Joe Biden adopts adorable rescue dog

Joe Biden adopts adorable rescue dog

Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, have adopted a rescue German shepherd named Major from a Delaware animal adoption center.

Rabies alert in Gauteng

Rabies alert in Gauteng

complete record of rabies vaccinations could be an infection risk, and members where they could potentially infect domestic pets.” Read: Rabies worse scourge than Ebola The virus is spread of protection against rabies is to avoid contact with stray, wild or unfamiliar

Museum of English Rural Life uncovers 18th century dog pictures

Museum of English Rural Life uncovers 18th century dog pictures

Looking through one book, owned by Richard Beale, from a farm in Biddenden Kent, museum staff discovered these doodles. But it wasn’t the only animal he sketched – Richard also drew this 18th century chicken wearing a pair of trousers.

Pets across the UK are ‘lonely, overweight and stressed’, says new report

Pets across the UK are ‘lonely, overweight and stressed’, says new report

A report from the veterinary charity PDSA revealed that 24 per cent of British pet owners carried out no preparatory work ahead of bringing an animal into their home, a figure equating to 5.2 million people.

Just because you're vegan, it doesn't mean your dog should be

Just because you're vegan, it doesn't mean your dog should be

Only recently, it was shown that the gut microbiome of dogs is quite different to that of wolves, with more evidence of bacteria that can break down carbohydrates and to some degree produce amino acids normally sourced from meat.

Are Mushrooms Poisonous to Dogs?

Are Mushrooms Poisonous to Dogs?

Dr. Tina Wismer, medical director at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, has shared information on which mushrooms are poisonous, symptoms and what to do when you think you dog has ingested one.

Pooches living their best life at a £1m luxury resort for dogs

Pooches living their best life at a £1m luxury resort for dogs

(Picture: Mercury Press)Founded by Scott Williams, a power boat racer who struggled to find good accommodation for his dogs while travelling, the hotel offers penthouse, garden view and executive suites.

Test-tube lion cubs raise hope for big cats’ survival

Test-tube lion cubs raise hope for big cats’ survival

The owner of Ukutula Game Reserve & Conservation Centre Willi Jacobs, 60, said: “They are both absolutely perfect cubs in every way."They are happy, healthy and playful – and leading us a merry dance."We decided to honour the researcher Isabella by naming the female cub after her and the male after her fiance Victor.”

Woman who delivers guide dogs as a puppy midwife has the best job in the world

Woman who delivers guide dogs as a puppy midwife has the best job in the world

(Picture: PA Real Life)Nicole said: ‘The dogs are very rewarding and I love supporting our volunteer families.

Puppy impaled on gates of rescue centre by man trying to throw it over fence

Puppy impaled on gates of rescue centre by man trying to throw it over fence

Police are on the hunt for a man who killed a months-old puppy by hurling it over the fence of an animal rescue centre.

Connected Home Might Be the Next Big Thing But Connected Pet Is Big Right Now

Connected Home Might Be the Next Big Thing But Connected Pet Is Big Right Now

Other connected pet products mirror technology first created for humans, Whistle, for example, is a Fitbit-like tracker used to locate your pet and measure their exercise and activity level.

BANNED: Electric dog collars to be made ILLEGAL in Britain in animal cruelty breakthrough

BANNED: Electric dog collars to be made ILLEGAL in Britain in animal cruelty breakthrough

Campaigners say this can disrupt a dog’s sensitive sense of smell, while other collars emit sounds which are painful for animals.Using electric collars on animals will be banned (Image: PA)The RSPCA’s dog welfare expert, Dr Samantha Gaines applauded the government’s move to ban shock collars.Dr Gaines said: “These cruel collars have been illegal in Wales since 2010 and we've long been calling for them to be outlawed in England too.

Reconsider buying squashed-face dog breeds due to soaring health problems, vets say

Reconsider buying squashed-face dog breeds due to soaring health problems, vets say

New figures from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) show only 10 per cent of owners recognised their short-muzzled dog’s breed-related health problems, while 75 per cent were unaware potential issues even existed.

Raw meat pet foods pose risk to animal and human health, finds study

Raw meat pet foods pose risk to animal and human health, finds study

As such, researchers said that the bacteria and parasitic pathogens found in the foods may be a possible source of infection in pets and, if transmitted, pose a risk for human beings too.

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.

Over a third of people prefer their pets to their partner, study finds

Over a third of people prefer their pets to their partner, study finds

And although adults spend more quality time with their partners during the average day – around 20 minutes longer than with their pet - a third admit to missing their cat or dog so much more than their other half when they’re away from them.

The average dog owner walks their pet 1,000 miles in a year

The average dog owner walks their pet 1,000 miles in a year

Exercising their dog will also result in owners having 1,040 conversations with other animal lovers a year with the average pooch spending 17 minutes of each walk off the lead.

Cat owners have to stop their pets getting into trouble 1,350 times a year

Cat owners have to stop their pets getting into trouble 1,350 times a year

Amid this, 80 per cent consider their cats to be mischievous, with more owners from the South West calling their pet playful than any other region in the UK.

Owning a pet increases chance of happiness, says study

Owning a pet increases chance of happiness, says study

Experts who polled 1,000 dog and cat owners over the age of 55, and 1,000 adults of the same age without a pet, found those with canine and feline companionships were twice as likely to consider themselves a success.

Average Briton needs to go on nine successful dates before they commit, study finds

Average Briton needs to go on nine successful dates before they commit, study finds

But while 31 per cent of those polled admit to falling in love with a home at first sight, it also emerged Brits are more likely to warm to a pet sooner than a partner.

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