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A disabled dog named Ping Pong has become a source of pride for his village in northeastern Thailand, after rescuing a baby who had been buried alive by his teenage mother.

On Wednesday the pup’s sniffing and digging activities attracted farmers' attention to a spot of land in Ban Nong Kham Village, Cham Phuang District, northeast of Bangkok. According to the owner, the dog digging uncovered the baby's legs, which prompted local residents to pull out the baby to safety.

The 15-year-old girl, whose name has not been identified, admitted to having buried her child and was charged with attempted murder. She feared her father's retaliation for her pregnancy. The girl's family said they would take care of the baby boy, who was declared healthy after being saved.

According to Lt. Col. Panawat Potakam of Sham Fuang Police, “The girl is now in the care of a psychologist and her parents because she is in great fear. The girl regrets what she did and said she acted on impulse without thinking it through. She was afraid that her parents would find out she had been pregnant.”

The officer said the police had been forced to charge the girl with attempted murder and would be questioned in the presence of child service workers.

Six-year-old dog, who walks with only three of his legs, was filmed capturing the attention of his community after the rescue. The dog owner Usa Nisaika, 41, said he had raised the dog since birth and confirmed he was a good dog.

"I heard a dog barking and a child crying in a cassava farm, so I went there to check," he told the local press. "The dog dug a pile of dirt and the child's legs appeared."

According to Nisaika “The dog was hit by a car, so he's disabled, but I kept him because he's loyal and very obedient, he always helped me when I went to the fields to take care of my cattle. The whole village loves Ping Pong. It’s amazing he found the baby.”









A Disabled Dog Rescues Baby Buried Alive by a Teenage Mother


A bored dog can be a recipe for disaster; the dog can chew up your couch, socks, curtains, shoes or anything to make time pass a little faster. Your dog boredom may cause excessive barking and anxiety. In any case, it is not good for your dog as well as your household items. It is really important to keep your dog from becoming bored. Dogs who exhibit such destructive behavior out of boredom often end up in the animal shelters. Most of the owners don't realize that the dog is not trying to be bad at all, he is just misbehaving out of boredom.

Why Dogs Show Destructive Behavior

Dogs are usually intelligent, an energetic creature who needs physical and mental stimulation to keep them content, and when he is bored he makes his own entertainment that owners don't like to see. Leaving your dog alone could be a bad idea, dogs are pack animal they don't like to be alone when they are domesticated they like being with the family members. Spending time with your dog, giving him attention and indulging him into some constructive play control his urge to destroy your things.

Tips To Keep Your Dog From Becoming Bored

So you should try to keep your dog entertained and out of boredom. Here are a few tips which can help you to keep your dog out of boredom:

Give your dog his own toys: Dogs don't like to have human leftovers, they need appropriate toys. When you give an old shoe to your dog to chew on, all shoes may seem the same to him. You have to take some time to teach your dog which shoes are his and which he should not touch. To prevent him getting bored you should buy a few different types of pairs, but put one or two of them out at a time and keep switching those whenever he seems to lose interest in the shoes.

Take a pack walk: Dogs are somewhat wild animals and they like to roam and explore the territory. You should walk your dog at least one time a day. If you have some friends who own a dog too then ask them to join too, it will make more enjoyable for your dog.

Engage in dog activities: Dogs love to do any kind of physical activities like running, tracking, hunting, playing fetch, Frisbee, jogging with their owners, just anything. He needs you to engage some time with him. This physical activity is necessary to burn off his extra energy, so he does not have the energy left to eat your stuff.

Visit a nursing home: You should take your dog to a nursing home where he will meet some well socialized and friendly dogs. Researchers have proved that such type of visit will inspire your dog and new places and experience will help your dog to get socialized.

Take your dog for a trip: You should teach your dog to ride in the vehicle and take him on a trip sometime to a dog-friendly beach or someplace where dogs are allowed.



How to Keep Your Dog from Becoming Bored


Dog kidney failure is one of the most upsetting diseases that can happen to our pets. I don't know if you ever had a dog that have suffered from this condition, but when nothing has been done to adequately treat kidney abnormalities in the earlier stages, the symptoms and effects of renal failure is very painful and debilitating to the poor animal.

Dog kidney failure is a very serious condition, as it can easily become life-threatening. There are a wide variety of causes for this condition. Some of these include trauma, bacteria, toxins, and blockages. This article will discuss some of the common causes of kidney failure in dogs.

Obstructions: Urinary or bladder obstructions can also damage your dog's kidneys. These obstructions are caused by kidney or bladder stones. These stones are prone to contamination with bacteria which increases the risk of infection. If the obstruction blocks the flow or urine, the condition can become life-threatening in a matter of days.

