It has been a long time since I needed to care for a dog recuperating from surgery, but that is currently the situation at my house. The wearing of an Elizabethan collar to prevent licking and chewing, and daily doses of a variety of medications remind me of a few tricks that I haven't needed to utilize in a while.
For some dogs, medicating ...Read more
MONROVIA, Calif. (UPI) -- A California homeowner's security cameras were rolling when his 20-pound French bulldog chased a trio of bears off the family's property.
David Hernandez, whose Monrovia home is located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, shared security camera footage of his French bulldog, Jules, intimidating two 100-pound...Read more
ROSTOV, Russia (UPI) -- A Russian man who heard cries coming from beneath a recently-repaired cobblestone sidewalk rescued a dog named Squirrel from beneath the stones.
Vadim Rustam, who posted the video to YouTube, said in the video's description he and his wife heard whimpering coming from beneath the cobblestones at the foot of the stairs ...Read more
FORTH WORTH, Tex. -- Doggone it, Wally loves his ride.
So do Buddy, Daisy, Jack, Mickey, Ms. Nell, Chubby, Bonnie and Clyde, all former stray dogs who belong to 80-year-old Eugene Bostick of Fort Worth.
The ride, which Bostick built himself, has made the retired Union Pacific railroad employee and his pups viral superstars. After a video ...Read more
WRANGELL, Alaska (UPI) -- A woman on a kayaking trip in Alaska took video of a bear chewing up her kayak while she shouted at it and demanded to know its motives.
Mary Maley posted a video to YouTube showing the black bear gnawing on her kayak while she filmed it from a distance during a solo kayak trip from Ketchikan to Petersburg.
Maley said...Read more
LUCERNE VALLEY, Calif. (UPI) -- A mountain lion was spotted atop a 35-foot California utility pole near the aptly-named Cougar Buttes and eagle-eyed residents snapped photos before the big cat climbed down.
Residents living near the power pole in the Lucerne Valley, about two miles south of Cougar Buttes, reported they first spotted the ...Read more
WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A flute player filming her performance while sitting on the floor caught video of her apparently music-hating cat making its displeasure known.
The video, uploaded to YouTube by user Mr. Maci, features a young woman sitting cross-legged on the floor and playing her flute when the cat approaches.
The cat jumps on the woman's...Read more
If one night of romping with dogs, cats and rabbits isn't enough, Pittsburgh-area Animal Friends shelter has two for its annual Black Tie & Tails gala. Both events were held at the Ohio Township shelter and included lots of animals available for adoption and therapy pets eager to meet and greet guests. More than 600 total attendees raised a ...Read more
SADULKHERA, India (UPI) -- A thirsty leopard got a little help from forest officers in India after an attempt to drink some water led to a metal pot being stuck on its head.
Footage taken of the big cat in Sadulkhera, Rajasthan, shows the leopard walking around with a metal pot on its head after trying to take a drink.
Villagers discovered the...Read more
ELLSWORTH, Maine (UPI) -- Police in Maine said a small dog was to blame for driving its owners pickup truck into a lake by knocking the vehicle out of gear.
The Ellsworth Police Department said the Yorkie's owner had been walking the dog around Branch Lake Saturday afternoon and he put the canine back into his pickup truck while it was idling. ...Read more
WHEATON, Ill. -- There's a prolific new artist in residence at the Danada Equestrian Center near Wheaton.
He can turn out six or more abstract art pieces during a 20-minute session.
He also weighs 1,600 pounds and once pulled carriages on Mackinac Island, Mich.
He is Nick, a 22-year-old Appaloosa-Clydesdale, and he's the latest horse at ...Read more
LOS ANGELES (UPI) -- A Los Angeles couple who set up a camera to monitor their new puppy said they discovered their cat has little patience for the canine's barking.
Devon Meadows said he and his wife, Ashley, set up a camera in their apartment to monitor their puppy, Chazz, while training him not to bark when the humans aren't at home.
FORT WORTH, Texas (UPI) -- A Texas man has found viral fame not just for the unusual train-like trailers on his tractor, but for the dogs he takes for rides.
Eugene Bostick, 80, has become well known to residents of his Fort Worth neighborhood for the daily drives he takes in his tractor with a "train" of homemade plastic barrel trailers that ...Read more
OXFORD, Miss. (UPI) -- A Mississippi puppy owner shared video of her 4-month-old golden retriever's unusual trick -- giving himself a bath.
Belle Rolfe, owner of a golden retriever named Brady, posted a video to YouTube under the username BradyTheGoldenPup showing how the hygiene-minded pooch bathes himself without any human help.
The video ...Read more
The diseases suffered by humans and cats are very similar. Take for instance the feline immunodeficiency virus or FIV that has a strain very similar to the one found on those who are suffering from AIDS.
The FIV was first discovered in 1986. Studies have shown this is passed on to other cats after a fight or by licking the saliva of another ...Read more
PARADISE VALLEY, Wash. (UPI) -- A Washington state animal rescue group said a pair of lost dogs were found with one of the canines keeping watch over its friend trapped in a cistern.
The nonprofit Vashon Island Pet Protectors group said it posted pictures of lost dogs Tillie, a setter, and Phoebe, a basset hound, to the group's Facebook page ...Read more
Why is a cat urine smell so difficult to remove even after you have cleaned the spot with a good cat urine cleaner?
Pet urine, cat or otherwise, is comprised of three major components:
1. Urea - Sticky stuff
2. Urochrome - Pigments which give it color
3. Uric acid - The stinky part
It is generally conceded that almost any decent cleaner ...Read more
WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A homeowner captured video of a cat food-swiping raccoon alerting her to the empty bowl by using a rock to bang on a sliding glass door.
The video, uploaded to YouTube, features the raccoon using a rock to bang on the glass after finishing off the food the homeowner left out for her cat.
The uploader said the raccoon, ...Read more
LAKEWOOD, Ohio (UPI) -- An Ohio man who took his German shepherd to a public pool's end-of-season event strapped a GoPro to the canine for a dog's-eye-view of the pool party.
Keith Knittel, who posted the video to YouTube, said he attached a GoPro camera to Lola, his German shepherd, when he took her to a Lakewood, Ohio, public pool for the "...Read more
SEATTLE (UPI) -- A dog owner taking video of his Great Dane running toward him said the resulting collision shows why camera owners "should always wear a neck strap."
The video, posted to YouTube by user albinobluesheep, shows the dog owner's point of view as he tells the large dog to "come," and the canine sprints straight toward him.
The ...Read more
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- VIDEO: Music-hating cat shows distaste to floor-sitting flutist
- VIDEO: Russian man pries up cobblestones to rescue trapped dog
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