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How to help ease your dog's fear of thunder

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Does your dog run and hide when thunder starts rolling in? You’re not alone. Fear of loud noises, especially thunder, is a common issue dog owners face. Sensitivity to sounds typically develops between the ages of 2 and 4, and the problem tends to get worse with age.

The American Kennel Club offers the following tips to help dog owners ...Read more

Six orphaned kittens rescued from storm drain in New York

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(UPI) Police in New York said members of the community helped rescue six kittens heard crying from inside a storm drain.

The Plattsburgh Police Department said officers were called to an intersection at which a resident heard kittens crying from inside a storm drain near where an adult cat, suspected to be the mother, was found dead on the road...Read more

Tiger at Texas sanctuary declared world's oldest by Guinness World Records

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(UPI) A tiger living at a Texas sanctuary was declared by Guinness World Records as the oldest living tiger in captivity at the age of 25 years and 319 days old.

Guinness World Records said Bengali, a tiger that came to the Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary in Tyler in 2000, was confirmed to be the oldest living tiger in captivity.

"Tiger Creek ...Read more

Sheriff's K-9 finds woman's missing wedding rings in beach sand

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(UPI) A Michigan sheriff's K-9 and his handler came to the rescue when a woman visiting a beach lost her wedding rings.

Elsa Green said in a Facebook post that she was visiting the beach at Eagle River with her family when she lost her wedding rings in the sand.

Green said a man with a metal detector was unable to locate her missing jewelry, ...Read more

Kitten rescued from car undercarriage after running onto highway

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(UPI) A kitten spotted running in the middle lane of a New Jersey highway was rescued from inside the undercarriage of a car that stopped to help the feline.

The Plainsboro Township Police Department said a woman was driving on Route 1 when a kitten darted out into the lane ahead of her.

The woman stopped to help the feline, but the scared ...Read more

Massachusetts woman's lost cat turns up six years later

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(UPI) A Massachusetts woman whose cat escaped from her third-floor condo through a loose window screen was reunited with her pet six years later.

Margaret Kudzma said the cat, named Mini Max, slipped out of her downtown Peabody condo through a loose window screen in 2015, and she used posters, online posts and newspaper ads to try to locate the...Read more

Tips to keep your dog from starting a house fire

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According to the National Fire Protection Association, an estimated 500,000 pets are affected annually by home fires, and nearly 1,000 of these fires are accidentally started by the pets themselves.

To help prevent fires and keep our pets safe from this residential threat, the American Kennel Club offers the following tips:

• Extinguish ...Read more

Yorkie protects 10-year-old Toronto girl from attacking coyote

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(UPI) A Toronto family's tiny Yorkshire terrier is being hailed as a hero after rescuing her 10-year-old owner from an attacking coyote.

Lily Kwan, 10, said she was walking Macy, her family's 6-year-old Yorkie, in the Scarborough neighborhood when a coyote started to chase them.

Lily said she started to run away and had to drop the 10-pound ...Read more

German shepherd born without back paws learning to walk with prosthetics

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(UPI) A 1-year-old dog born without rear paws is now learning to walk in Florida with a set of custom-made prosthetic legs and paws.

Dr. Marta Sanchez-Emden from the Animal Health and Rehab Center in South Miami said Ryder, a German shepherd mix rescued by Picolini's Animal Rescue in Coconut Grove, was born with incomplete hind legs.

Ryder was...Read more

Kitten rescued from 20-foot deep storm drain on Long Island

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(UPI) Police and animal rescuers in New York came to the assistance of a kitten that fell 20 feet down into a storm drain.

Strong Island Animal Rescue said personnel responded alongside the Suffolk County Police Department on Long Island when a resident reported hearing a kitten crying in a storm drain in Bohemia.

Rescuers said the kitten was ...Read more

Firefighters use sledgehammer to free dog trapped between walls

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(UPI) A dog who had been missing from her Ohio home for five days was reunited with her owners after firefighters used a sledgehammer to free her from between two concrete walls.

The Cincinnati Fire Department said the dog, named Gertie, had been missing for five days and posters were placed around the neighborhood before a local resident ...Read more

Advice on traveling with your dog

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As the country reopens, so does the ability to travel. Some of us may want to take our dogs along for the ride. Before you and your dog jump in the car or hop on a plane to your next destination, here are things to consider.

Plan ahead

When traveling with your dog, proper planning makes all the difference. Bringing your dog with you is ...Read more

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UC Davis researchers discover new way to test effectiveness of heart medicine for cats

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Researchers at the University of California, Davis have discovered a new way to administer heart medicine for cats.

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, otherwise known as HCM, affects 1 in 7 cats. It leads to the thickening of the heart muscle and cats can form blood clots as the condition worsens, leading to extreme pain or even sudden death.

Cats ...Read more

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Dogs, cats might need help with transition as their owners return to work

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SAN DIEGO — As she typed on a laptop computer on the dining room table last month, wrapping up some work for her job at UC San Diego, Yvonne Grobe could feel the weight of a very serious stare burning into her from the next room.

Working in her current office space in San Carlos, California during the COVID-19 pandemic, Grobe slowly turned ...Read more

Disaster preparedness should factor in your pet

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Hurricane season has begun. Being prepared is essential during an emergency to be sure that everyone, pets included, is cared for. The American Kennel Club shares the following tips to keep your dog safe in the event that disaster strikes.

• Emergency supplies. Put together an easily portable and waterproof tote with emergency supplies and...Read more

WATCH: Leopard rescued from school cafeteria in India

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(UPI) Animal rescuers in India were summoned to a school to relocate a leopard that wandered into the cafeteria after an apparent confrontation with a rival.

Rescue group Wildlife SOS said personnel responded alongside the Maharashtra Forest Department to the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya school in Takali Dhokeshwar, Ahmednagar district, after ...Read more

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Pets Q&A: Why are mama hummingbird, two fledglings hanging around yard?

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DEAR JOAN — I discovered a hummingbird nest in the corner of my backyard on May 5, hidden in the crook of my rose tree. The two eggs hatched about 10 days later, and I enjoyed watching the mother hummer scare off the jays and the two growing larger and stronger.

One day when I approached, they both flew out of the nest! I was beside myself ...Read more

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Pets Q&A: Why are mama hummingbird, two fledglings hanging around yard?

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DEAR JOAN — I discovered a hummingbird nest in the corner of my backyard on May 5, hidden in the crook of my rose tree. The two eggs hatched about 10 days later, and I enjoyed watching the mother hummer scare off the jays and the two growing larger and stronger.

One day when I approached, they both flew out of the nest! I was beside myself ...Read more

Loose serval captured after jumping on Atlanta woman's bed

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(UPI) An African serval that surprised a sleeping Atlanta woman by jumping on her bed has been safely captured, officials said.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources confirmed Thursday that the serval, a large African cat, was captured near the Capital City Country Club, which is located on the border of the Buckhead and Brookhaven ...Read more

Digital billboard projects giant 3D cat over Tokyo

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(UPI) A high tech billboard in Tokyo is drawing attention by playing the 3D image of a giant cat moving around and meowing for 18 hours a day.

The 1,664-square-foot curved LED screen billboard, situated atop a building in the Shinjuku district, shows a high-definition, 3D video of the cat walking around, napping and meowing from 7 a.m. until 1 ...Read more