The DogChannel Newswire (10-14-08)

Man sues pet sitter over dog’s death; break-up couples "cause pet stress”; and other news.

Posted: October 14, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

Man Sues Dog Sitter Over Dog’s Death
An Oxford dog owner is suing his dog sitter for more than $6,000, claiming she left the prized English Bulldog in the hot sun, causing it to die from heat exposure, the Hartford (Conn.) Courant reports.
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Dogs Deemed Children’s Best Friend in Fight Against Obesity
Forget free fruit in schools and kiddies’ boot camp — the new frontier in the battle of the bulge could be the family dog. As experts grapple with Australia’s escalating childhood obesity epidemic, new research has found owning a pet could keep children slim and healthy, The Age (Australia) reports.
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Break-up Couples ‘Cause Pet Stress’
Stressed-out cats and dogs are suffering compulsive disorders because of Britain’s high break-up rate between couples, an animal charity has claimed, the Press Association reports.
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From Pet Peeve to Pet Project
A couple opens the store Pussy & Pooch to help make downtown L.A. more dog- and cat-friendly, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Normandy Park Police Dog Found
The Normandy Park police dog who got out of his handler’s yard Saturday night in Des Moines is back on duty, the Seattle Times reports.
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