The DogChannel Newswire (07-30-10)

Priest gives dog communion; dogs help men date; and other news.

Priest Apologizes for Giving Communion to Dog
Reverend Marguerite Rea of St Peter’s Anglican Church, in Toronto, received complaints from Christians all over Canada after she fed communion bread to a German Shepherd Dog mix named Trapper. Area Bishop Patrick Yu said the priest had contravened church policy with her “strange and shocking” actions. More >>

American Veterinary Medical Association Convention Tackles Dog Behavior Challenges
The American Veterinary Medical Association will address some of the most challenging issues in dog ownership at the 147th AVMA Annual Convention in Atlanta, July 31 to Aug. 3. The convention will include a day of education on dog behavioral issues such as separation anxiety and child-directed aggressionMore >>

Short-faced Dogs More Likely to Die During Flight
The U.S. Department of Transportation is warning owners of brachycephalic dogs who are planning to fly with their pooches to consult their veterinarians about their pet’s health risk during flight. According to data compiled by DOT, “short-faced” dog breeds such as pugs and bulldogs make up half of all dog deaths during flight. More >>

Can Dogs Get Men Dates?
Gad Saad, Ph.D., research chair in evolutionary behavioral sciences and Darwinian consumption at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, reviewed four studies that reveal that having a dog can help a man’s chances of getting a date. More >>



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