UK Pets

Ten Things No-One Told You When You Decided to Get a Dog

Stephanie Ashby | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Ashby

It's not like having an extra child. Children learn to wipe their bums and muddy feet, and they learn to feel embarrassed. Dogs never learn that dragging their bum across the patio to clean it (usually when you have visitors) is not nice to see. And your dog will never feel embarrassed.

Pet Cat Gets Revenge On Hungry Snake From Beyond The Grave

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK

An 11-foot snake has died due to complications from digesting an Australian man's cat. Francis Bakvis, of Clifton Beach, Queensland, was shocked wh...

Dogs Trying And Generally Failing At Life

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Comedy

These dogs are trying so, so hard... but just not quite getting there. But they can't be faulted for a lack of determination. (function(d, s, id) ...

Women and Big Dogs: An Easy Target for Everyday Sexism

Joy Jewell | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joy Jewell

Bruce wasn't difficult down to the fact that he's a big dog with a puppy personality, no, I was failing him because having a vagina means I am ill equipped to train anything taller than my ankles.

Man's Best Friend?

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

While it may seem clear that pets are sometimes a profoundly positive influence on the lives of their owners, people vary enormously in terms of the quality of their relationships, human and animal alike, and the benefits derived from them.

Open Letter to Pet Industry Federation (PIF), 25 March 2015

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK
Marc Lee Abraham

You claim this Quality Assurance measure will ensure the "highest standards" are reached by pet shops but you do not appear to recognise that these ought to apply to the entire supply chain rather than just the sale premises - which rarely provide for the young puppy's emotional and developmental needs.

Nutrition for Dogs With Cancer

Kristina Johansen | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

No other disease strikes as much fear deep within our hearts as cancer. We panic and start searching the Internet for something that can save our dog. There is a lot of information out there, some websites even offering miracle supplements and cures for cancer. Please remember that promises that seem too good to be true very often are.

The Cutest Thing You'll See Today: Farmer Tweets Birth Of Sheepdog Puppies

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Brace yourself for a cuteness overload... a farmer has live tweeted the birth of ten sheepdog puppies and the photos are too adorable for words. W...

R.I.P. Our Beloved Irish Wolfhound

Anna Roth | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Roth

Today I wanna write about Zozo, our Irish wolfhound. She died last year at the age of 11, and since days constantly she comes to my mind. Now she is laying under the earth on a hill, side by side with Mikroula, her best dog friend.

Ten Reasons Why Pets Are Powerful

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Hayley Goleniowska

It's incredible how those animals formed an integral part of my childhood theatre, and that they were not only very much a part of the action, but they were also key protagonists.

This Ugly Truth Behind the UK's Biggest Beauty Pageant for Dogs

Violet Owens | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Violet Owens

If the Kennel Club changed the breed standards to put the welfare of the dogs first and only awarded prizes to those breeding healthy dogs, the lives of thousands if not millions of dogs could be improved.

The Truth About Jagger's Death After Crufts

Caroline Kisko | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK
Caroline Kisko

Crufts organiser, the Kennel Club, has seen the toxicology report and can confirm that Jagger died after ingesting fast-acting poison (carbofuran and aldicarb - both banned in the EU so not easy to get hold of) some 28 hours or more after attending Crufts. The timescales involved in this sad story strongly indicate that the poison was almost certainly eaten in Belgium and helps to put the rumours of other poisoning incidents happening at Crufts to bed.

London's Pets and their People

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Trisha de Borchgrave

London living with a dog has one exceptional joy and that is access to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, particularly during the months of meteorological misery when one can pretty much have this oasis to oneself.

Frankie The Dog Can 'Sniff Out' Thyroid Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A former bomb-sniffing dog named Frankie is using his astute sense of smell to 'sniff out' thyroid cancer. The German Shepard has been trained usi...

Meet Sam, The Cat With Incredible (Freaky) Eyebrows

Barcroft Media | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you thought the path to riches and fame was via hard work or a lottery ticket, think again. It's by owning a pet with an oddball facial feature. ...

The 'Betty Moment'

Trevor Silvester | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Trevor Silvester

If I look back for other occasions in my life when I've felt so helpless, so utterly incapable of influencing a situation, where I've surrendered to an imminent horror, none spring to mind. I'm sure if I persevered I could dredge a few up, but why burn happiness doing that?

This Loveable Labrador Saved His Owner's Life

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Dog really is (wo)man's best friend. And this pretty much proves it. A beauty therapist's life was saved by her pet Labrador after she went into ca...

Talking To Your Cat In Cat Will Backfire

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Tech

How many of us talk to our pets? Probably all of us at one point or another have spoken to an animal, disregarding all common sense in favour of speak...

Is Your Dog Getting Too Much 'Me Time'?

Claire Stallard | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Claire Stallard

Although we can't change the fact that dogs want to spend most of their time with us (and why would we as this is what makes them fantastic companions!), we can at least help them by preparing them well for spending a bit of time on their own, should they need to.

Call to Action - Rabbit's Require Rights

Jo Hinde | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK
Jo Hinde

The aim is to give rabbits the same protection by law as dogs and cats currently have by ending the widespread sale of rabbits via pet shops and other outlets. The petition recommends this is done by introducing ordinances protecting rabbits similar to those operational in numerous states and cities in Northern USA and Canada.

Everyone Thinks This Pink Cat Is Dead...

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

This weekend cat lovers and animal rights activists were shocked and incensed by reports that a cat had died after being dyed pink by its owner for a ...

Meet Gluta, The Happiest Dog In The World Who Overcame Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

This is Gluta. She's the happiest dog you will ever see in your life. Ever. A photo posted by The happiest dog in the world (@glutadog) on Nov 13...

Men Love Cats Too: Photos Prove That Felines Aren't Just For Females

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We don't want to come over all gender stereotyping, but many people assume most cat owners are women. And this is precisely why photographer a...

#RichDogsOfInstagram Has Us Weeping About Our Own Lifestyle

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

These guys are quite literally the dog's cajones. Whether they're driving mini convertibles, lounging around swimming pools, flying first class or ...

Dogs Can Tell When You're Lying To Them

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Dogs may be man's best friend, but only when we're telling them the truth. According to new research, our canine pals can tell when a person is lyi...