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How This Groundbreaking Children's Book is Helping Families Cope With the Loss of a Pet
"How am I going to explain this to my kids?"  It's a question that Dr. Corey Gut, DVM, was asked a lot in her line of work by pet parents who were faced with the loss of their beloved animal.  The question became a personal endeavor for Dr. Gut to help answer when her sister's dog Bailey was diagnosed with liver cancer. "My sister’s daughter, my niece Lexi, was extremely attached to...
A Rescue Cat's Broken Jaw Was Repaired and Now Resembles a Permanent Smile
Duchess, who has become something of an Internet celebrity and is known as the 'Miracle Kitty,' has plenty to smile about these days. Not only is the rescue cat—who was found very badly hurt—now living in a safe and loving forever home, but she's recovering wonderfully thanks to the dedicated staff of the Adobe Animal Hospital and Clinic in El Paso, Texas.     Last October,...
Rey the Blind Cat: A Reminder That All Felines Are Resilient and Worthy of a Loving Home
Rey the cat is poised to be the next social media sensation, and it's not just because she's adorable and fun to watch. (Which she totally is.)  The kitty—who is, fittingly, named after the butt-kicking heroine from the Star Wars saga—is blind, but she doesn't let that stop her from living a happy, healthy feline life. Rey, who lives alongside her fellow adopted cat siblings,...
Shelter Dog Gives Birth To 16 Healthy Puppies...On Mother's Day
Maggie the Pointer Mix may just be the Mother of the Year. This wonder dog not only gave birth to a litter of puppies on Mother's Day, but she delivered 16 healthy, happy babies.           At just roughly 8-months-old, the very pregnant Maggie was brought into the Suncoast SPCA in New Port Richey, Fla. after a local animal control center was not able to properly house and care for the...
Skinny Vinnie the Dachshund: From Overweight to Inspiration
Most stories of weight loss will motivate people to change their diets and get exercising, but how often do they inspire us to go out and adopt a dog that needs our love? That's where Skinny Vinnie the Dachshund comes in.  Vinnie's story, while happy now, had an ultimately sad start. After his former owner passed away, the 8-year-old Dachshund could not be taken care of and would have...
Two Orphaned Kittens Get a Second Chance At Life...And a Fun Playdate
If any two cats deserved a playdate in a safe and happy environment, it was Boop and Bruno, who had a rough start at life.  At just five days old, Bruno (the black cat) was seized by Washington D.C.'s animal control. He was found in a cruelty case and because of his terrible living conditions, was covered in bacterial cysts. One-week-old Boop (the grey cat) was discovered in the trash in...
Injured Puppy Undergoes Risky Procedure, Wakes Up Healed and Healthy
At just 6-weeks-old, a puppy named Ethan had an infected bite wound near his armpit that required surgery. According a press release, Ethan was nipped by another dog in his litter and weighed less than a pound when he was brought in to the ASPCA Animal Hospital in New York City by his owner. Dr. Mary St. Martin evaluated the puppy's injury. Because of his young age and small stature, St....