UK Pets

Prickled by Pet Crazes: African Pygmy Hedgehogs

Dr Daniel Allen | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK
Dr Daniel Allen

"Pet crazes": a purchasing fad initiated by popular on screen representations, and reinforced by badly researched photo-led tabloid journalism. Photogenic animals are labelled as the next "must-have" pet, trend-setting breeders are afforded free national publicity, and an unsuspecting public can make the "craze" a reality.

WATCH: You Don't Expect To See This Swimming Down The Street

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK

Egham's flooded streets might be a nightmare for residents, but for one little goldfish, it was paradise. But the goldfish's bid for freedom was sh...

It's Not Just Humans Suffering In The Floods...

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK

As weather chaos continues to sweep Britain, heartbreaking new images have emerged of emergency forces battling to make sure the four-legged members o...

Meet Britain's Biggest Dog: Freddy, The 7ft 4 Great Dane

Barcroft | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The Great Dane has been measured at 7ft 4in (2.24m) on his hind legs by owner Claire Stoneman. Although no official measurement has yet been made, ...

10ft Deadly Python Carcass Found In Kent, Everyone Freaks Out

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK

A 10ft-long Burmese python has been found dead beneath a fallen tree on a suburban street. The giant reptile was found by a member of the public tr...

Please Take Care With Your Dog

Andrew White | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew White

If you can keep your dog in sight at all time, be aware of what they are doing and be confident your dog will come back to you promptly when you call, then there is no need to put them on a lead. But if you can not be confident they will return when you call, then a lead is the safest option for everyone.

Send Us Pictures Of Your Pets! #MonthOfKinship

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Our pets are more than just eating and pooping machines - their unconditional love and crazy excitement when we get through the front door is often al...

The Great Pet Food Debate

Cat Henstridge | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Henstridge

I am a big believer in feeding animals pre-prepared pet food. I am not an advocate of making home-cooked meals or raw food diets. We all have busy lives and it is hard enough creating healthy balanced meals for our families, let alone our pets.

Auf Weidersehn, Pet Kingdom: Good Riddance

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

Harrods' Pet Kingdom will shut its doors for the last time at the end of the month, ending nearly 100 years of shameful animal exploitation, and here at PETA, we couldn't be happier to hear it. In its time, Harrods has flogged every species of animal for the right price

Mutt Muggin': Adorable Instagram Trend Photographs Dogs In Crockery

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In the latest battle to own the internet, dog owners have stepped things up a notch. Meeting the tide of cat videos, cat photos and cat merchandis...

Designer Dogs - A Fashion Too Far

Cat Henstridge | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Henstridge

A couple of weeks ago I saw a six year old Shih Tzu cross Jack Russell Terrier. He was a lovely healthy chap and as a puppy had cost his owners £50 from a local rescue. During the consult we discussed how now his litter would be marketed as 'pure-bred' Jack-S**ts' & sold for at least £300!

The Shocking Truth About Electric Shock Collars and My Call to Have Them Banned

Matthew Offord | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Politics
Matthew Offord

Some 300,000 electric shock collars were reportedly in use across the UK in 2012 according to the University of Lincoln. That means that there are potentially 300,000 dogs who are being subjected to pain that they don't understand, by owners who may not even know how to use one of these collars.

The Curious Case of Bobi the Disabled Bulgarian Dog

Dr Daniel Allen | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Daniel Allen

Bobi was a political pawn, used by the media to condemn the RSPCA. In this case, the two charities in question were both doing the right thing in relation to the remit of their policies. The media hysteria, public bias and negative publicity meant that the death of Bobi would have haunted the RSPCA in 2014.

Dog-Killing Disease Warning For Pet Owners

PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Pet owners have been warned about a disease which has killed 16 dogs in the past year. Posters are being placed in the New Forest, Hampshire, after...

Why Your Dog Loves You

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We're terribly fond of anthropomorphising our pets, but what actually goes on inside the heads of dogs? Do they love us because we give them food or i...

No More Baby Elephants: Harrods To Shut Legendary Pet Shop

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Harrods is shutting its famous pet department in order to replace it with a new women's fashion floor at the end of the month. The Knightsbridge st...

PICS: So Now There's A Fitness Tracker For Dogs

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

One of the biggest trends at this year's CES tech show in Las Vegas was wearable technology - little devices designed to track your movements and pers...

STUDy: Dogs Evolved To Look Like Human Babies

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Dogs might have evolved to look like cute human babies, a study has suggested. In the study, rescue dogs that were best able to pull on the heart s...

Wednesday's Story: Why Pets Should Not Be Christmas Gifts

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Leimon

Across the world thousands of animals may be given as Christmas gifts. Many of them are later dumped when the responsibilities of pet ownership become too much or when they stop being cute.

What Xmas Treats Should You NOT Feed Your Dog?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The "Ah go on, it's Christmas" rule that covers a multitude of eating and drinking sins also extends to our pets this Christmas as we feed them extra ...

SURVIVOR OF THE YEAR Robbie, The Kitten Who Was Almost Burned Alive

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK

To look at him, one-year-old Robbie's cheerful demeanour does not demonstrate the full extent of the life-threatening injuries that left him with seve...

Protecting Your Pets From Christmas Dangers

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

This time next week the festive season will be in full swing but please remember to consider the health and happiness of your four-legged family members and avoid potential hazards.

30 Animals Doing Christmas Right

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Comedy

We humans could learn a lot from these 30 examples. In pictures, GIFs and videos, here are furry, festive friends who know how to do Christmas... ...

Will Your Pet Get a Christmas Stocking?

Karin Sieger | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

A recent survey by the RSPCA (1) has revealed that 55% of pets will get one. According to the figures we spend £300m on our pets at Christmas. Almost all pet owners surveyed will buy a present for their animal chum, with just over half saying they will spend up to £10.

WATCH: The Year In Animal Awesomeness

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Comedy

With the help of Handface, we round up the finest, funniest YouTube clips of our furry (and feathered) friends from 2013. ...