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According to the Daily Mail U.K., a community in Terre Haute, Ind., is up in arms after the family of a recently deceased blind woman killed her healthy guide dog so he could be buried alongside her. Sheila Stadler, 68, died of cancer on March 8 and after telling her children that she wanted her loyal Labrador, Toffee, to be buried along with her. However, Toffee was a healthy 5-year-old dog. To fulfill his mother's wish, her son Andy put Toffee down and buried the animal with his mother a few days after her death. Andy began to...

A question for all the women reading this: would you want your pet present in the hospital while you went into labor and gave birth? That's what happened recently in England. A pregnant woman in the UK wanted her dog Barney to be beside her in the delivery room during the birthing process, and St. Michaels Hospital, Bristol, granted her request. That's probably because Barney is a certified Pets As Therapy dog who regularly attends patients in the hospital with his owner. After the two-hour birth, Barney, believed to be a yellow...

Labrador Puppy Born With Green Coat

It's not easy being green, especially when folks expect you to be golden. According to the U.K. Daily Mail, a Labrador puppy, appropriately named Hulk, was born with a green tint to his fur. The oddly hued newborn was one of eight pups born to new mom Buttons and her owners, Naomi Grimes and Kyle Murray. All the the pups were…

Britain's Fattest Dog Has Massive Weight-Loss Journey

Labrador Alfie is as charming as the classic English ladies man, but not quite as slim. According to The (U.K.) Telegraph, Alfie weighs over 170 pounds and is thought to be the fattest dog in Britain. The sweet-mannered pooch grew to this surprising size due to sad circumstances. Alfie's former owner suffers from…

antaean, Flickr Hip dysplasia is a common affliction for household dogs that can cause arthritis or lameness if untreated. As part of a Paw Nation series providing background about the medical problems your pet may suffer, we spoke to Jonathan Murray, owner of Parker Veterinary Hospital in Charlotte, N.C., to get some insights about the condition. What are the signs that my dog has hip dysplasia? Hip dysplasia is the medical term for abnormal development if the hip joint. The abnormality occurs as the puppy grows up and the hip joint develops. Dysplasia results in a hip joint that is "too loose," resulting in pain and arthritis due to abnormal motion within the joint. The signs of hip...

jinspain2002, Flickr Name: Boomer Location: Port Washington, Wis. Age: 7 weeks Breed: Chocolate Lab Favorite Toy: Kong Wubba Favorite Treat: Milk-Bone biscuits. Likes: Anything he can chew on, and naps with Mom. Dislikes: When Mom and Dad put him in his kennel. Congratulations to our submitter, jinspain2002. If you'd like to submit your pet, upload your favorite pet photos to our Flickr pool! More Cute Pets Share...