Decades ago, veterinarians believed that pain helped keep dogs quiet so they could heal faster. In addition, the prevailing thought was that there wasn’t any accurate way to know whether a dog was feeling pain or needed relief. Today’s veterinarians have ushered in a new way of looking at pain management for your four-legged friend.
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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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Dr. Robert Furman from the Southern California Veterinary Dental Specialties & Oral Surgery tends to a patient. (Photo Credit: Best Friends Animal Society/YouTube) The Tooth Fairy does exist, and she’s helping a number of cats and dogs at Best Friends Animal Society’s sanctuary. In fact there are several tooth fairies: All have taken the form
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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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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can dogs eat cherries? The short answer is no, dogs can’t eat cherries, even though your dog may have eaten a cherry or two in the past and felt fine afterward. Many fruits are healthy and safe for dogs, and while cherries do contain some beneficial nutrients, they can do a
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Need a little motivation? These dogs will inspire you to get up and jump for joy! Is your dog a jumping bean or a couch potato? Catch me! (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Action shot! (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Get it! (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) So graceful! (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) He’s got it! (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Little baby! (Photo
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Before your family wakes up to see what trinkets Santa left under the tree Christmas morning, be sure that you have taken all of the proper precautions to keep your dogs and cats safe this holiday season. Perhaps the epicenter of holiday danger for your pet is the Christmas tree. Failing
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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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An estimated 400,000 dogs and cats await owners in Houston-area shelters, but almost more than triple that number are homeless. (Photo credit: Barrio Dogs, Inc.) Houston, Texas, welcomes more than 7 million tourists each year to see the Space Center, the Zoo, or the museums. What patrons won’t see, however, are the stray cats and
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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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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Treats are a great way to show your dog a little extra love. These special yummies can be anything from homemade biscuits to a package from a doggy bakery, or even just a morsel of steak from your own plate. With all these options, how can you choose the right treat
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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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