The DogChannel Newswire (04-10-08)

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Posted: April 10, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

Animals Can Get Sunburnt Too
The approach of summer will bring constant reminders about the danger of overexposure to the sun and the need for sunscreen. But did you know that the family pet is susceptible to many of the same diseases? Dogs, cats, and even horses suffer from sunburn, solar dermatitis, and skin cancer, The Drury (Mo.) Mirror reports.
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Large, Black Dogs Go Unwanted
According to animal shelter officials, big, black dogs have more trouble finding a happy home than do other dogs. Some shelters even have a name for it: "Big black dog syndrome," the Associated Press reports.
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Can Pets Tell Time?
Scientists are getting closer to determining the serious implications of some seemingly mundane questions. Does your dog really know he was supposed to get his walk 30 minutes ago? In other words, does the family pet have a human-like memory system that allows it to travel back through time? ABC News reports.
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Keep Your Pets From Making You Sneeze
The sneezing season is here, and sometimes owning a dog or cat can aggravate your bouts of allergy misery. If it appears that pets contribute to your discomfort during this time, there are steps you can take to minimize it, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Health Food Is Going to the Dogs – Literally
Consumers have been displaying a hearty appetite for all things healthy, natural, and vitamin-infused. Companies are pushing that trend a step further, right into the heart of the canine world, The Wall Street Journal reports.
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