The DogChannel Newswire (01-19-10)

Dog saves owner from icy death; scientists find dog gene for compulsive behavior; other news.

Posted: January 19, 2010, 2 a.m. EST

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Scientists Find a Shared Gene in Dogs With Compulsive Behavior
Scientists have linked a gene to compulsive behavior — in dogs. Researchers studied Doberman Pinschers that curled up into balls, sucking their flanks for hours at a time, and found that the afflicted dogs shared a gene, The New York Times reports.
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Beckhams’ Pampered Puppy Flies First Class
David and Victoria Beckham's Bulldog puppy, K9, just jetted from London to Los Angeles in high style at the bone-crunching price of $3300, according to the Daily Mail Online. That's the going rate for premiere canine comfort on PetAir, England's top-of-the-line pet transportation company, the New York Daily News reports.
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Dog Saves Legless Owner From Icy Death
An Indiana man confined to a wheelchair says he owes his life to the same dog he once rescued. Don Fisher rescued Auggie, a Golden Retriever mix, from a local shelter over one year ago. Last week Auggie returned the favor when Fisher says the dog saved his life, First Coast News reports.
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How to Maintain Your Pet’s Health
Think about keeping pets healthy the proactive way with diet, exercise and good grooming to avoid costly prescriptions and ongoing treatments. The most fundamental issue in pet care is diet, said John Simon, owner of Woodside Animal Clinic in Royal Oak and a practitioner of holistic health care for animals, Detroit Free Press reports.
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Bernie   Malden, MA

1/19/2010 8:07:41 PM

Interesting stuff.

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