The DogChannel Newswire (03-20-08)

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Posted: March 20, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

Viagra Cures Dog’s Heart Condition
The anti-impotence drug Viagra has been credited with saving the life of a down-and-out dog. Talisker, a three-year-old Border Collie, developed heart problems after suffering a lung infection. Vets warned Talisker would die from the condition, but suggested his owner give the dog Viagra, as the sex pill improves blood flow to the heart, the Telegraph (UK) reports.
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Iraq Vet Gets Dog, New Chance at Life
Until recently, Sgt. Bill Campbell's horrifying memories from his tour of duty in Iraq left him unable to leave his house. That is, until he met Pax, a now 17-month-old Labrador Retriever, specially trained to help him cope with PTSD, doing everything from reminding him to take his medication to coaxing him out of his house, ABC News reports.
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Carriers for On-the-Go Pets
We love traveling with our pets. In fact, more than 30 million Americans include their pets in vacation plans each year, toting them along both domestically and internationally, according to the Travel Industry Association of America. So, a multi-functional carrier is the most essential lifestyle-to-go accessory for high-flying pets, MSNBC reports.
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Pamper Your Pets: Hottest New Toys
Nowadays there are more options than ever to pamper your pup, cherish your cat and treat all of your animals. Veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker showed off all the hottest new pet products straight from the recent Global Pet Expo in San Diego, ABC News reports.
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A Year After Pet Food Recall, Buyer Still Beware
One year after contaminated pet food killed potentially thousands of dogs and cats, few safety measures have gone into effect. While pet food safety legislation has been passed and an industry commission has made recommendations to improve the safety and quality standards for pet food, some critics say the efforts may not amount to much more than the fox guarding the hen house, MSNBC reports.
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