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A Rescued Puppy Completely Forgets How To Dog When She Goes To Drink Water

When rescuers from the Mia Foundation discovered Gertie, she was abandoned in a dumpster at only one day old. What’s more, she was born with a cleft palate. But that doesn’t slow her down…if anything it makes the cutie even more adorable.

Just watch how she drinks water!

If that’s not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen, I’m at a loss for what to show you.

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She Weighed Just Half A Pound When They Found Her…But These Vets Saved Her Life

There’s a reason that puppies aren’t fully weaned from their mother until they’re between seven and eight weeks old. In addition to the emotional support, they need mom’s nutritious milk and warmth to help them survive. Unfortunately though, stray dogs and orphaned pups often find themselves without a mom, making their odds of survival incredibly slim.

That’s just what happened to Lily when she was brought in to the San Jose Animal Care Center.

A Good Samaritan found Lily alone and barely alive. They spent two days trying to help her recover by feeding her milk…

But when Lily’s condition worsened, they brought her into the San Jose Animal Care Center.

Vet clinic staffers weren’t sure the tiny puppy — who weighed just 0.5 pounds — would survive 30 minutes, let alone the next few days.

While they looked for a rescue to take her in, they got to work. They gave her fluids through a catheter, provided heat support, and began feeding her through a syringe.

Naturally, she was exhausted.

Watch as a veterinarian feeds the tiny tyke.

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Sometimes we drop everything and do amazing things to save lives.Today a dying puppy (weighing 0.5 lbs.) came in to the shelter. She had low blood sugar levels, was hypothermic and dehydrated. She was barely responsive. Fortunately, our shelter’s amazing veterinary team pulled together an amazing effort to bring this girl back to life! We placed a catheter into her femur so that we could give her life-saving fluids and sugars. With that along with heat support, we got her eating from syringes and feeling so much better!The best news is that she has been rescued thanks to Fred’s Friends and has a veterinary nurse fostering her to ensure she continues to recover!FULL STORY: http://www.tailsofasheltervet.com/2016/03/06/two-days-after-found-in-park-tiny-dying-puppy-brought-to-shelter/

Posted by Tails of a Shelter Vet on Tuesday, March 1, 2016

After a few hours, Lily was in much better shape. The clinic had also found a veterinarian nurse who would foster her!

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Tiny Lily is doing SO much better! She is eating on her own and loves to give kisses.

Posted by Fred’s Friends on Thursday, March 3, 2016

Now, just over two weeks after the pup came in off death’s doorstep, Lily is playful and gaining her strength!

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Yep that's little Lily. She is doing so well now and has recovered! Isn't she adorable???

Posted by Fred's Friends on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Dr. Ostermann noted in her blog post about Lily that while the person who found her only had the best of intentions, it’s important to be sure the mom isn’t coming back — and only then should you bring the animal in to the professionals:

“Sometimes good intentions can be more harmful than you would expect. Many people who find kittens or puppies assume that they are orphaned instead of waiting to see whether their mother comes back to them. The babies will do best in their mother’s care, so removing them from their environment before you are sure their mother is not coming back could hinder their chances of surviving. If you are convinced that mother is not returning to her babies and you are not well-versed in caring for orphaned kittens or puppies, please take them to your local veterinarian immediately for guidance.

We’re just glad this story ended with a happy result. Best of luck, Lily!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/lily-puppy/

This Dog’s Vertical Jumping Skills Should Get Him Into the Pet Olympics.

If you were to ask this dog to jump, he wouldn’t ask “How high?” Instead, he’d show you just how high he can jump! After a long play session outdoors, he was ready to come back inside. His enthusiasm is…wow:

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Good boy! You’re going to get the gold in High Jump!

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You’d Never Believe It If Someone Told You What This Dog Does… So Just Look. It’s Crazy.

