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Florida dog honks car horn to get owner's attention

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(UPI) An impatient dog left inside its owner's car while she went into a store showed its impatience by repeatedly honking the horn.

The dog's owner said she left the windows open for her dog when she dipped into ABC Fine Wine liquor store in West Palm Beach, Fla., but the canine became impatient anyway.

The owner shared a video showing the ...Read more

Kansas mom gets 'incredible' response for foam coolers to shelter animals in winter

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In December, Stephanie Lindquist-Johnson of Roeland Park, Kan., placed a post on Nextdoor, a neighborhood social media site, seeking unwanted foam coolers, the type often used to ship steaks or holiday hams.

"The response was incredible," said Lindquist-Johnson, 43, a web designer for Waddell & Reed, an asset management company in Overland Park...Read more

Home remedies: Animals as healers

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Pet therapy is gaining fans in health care and beyond. Animal-assisted therapy can reduce pain and anxiety in people with a range of health problems.

What is pet therapy?

Pet therapy is a broad term that includes animal-assisted therapy and other animal-assisted activities. Animal-assisted therapy is a growing field that uses dogs or other ...Read more

Rescuers seek owner of hamster carried home by cat

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(UPI) Animal rescuers in Wales said they are searching for the owner of a hamster that had a lucky escape when it was dragged home by a cat.

The RSPCA said personnel were sent to a Cardiff home Thursday when the owner called to report their cat had brought a fluffy white hamster into the house.

The Grangetown neighborhood resident was able to ...Read more

Italian couple's cat dubbed world's longest by Guinness

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(UPI) An Italian family's cat is officially a Guinness World Record holder after being measured at 3 feet, 11.2 inches long.

Cinzia Tinnirello and Edgar Scandurra said they had a feeling when 2-year-old Maine coon Barivel was just a kitten that his unusual size would land him in the record books.

"From the start we thought about this Guinness ...Read more

Deer jumps over surprised dog on doorbell cam

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(UPI) A Kansas homeowner's doorbell camera captured the moment a deer jumped over their dog and ran up to the front door.

The Olathe family's Ring camera was triggered by motion in their yard and the video recorded a deer running up to their yard, vaulting over the head of their black Labrador and running up to the front door.

The dog looks on...Read more

'Miracle puppy' has new home after surviving euthanasia drugs

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(UPI) A "miracle puppy" that survived euthanasia at an Oklahoma shelter was taken to a no-kill shelter in Iowa, where he found a new home.

The King's Harvest Pet Rescue No Kill Shelter in Davenport said the puppy, a Labrador retriever-American pit bull mix named Rudolph, was initially taken to an overcrowded Oklahoma shelter, where the decision...Read more

My Pet World: Don't restrict water as a form of housetraining

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Dear Cathy,

Three or four years ago, I adopted my dog Silo from a girl who had to move and couldn't take him with her. She told me to restrict his water because he would urinate when I go out. She said he has separation anxiety. So, I've been careful with the water and let him out right before I leave the house.

That worked for a while, but as...Read more

Most dogs don't like going out in the rain but you can use these tips to convince them

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Most of our dogs detest going out in wet weather, which means we're either dragging them outside or cleaning up pee and poop in the house.

Don't worry. We wouldn't leave you high and dry when it's raining cats and dogs. Here are some tips for getting your dog to do his business outside.


You should have started ...Read more

Couple doesn't know what to do with aggressive dog

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Dear Joan: A little over two years ago, my daughter, a Seattle resident, adopted a dog from a group that picks up strays and matches them with human companions. At the time she took in "Radar," he was short of 10 weeks old, and she was single.

She and Radar, a lab/pit/other-stuff mixed breed, are thick as thieves. However, she soon discovered ...Read more

Talking dogs: Indoor games for your family pet

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Here's a description of some of my favorite games that you or your children can play with the family dog or puppy. These games are easy to play and can be done in the house, especially if the weather outside isn't great. And your dog will love them!

Kibble Cover: All you need is a handful of kibble or treats and a hungry dog. Kneel close to the...Read more

Is my dog imitating the cat by trying to cover up his doody?

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Dear Joan: I have an unusual question. It's not a matter of life or death, just of curiosity.

Most of my life I've had cats and I know all about their bathroom habits. They do their business and then they cover it up, sometimes throwing litter all over my bathroom floor.

Recently though, I adopted a little dog. He's the cutest thing in the ...Read more

Moose chases skiers, snowboarders at Colorado resort

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(UPI) A visitor to a Colorado ski resort captured video of a moose charging at panicked skiers and snowboarders.

Lauren "Lo" Drogsvold posted a video to Instagram showing what happened when she and her husband were visiting the Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Drogsvold said the encounter took place about 2:30 p.m. on the Four O'Clock Run, about a ...Read more

More college students are turning to emotional support animals, even amid the punchlines

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Sometimes Liv Tempesta feels like she doesn't have any emotions. That comes with the territory when you're coping with clinical depression.

The 19-year-old sophomore at Temple University last year tried a new type of treatment: a cat. Skittles, her 8-year-old tabby and her first emotional-support animal, lived on campus with her in Johnson Hall...Read more

Watch: Buffalo Zoo polar bear frolics after winter storm

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(UPI) Even though the Buffalo Zoo was closed over the weekend after the Western New York city received nearly a foot of snow, one resident -- Sakari the polar bear -- felt right at home.

The zoo posted a video of the 5-year-old polar bear exploring the snow Sunday in his habitat. He even went for a chilly dip in the pond.

"While everyone is ...Read more

Monkey freed from under the hood of car in India

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(UPI) A monkey was rescued from under the hood of a car on an Indian highway and the unusual incident was caught on video.

The video shows the car stopped Friday on the Vododara-Ahmedabad Express Highway in Gujarat after the driver saw a monkey run out in front of their vehicle.

The driver stopped to check whether the monkey had been struck by...Read more

Raccoon dog found living under British family's deck

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(UPI) A British family contacted animal rescuers when they discovered the animal living under their deck was an Asian raccoon dog.

Ben Crane said he and his family knew there had been an animal living under the deck outside their Loudwater, Hertfordshire, home for about two months before they managed to catch a glimpse of it.

"We thought it ...Read more

My Pet World: How do you know when your dog needs a winter coat?

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Dear Cathy,

When I walk my King Charles Spaniel in the morning and afternoon, I've noticed a lot of dog owners have their dogs bundled up with coats on. My dog has a beautiful thick coat and from all appearances isn't bothered by the cold weather. She goes out into the backyard the first thing every morning and spends 10 to 12 minutes checking ...Read more

Nashville police remove coyote from bathroom

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(UPI) Police in Nashville relocated a coyote that ran into an event venue in the city and ended up trapping itself in a bathroom.

The Nashville Music City Center said in a Facebook post the coyote ran past a security checkpoint about 10:20 p.m. Sunday and headed toward an exhibit hall, where it ended up inside the men's bathroom.

Metropolitan ...Read more

Security camera records fox stealing flip-flops from front porch

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(UPI) An Australian woman's home security camera captured a thieving fox stealing a pair of official 2016 Olympic flip-flops from her front porch.

Amy McCann, a former baseball player who traveled to the 2016 Rio Games as part of the Australian Olympic media team, said she reviewed her security camera footage after the sandals she brought home ...Read more


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