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India police deny presence of a leopard at PM's swearing-in

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(UPI) Police in India said an animal spotted in the live broadcast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony was not a leopard, despite rumors on social media.

Viewers of the live broadcast Monday noticed a large feline walking in the background while Modi was sworn in for his third term at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the prime minister's ...Read more

Here's a program to keep you and your dog fit

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Keeping active is incredibly important for dogs and people and provides both mental and physical benefits. Taking your dog for a walk is a great start to your fitness journey. This may even be enough for breeds with lower exercise requirements. There are many ways to keep your dog fit in your daily life and every dog will enjoy a variety of ...Read more

The power of pets against loneliness

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If you're a pet parent, you probably know that having a meaningful bond with an animal companion can have several health benefits. According to the National Institutes of Health and the independent nonprofit organization HelpGuide.org, pet ownership can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, improve heart health by lowering blood pressure, ...Read more

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Are pet dogs and cats the weak link in bird flu surveillance?

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When researchers talk about their biggest bird flu fears, one that typically comes up involves an animal — like a pig — becoming simultaneously infected with an avian and a human flu. This creature, now a viral mixing vessel, provides the medium for a superbug to develop — one that takes the killer genes from the bird flu and combines it ...Read more

Ripples in the water: Chlorination and cancer risk in dogs

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Bladder cancer affects tens of thousands of dogs in the United States each year, with certain breeds like the Scottish Terrier, West Highland White Terrier and Shetland Sheepdog being particularly susceptible.

This suggests a genetic influence on cancer risk, but environmental factors also play a large role in triggering this type of cancer....Read more

Kitten rescued from middle of Florida highway

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(UPI) A Florida police officer on patrol ended up rescuing a kitten he spotted in the middle of a busy highway.

The Alachua Police Department said in a Facebook post that an officer driving on Highway 441 spotted a kitten in the middle of the roadway "while vehicles continued to pass within feet of it."

The officer was able to rescue the ...Read more

Indiana zoo's escaped baby bobcat safely captured

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(UPI) A baby bobcat who escaped from her enclosure at an Indiana zoo was safely captured and returned to the facility, city officials said.

The Michigan City mayor's office previously revealed the 9-month-old bobcat, named Grace, was noticed missing Wednesday from the enclosure she shares with her sister, Hazel, at the Washington Park Zoo.

The...Read more

Tips for senior dog care

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Although it usually depends on the size and breed of dog, most dogs are considered senior when they reach 7 years of age.

Genetics primarily affects how a dog ages, but environmental factors, such as obesity, can also play a role in how a dog shows signs of aging. Dogs breeds that are giant age more rapidly than small breeds. An Irish ...Read more

Stranded cat rescued from atop utility pole

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(UPI) Animal rescuers in California teamed up with utility company workers to rescue a cat stranded at the top of a utility pole for several days.

Kern County Animal Services said an animal control officer responded to a report of a cat stranded atop a utility pole and discovered the feline had spent multiple days stuck 50 feet over the ground....Read more

Myths about dog wellness, debunked

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A healthy pup means a happy companion for years to come, but it isn't always clear what guidance to follow regarding canine health. Even the widely held belief that dogs see in black and white has been disproven: They, in fact, see in a range of blue and yellow. Other things, like tail docking, evolved from the Roman times with the intent to ...Read more

The ASPCA received calls about pets being exposed to more than 350,000 toxins in 2023. Here's how to keep yours safe.

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Most pet owners can relate to the dreaded moment their pet swallows the forbidden object in their mouth. Whether rummaging through trash bins for snacks or chewing up a bottle of pills they nabbed from the counter, pets are not always the best health advocates for themselves.

Of course, not all pet poisoning cases stem from sneaky behavior. ...Read more

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The South Jersey dog that was the first to walk around the world has died

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PHILADELPHIA — Savannah, a once-rescue-puppy who enthusiastically accompanied her South Jersey owner Tom Turcich on a seven-year walk around the world, has died.

Savannah, a retriever that Turcich adopted from a Texas animal shelter four months into his The World Walk, was euthanized at a New Jersey animal hospital Sunday after treatment for ...Read more

Dogs don Met Gala-inspired looks at Pet Gala fashion show

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(UPI) Canine couture is now on display at the AKC's Museum of the Dog in New York after more then two dozen dogs donned Met Gala-inspired fashions and walked the red carpet for the second annual Pet Gala.

Fashion designer Anthony Rubio's second annual fundraiser at the museum featured dogs donning duds inspired by the Met Gala looks sported by ...Read more

Drivers catch dog running loose on downtown Los Angeles freeway

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(UPI) Multiple drivers teamed up on the 110 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles to rescue a dog seen sprinting through lanes of traffic.

A video posted to TikTok by James Leto shows the dog, who had a leash attached to its collar, sprinting across multiple lanes of the freeway while drivers and a motorcyclist attempt to catch it.

The dog was ...Read more

Pets give companionship, cuddles and joy – and also unavoidable stresses

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Owning a pet can be a roller coaster. There are the highs, like when your dog greets you with a full-body wiggle when you return home, or when your cat purrs loudly as you cuddle next to one another. Then there are the lows, like stressful trips to urgent care, waking up to that unpleasant vomiting noise, or making the difficult choice to say...Read more

Man jumps into river to rescue dog in New Jersey

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(UPI) A tense rescue was caught on camera in New Jersey when a man jumped into the Hudson River to rescue a dog.

A video posted to Instagram shows the man, later identified as Cole Franchi, jumping into the river in Hoboken to retrieve another person's dog from the water.

The video shows the man follow the advice of the dog's owner and swim ...Read more

Vermont cat earns honorary doctorate in 'litter-ature'

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(UPI) A cat frequenting the Vermont State University Castleton Campus was awarded "a very special honorary degree" as the school's first Doctor of Litter-ature.

The school said on social media that the cat, named Max, lives with his owners on Seminary Street and "has been an affectionate member of the Castleton family for years."

The ...Read more

The heart of the matter: Heartworm disease in dogs

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More than 100,000 dogs test positive for heartworm infection every year in the United States. It has been diagnosed in all 50 states and American pet owners spend approximately $75 million annually on heartworm prevention and treatment.

It’s safe to say that heartworm infection is the most important parasitic disease facing our canine ...Read more

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Angie Harmon sues Instacart over fatal dog shooting, PTSD; app is 'beyond responsible,' she says

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Angie Harmon and her daughters are still processing grief from the death of their dog, with the actor filing a lawsuit against Instacart and the delivery person who she says shot her pet Oliver at her North Carolina home in late March.

The "Law & Order" and "Rizzoli & Isles" alum, who filed a civil lawsuit over the March 30 incident in ...Read more

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Gadgets: Pet grooming kit, smart lock

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Ultenic has launched the P30 pet grooming and drying 6-in-1 vacuum kit.

The do-it-yourself kit is designed to avoid expensive trips to the salon for your four-legged family members. It includes a variety of attachments for all grooming needs, from full-body cuts to more exact trims.

An instant problem one would see with home pet grooming is ...Read more