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Dog Dies After Routine Walk, Now Veterinarians Are Warning Others About The Signs Of Heatstroke

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Each year, there occurs several dog deaths as a result of heatstroke. Unfortunately, not many dog owners know the dangers that come about as a result of high temperatures. According to PETA, 58 animals died in hot weather–related deaths in 2018 alone.

On a Facebook post, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) shared a heartbreaking story of a dog that tragically died from heatstroke. They wrote:

“This morning we have been informed that yesterday a local dog died of heat stroke after being taken on a walk at 9am when the temperature was 21 degrees. The dog was 5 years old and otherwise fit and healthy.

Despite lots of warnings about the heat we still see dogs being walked to the shops, on the school run, or as soon as owners get in from work. We do understand the crucial nature of walking your dog, however please bear in mind that walking in high temperatures can cause serious and irreversible damage, and in some cases death. Yesterday the high for the day was at 4pm but this is when most of the dogs we spotted were out and about.

It does not matter if your dog is white, young, not a bull breed or ‘used to the heat’. Please be mindful of their needs. In the mean time, please look out for signs of heat stroke.”

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 Signs Of Heatstroke:

  • Heavy panting
  • Vomiting and bloody diarrhea
  • Excessive thirst
  • Glazed eyes
  • Excessive drooling
  • Bright or dark red tongue, gums
  • Staggering
  • Elevated body temperature (104ºF and up)
  • Weakness, collapse
  • Seizures
  • Unconsciousness
  • Increased pulse and heartbeat
Dog Dies After Routine Walk, Now Veterinarians Are Warning Others About The Signs Of Heatstroke

Dog Dies After Routine Walk, Now Veterinarians Are Warning Others About The Signs Of Heatstroke

If you suspect your dog is suffering from heatstroke, or notice the signs of heatstroke mentioned above, make sure you act immediately!

  1. The first thing you should do is to move your dog to a cooler area. Try to get them cooled down quickly.
  2. Try to offer your dog small amounts of water to drink, not a large volume of water. That might cause your pet to vomit and you don’t want that to happen.
  3. Take your dog’s temperature if possible.
  4. When your dog seems more comfortable, call your veterinarian for next steps.
  5. The doctor may want to evaluate your dog even if he seems fully recovered.

Please take caution before taking your dog out for a walk this summer.

Remember to share this with your family and friends to keep our fury best-friends safe.

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Hero Dog Helps Firefighters Pull 2 Kids Out of a Burning-House

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Family Dog Helps Firefighters Get Children Out of a Burning House

Most of you know that dogs are easily the best pets one can ask for. But after reading this story of a German shepherd who saved his family from a burning house, you will fall in love with dogs even more.

Brent Feaser, a military veteran from Longwood, Florida together with his next-door neighbor decided to hang around one day. It was a peaceful evening and no one could foretell what was coming.

Family Dog Helps Firefighters Get Children Out of a Burning House

 

Unfortunately, as the two neighbors were watching Jupiter through their telescope, they heard an explosion. After a moment, they could see part of Brent’s house was on fire.

Brent’s wife, Margo together with their two kids aged two and four were still trapped in the burning house.

After taking a moment to understand what was really happening, Brent and his neighbor rushed towards the house as fast as they could.

With a hope of getting Margo and the kids to safety, the two men tried to break the windows with furniture that was on the porch.

Family Dog Helps Firefighters Get Children Out of a Burning House

 

They only managed to get Margo out of the house, but both Margo and Brent wanted to get inside the house again to save their two kids.

It is at that moment when the firefighters arrived at the scene and got inside the burning house.

It was hard for them to navigate around the house because of the smoke, but then, all of a sudden, help arrived. The family dog Maxx appeared and led the rescuers to the kids’ room.

Family Dog Helps Firefighters Get Children Out of a Burning House

Maxx, who is a retired K-9 turned out to be the hero of the day after saving his human siblings’ life.

Currently, all of the family members are recovering from the burns and heavy smoke inhalation. They were listed in serious to critical condition but are expected to recuperate all thanks to their loving dog Maxx.

Having a caring do like Maxx is such a blessing and this family was lucky to have him. He truly deserves a reward for his brave action.

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89-Year-Old Woman Has Knitted Over 450 Blankets For Shelter Dogs- They’re So Cozy

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89-Year-Old Woman Has Knitted Over 450 Blankets For Shelter Dogs- They’re So Cozy

89-year-old Maisie Green is one of those people who adore dogs and is doing everything she can to give them a chance to be in happy homes. She developed a soft spot in her heart for the dogs living in shelters and decided she had to act upon it to improve their lives.

