Pet News Roundup: January 17, 2019

Pet News Roundup: January 17, 2019

by Scritch

Here's what's happening! Take a look at the latest dog and cat news for this week, including hot topics, pet food recalls, and fun reads.

Pet Food Recalls:

Kind Stranger Drives Dog Cross Country to Reunite with 8-Year-Old Owner Fighting Rare Cancer - A North Carolina family was visiting extended family in Utah when their son was diagnosed with a rare cancer. The family chose to stay in Utah for treatment. A truck driver heard about the story and offered to drive the family’s dog from North Carolina to Utah so they could be together during this difficult time.

CES 2019: This robot chases your dog around and throws treats when you can't - The Laika robot, revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show, is a dog camera that can follow your dog around and even dispense treats. 

Finally – A Museum Devoted Entirely to Dogs! AKC’s ‘Museum of the Dog’ to Open in NYC - Set to open February 8, 2019, this museum houses one of the world’s largest collections of canine fine art.

Cat with bubonic plague in Wyoming is third in six months - The disease can be passed to humans from ill animals and by fleas coming from infected animals.

11,500-year-old animal bones in Jordan suggest early dogs helped humans hunt - A study of animal bones from the 11,500-year-old settlement Shubayqa 6 in northeast Jordan not only suggests that dogs were present in this region at the start of the Neolithic period, but that humans and dogs likely hunted animals together.