Daft dog called Thor attacks porcupine and instantly regrets it

Daft dog called Thor attacks porcupine and instantly regrets it

Thor has not been a good boy – but he is better now (Picture: Newsflash)A Brazilian dog got itself into a prickly predicament after attacking a porcupine for the second time in a year.Adriano said the councillor took the dog to the clinic, helped with the costs, and brought Thor home afterwards.

Worried about vet bills? You may get help from an animal charity

Worried about vet bills? You may get help from an animal charity

Photograph: Panther Media GmbH/AlamyBlue Cross offers free treatments – although it asks for a voluntary donation – to pet owners who live with the catchment area of its hospitals and pet care clinics.

Winter the dolphin, star of 'Dolphin Tale' movies, dies

Winter the dolphin, star of 'Dolphin Tale' movies, dies

Winter, the dolphin who starred in the "Dolphin Tale" films, died on Thursday night, according to The Clearwater Marine Aquarium.He worked with Dan Strzempka, the area clinic manager, to develop a prosthetic tail that Winter could use some of the time.

Abandoned Labrador that was used as 'fighting bait' finds loving home

Abandoned Labrador that was used as 'fighting bait' finds loving home

Connie after receiving treatment (Picture: Jam Press/White Cross Vets)Due to her lack of owner, Connie’s surgery was predominantly funded by the White Cross clinic’s care fund and North West Labrador Rescue.

‘Oh my gosh, the kittens!’ How the pandemic unleashed bedlam in veterinary clinics

‘Oh my gosh, the kittens!’ How the pandemic unleashed bedlam in veterinary clinics

Meanwhile, more and more pet owners sought out emergency vet services to treat acute complaints like ear or bladder infections – ailments that aren’t necessarily life-threatening, but are nonetheless painful for pets.“It overwhelmed us very quickly,” says Kasey Littlefield, a veterinary technician who works at emergency clinics in Los Angeles county.

7 cats rescued following eight-alarm fire at New York City apartment complex

7 cats rescued following eight-alarm fire at New York City apartment complex

The seven cats arrived at the Upper East Side clinic of the Veterinary Emergency Group wet and smelling like smoke.Courtesy of Veterinary Emergency GroupThe hospital will board the “great group of cats” for as long as needed while their families figure out their living arrangements.

Ailing swan rode New York subway — and ‘nobody really cared’

Ailing swan rode New York subway — and ‘nobody really cared’

If you rode New York City's subway last week, you might've spotted an unusual passenger: A sick adult swan took the A train on her way to receive treatment at an animal clinic.

Blue Cross reveals how to safely give a dog ice cubes in a heatwave

Blue Cross reveals how to safely give a dog ice cubes in a heatwave

Caroline Reay, clinical lead at Blue Cross, stresses that the cube should be an appropriate size for the dog.For example, you don’t want to give a tiny dog a massive ice cube.

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

In some dogs, however, separation anxiety might be triggered if there is a change in the family’s daily life or the dog’s routine.Time spent at the veterinary clinic What are the signs of separation anxiety?

Popularity of pug-like dogs 'could be fuelling rise in canine fertility clinics'

Popularity of pug-like dogs 'could be fuelling rise in canine fertility clinics'

The boom in popularity of flat-faced dogs such as pugs and French bulldogs may be fuelling a rise in canine fertility clinics, some of which advertise banned procedures, an investigation has found.

Fat cats: how to get a lazy, obese feline into perfect shape

Fat cats: how to get a lazy, obese feline into perfect shape

“When they’re sleeping they’re not using many calories, so we need to adjust for that in terms of the type and volume of food we’re feeding them.” Regular weight clinics are also an effective way to track progress with your vet and change their diet accordingly.

Dog’s tongue nearly cut in half after getting stuck in a rubber ball

Dog’s tongue nearly cut in half after getting stuck in a rubber ball

The vets who saved Poppy’s tongue warn of the dangers of leaving pets unattended (Kennedy News/Foxhall Veterinary Clinic)The flesh on her tongue eventually turned necrotic and died, leaving Poppy with two giant slits on either side where the ball had been.

Couple spared jail for risking return of rabies in puppy-smuggling scandal

Couple spared jail for risking return of rabies in puppy-smuggling scandal

Jodie Fairbrother was handed a suspended sentence and banned from keeping or trading in animals for five years (Picture: Grimsby Telegraph/MEN Media) RSPCA officers raid the 4Paws kennels in South Killinghome (Picture: Grimsby Telegraph/MEN Media) Officers removed 160 dogs and cats, many of which had untreated medical conditions (Picture: Grimsby Telegraph/MEN Media)They were charged with a string of cruelty offences after RSPCA officers removed 160 animals from their rescue centre and veterinary clinic in Lincolnshire.

Having a pet dog could lead to better heart health, research suggests

Having a pet dog could lead to better heart health, research suggests

The findings, published by the Mayo Clinic journal, are based on a first analysis of data from the Kardiozive Brno 2030 study which followed 1,769 people in the Czech Republic with no history of heart disease over five years.

Researchers find breathing problems in dogs is linked to DNA mutation

Researchers find breathing problems in dogs is linked to DNA mutation

Pugs can suffer from Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) (Nic Serpell-Rand/SWNS.COM)The team led by The Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, studied DNA from more than 400 Norwich terriers, while vets carried out clinical examinations.

Lazaruff, once-skeletal pit bull, becomes happy rescue dog

Lazaruff, once-skeletal pit bull, becomes happy rescue dog

As luck would have it, a few weeks after emergency care revived Lazaruff, the national nonprofit American Humane hosted a clinic at the St. Landry Parish animal shelter to provide free medical care for 300 animals who needed help.

Amazing moment 'snowball' cat brought back from near death – ‘I’ve never seen this before’

Amazing moment 'snowball' cat brought back from near death – ‘I’ve never seen this before’

Fluffy the cat turned into ice statue (Image: Animal Clinic of Kalispell/Facebook) Vet Jevon Clark told local TV channel KULR how Fluffy’s body temperature was way below the usual 38.33 (101F) for cats.

Fluffy the cat survives after she was 'essentially frozen' in snow

Fluffy the cat survives after she was 'essentially frozen' in snow

On Tuesday, the Animal Clinic of Kalispell in Kalispell, Montana, introduced the world to Fluffy, a longhaired domestic cat, and shared her miraculous story on Facebook. Animal Clinic of Kalispell/Facebook When staff started treatment, Fluffy's body temperature was under 90 degrees.

Forest, the Wheelchair Cat, Rolls Into Social Media Fame

Forest, the Wheelchair Cat, Rolls Into Social Media Fame

“A lot of people see a really cute cat in a wheelchair and want to jump on that opportunity to take him,” clinic veterinarian Abbey Burgess is quoted as saying on Global News.

4 Dog Sports to Try This Winter

4 Dog Sports to Try This Winter

Kevin Murphy, president of Skijor USA in Lino Lakes, Minnesota, which sanctions and stages events and provides training and clinics, says the sport provides great bonding between humans and animals, as they really need to work in sync to succeed.

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