Here Is the Biggest Reason You Love Your Dog

Here Is the Biggest Reason You Love Your Dog
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Dogs’ Gaze: The Reason They Bond With Us TIME
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5 things to know about dog flu
Article from KOKI FOX 23:

The large outbreak of dog flu in the Midwest has triggered fear among dog owners across the country. Over 1,000 dogs have become ill, and several dogs have died.

Barkpost breaks down the dog flu outbreak by responding to the most common questions pet owners have.

What is dog flu?

Dog flu, also known as canine influenza, causes primarily respiratory issues. Symptoms, which may take up to 10 days to appear, include coughing, sneezing, fever, nasal discharge, lethargy and loss of appetite. Most dogs contract a mild form of the virus and only require supportive care to recover.

Is it contagious?

Yes, just like with human influenza, dog flu can be spread by close contact. Two particular strains of dog flu are suspected in the Midwest outbreak: H398 and H392. The latter, a newer strain, is believed to be responsible for more serious symptoms and even deaths, according to the Associated Press.

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Land of 10000 Stories: Elevator riding dog is nursing home ‘angel’

Land of 10000 Stories: Elevator riding dog is nursing home ‘angel’
Article from KARE:

Land of 10,000 Stories: Nala ‘works’ at the nursing home visiting all of her friends.

Boyd Huppert, KARE 3:27 p.m. EDT April 13, 2015

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Local doggie daycare’s temporary closure prompts dog flu concerns
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WCNC 6:20 p.m. EDT April 13, 2015

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Retriever shot in head with arrow, wanders for 2 days

Retriever shot in head with arrow, wanders for 2 days
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Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press 5:05 p.m. EDT April 3, 2015

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DNA testing for dog feces on the rise in Seattle area
Article from Fox News:

Frustrated with dog owners who refuse to clean up after their pets, an increasing number of apartments in Seattle are opting to use DNA testing to identify the culprits.

The Seattle Times reports that a company called BioPet Vet Lab from Knoxville, Tennessee, is providing its PooPrints testing kits to 26 apartment and condo complexes and homeowners associations in the region.

Erin Atkinson, property manager at Potala Village Apartments in Everett says the messes are all over.

“There was poop inside the elevators, in the carpeted hallways, up on the roof,” Atkinson said. “They’re lazy, I guess.”

That’s why, since February 2014, tenants have been paying a “one-time fee of $ 29.95 for DNA testing.”

BioPet says in the past five years, the DNA test has been used in nearly 1,000 places around the country, and it’s especially popular in Miami, Dallas, Los Angeles and other large cities.

The marketing took a little longer to reach the Northwest, but King-Snohomish-Pierce counties are opportune sites. They are home to about 811,000 dogs. Seattle has 50 percent more dogs than kids, the Times said. One study said the average dog poop weighs one-third of a pound and t…………………continues on Fox News
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