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Photo: Associated Press OTSEGO, Mich. – Zeus, the Great Dane who held the Guinness World Record for being the world’s tallest dog, has died. The dog, whom owner Kevin Doorlag of Otsego, Michigan, described as a “gentle giant,” stood 44 inches tall and was 7-foot-4 when he stood on his hind legs. Zeus died Sept. […]

Hannah Johnson, University of Bristol The effect of movies featuring dogs on the popularity of dog breeds can last up to ten years and is correlated with the general success of the movies, according to new research from the University of Bristol, the City University of New York, and Western Carolina University. The study, published […]

Let’s face it, hotels really have gone to the dogs. (Photo: Plush Studios/Vetta/Getty Images) There’s no doubt about it — today’s pets are spoiled. Sometimes we spoil our furry babies more than we spoil our children. Traveling is no exception. From doggie massages to organic treats to a pet psychic, these are some of the […]

MIDDLETOWN >> Middletown Fire will be accepting two new pet oxygen mask kits in October. According to Middletown citizen Patty Twiss, the idea came to her after seeing an article about how the masks can save the lives of dogs and cats involved in fires. “I got in touch with the Connecticut Vet Association,” Twiss […]

CPR might not be the first thing that comes to mind when pet owners think of caring for Fido or Fluffy, but it could save the life of man’s best friend. Denise Fleck, a longtime animal care instructor and author, said there are a number of things pet owners can do to increase the lifespan […]

Chronic loneliness and social isolation is not only debilitating for humans; dogs and cats can also suffer the psychological, and perhaps physical, impacts of being alone and not emotionally connected or engaged on a regular basis. Pet loneliness, which differs from separation anxiety, can manifest from a new or temporary situation triggered by changes like […]

Countries that eat dog Published September 05, 2014FoxNews.comFacebook675 Twitter281 livefyre264 Preparing dog meat in Vietnam.Reuters. Grossed out at the thought of eating dog? Serving up a dish of man’s best friend is a cultural taboo in the U.S. that would bring PETA protestors to your doorstep faster than you say bow wow.  But while only […]

Pranksters Dressed A Dog Up As A Giant Spider To Scare People In Poland Sylwester Wardega, the Polish prankster behind SA Wardega, has come up with a brilliant prank that is at once terrifying and hilarious. After setting up props in public spaces that look like human body parts caught in giant spider webs, unwitting… […]

SUE MANNING, The Associated Press POSTED: Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 10:56 AM LOS ANGELES (AP) – Imagine walking to your car after running errands and spotting a dog, panting and helpless, shut inside a hot car. Smashing the window might be your first impulse, but calling police or animal control will protect you from injury […]

The thought of a family pet being stolen is almost unimaginable, but it happens all too frequently. With pet theft consistently on the rise, dog owners need to be cautious with their four-legged friends. The American Kennel Club offers the following tips to help dog owners keep their pups safe. – Keep your dog close. […]