Hero Dog Tries To Help Wounded Dog

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more about “ Hero Dog Tries To Help Wounded Dog - … “, posted with vodpod. This video just melts my heart. It is a great example of how loving and selfless non-human animals can be. The whole idea that so many people hold that says somehow humans have a monopoly on emotions kind of gets tossed out the window when you see something like this. We could all learn a little something from this Hero Dog!

How a Farrier can treat a horse with club foot

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Chronic pain in horses can develop from other conditions such as osteochondrosis, degenerative joint disease, or from wounds and infection.

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Marines Still Using Pigs for Medical Training

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The Marines also claim that using live pigs and inflicting wounds on them is the only way to approximate real-life situations in combat. They claim the animals are asleep during the procedures and feel no pain. It's the best way to train medical personnel. Read and decide for yourself.

Dead Sea Lions in Puget Sound - Again

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The bodies of seven sea lions with bullet wounds were recently found on the Nisqually River. The animal protection group Seal Sitters says a necropsy showed that the sea lion had suffered a shark bite and had twisted intestines in addition to a bullet wound. This has happened before. I don't know whether these are disgruntled fishermen or regular jerks. Here's the whole story from the Washington Post National.

The Blue House Dog

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The boy was wounded by his loss, just as the homeless dog was wounded when his owner died. Today we have a lovely guest post from author Deborah Blumenthal.

Joy for Orphan Elephants

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A recent arrival at the Nairobi nursery was an elephant named Murka, rescued near Tsavo National Park with a spear lodged deep between her eyes and gaping spear and axe wounds along her back and sides. Her deep wounds were filled with maggots.

Mountain Gorilla Ranger Slain in the Congo

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Another ranger was wounded in the attack and a rebel was captured. Protecting mountain gorillas in the Congo is dangerous work. Just last week, a 33-year-old ranger was killed by Mai Mai rebels. Mai Mai rebels are described as community-based militia groups frequently involved in banditry.

Working Animals Face "Firing Squad" in Developing Countries

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Here's what they say about "the Firing Squad," a horrible method of "treating" wounded work animals. They will be ‘fired’ with a red hot iron in the mistaken belief that it will cure a wound. Horrible story. Fortunately the donkey was rescued by the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad (SPANA). We don’t really mean that they will be lined up and shot. No, their suffering will be far more drawn out.

Stray Dog Rescued in Mumbai

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An old stray dog was wounded in the Mumbai attacks and rescued. The survival of the aging Sheru, despite a gunshot wound to his left shoulder, has become an uplifting and soothing symbol of Mumbai's recovery to many of the city's anxious and angry citizens. He is now recovering and will hopefully find a home. Sadly, he is the lucky one in a city filled with starving strays. But still.

Urgent Appeal for Flex, the Greyhound

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He came to OCFA totally flea infested and with a few open wounds. One wound (the one on his front right leg) was to the bone. Doesn't he look like my boy Charles ?

Record Year for Sick Seals in San Pedro,CA

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But they are all seriously ill with malnutrition, gaping wounds from fishing line injuries, broken and scarred fins, busted jaws or brain damage from domoic acid poisoning. From the Contra Costa Times. Each one of the sleek, whiskered sea lions recovering at the Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro has its own story. Some are visibly struggling for life and lie listlessly near in-ground pools. Others swim, play and jostle with one another.

Sen. Franken to Introduce Bill to Increase Use of Service Dogs for Vets

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My bill will help train a statistically significant number of dogs to measure the benefits to veterans with physical and emotional wounds. Al Franken (suck on that Bill O'Reilly) has introduced a bill to increase the number of service dogs for vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The program would be monitored and refined over a three-year period to optimize its effectiveness. Frankly, I believe it is enough simply to improve the lives of those of whom we asked so much.

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Military Used Pigs in Brain Injury Research

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The explosions have ranged in intensity, wounding some of the pigs and killing others. Lovely. Military researchers have dressed live pigs in body armor and strapped them into Humvee simulators that were then blown up with explosives to study the link between roadside bomb blasts and brain injury. For an 11-month period that ended in December, researchers subjected pigs and rats to about 200 blasts, according to Pentagon documents and interviews.

Detecting Animal Cruelty

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Per the ASPCA's cruelty FAQ , here are some signs. Animal cruelty occurs when someone intentionally injures or harms an animal or when a person willfully deprives an animal of food, water or necessary medical care.

Coast Guard Defends Medical Practice on Animals

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Live anesthetized goats have been used in Coast Guard training to treat combat wounds, but the agency could not verify if the video involved its personnel. I knew the military in general used animals for combat medical practice.hadn't thought of the Coast Guard though. PETA leads the charge against the Coast Guard. For the full story, go here to the Washington Post.

26 Dogs saved by the ASPCA

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They also had signs of neglect, broken bones, wounds and infections. The ASPCA continually does amazing work on behalf of our animal companions. On February 17th they rescued 26 Pit Bulls near Sandersville, Georgia. The dogs had been left to starve, no food, water or even shelter from freezing temperatures. Sadly, there were also 27 dead dogs found on the property. It is believed that the dogs were part of a dog fighting ring.

