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Dog Dies After Routine Walk, Now Veterinarians Are Warning Others About The Signs Of Heatstroke

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Each year, there occurs several dog deaths as a result of heatstroke. Unfortunately, not many dog owners know the dangers that come about as a result of high temperatures. According to PETA, 58 animals died in hot weather–related deaths in 2018 alone.

On a Facebook post, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) shared a heartbreaking story of a dog that tragically died from heatstroke. They wrote:

“This morning we have been informed that yesterday a local dog died of heat stroke after being taken on a walk at 9am when the temperature was 21 degrees. The dog was 5 years old and otherwise fit and healthy.

Despite lots of warnings about the heat we still see dogs being walked to the shops, on the school run, or as soon as owners get in from work. We do understand the crucial nature of walking your dog, however please bear in mind that walking in high temperatures can cause serious and irreversible damage, and in some cases death. Yesterday the high for the day was at 4pm but this is when most of the dogs we spotted were out and about.

It does not matter if your dog is white, young, not a bull breed or ‘used to the heat’. Please be mindful of their needs. In the mean time, please look out for signs of heat stroke.”

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 Signs Of Heatstroke:

  • Heavy panting
  • Vomiting and bloody diarrhea
  • Excessive thirst
  • Glazed eyes
  • Excessive drooling
  • Bright or dark red tongue, gums
  • Staggering
  • Elevated body temperature (104ºF and up)
  • Weakness, collapse
  • Seizures
  • Unconsciousness
  • Increased pulse and heartbeat
Dog Dies After Routine Walk, Now Veterinarians Are Warning Others About The Signs Of Heatstroke

Dog Dies After Routine Walk, Now Veterinarians Are Warning Others About The Signs Of Heatstroke

If you suspect your dog is suffering from heatstroke, or notice the signs of heatstroke mentioned above, make sure you act immediately!

  1. The first thing you should do is to move your dog to a cooler area. Try to get them cooled down quickly.
  2. Try to offer your dog small amounts of water to drink, not a large volume of water. That might cause your pet to vomit and you don’t want that to happen.
  3. Take your dog’s temperature if possible.
  4. When your dog seems more comfortable, call your veterinarian for next steps.
  5. The doctor may want to evaluate your dog even if he seems fully recovered.

Please take caution before taking your dog out for a walk this summer.

Remember to share this with your family and friends to keep our fury best-friends safe.

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5-Year-Old Fell Into The Gorilla Pit- What Happened Next ‘Would Astonish The World’

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5-Year-Old Fell Into The Gorilla Pit- What Happened Next ‘Would Astonish The World’

It was a tale that left the whole world astonished, a 5-year-old boy fell off a 20 feet high wall into a gorilla pit and was knocked unconscious. The horrifying moment caught on video then shows how the child is, surprisingly, protected by a giant 450-pound male silver-back gorilla, named Jambo, who softly strokes his back and then stood guard to protect the child from other gorillas.

On August 30 1986, Levan Merritt, his parents, Stephen and Pauline, and his siblings, Stephanie, Clint and Lloyd decided to visit the zoo to celebrate the birthday of his youngest sibling, Lloyd. Little did they know their family trip would be broadcast around the world and bring Jambo to stardom.

As Levan lay unconsious on the ground, a giant 450-pound male silverback gorilla called Jambo approached him and gently stroked his back.

As Levan lay unconsious on the ground, a giant 450-pound male silverback gorilla called Jambo approached him and gently stroked his back.

When the family got to the gorilla pit, dad Stephen lifted Levan’s brother Clint on his shoulders to get a better look at the apes below. Levan decided to follow suit and climbed up the wall before anyone could notice he slipped and fell 20 feet into the pit, snapping his arm and fracturing his skull in the process.

As he lay unconscious on the ground, a giant 450-pound male silver-back gorilla called Jambo approached him.

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The Merrits family and a crowd of onlookers watched on in horror, as Jambo reached out and gently stroked Levan’s back.

Jambo then stood guard over Levan, placing himself between the unconscious child and the other gorillas who were approaching in a protective stance.

A few moments later, Levan began to regain consciousness and started to cry. As his family and other people screamed at him to remain still, his crying caused Jambo and the gorillas to retreat in panic.

Rescuers then jumped in to retrieve Levan after which he was airlifted to hospital.

Jambo stood guard over Levan, placing himself between the unconscious child and the other gorillas who were approaching in a protective stance.

Jambo stood guard over Levan, placing himself between the unconscious child and the other gorillas who were approaching in a protective stance.

The footage was featured in “The Urban Gorilla,” an award-winning 1992 documentary by ArgoFilms that follows the lives of 9 gorillas living in captivity.

“Never before had such an accident occurred. And never before had this full-grown male gorilla encountered a human being within his domain. Only the worst could be imagined. But what was to unfold this September afternoon would astonish the world.” Narrator Glenn Close describes the tense moment.