Maisie reveals that when she was thinking of ways in which she could make a difference, she turned to one of her other loves in life, knitting. So she decided to combine the two.

She takes about 3 days to fully knit the blankets, while it just takes her a day to make a coat for the dogs.

89-Year-Old Maisie Green Has Knitted Over 450 Blankets For Shelter Dogs

89-Year-Old Maisie Green Has Knitted Over 450 Blankets For Shelter Dogs

Her family then helps her take all the numerous knitted items to the dog shelter three times a year.

“I love knitting and I love dogs, so this combines both wonderfully! It takes me three days to knit a blanket and one day to knit a doggy coat. It keeps me busy and often, I like to knit whilst watching television. I’m delighted to be helping the four-legged residents at the center in some way,” the 89-year-old said.

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Maisie further adds that she enjoys knitting as it is helping her achieve her goal of helping out hr fury friends. “It keeps me working, and I usually knit while watching TV,” she said.

Maisie’s incredible efforts have been a huge help to the shelters, and especially to the dogs themselves as they no longer have to worry about being cold. To date, Maisie has knitted in excess of 450 blankets for dogs in need!

“I’m delighted to be helping the four-legged residents at the center in some way,” Maisie said.

Maisie says that she enjoys knitting as it is helping her achieve her goal of helping out her fury friends.

Maisie says that she enjoys knitting as it is helping her achieve her goal of helping out her fury friends.

“Maisie regularly brings along her knitted donations and we are so grateful for her support. With the chill of the winter months really starting to creep up on us, I know our dogs are very pleased to put the items to good use and love feeling extra cosy!” The Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Basildon said.

Maisie’s incredible efforts have been a huge help to the shelters, and especially to the dogs themselves as they no longer have to worry about being cold.

Maisie’s incredible efforts have been a huge help to the shelters, and especially to the dogs themselves as they no longer have to worry about being cold.

Maisie truly is an animal hero! The amount of effort and hours she sacrifices to help animals in need is frankly commendable!

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5-Year-Old Fell Into The Gorilla Pit- What Happened Next ‘Would Astonish The World’

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5-Year-Old Fell Into The Gorilla Pit- What Happened Next ‘Would Astonish The World’

It was a tale that left the whole world astonished, a 5-year-old boy fell off a 20 feet high wall into a gorilla pit and was knocked unconscious. The horrifying moment caught on video then shows how the child is, surprisingly, protected by a giant 450-pound male silver-back gorilla, named Jambo, who softly strokes his back and then stood guard to protect the child from other gorillas.

On August 30 1986, Levan Merritt, his parents, Stephen and Pauline, and his siblings, Stephanie, Clint and Lloyd decided to visit the zoo to celebrate the birthday of his youngest sibling, Lloyd. Little did they know their family trip would be broadcast around the world and bring Jambo to stardom.

As Levan lay unconsious on the ground, a giant 450-pound male silverback gorilla called Jambo approached him and gently stroked his back.

As Levan lay unconsious on the ground, a giant 450-pound male silverback gorilla called Jambo approached him and gently stroked his back.

When the family got to the gorilla pit, dad Stephen lifted Levan’s brother Clint on his shoulders to get a better look at the apes below. Levan decided to follow suit and climbed up the wall before anyone could notice he slipped and fell 20 feet into the pit, snapping his arm and fracturing his skull in the process.

As he lay unconscious on the ground, a giant 450-pound male silver-back gorilla called Jambo approached him.

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The Merrits family and a crowd of onlookers watched on in horror, as Jambo reached out and gently stroked Levan’s back.

Jambo then stood guard over Levan, placing himself between the unconscious child and the other gorillas who were approaching in a protective stance.

A few moments later, Levan began to regain consciousness and started to cry. As his family and other people screamed at him to remain still, his crying caused Jambo and the gorillas to retreat in panic.

Rescuers then jumped in to retrieve Levan after which he was airlifted to hospital.

Jambo stood guard over Levan, placing himself between the unconscious child and the other gorillas who were approaching in a protective stance.

Jambo stood guard over Levan, placing himself between the unconscious child and the other gorillas who were approaching in a protective stance.

The footage was featured in “The Urban Gorilla,” an award-winning 1992 documentary by ArgoFilms that follows the lives of 9 gorillas living in captivity.

“Never before had such an accident occurred. And never before had this full-grown male gorilla encountered a human being within his domain. Only the worst could be imagined. But what was to unfold this September afternoon would astonish the world.” Narrator Glenn Close describes the tense moment.

Jambo’s and Levan’s tale produced headlines around the world and helped to alter the perception of gorillas from King Kong’s mean-spirited animals to the smart, sensitive, delicate species we understand them to be today.

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