Toxins: One of the more serious causes of dog kidney failure is ingestion of toxins. Antifreeze is readily licked up by dogs because of its sweet taste. Unfortunately, it has a devastating effect on the kidneys. Rat poison, heavy metals, turpentine, and certain plants can also cause damage when ingested.

Bacteria: It is relatively common for dogs to suffer from urinary tract infections. These infections are caused by bacteria that invade the urethra and travel up into the bladder. If this infection isn't treated, the bacteria make their way into the kidneys. Any damage caused to the kidneys is irreversible and may cause loss of function.

Trauma: Dog kidney failure can also occur as the result of trauma. This can happen if your dog is kicked hard enough or hit by a car. Trauma to kidney tissues may also happen due to fungal infections that cause permanent damage. Two of the most common fungal infections that lead to kidney damage include canine valley fever and blastomycosis.

Medications: Unfortunately, there are certain medications that are harmful to your dog's kidneys. These medications are taken to combat various diseases, but can have harmful side effects. Common culprits include antifungal drugs, antibiotics, immunosuppressive drugs, and medications to treat cancer.


Common Causes of Dog Kidney Failure


When you are at the park, and your dog is off the leash, this is not a good time to find out your dog doesn't listen to you. There is nothing worse than a dog that won't come when he is called! The following are the 5 rules you should stick to, to make your dog start to listen to your commands, and not to everything else around him.

1) Firstly, and most importantly, assert your dominance. If you know you do not pack leader, then your dog will know as well, and listening to you will be the farthest thing from his mind. Make sure things are done when you are ready. Not when the dog says so. If he is used to getting his own way with everything, then you have no control, and subsequently, he has no reason to listen to you. Things you can do to assert dominance are feeding your dog last in the household, making him "sit" before getting fed or petted, and not letting him sleep on your bed, as this is reserved for alpha members of the pack.

2) The next point to remember when giving your dog command is that it must count for something. It's no good giving him the same command over, and over and not enforcing it, as all you are doing here is showing him that no matter how many times you tell him, he doesn't have to do it! If the command is to sit, make sure his rear-end touches the ground before you go on to something else, even if you have to gently push him down into the sitting position. Equally, don't give a command in a situation where you know you will be ignored.

3) If your dog will generally listen to you but won't come when he is called, perhaps while running in the park or along the beach, keep him on a leash or long-line until you have gained control. Practice calling him in a smaller enclosed area. It is important you call the same way you would if he were far away from you. Praise him like crazy when he comes. Give a treat. He will associate the calling of his name with pleasure and he will focus on this rather than what might be around the corner.

4) If your dog is aggressive towards other dogs, or even if he just gets over excited and uncontrollable, you need to incorporate vocal commands and a diversion technique. Get the upper hand and make sure you see what is coming before your dog does. When out walking, for instance, as soon as you see that he's seen another dog, stop, and make him sit. Firmly tell him "No" until the other dog passes. Repeat the command and use his name. Keep your voice calm and level, as raising your voice or yelling will suggest to the dog there is something to react to. Then give a treat. Soon, your dog's attention will be more on what he can do for you, than what other dogs are doing.

5) Keep distractions to a minimum. Start your training in a quiet environment, away from other noises and movements so all of his attention is on you. When you have taught your dog to follow a few simple commands well, and he is used to listening to you, then you can go out and continue training in other places.

When training your dog, the key to success is to be consistent. If he isn't allowed to jump on the furniture today, then don't give in to him tomorrow! It will only confuse him. Get to know your dog. What may work for someone else may not work for you, and vice-versa. Try different methods. When you find one that works, stick with it, and you will find training much more rewarding and far less stressful for you and your dog.

How To Make Your Dog Listen To Your Commands


A woman is remortgaging her house to raise £20,000 for a treatment that will save her dog's life. Nicky Dyson is on a fundraising mission to pay for a surgical treatment that will heal her three years old puppy,
Narla suffers from elbow dysplasia, which causes her bones to remove the protective cartilage, which causes in her bone rubbing against bone when she tries walking.

Nicky, 31, rescued the adorable dog from travelers two years ago; she wants to do everything possible to give her “fur baby" the life she deserves. This includes raising the £20,000 required to pay for complex surgery, which will see the dog having plastic and metal plates inserted into the elbow joints.

She is asking the public to help her and has set up an online fundraising appeal. But Nicki, from Hessle, will go as far as remortgaging her own house if she has to.

