21, 2013 photo, Louie, a regular blood donor dog at the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital, sneaks back into the treatment room to look through the window into the cat donor room at the hospital’s blood bank in Gainesville, Fla. THE INDEPENDENT FLORIDA ALLIGATOR OUT Photo: The Gainesville Sun, Erica Brough In this Aug. 21, 2013 photo, Louie, a regular blood donor dog at… In this Wednesday, Aug.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Getting-dogs-to-give-blood-takes-more-than-cookies-4779046.php
Dogs train to sniff out trouble for diabetics
Can Do Canines, a training organization in New Hope, Minn., estimates that there are 150 diabetes alert dogs nationwide. Earlier this summer, the group hosted a conference that drew dog trainers from around the world. We cant train as many dogs as we want or as many as are needed, said Alan Peters, founder of Can Do Canines. Using her powerful sniffer, Moxie is able to detect a distinct odor brought on by changes in her owners blood sugar. When she smells it, the dog goes into alert mode.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130902/LIFESTYLE03/309020017/-1/POLITICS0102/Dogs-train-sniff-out-trouble-diabetics
Dogs abandoned outside B.C. shelter draw ‘a lot of interest’ for adoption
30, 2013. (Courtesy the City of Richmond) Some of the 38 small dogs left at an animal shelter in Richmond, B.C., overnight on Aug. 30, 2013. (Courtesy the City of Richmond) Dozens of dogs dumped en masse at B.C.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/dogs-abandoned-outside-bc-shelter-draw-a-lot-of-interest-for-adoption/article14066066/?cmpid=rss1
Dogs are in the hunt for truffles: Pigs no longer the go-to detector
Night hunters, the greedy, and the inconsiderate have taken to the woods with rakes, leaving their destructive marks over acres of land in search of truffles. They’re known as “tweakers,” mostly for the obvious reason that many of them are methamphetamine addicts in search of quick money. Legitimate truffle hunters have to be wary of the danger when confronting the desperate, not to mention those moving across land where they are trespassers. But in that regard, dogs would most likely have a fifth advantage over their porcine rivals: Guardian. So… truffle hunting may not be without its dangers, but it could prove to be highly lucrative.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.huliq.com/12092/dogs-are-hunt-truffles-pigs-no-longer-go-detector