The DogChannel Newswire (5-5-11)

Top stories: Detection puppies to be named via Facebook; dogs shine at fundraising event; and other news.

Police Ask Public to Name Detection Puppies Via Facebook
The NSW Police Force Dog Unit has welcomed the birth of seven Labrador detection puppies to its ranks and is turning to the public to sniff out some names for them. The pups will be named by the public via a “Police Puppy Poll” launched by the Dog Unit on Facebook, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.
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Dogs Welcomed in American Cancer Society’s Fundraising Event
Big dogs, little dogs, barkers, puppies, runners, show dogs, not-so-showy dogs will get their chance to shine at the annual Bark For Life fundraising events to be held during May, KARE reports.
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How to Curb Expensive Vet Bills
Advances in veterinary medicine mean more extensive, and expensive, treatments are available for animals, but even ordinary costs like flea and tick protection can add up quickly, The New York Times reports. Here are some ways to curb those costs while still giving your pet the best of care.
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Texas City Celebrates Dog Park Opening
On Sunday, the Seguin Dog Park officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony that included Seguin Mayor Betty Ann Matthies, members of the city council and the Seguin Dog Park Inc. board of directors. The park is separated into three areas – large dog, small dog and adoption area, Sequin Gazette Enterprise reports.

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