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  • Dachshund Pup Forms Unlikely Friendship With Orphaned Porcupine
    When Diablo the Porcupine was born at Cotswold Wildlife Park in Oxfordshire, UK, his mother was already raising young twins. Not ready to take on another baby, she rejected the little porcupette. Luckily, park employee Estelle Morgan was ready and willing to take over as a surrogate. She even had a ready-made BFF on hand to keep Diablo company – Dachshund puppy, Fig! https://iheartdogs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/NNspines_pkg.mp4 Diablo was introduced to Fig when he was just a few days old. Ever since, the energetic pup has been providing his prickly pal with essential social interactions to help his development. “It’s safe to say they have become best friends,” Morgan tells SWNS. “When Diablo gets excited he will do a buckaroo-style run, where he thrashes his head around and jumps up in the air. Under close supervision, they will run around the garden together and Fig has been very gentle and patient with Diablo.”
    Cotswold Wildlife Park/FacebookWhen Diablo was born at the end of July he was “very feisty,” but Morgan says he is learning to be gentle with Fig’s help. “Now he has settled into a good routine and will comfortably follow me around the kitchen and will ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2019-11-15
  • K9 Naval Commander Teaches Military Students By Giving Out Hugs
    The Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences has possibly the cutest professor of all time. He’s tall, dark and handsome, and he has four legs! Meet Lieutenant Commander Shetland. He’s an almost 2-year old, half Golden Retriever and half Labrador. Shetland is a decorated Navy sailor with a pretty impressive title. This tail-waggin’ sailor is a clinical instructor in the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology at USUHS! “He is here to teach, not just to lift people’s spirits and provide a little stress relief after exams,” USUHS Dean Arthur Kellermann told KHN.org.
    @ShetlandTheWellnessPup@InstagramThe school shares a campus with Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Students are trained to become dentists, doctors, or other healthcare professional. It’s home to 1,500 students who all have the opportunity to interact with campus’s seven dogs. The dogs are all bred and trained by America’s VetDogs out of New York. This non-profit utilizes prisoners during the week and families over the weekends to help train the dogs. They’ve even gained support from the NHL with the Washington Capitals and New York Islanders pitching in to help! A Special Assignment For a Very Special Boy Shetland received the same training as his fellow four-legged comrades ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2019-11-15
  • Vet Staff Bring Dog ‘Back From The Dead’ After 10 Minutes Of CPR
    13-year-old Casper, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, suffers from congestive heart failure. Recently his condition worsened, prompting Gloria Jackson and her son, Shaun to rush him to the local emergency vet. By the time they arrived at 608 Vet Practice, Casper was unresponsive.
    Photo via SWNS “I was just finishing for the day when I heard a lady scream, so a nurse and I ran to investigate to find Casper, limp and white, lying in Gloria’s arms,” 608’s clinical director Dr. Deborah Hope said in an interview with British news site, SWNS. Casper had stopped breathing. Hope and several veterinary nurses rushed him into a surgical theater and began extracting fluid from his chest. “Fluid can accumulate in the lungs causing dogs to fight for breath, but because Casper was unconscious, the fluid just ran out of him,” Hope said. “The nursing team immediately swung into action, gathering the equipment needed and helping with all the procedures. They were amazing and I couldn’t have done it without them.”
    Photo via SWNSThe team placed a tube in Casper’s airway and began CPR. They gave him IV fluids to support his circulation, and intravenous drugs to help restart his system. “Usually, ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2019-11-15
  • Hilarious Shih-Tzu Can Fall Asleep In Any Position Imaginable
    I’ve got the curse of being one of those people who can’t fall asleep unless they’re perfectly comfortable. Staying over on a friend’s couch? Not gonna happen. Sleeping bag on the floor? Don’t even think about it. I need to be in just the right spot, even in my bed. Luckily our canine friends don’t seem to have that issue when it comes to comfort. In fact, one little Shih-Tzu in the Philippines is now famous for her ability to get cozy in the weirdest places and positions. Her name is Paningning and she’s got a pretty big online following. A lot of that has to do with the hilarious pictures of her sleeping in the weirdest most unnatural positions. Her go-to position is flat on her back which looks uncomfortable but is actually her favorite.
