UK Pets

The Dangerous Dog Owner Problem

Rachel Cunningham | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK
Rachel Cunningham

We need penalties for those owners who allow their dogs to attack and kill other dogs, cats, and other animals. We need better controls on dog breeding, advertising and sales. Only when we insist on better behaviour from the person on the other end of the lead will we be able to address the dangerous owner problem.

Is the Dog Ban in Public Venues Helpful?

Louise Glazebrook | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Glazebrook

It seems to be one of the perils of running a business in a city, if we were in the country I'm pretty certain I could make use of a church hall, a rugby club or a horse riding centre. My issue is that if we want our dogs to be properly socialised in the right way, for owners and dogs to be taught, to receive advice and learn then I need to be able to provide a safe and productive space to do this.

Boy Used Pocket Money To Feed Stray Dogs, What Happened Next Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Instead of doing what most kids do and spend pocket money on treats for themselves, 9-year-old Ken Amante used his to do something amazing - feeding a...

Who's Smarter Cat People Or Dog People?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There are two types of people in this world - those who favour dogs and those who favour cats. Of course there the odd stragglers who are unable t...

Notes From a Housesit: Introducing Otto

Roberta Verdant | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

Otto's a quintessential Shar Pei (a rare Chinese breed of dogs, highly intelligent and intuitive. They were traditionally used as guard dogs.) His enormous face is not un-hippo-like. It seems altogether too large for his body. Otto rarely barks.

Why Do Cats Eat More In Winter?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Cats, like humans, tend to eat more during winter. This may sound like a No Sh*t Sherlock revelation - but it means pet owners should feeding them mor...

There Is Now A 'Tinder' App For Adopting Dogs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Forget flicking through endless online dating profiles, now there's a better way to pass the time on the bog - browsing through pictures of dogs in ne...

25 Cats Who Are Winning At Life

Huffington Post UK | Philippa Warr | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Comedy

If you spend a lot of time on the Internet, you'd be forgiven for assuming that a cat's daily routine consists of freaking out, wearing costumes and f...

Notes From a Housesit: Ferragudo

Roberta Verdant | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

A castle on a beach, a harbour full of slow-paced fishermen, a view that goes on forever, two very bouncy white poodles and a cat who bites noses.

Missing Puppy Cookie Reunited With Owner After Facebook Appeal

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK

A dog owner has said she is "over the moon" at being reunited with her stolen pet following a Facebook appeal. June Gosling launched an online plea af...

This Drone Can Walk Your Dog

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Tech

Drones seem to have three main uses: killing people and recording videos in the present, and delivering DVDs in the future. Add to that, 'walking y...

Obesity Is Officially the Biggest Welfare Concern Facing Greedy Pets in the UK

Martin Brice | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Brice

The PDSA estimate that as many as two and a half million dogs (one in three) as well as two million cats (one in four) in the UK are overweight... The report includes a survey of dog owners where nine out of ten admit to feeding high calorie human foods including take-aways, biscuits, chips and even alcohol to pets.

How to Deal with an Out of Control Pet Dog

Ryan Harrison | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Harrison

Adding a dog to your family is a great idea and your new pet is sure to bring a lot of joy and fun to the house. However, what do you do if the little fellow gets out of control?

The Joy of Chicken Keeping

Annabel Burn | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Burn

Our five chickens arrived a couple of months ago, and what a joy they have been. They are such curious little things. They love following the dogs around, and investigating visitors, mirrors, or anything new in their environment.

Poorna Bell

These Photos Of 3-Week-Old Puppies Are Maximum Cuteness | Poorna Bell | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Photographer Traer Scott's book Newborn Puppies marries the ridiculously cute with a fascinating insight into what puppies look like in the first thre...

5 Amazing Things Sleepy Pugs Can Teach Us About Napping

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Pugs have the art of sleep nailed down. From quick naps to long stretches of snoozing, we can learn much from these wise creatures... FOLLOW HUFFP...

Why Do Cats Sit On Laptops? This Computer Desk Will Keep Them Off Your Keyboard

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As anyone who's ever owned a cat will know, our feline friends simply love sitting on laptops. Seriously, the moment you sit down at your computer...

Justice for Romanian Stray Dogs?

Dr Daniel Allen | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK
Dr Daniel Allen

Romania hit the international headlines in early September 2013, after a four-year-old boy was left unsupervised in a Bucharest park and mauled to death by stray dogs. A public backlash led to vigilante killings, and protests calling for government action. Images of dogs being beaten to death, and bloodied corpses lining pavements were shared across the world through social media.

How the Humble Rabbit Became the Easter Bunny

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

This Easter weekend, most of us will be excitedly looking forward to receiving some chocolate, usually in the shape of an egg or perhaps even a bunny. But how did the rabbit become so inextricably linked with Easter traditions?

25 Reasons We Love Our Cats

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Comedy

When it comes to celebrating our feline friends, we can think of no better listicle than this: 25 reasons why we we love our cats... as demonstrated t...

How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Need?

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

Dogs need to exercise every day to make sure they're healthy, as well as being happy through mental stimulation. Dogs love exercise and play, and I've always felt it's a win-win situation: you both get exercise and, at the same time, build up a special bond with your dog.

28 Dogs Who Are Winning At Life

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Comedy

Our celebration of National Pet Month continues with this: a picture, video and GIF collection of 28 pooches who have got it nailed... SEE ALSO: 20...

Bulldog Puppy Kisses And Snuggles Baby Girl, We All Say 'Aww!'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you need something to take the sting out of the beginning of the work week, we may have just the ticket - a video of an affectionate bulldog puppy ...

Dying Dog's Bucket List Includes Steak, Riding In A Police Car And Meeting A Celebrity

Caters News | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When Riina Cooke's boxer dog Romeo was diagnosed with inoperable bone cancer, she was heart broken. But rather than mourn the inevitable death of ...

20 Reasons Why We Love Our Pets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Comedy

It's National Pet Month! And being a lover of all things animal-related at HuffPost UK Comedy, we thought it only right that we were part of the celeb...