Pet News Roundup: January 31, 2019

Pet News Roundup: January 31, 2019

by Scritch

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:

How Scooby the golden retriever helped solve his own dog-napping - Burglars broke into a home and kidnapped the family dog. The jig was up when police knocked on a suspect’s door and Scooby bolted out to greet them.

ASPCA reports 765% increase in calls about pets being poisoned by marijuana - The 24-hour poison control hotline has received an increasing number of marijuana-related calls in the past two years.

The $1,200 smart indoor dog toilet that can even bag up your pet's mess for you - A Texas-based product design company claims to have created the world's 'first fully automated dog toilet.'

Dogs recognize and prefer happy human faces - A recent study tested dogs’ ability to discriminate between human facial expressions.

Police help man, dog to safety after they're trapped in frozen lake - A Chicago man took his 9-month-old dog to the park when the pup disappeared over a ridge.

Two New Breeds Will Compete for the First Time at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show - The 143rd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 11-12, 2019 will include two new breeds.

In case you missed last week's news, check it out here.