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  • Emaciated Pit Bull Mix Dog Found Abandoned In The Bitter Cold April 20, 2018
    A pit bull mix dog, later named Winston, was found abandoned near the Michigan Animal Rescue League. A volunteer from the shelter was walking another dog when that dog started pulling on his leash and led him to some bushes behind the shelter’s building. The volunteer saw Winston cowering against the shelter building.  He was […]
  • Westie Dog Keeps Barking At Dog Bed And Then Look What Pops Out April 19, 2018
    These two delightful West Highland Terrier dogs are just like human siblings.  They love to play together and tease each other, and even argue at times. Madison and Riley are quite the pair.  Madison is the oldest one, and he seems to be looking for his brother riley. He’s walking around and sniffing at the […]
  • Grateful Pit Bull Rescue Dog Can’t Stop Cuddling His New Mom April 19, 2018
    Kayla Filoon was walking dogs at the ACCT Philly Animal Shelter when she saw a pit bull just sitting calmly in his kennel starring at her. Russ was a stray 4-year-old pit bull dog that had been picked up by the shelter.  He was pretty beat up. His fur was missing on his tail and […]
  • Afghanistan Soldier And Military Dog Are Reunited After 2 years – Watch The Dog’s Reaction April 18, 2018
    Sheldon Holland and his war dog, Django, haven’t seen each other in two years.  They worked together in Kandahar, Afghanistan for 18 months. During that time they grew incredibly close.  Not only were they partners, they had an unbreakable bond. Django and Sheldon worked with the AMK9 unit in Afghanistan.  When their time was up, […]
  • Starving Homeless Cocker Spaniel Dog Too Terrified To Come Out For Food April 18, 2018
    Amos was a cocker spaniel dog that was left to fend for himself in the streets of Los Angeles.  One can only imagine what must have happened to this dog that scared him so badly. Amos was found hiding under a house.  He was too scared of humans to even venture out to search for […]
  • Soccer Star Generously Stepped In To Save A Dog Kennel And The 80 Dogs That Live There April 17, 2018
    Cristiano Ronaldo, a European soccer star from the Real Madrid club, stepped in to help 80 dogs that needed special medical treatment. The Cantinho da Lili is a shelter in Gouveia, Portugal was struggling due to the high cost of medical treatment that it’s dogs needed. The shelter was going to have to close if […]
  • When Told To Get Rid Of Her Dogs, Pregnant Woman Poses For Revenge Photo Shoot April 17, 2018
    As first time parents, Aditya and Sanjana couldn’t have been more excited to find out they were going to have a baby.  When they told all their family and friends, many were concerned about her dogs. Sanjana works with an animal rescue organization where they live in Bengaluru, India.  Since she’s around all these lovable […]
  • Hilarious Husky Dog Throws Temper Tantrum When He Doesn’t Want To Leave The Park April 16, 2018
    Husky dogs must be the funniest dogs out there!  Husky owners know that these dogs are particularly talkative and expressive, and sometimes they act just like human children! We all have a favorite place – a place where we belong, where our friends are, or where we can really be ourselves.  For this husky, that […]
  • Ellen Invites A Pit Bull On Her Show And He Does The Cutest Thing To Win Over The Entire Audience! April 16, 2018
    Because of illegal dog-fighting rings, pit bulls have gotten a bad reputation over the years.  Many people associate this breed of dog with aggression. But it turns out that this is actually a HUGE myth! Tia Torres, from a pit bull shelter called Villalobos Rescue Center, has taken it upon herself to stop this stereotype.  […]
  • People Who Are Terrified of Dogs Meet Pit Bull Puppies April 15, 2018
    Do you have friends you are terrified of dogs?  How do you think they would react if they see or meet adorable puppies? Unless we’re talking about an all-out phobia – or excessive, irrational, uncontrollable fear that needs professional treatment – meeting puppies can help. Pit bull puppies are great for this.  You know, sometimes […]

