Fecal transplants work in puppies too

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Fecal transplants cured 93% of diarrhea cases in a pioneering study, reports Ars Technica's Beth Mole.

By digging into the data on fecal transplants—which are highly effective at treating dogged gut infections, such as Clostridium difficile, in humans—Conrad realized that treatment didn’t have to be that rough. Such transplants generally work by using poop, laden with a helpful community of microbes, to restore disorderly microbial communities in the gut and elbow out harmful germs.

In Conrad’s procedure, veterinarians simply take stool from healthy dogs, screen it, liquefy it, and then inject it into a sick dog’s intestines with a feeding tube inserted in their rear. The screening process Conrad uses is simple, mostly culturing some of the microbes in lab to check for certain types of bacteria.

Within 12 to 24 hours, the puppies’ symptoms start clearing up, Conrad said. He’s now using the method to treat adults and pregnant dogs

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Puppy shoots Florida man

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A man who decided to shoot a bunch of puppies was himself shot by one of his intended victims. NBC News reports that Jerry Allen Bradford, 37, of Pensacola, Florida, sustained a gunshot to the wrist when "one of the dogs put its paw on the revolver’s trigger."

On Monday, Bradford was holding two puppies — one in his arms and another in his left hand — when the dog in his hand wiggled and put its paw on the trigger of the .38-caliber revolver. The gun then discharged, the sheriff’s report said. Deputies found three of the puppies in a shallow grave outside Bradford’s home, said sheriff’s Sgt. Ted Roy.

The other four appeared to be in good health and were taken by Escambia County Animal Control, which planned to make them available for adoption.

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Puppy squeezing through a door

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"I'll just squeeze right through here..."

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Adorable puppies playing in a tub filled with empty water bottles

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Thursday is for environmentally-conscious puppies only.

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Puppy rave

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The best thing on the internet, so far.

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Puppy vs. baby gate

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Atlas will not always emerge victorious. But today, victory is his. [Atlas the Aussie c/o Jukin Media, via]

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Bulldog puppies explore a slide for the first time and fail adorably

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A slobbering Sisyphus.

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Watch these Golden Retriever puppies run to their nightly dinner over the course of 9 months

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“I've been recording my golden retriever pups running to dinner from 11 weeks to 11 months,” says Redditor disillusioned. “Watch them grow!” Read the rest

New Hugo Award categories for puppies

The "Puppies" are a coalition of right-wing and white-supremacist groups who pushed a slate of ideologically pure nominees onto the Hugo Award ballot, complaining that you could no longer judge books by their covers, and that science fiction had changed to reflect the world since the 1970s. Read the rest

Watch five puppies sleep for eleven hours straight

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Not doing anything for the next 11 hours? Watch a pile of five cute puppies sleep, their breathing punctuated only by an occasional rooster crowing nearby. Part of the long-form YouTube genre Cory previously covered. Read the rest

Nothing, just photos of adorable baby dachsunds, from a Boing Boing reader

In the Boing Boing Flickr Pool, BB reader Dan Bennett shares photos of Yogi and Bambi, two adorable Dachsund puppies who are growing up adorably. Read the rest

Scottie Puppy Pinwheel

They do love their goat's milk.

And now, puppy chaser, in case the kittens weren't enough

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Watch this Great Dane bitch deliver her puppies...live!

Chaos the Great Dane is about to have puppies. Watch one dog become several...live!

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The view from an ocean-facing window at the home of Boing Boing publisher-at-large Jason Weisberger, improved by his 5-year-old daughter with stickers. We had a Boing Boing meeting here.

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Puppyday

"murlin, buttercup," shared in the Boing Boing Flickr pool by beckitten. Says the photographer, "My mother is documenting her pup at murlin.net if you're interested in more photos and videos of murlin." Read the rest