3 must-reads for National Dog Day


Check out these stories on the resilience of canines

Photo credit: Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service

Photo credit: Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service

Did you know that today is National Dog Day? Today, we get to celebrate our furry best friends and patients for all the love and joy they bring into the lives of those around them. To honor this day, we have compelled 3 heartwarming stories about canines who inspire us and showed us how underdogs usually come out on top.

From the 2021 Hambone Award winner to one puppy's long journey for veterinary care, there is something in here for everyone. Happy reading!

German Shepard who survived a 400-foot fall wins the 2021 Hambone AwardLast year, Nationwide selected Bruins, a 3-year-old German Shepard as the winner of the 2021 Hambone Award. Bruins was rescued 4 days after falling 400 feet off a steep cliffside in Los Angeles County, California where he suffered serious injuries including internal bleeding, a broken femur, and a collapsed lung.

Routine veterinary exam leads to long journey for puppy with heart diseaseFor Snoob, an American Bully, a routine check-up turned into a life-or-death scenario after a veterinarian in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) found that he had a strong heart murmur, leading them to diagnose his with pulmonic stenosis.

Onion powder poisons daring dogThis installment of Pet Poison Helpline’s Toxin Tails shares the story of Tsuk as he decided to help himself to some of his own’s “Costco-sized” onion powder that was left on the counter, leading him to be rushed to the hospital for onion poisoning.

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