PETMD NEWS

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  • K9 Natural Ltd Voluntarily Recalls Frozen Chicken Feast Raw Pet Food Because of Possible Listeria April 18, 2018
    On April 13, K9 Natural Ltd announced a voluntary recall of four batches of K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast 2.2lb and 11lb bags that were imported into the US market in June 2017 because they have the potential to be contaminated with listeria.    "Listeria Monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in humans […]
  • Shelter Cat Cares for Kittens While Their Mother Recovers from Surgery April 17, 2018
    Wonder Woman. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Betty the Cat.   There are all sorts of superheroes, and sometimes you just happen to find one at the MSPCA-Angell Adoption Center in Boston, Massachusetts.    On March 22, a cat named Church who had recently given birth to a litter of five kittens was brought into MSPCA after her owner was […]
  • Strange-purrr Things: Which Netflix Shows Does Your Pet Prefer to Binge Watch? April 16, 2018
    Is there anything better than cuddling up on the couch with your better half (ahem, your pet) and binge-watching a new season of your favorite television show? According to a recent survey from Netflix, the answer is a resounding, "Nope, there's nothing better, now be quiet you're talking over some important dialogue!"   The streaming […]
  • Can Growing up with a Cat Prevent Asthma in Children? April 12, 2018
    Having a pet as part of your family has many well-documented health benefits. Some are specific to cats, while others are particular to dogs.   One of the downsides of having a pet is the increased need to clean. Even the most fastidious pets leave their hair wherever they rest. But pediatrician and researcher Dr. […]
  • The Cat Flea Vaccination: What You Should Know April 6, 2018
    By JoAnna Pendergrass, DVM   With the start of spring, we can finally breathe a sigh of relief that the tight grip of winter has finally given way to warmer temperatures. However, with warmer temperatures comes the nuisance of fleas for our beloved cats.   Cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) are tiny external parasites that cause […]
  • Study: Nearly Half of All Pet Parents Don't Have Car Safety Gear for Their Dogs April 3, 2018
    When it comes to traveling in a car with your dog, safety should be paramount for you both. However, a recent study from Volvo Car USA found some surprising statistics.    According to the report (which worked in conjuncture with Harris Poll), an estimated 97 percent of dog owners drive with their pet in the car, but […]
  • Spayathon in Puerto Rico Expected to Help Over 20,000 Cats and Dogs April 3, 2018
    The devastating effects of Hurricane Maria are still being felt in Puerto Rico, but help is being provided in various ways for all those who inhabit the island, including its pets.    On March 28, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) announced that it would be launching a spayathon in Puerto Rico, an initiative that […]
  • Controversial Pit Bull Ban Lifted in Iowa Town April 1, 2018
    After a 4-2 vote by the Anamosa City Council on Monday, March 26, an ordinance to ban all Pit Bull and Pit Bull-like breeds was lifted in the Iowa city.    According to local news affliliate KWWL, residents of Anamosa had to prove their dog was not a Pit Bull breed of any kind in order to […]
  • Touch Screens for Senior Dogs: Can They Help? March 30, 2018
    By Sarah Wooten, DVM   When it comes to cognition and mental clarity, the phrase “if you don’t use it, you lose it,” fits. Science has shown that lifelong learning is associated with slowing down the deterioration of mental ability, and it turns out that holds true for our canine companions as well.   Researchers […]
  • A 1-Year-Old Chihuahua Gives Birth to 11 Healthy Puppies March 30, 2018
    No kidding around here: a Chihuahua named LOL gave birth to 11 puppies on March 23, National Puppy Day.    LOL, who was surrendered to Unleashed Pet Rescue in Mission, Kansas just days before giving birth while in foster care, is only a year-and-a-half old. This marks the dog's second litter in her young life.    […]

