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Dog mum guilt: the pressure to ‘get it right’

A dog trainer is speaking out about the pressure that dog owners feel to ‘get things right’ with their dog’s behaviour - resulting in what she refers to as “dog mum guilt”. Niki French, dog...
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Hot tips to keep your dog cool in heat

As temperatures soar, Dogs Trust is offering top tips to help owners keep their canine companions cool - indoors as well as outdoors - and prevent them from overheating as the days get hotter.    Dogs...
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Dog’s barking helps locate late owner’s missing mum

A black Labrador called Max helped rescuers track down his late owner's mum, who was recently diagnosed with dementia, three days after they went missing. Sherry Noppe and Max had left their home in Katy,...
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Toys and games to keep your dog mentally stimulated

Your dog’s toys are not just for fun and for alleviating their boredom: they’re also used to prevent some problematic behaviours and help reduce canine stress levels and anxiety. The team at tails.com share the...

Holyrood Dog of the Year: meet Mabel

Mabel, a one-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer, has been named Holyrood Dog of the Year, now in its fourth edition and returning for the first time since 2019. Mabel, who entered the event with Christine Grahame,...
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Ukraine’s President awards medal to mine-sniffing Patron

Patron, a two-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, has received a medal from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy for his mine-sniffing work. The little dog reportedly had a role in finding over 250 explosive devices since the...
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Mental Health Awareness Week: how our pets help us

As Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 starts, with ‘loneliness’ as its theme, Clinical Animal Behaviourist Rachel Rodgers explains how pets can provide mental health support. Research carried out by Everypaw Pet Insurance shows a marked...
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Dog put to sleep after severely matted coat causes irreversible damage

A woman from Carmarthenshire who allowed her dog's coat to become so matted it cut blood supply to the foot has received an eight-week prison sentence - suspended for 12 months. The dog, called Trixie,...
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Take part in the Big Pet Census!

As Blue Cross celebrates the 125th year since its foundation - back when it was still called ‘Our Dumb Friends League’ - it's calling for pet lovers to take part to the Big Pet...
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Warning as toxic caterpillars found on UK beaches

Spring is finally here - probably the best time of the year for long walks on the beach with our dogs. However, beaches can hide dangers - and recently there have bee reports suggesting...

RNLI rescue missing dog who fell 150ft down cliff

A dog who went missing on a walk and was later located inside a steep-sided cove has been rescued by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). When Woody the Sprocker spaniel disappeared while on a...
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UAE rescue dogs looking for homes

Dubai-based animal rescuer Natascha Walker, from Furever Nomad Living, is seeking forever homes for some of the rescue dogs in her care. Could one of them be the perfect fit for you?  The stray and...
Should workers get time off work when a pet dies?

Great Debate: Should workers get time off when a pet passes away?

Pets are part of the family. We see proof of this every day - think of the Ukrainian refugees carrying their pets with them to safety, for one. They are invaluable companions, providing important...
Surgery gave Malla a normal life

“Bottomless” puppy receives life-saving surgery

Malla the cockapoo did not have a good start in life: born without a bottom due to a condition called atresia ani, she was given up by her breeder - but she was able...

Comparison between extruded dry food and dog food prepared with FSG

The extrusion process which is used by many manufacturers belongs to the most common methods of dog food production. The preparation with FSG provides an alternative. Although both methods are used to produce dry...
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Leaving Ukraine with pets: Ifaw lists entry rules by country

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (Ifaw) has collected information for all the people seeking to leave Ukraine with their pets into to find refuge in other European countries, as well as India. The...
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Dog left in rescue as adoption falls through

One unlucky rescue terrier who'd already bonded with his potential adopters was all ready to go home when his adoption fell through at the very last minute due to a change in circumstances. Cody, who...

The effects of cannabis ingestion in dogs

New research by the Universiry of Guelph, Canada, found that there was an increase in reports of toxicosis in pets following cannabis legalisation in 2018 - although this may be down to owners' increased...

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PAWS rescue risks closure

PAWS rescue has two months to find a new premises –...

I think we have all have had that dream - you know the one, where we would buy a piece of land and just...
UAE rescue dogs

UAE rescue dogs looking for homes

Dubai-based animal rescuer Natascha Walker, from Furever Nomad Living, is seeking forever homes for some of the rescue dogs in her care. Could one...

Rescue dogs Wallace and Lulu looking for homes

Leicester Animal Aid is a rescue and rehoming centre for dogs and cats; they care for more than 400 dogs and cats each year,...