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Puppy born with upside down front paws undergoes surgery, learns to walk

Siggi was born an average puppy but also quite unusual. Due to a birth defect, her front paws were upside down. A team at Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine was able to give Siggi a chance at a normal life, after performing corrective surgery to bring the paws into the proper downward position. […]

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Police investigation find dog urine behind traffic light collapse in western Japan

An iron column traffic light in Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture, has proved to be no match for the potty habits of neighborhood pets. Years of damage from dog urine caused the structure to collapse early this year with local officials now calling on residents to find a more suitable location for their pets to take […]

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Vancouver: 32-year-old man bites police service dog during arrest, dog bites back

A 32-year-old-man is facing charges after a Vancouver Police dog was injured while responding to a violent crime. Vancouver Police Department (VPD) responded to a social housing complex that houses women and children shortly after a man allegedly threatened several people and kicked resident’s door. The suspect fled the scene on hearing police sirens. However […]

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Rescue dog adopts seven homeless kittens abandoned by cat mom

A one-year-old rescued Labrador became an unlikely father figure after his owner Rachel brought home a group of seven orphaned kittens. Rachel is a head nurse at the animal rescue charity Battersea in southwest London. The rescue pup was given a forever home by Rachel and he has paid it forward by taking the homeless […]

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More than 100 dogs in Australia’s Melbourne hit with dangerous canine disease

A dangerous canine disease has spread through an inner-east Melbourne dog park, leaving some family pets struggling on intravenous drips for days at a time. More than 100 dogs have been hit with gastro after attending Citizens Park in the last three weeks since June 11. The incredibly contagious virus has spread through Melbourne’s canine […]

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Coronavirus transmission common in pet cats and dogs whose owners have disease, research finds

Coronavirus is common in pet cats and dogs whose owners have the disease, research suggests. Swabs were taken from 310 pets in 196 households where a human infection had been detected. Six cats and seven dogs returned a positive PCR result, while 54 animals tested positive for virus antibodies. “If you have Covid, you should […]

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Bidens announce death of ‘beloved’ German Shepherd Champ

US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden have announced the death of their German Shepherd Champ, who had been with them for 13 years. “Our family lost our loving companion Champ today. I will miss him,” President Biden wrote on Twitter. Champ was one of two German Shepherds living at the White House […]

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Face mask removed from stomach of Siberian Husky highlights Covid-19 waste problem

The coronavirus pandemic brought chaos around the world and one big issue — the disposal of masks and PPE kits. In a viral video from India’s Tamil Nadu state veterinarians removed a face mask from the stomach of a Siberian Husky. The clip was shared over the internet by Supriya Sahu. The masks we carelessly […]

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Obamas announce death of their family dog Bo

The Obamas announced the death of their family dog Bo. “This afternoon was a difficult one for our family. We said goodbye to our best friend —our dog, Bo — after a battle with cancer,” former first lady Michelle Obama said in a statement posted to Instagram Saturday. The Obama family got Bo shortly after […]

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New York police puts down robotic dogs following outcry over their deployment

New York City’s police (NYPD) say they will stop using robotic dogs following an outcry over their deployment. The NYPD says it has ended a contract with the Boston Dynamics firm for the remote-controlled Digidogs. The police have been testing one of the machines since last year, hoping such devices would help “save lives, protect […]

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Turkmenistan marks new national holiday dedicated to honour native dog breed

Turkmenistan celebrated a new national holiday – dedicated to a very special breed of dog. The Alabay is a native variety of shepherd dog and was honoured on Sunday with an awards ceremony. President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has encouraged veneration of the breed as a symbol of national heritage. Alabays and the ancient Ahal Teke horse […]

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China: Pack of wolves eat pet dog after owner drops pup in their enclosure

A pack of wolves ate a pet dog when its owner dropped the pup in their enclosure in a Chinese zoo. The dreadful incident took place in the Wild Wolf Valley, near the city of Changi in northern Xinjiang on April 5 when a person, accompanied with his pet pooch, was watching the wolves from […]