Anyone still of the belief that animals can’t convey emotions and establish loving relationships need to watch this video. Witness a loving dog and deer become best friends.
Never tell Anderson Pooper what she can and can’t do.
Unfortunately, she is paralysed in her hind legs due to a spinal injury. However, it appears the plucky Dachshund isn’t even aware of her disability, or at least isn’t allowing it to affect her love for doing what she does best, racing!
You can read more on Anderson Pooper’s remarkable story here.
The simple joys of life, a dog on a swing – pure happiness! If this doesn’t make you smile, we don’t know what will.
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There’s nothing better than the feeling you get when your best friend is waiting for you by the door when you return home, wagging his tail with lots of joy.
Watch this video of Casey the Schnauzer who maybe waited a lot longer than most dogs – 2 years in fact.
It got a little bit too much for poor Casey who ended up fainting (albeit very briefly) due to the excitement of seeing his human parent!
DOGS FEEL JEALOUSY, STUDY CONFIRMS
An experiment conducted by Christine Harris at the University of California in San Diego has concluded that dogs do, in fact, feel jealousy. Researchers have observed that dogs don’t seem to be too affected when their owners ignore them by, for instance, reading a book. But when owners interact affectionately with another animated or living being, the dogs’ behaviour changes dramatically, showing definite signs of “jealousy”, such as getting between the object and the owner or pushing the object away.
BRITAIN’S OLDEST DOG DIES AGED 23 YEARS OLD
Daisy, the oldest dog in Britain, has died peacefully at her home, aged 23 and half years old – equivalent to more than 100 human years. Daisy was fed an entirely “human diet”, eating exactly the same as her owners’. Daisy was a Jack Russel and was adopted from Cheltenham Animal Shelter. “Most people have pets for 10 to 12 years, but to have one for such a long time is incredible.” – commented owner Mark Barsby-Finch .
NEW SMARTPHONE SOFTWARE RECOGNISES DOG BREEDS
Project Adam’s dog breed detector was presented live at the 15th annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit with the aid of three dogs. Project Adam’s object recognition technology was able to successfully recognise 3 different dog breeds. When pointing a phone at a Dalmatian and asking “What breed is this dog?” Adam came up with the correct answer, displaying “Dalmatian” on the phone’s screen. And just to show this technology knows the difference between dogs and people, when pointed a a person the answer was “I believe this is not a dog”.
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A video of Charlie the beagle showering a crying baby with gifts has now officially gone viral, so we thought it wouldn’t hurt to help it a long a little bit.
Baby Laura was seemingly content staring at her hanging toy, before naughty Charlie disrupted these important proceedings by taking it aware from her.
What we most enjoyed was the fact that Charlie instantly recognises his wrongdoings. It’s almost as if he feels a genuine sense of guilt from hearing little Laura cry. As we understand Laura gladly accepted Charlie’s lavish apology and the two remain the best of friends.
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We know your dog is important to you. From feeding, to playing, to taking your pooch for regular check ups, you should always treat your dog with love and care and as part of this it’s important to look after your dog’s feet.
This part of their body takes the brunt of exercise and everyday life and problems can be exacerbated if they are not treated quickly.
You should check your dog’s paws and feet regularly and try to get a touch and feel where possible. Here are some common paw issues and how to deal with them:
A broken nail can be extremely painful for your canine friend. It can cause bleeding and you may notice some limping.
Bleeding can be stopped by applying continuous pressure to the site for 5 min or alternatively you could apply flour or a cauterising pencil. If the nail continues to bleed, wrap in gauze and consult a vet. The vet can treat a hanging nail routinely; however in some cases there may be a need to sedate using either local or general anaesthetic.
Keeping them at a certain length can prevent injury to nails. Regular walks on concrete and tarmac will help to achieve this so get out there and get walking! If you can’t do this regularly, tailster can help you find a local dog walker.