The cost of the operation is £8,000 per leg, with additional funds required for after-care and scans. Her pet insurance, which she pays £60 a month, have paid the sum of £6000 so far for the treatment, but the maximum is £7,000 per case. She is asking the public to help her and she has set up an online fundraising appeal. And also hope to far as remortgaging her home if she has to.

She said: 'At the moment I can see happy. In spite of everything, she always wagging her tail and smiles with that funny smile she has. But I want her to return to full health, she is calm and pleasant, she has not had a good start in life and she has always promised to do everything for her that I can.

Narla lives an adorable life where she is pampered with gifts, given luxurious birthday parties and having many friends at doggy cafes. When Nikki discovered that Narla was 13 months old, not 11 years old, as her former owners said, Nikki was shocked to discover that they had missed her first birthday and pledged to make each birthday count.

Despite Narla's minor health problems that were easily eliminated with a visit to the vet, Narla appeared to be in good condition. But disaster occurred in the summer of 2017 when the cruciate ligament in her back knee snapped. Narla had surgery and, fortunately, she was completely cured in time before her second birthday and had a great ceremony in November 2017. Nicky said, ‘when Narla became two, she organized her birthday party with many doggy guests, cakes and party bags.’

She said, "I've made everyone sing happy birthday to her." It is unfortunate that Nara's health did not last long when she suddenly stopped walking, with three of her legs completely rejected to work. It was shown she had a severe form of a devastating and life-threatening condition, elbow dysplasia. She had another operation in January 2018 to remove bone fragments from her hind legs.

Narla became ill again in May 2018 and since then Nikki has traveled the length and breadth of the country to find a veterinarian who can treat Narla. "Over time, it will get worse," Nicky said. "Our only option is to operate; I will not be a responsible owner if I leave it like that." If the operation does not work, we'll leave it, and I cannot think about that. You cannot have a dog with only one leg. "

Nicki has set up a crowdfunding page to raise as much money as possible. She also has several fundraising events and her sister in Australia, Carla, 29, and her mom and dad in Spain are helping out. She will top up the remaining amount with cash raised from her home. Nikki bought her childhood home, a three-bed detached home for 150,000 pounds from her parents when they moved to Spain in October 2017.

She is sure that there will be enough equity in her house, but the money raised is limited because she has to be able to get the repayments. "It's heartbreaking because Narla is very friendly and has given me so much. I’m determined to fight for her until the end,” She said.

A woman is eager to remortgage her home to raise £20,000 to save her dog’s life



There are certain things that are instantly abhorrent and for millions of human beings, the idea of eating dog meat is not a pleasant one and yet the dog meat industry is a multi-million dollar industry centered mainly in and around South-east Asia. Countries such as Taiwan and the Philippines have banned trade in dog meat but in some cases, this has served to drive this trade underground.

Why does this industry exist? The simple reason is money. Dog farms are three times as profitable as poultry farms and make four times the money found in pig farming. Besides, millions of stray dogs make an easy target for unscrupulous dealers in dog meat.

Why you may ask, are dogs to be different from cattle and swine? The biggest reason is that cattle, swine, and poultry have been domesticated and bred as important sources of animal protein for centuries. People across different cultures regard these as important food sources. But it is different with dogs.

There are countless tales of their selfless devotion to their masters. Because of their courage, loyalty, devotion, and tremendous usefulness dogs have found their way into our lexicon in the form of countless proverbs and phrases. And this is what makes the trade in dog meat sad. It's fueled by our greed, it's not like people don't have other sources of animal protein. We do.

The dogs are not only butchered for food but that they are killed in an inhumane manner. Many are stuffed in small, dirty, wire cages and suffer stress for days.

Today we live in a world with a food surplus, if there is a paucity of food in certain places then it is everybody's duty to see that our poorer brethren get food. The shocking thing, however, is that the places in which these trade flourishes are not exactly poor. In fact, they are the rice bowl of the world and form the tiger economies of South-east Asia.

I remember the story I read that even before the Olympics, there was a concern that foreign visitors to Seoul might be offended by restaurants offering dog meat. In 1986, a ban was placed on the sale of dog meat as an "unseemly" food. The practical result was that most restaurants in city limits replaced signs offering dog meat with smaller, less conspicuous versions, or they renamed the dish to "health stew."

Apart from our sensibilities, there are good health reasons to say no to dog meat. Dog meat from strays cannot be trusted to be clear of any disease. There have been confirmed cases of rabies in China that happened because of eating contaminated dog meat.

Why Can't Some Human Live Without Dog Meat?



he first thing you should know about dogs nails is that the blood vessels go down to their nails, and if you cut it too short, it will bleed or hurt the dog. The part you DO NOT want to cut is called the "quick". That is the part that has the pink color to it in white or clear nails. Dogs with dark nails, it is much harder to see, and you need to be more careful.

