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Dogs and heatwaves: tips to keep your dog cool

Every year the RSPCA receives hundreds of reports of animals suffering from heat exposure, including dogs left in hot cars, pets with heat burns on their paws from pavements, and dogs over-exercised in the...
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Dog obesity: how to spot it and what to do

Vet Dr Guy Sandelowsky explains how to spot signs of obesity in your dog, and whether the UK has a wider 'dog obesity' problem... Five signs your dog might be obese: Large deposits of fat...

Vets issue warning to pet owners over bee and wasp stings as cases soar 

Bees and wasps may seem part and parcel of the warmer seasons, but their stings can prove dangerous for your pets and in some cases, fatal. Vets Now has issued an urgent warning to pet...

To Love a Dog

I looked at your face today and saw a few more grays where once there was only shiny black fur. You’re only three, but already, I can see the dreaded signs of aging showing...

Yorkshire couple banned from keeping animals after starving dogs [Warning: Upsetting Images]

A North Yorkshire couple has been banned from keeping animals for seven years after neglecting three dogs, resulting in the death of one from starvation. The prosecution by the RSPCA led to the sentencing of...
help doris breathe

Appeal: Help Doris Breathe

The Cotswolds Dogs & Cats Home is trying to raise £5,000 to cover Doris' specialist surgery, to give her the opportunity to breathe without struggling... Doris is an English bulldog whose gentle spirit and loving...

Could you be our breed guru?

Could you help the next generation of dog owners make fewer mistakes? We're looking to find breed gurus who can help point new owners in the right direction! Could this be you? Some years ago we...

How to read our April 2024 issue – no strings!

As the May edition of Dogs Today is now printed, the April issue is now free to read digitally! You just need to click this link: https://midd.me/uP05 There's no paywall, no data capture, no strings -...
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Vet urges dog owners to put sunscreen on their pets

Dr. Anna Foreman, Everypaw Pet Insurance’s in-house vet, has issued a warning against dogs being left in the sun for too long - and urged pet owners to apply sunscreen to their pets. Does the...

How can a dog be safe around livestock?

The vast amount of land in the UK – 71 per cent – is farmland, and around 22 million sheep can be found scattered around the countryside. The vast public footpath network enables walkers...
carbon monoxide is a silent killer

Appeal for information about dead dog with cropped ears and fighting injuries in West...

The RSPCA is urgently appealing for the public’s help after a dead dog with mutilated ears and fighting injuries was taken in to a Dewsbury veterinary practice in a wheelbarrow. The young bull breed-type dog...

Scuffies Dog Show returns for its second year in Alton

At The Lawn, the Alton-based residential care home run by charity, Friends of the Elderly, Emma Cranstone, the care home’s Activities Coordinator, has been ‘em-barking’ on the preparations for The Lawn’s second community Dog...

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Dog lover takes on ‘challenge of a lifetime’ to raise funds for...

A dog lover is taking on a 1,000-mile run described as ‘the holy grail of UK adventures’ in a bid to raise more than...
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Scottish Pet Food Banks suffer from huge drop in donations

The pet food bank service which has been used as a lifeline by so many has been severely affected by the drop in donations...
help doris breathe

Appeal: Help Doris Breathe

The Cotswolds Dogs & Cats Home is trying to raise £5,000 to cover Doris' specialist surgery, to give her the opportunity to breathe without...