If your dog has suffered a small abrasion, clean thoroughly using antiseptic solution and then apply iodine or other antiseptic ointment to the site. You will have to consult a vet if the cut is deep. They will clean and treat the cut and may decide to bandage. Pain relief may also be administered but what’s important is to avoid infection so try and keep it as clean as possible to save further problems.
Dogs will easily get things lodged between their toes. If this area is not cleaned regularly (rinse with light soap and dry thoroughly) bacteria can fester and cause irritation and infection. Improve the blood circulation in your dogs with massage techniques. It may sound silly but this simple task can help to keep the paws supple and provide better protection against cold and hot climates. Walking on hard surfaces can wear your dogs’ paw down. Provide some relief by applying non-toxic moisturiser on the pads of the paws.
Be mindful where your dog rests in hot weather. A hot surface can cause bleeding and leave your dog in a lot of pain. Symptoms of a burned pad include limping, blisters, redness and a change in the colour of the pad. Prevent burns by avoiding surfaces that you know will cause harm, and where there is no grass available lay a wet towel down for your dog to stand on. If burnt, try to stop your dog licking that area excessively, wash with a non-toxic cleanser and observe regularly. When possible have a vet examine the damage.
Source : Countynewscenter.com
Looking after your dogs’ feet regularly will ensure that those paws will be padding around your home for a long time to come!
“Are we there yet?”
“It’s ok, I’ll just help myself…”
“Loving this Thai massage….”
“Scootch buddy, you’re not the only one with a dodgy hip”
“I auditioned for “Ghost” in Game of Thrones….too fluffy for a direwolf they said….#heartbroken!”
“Please..I’ll be a good boy, I’ll never look at another lady dog again…please!”
“Fear not, fair maiden, me and my noble steed will rescue you”
“If you come near her I shall destroy you with my MIND!”
“I LOVE YOU!”
“Excuse me, you’re sitting on MY chair”
“Help! There’s a rat in the house!”
“I was told this was the best mop they had!” – should have gone to Specsavers
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TAXI DRIVERS IN UGANDA UNITE TO STOP CRUEL DOG CULLING
Taxi drives in Kampala joined forces to stop the inhumane dog culling carried out by the KCCA (Kampala City Council Authority). The KCCA had been poisoning dogs in a nearby suburb in order to restrain the local stray dog population. But when a group of taxi drivers in another suburb called Nakawa heard they were coming their way, they immediately called the USPCA (Ugandan Society for the Protection and Care of Animals) to stop this cruel practice. Once at the scene, the USPCA realised they did not have enough space to take all the dogs, so the taxi drivers stepped in once again and offered to transport the dogs to the shelter.
MEDICINAL MARIJUANA HELPS DOGS WITH CHRONIC PAINS AND ILLNESSES
Source: Daily Mail
Vets and pet owners are turning to medicinal marijuana to help their pets with chronic pain and illness. Vet Dough Kramer from LA stated cannabis eased his dog’s pain and improved the quality of the last weeks together. Even though the efficacy of marijuana on pets has not been scientifically proven, two companies in Seattle are selling hemp-based supplements for pets and they hope their products will lead to future research.
WOMAN SAVES DOG FROM DRONING IN THE THAMES
Julia Wylie was working as a gardener when Jess, a young Labradoodle, decide to jump in to the Thames. Julia did not think twice and jumped into to the river herself to rescue the dog, but found herself struggling to fight the strong tide. Luckily a passing river bus spotted them and rescued them both.
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Ever felt guilty about leaving your dog behind when you go on holiday? Well, you certainly don’t have to! This dog is clearly having a blast with his sitter, and your dog can have this much fun too. It’s all about finding the right sitter for you and your dog. These two were clearly meant for each other..
If you need help finding a sitter, check out Tailster.com – the website that helps owners find trusted local dog sitters. And if you would rather hang out with dogs than go on holiday, read our beginner’s guide to becoming a dog sitter and get the best job in the world!
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