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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Bulldog Puppy Vs. Laundry Basket

(FUNNY DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) On this hump day, watch a dopey dog have the time of his life playing in a laundry basket. This video kind of reminds us of when you're trying to get your life together, but things just don't seem to work out. But this bulldog puppy doesn't seem to mind one bit! Once he gets back into the backet, he tips it over again and again! -- Global Animal
Adoption helps save the lives of animals in need. Photo Credit: OlgaKay

October Is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month! Howl To Help Homeless Pets

(SHELTER PETS/ANIMAL ADOPTION) There's much more to celebrate this month than Halloween. October is designated as National Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. During this month, the ASPCA hopes to raise awareness about shelter animals and promote involvement within the community—whether it's simply spreading the word or bringing a lovable dog into your home. To kick off the initiative, the ASPCA has launched #31DaysOfRescueDogs, a social media campaign to raise funds for homeless pets. By sharing photos of their shelter dogs at www.aspca.org/MyRescueDog, pet parents will enter for the chance to win prizes and have their photo featured on Animal Planet's Pit Bulls and Parolees. Participants must post one photo of their favorite rescue pet every day, and each post will encourage their friends to donate $1 a day. Users can visit www.aspca.org/31days to learn more and sign up. Read on to learn more about this month-long event and see how you can participate. — Global Animal

Bulldog Masters The Art Of Exercising

(FUNNY DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) This energetic bulldog knows exactly how to start the day on the right paw! Watch as he masters the art of exercising and gallops on the treadmill like a valiant steed! -- Global Animal

That Needy Person Who Never Leaves You Alone

(FUNNY DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) We all have that one needy friend who will never leave us alone. Lucky for her, this demanding dog is pretty darn cute! -- Global Animal
Some dogs eating Beneful have experienced Internal bleeding, diarrhea, seizures, and liver malfunction. Photo credit: ABC 7 Chicago

8 Myths Uncovered About Pet Food

(PETS/PET CARE) Having a pet is a huge responsibility. Deciding and following a particular diet guide for a pet can be tricky and daunting, as a lot depends on the species, breed, and the life stage of a pet. One's diet guide should completely be pet-specific. Their food should be well-balanced, nutritious, easily digestible, and most importantly, safe (free of deficiencies or other harmful chemicals). fortunately, most people make general assumptions or follow advice from other pet keepers and draft out their own diet sheets. What they don’t realize is that without performing thorough research on pet diet information, some decisions may be harmful to pets. You must have a proper understanding of raw and dry food, as well as the byproducts and how different animals react to different foods and ingredients. You should also be aware of their allergies or intolerance to certain grains or meats. If you are unsure about what your pet should be eating, please contact your vet, and let your pet enjoy a happy, healthy life. The following infographic discloses some of the myths about nutritional food for pets--take a look! -- Global Animal

Butterfly Takes Over Koala Joey’s Photoshoot

(KOALAS/WILDLIFE/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) In this photoshoot at the Symbio Wildlife Park in New South Wales, Australia, a friendly butterfly becomes friends with Willow, the most adorable koala joey. Is this not the cutest video you've seen all year?! -- Global Animal

The Life of a Pitbull: Lulu in Santa Monica

(PIT BULLS/DOGS) As Global Animal founders, we have met and worked with many dogs, and want to share our experience with the latest addition to our family. Lulu was adopted at an NKLA (No Kill Los Angeles) event through "Angel City Pitts" three years ago, when she was three years old. She was rescued from an abusive situation and taken as evidence of inhumanity because she was kept in a cage and constantly bred from the time she could reproduce. Her DNA test shows she is 100% American Staffordshire Terrier. She came with medical issues and in order to spay Lulu, the veterinarians had to cut through scar tissue from back-yard C-sections. They also cropped her ears, possibly to prep her for fighting, which results in regular ear infections. Lulu had no real idea how to be a dog, couldn’t climb stairs, and never barked. But we could see that she was a special spirit who simply needed a loving home. We went out that morning to go to a museum exhibit, got diverted by the NKLA event, and came home with Lulu! We were a bit concerned about how she would fit into our household, but our first dog Stanley showed her the ropes, our ancient cat Omar set the boundaries about who was boss, and Lulu slowly began to relax into her new home. Now she’s loving life! A word about the breed: Lulu is the most stable, loving dog we have ever encountered. As gentle as a lamb, she is non-reactive in every situation, whether with an aggressive dog, a two-year-old climbing on her back and even taunting squirrels and speeding skateboarders. We love her (she never leaves my side) and we wanted to share our story and pictures to encourage other dog lovers to consider this breed. They were once the family dog of America and if you watch the incredible documentary on Netflix called Champions, about the rehabilitation of the Michael Vick dogs, you will see their true nature is stable, gentle and forgiving. Like any dog, their loyalty can be distorted through torture and abuse, but the misinformation about this breed is at epidemic levels. A new book called Pit Bull tells the truth. Their jaws don’t lock any more than any other dog, their stability is on par with the Labrador, and they are fantastic with children. Places where breed specific bans have been enacted against pit bulls have not shown a decrease in dog bites. If any dog is unstable, look at the other end of the leash for the reason. Judge the deed, not the breed! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Cheeseless Black Bean Lasagna

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday recipe, try this vegan-friendly version of a classic Italian dish. This cheeseless black bean lasagna is a unique spin on a hearty pasta favorite, and is packed with tofu and black beans for a good protein fix. The crumbly tofu texture resembles everyone's favorite ricotta cheese, but without the guilt! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Squirrel Gets A Belly Rub

(SQUIRRELS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Meet Sammy the squirrel. Doesn't he look the most content getting his belly rubbed? We certainly wish we were him on this sleepy Monday morning! — Global Animal

Breakfast For Baby Sloth

(SLOTHS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) This baby sloth was abandoned when his mother was killed in Costa Rica. It's apparently quite common to find baby sloths who have fallen from the trees. Luckily for this one, he was rescued and bottlefed until he could eat solid foods. Watch as he enjoys meal time...but verrrry slowly. — Global Animal

The Magic Word Gets Dogs’ Attention

(FUNNY DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) What's the one magic word that can get any dog's attention no matter what? Here's a hint: it begins with a "W." — Global Animal

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