Beware of dangers to your pets in Autumn

Charity warns pet owners to beware of autumn dangers

Authored by Claire Roberts

Blue Cross pet charity is warning dog owners to be vigilant around conkers and acorns which can poison them if eaten. Some owners may throw conkers for pets to catch without realising the activity is potentially fatal. Dogs can easily swallow conkers which can become lodged in their throat or intestines and dogs with blockages, or suspected blockages, could need surgery to remove them. Dogs...

dog and cat on sofa

Pets are taking over our beds

Authored by James Carter

Two in five owners let their dog or cat share their bed while one in three humanise them so much that they refuse to change their clothes or be naked in front of them. According to the survey, over two thirds (67%) let their pets on the furniture, just under half (49%) will give their pet human food and another third (31%) will happily let their pets lick their face.

Half of Brits...

dog lying down

Eight bizarre facts you never knew about dogs

Authored by Laura Bond

No other animal inspires the same devotion as the dog (sorry, cat people), and there’s any number of reasons why dogs are, at least by number of households, the most popular pets in the world.

Here are a few fantastical facts about man’s best friend…

1. Dogs can be genuinely selfless

American humorist Josh Billings once described dogs as “the only things on Earth...

Dogs get fed treats at almost HALF of human mealtimes

Authored by Marc Astley

How To Choose The Best Food For Your Dog Dogs get fed treats at almost HALF of human mealtimes, a new study by dog food company reveals.

A separate study by researchers from the University of Liverpool estimates that 59 percent of dogs in Britain are overweight and this could shorten their lifespan by 2.5 years.

Our Q&A offers advice and tips on feeding treats...

You can now get matching party dresses for you and your dog

Authored by Paula_D

Hot on the heels of the celebrity trend for dressing to match your kids, one company has come up with a way for doting doggy mums to twin with their fur babies – and it's so adorable.

Pink Boutique has introduced a tiny party dress for miniature dogs, complete with sequins and a silky tiered skirt.

The Pink Boutique Puppy Love Rose Gold Sequin Multi Layer Dog Dress, £19, is...

It takes two minutes to fall in love with a dog - study reveals

Authored by Paula_D

A new study has revealed that it takes dog lovers two minutes and seven seconds1 before they know a dog is 'the one', according to new analysis.

The research has been released by National Dog Adoption Day and Animal Friends Insurance and is based on the average time spent looking at a dog's photos before more than 2000 would-be dog owners sent adoption enquiries to dog rescues. The...