Fluffy the cat was found frozen, unresponsive, and buried in snow outside her home. She was brought into the Animal Clinic of Kalispell, Montana, as temperatures reached -12C and 9F, on January 31, as parts of the US were hit with a polar vortex
She was unresponsive and covered in balls of snow and ice. But within an hour, with the help of veterinarians, warm towels, hairdryers and fluids, Fluffy was starting to feel like herself again and a week later, Fluffy made a full recovery. ... See MoreSee Less
Such a heartwarming story... Betsy, a four-year-old Australian kelpie has such a fine sense of smell that she can detect subtle changes in her owner Bridget Wall’s sweat and saliva that forewarn of a fainting episode.
“She can give me 10 minutes warning so I can be prepared and not hurt myself,” she said. “It’s helped reduce the fainting episodes as I’m able to lie down and get my heart rate under control.”
Ms Wall initially got Betsy as a therapy dog, but soon realised her four-legged friend had a knack for predicting her fainting episodes.
“As a puppy she would get agitated and run round in circles before I had fainted so we realised that she was picking up the signals in advance.”
“I had started to get scared to go out in public because I was passing out a lot, and I was becoming withdrawn. But Betsy has given me that confidence back, has given me my independence back, because I know she’s there – she’s my shadow, she’s just amazing.” ... See MoreSee Less