My cat loves to be petted, but the comfort is mine, too | Hannah Jane Parkinson

My cat loves to be petted, but the comfort is mine, too | Hannah Jane Parkinson

Miles arrived in my flat and bolted under the desk and didn’t come out for days. He likes petting, which has no practical purpose except his own comfort and pleasure. Cats are said to gravitate towards dying patients in care homes, to comfort them in their final hours.

How to Train Your Dog to Use Dog Steps

How to Train Your Dog to Use Dog Steps

How to Train Your Dog to Use Dog Steps If you have a small dog or a senior pet who is having trouble getting up on furniture or into the car, getting a set of dog steps might be the answer.

How to Keep Dogs Off Furniture

How to Keep Dogs Off Furniture

Teaching pups a specific cue that gives them permission to get on furniture helps ensure that your wet or muddy dog doesn’t ruin your upholstery or bother your guests.

8 best pet cameras

8 best pet cameras

A regular security camera does a good job, and some even have settings to alert you if its microphone picks up the specific sound of a dog barking, like the Nest Cam IQ Indoor, below.

Dumped dogs get much-needed transformation after fur was so matted they couldn’t move

Dumped dogs get much-needed transformation after fur was so matted they couldn’t move

(Picture: Furry Friends Refuge) ‘We do believe that there are more dogs where these came from and are working with law enforcement to investigate,’ shelter manager Andrea Touzani told The Dodo .

Looking for a place to set your furry companion free? Here are 5 dog-friendly parks in India

Looking for a place to set your furry companion free? Here are 5 dog-friendly parks in India

With a lack of dog-friendly spaces around in general, here are five parks across the country that provide respite to both the furry companions as well as their parents: Gachibowli, Hyderabad A first-of-its-kind in the country, this park is exclusively for the enjoyment of your four-legged buddies and is equipped with facilities such as an exclusive dog play area, pool, training and playing equipment, separate enclosures for the little ones and the bigger woofers, and an amphitheatre.

Couple shocked when dog goes for a trim and comes back almost bald

Couple shocked when dog goes for a trim and comes back almost bald

(Picture: Hull Daily Mail/MEN Media)A couple who left their pedigree pup with groomers at a pet store were left outraged after returning to find their dog had been stripped of its fur.

Neglected dog goes through major makeover as 6lbs of matted fur are snipped away

Neglected dog goes through major makeover as 6lbs of matted fur are snipped away

(Picture: Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin/San Antonio)Poor little Hamish has had a tough time, but things are looking up. (Picture: Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin/San Antonio)Hamish is currently being fostered to make sure he gets healthy, but soon he’ll be up for adoption.

Ikea takes in stray dogs that need a place to sleep

Ikea takes in stray dogs that need a place to sleep

Martine Taccia was shopping at the Catania location of the Swedish furniture store recently when she discovered the dogs cuddled up on carpet among the Christmas displays.

Terrified dog really doesn’t want to have his nails cut

Terrified dog really doesn’t want to have his nails cut

The poor thing was filmed having a grooming nightmare as two vets try to hold him still and trim his nails. The look on his face is probably most comparable to The Scream by Edvard Munch.

Research reveals the ‘naughtiest’ breeds of dog

Research reveals the ‘naughtiest’ breeds of dog

New research has revealed a list of the ‘naughtiest’ dog breeds – based on how often they bark. The company collected the figures from users of their product, and found that Samoyed dogs top the naughty list.

Keep your pets safe and stress-free this Deepavali

Keep your pets safe and stress-free this Deepavali

Deepavali is one of the happiest times of the year, but for animals, it is among the most anxious, thanks to firecrackers. Ensure that you take your pet for a walk before the bursting of firecrackers begins.

Eight petrified dogs who never saw the light of day found dumped in a village

Eight petrified dogs who never saw the light of day found dumped in a village

The dogs, which included two cockapoos, two Lhasa-apsos and four Newfoundland dogs, were spotted by a member of public in Redmile (Picture: Leicester Mercury / BPM Media)It is believed that the dogs were most likely dumped on Monday night – the same day that seven further abandoned Newfoundland dogs were found by the animal welfare charity 80 miles away in Syderstone, Norfolk.

I feed my dog treats through a camera while I'm at work — here's how

I feed my dog treats through a camera while I'm at work — here's how

It's a glorious little machine that allows me to watch my pups with a 160-degree camera, a built-in speaker and — perhaps the best part — a mechanism that lets me toss 'em a treat. And maybe the ghost likes dog treats.

The Irwin family joins TODAY with some new furry friends

The Irwin family joins TODAY with some new furry friends

The Irwin family joins TODAY with some new furry friends copied! The late Steve Irwin became a household name as “The Crocodile Hunter,” and now his family is carrying on his legacy with a new Animal Planet series, “Crikey! – to some of their new furry friends.

Swedish Brand Ikea Launches Modern, Affordable Pet Line

Swedish Brand Ikea Launches Modern, Affordable Pet Line

“To develop LURVIG, the starting point was our human furniture at IKEA, but then we focused on the most common needs and behaviors of cats and dogs: sleeping, eating, playing, exercising and being close to us,” says Schäfer, adding, "We are striving not to ‘humanize’ cats and dogs while still seeing them as family members.”

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

7 best pet cameras

7 best pet cameras

You can chat to your pet through the two-way audio and it has night vision and a decent camera to take photos of them while you’re away from home.

Reader Story: How many of us are motivated by selflessness?

Some days, they would have a bite of chicken sandwiches, which he used to bring from his office canteen, on others, it was dog food. Now, out of the furries he befriended, two were his favourites – a female dog with white fur and a male with brown fur.

‘Tails’ of separation

Shifting to a new city is okay, but the worst part is learning to live without my dogs. So, now when you take your pet for a walk, let them sniff around and explore stories.