UK Pets

The Sad Story Behind the Soaring Cost of Sickly Pups

Caroline Kisko | Posted 31.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Kisko

Our research for Puppy Awareness Week, taking place from 1-7 September, shows that a shocking one in 10 people buy their pup online, without seeing the puppy before they buy and 15% continue to buy from pet shops.

Are You Ready for a Dog?

Rachael Millar | Posted 30.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Millar

Many love the idea of getting a pup, but the reality isn't as rosy for all. If you're house-proud and don't think you're likely to change, think long and hard about whether a dog is the right pet for you.

How To Convince Your Partner To Get A Dog

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you dream of getting a dog but are fighting a losing battle against your other half, read on. The folks at Zoomin TV have put together a list of...

Dog Warns Owner She Is Going To Have An Epileptic Seizure

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

To Shannon Locke, Poppy is far more than a pet dog. The labrador pup warns the 23-year-old when she is about to have an epileptic seizure, meaning...

QUIZ! So You Call Yourself A Dog Person...

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

Call yourself a dog person? It's time to put your knowledge to the test in honour of National Dog Day. ...

What Every Dog Owner Needs To Know About Ticks

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Summer might seem like the perfect season for long country walks and trips to the park with a canine companion. But dog owners should be aware there i...

Why the US and Australia Offer More Hope for Dogs Than the UK

Janetta Harvey | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK
Janetta Harvey

For the sake of the dogs, campaigners must stick it out through what often seem like pitch-black dark days of hopelessness. My hopes have struggled to stay afloat, let alone rise, over the past year as UK politicians seem determinedly unwilling to make any difference in the foreseeable future to breeding dogs' lives.

Dogs Vs Kids: Why I Chose a Dog Over a Child

Monica Cafferky | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Cafferky

I thought long and hard about kids and realised a dog would give me more freedom. There are other upsides to dog-ownership, too, like exercise. Tilly is always keen for a walk unlike all the kids I've met who need to be bribed to turn off their technology.

What Is The Pet Industry Federation (PIF) Hiding From Us - And Why?

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK
Marc Lee Abraham

Serious health and behavioural issues associated with puppy farming are only compounded by the method of sale, so it's likely that the majority of puppies purchased from pet shops will be negatively impacted in some way from suffering such a poor start in life - even if not immediately apparent.

Loki: The Cat Who Crossed London - and the Thames - to See Me Again

Jody Thompson | Posted 15.08.2015 | UK
Jody Thompson

Last night, while I was casually cooking dinner, something rather unbelievable happened. A cat I'd fostered earlier this year appeared, miaowing, at my open kitchen window - having taken three weeks to travel all the way across London, from his new home in Brixton to my flat in Kilburn.

Call Me a Crazy Cat Lady, but I Think It Is the Rest of the World That Has Lost Its Mind

Tracey Morgan | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tracey Morgan

Guys, to put it frankly, things out there are desperate. There are so many strays on the streets, feral cats, those that have been discarded by their so called owners and those who are lost. Yet, still many people are letting their cats breed.

How Much Is That Doggy in the Window?

Marie Carter | Posted 09.08.2015 | UK
Marie Carter

What troubles me about the French attitude to dogs is that they seem to regard these cute canines more as commodities than we do in the UK. In France, as in large swathes of the continent, you can easily buy a puppy from a pet shop. You can, if the mood took you, pop out for a pint of milk and come back with a pooch.

Animal Encounters: Registration Reform?

Dr Daniel Allen | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK
Dr Daniel Allen

On November 14 2013 Steve Rowlands, owner of Tropical Inc, was convicted of 34 offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. A whistle-blower working wi...

The Reason This Toddler And Pup Share A Unique Bond Is So Sweet

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Parents

One-year-old Ella Peggie and her pet Snowy are best friends with a unique bond. Ella, who has amniotic band syndrome, was born without her left arm...

People Are Abandoning Their Dogs So They Can Go On Holiday

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK

Pet owners are abandoning their dogs to jet off on holiday, according to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. The pets home said that they have seen a hug...

Crocodile Bites Man's Pet Dog, He Carried It For Two Days To Reach Emergency Vet

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

They say a dog is a man's best friend, and Wayne Best has proved that is nothing short of the truth. After Best's dog Choco was attacked by a croco...

Mum's Desperate Appeal After Dognappers Send Threats And Ransom Request

SWNS | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Parents

Dognappers have stolen a little boy's "best friend" before sending the family threats to throw the dog off a bridge. The chihuahua-Jack Russell cro...

Vet Saves Woman From Heart Attack As She Watches Her Dog Be Put Down

SWNS | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A vet saved the life of a woman who suffered a heart attack using animal first aid - after she collapsed in his surgery when he put down her dog. M...

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...