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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:

Dogs That Open Doors

Lucy Watts MBE | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Watts MBE

Most people have heard of Guide Dogs, also often miscommunicated as "Blind Dogs". However, few have heard about many of the ways dogs can physically and metaphorically open doors for people with disabilities and medical conditions, leading them to improved independence, better quality of life and enhanced mental and physical wellbeing.

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 Couple Chose Their Adorable Dogs As Maid Of Honour And Best Man

HuffPost | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

There are many ways to include dogs in a wedding, but this couple dished out the ultimate honour by choosing their two pets as maid of honour and best...

You'll Need X-Ray Glasses To Spot The Dog Hidden In This Kitchen

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A photo of a seemingly ordinary kitchen has left the internet baffled - thanks to a figure hidden within it. The photo, reportedly shared on Facebook ...

Less Than 8% Of Animal Abusers Are Sent To Prison, Latest RSPCA Figures Reveal

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK

Less than 8% of animal abusers convicted under the Animal Welfare Act receive a prison sentence, the RSPCA has revealed. Of the 744 defendants convict...

Why I'm Taking Steps To Keep My Dog And My Children's Friends Safe This Summer

Claire Stallard | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Stallard

Like many parents, I'm racking my brains trying to think of fun things to occupy my children and their visiting friends during the summer holidays. As a dog owner, I'm also busy preparing my pet for the children who will come round to play.

Animal Cruelty Sentencing: Reasons For Optimism

Claire Horton | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK
Claire Horton

There are times in my seven years as chief executive of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home when you can really sense that positive change in important animal ...

Unsuspecting Sainsbury's Delivery Driver Gets Attacked By Adorable Puppies

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A Sainsbury’s delivery driver got more than he bargained for when he arrived with a customer’s food shopping, only to be ambushed by a litter of a...

German Shepherds Are Dying Of Painful Conditions Caused By Selective Breeding

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK

A major study of German Shepherds has found the dogs are most likely to die from complications caused by breeding for “cosmetic” reasons. Data fro...

Bride's Dog Couldn't Come To Her Wedding, So Her Dad Brought A Life-Sized Cardboard Version Along

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

New York resident and Ohio native Hillary Bowles treats her pup Leo like one of the family, so she was pretty devastated that he couldn’t attend her...

Could Man's Best Friend Save Britain's Pubs?

Caroline Kisko | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Kisko

The Kennel Club strongly encourages businesses across all industries to learn more about the benefits of being dog friendly and our Be Dog Friendly Week is the perfect time to give dogs a chance to prove they can be a great addition to any client base.

This Dog Found A Box Of Tiny Abandoned Kittens And Became Their Foster Dad

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Cats and dogs aren’t known for their companionship, but when a dog called Aragon found a box of abandoned kittens, he put their differences aside. A...

Scientists Have Discovered Why Dogs Are Humanity's Best Friend

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have confirmed what all dog owners have long known to be true, that our furry friends are in fact more like family than pets. This is as a...

This Little Girl And Her Pup Have Some Seriously Impressive Skipping Skills

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Parents

A little girl has proved how close her bond is with her dog, by managing to skip simultaneously with the pup. Seriously, how do you teach pets this st...

Holidaying With Your Dog

Katrin Scholz | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Scholz

Summer time is travel time - and of course a holiday is even better if you take man's best friend with you. While some dogs love a journey to adventure, others can become quite anxious. Here's everything you need to know about dogs travelling and how to make it pleasant for you and your four legged companion.

Smell Of Sausages Lures Lost Dogs Home After They Disappeared For Four Days

Caters | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Two dogs missing for four days have been rescued by the smell of cooking sausages. Miniature schnauzers Charlie and Theo had vanished in thick fog las...

The Unusual Secret To Keeping The Spark In Your Marriage (Spoiler: It Involves Cute Animals)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you feel like your marriage is losing its spark, it may be time to look at some cute animals. Researchers from Florida State University have found ...

Lena Dunham Opens Up About Difficult Decision To Rehome Her Rescue Dog Lamby

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Lena Dunham has spoken about making the “heartbreaking” decision to rehome her rescue dog Lamby. The 31-year-old addressed the subject after fans ...

Dog Only Ever Eats Half The Food In Her Bowl For The Most Heartbreaking Reason

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A dog has broken hearts around the world by only eating half the food in her bowl. Filmmaker Easton Dufur trained his labradors Stitch and Cookie to s...

Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer

Katrin Scholz | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Scholz

If you think your dog is suffering from heat stroke, remove them from the hot environment and seek veterinary attention immediately. Be aware of very hot surfaces that could harm your dog's paws such as hot asphalt. A good trick is to test it yourself by laying the back side of your hand on it for five seconds to make a judgment.

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.

New Yorkers Found An Excellent Workaround For The Subway Dog Ban

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When the people of New York were told they couldn’t take their dogs on the subway unless they were contained in bags, owners of large dogs weren’t...

When Does A Baby Become A Toddler?

Oli Reed | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Parents
Oli Reed

I've looked up a few definitions of what a toddler is on Google today. Some people suggest it's when they turn one, another website suggested between 2-3 years old, a very common opinion is when they start walking unaided, and my favourite suggestion so far is that your kid only becomes a fully fledged toddler once they start stealing your car keys.

This Dog Breed As Rare As The Giant Panda Could Die Out In The UK

Caroline Kisko | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK
Caroline Kisko

The future of one of our ancient dog breeds, the lovely Irish Red and White Setter, characterised by its distinctive red and white coat, is in jeopardy and experts believe these gorgeous dogs could die out if more people don't choose them as pets.