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    Wellness for dogs: why your pet needs vaccines but not reiki and raw meat | Dogs

    Have you been sold a pup? An increase in pet ownership through the pandemic means there are more than a million extra dogs in Australia than there were in 2019. But the fact that many people are prepared to spend big on their pets has also brought out the snake oil salespeople. You can buy healing crystals for your collie, homeopathic junk for your jack russell, and reiki for your Rhodesian ridgeback. The anti-vaxxers have also entered the kennel. Then there are the purveyors of “natural” diets, vegan lifestyles or raw food; of massage and acupuncture and gourmet human-grade meals  

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    Faith the cat adopted from Helena after surviving traumatic injury | Local

    Sometimes faith is all you have. A 10-month-old cat who was brought to the Lewis and Clark Humane Society in Helena in November with a disfigured face went to her new home on Wednesday to live with a veterinary technician who tended to her when the feline underwent reconstructive surgery in Washington state. The cat was missing a chunk of her jaw and her eye had to be removed, said Cassidy Clark, director of development and communications at the Lewis and Clark Humane Society. “We have no idea what happened to her, she just had a disfigured face,” Cook said. 

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    Missing Girl Survives Freezing Blizzard by Hugging Stray Dog for 18 Hours

    A 10-year-old girl who went missing after school managed to survive overnight in a mid-winter blizzard in Russia’s far east by clinging to a stray dog for warmth, local media have reported. Dozens of people joined the search in Uglegorsk, on the island of Sakhalin after Viktoria Zarubina went missing at about 1 p.m. on January 13. The girl’s mother, Tatyana, called the police when she did not return home. Fears grew for her welfare as a blizzard had dumped snow drifts up to 2 feet deep in the town, located about 170 miles northwest of the island’s administrative  

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    Microchips required for all pet dogs, cats in Houston

    Under the ordinance, pet shops can only sell only dogs and cats sourced from a humane organization or a municipal/county animal shelter. HOUSTON — Houston City Council voted Wednesday to require microchipping for all owned animals and that all pet stores sell only dogs and cats sourced from a humane organization or a municipal/county animal shelter. Existing stores have a one-year grace period to comply with the new ordinance. Officials with BARC will also give pet owners a year to comply with the ordinance. Councilmember Sallie Alcorn said the city will seek federal funding to help cover the cost  

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    Ashwaubenon shooting happened during argument over cat

    BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) – An argument over a pet cat led to a shooting in Ashwaubenon, according to court documents. Adriana Taylor Stephens, 19, is charged with Discharging a Firearm from a Vehicle-Towards a Building and Obstructing an Officer. On Jan. 15, at about 1:49 a.m., police were called reports of a shooting at an apartment building on Holmgren Way. A witness stated she saw a white car outside the building and heard someone yelling and then a gunshot. The witness’s second floor apartment patio door had been hit. Police found a large hole in the door and pieces  

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    Watch This Heartwarming ‘First Look’ Shared Between a Dog Mom Bride and Her Tuxedo-Wearing Golden

    bride portrait with her dog in the foreground mycaninelife / Instagram Attention people who always cry at weddings: Grab some tissues and get ready to dab those peepers because this video hits all the right chords. Hana—aka Instagram user @mycaninelife—is a photographer in Oregon, living with her three retrievers, Gumbo, Maple, and Aslan. Her Insta feed is full of some genuinely beautiful photos of her doggos: doggos in nature, doggos in pumpkins, doggos in love. That last one is what brings us together today because Hana is also in love and on Oct. 16, she  

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    Traveling with dogs or cats: What you need to know

    Planning a big vacation is fun — and a little stressful. What do you pack? Should you check a bag? How much time should you allow for getting through airport security? (Answer: who knows?) And if you’re traveling with dogs or cats to the big family reunion, things get even more complicated. To help your flights with Max or Luna go super smoothly, we went ahead and consulted top pet resources and experts. We came away with this advice above all: plan ahead. A smart first step is to go over the US government’s pet travel guidelines to check the  

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    Dog Left ‘Screaming’ With Huge Gash After Being Attacked by Owl

    A dog was left “screaming” with a large wound after being attacked by an owl in Canada. Carlee Case Quarrell from the city of Sault Ste. Marie in Ontario, Canada, said her dog, Molly—a white bichon—was outside on January 8 when the incident occurred, SooToday.com reported. “We heard my dog screaming in the backyard, she was hurt. We opened the door and she had a huge gash on her leg,” Case Quarrell told the local news outlet. “It was vertical up and down and we couldn’t for the life of us figure out what happened to her and then later  

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