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Fireworks Fear? Tips to Protect Your Pets

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Reminder This Independence Day Weekend: Dogs and Fireworks Are Not a Good Mix Says Virginia Tech Expert

Veterinarians at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech remind us loud noises, whether from fireworks, gunshots, or thunderstorms can cause a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety for dogs.

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Reporter Needed to Cover New 'Fast Pitch' Service from Newswise

Newswise Fast Pitch is the first service to invite reporters and communications people to meet via video conference and pitch story ideas. Reporters are highly satisfied with the results.

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Powerful Lightning at Sea; How Much Carbon Dioxide Comes From Mine Drainage; Marine Species Adaptation; Scientists Using Sunlight, Water to Make Clean Energy; and More in the Environment News Source

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Saving North America's Salamanders and Newts

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The fate of the world’s richest biodiversity of salamanders and newts is in the hands of pet owners across North America, said Natacha Hogan, due to the threat of salamander chytrid disease that infects both salamanders and newts with near total lethality.

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New Veterinary Research Helps Distinguish Accidents From Abuse

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Using data from criminal cases of animal abuse, researchers from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) have demonstrated that motor vehicle accidents and non-accidental blunt force trauma cases in dogs and cats present with different types of injuries. The research, which appears online in advance of the September 2016 print edition of the Journal of Forensic Sciences, can help in the effort to uncover and address animal abuse.

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Protecting Sea Turtles, Juvenile Sea Stars, Wildfires to Increase in Alaska, and more in the Environment News Source

Protecting Sea Turtles, Juvenile Sea Stars, Wildfires to Increase in Alaska, and more in the Environment News Source

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Animal Training Techniques Teach Robots New Tricks

Researchers at Washington State University are using ideas from animal training to help non-expert users teach robots how to do desired tasks.

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Top Stories 5-16-2016

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Rare Human Disease Found in Dogs

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A rare, severe form of pulmonary hypertension, which up until now, has only been classified as a human lung disease, has also been discovered in dogs according to a Michigan State University study.

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Fossil Dog Represents a New Species, Penn Paleontology Grad Student Finds

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A doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania has identified a new species of fossil dog. The specimen, found in Maryland, would have roamed the coast of eastern North America approximately 12 million years ago, at a time when massive sharks like megalodon swam in the oceans.

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Top Stories 5-11-2016

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Penn Veterinarians Develop New Tool to Unlock the Mysteries of Cat Behavior

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A new tool developed by Penn Vet researchers is designed to allow scientists to better understand the behavior of cats by tapping into the expertise of those who know them best: their owners.

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How Families with Seriously-Ill Children Manage Social Interactions, How Migraines Affect the Family, Families with Kids Increasingly Live Near Families Just Like Them, and More in the Family and Parenting channel

How Families with Seriously-Ill Children Manage Social Interactions, How Migraines Affect the Family, Families with Kids Increasingly Live Near Families Just Like Them, and more in the Family and Parenting channel

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Enzo: A Guide Dog's Story

In honor of International Guide Dog Day April 27, Wake Forest University wants to share a video highlighting the extraordinary Kathryn Webster ('17) and her guide dog Enzo.

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Senior Adults Can See Health Benefits from Dog Ownership

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Among adults 60 years of age or more, walking is the most common form of leisure-time physical activity because it is self-paced, low impact and does not require equipment. Researchers at the University of Missouri have determined that older adults who also are pet owners benefit from the bonds they form with their canine companions.

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Helping Dogs with Bone Cancer Aim of Clinical Trial with U.S. Cancer Institute

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The University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College is doing a clinical trial with the U.S. National Cancer Institute’s Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium. Researchers will evaluate the effectiveness of the therapeutic agent rapamycin for treating osteosarcoma in dogs by delaying or preventing metastases.