Puppy, a 150-pound Great Pyrenees, went missing while horseback riding with his owner Karen James in McCleary, Washington. After two days of anxious searching, his owners sought assistance from Three Retrievers Lost Pet Rescue.
Tino, a Search and Rescue dog, was assigned to the non-profit rescue in order to locate Puppy.
Tino quickly followed Puppy down, only to find him submerged in a muddy gully less than a mile from his house. Only his head poked through the muck.
“At first, his back feet didn’t operate, possibly because he’d been stuck in the chilly muck for hours.” The forests stretch for miles, and Puppy’s family might not have located him without the assistance of a search dog.”
Puppy was placed in a wagon and taken home, where his family was pleased to see him.
“He couldn’t get out of the muck,” James said to Fox 13. “We wouldn’t have spotted him since he was off the route far enough.”
“And you know there’s miles and miles, acres and acres of wilderness out there to search,” she continued. We would never have discovered him.”
Tino had been trained for 16 months, according to Three Retrievers Lost Pet Rescue, and this was Tino’s first “Walk up find” of his career. We’d call it a huge success!
6 Most Common Cat Health Problems
Cats are good at self-maintenance. But even your fastidious feline can’t prevent some of these more common cat diseases and health issues.
Vomiting is a very common problem with cats with a multitude of causes. They range from eating something poisonous or inedible (like string), to infection, urinary tract disease, or diabetes to hairballs.
2. Feline Lower Urinary Tract Diseases (FLUTD)
TSome estimates say as many as 3% of cats seen by vets have feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD), which is actually a group of feline diseases with multiple causes.
Straining to urinate
Urinating in unusual places
Crying when urinating
Licking around the urinary area (often because of pain)
Fleas are a very common external feline health problem. But it’s one you can easily treat. Signs your cat has fleas include:
Flea dirt on its skin (they look like tiny black dots)
Red or irritated skin
Skin infections or hot spots