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 pup victim of the puppy...
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 tailored to their needs and...
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 emaciated, with tumours on her...
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 it. PC Carl Woodall, a dog...
"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 small pets are kept safe...
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; I remember it had been...
The Setter, particularly the English Setter, appears to be the hunting dog of choice throughout Europe. Despite being hard-working with a loyal and affectionate nature, many lead a wretched existence and are not treated well by their owners. Each...
Smiler, a one-year-old female American bulldog, was in a dreadful state when rescued: beaten and covered in blood, she was languishing in the bath in her owner's home in Keighley, West Yorkshire. At a trial on 3 December, owner Gary...
It is National Obesity Awareness Week (14-20 January), and vets and vet nurses are sharing advice on how to address the scale of the pet obesity problem. According to a survey carried out by the British Veterinary Association (BVA), two...
What's your opinion? Take part to our Great Debate! In the episode of the BBC programme Mountain Vets that aired on 15 November, a female Bulldog was artificially inseminated with the help of a vet after the male tried and...

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