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Meet Bentley, Worlds Biggest Dog in 2015 (Spotlight !)

We’ve seen big dogs before, but it’s likely you haven’t seen a mutt quite this big. Lackawanna County, PA has perhaps the greatest Great Dane of them all – Bentley, who some say is the biggest dog in the world. Bentley, according to WNEP, weighs a whopping 228 pounds and is 38 inches tall, and […]

Gene Therapy for Dogs Could Help Humans with Muscular Dystrophy

In a study published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine reported that they have successfully treated dogs with muscular dystrophy using certain forms of gene therapy. The success of these treatments, they say, could pave the way for new gene therapy treatments for humans as early […]

New Evidence that Dogs Help Prevent Asthma

New research findings contribute even more conclusive evidence that early contact with dogs can help prevent asthma, according to a study conducted by JAMA Pediatrics. Before the JAMA Pediatrics, scientists knew that growing up on a farm significantly reduced a child’s chances of developing asthma, so many scientists have suspected that growing up around dogs […]

Dogs Can Smell Cancer, Hospitals Already Using Them

It\’s true. Man\’s best friend can be trained to become a cancer-sniffing master using his sensitive noses to detect cancerous fumes coming from infected cells. This sniffing is a noninvasive approach which could help diagnose a number of people. But, if our furry, four-legged friends have such powerful noses, why aren\’t they screening people for […]

Spike in Accidental Dog Poisoning (Surge Due to Sugarless Gum)

According to Dr. Ahna Brutlag, senior veterinary toxicologist at the Pet Poison Helpline, chewing gum has caused a surge in poisonings for dogs. Sugarless gum contains an ingredient called xylitol, a sweetener-substitute gaining popularity among food manufacturers. Xylitol is found most commonly in sugar-free chewing gum, although it’s also used in mints, gelatin-based vitamins, melatonin […]

War Dogs and Marines Reunited

In Southern Pines, North Carolina, Marines who served in Afghanistan were recently reunited with the ‘war dogs’ that accompanied them on Wednesday. This included Marine Sergeant Chris Jaramillo, who had not seen his war dog, Shooter, since 2006. During their duty together, Jaramillo and Shooter worked to sniff out IEDs, thus saving countless soldiers and […]

Prison Inmates As Service Dog Trainers! (Helping Inmates Find New Purpose)

Inmates of an Oshkosh prison are discovering new ways to contribute and work through their time behind bars by training service dogs and guide dogs for veterans and others. Oshkosh Correctional Institution, just outside of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is approximately three years into a dog training program for its 2,400-bed medium security facility, in which approximately […]

Pit Bull Rescued from Mine Shaft (Amazing Heroic Off-Roaders)

A group of off-roaders near Corona, California took great pains to rescue an injured female dog they found down a mine shaft on Tuesday night. According to Michael Schoepf, one of the off-roaders in question, he and his friends took a trip just outside Corona on Tuesday night, finding a mine shaft along the way. […]