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Newlyweds Adopt Stray Dog Who Snuck Into Their Wedding Looking For Shelter

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Wedding crashers are usually frowned upon, unless they’re cute and fluffy, it seems. A stray dog recently gained two loving owners when he strolled ...

Life Is Changing For Animals In Africa

Petra Ingram | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK
Petra Ingram

Things are changing in Africa. After years of banging on the door, it's beginning to open, and animals all across Africa are beginning to see some gre...

Pet Supplements - Do They Help?

Kristina Johansen | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

Another reason we're seeing more and more supplements being bought is that dog owners don't want to feel like they're denying their dog this something 'extra'. And then there's the 'band wagon' mentality - people see others giving their dog supplements and hear about how it worked miracles for them so they decide to do the same.

Dogs And Fur Stains

Kristina Johansen | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

Healing developmental trauma is this all consuming maze that I'm walking through, where nobody has a map for, because no healing maze is the same. People can offer insights into their own experiences, they can offer me a look at my map from where they're sitting, but no-one (except myself) can tell me exactly which roads to go down to heal.

Fat - Not Always As 'Bad' As You Think

Kristina Johansen | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

Fat is made up of fatty acid molecules that are joined together, usually in groups of three (a triglyceride). When eaten and digested, it's broken down into single fatty acids, which are then absorbed into the blood and used in a variety of different bodily functions. These include:

Is There Something Fishy About Omega-3?

Kristina Johansen | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

Fish oils - and in turn omega-3 fatty acids, particularly DHA - have also been shown to play a very important role in the development of the central nervous system (the brain). So much so that it's been suggested that feeding fish oils to puppies can improve their memory retention and make them easier to train.

This Dog's Maternity Shoot Is Better Than Yours

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A pregnant dog has filled us with all of the joy this week after starring in a maternity photoshoot. Fusee the dog was eight weeks pregnant when she ...

Treat Guidelines For Dogs

Kristina Johansen | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

You can skip commercial treats and try offering vegetables such as baby carrot, green beans, zucchini or fruits such as banana, pear, watermelon and apple slices (with no seeds). These have nearly no calories and are usually low in protein, fat, sodium and phosphorus.

Why You Should Clean Up After Mucky Pups To Protect Your Family's Health

Dr Pixie McKenna | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Pixie McKenna

Your carpets and sofas are areas of the home where these germs are most likely to live as pets spend the most of their time on them. Most pet owners have experienced a pet-related toilet accident on one or both too, and parasites, bacteria and fungal infections can be transmitted through their faecal mat

This Is Why A Dog Will Always Be Man's Best Friend

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK

A loyal dog who was photographed refusing to leave his injured owner’s side has shown the true bond that can exist between man and beast. Jesus Heuc...

Cannabis For Dogs With Cancer

Kristina Johansen | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

What the research to date hasn't shown is which cannabinoids could potentially be used to treat which type of cancer, at which dose they should be given or for how long, or the best way to administer these drugs so that they get to the cancer cells.

Dog Doesn't Recognise Owner Who Lost Weight In Hospital... Until He Sniffs Him

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When a dog owner returned home from hospital after five weeks it seemed like his beloved pup failed to recognise him. But thankfully, the canine’s r...

Does Neutering Cause Weight Gain In Dogs?

Kristina Johansen | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

This is because spayed and castrated dogs are at an increased risk of being overweight or obese compared to intact dogs. And as with humans, dogs who are overweight or obese are at an increased risk of developing a number of health problems including diabetes.

Hero Dog Dies After Saving Wedding Party From Suicide Bomber

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK

A pet dog is being credited with saving lives at a wedding party in Nigeria, after it grappled with a suicide bomber until her explosives detonated ou...

6 Reasons You Should Get The Dog You've Always Wanted

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re anything like us, then you have been pining after your own puppy for years now. Spending weekends scrolling through Battersea’s back cat...

Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc - Why 'A' Doesn't Always Cause 'B'

Kristina Johansen | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Chicken soup cures everything. You should feed a cold and starve a fever. Every culture and every family has their 'old wives tales' - different quirks and shortcuts, tricks and tips that are mainly supposed to help treat and cure a wide variety of health problems.

'Tis The Season To Be Careful: The Danger Christmas Chocolates Pose For Your Dog

Kristina Johansen | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

The more chocolate they consume, the worse their symptoms become. This means the clinical signs of theobromine poisoning vary depending on the amount of chocolate your dog has eaten.

Thinking Of Getting A Dog?

Kristina Johansen | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

Dogs are great companions and the unconditional love we share with our four-legged friends can make our world a much nicer, warmer place. There are fe...

Grain-Free, The Latest Trend In Dog Food

Kristina Johansen | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

Among other things, part of the rationale for the development of grain-free dog food is the idea that dogs are not built to digest grains or complex carbs - or in other words, they're not built to break down starch.

Dogs Killed Days After Being Rescued To Teach Student Vets Dissection, Says Animal Charity

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Healthy dogs are euthanised five days after they are rescued by US shelters so they can be sold to UK universities to teach veterinary students dissec...

Get Between The Barking Dog And The Moose

Marti Leimbach | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Marti Leimbach

I study pet behaviour but I make a living as a writer. I write mornings in a quiet kitchen, the only noises being the hum of the fridge or the slow, hypnotic rhythm of the washing machine. The dogs lie in great clumps of fur at my feet, resting.

Great Dog Training Means Great Treats

Marti Leimbach | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Marti Leimbach

But guess what? Dehydrating liver and kidney couldn't have been easier. And it didn't even make my house smell. The sloppy liver and raw blobs of kidney turned into these incredible treats for my dogs

Less Barking, Please!

Marti Leimbach | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Marti Leimbach

Two of my dogs are the adorable, if loud, German Spitz. The other two are a recently adopted pair of Shetland Sheepdogs, a famously vocal breed. In days gone by, I might have attributed their collective noise levels to their breeds' tendencies alone.

Dog Overboard! Londoners Drop To Their Knees To Save Spaniel On Train Tracks

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK

This is the moment Sammy the Spaniel fell between the train and the platform at Elephant and Castle— ITV News London (@it...

Gertie The Gundog Retrieves OAP’s Prosthetic Leg As It Floats Out To Sea

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK

A wire-haired German pointer has saved the day for a pensioner who lost her prosthetic leg whilst visiting a Welsh beach. Trained gundog Gertie leapt...