It would pay to get a quality pair of nail clippers, if you are not sure, you can ask your vet, and you could even have them or your groomer, give you a lesson on how to trim the nails yourself. It is not that hard, you just need to be extra careful not to hurt the puppy or dog.

You would be much better off if you teach your dog when they are a puppy, to have their nails clipped. If your dog is walking around, and you can hear their nails clicking on the floor, it is time to cut them. Some dogs need their nails cut once or twice a month, other dogs can go longer between pedicures.

Make sure the nail clippers you are using are sharp. You would start at the tip of the nail, and then clip a little bit at a time. When you get close to the quick, or pink part, you do not want to cut that. If you do cut that, and it starts to bleed, use a styptic stick or styptic powder, or even baby powder, and apply pressure, until the bleeding stops.

On dark or black nails, it is very difficult to see the pink sometimes, so you want to do just a little at a time. You can use a nail file to file down the rest and to file off any sharp edges from clipping.

This is also the perfect time to inspect your puppy or dogs feet. Some dogs that play outside, can get the little burs from the plants outside, and the little prickly thing gets stuck in their feet, just like a thorn, and can get infected, I know this from experience, as we had those weeds on our land, and our dog got the smallest one in her foot, and it got infected, and the vet gave us antibiotics until the infection was cured, and then I made sure I removed those kinds of weeds from our property.

If your puppy or dog did not have his or her dewclaw removed, then it would need to be clipped also. It could get caught up on something when your dog is jumping around. It is the nail on the inside of the front legs, that is a little bit up from the paws, it does not get used, so it might be pretty sharp. Do that one the same way you clip the other nails.

If you don't trim your dog's nails on a regular basis, the quick will start to get longer over time, the part with the blood vessels. Your dog's nails need to be clipped or filed down if you can hear them click on the floor when they walk. The dog should be walking on his or her paws, and the nails should not be touching the floor.

If your dog's nails are too long, it can make it hard for them to walk around properly. It is good to have your dog lay all the way down on the floor while you trim the nails. When you are done trimming your dog's nails, you should give praise and a treat to your dog, because you are going to have to do it again sometime, and you want your dog to cooperate each time.



How to Properly Cut Your Dog Nails



When a dog is suffering from heartworm, it means that they are infected with a roundworm commonly known as heartworm. The organism is actually Dirofilaria immitis, a parasite. This worm is transmitted by mosquitoes and will infect your dog's blood, heart, and lungs. Left untreated, the disease is fatal.

Causes

Heartworms are spread through mosquitos that carry the infective heartworm larvae. The larvae enter the dog's body through the mosquito bite wound and travel through the dog's body to the heart. This process will take approximately six months.

Once the heartworms are living inside your dog, the adults will release immature heartworms (microfilariae) into the bloodstream of the dog. When a mosquito bites an infected dog, it will become a carrier of these microfilariae and infect the next dog it bites.

If a dog lives in a high-risk area for heartworm, without preventative treatment it will almost certainly contract heartworm disease. Although heartworm is mainly endemic in tropical and subtropical areas, it is not limited to these areas. Heartworm has been identified in all 50 US states and is found worldwide.

Symptoms of Heartworm


Heartworm disease can be diagnosed by your veterinarian through a blood test. There are three classes of heartworm, and the symptoms vary from no visible symptoms to extreme ill health. It is difficult for a dog owner to identify heartworm in their pet.

The symptoms of heartworm include but are not limited to occasional or more regular coughing, reduced canine activity or an intolerance to exercise, anemia, fainting, chronic heart failure, labored breathing and high blood pressure.

The severity of heartworm disease will depend on the severity of the infestation, the duration of the disease and the response of the dog. All dogs are different in the way their bodies cope with the heartworm infestation.

Diagnosis

If your vet suspects your dog may have heartworm they can conduct a blood test, carry out an electrocardiograph (can reveal heart rhythm disturbances), a urine analysis or x-rays. They are looking for damage to or enlargement of the heart and associated arteries.

Treatment

Initially, your dog will be hospitalized, and receive a dose of adulticide which will kill the adult heartworms. Depending on the severity of the infestation your dog may need to be hospitalized for a longer period. In some cases, surgery may also be required to remove adult worms from the heart and jugular vein.

After the adult worms have been killed, treatment must be ongoing with a monthly dose of prophylaxis to kill eggs and larvae which have not been killed by adulticide.

You should be aware that the treatment for heartworm can be deadly. Even mild to moderate cases of heartworm will have a considerable impact on your dog. It is not an easy treatment for your dog, and should not be considered lightheartedly.

