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  • California mom finds the shelter dog she adopted can help detect her seizures

    from ohmidog!

    Wednesday April 1st, 2015 at 04:00 AM

    When Danielle Zuckerman adopted a pit bull named Thor from a California shelter, she was seeking a companion for herself and her son. She has gotten that, as well an early warning system. Zuckerman, a former Navy nuclear scientist who has seizures as a result of a spinal cord injury, says it was just days []
  • Five-year-old Vietnamese girl finds her dog, roasted, at roadside meat market

    from ohmidog!

    Tuesday March 31st, 2015 at 04:00 AM

    A photo of a five-year-old Vietnamese girl who reportedly found her missing pet dog at a roadside market roasted and on display in a flat woven basket has gone viral, leading to new-found furor over the age-old tradition of eating dog in some Asian countries. The story behind the photo is only loosely []
  • Amazing feet: Pawless dog in Colorado is learning to get around on four prosthetic legs

    from ohmidog!

    Monday March 30th, 2015 at 03:40 AM

    A dog in Colorado is learning to get around on four prosthetic paws. Brutus, a two-year-old Rottweiler, lost all four paws after suffering frostbite, and the amputations are said to have been performed by the breeder who owned him. Last September, after being taken in by a foster mother, he was outfitted with two rear []
  • If not for dogs, we’d all be Neanderthals

    from ohmidog!

    Friday March 27th, 2015 at 04:00 AM

    Theres no question humans played a major you could even say heavy-handed role in the evolution of dogs. But might dogs and their predecessors have played an equally significant role in ours? A new book by Pennsylvania State University anthropologist Pat Shipman, The Invaders: How Humans and Their Dogs Drove Neanderthals to Extinction, []
  • Bella’s back home, woman charged with theft

    from ohmidog!

    Thursday March 26th, 2015 at 04:46 AM

    Bella, the Maltese mix who mysteriously disappeared from a home in Durham, N.C., last week, has been returned to her family and in an equally mysterious manner. Bella wandered away from home on March 11, and, minutes later,a neighbor saw the driver of a car stop and pick her up at an intersection. A []
  • So he ain’t no Willie Mays

    from ohmidog!

    Wednesday March 25th, 2015 at 04:00 AM

    He isnt exactly adept at catching airborne snacks in his mouth. Does that mean Fritz the Golden retriever should be made a laughingstock? Probably not, but welcome to the Internet age, in which dogs (and humans) are more likely to become famous not for doing something right, but for doing something wrong and the []
  • Kiss me, you dog (I need the probiotics)

    from ohmidog!

    Tuesday March 24th, 2015 at 04:00 AM

    Before you wipe off that next dog kiss not that too many ohmidog! readers are the sort that do that you might want to think about this: Some of those doggy bacteria that dog-disliking alarmists and hand-wringing medical types are always warning us about might actually be good for you. As with Greek []
  • Does pinpointing breeds speed up adoption?

    from ohmidog!

    Monday March 23rd, 2015 at 04:53 AM

    In hopes that potential adopters will find a Chiratoodle or a golden Chinscher more appealing than a plain old mutt or Chihuahua mix, an animal shelter in California has begun DNA testing some of its dogs to determine their breeds and market them under more exotic names. The Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA in Burlingame, []
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