Dog beaten for looking like a ‘monster’ transforms into ‘big friendly giant’

Dog beaten for looking like a ‘monster’ transforms into ‘big friendly giant’

Dramatic transformation of skeletal dog locals thought was a ‘monster’ to ‘fluffy giant’ Louise was severely malnourished when he was finally rescued Louie’s saviours didn’t think he would even survive when he was rescuedShe went over to Macedonia and immediately offered to help find him a new family in the UK.

German shepherd with dwarfism still looks like a puppy at two years old

German shepherd with dwarfism still looks like a puppy at two years old

Ranger has pituitary dwarfism (@ranger_thegshepherd/SWNS)Ranger the German shepherd is two – but you’d be forgiven for thinking he’s still a puppy.He’s now two years old (@ranger_thegshepherd/SWNS)‘In the weeks following we took him home and he was parasite free but later on ended up getting a parasite called giardia.

New cases of deadly Alabama Rot which eats flesh of dogs found in UK

New cases of deadly Alabama Rot which eats flesh of dogs found in UK

A poor dog which has been infected with the Alabama Rot skin disease (Picture: Wessex News)The latest cases were confirmed by Anderson Moores, a specialist veterinary referral centre in Winchester.

Chinese cafe featuring dogs dyed to look like pandas facing backlash

Chinese cafe featuring dogs dyed to look like pandas facing backlash

In the video, posted by Chengdu Economic Daily, the owner of the cafe said it was also offering a dyeing service for 1,500 yuan (£165) to patrons who wished to give their pets a similar makeover.

Man behind worst dog abuse RSPCA rescuers had ever seen is spared jail

Man behind worst dog abuse RSPCA rescuers had ever seen is spared jail

Daisy suffering from a chronic skin condition but her owner failed to bring her to the vet (Picture: SWNS)A dog owner of a pet who lost her fur in one of the worst cases of animal neglect the RSPCA has ever seen has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Coping with hair shedding

Coping with hair shedding

1) Infestation and infection: Presence of parasites like fleas and mites triggers hair loss; these infest the dog and irritate the skin, causing severe itching which results in scratching and hair loss . A healthy coat is less likely to have loose hair to shed.

How to spot and prevent skin cancer in dogs

How to spot and prevent skin cancer in dogs

‘What’s more, overheating can also cause heat stroke in dogs – a state of extreme hyperthermia – so it’s really important to make sure you’re taking the proper precautions whilst your dog’s enjoying the sun.’.

Mineral magic and its effect on coat condition

Mineral magic and its effect on coat condition

The most notable nutrients involved in skin and coat health include protein, fatty acids and zinc, as well as select vitamins and trace minerals. Although rare, vitamin deficiencies can result in several skin and coat problems.

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.

Causes of canine alopecia

Causes of canine alopecia

— are caused due to external parasites, fungal and bacterial skin infections, certain drugs, hormonal/endocrine imbalances. Areas with a poor blood supply do not have healthy hair growth. Bacterial skin infections can cause alopecia with redness, skin crusting, and circular patterns of hair loss.

Meghan Markle charity SAVES 'shaking, scared and starving' dog on brink of death

Meghan Markle charity SAVES 'shaking, scared and starving' dog on brink of death

When Tess arrived at Mayhew – the London animal home established in 1886 and which received Meghan’s royal patronage at the beginning of the year – she was in a pitiful state, weighing a fraction of the healthy weight of a German Shepherd and could barely stand.

Grooming Your Dog During the Winter

Grooming Your Dog During the Winter

Brushing Another thing to do after your dog’s bath is to brush every bit of his coat, working from skin to the tip of the hair to remove any tangles.

HEARTBREAKING: Stoke hit by SPATE of dog abandonments - 'It is DISGUSTING'

HEARTBREAKING: Stoke hit by SPATE of dog abandonments - 'It is DISGUSTING'

Peppa the abandoned dog named because of her bright pink skin (Image: RSPCA) Days after CCTV footage of a dog called Snoop being turfed out of a car went viral worldwide, animal cruelty investigators are probing two new cruelty cases in the city.

Bald dog covered in glitter found dumped in carrier bag - but look at her amazing recovery

Bald dog covered in glitter found dumped in carrier bag - but look at her amazing recovery

It’s utterly heart-breaking.” El before and after her Christmas dumping (Image: RSPCA) Hell for a bald puppy called El left to die in freezing cold (Image: RSPCA) The woodland spot where El was left to die in bag for life (Image: RSPCA) El having a swell time this Christmas with new owners (Image: RSPCA) A year on and adopted by Antony and Karl Simmons Sergent, El has a sparkling black and white coat and a life of pampering – light years from the horrors she faced last Christmas.

Emaciated Dog gets incredible new life!

Emaciated Dog gets incredible new life!

We found an amazing forever home for him and Mickey is really living a great life now! They also save dogs like Mickey and find loving forever homes for them.

The scoop on how your cat's sandpapery tongue deep cleans

The scoop on how your cat's sandpapery tongue deep cleans

Using high-tech scans and some other tricks, scientists are learning how those sandpapery tongues help cats get clean and stay cool.The secret: Tiny hooks that spring up on the tongue — with scoops built in to carry saliva deep into all that fur.Claw-shaped hooksA team of mechanical engineers reported their findings, and say they're more than a curiosity.

How to Resolve Cat and Dog Food Allergy Symptoms

How to Resolve Cat and Dog Food Allergy Symptoms

If your pet is exhibiting cat or dog food allergy symptoms, your vet likely will recommend an elimination diet trial to try to pinpoint which food ingredients are causing your pet’s symptoms, or at least identify which ingredients do not cause problems.

What Are Ear Mites in Cats and Dogs?

What Are Ear Mites in Cats and Dogs?

If the ear mite treatment for cats or dogs does not work and possible secondary infections do not heal, then further testing, such as skin biopsies, may be warranted to check for other diseases or allergies. In the past, one of the most common treatments for ear mites in cats, dogs and other pets was Ivermectin.

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Alabama rot: The deadly disease killing increasing numbers of dogs in the UK and how can you protect your pet

Alabama rot: The deadly disease killing increasing numbers of dogs in the UK and how can you protect your pet

Dog owners have been warned to avoid walking their pets in muddy areas amid a rise in cases of a disease called Alabama rot. Alabama rot, otherwise known as CRBV, is a disease caused by damage to the blood vessels of the skin and kidneys, according to Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists.