New method neuters your dog without removing his testicles

This is great news for dogs and dog lovers: there is a new method to sterilize male dogs without surgery! It’s called Esterilsol, a solution of zinc gluconate, L-Arginine and water that is shot into the dog’s scrotum.

The method—also called zeutering—will sterilize your dog within a month. It has now been approved for 10-month and younger dogs in the United States. So far, about 300 dogs have been neutered in this way…

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YardPup and Paw – the ultimate poop scoop

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Featured invention at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase 2011

Big dog or small, the YardPup holds it all. When doody calls, you need to keep your puppy’s yard clean, tidy and sanitary! The YardPup is designed to hold open standard grocery store type bags while the Little Paw helps you scoop, whisk or scrape the doggie doo into the bag. The Little Paw is specially designed as a 4-in-1 rake, scraper, chipper and flipper to work on all surfaces (grass, mulch, rock beds, and patios) in any climate or weather, including ice and snow.

 

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Don’t Sleep With Your Pet, You Make Catch Something

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You could get sick letting your pet sleep with you. 

Letting sleeping dogs lie in your bed can make you sick, research suggests. Pet owners may increase the chances of contracting everything from worms to the bubonic plague. Of the 250 known diseases transmitted from animals to humans, more than 100 of them come from domestic animals, researchers say.

 

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Dog Poop Powers Lights In City Park

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Conceptual artist Matthew Mazzotta has created a street lamp that uses
methane gas from feces collected at a dog park in Cambridge, Mass.
Environmentalists are going gaga for a street lamp in Cambridge, Mass., that is powered by dog poop.

The lamp, a shining example of how humans can make use of an underutilized and perpetually renewable energy source — feces — is the brainchild of Matthew Mazzotta, a conceptual artist who studied at the nearby Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who wanted to give back to the community…

How 13 Dog Breeds Got Their Names

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Where did all the breeds come from?
Every dog owner knows why they gave their dog its name, but how well do you know the story behind their breed names? For example, poodle comes from ‘pudeln,’ a German word that meant ‘to splash,’ so these brave retrievers were known as pudelhund, or ‘water dogs.’ The word eventually evolved into the English poodle.
Let’s see how a handful of common breeds found their monikers….

Stray Dogs Get Their Own Favela In Brazil

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Kindness or Cruelty?
Hundreds of tightly packed zinc-roofed shacks dot a hillside slum, one of thousands of “favelas” that are home to samba stars, drug lords and millions of poor Brazilians. But this slum in the southern city of Caxias do Sul is a home for dogs, not humans.

Without enough money to build a proper shelter for 1,600 abandoned pooches, the humane organization So Ama, or “Just Love,” keeps the animals chained to an array of about 1,000 small dog houses that look like the Brazilian slums.

Favelas, which are a common sight throughout Brazil’s major cities, are home to millions of urban poor and rural migrants who leave the countryside seeking jobs…

10 Amazing Dog Stories

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Flying dogs and the stories they lived to tell about

Some of the most amazing stories in history have involved dogs. Here are some of those amazing stories.

1.) Two dogs survived the sinking of Titanic, yes that’s right,two DOGS survived. They escaped on early lifeboats carrying so few people that no one objected. Miss Margaret Hays of New York brought her Pomeranian with her in lifeboat No. 7, while Henry Sleeper Harper of the publishing family boarded boatNo. 3 with his Pekinese, Sun Yat Sen. (Pics)


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