Dog owners warned of flesh-eating Alabama Rot as five new UK cases confirmed

Dog owners warned of flesh-eating Alabama Rot as five new UK cases confirmed

Symptoms include lethargy and vomiting, with dogs also likely to have lesions or ulcers on their tongues or lower limbs (Picture: Wessex News) It affects dogs of all types and ages (Picture: Wessex News)Since the disease reached Britain from America in 2012, the highest number of deaths have been in Greater Manchester, Dorset and the New Forest in Hampshire.

Rescued circus tigers to arrive in Florida after 18-month ordeal in Guatemala

Rescued circus tigers to arrive in Florida after 18-month ordeal in Guatemala

Workers for the California-based Animal Defenders International say they endured the harassment after rescuing six lions and 15 tigers from circuses in the Central American country following a 2017 law banning live performances by animals.

Barkbox accidentally releases X-rated dog toy

Barkbox accidentally releases X-rated dog toy

The popular American dog toy subscription company recently released the toy in its Thanksgiving box.‘In the last 24 hours, I think we’ve all learned something about how to make ads fun, be careful with flesh-coloured toys of any design, and that CONFLABBIT NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO dog toys just ALWAYS LOOK LIKE DURN SEX TOYS.’.

The tiger next door: America’s backyard big cats

The tiger next door: America’s backyard big cats

Brittany Peet, director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta), says there are a “patchwork of laws” regulating the possession of big cats.

Woman flies American Airlines with service miniature horse

Woman flies American Airlines with service miniature horse

Passengers and crew members on the American Airlines flight to Omaha, Nebraska, were just as intrigued by the 135-pound service animal named Flirty.“Even the pilots had to come out and say ‘hi,’” Flirty’s owner, Abrea Hensley, on Instagram.

Defenceless puppy dies after being ‘repeatedly kicked in the head’ by thugs

Defenceless puppy dies after being ‘repeatedly kicked in the head’ by thugs

The dog appeared to be recovering over the weekend but took a turn for the worse on Monday (Picture: Triangle News)Joanna, who has worked in America rescuing and rehabilitating dogs, said the injuries were consistent with an attack.

New York becomes first state to ban cat declawing

New York becomes first state to ban cat declawing

— New York became the first U.S. state to ban the declawing of cats Monday, joining most of Europe, several Canadian provinces and a growing list of American cities that already prohibit a procedure animal advocates call cruel and unnecessary.

How to keep your pets safe in a dangerous heat wave

How to keep your pets safe in a dangerous heat wave

The American Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty has put out a list of tips people can use to make sure their pets stay safe in escalating temperatures this weekend, when TODAY's Al Roker says more than 100 heat records could be smashed.

Melbourne dog attack leaves man dead and woman badly injured

Melbourne dog attack leaves man dead and woman badly injured

The dog, believed to be an American Staffordshire Terrier, was reportedly taken away in an animal control van about four hours after the attack and euthanised on Wednesday night.

12-year-old boy designs bow ties to help pets get adopted

12-year-old boy designs bow ties to help pets get adopted

So the Newark, New Jersey, resident helps shelter pets dress for success by donating his one-of-a-kind bow ties to rescue organizations across the country. Darius started by donating bow ties to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

4th of July fireworks: Why are dogs scared and how to keep them calm on Independence Day?

4th of July fireworks: Why are dogs scared and how to keep them calm on Independence Day?

4th of July: Dogs are likely to be scared by Independence Day fireworks (Image: GETTY) 4th of July 2019: Americans celebrate Independence Day with a pomp (Image: GETTY)The study reads: “Owners most commonly reported fearful responses to fireworks in their dogs.

After graduating, here's what Sunny's siblings will be doing next

After graduating, here's what Sunny's siblings will be doing next

His handler, Lauren, explained that Izzy would reunite with his sister Camden through the Guide Dog Foundation before undergoing formal training. @nbclapuppyUnfortunately, NBC Los Angeles’ puppy with a purpose is unable to continue on with America’s VetDogs due to allergies.

Thief who stole dog and tried to cut its ears off still allowed to own animals

Thief who stole dog and tried to cut its ears off still allowed to own animals

Martin Carter, 32, has been sentenced to six months behind bars after stealing Marley, an American XL Bully dog, from Birmingham Dogs Home in November 2017. Carter was given a six month custodial sentence for handling stolen goods and three months – which will run concurrently – for the animal offence, on June 4.

US cinema allows dogs and has bottomless wine and whiskey

US cinema allows dogs and has bottomless wine and whiskey

It’s a great way for the dogs to get out of the heat (Picture: @K9Cinemas / Instagram) K9 owner Eric says its the first of its kind in the world (Picture: @K9Cinemas / Instagram)There aren’t plenty of rules, but you do need to make sure you clean up after your dog (you should really be doing this anyway), and bring in their papers so you can confirm they’re up-to-date with vaccinations.

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.

Dog disease WARNING: Dog dies from parasitic bug spreading across UK which infects humans

Dog disease WARNING: Dog dies from parasitic bug spreading across UK which infects humans

The most common form is cutaneous leishmaniasis, which presents in skin lesions and ulcers, and crops up in the Americas, Mediterranean basin, Middle East and Central Asia.leishmaniasis human symptoms include lesions and ulcers (Image: GETTY)According to PetMD, there are different categories of symptoms which dogs show when they contract the parasite.

Prize-winning show dog vanishes at airport before flight: 'A horrible ordeal'

Prize-winning show dog vanishes at airport before flight: 'A horrible ordeal'

Gale, a 22-month-old American Staffordshire terrier, was scheduled to fly to Amsterdam on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and had cleared security in her crate at Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta three hours before the flight, her owner, Floris van Essen, told Atlanta's NBC affiliate WXIA.Gale, a show dog from the Netherlands, has been missing since Saturday after breaking free from her crate at an Atlanta airport.

Blind golden retriever has 'Seeing Eye' puppy to help him out

Blind golden retriever has 'Seeing Eye' puppy to help him out

Charlie is an 11-year-old golden retriever who had to have both eyes removed due to glaucoma. Charlie, an 11-year-old golden retriever who is blind, gets around with some help from his puppy buddy, Maverick.

‘Thinnest dog ever seen’ ate glass and batteries after being left to starve

‘Thinnest dog ever seen’ ate glass and batteries after being left to starve

Poor Eric’s claws had been left uncut for so long they started to curl over (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS) RSPCA inspector Nina Small said Eric was the thinnest dog she had ever seen alive (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS) Inspectors are hunting for Eric’s owners but he has not been microchipped (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS)Luckily Eric is being given round-the-clock care and is on the road to recovery while an investigation is carried out to trace his owners.

Still the best! Labradors are the most popular dog breed in US for 28th straight year

Still the best! Labradors are the most popular dog breed in US for 28th straight year

Sunny and his buddies are still No. 1!The most popular dog breed in the country for the 28th straight year is the Labrador, just like TODAY's own puppy with a purpose, according to the American Kennel Club.

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