    @therealpaningning/InstagramPaningning’s person Janess Cua just enjoys taking adorable animal pictures like anyone else and never expected her little pup would go viral like she did. Now Paningning has over 125,000 followers on Instagram and her YouTube videos average around 50,000 views. To me, Paningning’s fame is no surprise. Look at her. She looks like a fluffy little plank!
    @therealpaningning/InstagramThe sound-sleeper rose to stardom ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2019-11-14
  • Ensure animals like Sonny are never forgotten with our Big Give Christmas Challenge Appeal
    Sonny the pony was born at the NAWT HULA centre in 1986 and for almost 33 years he happily grazed the fields, watching all the comings and goings at the centre, and spending time with his friends.Anyone who has spent time at the HULA centre over the last three decades will associate the farm with a greeting from gentle Sonny, and many supporters would look forward to spending time with this lovely boy when they paid a visit to Glebe Farm. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2019-11-14
  • 30,000 Letters Appeal By Heartbroken Family Searching For ‘Dognapped’ Border Terriers
    It’s almost a year since the Bell family’s two beloved Border Terriers were stolen and they are wanting nothing more for Christmas than to have them safely back home. The family are mounting an extraordinary postage sticker campaign over the festive period to generate interest and vital information. Georgie Bell, the heartbroken owner of Ruby and Beetle, who were stolen from the Lothian Estate on the Scottish Borders back in December 2018 has vowed NEVER TO GIVE UP her search for the missing dogs.  And her loyal Facebook followers of over 11,500 people are backing her all the way! Stacey Firth, one of Georgie’s many supporters, came up with the original idea to spread the word wider by putting stickers on Christmas Cards.  The idea has gained momentum and now members all over the country are sending out their Christmas Cards with stickers on highlighting that Ruby and Beetle are still missing.  Over 30,000 stickers so far are with members ready to be sent out. “We know the girls are out there somewhere”, said Georgie.  One of the dogs, Beetle, had her microchip either been scanned or keyed into a database twice in quick succession. Unfortunately, ... read more
    Source: PetsmagPublished on 2019-11-14
  • Save the lives of dogs like Minnie with our Big Give Christmas Challenge Appeal
    Five-year-old Bulldog Minnie had been subjected to a lifetime of breeding litters as a money-making machine, before her owner took her to the vet with a leg complaint. After discovering how much it would cost to cure Minnie’s condition, her owner instructed the vet to put Minnie to sleep and left her there.Shocked by the extreme decision to destroy an otherwise healthy young Bulldog, the vet got in touch with NAWT to see if anything could be done to save this beautiful girl’s life and cure her painful condition. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2019-11-13
  • Benefits of a Bespoke Chicken Coop
    There are many benefits of raising chickens in your back garden, you can have free organic fresh eggs every day and if you have children, they will have a lot of fun on helping you take care of your chickens every day. Although there are no laws to stop you from keeping chickens, but it is advisable to check with your landlord if you are renting or your local authority and your property deeds to make sure there are no covenants preventing you from keeping livestock within your back garden. Why having a bespoke chicken coop when you can buy a ready-made one? Well, you know your chickens better than we do. By designing your own chicken coop, you can ensure that your chickens have everything they could possibly need in a design that you love! At Cocoon Chicken Coops, they offer a “custom build” service. Allowing chicken lovers, just like yourself, to design the chicken coop of your dreams. If you would like to design your own chicken coop or house, get in touch with Cocoon today and they’ll sort the rest out.  Why Custom-Made Your Own Chicken Coop The following are the benefits of ... read more
    Source: PetsmagPublished on 2019-11-12
  • Do Dogs Need Carbohydrates?
