The DogChannel Newswire (09-29-10)

Flying with a pet takes practice; dog steers ship to shore after owner goes overboard; other news.

Pet Supply Retailer Fined Over Pesticide Sale
An online pet supply retailer has agreed to pay a $3,400 fine to settle allegations it improperly sold a canine flea and tick preventive, the EPA said Monday. Petspace LLC allegedly sold Frontline Plus for Dogs online on Sept. 1, 2009. The company allegedly removed the product from its original casing and repackaged it with incomplete and improper labeling, the Kansas City Star reports.
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Senators Introduce Law to Ban ‘Crush’ Video Sales
Three U.S. senators introduced legislation Monday to specifically ban so-called “crush videos” — depictions of animals being tortured to death by humans. The legislation came in response to a Supreme Court ruling this year striking down a broader congressional law dealing with animal cruelty, CNN reports.
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Flying With a Pet Takes Practice
Some airlines allow small pets, such as dogs and cats, to fly in the passenger cabin. Airlines are specific about how to transport pets, but there’s little advice on how to handle embarrassing disruptions. Pets may vomit, urinate, defecate or make constant noises during the flight. But these disruptions can be avoided with proper preparation, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Dog Steers Ship to Shore After Owner Goes Overboard
A dog who became stranded at sea on a boat after his owner fell off the side made it safely to shore in Pompano Beach, Fla., Tuesday. The dog’s wild ride happened about a mile off shore, when owner James Land was thrown overboard. After hanging on to a buoy with no one coming to his rescue, Land decided to swim to shore. The boat made its way to shore, finally making land where a passer-by and his daughter found the boat and were shocked to see its occupant, NBC Miami reports.
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