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Everything you need to know about canine pregnancy

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Before discussing pregnancy in dogs, it's important to stress that the breeding of purebred dogs is a serious endeavor best taken on only by responsible breeders who have studied all the intricacies of a particular breed of dog and are committed to maintaining and improving type, temperament and health. Knowledge of a breed's official standard...Read more

Brewery using beer cans to find homes for shelter dogs

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(UPI) A Florida brewery is finding homes for local shelter dogs by putting photos of adoptable canines on cans of beer.

Motorworks Brewing teamed with Manatee County Animal Services to put photos of dogs from the shelter on cans of Cruiser golden lager.

The brewery said proceeds from sales of lager 4-packs are being donated to Manatee County ...Read more

Puppy rescued from spare tire predicament in California

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(UPI) Animal rescuers in California said they saved a puppy found with its head stuck through the middle opening of a spare tire.

The Riverside County Department of Animal Services said a crew responded to a report of a puppy with its head stuck through the middle of a spare tire Wednesday.

The Australian cattle dog was taken to Coachella ...Read more

Pets owned by homeless get care through Street Dog Coalition

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Ryder means the world to Shamus Butler.

"He's my best friend, my companion, my partner, my son, my brother," Butler said about his dog. "He's everything to me, and I want to make sure that he's taken care of before anything. He gives my life purpose."

Butler, 28, has been homeless for about eight years. Wanderlust keeps him on the move around ...Read more

Socialization tips for your puppy

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As a responsible dog owner, it's important to make sure that your dog is comfortable and well-behaved around others. Socializing your puppy is critical and should start early on, as it sets the stage for your dog to feel happy and confident throughout her life. It is key to start exposing your puppy to new people, places and situations as soon...Read more

Crews rescue struggling dog from freezing Washington state river

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(UPI) Firefighters, police and animal rescuers responded to a freezing river in Washington state to save a dog that was unable to climb out of the water.

The Whatcon Humane Society said in a Facebook post its Animal Control Team responded Thursday alongside Ferndale Police and a Whatcom County Fire District #7 crew when a dog was spotted ...Read more

Husky with eyelid deformity adopted after viral Facebook post

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(UPI) A Siberian husky with an eyelid deformity was adopted from a New Jersey shelter after photos of the dog went viral on Facebook.

Husky House shelter shared the news that Jubilee the 4-year-old husky had been adopted after it shared photos of her online on Tuesday.

"Thanks to everyone who shared Jubilee's story," the shelter said. She ...Read more

Security camera reveals cat burglar was an actual cat

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(UPI) A New Zealand family whose home was repeatedly targeted by a burglar who stole only fish food set up a security camera and identified the culprit: a neighborhood cat.

Mark Spooner of Auckland said a friend was taking care of the family's fish while they were out of town and the fish-sitter soon noticed an unusual problem.

"Our friend was...Read more

Lime green puppy born in North Carolina

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(UPI) A North Carolina family said they were stunned when their white German shepherd gave birth to a lime green puppy.

Shana Stamey said her family's dog, Gypsy, had a litter of eight puppies Friday, and the fourth arrival, a boy, came out with a distinct color.

"He was lime green," Stamey told WLOS-TV.

Suzanne Cianciulli, a veterinarian ...Read more

Firefighters rescue fox dangling from metal fence

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(UPI) Firefighters in Britain came to the assistance of animal rescuers attempting to free a fox found dangling by its tail from a fence.

The Secret World Wildlife Rescue in Highbridge, England, said a member of the public discovered the fox Saturday hanging from a metal fence by its tail behind a gym in Weston-super-Mare.

The fox had ...Read more

Dog walking etiquette: Should you walk your dog on the left or the right?

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Dear Joan: My dog, Wanda, is taking chemo for lymphoma and fortunately, she's doing great. I'm trying to get her on nice trail walks several times a week, and this raises a question.

My habit is to walk on the left side of the trail, with Wanda on leash to my left. This way I'm between Wanda and other oncoming dogs and their people as we pass. ...Read more

Replacing a Beloved Pet

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Dear Annie: Our beloved family dog, Dasher, passed away last year. Dasher was a husky. She was the sweetest and best dog I ever could imagine. Good with the kids and our old kitty. When I contacted the breeder I bought her from, he said that he is no longer breeding. My friend suggested I look at adopting a dog from the local shelter or a rescue...Read more

Dog owners need to protect against frostbite

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The American Kennel Club offers tips to keep your dog safe from frostbite in the cold months ahead:

What is frostbite?

Frostbite is tissue damage that can occur in extreme cold. As with humans, frostbite is a dog's natural process where blood is redirected from the body's extremities to vital organs when there is a drop in body temperature...Read more

Dispelling some common myths about dogs

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There are many myths about our pets, and some are so old that they've become facts in many people's eyes. While some of these myths are harmless, others are filled with misinformation about a dog's care, temperament, behavior and intelligence.

The American Kennel Club clears up some of the most common dog myths:

- Dogs age seven years for ...Read more

Stranded cat rescued from 25-foot prison fence in Britain

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(UPI) Animal rescuers in Britain came to the assistance of a cat that ended up stranded on a 25-foot fence covered in razor wire outside of a prison.

The RSPCA said the cat had apparently attempted to scale the fence at HM Prison Haverigg in Millom, Cumbria, and was spotted stranded at the top of the fence by prisoners and workers Dec. 21.

"I ...Read more

Coyote runs through traffic in busy Chicago shopping area

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(UPI) A Chicago couple captured video of an unusual visitor to a city street -- a coyote that darted through traffic in a busy shopping area.

Suzan Occhipinti said her husband was loading their baby's stroller into the car this week near the Pottery Barn off North and Sheffield avenues, in the Clybourn Corridor area, when the coyote brushed ...Read more

Florida man rescues dog with leash caught in elevator door

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(UPI) A Florida man was caught on camera springing into action to rescue a dog being choked by its own collar when an elevator door closed on its leash.

A security camera at Olympus Harbour Island Apartments in Tampa was recording Sunday evening when elevator doors closed on a dog's leash with the canine outside the elevator and its human ...Read more

'America's Top Dog' offers intense canine, civilian challenges

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Police sergeant Mark Tappan and his partner were in pursuit of a criminal when they were confronted by a 10-foot wall. Tappan didn't scale the wall, but his partner did and injured himself badly, though he continued the chase until a second perpetrator was caught. Then Tappan's partner collapsed.

What's surprising about...Read more

'America's Top Dog' offers intense canine, civilian challenges

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Police sergeant Mark Tappan and his partner were in pursuit of a criminal when they were confronted by a 10-foot wall. Tappan didn't scale the wall, but his partner did and injured himself badly, though he continued the chase until a second perpetrator was caught. Then Tappan's partner collapsed.

What's surprising about...Read more

New Year's resolutions for dog owners

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If your New Year's resolution includes making healthier or better choices, chances are your dog could benefit from that sort of lifestyle change as well.

The American Kennel Club offers the following tips on how owners can start the year off right by resolving to do more with their dogs in 2019.

- Try a new training class. If you have a ...Read more