UK Dogs

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.

A Pug Festival Is Touring The UK (And They Want You To Volunteer)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Clear your calendar because a pug festival is coming to the UK and the organisers need your help. Pugfest, billed as “the UK’s only official pug f...

Taiwan Bans Sale Of Cat And Dog Meat And Doubles Animal Cruelty Penalties

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK

Taiwan has become the first Asian country to ban the sale and consumption of cat and dog meat. The country has also doubled the penalty for animal cru...

Dog Who Grew Up With Cats Loves Nothing More Than Chilling In The Cat Tree

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A dog who grew up around felines has officially been initiated into the cat club. The hilarious doggo has been photographed enjoying some downtime in...

Dog Prepares To Welcome A Human Sibling In The Best Possible Way

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Parents

In the weeks before a new family member arrives, everyone has to chip in to make sure that things go as smoothly as possible. Now one doggo has decid...

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...

Terrified Shoppers Use Chairs To Defend Themselves From Angry Pack Of Dogs

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK

Terrified shoppers in Bolton had to use chairs to defend themselves from a pack of rampaging “Pitbull-type dogs” in an incident that led to two of...

Stop What You're Doing, You Can Now Babysit Your Own Micro Pig

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Animal lovers rejoice, you’re just one step away from babysitting your very own micro pig. The folks behind BorrowMyDoggy - the site that unites dog...

Top Canine Nutrition Fails And How To Spot them

Katrin Scholz | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Scholz

April is National Pet Month and the perfect time to examine and consider your pet's nutrition and health. Here's some of the most common complaints w...

Social Media Sparks Rise In Animal Cruelty Investigations, Says RSPCA

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK

Reports of animal cruelty have increased by nearly 5% in a year, with the RSPCA receiving more than 400 complaints a day, latest figures show. The sur...

Why Dressing Your Dog Up Is Probably Harming Its Health

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People who dress their dogs up in jumpers, coats and t-shirts could be causing them to develop skin problems, vets have said. A survey found that 81% ...

'Mummy, Can We Get A Puppy?' - A Few Reasons To Say No

Elizabeth McGregor | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Parents
Elizabeth McGregor

You know what is coming. You see, despite the above and all that remains unsaid, having a puppy brings joy beyond measure. If everyone in the home is sold on the idea - teamwork makes the dream work after all - a dog can truly enrich family life. Dog

Dog 'Who Brought Couple Together' Becomes Bridesmaid After Owner's Terminal Cancer Diagnosis

Caters | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A pooch who brought her owners together was chief bridesmaid at a last-minute wedding planned after the bride was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Gues...

Your Dog Will Deceive You To Get What It Wants

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech

Dogs might be man’s best friend, but don’t be fooled; they can be conniving if they so desire. Now, a new study from researchers in Switzerland ha...

Crufts Continues To Be The 'Worst In Show' For Dogs

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

Imagine a show based on ruthless competition in which entirely unnatural physical features were prized above all else and incestuous relationships, allegations of poisoning rivals, and other unscrupulous behaviour abound. It sounds like a salacious soap opera, right? Except it's not. All of these things are part of the saddest reality show on TV: Crufts.

Crufts Promotes Irresponsible Dog Breeding Must Be Stopped

Elena Orde | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK
Elena Orde

It is completely bizarre - and quite ominous - to prize particular animals higher than others based on such arbitrary factors as the exact length of their legs, their numbers of face folds or the precise flatness of their heads. All dogs are deserving of loving homes, even if they don't conform to such ridiculous standards.

Boy Who Lost A Leg To Cancer Adopts A Three-Legged Dog To Keep Him Company

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Parents

They say that dogs are man’s best friend, but some bonds between pets and owners are more special than others. A 12-year-old boy who lost a leg to c...

Is Your Dog Your Alter-Ego?

Caroline Bourne | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Bourne

When my dog sidles up to another dog and sniffs its rear end I have to admit I'm kind of jealous. Not that I want to sniff dogs' bottoms but because of the ease of that social interaction. I wonder if dogs get other things right that we humans get wrong. Are dogs the alter egos of their human owners?

Adorable Dog Waits For BFF To Walk Past His Gate Every Day

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Today in adorable internet news, the world has fallen in love with a dog who became friends with a 17-year-old student on her way home from school. El...

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.

Enjoying My New-Found Freedom (And Fame!) Thanks To My Guide Dog

Paul King | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul King

When I went blind, I really did think that my life was over because it cost me my business, my home and my freedom. It put me in such a bad place, mentally. Now, thanks to Oscar and Guide Dogs, I'm planning for the future again and I'm gradually getting back to the old me.

Dog Waiting While Toddler Splashes Around In Puddle Is A Sign Of True Friendship

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Parents

A patient dog proved he really is a man’s best friend when he stood waiting mid-walk for a toddler to splash around in a puddle. The toddler was cau...

How This Boy With Autism And His Dog Taught Each Other About Love And Companionship

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has shared a touching story of how her son, who has autism formed a special bond with their family dog. The mother, who anonymously shared her s...

Affectionate Dog Gives 'Hugs' To Strangers She Meets Around New York

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re going to be without a date this Valentine’s day, you may want to book a speedy trip to New York. The city is home to Louboutina, a five-...

French Bulldog Set To Become UK's Most Popular Dog

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The French Bulldog, a breed favoured by celebrities like the Beckhams and Lady Gaga, is set to overtake the Labrador as the UK’s most popular dog. ...