Most people know that dogs are smart animals. They can be trained to lead the blind, respond to chemical changes within the body, find people during disasters and much, much more. No matter what amazing things you’ve heard of a dog doing… we bet you haven’t heard of something like this. Meet Hekan. For fun, Hekan the Border Collie doesn’t do anything usual (or expected). Instead of playing fetch, he rides horses. (He also helps his owner manage his equestrian center, but that’s almost less impressive.)

Hekan works at Equestrian Excellence in Melbourne, Australia.

He helps his daddy run the place.

He’ll hold horses once they are saddled.

He also takes them for walks.

He’ll even play fetch (fetching items that his owner needs on the job, that is).

Steve Jeffreys says that the dog is basically his secretary… and we can see why.

(H/T BuzzFeed) Steve and Sandy Jeffreys run the center. They are both accredited NCAS riding coaches, teaching all levels of riders. The couple (and their dog) also provide trained horses and dogs for live shows, movies & commercials. Their customers come for their excellent service… and we could understand if they stayed for their excellent dog. 🙂 Check out their site to get more information.

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Valuable Tips About Dogs That Simple To Follow

The uniqueness of dogs is what makes them so unique. Like you or I, each has its own character, likes and dislikes, and personality. That said, there is some fundamental recommendations which applies to canines as a whole, and you need this understanding to care for your canine appropriately. This short article information exactly what you have to understand to get started.

Whenever you bring your canine along on vacations, take a quick photo of him and keep it on your phone. If he just so takes place to run away from you, you need to have a picture so you can find him.

If your dog has fleas, and they fall off his coat onto your floor, vacuum them up. Nevertheless, remember that fleas are pretty good escape artists, so you have to toss out the bag right away after you are finished. To be on the safe side, tape the bag completely shut before you take it out to your trash bin.

Pet boarding and day-care services are a billion dollar business, so see to it you get your cash’s worth if you need to leave house without your canine. Although kennels provide fascinating chances to mingle, your pet dog will be happier with familiar environments. Extensively examine references for a sitter-service and keep him in his own house if at all possible. Otherwise, put him in a credible kennel and look into him oft

If your pet dog has long hair, make sure to take the time to cut the fur around his feet. If you allow your dog’s hair to grow too long, they can get things stuck in their fur. This might lead to injuries in between the pads of the feet and around the nails.

These basic suggestions for taking excellent care of your canine apply whether your pup is a terrier or a retriever, old or young, furry or hairless. That is what uses everything you have actually found out so essential – you know it will use in your situation! Love your canine daily by doing all you can to be the best owner.

Perfect Advice To Making Your Cat Happier

It is tough to describe how remarkable it is to have a cat. Nevertheless, you should keep in mind that being a cat owner takes a lot of effort. As the owner of a feline, you have many extremely important commitments to your animal. This post can assist you see exactly what they are. Continue reading to learn some exceptional strategies to looking after your feline buddies.

Play with your cat utilizing correct feline toys. Felines enjoy toys that help them seem like the predators that they think they are. Try sticking with toys that help them dance around or jump. This can also help them use additional energy by pouncing on toys instead of individuals’s feet.

Realize that cats do not typically pant. Dogs pant to keep one’s cool. If a cat trousers, it’s an indicator of trouble. Your feline could be really distressed or in pain. Also, quick breathing is a sign of discomfort or anxiety. Make sure to contact your vet right away if your cat starts panting.

Your cat may not come running when you call, but many felines take pleasure in snuggling on their terms and time. Cats love to have their heads and backs animal. Not all felines like their tummies rubbed so beware. Investing quality time with your cat will make enduring memories to look back on sooner or later.

An indoor cat who gets a taste of the outdoors will permanently want to go outside. If you know your feline will constantly be an indoor feline, do your best to keep them from sneaking out. You can attempt to train your feline to remain in your backyard when you are outside.

Feline ownership brings many advantages. Nevertheless, if you’re longing for a good life for your pet, you have to find out to look after it well. Using the info supplied here will be a huge step in making your cat a delighted addition to your life.