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Stolen Penny returned

Elderly owner overjoyed as stolen dog found

Penny, a two-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, was stolen only a couple of days before Christmas - leaving her elderly, recently widowed owner devastated. After wandering away from home on 23 December 2020, Penny was...

“Barnacle dog” seeking new home after stunning recovery

When Saskia arrived at the rescue centre, she looked like nothing the staff has seen before, with a skin infection that made her rear end look like it was covered in "weeping, bloody barnacles". The...
Dec/Jan issue is available for free

Read our Dec/Jan issue for free!

All right lockdown buddies, I'm going to share with you the latest issue of Dogs Today so you can read it... with my compliments! It includes the tribute to the late great Catherine O'Driscoll, and...

Councils urged to relax PSPOs during lockdown

As England enters yet another national lockdown, the RSPCA is calling for local authorities to consider easing some locally Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) in order to help dog walker comply with lockdown rules. A...
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Four dogs home, many more missing

In December, four dogs were stolen from a boarding kennels in Chertsey, Surrey. These were pets that were waiting to join their owners in Australia. Australia still has a short quarantine and lots of paperwork,...
Blaze was beaten with a metal chain

Man caught on camera hitting dog with metal chain sentenced

A man from Buckinghamshire was disqualified from keeping dogs after a video captured the moment he hit his dog, a crossbreed called Blaze, with a metal chain lead. Ayaz Hussain, of Keats Close, Aylesbury, pleaded...
Avoid pet weight gain over Christmas

How to prevent your dog from putting on weight this Christmas

During Christmas many of us worry about how our overindulgence will affect our waistlines come the New Year, but have you considered the weight your dog could potentially gain over the festive period? Often, the...
Brexit

After Brexit: new rules for travelling abroad with pets

With the end of the Brexit transition period, from 1 January 2021 many things will change - including the rules to travel to EU countries and Northern Ireland with your pet, as England, Scotland...
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CCTV images released in investigation into dumped dying dog

The RSPCA has released CCTV images showing a man who left a dying dog at Animal Trust Vets in Birkenhead, saying he had found her abandoned in Victoria Park. As he left without giving...

Wire Fence to donate 100% of profit to a dog rescue centre

Wire Fence will give away 100% of its profit made on Friday 18th December for Christmas to a dog rescue centre. If you are a dog rescue centre in need of additional funds please follow...
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Suffering laid bare: Blue Cross pleads public to ditch fireworks this New Year’s Eve

Animal charity Blue Cross is urging people not to let off fireworks this New Year’s Eve, as "pet owners lay bare the extent of suffering loud bangs causes our four-legged friends" by sharing footage...
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Man caught on CCTV stamping on dog’s head in violent attack

A West Midlands man caught on CCTV while beating his dog in a lift has been jailed and disqualified from keeping animals for life. The attack took place on the morning of 10 December...
Dog meat trade in India

Nagaland dog meat ban revoked by High Court

A ban on dog meat trade in the Indian state of Nagaland, which was announced in July, has been blocked by the Kohima Bench of the Gauhati High Court on Wednesday 25 November. The decision...

“Will my puppies make me rich?” – Dogs Today editor weighs in on controversial...

Concerning the BBC3 documentary "Will my puppies make me rich?", I have emailed the students who pitched this idea to ask if we can help. I am hoping they get in touch. Perhaps we can...
After vet

A visit to the vet

My dog is stoned. He is on methadone and is hallucinating his little head off. What he is experiencing, The Great Dog Master only knows, but it's looking scary. He is squeaking and hollering,...
Dachshund Merry

Merry the Paralympian Dachshund

Merry, my 14-year-old male long-haired dachshund, enjoys life to the full despite having been disabled for over 8 years. Merry suffers from a condition called Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) which affects many breeds of...
christmas lights

How to keep dogs safe this Christmas

We are now entering the time of year when Christmas decorations start to appear and seasonal music becomes the soundtrack to our lives. The festive season will be a great source of excitement for...
flea treatments damage rivers

Great Debate: Should we end preventive flea treatments to protect our rivers?

In the light of a recent study on the impact of flea treatments on English rivers, should we reconsider the use of regular, preventive flea treatments? A recent study revealed that veterinary flea products used...

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Janet and the dogs of Dahab

Janet’s Legacy: the dogs of Dahab

Janet Johnson dedicated her life to rescuing the dogs of Dahab. After she was found dead at her shelter in unclear circumstances, her friends...

Wire Fence to donate 100% of profit to a dog rescue...

Wire Fence will give away 100% of its profit made on Friday 18th December for Christmas to a dog rescue centre. If you are a...