Painful swellings that crop up after injuries should be checked out by your veterinarian, as they could be a sign of arteriovenous fistula, a condition that leaves tissues without adequate oxygen. This in turn forces the heart to work harder, which can eventually lead to heart failure.
A Springer Spaniel named Mollypops is enjoying a new squeaky chicken and some treats of her own for saving her dog mom's life in a most unusual way. Rachel Hayes just ate a piece of hard candy, which lodged in her throat. Choking, coughing and not able to talk, Mollypops came up from behind the woman and hit her in the back so hard that it dislodged the treat, in effect performing the Heimlich maneuver.