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A 4-month-old puppy is putting her best face forward, literally, to recover from a dog fight injury. According to KCRA, a puppy named Loca recently arrived at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in California with severe facial injuries from a dog bite. With a fractured cheek and jawbone, the Staffordshire bull terrier pup required complex
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Not all who wander are lost, especially if they have a friend roaming with them. After spending some time traveling solo, Henry the Colorado Dog now has a furry camping companion: Baloo the Kitten. Both of these adventurous angels belong to Cynthia Bennett, a Colorado nature lover who also adores documenting her pets’ astounding wanderings
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“Stay off the ice!” That’s the urgent message from Swift Current Fire Department Chief Denis Pilon, who posted a video to Facebook on Nov. 29 of a harrowing dog rescue in Canada. In his post, Pilon went on to say, “Yesterday afternoon, our firefighters were busy at the creek, rescuing someone’s pet. They allowed their
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Hound Height: 24–28 inches Weight: Typically 65–70 pounds for males, 60–65 pounds for females Life Expectancy: 12–15 years Greyhounds are tall, lean and muscular dogs built for hunting and speed. They have short, smooth coats and can be any color. 2. Where They Came From Tomb carvings depicting the dogs were discovered in ancient
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Trust us and get the tissues ready. Singer Tom Chaplin, formerly of the British band Keane, recently released a holiday album, Twelvetales of Christmas, which features the moving song “Midnight Mass.” But it’s not necessarily the lyrics or instrumentation that are getting to us — it’s the music video. Starring a host of furry friends,
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Rachael Ray is definitely on Santa’s nice list. For the third year in a row, the celebrity chef is rallying famous friends to help donate money to animals in need this season through her #SantaPaws campaign. Celebrities like Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Hilary Duff have already posted about the campaign, which kicked off on
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“I get knocked down, but I get up again. You’re never going to keep me down” … unless you have a camera. Over the weekend, Twitter user @PendleburyErik shared a video that is short, but earth-shattering. He captured his dog having a solo bounce session on the trampoline in his backyard. “Just know I woke
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Jurassic Bark! Attack of the [Canine] Clones! Mutt-iplicity! The doggie clone jokes write themselves, folks. With that out of the way, the latest news in the scientific community regarding the topic of animal cloning is serious futuristic business. LiveScience reports that South Korean scientists recently announced the birth of three clone puppies, all of which
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It’s a classic image: a dog contentedly gnawing on a bone. According to the Food and Drug Administration, it’s a scene that can turn fatal fast. The FDA recently released a warning to dog owners telling them to avoid bone treats, after receiving 68 reports, affecting 90 dogs, of pet illness related to bone treats,
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These dark-furred cuties may look alike, they may even enjoy the extra warmth each other’s compact bodies provide on that leather chair during the chilly winter months. However, one of these fellas is a little less enthusiastic about their afternoon rendezvous. Like many “twins,” just because their outsides are similar, doesn’t mean their inner selves
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The competition will be ‘ruff’ at this year’s National Dog Show Presented by Purina, which airs on Thanksgiving Day at 12 p.m. ET. More than 2,000 dogs are in the running for the title of Best in Show, in an event co-host John O’Hurley calls “a perfect piece of programming on the great family day
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A Jacksonville, Florida, community is mourning the loss of two heroes. Scott Wulff, 61, and his dog Astrid were killed when both were struck by an Amtrak train last Sunday. Witnesses say Astrid, apparently spooked by the oncoming locomotive’s lights and sounds, broke loose and ran toward the track. A panicked Wulff followed, trying desperately
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The state of Pennsylvania is getting serious about severe weather. According to WKBN,  the state passed Libre’s Law this year, which bolsters the penalties for animal abuse and neglect cases, including cases in which pets are left outside in the extreme heat or cold. Under Libre’s Law, a dog cannot be left leashed and alone
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