The DogChannel Newswire (06-23-08)

Massage for dogs soothes stress; reducing Max’s carbon paw print; and other dog news.

Posted: June 23, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

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Massage Therapist: Rubbing Your Dog Soothes Stress
Francis Simerly isn’t quite sure what has caused her dog’s awkward bunny hops over the years, but she does know one thing: She wants to improve Chica’s life the best she can. “I’m one who loves massages myself, whether it’s giving it to someone else or receiving it,” Simerly said, “and I don’t see why the dogs can’t enjoy it, too.” And she’s right, the Knoxville News Sentinel (Tennessee) reports.
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Tips for Caring for Dogs in Hot Weather
Think it’s a little early in the season to be coping with triple-digit temperatures? We do too. But they’re here, and in addition to stocking up on bottled water and sunscreen and increasing your carbon footprint with extra air conditioning, it’s best to remember that pets need some extra thought as well. Denise Flaim of Newsday lists a few tips and products, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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It’s a Dog’s Life for Russian Tiger Cub
A young tiger cub named May has found an interesting new family after being rejected by its mother. A pet dog named Juchka who had just given birth was brought to the village zoo in Russia’s Omsk region with her pups to become surrogate mother, RTE News (Ireland) reports.
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Eco-friendly Pets: Fido Reduces His Carbon Paw Print
Enlightened animal lovers across the United States face a quandary: How to pamper beloved pets without adding to global warming or creating an outsized carbon paw print? Agence France-Presse reports.
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Slate Belt Neighbors Clash Over Dead Cat
Woman says two dogs to blame for pet’s death. Police cite owner for failing to confine canines, The Express-Times (Pennsylvania) reports.
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Haydee Burgess   Newnan, GA

4/13/2009 9:58:07 AM

The Lock N BlockTM sliding door gate (LNB) is the product we are interested in submitting for the story line. Tharon Trujillo, of Plumas Lake California, was only 10 years old when he invented the LNB for his little sister. They have a sliding glass door in their home and opened it one day to let fresh air into the home. His sister was always poking at the screen door and messing with the greasy track of the sliding patio door. His idea came about when his sister decided to run towards their dogs which were outside the patio screen door and she fell through the screen. He started to think that there were many dangers outside which would harm her for instance she could drown in their pond, possibly get bitten by their dogs, or other dangers which were outside. He then turned to his father and stated that there needed to be a gate for the sliding patio door. In addition, the LNB works perfectly for keeping pets from scratching or running through the patio screen door. No one likes to replace the screens because it is expensive to constantly replace them. Finally, Whooz Solutions, the Trujillo Families new business name, brought the LNB idea to Cardinal Gates. We are now presently finalizing the prototype and will be ready for production and sales this summer. The LNB will be excellent for keeping children, small to medium pets safely within condos, hotels, apartments, and many residences which might have a sliding glass door. This gate will be the only one on the market and is patent's pending.

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