Homeowners have two new allies in the fight against the invasive Japanese knotweed: Mick and Mack, a pair of one-year-old Fox Red Labrador Retrievers, are the first dogs in the UK specially trained to detect Japanese knotweed rhizome even...
Vet charity PDSA is warning dog owners to avoid throwing sticks after a five-year-old Jack Russell cross called Marley was left with life-threatening injuries during a game of fetch.   Owner Jemma Hammerton, from Willenhall, says, “We were out on...
At 7pm GMT tonight (10 June) I will be talking to vet and campaigner Marc Abraham live - how and why he became a campaigner, a person who influences and changes the world... what lessons can he...
With the overwhelming support of MPs across parties, passing the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill should have been a breeze. Set to bring the maximum prison sentence for the worst cases of animal cruelty up to five years, this Bill...
Dog groomers were among many businesses that had to stop operating throughout the Covid-19 crisis. This means many dogs owners saw their appointments cancelled, and had to try grooming their dogs themselves to keep them comfortable as temperatures soared. Price...
Renting with pets is difficult but getting easier, according to property website Zoopla. This comes as welcome news to pet owners, as having a pet often leads to fewer renting options in what's already a difficult market. According to research...
During the COVID-19 crisis, accessing routine vet care has been a problem for many. With a number of veterinary practices only offering face-to-face consultations in an emergency or, at least, changing the way in which they do consultations to...
Just across the road from where we live there is a small beach where Mummy goes swimming sometimes in the summer. Daddy used to swim in competition when he was young and was a very strong swimmer but he...
Three weeks ahead of China’s Yulin dog meat festival, during which thousands of dogs are killed for consumption, China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has made official its declaration that dogs are "companions", and not livestock for eating. The...
As the UK's temperature remains in the high 20s this week, pet owners are warned that the hot weather could "leave homes at risk of a flea infestation". The warmer the weather, the faster flea eggs develop into adults...

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