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Dogs can’t speak human. Here’s the tech that could change that.

A pet translator could be available in less than a decade. Recent advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning suggest the longstanding dream of being able to converse with animals — in a limited fashion — could become a reality. Source: Dogs can’t speak human. Here’s the tech that could change that.

Meghan Markle Reportedly ‘Distraught’ After Beloved Rescue Dog Breaks Two Legs | Entertainment Tonight

The soon-to-be royal’s dog was reportedly injured shortly after her engagement to Prince Harry Source: Meghan Markle Reportedly ‘Distraught’ After Beloved Rescue Dog Breaks Two Legs | Entertainment Tonight

Canines steal show at Kennel Club of India

‘Beauty’ and ‘Josh’, two Belgian Shepherds from the Tata Steel Kennel won the Kennel Club of India Trophy (2016-17) for ‘Best Dog of the Year Obedience Trials’ Source: Canines steal show at Kennel Club of India

Happy tails: Bill to allow dogs at DC restaurants gains support – WTOP

A bill that would scrap a rule banning dogs from D.C. restaurant patios is gaining more support, giving hope to dog lovers across the District. Source: Happy tails: Bill to allow dogs at DC restaurants gains support – WTOP

Hyderabad GES: Stray dogs ‘poisoned’ for Ivanka Trump visit

Many dogs in Banjara and Jubilee Hills have gone missing. Residents of these areas allege that street dogs have been caught and taken away by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) in the past 24 hours. They allege that the dogs are being poisoned to sanitise the city for Ivanka Trump’s visit! Source: Hyderabad GES: Stray dogs ‘poisoned’ for Ivanka Trump visit

Gov. Brown signs pet rescue act, mandating shelter dogs, cats be sold at pets shops in California

California has become the first state to require all stores that sell dogs, cats and rabbits to offer adoptable pets from shelters and nonprofit rescue groups instead of through breeders or puppy m… Source: Gov. Brown signs pet rescue act, mandating shelter dogs, cats be sold at pets shops in California

Pet-store puppies linked to bacterial outbreak among people in 7 states, CDC says

Most of the 39 people who became sick had handled or were near puppies purchased from Petland, a nationwide chain. Source: Pet-store puppies linked to bacterial outbreak among people in 7 states, CDC says

Don’t let your dog sleep with you in bed: study – NY Daily News

Ruff news: Man’s best friend may keep you from getting sleep. Source: Don’t let your dog sleep with you in bed: study – NY Daily News

Animal Friends Taking In Texas Dogs, Wants Adopters « CBS Pittsburgh

Pittsburghers are donating to help people recovering from Harvey, but there are also efforts underway to help some of the pets rescued from the floodwaters. As a result, Animal Friends along Camp Horne Road is making a plea for people to adopt dogs, especially now. “We need help with canine adopters because the San Antonio Humane Society has 27 dogs that are available for adoption,” said Shannon Tremblay from Animal Friends. “They were not displaced by the flood. But what we’re trying to do is free up their kennel space, so they can Read More

Hurricane Harvey: Holiday Inn Refuses Houston Family’s Dogs to Stay

Hurricane Harvey refugee Gillian A representative for IHG told PEOPLE that they intend to waive the Parkers’ hotel fees and provide them with rewards club points for use in a future stay. They have yet to make contact with the Parker family as of Wednesday evening, the Parkers told PEOPLE.  UPDATE: As of Wednesday morning, the Parker family and their dogs have safely moved to a private residence, where they’re all staying happily together. They express gratitude to readers who sent support and offers of shelter.  Source: Hurricane Harvey: Holiday Inn Read More

What to do with dogs that think your lawn is a bathroom | WTOP

By Mike McGrath Dogs are cute, but what about when they mistake your lawn for a toilet? I would set up a motion activated sprinkler and adjust it so that its blast of cold water falls right at the edge of the lawn at its furthest arc. That should spare pedestrians while still sending a strong message to those thoughtless dog walkers. Some thoughts: Put out a bunch of those little lawn flags that indicate pesticide application, and post a sign or two that says: “Warning; this lawn has been Read More

The hidden environmental costs of dog and cat food

Gregory Okin is quick to point out that he does not hate dogs and cats. Although he shares his home with neither — he is allergic, so his pets are fish — he thinks it is fine if you do. But if you do, he would like you to consider what their meat-heavy kibble and canned food are doing to the planet. Okin, a geographer at UCLA, recently did that, and the numbers he crunched led to some astonishing conclusions. America’s 180 million or so Rovers and Fluffies gulp down about 25 percent of all the animal-derived calories consumed Read More

Holy dog food Batman! Sioux City factory helps Boy Wonder actor save canines | Local news | siouxcityjournal.com

Gentle Giants dog food has no corn, wheat, soy, by-products, fillers, artificial flavors or preservatives in it, and Ward said it’s engineered to help dogs of all ages live longer. Source: Holy dog food Batman! Sioux City factory helps Boy Wonder actor save canines | Local news | siouxcityjournal.com

Handlers claim security firm is using their dogs as leverage | New York Post

Ten bomb-sniffing dog handlers, many of them 9/11 responders, claim their bosses at a major security firm are using their lovable Labs as pawns in a labor fight.MSA Security, which has a $24 million Source: Handlers claim security firm is using their dogs as leverage | New York Post

Maryland police officers trained to save their drug-sniffing dogs from overdoses – Baltimore Sun

With the rise of deadly opioids, police K-9 units are being trained on how to save their dogs from an overdose. It would take a “microscopic amount” of these synthetic opioids to be fatal to a dog, said New York-based veterinarian Paul McNamara. McNamara runs ODIN’s Fund, a non-profit that provides first aid training to K-9 units across the country. He said he’s been inundated with questions from police agencies recently about how to train officers to give Narcan to dogs. Source: Maryland police officers trained to save their drug-sniffing Read More

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