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Most Americans own a pet but can’t afford to pay their $800 medical bill
Nearly 70% of U.S. households own a pet, according to the American Pet Products Association, and most pet owners enjoy lavishing their loyal companions with products and services to give them a better life. Overall spending in the U.S. pet industry is increasing at about 4% a year, up from $66.75 billion in 2016 to nearly $70 billion a year today.
Yet as likely as it is that spending will continue to increase, it is also likely that 1 in 3 of these pets will need emergency veterinary treatment within any given year.
Unfortunately, emergency treatment oftentimes runs upward of $1,000 and sometimes much more. And for many pet owners, the urgency is unexpected. Tara Falcone, founder of ReisUP, recalls how her Labrador retriever, Ruger, racked up almost $25,000 in medical expenses over four years — first, when he tore both his ACLs while chasing deer in the backyard, then after he developed a rare form of bone cancer and needed to have part of his jaw removed.
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Man attacked by veteran's support dog sues over negligence
An Alabama man who was attacked by a veteran's emotional support animal while on a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to San Diego is now suing the airline and the veteran.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Tuesday that Marlin Jackson is accusing the defendants of negligence.
The lawsuit says it happened as the flight was boarding in June 2017. Jackson was in a window seat and the dog was next to him, in the lap of Ronald Kevin Mundy Jr. The attack left Jackson's face permanently scarred.
3 Pit Bulls Attack Woman On Street, Owner Surrenders Dogs For Euthanasia
An elderly woman was hospitalized after three pit bulls escaped from a mobile home and attacked her publicly in Brooksville, Florida, on Monday morning.
The Hernando County Fire Rescue and an animal enforcement officer arrived at the scene Monday morning after receiving a call that an elderly woman was attacked by dogs and had severe dog bites on both legs. The caller, a passerby who saved the woman and put her in a truck, said he had performed basic first aid and that he waited along Spring Lake Highway for emergency crews to arrive. The woman, whose identity and age was not revealed, was airlifted to a trauma center.
Officials said the dogs attacked the woman while she was taking a morning walk. One of the dogs also tried to attack the officers who were at the scene to get them. The officers used “non-lethal bean-bag rounds” to subdue the pit bulls. The dogs were then taken to Hernando County Animal Services.
India's Monkeys Keep Killing People, so Scientists Are Trying Radical New Sterilization Strategies
One evening last November, a young woman named Neha was feeding her infant son inside their house in Runkata, a small town in the outskirts of Agra, India. Suddenly, a monkey broke into the house, snatched the baby boy from her arms, and made away with him. Neighbors chased the unexpected kidnapper with stones, but to their horror, the baby was soon found lying blood-soaked on a nearby terrace. Despite being rushed to the hospital, Arush, who was just 12 days old, did not survive. Perhaps this sounds like a freak tragedy, a rare case of a wild animal behaving outside its natural order, but truthfully, there was nothing especially rare about this incident.
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Pet Dog Fatally Mauled Elderly Woman, Injured Husband In Vicious Attack
A 72-year-old woman died and her 74-year-old husband was injured after being attacked by their pet dog. The incident took place Thursday in southwestern Sydney, Australia.
According to local reports, the dog — a Staffy cross Rhodesian ridgeback — mauled the woman and attacked her husband at their Hornby Street, Wilton, home. The victims were identified as Rosemary and Derek O’Reilly.
Family members told local media 9News that the dog, named Athena, attacked Derek when he stepped in to help his wife. Officials said Rosemary suffered large lacerations to both her arms and puncture wounds to her right shoulder. Her husband also suffered bite marks and lacerations.
Authorities said the dog had already been restrained when paramedics arrived at the scene. They took the two victims to the hospital where Rosemary was declared dead.
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Sources: Dogs Are A Tool Of White Supremacy
I figured cats would be the first to be labeled racist jerks given their general disposition, but nope. It’s your cute, cuddly dog that’s really forming the backbone of white supremacy in the world. You just didn’t know it.
That’s at least according to a viral tweet storm, which includes “sources” of the claims.
Before getting to that, here’s the report which spawned all this.
3 Pit Bulls Maul Calif. Mom and 3-Year-Old Son: 'Worst Thing I've Ever Seen in My Life'
An attack by three pit bulls has left a 47-year-old California woman and her 3-year-old son hospitalized with serious injuries, and now officials are determining what to do with the animals.
A press release from the Vallejo Police Department confirms the mauling occurred on April 6.
The victims are not named.
The statement from police states the female victim had agreed to watch the three dogs. However, the statement does not provide any identifying details about the dogs’ owner.
Police confirm criminal charges are unlikely in this case.
