The DogChannel Newswire (11-24-08)

Dog "sniffs out” owner’s cancer; utility pole stray voltage kills dog; and other news.

Alaska Doctor Dies When Snowmobile Slams Into Dog Sled
An Anchorage pediatrician died after a snowmobile slammed into his dog sled during a mushing excursion in northwest Alaska. The 10 dogs broke off from the sled and scattered, The Associated Press reports.
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Dog ‘Sniffs Out’ Owner’s Cancer
A man from north Oxfordshire has credited his pet Rottweiler with sniffing out his skin cancer, BBC News (U.K.) reports.
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Cops: Man Steals Woman’s Rings After Grabbing Dog
Police are looking for a man they say stole two rings worth nearly $25,000 from a woman after grabbing her dog, The Associated Press reports.
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Utility Pole Stray Voltage Kills Dog
Electric utility officials in Toronto were investigating Friday how a dog was electrocuted while passing a utility pole. An unidentified man was walking his German Shepherd Dog Thursday evening when the dog paused at the pole owned. The animal made contact with the pole, recoiled, and collapsed, United Press International reports.
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High-Tech Scans for Rover
Just like their bipedal human counterparts, dogs and other four-legged pets are subject to accidents and infections that can rob them of their personality, leave them feeling sick, and lead to premature death. Veterinarian Jeff Siems says his practice uses imaging technology typically associated with human healthcare to identify abnormalities and ailments in small animals, the Spokane Journal of Business reports.
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