UK Pets

10 Of The Most Inspiring Gifts By Hobby From eBay (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Bostock | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If you know that your loved one thinks about only one thing (apart from you, that is), then why not surprise them this Christmas with a gift based on ...

PICTURES: The Last Tender Moments Between Beloved Dying Pets & Their Owners

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK

A photographer is offering a service documenting the last precious days or hours shared by terminally ill or elderly animals and their loving owners. ...

LOOK: If Your Tortoise Doesn't Have One Of These It Will Probably Be Bullied

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK

For millennia tortoises have got away with being basically the only pet that can’t be anthropomorphised with clothes. Until now. Thanks to K...

Paparazzi and Putting Down a Pet: Why the Two Should Never Meet

Louise Glazebrook | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Glazebrook

Ashton Kutcher made the brave yet utterly miserable decision to put his beloved dog down, and when you go through with such a decision, a little bit of your heart goes with your dog. You share your life with a dog and you dedicate your days, life and love to this four legged friend.

The Hidden Cost of the Silent Killer

Deborah Briggs | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Deborah Briggs

In many ways, rabies takes advantage of the special relationship between man and dog. The two species have lived in close quarters and relied on each other for protection, food and companionship for thousands of years. Preserving this cherished bond and delivering populations - urban and rural - from untold suffering and financial cost, must be a priority for governments wherever rabies holds sway.

Sexy Women Bore Us But Animals Keep Us Entertained

Morgan Meaker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Morgan Meaker

"Sex sells" used to be advertising's first commandment, but its impact is fading. The public seem to long for a more innocent time as sex meets stiff competition from pets.

People Should Be Stopped From Raising Dogs as Weapons

Esther Hayden | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Esther Hayden

There are strong rules and regulations on weapons, and gun licencing laws in place, yet anyone, anywhere can go out and buy a puppy from a pet shop or breed from their dog, which could potentially grow to be a lethal weapon. These dogs are on our streets and, despite looking cute, can be as dangerous as a firearm.

Animal Welfare Petition Is Top of the Pups

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Marc Lee Abraham

In addition to raising massive awareness about UK's cruel puppy farming trade, just 14,000 more signatures means puppy farming will be discussed in the House of Commons - imagine that - British Parliament sitting down talking about the future of this country's dogs.

Remembering Animals in War

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK
Marc Lee Abraham

Did you know that just before World War II was declared, a government pamphlet led to a massive cull of British pets? In fact it's estimated that as many as three quarters of a million adored pets were destroyed in the first week of war alone.

Protecting Your Pet on Bonfire Night

David Lewzey | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David Lewzey

Bonfire night is a fun evening for all involved: fireworks, hot food, and fairground rides await those who go out for the night, while the smell of smoke and burgers fills the air. However, for your furry friends, November 5th is a traumatic night.

Keeping Pets and Wild Animals Safe on Fireworks Night

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

Let's face it our pets could probably do without the next few days; their annual scarefest of fireworks of all shapes and sizes, colours and noises, exploding all around them... Luckily our knowledge of animal behaviour is vastly improved nowadays with many safe options and products available helping safeguard all pets; and helping them cope with what can be a very noisy and distressing period.

For the Love of Dogs

Kanmi Iyanda | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kanmi Iyanda

So you believe owning a dog makes you a selfless person? Where is the selflessness of all the owners of abandoned and neglected dogs across the length and breadth of this country? Did their generosity take flight once they discovered their pooches were going to engage in rapid and wanton defecation?

Not All Black Cats Are Lucky

Clare Williams | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Williams

Halloween traditionally presents rescue centres with an opportunity to feature black cats looking for homes, as it is a curious fact that black-coated animals generally take longer to find homes. Perhaps it is because of our deep-rooted folklore beliefs such as black cats being witches' familiars or black dogs guarding the borders between this world and the next.

What Does A Wagging Tail Reveal About Your Dog's Feelings?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Tail wagging means a lot more to a dog than "I'm pleased to see you", research has shown. Most dog owners may not notice if their best friend's tai...

Dog of the Week

Louise Glazebrook | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Glazebrook

Thurston's case is a really good illustration of showing that all dog behaviour happens for a reason. The key is to not overreact and try to look at the situation objectively and just as we have, always make sure you ask your vet to do a thorough examination before implementing training or behavioural changes.

Halloween Costumes for Pets

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 27.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

Making pets look like pumpkins or pirates for amusement purposes only can cause unnecessary stress, even resulting in abnormal and unwanted behaviours.

Choosing Which Breed of Dog Is Best for You

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

And with dogs and children proving such a fantastic match - capable of sharing very special, unique, close bonds together - it's hard to select one particular breed that's best for youngsters. In fact there's no right or wrong answer, as breed of dog never solely determines how your kids and dog will get along.

What Makes a Dog Maul a Child?

Louise Glazebrook | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK
Louise Glazebrook

When a dog attacks, it's very easy to play the blame game, but it's not always that simple. Any dog can attack when forced into a situation where they feel threatened or scared. But a lot of the times these attacks take place, they follow a pattern.

All I Want for Christmas...

Clare Williams | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Williams

Whilst animal charities, some sections of the press, dog lovers and customers quite rightly chastise Tesco for its actions, it does serve as a reminder that pets are frequently at the top of children's Christmas lists every year. And parents are faced with making difficult decisions.

Dog of the Week

Louise Glazebrook | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Glazebrook

The Anatolians are designed to work very closely with a flock of sheep and its shepherd. They roam the vast, hot lands of Turkey to guard against man and wolf. When the shepherd sleeps the dog takes over.

Autumn Dangers for Our Pets

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

It looks like our glorious British summer maybe well and truly over for another year so what better time to highlight some important autumnal hazards now facing our beloved pets?

Looking After Older Dogs

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

Just like us, all dogs slow down with age, being less keen to exercise, putting on weight, most likely a combination of both. Moods vary greatly from being needier, to much less friendly, sometimes preferring to be just left alone.

Cats Get Stressed When Stroked, Who Knew?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

There's nothing nicer than getting home after a long day at work and curling up on the sofa with a cup of tea in hand and the cat on your lap. But...

Rabbits: Common Illnesses and Infections

David Lewzey | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Lewzey

As we move into summer it's very important to keep a sharp eye out for flystrike - especially if you're the owner of a longhaired breed. This can often be fatal, and a horrific experience for both rabbits and owners. Unfortunately, we see many rabbits lost to flystrike every year.

Man's Best Friend? Dogs Have Feelings And Emotions Like Humans, Says Study

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Next time your dog-owner friend fusses incessantly over their pooch, don't roll your eyes. According to new research, our canine friends have emotions...