Jambo’s and Levan’s tale produced headlines around the world and helped to alter the perception of gorillas from King Kong’s mean-spirited animals to the smart, sensitive, delicate species we understand them to be today.

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Real Life Mufasa And Simba: Cub Gives His Father A Hug In Scene Reminiscent Of Lion King

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Real Life Mufasa And Simba: Cub Gives His Father A Hug In Scene Reminiscent Of Lion King

A real life Mufasa and Simba duo have been captured sharing a hug and cuddles in Kenya.

The adorable lion cub brought out his father’s softer side, as the father-son duo embraced in a touching hug and looked every bit the real-life version of Mufasa and Simba from the Lion King moment.

The father-son duo embraced in a touching hug and looked every bit the real-life version of Mufasa and Simba from the Lion King moment.

The father-son duo embraced in a touching hug and looked every bit the real-life version of Mufasa and Simba from the Lion King moment.

53 year old Sabine Bernert from Paris, was documenting wildlife in Maasai Mara, Kenya, when she captured the heartwarming moment.

Sabine said that before she captured the hug, the lion had been gazing across his territory as his cubs hid in the long grass behind him, pretending to attack him.

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The photographer captured the moment in the early hours of the morning while documenting wildlife for a children’s book.

“The lion pretended he hadn’t seen the cubs until the last second, then they started to play joyfully. I especially love the moment when the male lion is hugging the cub softly. The contrast between his brute strength and his gentleness, the huge size of his paw very softly holding the little cub.” Sabine said.

Sabine said before the pair embraced in a touching hug, the lion had been gazing across his territory as his cubs hid in the long grass behind him, pretending to attack him.

Sabine said before the pair embraced in a touching hug, the lion had been gazing across his territory as his cubs hid in the long grass behind him, pretending to attack him.

“I was amazed by the way this huge lion was playing so gently with the cubs. They really looked like they were enjoying themselves and have fun. With the delicate light of the sunrise, it was a pure moment of grace.” She added.

'I especially love the moment when the male lion is hugging the cub softly. The contrast between his brute strength and his gentleness, the huge size of his paw very softly holding the little cub' Sabine said.

‘I especially love the moment when the male lion is hugging the cub softly. The contrast between his brute strength and his gentleness, the huge size of his paw very softly holding the little cub’ Sabine said.

As most of you will know, the film, Lion King, follows a young lion called Simba as he grows up to be King of the Pride Lands, helped along the way by two of his friends, Timon and Pumbaa, while his evil Uncle Scar tries to stand in his way. In fact, a remake of the Lion King is due to be released in a months time!

Mufasa and Simba during a famous scene in the The Lion King

Mufasa and Simba during a famous scene in the The Lion King

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Woman Finds Shaking Dog By The River, Looks Closer At Its Throat And Sees 13lb Anchor Tied To His Neck

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Woman Finds Shaking Dog By The River, Looks Closer At Its Throat And Sees 13lb Anchor Tied To His Neck

Audra Petraškienė was driving near a river in her hometown of  Lithuania last week when she was disrupted by an unusual sight. Audra noticed a soaking wet dog shivering by the side of the road.

The kind woman decided to stop her car to check if the puppy was okay.Upon taking a closer look she noticed a large metal anchor tied around the little puppy’s neck. “Who did this to you?” Audra asked in shock when she got to the dog.

The poor dog had a 13lb anchor tied to his neck

The poor dog had a 13lb anchor tied to his neck

“Apparently, somebody put a heavy metal item on his neck and dropped him in the river to drown,” Petraškienė’s daughter, Andra, told The Dodo.

Luckily, the dog had managed to escape from its horrifying fate and was able to make it on to safe land.

“I was shocked. Just thinking about it makes me want to cry. I realized I have to do something immediately,” Audra said.

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The kind woman took the poor dog home, cleaned him up and rushed him to a vet. Fortunately, the vet said the little dog had not sustained any serious injuries and was to be in good health.

Audra decided to report the incident to the police and is waiting on the cruel person who would do such a heartless thing to be apprehended.

She also posted about the dog on Facebook hoping to find out more about what could’ve have happened to the poor and innocent dog.

Fortunately, the vet said the little dog had not sustained any serious injuries and was to be in good health.

Fortunately, the vet said the little dog had not sustained any serious injuries and was to be in good health.

Her Facebook post went viral, and soon the owner of the dog showed up to claim it. “The owner seemed like a good person. I am sure that he loves the dog”  Audra said.

However, Audra decided to leave the dog at an animal shelter until the situation is resolved as it is still unclear who could have done this to the pup.

Audra decided to leave the dog at an animal shelter until the situation is resolved

Audra decided to leave the dog at an animal shelter until the situation is resolved

We hope this poor dog will soon find a loving home and will never have to experience anything like this again.

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