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Roving pit bull dogs attack 2 people in Seattle

SEATTLE — Two pit bull dogs running loose attacked a 3-year-old girl and 74-year-old woman Thursday night in south Seattle.

Police say the little girl, her sister and mother had just left church and were trying to climb into their car when one dog bit the girl in the face. The second dog bit the girl on the head, leaving two puncture wounds. Some men in the group chased off the dogs.

Roving pit bull dogs attack 2 people in Seattle – AP State Wire News – The Sacramento Bee

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Lame dogs brought to heal with stem cells

Stem cell injections in dogs will become routine in the next two years and will probably cost less than $1000.

The first data, collated last week, into the use of the procedure where cultured cells are injected into the joints of dogs with hip dysplasia or canine osteoarthritis has shown a success rate of 96 per cent.

The procedure will be made available to veterinary clinics, promoted at dog shows and possibly in a television campaign.

It has been transformed in little more than a year with stem cells from one animal used to treat other dogs.

Lame dogs brought to heal with stem cells – World News – World – General – Great Lakes Advocate

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Years after mayor’s dogs were shot by police, training on confronting animals gets underway

It has been four years since Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo’s two black Labrador retrievers were killed by Prince George’s County officers during a raid on his home and, since that time, he has focused on making changes to prevent the needless killings of animals by law enforcement officers.

That time has arrived, according to county officials.

Gazette.Net: Years after mayor’s dogs were shot by police, training on confronting animals gets underway

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Is raw pet food safe?

Next month, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will hold a meeting to decide its stance and policy on raw pet foods. There is a petition asking for protection for pet owners to feed to their pets raw food. Many feel that the AVMA is making moves to try to curb pet owner freedoms. The AVMA responds here to some of the concerns.

Is raw pet food safe? | MNN – Mother Nature Network

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Shelter dog who fell out of truck onto I-95 found alive 11 days later (VIDEO)

Shelter dog who fell out of truck onto I-95 found alive 11 days later (VIDEO) | The Sideshow – Yahoo! News: A dog who was thrown onto I-95 in Florida after his crate fell off an animal control truck nearly two weeks ago has been found alive.

“Tails and tongues are wagging in Flagler County today,” anchorman Jim Payne said at the top of a report on Orlando’s WESH-TV.

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Dog owners warned about chicken jerky treats from China

Dog owners warned about chicken jerky treats from China | azfamily.com Phoenix: MESA, Ariz. — Linda Hetrick said the worst part about losing her dog, Angel, is coming home to an empty apartment.

“I couldn’t walk through my front door without crying so hard because I missed her so much,” she said sobbing.

What makes it worse — Hetrick said she feels there’s a chance Angel’s death could’ve been avoided.

“She was fine until she ate these,” she said, referring to Milo’s Kitchen Chicken Jerky treats.