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Chef Michael's® Teams Up with Chef Rocco DiSpirito to Set World Record for Largest Dog-Friendly Communal Dining Event

ST. LOUIS, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –Chef Michael’s

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Nuke test radiation can fight poachers who kill elephants, rhinos, hippos

Researchers have developed a new weapon to fight poachers who kill elephants, hippos, rhinos and other wildlife. By measuring radioactive carbon-14 deposited in tusks and teeth by open-air nuclear bomb tests, the method reveals the year an animal died, and thus whether the ivory was taken illegally. …read more

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Calming your dog's anxiety during noisy Fourth of July

Have a dog with noise phobias, especially fireworks? A psychologist explains three main ways calm dogs’ fears. …read more

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Rug Doctor® Announces Winners of "Rug Doctor to the Rescue" Pet Photo Contest

PLANO, Texas, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — As part of its year-long commitment to the ASPCA

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Royal Canin Salutes Military Dogs To Support The 2013 Hero Dog Awards

ST. CHARLES, Mo., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –As a leader in pet nutrition, Royal Canin is honored to be serving as the military dog category sponsor for the 2013 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™. The military dog category identifies and recognizes incredible…

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Dr. Laurie Hess, Exotic Animal Veterinarian & Bird Specialist, Advocates Medical Care For Exotic Pets

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –Dr. Laurie Hess, exotic animal veterinarian and one of approximately 150 board-certified bird specialists worldwide, spends nearly all of her free time advocating that exotic pets – birds, rabbits, ferrets, rodents, reptiles,…

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Curious mix of precision and brawn in a pouched super-predator

A bizarre, pouched super-predator that terrorized South America millions of years ago had huge sabre-like teeth but its bite was weaker than that of a domestic cat, new research shows. To achieve a kill Thylacosmilus atrox must have secured and immobilized large prey using its extremely powerful forearms, before inserting …read more

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World's Best Cat Litter™ Introduces Advanced Natural Series

MUSCATINE, Iowa, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –World’s Best Cat Litter™ has responded to rising consumer demand for fast and easy cleanup by creating an Advanced Natural Series that offers two new all-natural cat litters specifically formulated for high performance… …read more

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Different neuronal groups govern right-left alternation when walking

Scientists have identified the neuronal circuits in the spinal cord of mice that control the ability to produce the alternating movements of the legs during walking. The study demonstrates that two genetically-defined groups of nerve cells are in control of limb alternation at different speeds of locomotion, and thus that …read more

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Survival of the Galapagos sea lion

The study shows that Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) are more prone to starvation because of exposure to human influences like pets and pollution. These can impair the level of their immunity, making them less able to hunt and more likely to go hungry when food is scarce. …read more

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