The DogChannel Newswire (04-13-10)

Dressed-up dogs channel Lady Gaga; rise in slugs, snails could be danger to dogs; other news.

Posted: April 13, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

Slug and Snail Rise Could Be Dangerous to Dogs
A rise in the number of slugs and snails could prove fatal to dogs if they eat them, vets are warning. The warmer but wetter weather is perfect for them. Although dogs do not eat slugs or snails on purpose, they may ingest them accidently if they fall into their bowls or attach onto bones or toys, BBC News reports.
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Dressed-Up Dogs Channel Lady Gaga
A San Francisco photographer is taking the pop provocateur Lady Gaga’s dramatic fashion statements to new heights of absurdity with the Doggie Gaga Project, in which he photographs dogs dressed in outlandish Gaga-inspired outfits, The Globe and Mail reports.
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Compromise Opens School Doors to Wonder the Service Dog
Wonder the Golden Retriever-Poodle mix has been allowed to accompany a 6-year-old student with cerebral palsy to class in Jackson County, Mich. The service dog will accompany Ehlena Fry to class for a 30-day trial period. The district previously said a special education plan determined that Fry didn’t need the dog because she already had a full-time aide funded by the district, The Associated Press reports.
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Trial Begins in Case of Dog Taped to Fridge
The trial began Monday for a former University of Colorado student charged with felony animal cruelty after she allegedly taped a dog to a refrigerator. Abby Toll was arrested on April 14, 2009, after police found a 2-year-old Shiba Inu named Rex stuck to a refrigerator with clear packing tape, reports.
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Gena   anycity, PA

4/13/2010 8:22:28 AM

The slug and snail article is something interesting to think about. It is always good to be aware of dangers to our pets.

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