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22-year-old South Carolina dog named world's oldest

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(UPI) A South Carolina couple's dog was officially dubbed the oldest in the world at the age of 22 years and 59 days old.

Pebbles, a toy fox terrier belonging to Taylors residents Bobby and Julie Gregory, was named the oldest dog living by Guinness World Records after her age was verified as 22 years and 59 days.

The Gregory family said they ...Read more

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This bacterial disease can be deadly for your pet. Researchers are using AI to catch it early

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Veterinarians and researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed a new way to detect leptospirosis, a life-threatening bacterial disease, in dogs using artificial intelligence.

Leptospirosis is caused by the Leptospira bacteria, according to American Veterinary Medical Association, and it is typically found in soil and water....Read more

Stuck cat rescued from underneath car in Florida

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(UPI) Authorities in Florida came to the rescue of a cat that became stuck while apparently attempting to climb into the undercarriage of a vehicle.

The Seminole County Sheriff's office said deputies responded to help a resident in the Oviedo area who found a cat with the front half of its body stuck in the undercarriage of the car.

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Pets for Patriots finds homes for shelter dogs and cats with veterans

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BALTIMORE -- When Stacey Martin, an Army sergeant, gets home at night, she finds Autumn, er dog, by the door, sitting at attention — except for her tail, which quivers in anticipation. Martin can hardly wait, either. It’s a treasured time for both.

“I can have the crappiest day at work, but when I walk in she’s so excited to see me,” ...Read more

Tips for natural disaster preparedness for your pets

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Emergencies come in many forms. It seems that with each passing year we hear of more natural disasters occurring across the country, from fires in the West to hurricanes in the South. Some of these areas are new to these types of crises. These emergency events may mean evacuating your home, and if you have pets, that can be even more ...Read more

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Pets for Patriots finds homes for shelter dogs and cats with veterans

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BALTIMORE -- When Stacey Martin, an Army sergeant, gets home at night, she finds Autumn, er dog, by the door, sitting at attention — except for her tail, which quivers in anticipation. Martin can hardly wait, either. It’s a treasured time for both.

“I can have the crappiest day at work, but when I walk in she’s so excited to see me,” ...Read more

Muddy dog rescued from Texas storm drain

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(UPI) Animal rescuers in Texas fished a muddy dog out of a storm drain and were able to reunite the canine with his owner.

The Austin Animal Center said in a Facebook post that a pair of animal protection officers were dispatched on a report of a dog trapped in a storm drain and they arrived to find the animal was "mired in mud at the bottom of...Read more

Lost Arizona dog lived on her own for 15 months

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(UPI) An Arizona animal rescue group said a dog who was presumed dead after going missing from her new home was found to have been living on the loose for 15 months.

The Friends for Life Animal Rescue, based in Gilbert, said the small puppy named Lilibeth was fostered by Carly Fife in 2021 before being adopted by a family.

The rescue said ...Read more

BBQ safety tips for your dog

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Memorial Day is right around the corner, and the unofficial start of summer brings back outdoor barbecues. If you’re entertaining and want to have your pup around, there are some things worth noting before you start the grill. The American Kennel Club offers the following tips to keep your dog safe at your next barbecue.

Secure your yard: ...Read more

Escaped dog from New York rescued from ledge at New Jersey Home Depot

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(UPI) A puppy who went missing from his New York home and was spotted dashing through two tunnels was rescued from a parking garage ledge at a Home Depot store in New Jersey.

Bailey, a 7-month-old mixed breed dog, escaped from his owner's yard in Brooklyn's Red Hook neighborhood on April 29, and researchers reported spotting the canine swimming...Read more

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Commentary: Struggling to care for your animal? Help is out there

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It isn’t hard to empathize with that homeless Wisconsin woman who was undergoing chemotherapy and whose beloved dog, Baby Girl, had reportedly been turned away by an animal shelter when she tried to give her up. In a moment of desperation, the woman tied her dog to a fire hydrant and called the police to come and pick her up. But even those of...Read more

Tips on dining with your dog

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It’s finally warming up outside! With more opportunities to enjoy the weather and the summertime fast approaching, we are sure to spend time outdoor dining with our pups at pet-friendly restaurants.

Whether you’re out having dinner or at weekend brunch, the American Kennel Club shares the following tips on how to dine with your dog ...Read more

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This pup is on duty for love and support

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Francisco attends most staff meetings at Woodbridge Terrace of Irvine, California, and regularly interacts with the residents, but never says a word.

Don’t let that fool you.

Mimi Poliner, a 94-year-old resident of the 115-person assisted living and memory-care home, said he always has an opinion. He just doesn’t state it.

“He sets an ...Read more

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Buddy the cat was facing certain death. Now he's helping ensure other Philly animals survive

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PHILADELPHIA — Things looked bleak for Buddy.

The Philly street cat was the victim of a brutal attack a month ago. Captured on video, it was shocking even by this tough town's standards. The odds of him making it weren't good.

Flash forward: Buddy was watching the 76ers trounce the Raptors in the NBA playoffs on a cozy couch with a new kitty...Read more

Texas dog dubbed world's tallest at 3 feet, 5.18 inches

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(UPI) A Texas family's 2-year-old Great Dane was dubbed the tallest dog in the world by Guinness World Records after being officially measured at 3 feet, 5.18 inches tall.

Guinness announced Zeus, a dog belonging to Brittany Davis of Bedford, is now the holder of the record for tallest dog living (male).

Davis said she received Zeus as a gift ...Read more

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This pup is on duty for love and support

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Francisco attends most staff meetings at Woodbridge Terrace of Irvine, California, and regularly interacts with the residents, but never says a word.

Don’t let that fool you.

Mimi Poliner, a 94-year-old resident of the 115-person assisted living and memory-care home, said he always has an opinion. He just doesn’t state it.

“He sets an ...Read more

Bear chases down couple, dog in front of Florida home

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(UPI) A black bear was in hot pursuit of Jason and Rachel Smith of Apopka, Fla., when they stepped outside their home with their small dog.

The couple's Ring doorbell camera captured the frantic moment as the bear started chasing them down around 9:30 a.m. EDT recently.

Jason and Rachel Smith quickly ran back inside with their small dog able ...Read more

Emergency workers in Ukraine rescue cat from bombed-out high-rise

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(UPI) Emergency workers in Ukraine rescued a cat from a bombed-out high-rise building in Borodianka, video released by Ukraine's emergency services shows.

Located east of Kyiv, Borodianka has been devastated by intense shelling and airstrikes by Russian forces.

The video shows rescue workers use an aerial ladder truck to reach the cat. A ...Read more

Tips on helping your dog beat spring allergies

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With allergy season in full swing, many dog owners fail to realize that their pets can suffer from allergies just as easily as humans can. Common allergens that affect dogs are things that can be inhaled, such as mold, dust mites and pollens, as well as different foods and skin irritants.

To help dog owners provide allergy relief for their ...Read more

Massachusetts family reunited with stolen dog after 11 years

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(UPI) A dog stolen from a Massachusetts family was reunited with his owner 11 years later when an animal control officer found him running loose.

The Stoughton Police Department said in a Facebook post that Animal Control Officer Michelle Carlos was called out on a report of a Yorkshire terrier running loose and she arrived to find the dog ...Read more