The DogChannel Newswire (01-24-08)

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Posted: January 24, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

Typhus Infections Spur Flea Warning
Spread by fleas, a flurry of typhus infections in Orange County, Calif., since the beginning of the year has prompted health officials to warn residents to stay away from fleas and treat their pets with flea control medications, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Police Dog Stabbed in Standoff
San Diego police officers shot a man twice with a bean-bag round after he refused to drop a knife. They unleashed a police dog, and the man stabbed the K9. The dog was taken to an animal hospital for treatment of two stab wounds, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Texas Council Approves Ban on Dog Tethering
The Fort Worth, Texas, City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday that prohibits pet owners from leaving unattended dogs tied up in yards, The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Distemper in Foxes Prompts Warning to Dog Owners
After finding an outbreak among foxes and raccoons of a disease deadly to dogs, Los Angeles city and county officials on Tuesday began urging dog owners to get their pets vaccinated for the infectious canine distemper disease, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
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Doghouse No Cover for Suspect Hiding From Police Dog
A police dog sniffed out a suspected thief hiding in a doghouse Monday afternoon. Police lost sight of a suspect on a bicycle carrying 6-foot long copper pipes when he entered the woods, so a K9 unit tracked him and found him in a nearby doghouse, the Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) reports.
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