Blog Post - I Am Passionate About My Dog

February 16, 2016

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Two Dalmatian Dogs Adopt 5 Cute Kittens

We all have accepted the fact that cats and dogs don't go along and always assume that they never get along. But, we have also already seen lots of cat-and-dog friends everywhere. These two Dalmatian dogs and their five adopted cute kittens are another item that will surely warm your hearts.

Louie and Lady still do not have a litter to call their own but in the mean time, they spend their time fostering five little kittens. The kittens can barely walk and and all they can do for now is cuddle and play, climb, claw, and bite on whatever they can get their teeth and paws on.

The two lovely dalmatian couple seem to not mind and instead nurture the kittens like dog parents would do to their litter. They are literally maintaining a kitten day care and both seem to enjoy the kittens' company. The kittens also seem to be having a great time while being fondled by their 'mom and dad.'

Watch this heartwarming video and make sure not to go 'Awwww...' too loud.

February 10, 2016

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Korean Woman Saves Over 200 Puppies

Several countries in Asia treat dogs kinda differently. They either pet them or eat them. South Korea is one of these countries. However, not all people in this country would prefer to have dogs as their lunch or dinner, including an old caring woman who has saved over 200 puppies from the slaughterhouse.


A 61-year old woman named Jung Myoung Sook made news when her "odd" treatment of dogs because instead of having them butchered for breakfast, she takes them under her care. Jung has been doing this for quite some time now, 26 years to be exact, but she is getting recognition for the good deed only recently.

Often she would pick up stray puppies or buy those that are being sold to restaurants or dog meat farms. Also, Jung has great respect for animal rights but her previous neighbors felt violated due to noise her adopted pups made. In fact, she has been evicted seven times for it.

Not only is her habit being questioned but also her resources. How is she able to feed hundreds of puppies with a small income she earns from working at a cleaning shop and collecting boxes? According to Jung, she spends about £1,000 each month on medicine and food. However, she also receives donation such as dog food, soy milk, pork, and canned meat. Sometimes, strangers, friends, and family sends her money. Her puppies look well-fed and healthy, as confirmed by the Associated Press staff who visited Jung.  

Most of the dogs live with her full time and she says she spends about £1,000 a month on food and medicine, but otherwise relies on donations of soybean milk, pork, dog food and canned meat to surivive. Family, friends and sometimes strangers send her money.

Jung said: Some people talk about me, saying, ‘Why is that beggar-like middle-aged woman smiling all the time,’ but I just focus on feeding my babies. I’m happy and healthy.

February 02, 2016

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Heinz Launches Its 'Meet The Ketchups' Campaign Featuring Dachshunds In Hotdog Costumes

Remember the recent Budweiser ad for Super Bowl starring a puppy and a flock of horses in it? Almost any TV ad with furry animals as the star looks really cute and engaging. No wonder many advertising campaigns use them. But so far, there is no commercial cuter than one with a dog in it, let alone a bunch of bouncing wieners.  

Heinz Ketchup could be trying to replicate Budweiser's popularity or not but at any rate, its "Meet The Ketchups" campaign is sure to win hearts once again.

In this ad, Heinz, a leading ketchup brand, came up with a sweet hotdog-to-ketchup idea, dressing up a throng of dachshunds as hotdog sandwiches. The cute bunch comes bouncing towards an expecting group of people dressed up as ketchup or mustard to represent Heinz huge family of condiments. The dramatic meet-up takes place in the meadow with the theme song, Without You.

Making the commercial was also pretty challenging. Michelle St. Jacques, Marketing VP for Heinz told Mashable, "It was certainly something that required quite a bit of orchestration in terms of having dozens of wiener dogs. We had to make sure we got them all running in the right direction."

Released on Monday, an extended version of the commercial 30 seconds long will play during the Super Bowl's third quarter. Heinz want to send out the message that the famous ketchup brand also offers other products and the company believes that there is nothing more compelling than a stampede of 'hotdogs.'

January 27, 2016

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An Unlikely Friendship Between A Monkey And A Puppy

The world has seen a number of unlikely friendships between two different animal species but such kinds of companionship never cease to amaze us. The friendship between a monkey and a stray puppy is no exception.

In Rode India, a rhesus macaque monkey captured the hearts of locals when it saved a puppy from a stray dog, like a parent would protect her child from harm. After finding the act noble of the monkey, people around the neighborhood started returning the favor by giving both food to eat every day. The people realized how compassionate the monkey is with the dog when he let the puppy eat first, even feeding it.