SCIENCE

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  • When there's an audience, people's performance improves April 20, 2018
    Often people think performing in front of others will make them mess up, but a new study found the opposite: being watched makes people do better.
  • Remote-control shoots laser at nano-gold to turn on cancer-killing immune cells April 20, 2018
    Cancer immune cell therapy has made headlines with astounding successes like saving former US President Jimmy Carter from brain cancer. But immunotherapy has also had many tragic flops. Researchers working to optimize the innovative treatment have implanted a genetic switch that activates T-cells when they are inside of tumors. Remote-control light waves resembling those used […]
  • Rare earth magnet recycling is a grind -- this new process takes a simpler approach April 20, 2018
    A new recycling process turns discarded hard disk drive magnets into new magnet material in a few steps, and tackles both the economic and environmental issues typically associated with mining e-waste for valuable materials.
  • Treatment of cancer could become possible with adenovirus April 20, 2018
    Researchers have shown that adenovirus binds to a specific type of carbohydrate that is overexpressed on certain types of cancer cells. The discovery opens up new opportunities for the development of virus-based cancer therapy.
  • Soil metals linked with cancer mortality April 20, 2018
    Epidemiologists and geologists have found associations between esophageal cancer and soils where lead is abundant, lung cancer and terrains with increased copper content, brain tumor with areas rich in arsenic, and bladder cancer with high cadmium levels. These statistical links do not indicate that there is a cause-effect relationship between soil type and cancer, but […]
  • Structured light and nanomaterials open new ways to tailor light at the nanoscale April 20, 2018
    New research has shown that carefully structured light and matching arrangements of metal nanostructures can be combined to alter the properties of the generated light at the nanometer scale. The teams have shown that the efficiency of nonlinear optical fields generated from the oligomers is strongly influenced by how the constituents of the oligomer constituents […]
  • New DNA screening reveals whose blood the vampire bat is drinking April 20, 2018
    The vampire bat prefers to feed on domestic animals such as cows and pigs. When it does so, there is a risk of transmission of pathogens. Now, a new study describes a new DNA method to efficiently screen many vampire bat blood meal and fecal samples with a high success rate and thereby determine which […]
  • Biomarkers for irritable bowel syndrome April 20, 2018
    Little is still known about the exact causes of irritable bowel syndrome. An international team has provided initial clues about the organic triggers of the disease, which affects an estimated one out of six people.
  • Lupus treatment generates positive results in Phase III clinical trial April 20, 2018
    New research indicates that belimumab, a monoclonal antibody therapy that targets a component of the immune system, provides considerable benefits to patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a predominately female, chronic inflammatory disease that can affect virtually any organ.
  • Medical chemists discover peptic ulcer treatment metallodrug effective in 'taming' superbugs April 20, 2018
    A novel solution to antimicrobial resistance -- medical chemists discover peptic ulcer treatment metallodrug effective in 'taming' superbugs.

HEALTH

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  • Blood biomarkers may allow easier detection, confirmation of concussions April 20, 2018
    Researchers have found that specific small molecules in blood plasma may be useful in determining whether someone has sustained a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), commonly known as a concussion.
  • When there's an audience, people's performance improves April 20, 2018
    Often people think performing in front of others will make them mess up, but a new study found the opposite: being watched makes people do better.
  • Remote-control shoots laser at nano-gold to turn on cancer-killing immune cells April 20, 2018
    Cancer immune cell therapy has made headlines with astounding successes like saving former US President Jimmy Carter from brain cancer. But immunotherapy has also had many tragic flops. Researchers working to optimize the innovative treatment have implanted a genetic switch that activates T-cells when they are inside of tumors. Remote-control light waves resembling those used […]
  • Treatment of cancer could become possible with adenovirus April 20, 2018
    Researchers have shown that adenovirus binds to a specific type of carbohydrate that is overexpressed on certain types of cancer cells. The discovery opens up new opportunities for the development of virus-based cancer therapy.
  • Soil metals linked with cancer mortality April 20, 2018
    Epidemiologists and geologists have found associations between esophageal cancer and soils where lead is abundant, lung cancer and terrains with increased copper content, brain tumor with areas rich in arsenic, and bladder cancer with high cadmium levels. These statistical links do not indicate that there is a cause-effect relationship between soil type and cancer, but […]
  • Biomarkers for irritable bowel syndrome April 20, 2018
    Little is still known about the exact causes of irritable bowel syndrome. An international team has provided initial clues about the organic triggers of the disease, which affects an estimated one out of six people.
  • Lupus treatment generates positive results in Phase III clinical trial April 20, 2018
    New research indicates that belimumab, a monoclonal antibody therapy that targets a component of the immune system, provides considerable benefits to patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a predominately female, chronic inflammatory disease that can affect virtually any organ.
  • Medical chemists discover peptic ulcer treatment metallodrug effective in 'taming' superbugs April 20, 2018
    A novel solution to antimicrobial resistance -- medical chemists discover peptic ulcer treatment metallodrug effective in 'taming' superbugs.
  • Male contraceptive compound stops sperm without affecting hormones: Study in monkeys April 19, 2018
    A new study details how a compound called EP055 binds to sperm proteins to significantly slow the overall mobility of the sperm without affecting hormones, making EP055 a potential 'male pill' without side effects.
  • New strategies for hospitals during mass casualty incidents April 19, 2018
    Using the layout of a typical urban hospital, the authors investigated a hospital's capacity and capability to handle mass casualty incidents of various sizes with various characteristics, and assessed the effectiveness of designed demand management and capacity-expansion strategies. Average performance improvements gained through capacity-expansion strategies were quantified and best response actions were identified.