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Meet Naki’o, the First Dog With Four Prosthetic Paws [VIDEO]

Abandoned as a puppy when his owners fled their foreclosed-upon Nebraska home, Naki’o lost all four of his paws to severe frostbite after stepping into a freezing puddle in the home’s abandoned basement. He was rescued, but forced to crawl on his belly to get around. Happily, new owner and veterinary technician Christie Tomlinson successfully organized a fundraiser to have Naki’o’s two back legs fitted with OrthoPets prosthetics. When Naki’o enthusiastically took to his new hind-legs like they were the real deal, OrthoPets founder Martin Kaufmann decided to complete the set free of charge, making Naki’o is the first dog to ever be fitted with four prosthetic limbs.

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Firefighter Rescues Kitten From Inside a Pipe [VIDEO]

Earlier this week, a man dropped off a section of rusty pipe to firefighters at Redding, California’s Fire Station #4. Why? There was a kitten trapped inside of it. That’s right, a real life, just-larger-than-pipe-sized cat. So were these American heroes able to squeeze him out? Yes!

Watch the nail-biting endeavor in the three-part rescue series below.

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Classy Cat Loves Perrier Water [VIDEO]

This cat rarely drinks water but when he does, it’s always Perrier. And don’t even think for a minute about serving it to him in some sort of low-rent bowl. What do you take him for? A stray?

No, Perrier Cat is dignified. He has standards. When you pour him a Perrier, it goes in a glass just wider than his head. That way he’s completely enveloped by its mineral scent every time he takes a sip. Taste is mostly smell. How many times does Perrier Cat have to explain that to you?

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Cute Dog Wearing Cone Finds Creative Way to Climbs Stairs [VIDEO]

Sometimes we’re asked to think outside the box, but this dog named Lucy has had to think outside the cone.

The pooch had undergone surgery on her head, forcing her to wear a plastic cone to keep the stitches safe. The handicap, however, led to a conundrum: how to get up a flight of stairs?

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People More Interested in Pets Than Money in a Divorce: Survey

Fido has some real pull.

A new survey of 1,500 pet owners in the US by petMD has revealed some interesting facts.

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Book Says Nazis Tried to Recruit Talking Dogs, Plus Other Pooches Chatting [VIDEO]

In addition to taking over the human race, Hitler was also intent on running the animal kingdom, according to new research.

The research claims Nazis wanted to train dogs to speak, read and spell.

A book claims Hitler hoped the canines, taken from all over Germany, would chat with their SS masters. The pooches underwent training in specially-designed schools to talk and send signals using their paws.

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Dog Crashes and Completes Half Marathon [VIDEO]

Dozer, a three year-old golden doodle, ran most of the Maryland Half Marathon last week.

Unbeknownst to his owners, Dozer broke free of his electric fence and joined up with the road race when its participants ran past his front yard -- which sat at about the five mile mark of the half marathon.

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Company Will Make Fur Clothing From Your Deceased Pet

If you thought having your pet immortalized via taxidermy was slightly creepy, you haven't seen anything yet.

Thanks to VIP Fibers, obsessed pet owners can now walk around with Fluffy's fur draped around their body.

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Dog Walks on Front Paws While He Takes Care of Business [VIDEO]

Is your old dog in need of some new tricks?

If so, you'll want to check out the amazingly adorable Harley, who has discovered an incredible way to, you know, do his business.

In the video after the jump, Harley is filmed going "tee-tee" outside in the grass -- a huge accomplishment for any dog owner. The trick is, he proceeds to walk on his front paws as he does it.

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Bizarre Cat With Five Ears Found in Russia

Cats already have remarkable hearing skills, but a gray feline in Russia found with five ears takes the cake for impressive hearing ability.

According to Vladimir Obryvkov of the Voronezh State University of Agriculture, the cat -- named Luntya -- has two normal ears, two extra ears located just in front of those and then an additional tiny fifth ear.

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Howling Dog Calms Crying Baby [VIDEO]

In this video the howls of Siberian Husky magically stop a baby from crying.  It would be even cuter if the Husky's howls didn't happen to be even more grating than the baby's wails.

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Half The Dogs & Cats In America Overweight

We have three pugs in our home. Several weeks ago, I mentioned to Mrs. Rayman they seemed to be gaining a few pounds.  I'm thinking maybe something is wrong with their health.  Today the weight is gone and they're happy and healthy. The culprit? Dog food.

Once again Mrs. Rayman to the rescue. She tried a newer, healthier food and that did the trick. Lesson learned. The pugs and your husband thank you dear. If you have dogs/cats in your home, read on.

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