    The post Do Dogs Need Carbohydrates? by Diana Laverdure-Dunetz, MS appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. Carbs have been blamed for everything from canine obesity to cancer. This is not only a shame but potentially harmful because the healthiest foods on the planet and the bulk of anti-cancer foods contain — get ready for it — carbs. In this article, I speak up for the carb and talk about why your dog needs to be eating the right kind for optimum health. What are carbohydrates? Carbohydrates are molecules made up of smaller glucose (sugar) units called monosaccharides that are linked together into varying length chains. Carbs are known as macronutrients because along with proteins and fats, they supply energy (calories) for the body to sustain its metabolic and physical activity needs. Carbohydrates are further classified by ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2019-11-11
  • Transform the lives of cats like Poppy with our Big Give Christmas Challenge Appeal
    Poppy arrived at NAWT in July as a frightened, timid little stray cat after she was found and handed in by a caring member of the local community.As a stray, we can only estimate Poppy’s age and believe her to be around 5 years old. During her first few weeks at NAWT, Poppy would often hide away at the back of her pen when people approached, very withdrawn and scared. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2019-11-11
  • How To Prevent Dog Bites
    The post How To Prevent Dog Bites by Victoria Stilwell appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. The act of aggressing is often reinforced by positive consequences for the aggressor because the threat frequently moves away and leaves the aggressor alone. Threat displays range from a subtle lip lift to a full bite, and while aggressive behavior is important for survival, it is an extremely worrying behavior for dog lovers to live with. If your dog has bitten a person or another dog, it is vital that you find what caused the bite and control future situations so your dog is never in a position where he can bite again. Whether your dog has bitten once or has a multiple bite history, your No. 1 priority is to keep your dog comfortable, and other people and animals ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2019-11-08
  • Change the lives of ponies like Inca with our Big Give Christmas Challenge Appeal
    Emaciated and neglected, Inca arrived at NAWT following a life of maltreatment and hardship.At 28 years old, Inca was removed from his owner by another rescue charity, when they found him so malnourished that he could barely stand.Sadly, due to an ongoing court case with his owner and the fact that he wasn’t in a fit state to travel anywhere, Inca could not be responsibly rehomed to a loving family and was therefore destined to live out the rest of his life in rescue. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2019-11-08
  • Why Dogs Love Nose Work
    The post Why Dogs Love Nose Work by Annie Phenix, CPDT-KA appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. Just think of all of the amazing jobs dogs have thanks to their nose abilities. They sniff out cancer, diabetes, seizures, illegal drugs, explosives, deceased humans, lost humans and much more. We can’t do these amazing things, but our dogs sure can. We need their skills. Photography ©WilleeCole | Getty Images Teaching “sniff” and “let’s go” A dog’s impressive nose explains why they forever want to stop and smell the roses (and everything else) when out on walks. I actually beg owners to allow their dogs to stop and sniff when out and about. Just look at the shape of a dog’s nose and its length compared to our stubby little noses. What’s important ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2019-11-06
  • Save the lives of puppies like Robin with our Big Give Christmas Challenge Appeal
    Robin arrived at NAWT earlier this year, when he and his three littermates were dumped outside the gate of our HULA centre and left to fend for themselves.The animal care team made the distressing discovery of four incredibly sick puppies when they arrived to work that morning. It was clear to see all four puppies were fighting for their lives, and battling something very serious. An urgent vet check confirmed everyone’s worst fears; every puppy had parvovirus and they were so sick, there was a very big chance they may all die overnight. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2019-11-06
  • Finally, A Crackdown On Fireworks, By Parliament
    “Inconsiderate and irresponsible use of fireworks should be considered as socially unacceptable as drink driving.” The Petitions Committee has today launched its landmark report calling on the Government to take action on irresponsible fireworks use and improve industry regulation. Over the last three years, petitions calling for tighter restrictions on the sale and use of fireworks have been signed more than 750,000 times by UK citizens, resulting in three debates in the House of Commons. But the Government’s responses to these petitions, and Ministers’ replies to the debates, left petitioners feeling frustrated and ignored. We undertook this inquiry to hear their concerns and propose changes in response to them. One petition that received more than 307,000 signatories called for the Government to “Ban the sale of fireworks to the public. Displays for licenced venues only.” However our investigation found that banning fireworks could have unintended consequences for community groups and the good causes they support, the wider economy, and may even lead to a dangerous black market. While the Petitions Committee doesn’t support calls for an outright ban, the Committee inquiry found clear evidence that action is needed to protect animals and some groups of people from serious ... read more
    Source: PetsmagPublished on 2019-11-05
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