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Attention Pet lovers! Pet Fed 2017 Reaches Mumbai this December

Pet Fed is a two- day fun filled event started to strengthen the bond between people and their furry friends

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Mumbai, July 24, 2017: Are you a pet lover? Well, if yes, this news will certainly make you happy. Pet Fed, which is India’s biggest pet festival reaches Mumbai this month. It is an outdoor carnival for pets and pet lovers and there are various activities that will let you and your pet have a gala time like workshops you can attend together, stalls to shop from and there are more fun and knowledgeable stuff in store!

Pet Fed 2017 Schedule
After three successful editions in Delhi, the festival has opened its doors for people in Mumbai. Pet Fed has announced their dates for this year and Mumbai will witness the debut on 16-17th December 2017. Delhi’s fourth edition is scheduled to be from December 2-3, 2017.

Let’s love them unconditionally!
The organizers have released a promotional short video showing awe worthy Retriever puppy running around, cuddling with people of different backgrounds without any kind of prejudice towards them. The video talks about the unconditional love, which humans from all walks of life are showered with by loving animals and we all know that dogs epitomize unconditional love.

Don’t miss it!
The two-day festival celebrates the same love which we receive by our pets. A fun filled event which also teaches compassion, as Pet Fed encourages fellow humans to come out with their furry friends and gives them a chance to strengthen the special bond by spending time with their pets. If you don’t have pets at home, you can still come and share your love!

– by Kritika Dua of NewsGram, Twitter @DKritika08


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Dogs can Sniff out Cancer in Blood with 97% Accuracy, Says Study

The results will be presented at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting in Florida

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Dogs have smell receptors 10,000 times more accurate than humans', making them highly sensitive to odours we can not perceive. Pixabay

Your canine friend, dog uses its highly evolved sense of smell to pick out blood samples from people with cancer with almost 97 per cent accuracy, a finding that can lead to new low-cost and non-invasive screening approaches for the disease, finds a study.

Dogs have smell receptors 10,000 times more accurate than humans’, making them highly sensitive to odours we can not perceive.

“Although there is no cure for cancer, early detection offers the best hope,” said lead researcher Heather Junqueira, at BioScentDx, a US-based healthcare company. “A highly sensitive test for detecting cancer could save thousands of lives and change the way the disease is treated,” he said.

For the study, the team used a form of clicker training to teach four beagles to distinguish between normal blood serum and samples from patients with malignant lung cancer.

The results showed that the pups' attractiveness was lowest at birth and increased to a maximum before 10 weeks of age before declining and then levelling off.
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Although one beagle — aptly named Snuggles — was unmotivated to perform, the other three correctly identified lung cancer samples 96.7 per cent times and normal samples 97.5 per cent times.

“This work is very exciting because it paves the way for further research along two paths, both of which could lead to new cancer-detection tools,” said Junqueira.

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“One is using canine scent detection as a screening method for cancers, and the other would be to determine the biologic compounds the dogs detect and then design cancer-screening tests based on those compounds,” he said.

The results will be presented at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting in Florida. The team plans to use canine scent detection to develop a non-invasive way of screening for cancer and other life-threatening diseases. (IANS)