Ask before you touch

I have a heartfelt plea to all dog lovers out there: please ask before you touch someone else's dog! I suppose most people might think that they can tell whether or not a dog is friendly by the body language,...
A dog owner and former NHS worker has been given a suspended prison sentence after admitting two offences of causing "unnecessary suffering" to German Shepherd Molly, having hit her in the head of a hammer before strangling her. Molly's decomposing...
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 Royal Veterinary College (RVC). The research,...
Seasonal Affective Disorder is a common human ailment, as the darker, drearier days of the winter months cast us into low moods. But now new research reveals we may not be the only ones dreaming of summer sunshine! A study commissioned by...
Many dog owners will tell you that they'd be ready to fight off a bear with their bare hands to protect their pets - and on 31 May, a Californian teenager went from words to action. The seventeen-year-old, identified as...
Should charities have halted adoptions during lockdown? As the UK went into a nationwide lockdown and swathes of people worked from home, many turned to rescues - and sadly, to puppy farmers - for a dog to keep them company...
Mr Walker will see to your bags; he's the new special concierge at the Park Hyatt Melbourne, a luxury five-star hotel in Australia. Mr Walker is a yellow Labrador, and his full title is actually 'Canine Ambassador and Resident Hotel...
A Military Working Dog has received the animals' Victoria Cross for his remarkable actions when when serving with the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR), in 2011. Belgian Malinois Kuga is the first Australian dog to receive the PDSA Dickin Medal, the highest...

Packing for pets

Dog owners worried about how their pampered pooches will settle when they leave them to go on holiday often include their own pyjamas, a T-shirt or even their smelly socks when they pack their beloved pet’s bag before sending...
In the most incredible x-rays, it's possible to see the scale of a knife inside the body of a tiny 12-week-old puppy. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier in question, named Macie, is very lucky to be alive indeed. Owner Irene Paisley...

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