The DogChannel Newswire (05-16-08)

Dog and owner battle cancer together; dealing with dogs when a marriage ends; and other dog news from around the country.

Posted: May 16, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

Dog, Owner Battle Cancer Together
Santa Rosa, Calif., woman says she and Gizmo give each other strength as they fight disease. Theirs is an unusual twist on the oft-told tale of the bonds that are formed between a dog and its master, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports.
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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Dry Dog Food
An outbreak of Salmonella infections in people has been traced to contaminated dry dog food, the first time such a link has been uncovered, U.S. officials said Thursday, from U.S. News & World Report.
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Ticks on Parade: Experts See Significant Increase in Reports on Pets
Two consecutive mild winters and a moist spring might have helped bring out a blood-sucking, disease-ridden parasite sooner and in greater number than ever before. Continued warm temperatures have made ticks even more prevalent this year, striking earlier in the season and posing more of a health risk, the Waynesboro News Virginian reports.
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With Pet Cremation, Fido Can Come Back as a Flower
More and more pet owners are opting to have their pets cremated. Although ashes may be scattered or kept as a memorial, technology has given pet owners new options, such as processing some of the remains into a gemstone, crystal, or even a flower, the Houston Chronicle reports.
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When Marriage Goes to the Dogs, Who Gets Them?
For many of us, dogs are substitute children (or ancillary ones, at least). So it should come as no surprise that when marriages break up, as they are wont to do, that custody of the Cocker Spaniel can become a pitched battle, Newsday reports.
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