Monday, February 29, 2016

Benji The Mite Infested Dog Rescued and Rehabilitated

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Benji is a stray dog who lived on the street his whole life, Hope for Paws received a call to rescue him. When rescuers spotted him he was covered with thick, dirty, matted fur that is full of ticks and fleas. He is also fearful of human touch.

The video shows rescuers, spotting the stray dog. They chase him a bit but eventually was able to capture him. They waited him to calm down before touching him.

"Physically, he was so badly matted, covered with ticks and fleas. He bit his tongue as he was struggling to escape from us, so you’ll see a little bleeding – nothing serious. Mentally: Benji was living on the streets all his life, so human contact was so hard for him to get used to."- stated on the YouTube video.

They spent hours grooming, cleaning and medicating the dog. Ticks and fleas can be seen running around his fur. They shave off his severely matted fur. Benji almost didn't move for 10 days he hides every time and doesn't want human touch. When he was introduced to pit bull mixes Lola and Frankie, Benji overcome his fears.

Benji's story is really touching, I hope he get a great caring family that will fill him with love soon!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Dog Saves Abandoned Newborn Baby in Garbage Dump With Umbilical Cord Still Attached

Dog Saves Abandoned Newborn Baby

Dog Saves Abandoned Newborn Baby

A dog rummaging in a garbage dump in Kharbika, Oman saved a newborn baby’s life. On October 31, 2015, a local man riding a bike noticed a stray dog walking on the road with something in his mouth that is full of blood. As he looked closer, he was shocked to see that it was a newborn baby with umbilical cord still attached.

The man said the dog saved the baby's life when it picked up the abandoned child and carried it to the nearest house.

According to the Arabic language daily Sada, “Those who posted the pictures said the dog carried the baby to the nearest house, whose dwellers rushed her to the hospital…the baby’s life was saved by the dog.”

According to the news agency, the baby was abandoned by the mother near a waste bin.

PetSmart and NBCUniversal's "Secret Life of Pets" Inked Deal

PetSmart and NBCUniversal's,Secret Life of Pets

PetSmart and NBCUniversal's "Secret Life of Pets" collaborated to make the retail company the exclusive carrier of film- and character-branded pet products. The upcoming animated movie “The Secret Life of Pets” will be released on July 8, 2016.

With the deal "The Secret Life of Pets" will have “store takeover” presence across PetSmart's more than 1,400 stores throughout North America. They will also have custom-animated television, print and digital advertising and social engagement programs.

“What we instantly responded to is the fact that The Secret Life of Pets shows us the immensely entertaining lives that our pets lead when we’re not around,” said Eran Cohen, Chief Customer Experience Officer, PetSmart. “It’s an all-audience comedy that will be popular among our pet parents and their families – kids and adults alike. We’re excited to team with NBCUniversal Brand Development on the launch of this perfectly aligned pet-oriented movie.”

 “Our exclusive partnership with PetSmart is a critical component of our strategy to engage more directly with consumers whose pets are an enormous part of their families,” said Jamie Stevens, Executive Vice President, Global Retail Development, NBCUniversal Brand Development Group. “We are excited to collaborate with PetSmart to expand our reach and bring The Secret Life of Pets to life.”

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

If Your Pet Press its Head to the Wall, Take Your Pet to the Vet

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pet press head into a wall, pets, dogs, cats

You may find it cute but if you see your pets pressing their head into a wall it may be a sign that your pets need an immediate medical attention. Pets that press their head into a wall may be suffering from damage to their nervous system. There can be a number of causes to why they are having nervous system failure, it can be infections or tumors.

Pets cannot speak to humans so hey cannot tell us if they are hurting or suffering from internal pain which is why owners should learn to see warning signs that can tell owners if our pet's health are in danger. The severity of your pet's condition depends on how often your pet press their head to the wall, as well as the amount of time that they spend on it.

Getting your veterinarian to check on your pet is important, since head pressing may indicate that your pet needs immediate medical care.