UK Dogs

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. ...

This Is Why Your Dog Is Just Like You

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have confirmed what many of us already knew: dogs really do reflect their owners’ personalities. A new study suggests that negative vibe...

'Grateful' Pit Bull Can't Stop Spooning The Woman Who Adopted Him

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Today in absolutely adorable news, a pit bull is melting hearts everywhere after photos of him emerged spooning the woman who adopted him. Russ the fo...

Dog Fighting Sentencing Is A Dog's Dinner

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

It's often said that Britain is a nation of animal-lovers. Right now, though, we are badly failing man's best friend. The League Against Cruel Sports...

Parents-To-Be Who Were Told To Get Rid Of Their Dogs Respond With Appropriate Maternity Shoot

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Parents

Every pet owner knows that their furry children are as much a part of the family as any human, but that doesn’t necessarily mean everyone else will ...

Detox Your Dog And Ensure Tails Are Wagging For Years To Come

Dr. Sergio Sarmiento | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Sergio Sarmiento

Many of us see our pets as members of the family and treat them in much the same way as our human counterparts. However, when it comes to a pet's diet a clear distinction must be made between the two.

My New Guide Dog Has Given Me Independence For The First Time In Eight Years

Paul King | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul King

It's barely the end of January and already, 2017 is proving to be a brilliant year. Why? Because I've been partnered with a wonderful yellow labrador called Oscar. Before that, I hadn't left my home on my own since I lost my sight completely eight years ago.

Rescue Pit Bull Places 11 Puppies In Foster Mum's Lap

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A rescue dog chose to trust her foster mum with her new pups by placing all 11 of them in her lap. In an astounding video, Grayce the pit bull is seen...

Girl's Best Friend Knows Exactly How To Stop Her Crying

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Parents

A girl who was sat on the floor in tears thought nothing could cheer her up, until a corgi came along to give her a hug. In fact, it was better than t...

Britain's Pet Dogs Are Overweight And It's A National Problem

Maeve Moorcroft | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maeve Moorcroft

The pet retailer analysed the weights of 508,909 dogs across the country and found that Swinton in Yorkshire had the heaviest canines, with the average dog weighing 48 per cent more than it ought to. These results mean that dogs in these areas are more than twice as likely to have an issue with their weight, as the national average is still a startling 22 per cent.

You Can Now 'Work Out Like A Dog' In A Canine-Inspired Bootcamp For Humans

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Anyone who’s ever walked a dog will have noticed the sheer joy they experience while playing fetch. Now, you can experience that same elation with a...