UK Pets

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.

10 Ways to Keep Your Dog Healthy

Kristina Johansen | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

As your dog gets used to exercise, extend the daily walk or run to twenty to thirty minutes. Alternatively, take your dog for a swim - taking a dip in a pool or lake is a great and alternative way for your dog to exercise.

Robo Pets Can Never Replace Real Pets

Marie Carter | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Tech
Marie Carter

Anyone who has ever been responsible for a pet knows they give as good as they get in terms of unconditional love and devotion. So, I read with some amusement the thoughts of an 'animal welfare' researcher in Oz who believes that robotic pets will soon replace our beloved living and breathing best friends.

Deaf Dog's Reaction To Rock Music Concert Is Amazing

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Meet Boy. He's a 17-year-old West Highland Terrier and he's also deaf. When Boy and his owner Beril took a walk around their local city centre, the...

Merlin The Cat Breaks World Record For Loudest Purr

PA / The Huffington Post | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A cat, who purrs louder than a dishwasher, has broken the world record with his epic roar. Merlin the cat's purring measures 67.8 decibels at its l...

People Said This Poorly Puppy Wouldn't Survive, Boy Did She Prove Them Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Dave Meinert's pet pooch Pegasus was born with a pigment deficiency defect. The Great Dane was rescued from "backyard breeders" as a puppy. Sadly,...

A Rabbit's for the House, Not Just the Garden

Ben Moore | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Moore

I think it's fair to say that the contents of the room are as much about the rabbits as they are about my wife and I. Even when we had outdoor space they lived indoors with us. That's not because we want them there (although we do) but because that is where they should be.

Letter From an English Pet Dog

Stephanie Ashby | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Ashby

Dear Dogs-of-the-World, I live in England, and it is my theory that the English are (excuse the pun) dog-gone mad! Here are some things I have noticed when I have been out and about....

An Open Door Policy for Pooches?

Marie Carter | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Marie Carter

Pets, and it is generally dogs, at work can help people relax and lower the levels of the stress hormone cortisol as well as having a positive effect on blood pressure. They can also improve morale and even contribute to team working.

The Nursing Home in Japan Where You Can Live With Your Pets

Yumiko Sato | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Yumiko Sato

The other day I visited a nursing home called "Sakura no Yamashina" for a music therapy session.  It's located in a quiet part of Yokosuka city in Kanagawa prefecture surrounded by the beautiful bay and endless hills...

Pets With a Voice

Sharon Bull | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

There has been so many occasions over the past thirteen years I have sat with my pet moggie and had a one way conversation. Good times, bad times, t...

A Friend Till the End

Elaine Benton | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Having a much-loved pet put down, is one of life's unpleasant responsibilities when owning a dog. Saving an animal from unnecessary suffering, when nothing else can be done, we sometimes have to make the difficult decision, knowing it is the kind and humane thing to do.

Open Letter to Pet Industry Federation (PIF)

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK
Marc Lee Abraham

The Pet Industry Federation's logic for trying to improve the way puppies are sold through pet shops rather than conceding to accept a ban, seems to be based on the belief that being 'licensed, inspected, and open to public scrutiny' makes pet shops OK, and even preferable to private sellers.