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Junk Food Diets Are Fuelling a Pet Obesity Crisis

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

It's not only human waistlines that are expanding: our pets are now facing the same fate. I've seen increasing levels of pet obesity over the years and it basically comes down to pets taking in more calories than they use.

Border Terrier Scruff Acts As Guide For His Blind Son Lucky

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

A blind border terrier is being guided through life with the help of his own special guide dog – his father. Two-year-old Lucky was born without...

SURVIVOR OF THE YEAR Robbie, The Kitten Who Was Almost Burned Alive

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK

To look at him, one-year-old Robbie's cheerful demeanour does not demonstrate the full extent of the life-threatening injuries that left him with seve...

LOOK: Obese Pets Prepare To Shed The Pounds

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

Dogs, cats and rabbits collectively carrying around 30 stone in weight are set to take part in an annual pet slimming competition. The line-up of 1...

Britain's Fat Pets

PA | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

More than 18 million pets are at risk of early death because of poor diets which often include takeaways, crisps and cakes, according to a report. ...

Guide Dog For The Blind: Terrier Milo Acts As Eddie's Eyes

Caters | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK

A tiny terrier has taken on the role of guide dog for a blind Labrador. Little Milo acts as Eddie’s eyes when the pair are out and about – and...

Millions of Pets' Needs Are Being Neglected

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

Worryingly, nearly a quarter (24%) of owners were not given any advice on any aspect of health or welfare when they got their pet. Many people appear to have no idea about the costs and long-term commitments involved when taking on a pet but all owners are responsible for the duty of care to any of their pets.

Tackling the Growing Problem of Pet Obesity

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

Sadly pet obesity is now one of the major issues affecting pet health in the UK. It's often unrecognised by pet owners, who may not notice gradual weight gain, or may simply regard a chubby pet as cuddly and well-fed. Yet, as with us humans, obesity is linked to serious problems such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and a shorter life expectancy.

PHOTOS: Spaniel Wins Pet Fat Fighters Contest

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK Comedy

Congratulations to Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Jumping Jack - previously known as Jumbo Jack - who's just been crowned the UK's pet slimming champio...

The Bravery and Devotion of Our Animal Friends

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

The PDSA Dickin Medal contains the words 'We also serve' and these emotional words always remind me that these animals have performed supreme acts of gallantry to protect lives. This latest recipient is Theo, a British Arms and Explosives Search Dog who died just hours after his handler was killed in Afghanistan in 2011.

Being a Hands-On Ambassador for PDSA

Joanna Page | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Joanna Page

When PDSA approached me to work with them, I knew that becoming an Ambassador would be the perfect role for me. I love our Jack Russell, Daisy, to bits so I completely understand how much people's pets mean to them - we British often treat them like our children!

Owners Need to Take Responsibility to Tackle Dog Aggression

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

An out of control dog can have potentially fatal consequences, so dog aggression is a serious issue that nobody can ignore. But what is really causing this problem and, perhaps more importantly, what can be done to solve the issue?

Animals Among War Heroes Celebrated (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

As the US celebrates Memorial Day , a day of remembrance for those who lost their lives in service for the nation, let’s not forget the brave animal...

Pet Obesity - Why Your Pet's Weight Is a Crucial Health Factor

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

The bond between people and their pets is so strong that often it's difficult to resist those pleading eyes asking for food when we're eating our dinner. But have you thought about the consequences of your pet being overweight?

Why Your Christmas Dinner Could Poison Your Pets

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

Our four-legged friends have become as much a part of the family as any human member, so it's understandable that we like to include them in the festivities. Many owners even admit feeding them a Christmas dinner. So what harm can it do? Well as it turns out, quite a lot. By giving into the desire to treat our pets with human food, we may well be putting their lives in danger. This may all sound a bit 'Bah humbug' but several ingredients in our annual turkey-stuffing ritual can actually do serious damage to pets.