Not them, nor anyone or anything else that has made unimaginable sacrifices for every single one of us alive today.
TV & media vet, animal welfare campaigner, PupAid founder
Unlike us humans, our pets are rarely big firework fans - here's how to protect their welfare needs
02/11/2018 17:26 GMT
Sorry to be a killjoy but forcing innocent pets to become pumpkins or pirates for a few hours can lead to stress, pain, and even serious injury
31/10/2018 10:24 GMT
Every responsible dog owner knows not to leave their dog in the car during hot weather, but these current winter temperatures can be just as dangerous
01/03/2018 09:04 GMT
So here's some information for dog owners to help identify what to look for, as well as what you should do, if you suspected your pet has become a victim of Alabama Rot.
10/05/2017 15:30 BST
With the onset of wintry weather, however cold it gets should never prevent us from sharing lots of fun with our families, both two and four legged members; so it's important to be fully prepared for any hazards that come with it. Here's some advice to help keep your pets warm, happy, and safe from danger during these next few chilly months.
11/01/2017 17:42 GMT
20/12/2016 11:56 GMT
One of the best (and most fun) ways to ensure your pet stays warm is to provide lots of contact. Holidays usually mean more free time to spend with your animal companions so any excuse for a belly rub is always going to be well received - whatever the season!
30/11/2016 13:12 GMT
Sorry to sound like a killjoy but forcing some pets to become pumpkins, pirates, or even hot dogs for amusement purposes means unnecessary stress, resulting in abnormal, unwanted, even damaging behaviours. Ill-fitting outfits can also get twisted on external objects or even your pet, leading to potential life-threatening injuries especially if left unsupervised.
25/10/2016 15:39 BST
It should come as no surprise to anyone that the majority of excited, prospective puppy buyers want to be able to confidently buy a puppy that has the best possible chance of being a healthy, happy companion, and family member. In other words there's no real demand out there for irresponsibly bred puppies.
17/03/2016 20:57 GMT
September is PupAid month so it was all hands on deck for the biggest puppy farming awareness dog show in Europe and now possibly the world.
30/12/2015 09:36 GMT
Recently I had the great pleasure of attending the first ever 'Dogs in Society' conference arranged by APGAW- the All Party Group for Animal Welfare - a group of MPs, animal welfare organisations, and campaigners using the influence of politicians and experts to raise welfare of animals both nationally and internationally.
04/12/2015 20:54 GMT
We've repeatedly asked PIF to explain how pet shops might obtain puppies from responsible breeders but of course PIF has not even attempted a response, as by definition this is impossible; pet shops do not obtain their puppies from responsible breeders.
16/10/2015 16:14 BST
Serious health and behavioural issues associated with puppy farming are only compounded by the method of sale, so it's likely that the majority of puppies purchased from pet shops will be negatively impacted in some way from suffering such a poor start in life - even if not immediately apparent.
17/08/2015 22:18 BST
23/07/2015 10:24 BST
The Pet Industry Federation's logic for trying to improve the way puppies are sold through pet shops rather than conceding to accept a ban, seems to be based on the belief that being 'licensed, inspected, and open to public scrutiny' makes pet shops OK, and even preferable to private sellers.
29/04/2015 18:55 BST
The crux of the matter is simple. Can pet shops sell puppies well, meaning to at least the same standard as puppies sold directly from the breeder's home, and with no detrimental impact to their welfare? No they cannot. Unequivocally they cannot.
28/04/2015 09:50 BST
Just as we try to discourage people from buying puppies as Christmas gifts, animal welfare campaigners busily spread the word that the only kind of rabbit to give at Easter should be a toy bunny, or one that's made of chocolate.
08/04/2015 22:22 BST
Dog faeces is not only capable of spreading diseases Neosporosis and Sarcocystosis to innocent farm animals, but also contains E. coli and Salmonella, together with a possible array of common life-threatening parasites including hookworm, tapeworm, and roundworm.
04/04/2015 22:02 BST
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.
25/03/2015 17:32 GMT
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