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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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: Toy Height: 6–9 inches Weight: 6 pounds, on average Life Expectancy: 10–18 years Chihuahuas are small dogs who generally remain under 6 pounds. Coats may be short (smooth) or long and vary in 9 standard colors such as black, tan and red, and many alternate colors of gold, silver, white and more. 2.
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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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Every weeknight, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is watched by millions of people. But Fallon’s most loyal viewer is sitting right in his own home. That would be 5-year-old Gary, a female English cream golden retriever. And it was actually TV that brought the pair of best friends together. “She came out on [Late Night with Jimmy
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Tomorrow (Sept. 6) is Fight Procrastination Day, and in a effort to help you be a better you and achieve all you want to achieve, we asked a dog for tips to help fight procrastination and get your life in order. He really came through. 1. Get physically fit! Today it’s time to hit the
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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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Can my dog eat pumpkin pie? Cat my cat eat turkey? Thanksgiving is here and that means delicious treats, a few days off work and cozy food coma time with family and friends. But for pets, it also means many health questions regarding food and safely celebrating with their humans. To cats and dogs, Turkey
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Question: Why is my dog suddenly aggressive toward other dogs? Answer: Without meeting your dog, it’s impossible to know for sure. That said, here are some of the most common reasons dogs begin to show aggression toward other dogs: 1. The dog is coming into adolescence. Adolescent dogs are little fur-covered
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Just one sniff is all it took. As science and plenty of working dogs have proven, canines experience the world through their noses. So it should come as no surprise that they can also experience emotions, like love and belonging, as an olfactory sensory perception as well. In the video above, a dog displays just
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) It’s a dog owner’s worst nightmare hearing the four words: “Your dog has cancer.” But it’s a stark reality for many. In fact, one in three dogs will develop cancer, according to the National Canine Cancer Foundation. Cancer occurs in both mixed breed and purebred dogs (depending on the cancer, some
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Question: How do I choose a dog walker? Answer: While selecting a dog walker may not seem like one of life’s big decisions, the process deserves serious consideration. First and foremost, references are important. If your neighbors and friends have been satisfied with their dog walker’s service for a long time, there’s a good chance
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