UK Pets

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...

Poorna Bell

National Pet Month Is Just All Kinds Of Adorable

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

National Pet Month is easily one of our favourites because it means we have carte blanche to ooh and aah over endless pictures of cute animals. Th...

Springtime Dangers for Pets

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

Warmer weather and lighter evenings mean more time spent enjoying our gardens, starting off with simple tasks such as weeding and planting. But it's important to remember that while many of the plants that we commonly keep are beautiful to look at - they're also capable of causing serious damage to the health of our precious pets.

Junk Food Diets Are Fuelling a Pet Obesity Crisis

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

It's not only human waistlines that are expanding: our pets are now facing the same fate. I've seen increasing levels of pet obesity over the years and it basically comes down to pets taking in more calories than they use.

Cat Owners Could Catch Tuberculosis As Disease Is Widespread In Wildlife

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A leading vet has made his fears known about the potential risk of cat owners catching tuberculosis (TB) from their pets. In the Mail On Sunday, Ro...

Cats

James Conmy | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Comedy
James Conmy

Do you know what the worst thing about the internet is? Cats. Everyday someone will send me a picture of a cat doing something cute, like wearing a policeman's helmet or mewling into a trumpet or making a cheese sandwich. And I hate cats.

Why Are Our Pets Getting Fatter?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Fat cat jokes aside, Britain isn't just in the grips of a human obesity crisis: three in four (77%) vets believe pet obesity is on the rise.[i] Alt...

'I Am Totally Her Bitch' Says Woman Who Married Dog

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In the world of weird weddings, to add to corpses getting hitched and people marrying trees, earlier in the week, 47-year-old Amanda Rodgers revealed ...

Puppy Saved From Antifreeze Poisoning... By Necking Bottle Of Vodka

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Charlie the Maltese terrier was just hours from death after he licked antifreeze from the floor of his owner's garage. But one quick-thinking vet ...

Crufts: Worst in Show

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

The lack of genetic diversity caused by inbreeding greatly increases the likelihood that recessive genes, which cause debilitating afflictions, will be passed along to puppies. As a result, roughly one in four purebred dogs suffers from serious congenital defects, such as hypothyroidism, epilepsy, cataracts, allergies, heart disease and hip dysplasia - a disease that can lead to crippling, lameness and painful arthritis.

Sled Dogs - Beautiful But Demanding

Cat Henstridge | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK
Cat Henstridge

Whenever I am presented with the gorgeous bundle of fluff and blue eyes that is a sled dog puppy in my clinic, I have a serious chat to the proud new owner about what they are taking on but by this point it is often too late, they are enamoured with their new pet and blind to the potential problems they may have.

Meet Ted, The Shar Pei Puppy Who Needs A £1000 Facelift - Excess Skin Could Make Him Blind

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ted, an adorable Chinese Shar Pei puppy, is in need of a facelift. But although Ted may be slightly on the wrinkly side, his desire to go under th...

EU Pet Passport Is Not an Open Door to Rabies

Deborah Briggs | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK
Deborah Briggs

There is a coloured etching currently in the collection of the British Museum by the artist Thomas Lord Busby, depicting a dog stalking the streets of...

Puppies Callously Abandoned at Christmas Find Love in Time for Valentine's Day

Lara Murphy | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK
Lara Murphy

We all know the saying, A Dog Is For Life, Not Just for Christmas but even though the slogan has been firmly placed in the public's consciousness for 35 years, it seems the message is just as prevalent now as it was back in 1975.

PICS: These Photos Of Pets Then And Now Are Ridiculously Heartwarming

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Comedy

And your warm-and-fuzzy photo series of the day? This one! In which devoted pet owners have faithfully recreated shots of their furry friends, many mo...

Poorna Bell

#MonthOfKinship: Readers And HuffPost Editors Reveal Why They Love Their Pets

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Kinship: it's not just about the bond you have with your friends and family. Your pets are as important a part of your relationship with the world...

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