


Behavior & Training

3 Lifesaving Commands Every Dog Should Know – Pet owners usually invest in dog training to fix problem behavior or brush up on manners, but training can do more than promote polite behavior. A few key commands could one day save your dog’s life.

Can Dogs Learn By Observing? – Studies are showing that dogs are a lot smarter than we might think, and that they can learn a lot of words just by observing and listening to human interactions.

How Do I Train My Dog to  Stop Barking? – You can train your dog not to bark, but you need to keep at it. Here are some tips from the Humane Society of the United States.


Tails of Interest

Rescue Dogs Get A Second Act Performing Onstage – With a passion for animals and the patience to train them, he’s turned rescue dogs from the local shelter into astounding performers.

Tucker Retires from Orcas Poo-Sniffing Duties – Conservation Canines, a program of the UW’s Center for Conservation Biology, researches animals and their habitat by utilizing the keen canine nose to collect scat or poop.

Afflicted with Lyme Disease, Friendly Canine Greets Customers at Workplace – Thinking the worse, she called the vet and the first thing they did was take blood work. Fifteen minutes later Duke was diagnosed with Lyme disease.

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