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Lawsuit Claims Purina’s Beneful Is Poisoning, Killing Dogs – NBC News.com

Lawsuit Claims Purina’s Beneful Is Poisoning, Killing Dogs – NBC News.com

ecent lawsuit filed against Nestle Purina PetCare Company is claiming that one of the company’s most popular dog food brands contains toxins that are poisoning and even killing people’s pets. The lawsuit, filed in California federal court earlier this month by pet owner Frank Lucido, alleges that thousands of dogs have become ill or died as a result of eating Beneful dry kibble dog food. Lucido and his family owned three dogs — a four-year-old…

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When is pet euthanasia unkind? – Opinion – PetsOnBoard.com

When is pet euthanasia unkind? – Opinion – PetsOnBoard.com

YOU STIPULATE in your will that when you die you want your dog put down. Legally, you have the right, as she is your property. Cruel? Connie Lay didn’t think so. When the Indiana native died last November, she left instructions that her German Shepard Bela be buried alongside her if a proper home couldn’t be found for her. Nathaniel Morris: A dog’s lessons for one medical student How can medicine best help us when…

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N.J. K-9 given hero’s goodbye before being euthanized – PetsOnBoard.com

N.J. K-9 given hero’s goodbye before being euthanized – PetsOnBoard.com

A New Jersey police department paid its final respects to a beloved K-9 Friday with a goodbye fit for a hero. Judge, a 9-year-old Czech German shepherd with the West Deptford Police Department, was euthanized Friday as more than 90 police officers gathered to honor him one last time. Officers and their police dogs came from across South Jersey to say farewell to Judge, The South Jersey Times reported. They lined the streets leading up…

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Pet trainer: Some cautionary advice before taking a talking bird under your wing – PetsOnBoard.com

Pet trainer: Some cautionary advice before taking a talking bird under your wing – PetsOnBoard.com

I have heard the comment so many times: People want to get a bird that talks. I’d take a guess that it is probably the biggest reason why they get feathered companions, especially African greys. After all, there are so many funny parrot YouTube videos. I live with two of these talking birds (one more so than the other) and I am the first to admit that there is something special about having a pet…

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National Love Your Pet Day is here | PetsOnBoard.com

National Love Your Pet Day is here | PetsOnBoard.com

Friday is the day to pamper your pets to no end, since it’s National Love Your Pet Day. If there ever was a day to make them feel like the kings or queens of the world, today is it. Whether you’re a dog person, a cat person or fall somewhere in between — like our Amanda Dugan, who has a baby bearded dragon named Ted — National Love Your Pet Day celebrates all the furry…

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Keeping Pets Safe on Valentine’s Day Chocolate |PetsOnBoard.com

Keeping Pets Safe on Valentine’s Day Chocolate |PetsOnBoard.com

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many of us have only one thing on our minds – chocolate! And while we may love its effect on that special someone, chocolate can be deadly if eaten by cats or dogs. Chocolate contains a compound called theobromine.   Consuming large quantities can lead to theobromine toxicity, symptoms of which include vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, high blood pressure and rapid heart rate. Severe cases can easily progress to seizures, respiratory failure, and…

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Dogs can tell when you’re happy or sad: PetsOnBoard.com

Dogs can tell when you’re happy or sad: PetsOnBoard.com

Science is finally showing what all dog lovers already knew: Dogs can recognize your facial expressions. In a study by the Messerli Research Institute’s Clever Dog Lab in Vienna, scientists trained dogs to associate pictures of happy or angry faces with their corresponding emotions. SEE ALSO: A-to-Z dog facts about your favorite breeds The study used positive reinforcement training on 20 dogs (10 for happy expressions; 10 for sad expressions), rewarding them with treats when…

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Animal airline deaths: Checking your pet as luggage is ‘rolling the dice’

Animal airline deaths: Checking your pet as luggage is ‘rolling the dice’

The numbers are in and they’re a little scary. BloombergBusiness reported the latest numbers from the the U.S. Department of Transportation on pets that died or were injured on U.S. airlines during 2014. In all, 17 pets died, 26 were injured and two were simply “lost.” There were no available numbers on how many pets, overall, traveled on airlines during 2014. And airlines that fly pets say the vast majority arrive at their destination just fine….

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