UK Pets

Planning on Getting a Family Puppy? Read This First

Bernadette Ballantyne | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Parents
Bernadette Ballantyne

Having a family dog is a wonderful thing, but we learned the hard way that raising a puppy is not easy. From eating my son's birthday cake to getting a horse to charge at me, here are the most important things we have learned in the past two years of raising our Labrador puppy Mikey.

This Puppy Which Looks Like A Teddy Bear Will Make Your Day

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Meet Tonkey, the four-month-old bear coat Shar Pei puppy who looks more like a teddy bear than a dog. A photo posted by Tonkey Bear (@bearcoat_to...

Can Your Pet Be Allergic to Humans ?

Mia Rozenbaum | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mia Rozenbaum

Just like people, dogs and cats can show allergic symptoms when their immune systems begin to recognise certain everyday substances - or allergens - as dangerous. Even though these allergens are common in most environments and harmless to most animals, pets with allergies will have an extreme reaction to them.

Woman Spends £15K Per Year Spoiling Her Six Dogs

PA Real Life | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman spends nearly £15,000 a year on her six dogs – going without so they can enjoy Waitrose biscuits, Marks and Spencer’s steaks, posh pedicu...

12-Year-Old Girl Writes Heartbreaking Letter After Losing Her Cat In 'Cruel' Stunt

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Parents

A heartbreaking letter written by a 12-year-old girl has been dropped through letterboxes in Victoria, Australia. The author, Brooke, wrote the no...

This Beautiful Photograph Stopped These Dogs From Being Put Down

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A touching photograph of two dogs hugging has saved both of their lives. The snap of the dogs was posted on Facebook by The Angels Among Us Pet Res...

Woman To Marry Dog Following Death Of Her Previous Husband... A Cat

PA Real Life Features | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman is taking the title of animal lover a little too seriously, after revealing she plans to marry her dog following the death of her previous hus...

Why Grazia Will Be Known as Grrrrrazia Until They Feature Martha

Beverley Cuddy | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beverley Cuddy

Until Grazia tell Martha's story to their readers, they'll be known as Grrrrazia in the welfare world. Just imagine if they paid to give her a full pampering before featuring her on their glamorous pages? Could one of their readers find space on their impossibly stylish Habitat sofas? Or even their Ikea ones....

Should We Set Up Legal Trusts For Our Pets?

Marie Carter | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK
Marie Carter

The point should not be lost that it's so very important to make specific provision for pets. This should particularly be the case if the pet is older or has a medical condition(s) that will make it more difficult for them to be rehomed if the pet owner dies first.

'Grazia' and Renting Out Your Pet's Womb to Avoid Flat-Pack Furniture

Beverley Cuddy | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beverley Cuddy

Eventually Grazia issued a very tight-lipped 82 word 'response' that apologised for the offence caused but didn't say sorry for making backyard breeding seem hip and trendy. The few hundred angry folk started breeding and became thousands.

Breeding Bad - The True Cost of Irresponsible Pet Breeding

Rachael Millar | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK
Rachael Millar

Before you allow your cat or dog to have a litter, ask yourself - what's the true cost of breeding pets for a bit of extra cash?

Woman Adopts Dog With Terminal Cancer, Makes Him Happy Again

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A dying dog is spending his last months having the best time thanks to a woman who chose to adopt him. Nicole Elliot, from Georgia, rescued Chester...

Tinder For Dogs Exists (Yes Really)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If the couple in 101 Dalmatians were to meet in 2015, we can guarantee it wouldn't be through dog walking. Oh no, they'd be on Tindog, the new Tind...

Britain is Braced for Soaring Temperatures, But Are Your Pets Set to Suffer?

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

I've seen so many pets become affected by the soaring temperature. One case sticks in my mind - an Old English Sheepdog that had been left outside a shop. My team of vets and nurses had to work together to save his life and we were lucky - the dog lived. But I've also seen pets that weren't so fortunate.

Once Bitten Twice Shy

Lady Terry Robinson | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lady Terry Robinson

With hindsight I should have insisted on a purse-sized mutt; a spaniel or a Chihuahua, because Sandy, the hyperactive border-collie that came to live with us turned out to be mad. It's as simple as that. He was a stark-raving-insane-out of control-lunatic. I have a hyperactive thyroid, but this dog made me feel like a sloth on Valium.

Looking For Love? You May Want To Get A Dog

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Whether you're looking for love or just want to find some more friends, getting a dog could be the key to establishing new relationships. A study ...

Lady Gaga's French Bulldog Stars In Coach's New Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Style

Not everyone's pets are fabulous enough to land starring roles in fashion ads, but not everyone is Lady Gaga... The pop star's French bulldog Asia ...

Is Your Dog Demented or Your Cat Senile?

Mia Rozenbaum | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Tech
Mia Rozenbaum

Is your pet becoming disoriented, forgetting which doors leads to the garden, getting his old tricks wrong, sleeping at weird hours or soiling the house? Well he might be senile.

Only a Cultural Shift Will Kill the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

Marie Carter | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Marie Carter

My prediction is that the cultural shift in China will not flow from social media. Sweeping cultural change will be wrought, rightly or wrongly, not by Twitter or Facebook but by the shifting tide of a dynamic global economy.

Why Our Pets Deserve More In The End

Marie Carter | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Marie Carter

Until the last decade or so, our pets on slipping this mortal coil would be interred either at the bottom of the garden - dog and goldfish lying paw to fin - or in rather less dignified ways. It's only relatively recently that pet crematoria have sprung up and other ways of remembering our pets have emerged.

How The Internet Helped Reunite A Little Girl With Her Stolen Puppy

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Parents

A puppy has been reunited with its owners after being stolen from their home in Essex almost two weeks ago, thanks to a viral Facebook campaign. C...

Dog Calms Owner With Asperger's Syndrome During 'Depressive Episode'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Dogs really are man's best friend, and this heartwarming footage is proof. A woman with Asperger's Syndrome filmed herself during an emotional epis...

Meet Matilda, The Cat That Looks Like An Alien

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

This is Matilda. She's two years old and has big bulbous eyes that make her look more like an alien cat than an earthling cat. Her unusual look has...

This Film Is The Perfect Tribute To Dog Who Helped Owner Beat Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A photographer and cancer-survivor has created a moving film in memory of his dog, Denali, who succumbed to the disease. Ben Moon produced the stun...

Three-Year-Old Gets Replies To Letters For His Dead Dog From Mystery Writer

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Parents

A mother has told the heartwarming tale of how a postal worker responded to her son's letters to his dead dog. Mary Architzel Westbrook and her so...