Raw dog food is risky business for pet and family alike

Raw dog food is risky business for pet and family alike

Harmful pathogens in raw food "This research offers further compelling evidence to support vets' concerns about the potential animal and public health risks associated with feeding pets a raw meat-based diet," said veterinarian Dr Daniella Dos Santos.

Stray dog climbs 24,000-ft mountain

Stray dog climbs 24,000-ft mountain

Don Wargowsky and the dog are reported to have become inseperable (Picture: Don Wargowsky) The experienced climbers said they had never seen a dog reach the summit before (Picture: Don Wargowsky) The dog was named Mera by Mr Wargowsky because they had just been to the top of a mountain with that name.

Millions of dogs in UK left feeling 'frightened and lonely' when home alone warns RSCPA

Millions of dogs in UK left feeling 'frightened and lonely' when home alone warns RSCPA

DogKind poster released with campaign (Image: RSPCA) A quarter of owners went on to confess their working hours make it difficult for them to care for their dog as “they would like” while one in five admitted witnessing signs associated with separation related behaviour.

Poachers killing 'sacred' vultures as cruel trophy hunting game sees population plummet

Poachers killing 'sacred' vultures as cruel trophy hunting game sees population plummet

Adulated Egyptian vulture now a target for trophy hunters (Image: GETTY) Despite being one of the few birds capable of using tools to survive, the Egyptian vulture has little defence against the deadly hazards faced on its annual migrations.

Wanted, playing dead or alive: the sniffer dog with a bounty on his head

Wanted, playing dead or alive: the sniffer dog with a bounty on his head

Scamp the spaniel is so good at finding illegal tobacco, crime groups have offered a £25,000 reward for his capture Name: Scamp. I’m sure he could learn to detect those things, but Scamp’s speciality is sniffing out tobacco.

British pet shops to be banned from selling puppies and kittens

British pet shops to be banned from selling puppies and kittens

“We have always said that an end to third-party sales alone would not be enough to end the puppy trade crisis and we are pleased that this is being looked at alongside enhanced licensing conditions for breeders introduced earlier this year.” Topics

Be careful of puppy poop – it can make you sick

Be careful of puppy poop – it can make you sick

The other 27 had either bought a Petland puppy, shopped at Petland or visited someone who had purchased a puppy from Petland, the CDC report says.Infected dogs may or may not show signs of illness, such as diarrhoea, vomiting, or a fever, so it's important to take precautions when around dogs, the CDC says.To prevent catching campylobacter from dogs, the CDC advises that you:Wash your hands thoroughly after touching dogs, their poop, or their food.

Pension? I’d rather have a pet

Pension? I’d rather have a pet

Ideally our light-hearted campaign will also encourage people to think about how they can save more so when it comes to retirement they have plenty of options.“The dogs know what they’re talking about – you don’t want to have to work like a dog all your life.” One in five millennials says their pension either worries them or does not feel like a reality, so they simply put off thinking about it.

Anti-puppy farm campaigner’s dog ‘stolen in targeted theft’

Anti-puppy farm campaigner’s dog ‘stolen in targeted theft’

Diddy the six-year-old miniature pinscher went missing from Niki’s Berkshire home in the middle of the night and has not been seen since (Picture: INS)The animal rights activist and dog behaviourist has launched the hashtag ‘#findourdiddy’ and has received widespread support to try and find her missing pooch.

Meet Zsa Zsa, the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog contest

Meet Zsa Zsa, the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog contest

Zsa Zsa the ugly dog met the TODAY anchors while visiting the set with her owners on Monday. Megan Brainard (on right) with Zsa Zsa, the winner of the 2018 Worlds Ugliest Dog Contest stands with 2nd place winner Scamp and Scamp's owner Yvonne Morones on June 23.

Dogs putting on weight in winter due to owners' shirking walks in bad weather, study finds

Dogs putting on weight in winter due to owners' shirking walks in bad weather, study finds

In response to the findings, Personal Trainer and Nutritionist Dan Osman started Doggy Bootcamp - an exercise regime to put dogs and dog owners through their paces – a way to get man and pup pumped in a tail-wagging workout when the weather gets chilly.

Dogs and cats blowtorched alive and bludgeoned to death at Indonesian street markets

Dogs and cats blowtorched alive and bludgeoned to death at Indonesian street markets

Dog Meat-Free Indonesia, which lobbies authorities to pass and police laws and regulations against the trade, says there are growing concerns for animal welfare in the country.