Click here to learn more.
Vetstreet. All rights reserved.
Vetstreet does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. See Additional Information ›
2016: We've scoured the Web to find the best and most compelling animal
stories, videos and photos. And it's all right here.
Jake was only three weeks old when he became trapped in a backyard shed that caught fire last April. Luckily, one of his neighbors, firefighter Bill Lindler, heard his family’s screams and rushed to save little Jake from the blaze. When his family couldn’t afford the care for the burns that covered 75 percent of his body, they left him at the vet clinic — and Lindler came to his rescue again, giving him a forever home. Nearly a year later, Jake’s wounds have healed. He’s happy and healthy, and he’s a busy guy. Jake is an honorary firefighter with the Hanahan, South Carolina, Fire Department, where Lindler works. "I'd like to see him be a therapy dog for burned children one day, so they can see that he's a survivor and that, despite the scars, they're all still beautiful. But right now though, we're working on having him be an arson detection
dog," he told
The Dodo. You can follow Jake's adventures on his
Facebook page. — Read it at
A flying drone captured rare footage of a baby pygmy blue whale likely nursing from her mom in the waters off the western coast of New Zealand. Marine ecologist Leigh Torres was on a research vessel when her team’s drone captured the behavior last month. “From the overhead perspective we could clearly see this coordinated behavior between mother and calf. It was beautiful to see," Torres told National Geographic. The scientists believe the calf was nursing because the pair wasn’t moving through the water, and the baby would alternate between coming up for air and swimming under his mom to nurse. The calf is believed to be about 4 to 6 months old, and will likely separate from his mom soon. — Watch it at the
A yearling harbor seal pup who was found stranded and clinging to life near Seattle in December was returned to Puget Sound on Monday afternoon. For four months, the pup was nursed back to health by the
Progressive Animal Welfare Society. She got a ride out into the Sound with the U.S. Coast Guard. A video of her release shows her lying on the boat’s deck and taking everything in before sliding into the water. Then, she pops back up to look at her rescuers one more time from the water. — Read it from the
U.S. Coast Guard and watch it on
After surviving for several days on a shrinking ice patch on Deer Creek Reservoir in Utah, Sadie the
dog was rescued by volunteers with Utah County Search and Rescue — and it was
caught on video. Sadie’s owner, Charelle Meriweather, said her dog was staying at her cousin’s house when she disappeared. She believes someone intentionally opened the fence gate and let Sadie out last Monday. The next morning, Meriweather’s cousin spotted Sadie on ice out on the reservoir. For two days, her brother attempted to rescue Sadie with a canoe, but the nervous dog would run away. Finally, with the ice melting, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office was called to help rescue the dog. When the volunteers arrived in their rescue boat, Sadie had fallen through the ice. They pulled her right out and got her back to her grateful owner — who won’t let Sadie out of her sight. "I am just so glad she is home," Meriweather said. — Watch it at Salt Lake City’s
Toronto Zoo’s 5-month-old pandas were officially named in a ceremony attended by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday. The baby bears were named Jia Panpan, which means Canadian Hope, and Jia Yueyue, or Canadian Joy. A photo of the popular leader cuddling with the two cubs quickly went viral on
Twitter. — See photos at the U.K.’s
Like this article? Have a point of view to share? Let us know!
Take our breed quiz to find your next pet.
Get all the best pet news and information sent right to your inbox!
Thank you for subscribing!
An elephant was born at the Dallas Zoo
two months after his mom was rescued
from poor conditions in Swaziland.
These scented oils may help you relax,
but putting them on your cat or dog
could have serious consequences.
From dealing with messes to handling
emergencies, our writer has learned a lot
about raising two kids from her dog.
Do you know what it means when your
dog wags his tail or shows his belly? The
answers may surprise you.
You may love the idea of sharing your
bed with a kitten, but Dr. Marty Becker
says you should wait until he's older.
There's a lot of false information out there
about heartworm disease, so we're
debunking common misconceptions.
If you've ever vacationed on the Greek islands, you may have noticed Aegean Cats hanging around fishing boats.
Annual examinations are the cornerstone
of a good preventive care regimen and
can save you money in the long run.
Check out our collection of more than 250 videos about pet training, animal behavior, dog and cat breeds and more.
Wonder which dog or cat best fits your lifestyle? Our new tool will narrow down more than 300 breeds for you.
Visit HealthyPet magazine for interviews with pet-loving celebrities, health advice from our experts, training tips and…
If the video doesn't start playing momentarily,
please install the latest version of Flash.
Thank you for subscribing.