Posted on: November 24, 2021 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

C.D.C. Eases Up on Dog Travel Ban – The New York Times

The United States government has eased up on a rule that had banned the importation of dogs from 113 countries because of concerns over fraudulent rabies vaccination certificates. The change comes less than six weeks after the ruling, which pet owners had complained was overly restrictive, went into full effect. As of Oct. 14, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had blocked the import of dogs, both foreign and…

Posted on: November 24, 2021 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

Dog DNA tests: How accurate are they, and what can you learn? – Livescience.com

For the genealogically curious, DNA tests are increasingly popular as holiday gifts, and this is not just limited to test kits for humans: Dog DNA tests are now available to give you insights into your pooch’s genetic makeup.  While genetic testing for human ancestry and disorders has been around for several years, dog DNA tests that can identify the breed of your four-legged-friend have appeared relatively recently. So, should pet…

Posted on: November 22, 2021 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

Noise Anxiety in Dogs: Common Household Noises May Be Stressing Your Dog

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have found that people may not recognize that their dog is stressed when exposed to common household noises. While it’s well established that sudden loud noises, such as fireworks or thunderstorms, commonly trigger a dog’s anxiety, a new study finds even common noises, such as a vacuum or microwave, can be a trigger. The study was published in Frontiers in Veterinary Science. The research found that…

Posted on: November 22, 2021 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

Boy, 6, in Coma After Three Dogs Attack Him – Newsweek

A 6-year-old boy has suffered severe injuries after being attacked by three hunting dogs on a farm in New Zealand. The unidentified boy was seriously wounded on his upper body and face at the rural property near Manapouri—a small town located on the southwestern corner of the country’s South Island—around 7:00 p.m. local time on Friday, the Otago Daily Times reported Monday. Paramedics, police and fire crews all responded to…

Posted on: November 22, 2021 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

Best way to prevent surgery when your dog eats an indigestible object

Induce Vomiting to Prevent Surgery: What to do When your Dog Eats a Foreign Object A friend of mine called me recently and was very upset. This was the second time his dog Barkley had eaten a mango pit. The first time, he threw it up, but this time it stayed down for more than a week! The local vet logically recommended surgery, but my friend was not happy about…

Posted on: November 21, 2021 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

Meet Lulu

Dog’s name and age:  Lulu, 3 years Nicknames: Lulu Magoo Adoption story: Lulu was attacked by a larger dog in Mexico and almost lost her leg. She was brought to a U.S. shelter to heal. When we heard her story and saw she had such a good disposition, we had to give her a forever home. We introduced her to our home with two larger dogs, and their presence has…

Posted on: November 21, 2021 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

Meet The Masked Archer

Dog’s name and age: The Masked Archer, 5 years Nicknames: Dingo Archer’s story: After watching “The Green Arrow” TV show, I wanted to name my dog something to do with that show. Archer was the perfect fit! Archer is a very athletic dog, and he excels in Dock Diving. He is Dockdogs 2020 WORLD Champion (Master BigAir). Dock diving is his heart, but we are now branching out to other…

Posted on: November 19, 2021 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

No Dogs Allowed? Iran Considers Nationwide Ban On ‘Dangerous, Harmful’ Pets – Eurasia Review

(RFE/RL) — Iran’s parliament is floating legislation that would ban most household pets in the name of protecting the country from the dangerous influence of “unclean” animals. Under the bill on the “protection of public rights against dangerous and harmful animals,” prepared by hard-line conservative lawmakers on November 17, Iranians would be barred from owning, breeding, and transporting dogs, cats, rabbits, and other common pets. The keeping of “wild animals” such as…

Posted on: November 19, 2021 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

10 Things We’re Thankful For at The Bark

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’re taking a moment to make a list of what we are thankful for this year. Working on The Bark for so many years, we’ve been afforded a unique view into the world of dogs, and the people who care for them. A lot has changed, but some of the best things about dogs never seems to. 1. The spirit of volunteerism. The dog…

Posted on: November 18, 2021 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

What Dogs Do and Don’t Understand – The Wall Street Journal

Psychologist Susan Pinker explores new discoveries in the science of human nature. Read previous columns here. “Milo, leave it!” “Forest, come here right now!” “Louis, let’s go. I’ve got a conference call.” Most dog owners talk to their dogs and assume they understand what they say, and I’m no different. I tell 75-pound Otis to stop barking at dogs passing by, and he sometimes listens. I admit to using a…