The DogChannel Newswire (06-10-10)

Pennsylvania sees parvovirus outbreak; money is huge consideration in pet care; other news.

Posted: June 10, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

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Money Is Huge Consideration in Pet Care
Money is a consideration for the majority of people when dealing with the cost of health care for animals, according to an Associated Press-Petside.com poll. While most pet owners, 62 percent, would likely get vet care if the bill was $500, the percentage drops below half when the cost hits $1,000, The Associated Press reports.
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Salt Lake City Police Dog Dies of Cancer
A Salt Lake City Police Department dog named Troll died Friday of cancer after 4½ years of police service. The police dog was diagnosed with an untreatable tumor in mid-April, but the 5-year-old dog worked up through his last week of life – catching four felony suspects on the day before he died, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
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Pennsylvania Humane Society Warns of Deadly Dog Virus
The Western Pennsylvania Humane Society has issued a warning to dog owners about a deadly virus that can be fatal if left untreated. Spokeswoman Gretchen Fieser said both the humane society and Animal Rescue League have seen an increase in cases of dogs with parvovirus, ThePittsburghChannel.com reports.
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New York’s Top Court Upholds Use of Drug-Detecting Dogs
New York's top court says police can use drug-detecting dogs to check vehicles stopped for traffic violations when they suspect there's other criminal activity of some sort. The Court of Appeals, divided 4-3, upheld the convictions of two men arrested in separate 2007 traffic stops, The Associated Press reports.
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rae   midwest, OK

6/10/2010 11:40:02 AM

cool info.

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