UK Pets

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...

Next Time Your Puppy Tries To Follow You Into The Shower, Do This

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A peaceful shower was all that Lysette Melendez had in mind, but her pooch had other plans... and followed her into the bathroom crying. Unable to ...

Life Is Looking Rosie!

Elaine Benton | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

We have our work cut out for us working together with a professional trainer, and the next few months are not going to be easy, but in the long term we will end up with a well-trained companion/assistance dog who will hopefully enrich our lives, give me better quality of life and help me get through each day.

This Fashion-Forward Goat Looks Better Than You On Public Transport

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Style

Not sure if you can pull off the 90s throwback bucket hat trend? Just take some style tips from this Australian goat, of course. An actual real lif...

Does My Dog Need Supplements?

Kristina Johansen | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

A lot of people are persuaded by clever and attractive advertising and marketing to spend money on supposed 'health' products for their pets. The Internet is full of products that promise cures or improvements to your pet's condition - but are they really necessary? And are they indeed safe?

This Huge Cat Weighs As Much As A Toddler

Barcroft | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The global obesity crisis isn't just affecting humans. And Sprinkles the 32lb cat is living proof. The four-year-old feline from the US weighs more...

A Cat Library Exists And It's The Best Thing Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We've officially found the best thing since sliced bread: an office with a 'cat library'. The way it works is simple: employees rock up to the cat ...

Wasn't I Born to be Loved?

Sharon Bull | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

Surely, the time has to come when animals being used in laboratories is written off into the history books and looked down upon as the antiquated and callous practise that it is.

Infection Passed On By Cat Leaves Woman Blind In One Eye

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman, who woke up one morning to find she'd lost the sight in one eye, has revealed that her sudden blindness was due to an infection passed on by ...

Shouldn't The Punishment Fit The Crime?

Marie Carter | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK
Marie Carter

Barely a week goes by without there being yet another story in the media about animal cruelty. Thanks to social media, we are now regularly confronted on Twitter and Facebook news feeds by images of extreme pet neglect and abuse.

Being a London Dog Walker Is No Walk in the Park!

Annabel Burn | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Burn

Every summer these stories come out about dog walkers making vast amounts of money while enjoying the sunshine with the dogs, but they don't see the reality, the expenses, the days when we are blue with cold from being out all day, or clearing up vomit and diahorrea, or hoovering up the endless dog hair and spraying for yet more fleas.

Dying Dog Goes On Epic Bucket List Road Trip

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Thomas Neil Rodriguez found out that his dog, called Poh, only had a few months to live, he and his fiancée decided to take him on an adventure ...

The Mystery Of Lost Dog Found Wandering On Top Of England's Highest Peak

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

An animal welfare group is trying to solve the mystery of how a dog came to be alone top of England's highest peak. The male collie cross was disco...

Puppy Farming: We Have It Bad but We're Not Alone

Janetta Harvey | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK
Janetta Harvey

Whether you call them puppy mills in the US, puppy farms in the UK or puppy factories in Australia, it all boils down to one common factor: money. We need one government to stand up and say enough is enough and to encourage their neighbours to join suit.