The DogChannel Newswire (09-01-10)

North Carolina OKs dogs in restaurant patios; dog-dyeing fad in China carries risks; other news.

Posted: September 1, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

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Dyeing Dogs Takes Off in China, Has Risks
It's the latest trend in pet fashion in China: dyeing pets to look like exotic animals. But how safe is it? Mary Peng, who runs the International Center for Veterinary Services in Beijing, warns that many coloring products used in China may not be tested for pets. The dye can be absorbed through the skin or ingested when pets lick or clean themselves, CNN reports.
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North Carolina OKs Dogs and Cats on Restaurant Patios
The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources just made it easier for owners to take their pets along to restaurants. New rules allow both dogs and cats in outdoor dining areas at the discretion of the individual restaurant owner, the (Charlotte, N.C.) Examiner reports.
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Should You Vaccinate Your Dog Against Canine Influenza?
Consumer group Angie's List says there are things to consider when it comes to vaccinating pets against canine influenza. According to Angie's List, and the CDC, dog flu is a contagious respiratory disease. It can be spread between dogs, but the USDA recently approved a vaccine, KJRH-TV (Tulsa, Okla.) reports.
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Puppy Mill Rescues Head to Safety
Seventy dogs and puppies rescued from an Arkansas puppy mill made their way to New York to find new homes Monday. North Shore Animal League rescued the Chihuahuas, Shih Tzu, Papillons and Pomeranians after the commercial breeding operation was shut down. A rescue team was dispatched after getting an urgent plea from the National Mill Dog Rescue, CBS New York reports.
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Alex   Vancouver, WA

9/1/2010 12:44:37 PM

Dyeing animals?! These people are so cruel! Dogs have their very one special colored coat! Those people are crazy!!

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