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Runaway dog selects winning scratch-off lottery ticket

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(UPI) A Chinese woman's golden retriever pulled away from her during a shopping trip and grabbed a scratch-off lottery ticket that turned out to be a $139 winner.

The woman, identified by the surname Lin, said she was out shopping in Guangdong when her dog pulled out of its leash and ran into a nearby store.

Lin pursued her pet and was told ...Read more

Tips on how to keep your dog’s teeth pearly white

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Caring for your dog’s teeth is an important part of grooming and keeping your dog looking their best. It is an integral part of keeping them healthy on a larger scale. Regular dental care and brushing is essential to prevent bad breath and gum disease.

The American Kennel Club shares clues and signs that may mean poor dental health and ...Read more

WATCH: Lion cub tries pulling siblings off rock

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(UPI) These six lion cubs were feeling bored until they found a long grass root to play tug of war with. Then the cutest chaos began, and it was all fun and games.

Pieter Van Wyk, a guide at MalaMala in South Africa, witnessed this adorable sighting and shared the video with LatestSightings.com.

It all started with the cubs and their mother ...Read more

WATCH: Curious fox steals animal rescuer's phone, takes selfie video

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(UPI) An RSPCA officer in Britain set up his phone to film an animal rescue, but a curious fox snatched the device and ran away with it while it was still recording.

Animal Rescue Officer Ben Fitzcosta said he responded to a wooded area in Bagshot on a report of a fox with an injured leg.

Fitzcosta located what he believed to be the injured ...Read more

WATCH: Dog fends off mountain lion attack in California yard

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(UPI) Security cameras were recording in a California neighborhood when a family's dog fended off an attack from a mountain lion.

Giant schnauzer Holly was let out into her family's La Verne yard just before 9 p.m., and security cameras recorded the moment a mountain lion pounced on the 3-year-old, 93-pound canine.

Holly struggled with the ...Read more

WATCH: Tiny lion cubs lead mother lion across bridge

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(UPI) Chad Hobbs captured this adorable scene at MalaMala Game Reserve in South Africa, and the cute footage was shared with LatestSightings.com.

Lions are known to be fierce and unforgiving beasts, but there's also a very different side to lions. Like fluffy balls of cuteness, that are lion cubs. These guys are tiny, with the cutest round ...Read more

Valentine’s Day safety for your pet

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Valentine’s Day is a holiday that celebrates love with exchanging cards, sending flowers, and giving and receiving chocolates and candy. Unfortunately for those of us in the veterinary health field, Valentine’s Day can also be a time of increased pet medical problems and increased visits to vet emergency hospitals.

These seemingly simple...Read more

WATCH: Entangled fox freed from netting outside Pennsylvania school

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(UPI) Police in Pennsylvania came to the rescue of a fox that wound up entangled in netting outside of a school.

The Lansdale Borough Police Department said in a Facebook post that Sgt. Matthew "The Fox Whisperer" Erbele and Officer James Steady Hands Thompson responded to a call about an animal in distress at Lansdale Catholic High ...Read more

Three dogs rescued from Utah freeway

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(UPI) A Utah Highway Patrol trooper came to the rescue of three dogs spotted running loose on a busy stretch of freeway.

The UHP said the trooper was driving on State Route 201 in Magna, near Salt Lake City, when he spotted three dogs running loose in the road.

The trooper followed the dogs on the road for a time before he and a bystander were...Read more

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Ex-general becomes cat-loving grandpa in bid to run Indonesia

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JAKARTA, Indonesia — The odds have never looked better for Prabowo Subianto to win Indonesia’s highest office.

A former military general, Prabowo was dismissed for alleged human rights abuses, exiled in Jordan, then banned from the U.S. for two decades. He’s temperamental, volatile and known for pounding tables and fiery nationalist ...Read more

WATCH: Firefighters rescue dog from frozen Illinois pond

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(UPI) Firefighters in Illinois donned protective gear and broke through the ice of a frozen pond to rescue a stranded dog.

Long Grove Fire Protection District firefighters said they responded to an icy pond off Route 53 to rescue a 120-pound great pyrenees named Belle who fell through the ice.

Roseanne Stavro, Belle's owner, said she found her...Read more

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Is my new dog, who loves the TV but not the leash, a healthy addition or a home wrecker?

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If you believe all the hype, having a dog can contribute to healthy aging.

"They boost quality of life," according to an AARP article titled "10 reasons to get a dog when you're over 50."

"Dog ownership is associated with better cardiovascular health, decreased loneliness and lowered likelihood of depression," Psychology Today says, and a ...Read more

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Is my new dog, who loves the TV but not the leash, a healthy addition or a home wrecker?

Pets / Cats & Dogs News /

If you believe all the hype, having a dog can contribute to healthy aging.

"They boost quality of life," according to an AARP article titled "10 reasons to get a dog when you're over 50."

"Dog ownership is associated with better cardiovascular health, decreased loneliness and lowered likelihood of depression," Psychology Today says, and a ...Read more

How the pandemic affected separation anxiety in dogs and humans

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Each day, millions of dogs greet their returning owners with tails wagging as though they've been separated for an eternity. But behind approximately every four or six of those happy faces lie the hallmarks of separation anxiety: chewed-up belongings, scratched doors and windows, and accidents.

As pet owners return to the office following the...Read more

WATCH: Dog rescued from shipping container in Texas

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(UPI) A team of U.S. Coast Guard marine inspectors ended up coming to the rescue of a dog who was trapped inside a shipping container for at least a week.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston said Marine Science Technicians Bryan Wainscott, Lucas Loe, Ryan McMahon and Jose Reyes were in the process of randomly selecting shipping containers for ...Read more

Health research benefits both ends of the leash

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The bond between humans and dogs has always been strong. In recent years, this bond has only grown stronger as dogs have become beloved members of the family – sharing our homes, hobbies and furniture.

But do you know that they also share many of the same health concerns as us? From cancer to infectious disease to toxin exposure and more, ...Read more

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A record number of Californians are visiting emergency rooms for dog bites

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Those pandemic puppies are growing up to be a public health concern.

The latest California data shows increased rates of emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths from dog bites, with new records set after COVID lockdowns. In 2022, there were 48,596 ER visits for dog bites in California, or 125 visits per 100,000 residents, a 70% ...Read more

How to keep your dog safe and comfortable in the cold weather

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Hot-weather safety dangers get a lot of attention in the media and rightly so, but we know that cold, frigid temperatures are brutal and can be just as dangerous to dogs. Even when dogs appear to be having a wonderful time playing in the snow, owners need to watch them carefully and limit time outside. If you need to wear a big warm coat to ...Read more

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Pennsylvania is the fat dog capital of America

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PHILADELPHIA — Ralphie fell in love with lobster at first bite. Steak too.

But the pounds started creeping up. And up. In time, Ralphie’s doctor confirmed what his family already knew: At 30% overweight, the time had come for the South Philly Bullmastiff to go on a serious doggie diet.

In the Keystone State, Ralphie is far from alone.

...Read more

Runaway parrot reunites with owner, canine best friend

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(UPI) A singing parrot found wandering loose on the streets of England has been reunited with his owner -- and his canine best friend.

The RSPCA said the cockatiel was found lost on a street in the Kearsley area of Bolton, near Manchester, sparking a search for his owner.

The group said the talkative bird, named Ernie, has now being reunited ...Read more