Hello and welcome to The Taily Mail Issue 8 – where you can find the latest dog news from around the world. Finding it hard to get back to work or school after the Summer? Read these awesome stories and we can assure you your day will get a lot more interesting!
VET FINDS 43 SOCKS INSIDE DOG’S STOMACH
Source: BBC NEWS
A Vet surgeon in the US has found a total of 43 and a half socks inside the stomach of a Great Dane. This dog was known to chew socks but the owners had no idea he was, in fact, swallowing them whole. The dog started to vomit and that’s when he was taken to hospital and the cause was found. The Vets at the DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital in Portland stated they had never taken that many socks out of a animal before. The dog has made a full recovery and has even won third place in the “They ate WHAT?” contest organised by the magazine Veterinary Practice News. First place went to a frog who ate more than 30 ornamental rocks.
GAME OF THRONES BLAMED FOR 700% RISE IN ABANDONED HUSKIES
The Blue Cross has reported a 700% rise in the number of abandoned huskies and other often called “wolf dogs”. These type of dogs have become increasingly popular due to hit movies and series such as Twilight and Game of Thrones, which feature mystical wolf-like creatures such as “direwolves”. 78 dogs have been taken to the Blue Cross’s re-homing centres in the past year, in comparison to only 10 “wolf-dogs” being abandoned in 2008. “Huskies and other similar breeds are working dogs and they need lots of mental and physical stimulation”, stated Caroline Thompson, deputy manager at Blue Cross in Thirsk. “Sadly, the reason we’re now seeing so many of these breeds being given up is because so many people get them without doing enough research into the kind of care they need.”
DOGS ARE THE KINGS OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Cats may seem like the most popular pet around the internet, but research by the Co-Operative Insurance has shown that dogs rule social media channels. Dog owners take an average of 527 photos and selfies over a year and 1 in 4 dogs have their own Instagram page. Finally, dog owners in London, the Midlands and the North East are the most keen to share their photos and adventures on social media.
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