Ask Amy: Recovering mom doesn't want dog at home
Dear Amy: For the past 2 ½ years my son (now 9) has been asking for a dog. I’ve been saying no because while I like dogs, I prefer them in other people’s houses.
I didn’t want to take on the considerable expense and care for a dog.
Four months ago, I had a brain aneurysm. Thankfully, I am OK and recovering. However, during my recovery in the hospital I thought I was dying and that it would be a good idea for my son to have a dog to love and care for in the event that I did die.
I was coming off of anesthesia and on a lot of pain medication. I feel confident in saying that at the time, I was not in my right mind.
UK pet owner investigated after dog kills 9-year-old boy
Baffled dog under the coffee table can't figure out why he's not feasting on his treats dropped onto the glass
This bizarre video shows a dog being tricked by its owner while trying to get to its beloved treats.
Champ the dog was baffled by the biscuits landing above his head rather than in his mouth, in the video recorded in Staten Island, New York.
'I bamboozle Champ by throwing treats at our glass coffee table and he can’t figure out why they aren’t going into his mouth,' the owner said.
Dogs, Like People, Tend to Stay Away from 'Nasty' People Who 'Behave Negatively': Study
A new study shows that dogs are more likely to avoid people exhibiting unhelpful behavior towards their owners
Dogs really are man’s best friend.
Researchers from Japan’s Kyoto University have found that dogs “are extremely sensitive to social signals from humans,” and quickly learn to “stop trusting” people who “behave negatively” towards their owners.
As part of the study, researchers divided 54 dogs into three different groups, with each group participating in a slightly different variation of the same interaction.
Instagram Model Gets Probation After Being Caught on Camera Repeatedly Kicking Her Small Dog
An Instagram model from South Florida will serve four years probation after being caught on surveillance footage repeatedly kicking her small dog in an elevator, PEOPLE confirms.
In September 2017, Keevonna Wilson entered the elevator of her condominium in Aventura, a suburb of Miami. Surveillance cameras caught her repeatedly kicking her dog, Shih Tzu-Yorkie mix named Chastity. The video, viewed by PEOPLE, appears to show her kicking the dog at least 10 times.
Security guards at the condominium contacted police and provided them with the video, the Miami Herald reports.
Horrifying video shows a bulldog attacking a woman holding her two puppies in her own back yard
Woman, 76, Is Attacked by Pack of Dogs While Attending Funeral, as Owner Is Charged
A South Carolina woman has been arrested after a pack of her dogs escaped from her home and attacked a 76-year-old mourner attending a nearby funeral, PEOPLE confirms.
On Monday, five of Daisy Ann Anderson’s 17 dogs ran off from her home in Duncanthis link opens in a new tab and attacked an elderly woman attending a funeral for her brother-in-law at nearby Wood Memorial Park, local TV station WYFF reports.
The woman, who has not been publicly identified, was bending over to fix the flowers on another grave in the cemetery belonging to her deceased husband when the dogs attacked her, she told WYFF.
“I knew right away they were not friendly dogs,” she told WYFF. “They were like a wolf-pack.”
Dogs Will Actually Lie to Get What They Want
Just look into a dog’s furry, innocent face. What could be more transparent and honest? Don’t trust it, say a group of Swiss scientiststhis link opens in a new tab. According to their work, which was published in 2017this link opens in a new tab, dogs are capable of displaying deceptive behavior toward humans. At least when there are sausages at stake (seriously, they used sausages in this study).
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Pet Pit Bulls Maul Owner To Death In Veterinary Clinic
A dog owner from Irving, Texas, was mauled to death by her two pet pit bull terriers, which were quarantined at a veterinary clinic for a “recent biting” incident.
Johana Villafane, 33, was fatally bitten by the pair of canines when she went to the clinic to feed them, Saturday. She was in an exercise area of the facility when the dogs started attacking her at 11:45 a.m. CDT (12:45 p.m. EDT).
“Officers were dispatched to assist the Irving fire Department who had been summoned to a veterinary clinic on reports of a woman in need of medical attention. Staff reported that a dog owner had been attacked by her two pit bull terriers and appeared to be seriously injured,” a press release from the police department stated.
Man Gets Horrifying Bacterial Infection From Cleaning His Fish Tank
Pet owners are at risk for countless animal-related diseases. But you probably wouldn’t guess that owning a fish could be detrimental to your health. However, a recent article published in BMJ Case Reportsthis link opens in a new tab tells the story of a 73-year-old man who contracted a horrifying bacterial infection after cleaning his fish tank.
After breaking out in chickenpox-like rashes on his arms and torso, the unnamed man was sent to the University of Iowa’s infectious disease unit. The doctors who treated him first thought that he might have developed an infection from a bacterium called Nocardia, which can cause chest pain, coughing, and breathing difficulties.