Since the incident, the two have been inseparable. The monkey protects, feeds, and cares for the puppy as if it were her own. She carries the puppy everywhere and the puppy seems to be liking the tandem as well.


“Their undying affection gives us a valuable lesson about relationships,” says Zee News, talk about "unconditional love" and "love knows no species."

To this day, the pair remains inseparable spending days together as the unlikely friends or mom and child and the people continues to give out food for them.    

January 12, 2016

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Concerned Man Beats A Bitter Ex-Boyfriend After Beating His Ex-Girlfriend's Dog

“If I could have found my pliers, I would have twisted his scrotum off too.” These are the words that came out of a man so angry that an innocent dog had to suffer an undue violence. But his anger did end with a few threatening lines. Before this, he had already took it out on the man responsible for the poor dog's suffering.   

Tom-Jan Hüsch is a bitter man dumped by his girlfriend. He was mad enough at his girlfriend that he took revenge on her by attacking and beating him the dog to death. His girlfriend gave him the dog as a gift when they were still together.

Out of anger, he started punching and hitting the defenseless dog violently. To make matters worse, he also decided to film the incident and post it on Facebook. The video quickly went viral and caught the attention of a concerned man.

The man, named Josef Guldschmitt was bent on giving the poor dog justice, so he tracked down Hüsch and beat him up once he found him. To get even, Guldschmitt also filmed the beating and reminded people that Germany does tolerate annual cruelty.

No charges have been filed against Guldschmitt pertaining to the beating as of press time.

January 05, 2016

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Diskospondylitis: Is Your Dog In Good Shape?

Diskospondylitis or vertebral osteomyelitis is the dog's lumbago. It is caused by an infection in the lower back region of the dog's vertebrae or spine. This affects middle-aged to older dogs of any breed or gender. However, larger male dogs are more prone to this.

Symptoms

This condition in dogs is often overlooked due to the varying levels of pain it causes. However, if you suspect something is wrong, you should watch our for these symptoms:

  • Back pain
  • Stiffness
  • Sluggishness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • Depression

Causes

There are several causes of Diskospondylitis, one of which is the plant awns, which is said to contain a bacteria. When this bacteria enters the dog's blood stream through piercing on the skin, the bacteria spreads and targets the dog's vertebrae. Some other causes include:

  • Bacterial endocarditis or the infection of the heart's lining
  • Prostate gland infection
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Brucellosis (bacterial venereal disease)
  • Genetics

It is hard to keep our dogs safe from these elements that can cost them their freedom and happiness. But, once you recognize something unusual, it is important to have them checked right away for possible cures. They will be diagnosed using CBC or complete blood count, urinalysis, MRI or magnetic resonance imaging, blood chemistry profiling, Myelography, ultrasound and screening for hints brucellosis. The tests that your dogs have to undergo depends on the extent of the damage. This will help determine the kind of treatments that your dogs need.

Treatment Options

Depending on the cause of the disease, your dogs will be subject to intense or mild treatment.  Diskospondylitis due to infection is harder to treat especially when the bones is infected. This will take about 6 weeks of medication or more. Regular X-rays is possible to monitor the dog's progress during treatment. Pain medications may also be prescribed as well as intravenous fluids. If your dog's mobility is affected, you may also need to have them undergo physical therapy to restore their balance.

In severe cases of Diskospondylitis, some dogs would need to undergo surgery. During treatment, they will also need to be nourished with healthy foods, vitamins, and supplements to speed up the recovery. Though treatments are available for this disease, it can cause a more serious complication such as osteoarthritis, which is harder to treat and more painful for your best friend. Have them checked as soon as you feel that your dog is not in good shape.

December 29, 2015

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Local Greek Cafeteria Also A "Hotel For Dogs"

Christmas Day has passed but it's not yet too late to honor people (or businesses for this matter) that do good no matter what season. What is special about this restaurant is that they offer kindness to dogs as well...because kindness knows no species. In fact, one cafe in Greece serves as home to a number of stray dogs at night, giving man's best friend the accommodation they need on cold nights.

Hot Spot, a cafeteria in Mytilene, Lesbos in Greece begins ushering in stray dog soon after business hours. Dogs can relax on the warm sofas and stay through the cold night. The story has gone viral since it was published on the Greek blog site Zoosos.  It also gathered thousands of 'Likes' on Facebook once posted.

