The DogChannel Newswire (10-22-09)

Pet owners willing to go mouth-to-muzzle; paunchy pets at risk for diabetes; and other news.

Posted: October 22, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

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Pet Owners Willing to Go Mouth-to-Muzzle
Fifty-eight percent of pet owners — 63 percent of dog owners and 53 percent of cat owners — would be at least somewhat likely to perform CPR on their pet in the event of a medical emergency, according to an Associated Press-Petside.com poll.
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State Investigates Dairyland Dog Deaths
State investigators are trying to determine what caused the deaths of six Greyhounds at the Dairyland dog track in Kenosha, Wis., including four that bled to death. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is testing the food the dogs ate to see if the deaths are due to a food-borne illness, The Associated Press reports.
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Dogs Found Covered With Ticks; Owner Charged With Animal Cruelty
The ticks were everywhere inside the East Tampa, Fla., duplex when police went in Tuesday afternoon. The parasites covered two dogs and could even be seen crawling up the walls, The Tampa Tribune reports.
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Paunchy Pets at Greater Risk for Diabetes
Diabetes isn't just a people disease, pets can get it too, according to PetDiabetesMonth.com, a new website launched this month (by drugmaker Schering-Plough) to raise awareness of the disease in animals, USA Today reports.
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