Tiny paralysed chihuahua can now walk after getting 3D printed implant

Tiny paralysed chihuahua can now walk after getting 3D printed implant

Ping’s life was changed by the vet team (Picture: Hamlilton Specialist Referrals / SWNS Provider)Ping the chihuahua was paralysed from a young age, after his owner Zoe Cekalla noticed he was struggling to walk on all four legs at just four months old.

Obese chihuahua who loved eating food from the bin was so heavy he couldn't walk

Obese chihuahua who loved eating food from the bin was so heavy he couldn't walk

At his heaviest, Cleatus couldn’t walk and had to be dragged around in a cart Picture: Caters News)Laura said: ‘He maintained a healthy weight of 1st 7lbs [25lbs] for most of his adult life but once he reached 12 years of age – he began to pile on the pounds and slow down.

Taking the lead: why a jog with a dog is the latest fitness craze

Taking the lead: why a jog with a dog is the latest fitness craze

At Cani-Fit, another canicross training company, founder Lindsay Johnson says her clients and their dogs particularly enjoy the social aspect of the weekly hour-long training runs.

The head of PETA says you're walking your dog wrong

The head of PETA says you're walking your dog wrong

Ingrid says that many of us are rushing our dogs when we take them out and about, meaning they don’t enjoy walks to their full potential.

400 dogs turn out to support dying pooch Marley on one of his final walks

400 dogs turn out to support dying pooch Marley on one of his final walks

Ashleigh and Marley on the walk (Picture: Ashleigh Murray)But the big event she wanted was a huge walk, inviting dog owners and their pups from across Northern Ireland to join them, making one of his final walkies one to remember.

Murphy the Golden Retriever hobbles down road in final walk to vets

Murphy the Golden Retriever hobbles down road in final walk to vets

Murphy’s owner Dale Thompson films his beloved pet’s final walk to the vets (Picture: Dale Thompson) Murphy had been battling cancer for months (Picture: Dale Thompson)He wrote: ‘He left this world the same way he came into it: With style, grace and happy.

Puppy stolen at knife-point during morning walk with owner

Puppy stolen at knife-point during morning walk with owner

Waffle had been with his owner at a park in St Austell, Cornwall, at around 7am when a man approached them and threatened her with a knife.The man is described by Devon and Cornwall Police as being around 5ft 8in and dressed in all black.

Paralysed dog Zippy can play again thanks to custom roller-skates

Paralysed dog Zippy can play again thanks to custom roller-skates

Zippy the cockapoo lost use of his back legs after jumping off a sofa and slipping a disc (Picture: CATERS NEWS AGENCY)Jean, a part time lecturer, said: ‘It’s amazing to watch Zippy on his roller-skates and finally get some independence back.

Naughty dog destroys everything – but is best pals with little girl

Naughty dog destroys everything – but is best pals with little girl

Porridge takes down the Christmas tree and one of Joy’s sofa cushions (Pictures: Joy Loft)A naughty dog is threatening to ruin Christmas by destroying everything in the house – but his owner still loves him.

Owner breaks down as missing dog is found in fox hole

Owner breaks down as missing dog is found in fox hole

Alan Whitton, 49, was filmed pulling Mitzi out of the fox hole (Picture: Alan Whitton/Facebook)Alan, a life therapy coach, said he ‘dropped everything and went to investigate’, taking one of Mitzi’s toys to squeak outside the hole.

How to keep your dog calm during fireworks on Bonfire Night

How to keep your dog calm during fireworks on Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night can be the scariest day of the year for dogs (Picture: Getty Images)Most of us remember, remember the fifth of November as a time for warm hats, mulled wine and sparkling fireworks.

9 ways to keep your dog safe and stress free on Bonfire Night

9 ways to keep your dog safe and stress free on Bonfire Night

Dogs and cats might panic and flee at the sound of a firework bang, so make sure that if they do run off, they’ll be able to be returned to you safely.A walk before the fireworks get going can help (Picture: Getty).

Dog becomes Instagram celeb for having a nose longer than a ruler

Dog becomes Instagram celeb for having a nose longer than a ruler

‘Walk with Eris can take a very long time in the day; We get stopped a lot as people want to ask questions or know what kind of dog she is.

Woman lives with 27 dogs she saved when nobody else wanted them

Woman lives with 27 dogs she saved when nobody else wanted them

Claire-Louise Nixon, 51, has taken in almost 30 dogs and named them all after celebrities including Elton John and Freddie Mercury (Picture: James Linsell-Clark/ SWNS)An animal-lover adopted 27 sickly and disabled dogs when no one else wanted them.

Dogs do parkour: Canine agility sport proving a hit in the UK

Dogs do parkour: Canine agility sport proving a hit in the UK

Dog Parkour sessions are just like human Parkour where they learn how to climb, jump, balance and run on challenging obstacles such as beams and tree stumps.Michelle, from Failsworth in Manchester, says: “Parkour helps owners build a bond with their dogs and makes walks more fun.

ADOPTING A DOG, A WAY TO PRESERVE YOUR HEART AND IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH!

ADOPTING A DOG, A WAY TO PRESERVE YOUR HEART AND IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH!

ADOPTING A DOG, A WAY TO PRESERVE YOUR HEART AND IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH!The French Federation of Cardiology launched a campaign in May .Adopt a dog to take care of your heart every day!

Jimmy the dog sniffed out a cancerous tumour in owner's breast

Jimmy the dog sniffed out a cancerous tumour in owner's breast

Amanda with bruising on her breast (Picture: PA Real Life)Doctors also removed 29 lymph nodes and sent them away to be biopsied, to find out if the cancer had spread any further.

A kind stranger has donated a £400 wheelchair to a dog with six legs

A kind stranger has donated a £400 wheelchair to a dog with six legs

Lauren said the kind lady wanted to do ‘something good’ in its memory so bought Roo a wheelchair to improve her mobility, because she gets tangled up with her extra front legs.

6 Dogs Perish in Canada after Being Left in a Hot Car

6 Dogs Perish in Canada after Being Left in a Hot Car

A search that had been underway for six missing dogs in Langley, British Columbia came to an end recently, after a dog walker admitted that the missing dogs had actually passed away in her hot car on May 13th.

Photos of emaciated elephant in Sri Lanka spur calls for action

Photos of emaciated elephant in Sri Lanka spur calls for action

AFP - Getty ImagesThe Esala Perahera festival (also known as the Festival of the Tooth) is an annual Buddhist festival celebrated with elegant costumes, performers and decorated elephants in Kandy, located in central Sri Lanka.