Animal Rights Activists Attack Berkeley Vet

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Hey Gregory, time to become a real vet and help sick and wounded animals recover; not ensure the smooth functioning of the torture chambers by assisting vivisectors in callous and fraudulent experiments on fourty-thousand beautiful, innocent beings per year. This via the ALF Press Office : As he left his car parked in a garage on campus, he was whistling and had no idea he had been followed. We preceded to vandalize his shiny new Audi, paid for with blood money.

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Socks for Dogs!

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They provide traction, mobility, fashion, wound protection, and hardwood floor protection. If you just have hardwood floors in your house, you know that it would be nice to give your dog a bit of traction!

Lick Granuloma

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This usually creates open wounds which increases the chances of infection. Lick granuloma is a serious skin problem in dogs and occurs when dogs continuously lick a certain area, which then becomes inflamed and sore. It tends to be most common on the legs; however any area can be affected. The most common cause of lick granuloma is psychological, usually due to stress, boredom or a compulsive behaviour.

Tribute to War Heroes…at Both Ends of the Leash

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They sniff out bombs that would harm our troops; they comfort soldiers on the battlefield and veterans back home; they search for the wounded after an attack; and sometimes, they have the grim task of finding the fallen, bringing closure to families and friends in the most trying of times,” she said.

Service Members Get a Second Chance with Service Dogs

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In early 2009, in recognition of the increasing number of “Wounded Warriors” that were returning from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, FSD made the decision to concentrate its efforts on identifying deserving disabled veterans and matching them with a trained service dog companion.

Scarlett The Cat: From Homeless To A Hero

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The interesting thing is that it was not a first time, when David saved poor animals out of a fire: ten years before he has already taken a wounded dog after the fire to the North Shore Animal League, where he was cured. The story of homeless Scarlett is, probably, one of the most touching, unbelievable and heart-stirring over the last decades.

On Flourless Cakes and Injuries

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What we couldn't see until her leg was shaved was that next to the deep wound is a large bloody bump of a wound. This, dear readers, is my new obsession.

H. J. McCloskey on Punishment of Cruelty to Animals

Animal Ethics

We accept that the state has the right to ban cruelty to animals, even when such cruelty is in the interests of the person being cruel, for example, of the greyhound owner who trains his dog on cats, first removing the cat's claws to protect his dog from injury, or of the householder who half-starves his dog so that he can have an extra beer or two, or of the person who hunts kangaroos, wounding many and killing a few, for the fun of the sport.

From the Mailbag

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This little guy appeared weak and the wound on its head is very apparent. Keith, Here is a photo of a little guy we found across the street. It was chewing on the remains of a little bird that had fallen out of its nest. It was right on the curb and I was concerned about it getting run over. My son and I put it in a box and took it to a ditch area behind our house. Usually possums this small are with their mothers. The heart in me wanted to take him in and get him up to strength.

Your Dog and Fleas

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Hot spots; these are red, open wounds caused by licking and biting the skin. Dog fleas cause itching and discomfort in your dog. Not only are they annoying, they can cause serious health problems. There are a number of different symptoms to look for when dealing with a possible flea infestation. It is important to understand how fleas work and what to look for before starting a treatment.

Fizzle’s Story

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Then I noticed that several family members were also nursing bleeding wounds. Hi, I’m Debra Stang , author of Hospice Tails and guest writer for today’s blog. Hospice Tails is a series of true stories about my experiences with pets and patients as a hospice social worker. Although I adore my own cats, I had not realized what an important role animals can play as life draws to a close.

Black Bear

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He was bleeding from several bullet wounds, and visibly in excruciating pain. I stared into his eyes while envisioning him breaking free from the prison the men made of the truck, and the prison the men made of his now mortally-wounded body. A month or so ago I stated my intention to alter the way I blog and one thing I wanted to get back into that I did for a brief time last year was podcasting. I planned to make that a personal storytime.

Breed Bans are NOT the Answer

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While Pit bulls are incredibly strong and can therefore inflict a dangerous wound if they do attack, they are by no means the only breed that bites. I get frustrated when people suggest that all Pit bulls are a danger to society.

On Trial: Animal Torture Videos vs. Free Speech

Animal Ethics

The statute defines a depiction of animal cruelty as “any visual or auditory depiction, including any photograph, motion-picture film, video recording, electronic image, or sound recording of conduct in which a living animal is intentionally maimed, mutilated, tortured, wounded, or killed, if such conduct is illegal.” Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear U.S. Stevens.

Eating Eggs is Eating Cruelty

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Birds suffering from broken bones, bloody open wounds, and untreated infections. Egg laying hens are arguably the most abused animals on today’s factory farms.

From Today's New York Times

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if they see a mistreated dog, and shudder to see a wounded deer in the road. To the Editor: Your Feb. 21 editorial “ The Biggest Beef Recall Ever ” made some excellent points. Unfortunately, in a nation of more than 300 million people, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to produce enough wholesome food for everyone, especially as we start using our agricultural prowess to fuel our monstrous fleet of S.U.V.’s. Even “factory” agriculture has its limits.