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Valentine’s Day special: six behaviours that indicate your dog is jealous of your partner!

Is your dog behaving oddly this Valentine's Day - or whenever your partner is near? Then, perhaps, your best friend might be jealous! Why is it that dogs are man’s best friend? Every dog owner...

Pet Theft Awareness Day: how to protect your dog

Pet theft is a harrowing crime. The thought of someone stealing your beloved pet from the street or even your own garden is a horrifying one. However, the reality is dog thefts are on...

Remembering Gill Harwood

Back in 2005, Dogs Today featured Gill Harwood, who devoted decades of her life to rescuing Old English Sheepdogs - a dedication that won her the Award for Lifetime of Care. Today, we reflect...
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Tiny dog, big trouble: Chihuahua health issues grow

The Chihuahua may be the world's smallest dogs, but the breed's popularity is growing - as well as its health issues. And the two things are linked, according to the latest research by the...
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Vets issue advice following reports of dogs struck by vomiting bug

Widespread reports of dogs struck by a vomiting bug across England and Wales - plus a case in Northern Ireland - are being addressed by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) with advice for worried...
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Coronation Street star adopts smuggled pup

Dachshund pup Karen-Jean didn't have the best start in life, but her fortune changed when she was rescued by Dogs Trust - and then adopted by Coronation Street star Daniel Brocklebank. Daniel, who adopted another...
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The search for UK’s fattest pets is on for slimming programme

Vet charity PDSA is searching for the UK’s fattest dogs as it launches Pet Fit Club - its annual pet slimming competition. Selected pets are placed on a six-month diet and exercise programme, individually...
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RSPCA appeals for information on dog found in Halifax in ‘horrendous’ state [Warning: upsetting...

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a small dog was found in a ‘horrendous state’, abandoned in an isolated spot and exposed to the cold. Her fur was severely matted and she was...
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Police dog saves the day sniffing out wedding ring

A man who threw away his wedding ring following a row with his wife has Police Dog Odin, a six-year-old German Shepherd of the West Midlands Police force, to thank for reuniting him with...
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Vets issue urgent pet safety advice as UK faces cold snap

"If it’s cold for you, it’s cold for your pet" – that’s the key message as the British Veterinary Association (BVA) urges pet owners to take extra precautions to ensure dogs, cats and other...

One at Dover, two at Canterbury: life of a kennel maid

Many years ago, I applied for a work experience in a council dog pound/private boarding kennels in Folkestone, Kent. I have some very fond memories of my time there. I arrived in March 1988;...

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Animal Awareness Project: “One Man’s Rescue”

On Monday 24 February British-born positive reinforcement dog trainer David Reid will launch the animal rescue awareness project ‘One Man's Rescue’ in Cyprus. He will...
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Will Valentine’s Day bring love to these rescue dogs?

Across Dogs Trust’s 20 rehoming centres in the UK, there are over 1,500 rescue dogs looking for love this Valentine’s Day - including a...
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Caucasian Shepherd left tied to gates of rescue centre looking for...

When they went to open up the Dogs Trust Manchester rehoming centre in Denton, staff were shocked to see that a Caucasian Shepherd dog...