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paw: paw clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped.
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"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it." ~ Abraham Lincoln "An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." ~ Martin Buber "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France "In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat" ~ Warren Eckstein

AT&T Wireless Dog Collars

AT&T is developing a new device that markets all pet lovers out there, its an animal collars that can connect to the Internet. Yeah you might heard about this collar that can send tweets. But this collar is different, because it can send text messages or emails to a pet owner if the pet strays outside of a predefined area. It could also provide continuous tracking of the pet.

A wireless devices that AT&T been using on some things including tracking devices for shipping containers, and in-car entertainment systems. According to the head of head of AT&T's mobile business, "We see opportunities in dogs, in pallets, in cars and how you take your pills”. The carrier expects to launch the collar later this year. The company said the device could work for virtually any size of dog. The dog collar was developed by Berkeley, California-based Apisphere.

Octumom accepts PETA offer

Octuplets mother Nadya Suleman accepts PETA's offer to use her lawn to promote responsible pet ownership in exchange for cash and food. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sent Nadya Suleman's lawyer an offer to promote an ad that said "Don't let your dog or cat become an 'Octomom.' Always spay or neuter." The ad features a litter of kittens nursing with their mother.

According to the PETA spokesman Amanda Schinke, the offer is intended to call attention to the dog and cat overpopulation crisis. Nadya Suleman already had six children when she gave birth to
octuplets in January 2009. All 14 were conceived through in vitro fertilization. PETA says it offered Suleman $5,000 and a month's supply of veggie burgers and hot dogs.

EPA: Flea and Tick Products may kill pets

The Environmental Protection Agency is improving the safety measures for flea and tick treatments products after they found a significant increase in side effects for pets, ranging from skin irritation to neurological problems and even deaths. The EPA said they received 44,263 reports of harmful reactions associated with topical flea and tick products in 2008, up from 28,895 in 2007.

The Agency will require manufacturers to improve labeling and require clear markings on boxes to determine which ones need to say more clearly how to use the products and to differentiate between dog and cat products. The EPA also says it will develop more strict testing and evaluation requirements for topical flea and tick treatments.

Veterinarians say the most important thing is to be sure you're buying the proper medication and pay close attention to the directions. The EPA recommends pet owners consult a veterinarian before purchasing any treatment for your cat or dog.

Here are the list of EPA-registered spot-on anti-flea and tick products.

Dog swallows $20,000 diamond

A dog in Maryland swallows a $20K diamond. George Kaufmann, the dog owner and a owner of jewelery store happens to have a diamond dealer showing a 3-carat diamond when somehow the precious stone fell on the floor near the store owner's Golden retriever name Soli. Soli put the diamond on this mouth, the owner looked on the dog's mouth and there was the diamond and in a flash, he swallowed it.

Store co-owners Robert Rosin and George Kaufmann immediately called a vet, who could only offer them one piece of advice, they had no choice but to wait for it to come out. They wait for the next to days, but saw nothing. The diamond finally appeared on the third day, fully intact and fine. "It was not that pleasant. I followed him. I had to pick up his stuff. I went through the things. I can understand what it was like in the old Gold Rush because I felt like I had just hit pay dirt," Kaufman said.

Nature's Variety Pet food expand recall

Nature's Variety pet foods has announced an expansion because of the potential Salmonella bacteria contamination of their chicken pet food products. The company voluntarily expanded the recall as a precautionary measure. They are recalling all Chicken Formula and Organic Chicken Formula products with a "Best If Used By" date on or before 2/5/11.

The company recently issued a product recall on their Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diet with a "Best If Used By" date of 10/29/10 and their Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diet with a "Best If Used By" date of 11/9/10. Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections for pets.

According the company website you can return the unopened product to the store from which you bought it for a refund or exchange. However, if your package has already been opened, you have to safely dispose the said products. You can then take your receipt (or the empty package in a sealed bag) to your local retailer for a refund or replacement.

For more information about the recall, as well as symptoms of salmonella infection, visit: FDA.

Winner of the Ugly Dog Contest

Dog contest usually all about the beauty and good grooming a dog. But in San Diego California they acknowledge the most ugliest dog. The 15th annual "Ugly Dog Contest" held last Sunday in Del Mar, California. The Del Mar Kiwanis Club, founders and organizers of the 15-year-old event, gives them prizes, and proceeds from the party go to animals in need.

The winner of this contest is a seven-pound Chinese Crested named Rascal. Rascal's person is Dane Andrews of Sunnyvale, California. He's a toothless, hairless, bug-eyed dog. It was Rascal's first year in the competition. Rascal outdid four other unfortunate pooches, including last year’s winner, the swollen faced, slobbering Chomper, who took third. The Ugly Dog fest raised about $10,000 from ticket sales, entry fees, and donations. The event raises money for local animal charities. But not every dog was an "ugly" candidate. Other categories include cutest dog, best costume, and the dog who looks most like its owner. The contest was created not to have something to laugh, but to deliver message to everyone that whatever a dog looks like they should not left behind.

Man walks dog with his car

A 23 years old guy from London was banned after cops caught him walking his dog along a country road by holding the leash outside the car window while he drove. Paul Railton, of County Durham caught by a police officer after a complaint from a witness. The man driving about 5 mph along a County Durham road December 4, 2009.

He was hanging onto the dog's lead through the driver window when a cyclist witness saw him. Railton was originally given a warning and promised to place the dog inside the car and walk it properly. Railton, according to a witness, did not comply. A few days later an officers showed up at his home to charge him. Railton's mitigator, told the court his client admits what he did was lazy and accepts responsibility. He was fined £66 and given three points on his license, he already had nine due to prior offenses meaning he was banned from driving for 6 months.


Crime Fighting Dog Cost $6,000

Dogs are known being one of the smartest animals, that's why most of us a pet dog and other use them to fight crime. K9 dogs are use by authorities for sniffing bombs and illegal drugs, and one them are the The New York Police Department which has 86 dogs, and the Port Authority police keep 46 on hand. But did you know how much they pay for each of its elite, highly trained, bomb-sniffing, crime-fighting German shepherds.

The authorities pay a cost of $6,000 for each male German shepherd and $5,800 for each female. Each German shepherd undergoes three months of rigorous training with the officer with whom he or she will be working. The officials told the
Times they normally range from $6,800 to $7,000 a dog. These dogs really helps the authorities to detects bombs, illegal drugs and even help with rescue missions.

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