UK Pets

Pet Industry Federation: A Lone Voice Standing Up for Puppies in Pet Shops

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK
Marc Lee Abraham

Recently I had the great pleasure of attending the first ever 'Dogs in Society' conference arranged by APGAW- the All Party Group for Animal Welfare - a group of MPs, animal welfare organisations, and campaigners using the influence of politicians and experts to raise welfare of animals both nationally and internationally.

Man Recreates Sister's Baby Photos With His Cat

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A blogger has left us in stitches after recreating his sister's family photos using his cat in place of her two children. Gordy Yates, who lives in...

HIV - A Killer in Cats Too?

Vicki Larkham-Jones | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Larkham-Jones

Following World Aids Day yesterday there's been a lot of awareness and media coverage about the disease and the virus that causes it (HIV), but you may not be so familiar with a similar virus called FIV. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) is the deadly feline version of HIV and can lead to the breakdown of a cat's immune system. The disease has no cure but can be easily prevented.

The Kennel Club Is Right on the Registration of Designer Dogs

Marie Carter | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marie Carter

The rationale for introducing a register is simple: many sellers of crossbred dogs make false promises about the health and origin of their dogs and a register could help regulate the trade.

Tiny Puppy Loses Its S*** When Trying Watermelon For The First Time 🐶❤️🍉

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

No one loves watermelon as much as this adorable puppy. Jynx quite literally loses her shit when her owner gives her a slice of watermelon to try. ...

Epic Crocodile Battle Ends In Extreme Show Of Cannabilism

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK

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20 Christmas Gifts For Cats And Dogs

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you've got a precious fur baby at home who's deserving of something a bit special this Christmas, read on. Whether you share a home with a c...

How a Radio Show Changed How We Train Dogs Forever

Clare Williams | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Williams

Within 24 hours of the pilot scheme being introduced, NAWT staff noticed dogs were calmer and more relaxed, and the noise level of barking had dropped significantly. All the dogs, with the exception of two, were clean in their kennels within that time span.

Rescue Dog Experiencing A Bed For The First Time Gives Us All The Feels

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Picture this: you've just got into your warm, cosy bed after a hard day at work. What do you feel right now - pure bliss? Happiness? Like nothing ...

I Don't Need a Man, I've Got a Cat

Rachel Wells | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Wells

I'm divorced and I have a lovely six-year-old son. I also have a six-year-old cat. And that is my family. Loving cats is perfectly normal. Actually I would go so far as to argue that being a cat lady is actually pretty damn cool and I think more women should try it.

Dogs And Cats Passing On 'Potentially Fatal' Infections To Owners

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Pet owners are at risk of catching antibiotic-resistant infections such as MRSA and E.coli from their dogs and cats, Public Health England (PHE) has w...

Old Dog Enjoys Last Car Ride In Heartbreaking Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A photo showing an old dog enjoying her last ever car journey has captured the hearts of many. The picture, which was shared on Reddit by Nicole Al...

Photo Of Dog Guarding His Dying Friend Will Break Your Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Dogs are known for their loyalty and this amazing pooch is no exception. The dog, which is a Great Pyrenees, was photographed standing over another...

'Saddest Dog In The World' Receives 3,000 Adoption Requests

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The 'saddest dog in the world' may now be the happiest, after receiving more than 3,000 adoption requests. Lana the labrador was returned to a resc...

Remember, Remember Your Pets This November

Vicki Larkham-Jones | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Larkham-Jones

Whilst fireworks are great fun for us, for millions of our pets, Bonfire Night and the firework season is a terrifying nightmare. Our pets don't understand the loud bangs and their hearing is so good they can hear distant fireworks we might not even notice.

Boy In Tears After Reuniting With Long-Lost Cat In Rescue Centre

SWNS | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Parents

A five-year-old boy burst into tears of joy when he spotted his long-lost cat in a rescue centre 18 months after it went missing. Ronnie and his m...

This Cat-Sitting Service Is A Moggie-Lover's Dream

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

One of the worst things about being a member of Generation Rent is not being allowed to have pets at home. So we're rather excited that a cat-sitti...

Why Having A Pet Is Good For Your Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Parents

Your kid may have spent the better part of this year convincing you to own a pet, but here's some compelling evidence to take it seriously. Accord...

Rescue Centre's Photo Of 'Saddest Dog In The World' Helps Her Find A Home

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A pooch dubbed "the saddest dog in the world" has found a temporary foster home, all thanks to the internet. Lana the labrador was returned to the ...

Do You Let Sleeping Dogs Lie In Your Bed?

Marie Carter | Posted 01.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marie Carter

Most of us can sleep soundly in the knowledge that we're highly unlikely to catch disease from our pets. We're more likely to get woken up in the wee small hours or scratched, either accidentally or purposefully, if we choose to share our bed with a feline. Dogs, on the other hand, are usually well behaved and will love to snuggle up to their human pack member...

What Are The Most Common Mistakes Your Cat Makes In Bed?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Any cat lover knows that every day is cat day, but someone deemed that 29 October is the day you love your cat extra hard (we're getting into weird te...

Barking Mad

Neil Ransome | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Ransome

After a few hours of trying a few different things she left some notes and went. I was hoping for some super nanny style results but instead was just a lot of the same things we had been trying, also Poppy isn't food motivated at all (unlike me) and a lot of her ideas and suggestions were rewarding with treats - so that was that out the window.

Why Rescue Dogs Are Amazing

Jody Thompson | Posted 25.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jody Thompson

It's astonishing that dogs still love us humans, no matter what we put them through, however horribly we abuse them. That however traumatised, they can come back from the brink and live fulfilling lives.

Motorcyclist Saves A Stray Kitten's Life And Then Gives Him A Home

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A motorcyclist bravely dodged traffic to scoop up a kitten in peril at a busy intersection - and has since given the cat a new home. The biker was ...

What To Say To Someone When Their Pet Dies

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When a family member, friend or colleague loses a pet, it can be difficult to know what to say. You don't want to seem insensitive by ignoring the ...