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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

Loyal dog refused to leave soldier's coffin

Dogs are known for being loyal companions, recently we blog about a dog died when his handler soldier past away. And now dog of a slain US Navy SEAL remained loyal even in death, the dog refuse to leave his owner's casket during the funeral service.

Petty Officer Jon Tumilson from San Diego past away on August 6 in Afghanistan during a mission. During the service his Labrador Hawkeye walked up to the casket, heaved a sigh and lay down in front of it for the duration of the memorial. Tumlinson's cousin took this heart-wrenching photo and posted it on her Facebook page. And truly Hawkeye captured the public’s emotions.

Dog can sniff out Lung Cancer

You might heard about a study that dog can sniffs out prostate cancer, now a new study in Germany suggest that dogs can also sniffs out human lung cancer.

According to the study, dogs were able to accurately sniff out tumors in 71% of patients in a German hospital , making scientists hopeful that dogs with their keen sense of smell could be used in early detection of lung cancer.

After smelling the breath of over 200 volunteers including healthy people, lung cancer patients, and patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the dogs were incredibly detect lung cancer even in the presence of other scents like tobacco smoke. Current lab tests for lung cancer can’t do this. This suggests that there is indeed a VOC associated directly with lung cancer, which can be detected — at least by a dog — even in the presence of other compounds.

Though the study shows that there is a marker for lung cancer in the breath , still they don't know what it is. There's still more work to be done.

Pet GPS Tracker

Qualcomm subsidiary called Snaptracs launched its new pet tracker, a lightweight tracking device called Tagg that attaches to a pet’s collar and helps pet owners track down their lost pets.

Snaptracs said that their product uses advanced global positioning systems technology to track the device, which is attached to the pet’s collar. If a pet goes out of a zone designated by its owner, they can be tracked either via a Web site or a mobile application. It send an alert via text messaging and e-mail to the pet’s owner. They can also locate their pets by using online mapping technology.

The Tagg Master Kit includes all hardware and one full year of service. It weighs about an ounce by itself, and about 1.5 ounces with a ring attached to connect to a pet's collar. Verizon's network is used for communication, and its battery power last about 30 days before it needs to be recharged.

Here is a video on how it works:


Dog Helps Teenage Rape Victim Testify

Dogs have always had the ability to soothe restless hearts and souls. This complex dog quality is now being utilized in the courtroom to comfort those victims who are too emotionally traumatized to provide testimony, just like what Rosie did.

A traumatized teenage rape victim testified in court last month with the help of a furry friend Rosie, the first judicially approved courtroom dog in New York. The dog would lean in and nudge the 15-year-old girl whenever she seemed afraid during her testimony. With the girl’s account, prosecutors were able to secure a conviction for her father, who sexually abused her for four years.

Rosie is an 11-year-old golden retriever whose regular job is helping provide therapy in schools for troubled children, was there at her side, helping to calm a child who experts said is otherwise incapable of talking about her traumatic ordeal.

Merrick's Dog Treats Recall

Merrick Pet Care pet food company has voluntarily recalled their dog treats potentially contaminated with salmonella. They are recalling a single lot of its Doggie Wishbone pet treats and it was shipped to distributors and retailers throughout the U.S.

248 cases of Doggie Wishbone, Item # 29050, UPC# 2280829050, Lot 11031 with Best By 30 Jan 2013 are included in this recall. And no other Merrick brand products are involved. So far no illnesses have been reported, but consumer advised to discontinue use of this product.

For information of this recall or refund may contact the company at 1-800-664-7387 M-F 6:00am – 3:00pm PST. You can also visit FDA website for more info.

Purina Cat Food Recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and NestlĂ© Purina PetCare Company announced a recall of Purina One cat food because of a possible salmonella contamination. Last Saturday Nestle Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) issued a voluntary recall on a limited number of their “Purina One dry cat food” product.

The affected batches include: Purina One Vibrant Maturity 7+, 3.5 pounds, "Best by Date" of May 2012 and production code: 03341084. UPC: 17800 01885; code: 03351084. UPC: 17800 01885; code: 03341084. UPC: 17800 01887 and code: 03351084. UPC: 17800 01887.

Consumer are advised to discontinue use of these batches of cat food and seek help from a doctor or veterinarian if they or their pets show symptoms of the food cause illness. For more information of this recall or refunds you can visit Purina website or call toll-free at 1-800-982-6559.

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