UK Pets

Why Does the Pet Industry Federation (PIF) Continue to Withhold Public Information?

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK
Marc Lee Abraham

We've repeatedly asked PIF to explain how pet shops might obtain puppies from responsible breeders but of course PIF has not even attempted a response, as by definition this is impossible; pet shops do not obtain their puppies from responsible breeders.

Couple Get Married, Their Dog Couldn't Be Happier For Them

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Proof, if ever proof were needed, that dogs just love weddings... View post on SEE ALSO: This Dog Will NOT Pose For Your Wedding Ph...

Why Fake Veterinary Nurses Could Put Your Pet's Health at Risk

Liz Cox | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Cox

Although we have recently introduced guidance to say that vets and veterinary nurses cannot refer to an unqualified colleague as a veterinary nurse, technically, anyone may use the title - even if they don't have a day of training or a clue about how to treat an animal. To put it quite frankly - the title 'veterinary nurse' has less protection in law than 'Melton Mowbray pork pie'!

Top Dogs Throughout UK Revealed

Caroline Kisko | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Kisko

Dogs are part of the fabric of British life, but some dog breeds are more likely to make it into our hearts and homes than others - and it seems that Instagram is the latest social media craze to impact on the type of dog that we are choosing.

There Is No NHS for Animals

Tracey Morgan | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK
Tracey Morgan

In every sector there are good and bad. Good doctors and bad doctors, good bus drivers and bad bus drivers, the same goes for plumbers, builders, postmen, managers, customer service and every other job you can think of, so with this in mind you will come across a bad veterinary surgeon, nurse, receptionist , but in my experience they are few and far between.

Why Digital Will Be The Saviour Of Publishing

Marie Carter | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Tech
Marie Carter

The evolution of mobile tech and faster connections (viable 4G in many areas) alongside greater digital 'savviness' are all creating a new publishing revolution. As devices get smarter and mobile connectivity starts to match Wi-Fi speed, digital magazines and newspapers can really take flight.

Puppy Farming: The Cruel Gift That Keeps on Giving...

Linda Goodman | Posted 04.10.2015 | UK
Linda Goodman

This evil puppy trade is both cunning and sophisticated - knowing exactly how to manipulate public emotion, con local authorities and even forge documentation. It doesn't matter what your background or education is either - as long as you're prepared to part with your money you're fair game.

Dog Nutrition Quiz

Kristina Johansen | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

How much do you know about dog nutrition? Take the quiz and find out. Answers are below. No peeking!

My Cat Just Died and It Hurts Like Hell

Jody Thompson | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jody Thompson

It's the deal you make having pets - you know they don't live for very long and you will be devastated when you lose them. But the fun, love, companionship and joy they bring is worth the pain at the end and the massive hole they invariably leave. It's a privilege that pets choose to share their lives with us.

Dying Dog's Amazing Transformation Shows The Power Of TLC

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A video showing a dying dog's amazing journey back to health has reached more than a million people. And it's sure to tug on your heart strings. ...

The Definite Guide to Spotting a Brit

Kathryn Berens | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Berens

What is it to be British? What are those peculiarly British traits which set us apart from other nationalities? What is a cliché and what is actually for real? Here is a definitive guide to the basics of being British.

Man's Loyal Pooch Gives Him A 'Get Well' Snuggle In Hospital

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Dog really is man's best friend. And this photo proves it. The heartwarming snap was taken by Reddit user 'metamike'. It shows his father having a ...

Cute and Fluffy? How About Dead and Dirty

Janetta Harvey | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK
Janetta Harvey

It would be a peculiar person that tried to argue that puppies are not adorably cute and fluffy. Thousands of pets for sale adverts flooding the internet show that pictures of puppies rarely fail to look sweet, they succeed in pulling on our heart strings and opening our purses. Cute sells.

More Needs to Be Done to Stop Trigger Happy Cat Shootings

Rachael Millar | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK
Rachael Millar

When Cleo didn't come home one evening, her owner was worried sick. Several hours later, the young cat returned and it was obvious something was wrong...

Pets in 3D: Why Pet Lovers Are Embracing 3D Printing

Marie Carter | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Tech
Marie Carter

As editor of Pets Magazine, my particular area of interest is pets, and the pet industry is now in the vanguard of the 3D revolution. People increasingly want to remember their deceased pets by creating life-like memento mori and to create a unique gift for a pet lover.

Cat Saves Woman's Life After Detecting Cancerous Lump

SWNS | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has praised her cat for saving her life after it discovered she had cancer. Sue McKenzie, 64, and her 24-year-old cat Tom have lived togeth...

Biker Adopts Injured Kitten And It's Beyond Adorable

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Forget the tough guy stereotype associated with bikers, motorcyclist Pat Doody has a heart of gold. The 32-year-old from New Jersey was on a biking...

Why My House Has Gone to the Dogs (And Other 'Tails' of Woe)

Sian Hughes | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Comedy
Sian Hughes

Yes, folks. A couple of months ago, we acquired a dog. A two-year-old boxer called Daisy, whose role was to shake our family out of its iPad-induced inertia, and get us out and about. Like the von Trapp family. But with poo bags.

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 04.09.2015 | 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.