Cats and dogs cruelly ABANDONED on streets in freezing cold in winter pet dumping epidemic

Cats and dogs cruelly ABANDONED on streets in freezing cold in winter pet dumping epidemic

Elderly terrier dumped on the streets with its blanket (Image: RSPCA) This pitiful scene of the black and white Jack Russell abandoned on the streets with his worldly possessions in a plastic bag has shocked animal welfare investigators.

How did he get there? Curious cat snared like rat in a trap – 'Lucky someone found him'

How did he get there? Curious cat snared like rat in a trap – 'Lucky someone found him'

Rat trap cat sprung free by vets (Image: RSPCA) Cat was left dehydrated after trap ordeal (Image: RSPCA) Inspector Daniels added: “The RSPCA works 24/7 for animals in need and I was pleased to be able to rush to the scene in Langstone in the early hours of the morning, and ensure this cat was safely and securely freed from this device.” Apart from being shaken and dehydrated by the experience, the black, male neutered cat was uninjured.

These are the best cat litters, according to a vet

These are the best cat litters, according to a vet

Most cats prefer clumping non-scented litter," said Fox. Elsey's Cat Ultra Premium Clumping Cat Litter, $17, Amazon TODAY editors, writers and experts take care to recommend items we really like and hope you’ll enjoy!

Dog walker caught smacking pet on owner’s hidden camera

Dog walker caught smacking pet on owner’s hidden camera

Jacqueline Wilkins is filmed striking the dog (Picture: SWNS) Bella the boxer’s behaviour changed after the incident (Picture: SWNS) ‘I was shocked when I first saw the footage because it’s not something I’d have thought I had to worry about from someone who is supposed to love dogs,’ he said.

Square-Loving Cat on Twitter Inspires Curious Pet Parents

“A confident, assertive cat may be more likely to quickly investigate and sit inside the square,” says certified feline training and behavior specialist Paula Garber.

What to buy the dog (or the dog lover) in your life this Christmas

What to buy the dog (or the dog lover) in your life this Christmas

(Picture: Prezzybox)Personalised dog tag, £9.99, Getting Personal (Picture: Getting Personal)Pet snack launcher, £5.99, Prezzybox (Picture: Prezzybox)Spot & Mog – Prosecco Bottle Dog Plush Toy, £6.00, Debenhams (Picture: Super Socks)Personalised Blue Star Small Pet Bowl, from £20.95, Emma Bridgewater

Dog Litter: What It Is and How to Use It

Dog Litter: What It Is and How to Use It

In fact, dog litter can be a good option for pet parents who are gone much of the day, says Irith Bloom, CPDT-KSA, CDBC, director of training at The Sophisticated Dog in Los Angeles, California.

Dog had to be ‘scrubbed clean’ after toddler, 3, coloured her in with paint

Dog had to be ‘scrubbed clean’ after toddler, 3, coloured her in with paint

Johnna Pennington only left Alivia alone for a couple of minutes (Picture: Mercury Press & Media)The three-year-old pet was left multicoloured and had to be scrubbed in the bath to return to her usual white colour.

7 Must-Have Supplies for Potty Training Dogs and Cats

7 Must-Have Supplies for Potty Training Dogs and Cats

One really nice thing about cats is that they typically need minimal training to use a litter box, says Mikel Delgado, an IAABC-certified cat behavior consultant and co-founder of Feline Minds in Berkley, California.

8 Best Black Friday Deals for Your Dog’s Holiday Wish List

8 Best Black Friday Deals for Your Dog’s Holiday Wish List

Black Friday Deal: Buy 1 American Journey Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food, get 1 FREE Black Friday Deal: Get the Holiday Dog Goody Box for $14.95 plus FREE Shipping

How to Teach Your Dog to Perform a Fixed Behavior Chain

How to Teach Your Dog to Perform a Fixed Behavior Chain

Once your dog picks up the toy, start backchaining by cueing “drop it.” Once your dog drops the toy into the box, click and treat. Repeat steps five and six many times, so the dog is really jazzed about dropping the toy into the box to earn the click and treat.

Moving With Your Pet

Moving With Your Pet

First, place their food inside an open crate, and eventually have them eat their meals in the crate with the door shut.Try carrying your pets around the house in the crate or taking a short drive.You can help your pets develop a positive association with the crate by providing treats and playtime at the conclusion of crate time.Taking these steps will make moving day a lot more comfortable for you and your furry friends.Pet-Proofing Your New HomeIt is a good idea to pet-proof your new home.

Dog Born with Deformed Front Legs Runs for the First Time

Dog Born with Deformed Front Legs Runs for the First Time

The adorable husky mix in the video below, posted by 3D Systems, is Derby, he was born with deformed front legs. “I had to try and I had to try and help this dog.” Anderson explains she tried getting him a cart with wheels, but it ended up limiting his mobility.

Welcoming your new kitten...

Welcoming your new kitten...

The easiest and most successful way to ensure that your growing kitten is getting a healthy, balanced diet is to feed a complete premium food for kittens. A good diet should provide all the nutrients essential for a growing kitten to become a healthy cat.

DIY Halloween Decorations: Pet-Inspired Window Silhouette

DIY Halloween Decorations: Pet-Inspired Window Silhouette

We’ve created silhouette templates to take your DIY Halloween decorations up a notch this October. Use the glue stick (or glue gun) to glue the silhouette template onto the cardboard. Paint the stencil black to cover any blemishes and let it dry.

I found the best litter box and I'm never going back

I found the best litter box and I'm never going back

And, I found it: the Iris top-entry cat litter box. Iris Top-Entry Cat Litter Box, $30-$34, Amazon Ollie the kitten sits on his new litter box ... Basic Iris Top-Entry Litter Box, $18, Amazon

How could someone dump them? Tiny puppies left in plastic box in layby

How could someone dump them? Tiny puppies left in plastic box in layby

Tiny puppies left in plastic box in layby A LITTER of ten tiny puppies was found dumped in a plastic box on a country road.

Dog pictures dominate Instagram Photography Competition

Dog pictures dominate Instagram Photography Competition

(Picture: Manon.blossier, elo_pbrt/PIPA)To be a big hit on Instagram you need to master quality pictures in three categories: travels, food, and probably the most important – pets. Caption: Photobox Instagram Photography Awards for dogs Credit: constance.michaely/PIPA

Deal Alert: This cat scratcher can save your furniture and is 51 percent off

Deal Alert: This cat scratcher can save your furniture and is 51 percent off

Some nice large, functional cardboard cat scratchers are 51 percent off on Amazon. The internet provided a solution: cardboard cat scratchers — one for the living area and one for my bedroom. My kitten likes these scratchers more than his cat tower

Tips to enjoy a pet friendly vacation

It is important to prepare your pet for the trip in advance and give them easy to digest food, say experts. Prepare your pet for the trip Feed your dog with easy to digest food and bottled water