Rare as it may sound, such kindness shown to animals is common in Greece, where there is a huge number of homeless dogs. Normally, these dogs who can no longer be accommodated in overcrowded shelters are being cared for by the people in the community. The people not only pet or play with them but they also feed them.

"They are like our own pets, but they belong to everyone instead," says a resident in Athens when interviewed by LifeWithDogs.tv.

December 16, 2015

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ISIS Issues Fatwa On Mass Killing Pet Dogs and Puppies

Not only do Americans have to look after themselves and their families but also their beloved pet dogs. The dog slaughter scare spread after the Main Intelligence Directorate General Staff of the Armed Forces issued a warning on the ISIS planned killing of American-owned dogs and puppies.

Turki al-Bin‘ali, Islamic State's (ISIS) top religious scholar issued the fatwa (Islamic legal pronouncement) in response to their young supporters/sympathizers concern about being captured, killed should they wage jihad.

The fatwa, which was published on Dabiq, the Islamic State's official online magazine, contains a message that justify mass murdering their  puppies and dogs as a way of terrorizing the Westerners, although "the main duty of jihad was to “kill/destroy/main” as many infidels (non-believers/Christians/Jews, etc.) as possible."
 
There are currently 70 to 80 million pet puppies and dogs all across the US, which gives ISIS more leverage considering that the American police forces' main priority is still protecting and saving human lives. Not only will it strike fear among American and "infidels" but it will also create hysteria in the armed forces department.

The fatwa further advises supporters to target only pet dogs and puppies residing in homes and exclude those found in farms. Islamic State Caliphate scholar Turki al-Bin‘ali also stresses in the fatwa the following scriptures:

Whoever keeps a dog, one Qirat of the reward of his good deeds is deducted daily, unless the dog is used for guarding a farm or cattle. — Bukhari Vol. 3, #515

Prayer is annulled by a dog, a donkey and a woman (if they pass in front of the praying people). — Bukhari Vol. 1, #490

Angels (of Mercy) do not enter a house wherein there is a dog or a picture of a living creature (a human being or an animal). — Bukhari Vol. 4, #448

Recent statistics show that only 17% of the American population are supporters of the ISIS ideology. This number is expected to decrease as when the said mass slaughter has been reinforced.

November 24, 2015

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Chinese Millionaire Spend All His Fortune Saving Dogs

They always say, 'Spend your money wisely..." When a former Chinese millionaire did what seemed to be the opposite of this mantra, it melted many people's hearts; this sent other eyebrows into orbit.

Here's the story: Wang Yan, a 29-year old Chinese, once lived the life of the rich and famous, before he went broke for saving dogs' lives. What drove him to purchase a slaughterhouse and turn it into a shelter for dogs was his lost pet pooch.

In 2012, his pet pooch that he loved so much went missing. He set out to find his friend in all places possible for days but to no avail. A friend finally suggested he tried the slaughterhouse and he did. Although he found no signs of his pet pooch after a week of coming back, he was exposed to horrible sights of butchery unfortunate dogs who were captured to be sold in the market.

It was too morbid for Wang that he could not shake it off. The experience moved Wang in a profound way that he decided to spend his fortune to buy the slaughterhouse and convert it into a dog shelter. He did this in hopes of saving stray pets from slaughter.

Wang and company were able to save up to a thousand stray dogs from the street and put them up for adoption. Currently, there are only 215 dogs left at the shelter waiting to find a permanent and loving home. In order to support the shelter and the dogs' needs, Wang financed it out of his own pocket and even going into debt when resources were no longer available.

What worries Wang is the winter. But he never loses hope. Somehow he knows that people with golden heart will come forward to donate supplies to help support the dogs and build the shelter better. "I do not accept monetary donations," says Wang, who seem to be assuring sponsors that their donations will be used for a good cause.

November 17, 2015

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Cute and Hilarious Dogs Who Don't Care About 'Personal Space'

We all love our dogs, who we know have that innate territorial quality. We as humans share the same traits but would you believe that there are dogs who can be so affectionate that they forget to give you some space? They just do not care whether you are sleeping, working, or even in the bathroom. If they crave your attention, prepare to be invaded.

We are not talking about a specific breed here., but any breed of dog who were raised with incredible amounts of love. Their relationship with their pet owners are exceptional because they experienced how to be loved like family.

The following pictures would definitely make you wish your dogs are as affectionate...or not. They are cute, heartwarming, hilarious, and simply sweet...

 

These adorable beings would be worth getting stuck in an island with. Give them a hug and they will shower you with kisses.

(Image source: Top13.net)

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