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Human and canine lymphomas share molecular similarities, first large-scale comparison shows

Humans and their pet dogs are close, so close that they both develop a type of cancer called diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. In humans it’s the most common lymphoma subtype while in dogs, it’s one of the most common cancers in veterinary oncology. …read more

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Tick-caused bobcat fever can be deadly to domestic cats

Veterinarians are warning pet owners to watch out for ticks carrying a disease that could kill cats. …read more

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Are Dogs 'Kids?' Owner-dog relationships share striking similarities to parent-child relationships

People have an innate need to establish close relationships with other people. But this natural bonding behavior is not confined to humans: many animals also seem to need relationships with others of their kind. For domesticated animals the situation is even more complex and pets may enter deep relationships not …read more

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Helping pet owners make tough choices

Perhaps the hardest part of owning a pet is making difficult decisions when a beloved companion becomes seriously ill. That’s why researchers are developing a new tool to help people assess their ailing pets’ quality of life, a key factor in decisions about when to order life-prolonging procedures and when …read more

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Volpino Italiano

Similar in size and appearance to the Pomeranian, the Volpino Italiano is a much rarer breed. Developed in ancient Italy, this dog breed was loved by royalty and peasants alike as it is very friendly and energetic.

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Transylvanian Hound

The Transylvanian Hound is a rare breed that was introduced over 1,000 years ago as a cross between a Magyar hound and Hungarian native dog. This medium-sized dog is a great addition as a family pet, known for being loyal and friendly.

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Thai Ridgeback

This rare breed is thought to be one of the world’s first dog breeds, originating in an area of Thailand known for its isolation. Because of this, the Thai Ridgeback is believed to be one of the few true purebreds. Known for its hunting and protection abilities, the Thai Ridgeback …read more

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Swedish Vallhund

Originally bred as a herding dog, the Swedish Vallhund is a very alert and active small breed. With a friendly and obedient personality, this dog breed is an ideal addition as a family pet.

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Spanish Mastiff

The Spanish Mastiff is best known for its size, with some weighing well over 200 pounds. It is a calm dog breed, and very protective of its master and family.

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