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Health & Safety two dogs sleeping in a person's bed

Zoonoses in the Bedroom

Pet owners are not real happy with the findings in a research paper that will be released in the February 2011 issue of The Journal of the Centers for Disease Control Emerging Infectious Diseases. According to the article titled “Zoonoses in the Bedroom”, written by Bruno B. Chomel, DVM, PhD; and Ben Sun, DVM, MPVM, it is possible that sleeping with pets may carry some serious health risks.

Dogs yellow lab with the words intelligent, friendly, loyal, and loveable

Top 10 Dog Breeds of 2009

In January, the American Kennel Club announced the most popular dog breeds of 2009. The Labrador Retriever is still making the top of the list as America’s most popular dog, but the German Shepherd isn’t far behind. Read the AKC’s official press release, see the Today Show’s slide show, and learn more about the HSUS petition to help stop puppy mills.

Contests dog, cat, two birds, and three fish

$5,000 To Be Awarded For Best Amateur TV Commercial

Get out your cell phones, video camera, film gear or DVD equipment and prepare to produce your first television commercial in a “dog-eat-dog” competition. A $5,000 first prize will be presented to the individual with the best/most popular TV ad promoting the 2009 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship to be held in Long Beach, Calif. December 12 & 13. The top five finalists (four $1,000 runners up prizes also will be awarded) will be honored and their commercials shown during the two-day event, which is expected to draw more than 25,000 attendees.

Dogs American Staffordshire Dog at the Lake

Detroit Rejects Breed Ban

The American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Michigan Association for Purebred Dogs (MAPD) have reported that the Detroit City Council unanimously rejected a proposed breed ban this week. Local fanciers and responsible…