UK Pets

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...

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.