The DogChannel Newswire (03-27-09)

Service dogs help lead healthy lives; police dog recovering after attack; and other news.

Posted: March 27, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

New Wave of Service Dogs Helps People Live Healthier Lives
From peanut allergies to psychiatric conditions, dogs help in new ways, USA Today reports.
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Michael Vick Leaves Federal Prison in Kansas
Suspended NFL star Michael Vick has left a federal lockup in Kansas, apparently bound for Virginia to appear at a bankruptcy hearing next week. Vick is serving 23 months for a dogfighting conspiracy. He's eligible to move into home confinement on May 21st and is scheduled to be released July 20th, The Associated Press reports.
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Science Says It’s So: We Really Do Look Like Our Pets
We've all heard it before: The longer we're together, the more we start to look alike. And while this theory usually applies to old married couples, science says it's not uncommon for it to also include people and their pets, reports.
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Thanks for Sniffer Dog’s Treats
A widow is to receive a special thank you, on behalf of her late husband, for a present he sent to a sniffer dog working with the forces in Afghanistan, reports.
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Police Dog Recovering After Knife Attack
Earp the police dog is recovering nicely after being stabbed in the throat six days ago and his partner hopes he'll be able to return to work. The 8-½-year-old German Shepherd Dog has a scar on his throat and will get stitches removed Tuesday, San Diego Union Tribune reports.
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