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Tips for trimming your dog's nails

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Part of being a responsible dog owner is maintaining a healthy grooming regime and trimming your dog’s nails. It’s not always fun or easy but it is important to keep your dog’s nails at an appropriate length for their health, and healthy paws mean less scratches on your floor. Long nails will affect the shape of your dog’s toes and ...Read more

WATCH: Louisiana dog earns world record with 5-inch tongue

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(UPI) A Louisiana dog's 5-inch tongue has been officially certified as the longest in the world by Guinness World Records.

Zoey, a Labrador/German shepherd mix, was awarded the record for longest tongue on a living dog after a veterinarian measured from the tip of her snout to the tip of her tongue.

Zoey's owners, Metairie residents Sadie and ...Read more

British woman's pet cat celebrates 32nd birthday

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(UPI) A pet celebrating her 32nd birthday Thursday in Britain might be the oldest living cat in the world.

Lila Brissett, 71, of Norwich, England, said her cat, Rosie, was born June 1, 1991, and is celebrating her 32nd birthday Thursday with a salmon cake prepared by a local cat cafe owner.

"She has honked half of the salmon cake already -- I ...Read more

Off-Leash Dogs Harass Petite Walker On Trail

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DEAR ABBY: I live in an area with a large number of dog owners who frequent the same walking trails I do. On several occasions, I have encountered dogs that are off-leash and running ahead of their owners. Sometimes the owner isn't even in sight.

On several occasions, dogs have jumped up on me, almost knocking me to the ground. I'm in my late ...Read more

Firefighters free stuck French bulldog from kitchen sink drain

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(UPI) Firefighters in Florida said it took more than an hour to rescue a French bulldog whose paw became stuck in the kitchen sink during a bath.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said the 6-month-old canine, named Cookie, was being bathed in the kitchen sink of her family's home near West Palm Beach when her paw became stuck in the drain.

The ...Read more

The AKC offers tips for saying goodbye to your pet

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The overwhelming joy of having pets is unfortunately accompanied by the inevitable sadness that comes with the ending of their lives. As humans, sometimes feeling like parents, we must be witnesses to the death of our family member, our pet. Unfortunately, we are placed in the unique position of having to make a life/death decision of when it�...Read more

WATCH: Student's service dog gets honorary diploma in New Jersey

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(UPI) The graduation ceremony at New Jersey's Seton Hall University featured a diploma being presented to one very special graduate: a student's service dog.

A video tweeted by the university shows Grace Mariani and her service dog, Justin, being presented with diplomas by Seton Hall's Joseph E. Nyre.

Mariani received a bachelor's of science ...Read more

Large dog rescued from small storm drain in Missouri

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(UPI) Animal rescuers and firefighters in Missouri came to the rescue of a large dog that somehow ended up trapped in a storm drain.

The KC Pet Project said a resident reported hearing mysterious barking for at least two days in their Kansas City neighborhood before discovering the cause was a pit bull trapped in a storm drain.

"The reporting ...Read more

Memphis Zoo celebrates birth of 2 Sumatran tiger cubs

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(UPI) The Memphis Zoo welcomed two endangered Sumatran tiger cubs earlier this month, the first born at the zoo in more than two decades.

The zoo said Dari, a 7-year-old Sumatran tiger, gave birth to the cubs on May 5 with the father, a 4-year-old tiger named Gusti.

"After practicing for several weeks to perfect the technique, we were elated ...Read more

Barbecuing with your pup: The AKC offers tips for BBQ safety

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Memorial Day is coming up quick, and with it the start of outdoor barbequing season. If you are hosting and want your pooch to hang with the party, there are some important things to keep in mind.

The American Kennel Club suggests the following tips to keep your dog safe at your next barbecue.

Check your yard. If there is a gated entrance ...Read more

Husky escapes Alabama shelter enclosure, destroys lobby

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(UPI) An Alabama animal shelter had "a slight delay" in opening to the public for the morning when staff arrived to find a husky had escaped his enclosure and carved a wave of destruction through the lobby.

"We will have a slight delay this morning due to a husky throwing a party last night in the lobby," the Colbert County Animal Shelter in ...Read more

The American Kennel Club offers tips on dog park etiquette

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Whether you’re a dog owner in the city or the suburbs, chances are you are familiar with your local dog park. They are a great way to give your pup the daily mental and physical stimulation they need. Just like any other playground or social activity, it is important to know and follow basic etiquette to ensure the safety of your pup and ...Read more

World's oldest dog turns 31 in Portugal

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(UPI) The world's oldest dog, a Portugal canine named Bobi, is celebrating his milestone 31st birthday on Thursday.

Bobi, born May 11, 1992, was named the world's oldest dog living and oldest dog ever by Guinness World Records earlier this year.

Bobi has lived in the village of Conqueiros with his owner, Leonel Costa, 38, for his entire life. ...Read more

Firefighters rescue kitten from sewer drain pipe at New Jersey Home Depot

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(UPI) Firefighters in New Jersey used a rope of carpet padding to rescue a kitten that became stranded in a sewer pipe.

The Finderne Fire Department said in a Facebook post that crews responded for "a purrrty unique rescue" when a kitten was reported stuck in a drain pipe leading to a sewer in the back part of a Home Depot store in Bridgewater....Read more

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'Life had just given up': Exactly a year after losing a baby, this mom saved an old German shepherd

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Trish Bauer was scrolling on Instagram one sleepless night in December when she came across a post from a dog rescue page that made her pause.

A 12-year-old, 90-pound German shepherd "with kind eyes" appeared in a video, and the dog named Wilbur was going to be euthanized if he didn't find a home soon.

Bauer, who had given birth to a stillborn...Read more

Tips for relieving your dog’s allergies

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With the beautiful springtime comes allergy season. Many dog owners might not know that their pups suffer from allergies just like humans. The most common allergens that affect dogs are those that can be inhaled, like mold, dust mites, pollen, as well as different foods and skin irritants.

The American Kennel Club offers the following tips ...Read more

North Carolina man faces down bear to rescue his dog

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(UPI) A North Carolina man used a walking stick to protect his dog from a hungry bear that aimed to make a meal out of the Yorkshire terrier.

John Koerber, 67, of Beechwood Lakes, on the outskirts of Hendersonville in Henderson County, said Chewbacca, aka ChewB, woke him up for a bathroom break recently at 4 a.m., about an hour before the ...Read more

S.C. woman reunited with missing cat after 10 years

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(UPI) A South Carolina animal shelter said a lost cat was reunited with his owner after 10 years thanks to his microchip.

The Charleston Animal Society said a cat recently picked up by animal control officers was scanned for a microchip and identified as Mr. Mojo, a feline who went missing 10 years ago from a home about 2 miles from where he ...Read more

The most popular dog names of 2022 in every state

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You've done everything on your checklist. Got pet insurance and found a great, affordable veterinarian. Didn't forget to puppy-proof the house and scanned high and low for the best quality dog food. Just one important thing left to decide: What will you name your new furry family member?

In the past century, our furry best friends have had ...Read more

New Hampshire firefighters free dog with head stuck in tree

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(UPI) Firefighters in New Hampshire came to the rescue of a curious dog who stuck her head into a hole in a tree and ended up stuck.

The Milford Fire Department said a dog named Gracie poked her head through a hole in a tree behind the Boys and Girls Club in Milford and quickly discovered she couldn't pull it back out.

Firefighters ended up ...Read more