The DogChannel Newswire (04-07-09)

Pets, owners challenged by allergies; dog owners do look like their pets; and other news.

Posted: April 7, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

Pets, Owners Challenged by Increasing Allergies
Pet allergies are more common than people think. About 10 percent of dogs have allergies, said Sandra Diaz, an assistant professor of dermatology at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, reports.
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Dog Owners Do Look Like Their Pets, Say Psychologists
Researchers found that members of the public could predict which breed of dog a person would own almost twice as accurately as they should be able to, just by looking at a photo of their owners, reports.
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At 76, She Has a Nose for Troubled Kennels
Helen Smith has been infiltrating kennels for close to a decade, scoping out conditions, rescuing animals, and informing authorities of what she finds, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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How to Introduce a New Baby to Your Dogs
Animal experts agree there are two important transitions that occur when a baby arrives: first, the initial introduction, and, second, when the baby becomes mobile, reports.
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Pets Feel the Recession, Too
Now even the wealthiest dog owners have to cut their budgets and sometimes abandon their dogs entirely, The New York Times reports.
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karen   little rock, AR

4/7/2009 7:59:56 PM

I like the idea on the allergy test with the food.Better than paying for testing!

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