Prevention

Heartworm disease is completely preventable through a regular dose of prophylaxis which is a preventative heartworm medication. Your veterinarian will be able to assist you with the appropriate medication and dosage to suit your dog.

If your dog does contract heartworm and has been successfully treated, you should take care to administer the monthly dose of prophylaxis as advised by your vet - reinfestation can easily occur especially in high-risk areas


Dirofilariasis Heartworm in Dogs


A Bernese mountain dog is a large dog from the Swiss Alps near Berne, Switzerland. They are characterized by their distinct marking of white and rust like color with black all over. They are a very strong dog that is loved by many. They are used for many things like hard work. They are also very good pets that anyone can love.

Farmers use them because of their strength. They will drive the cattle to the market and warn the farmer of any strangers that enter the property. They are excellent watchdogs and loyal to their owners as well. Berner Sennenhund introduced this breed in 1937. They are indeed a beautiful dog and loved by many. The Bernese is not related to Saint Bernard like some people assume.

The Bernese mountain dog has a temperament that is very important to make the dog what it is today. They are dogs that are sometimes shy and can be considered awesome. They are quiet, but they are also tough as well. They need to have the right obedience training so that they can be the best-trained dog that they are expected to be.

The average life span is usually eight to ten years. There are some that live to fifteen years and then some. It is not a guaranteed fact that can be determined as with anyone or any animal.

The Bernese mountain dog is a good dog but they can have their problems as any breed can have. They are large dogs so they will have growing problems from the time they are puppies. They may have bone problems like hip and elbow disorders. Another serious health problem may be the number of cancer found in different dogs. This may be related to the autoimmune problem that is relevant. Some of the dogs may also have flea allergies and can be managed with flea control on a regular basis.

The main thing to remember is that it is a great dog and one that can be loved by anyone. They need to have the proper diet and the right exercise to make them as happy and as healthy as they can be. They should be treated just like any animal and that is with love and care. Having a Bernese mountain dog is a big responsibility and a great honor as well.

Getting a Burmese mountain dog is going to be a great time as well. There is no other joy that can be found than having a great dog to love. This breed of dog is a great companion and a great friend as well. They are a lifetime friend and a great investment as well.

All You Need to Know about Bernese Mountain Dog


Husky dogs have often been looked upon as one of the most popular choices whenever the need for a family dog arises. Gentle and lively, the husky dog is suitable even for families with many pets or small children. However, as with all other pets, husky dogs require care in order to ensure their physical well-being and safety. For families who are currently adopting or have the intention to adopt the husky dog as a pet, several dos and don'ts should be observed.

Dos:

1. Bring your husky to a vet for regular checkups. Like all other pets, husky dogs require regular checkups in order to ensure that their health needs are met. Vets dispense valuable advice regarding various issues of your husky dog. Moreover, dog-related illnesses are best cured if detected early. Regular checkups are thus the best prevention against various dog-related illnesses.

2. Take measures to safeguard your husky. Being active dogs, huskies are relatively prone to get lost. Inability to fence your garden high enough would result in your husky leaping over the fence and running away from home. Given the athletic nature of husky dogs, it would be relatively difficult for you to relocate your pet if it manages to run away from home. When taking your husky on a walk, make sure he is leashed to prevent similar runaway incidents from occurring.

3. Train your husky. While they are gentle dogs, huskies are known to be extremely jumpy and can carry out a whole lot of mischievous acts around the house such as digging potholes in your garden. Fortunately, the husky is an intelligent dog and is relatively easy to train. You can do the training yourself or engage the services of a professional dog trainer. The basics of husky training would include toilet training, social skills as well as a basic discipline around the house.

4. Get a companion for your husky. Huskies are dogs that are used to living in packs. The choice of companion for your husky can either include another husky or another pet such as a cat. However, companionship should be introduced when the husky is a puppy to facilitate early familiarization and interaction.

Don'ts:

1. Get a husky if you are looking for a guard dog. Do not be deceived by their huge size for huskies are gentle dogs and are known to be friendly even to strangers.

2. Overfeed your husky. Like all other dogs, overfeeding is often the cause of obesity and can lead to various health-related problems amongst dogs. Do not be deceived by their size with regards to their food intake. Should you have any questions regarding the proportions of food which you should feed your husky, never hesitate to consult your vet for professional advice.

The list of dos and don'ts for raising a husky are not limited to what is mentioned above. In any case, it is important to note that time, effort and commitment are of the essence as far as raising a husky are concerned. Only get a husky if you are able to commit to raising it up.


The Dos and Don'ts of Caring For Husky Dogs