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.

When Mazie met Blonnie: 'Oreo cow' helps girl get through health crisis

When Mazie met Blonnie: 'Oreo cow' helps girl get through health crisis

Courtesy Emily Watkins-Bunn Constant pain By then, Mazie had endured frustrating symptoms since she was a baby, including hearing loss and ear problems that required multiple surgeries.

Cats like music just tailored to them...

Cats like music just tailored to them...

Bibliophiles may be acquainted with Roald Dahl’s short story Edward the Conqueror, in which a pet cat with a silver coat, listens to Hungarian composer Franz Liszt’s Petrarch Sonnets with rapt attention. This is because every dog breed likes a different kind of music.

Shocking moment terrified dog found tied up and dumped because he could no longer hunt

Shocking moment terrified dog found tied up and dumped because he could no longer hunt

Abandoned dog Toby tied to countryside sign with string (Image: RSPCA) The heart-wrenching scene of the weak and underweight lurcher callously dumped in the countryside has shocked animal rescuers.

How to Make Your Dog Treats Go the Extra Mile with Dr. Lyon’s

How to Make Your Dog Treats Go the Extra Mile with Dr. Lyon’s

Dr. Lyon’s Pill Pouches are chewy, pliable dog treats designed to disguise the smell and flavor of your dog’s medications, so you can pass off any pill or tablet as an ordinary treat.

Pudgy pug who weighs MORE THAN A TODDLER made pin-up for pet weight-loss club

Pudgy pug who weighs MORE THAN A TODDLER made pin-up for pet weight-loss club

Podgy pug Sugar is double her ideal weight (Image: PDSA) Twelve-year old Sugar piled on the pounds by not getting enough exercise but she has now been selected for the PDSA’s famous Pet Fit Club to help her fight the flab.

Chunky pug who weighs the same as a toddler is going on a diet

Chunky pug who weighs the same as a toddler is going on a diet

The dog piled on weight because her previous owner, who was partially sighted, wasn’t able to take her for walks or give her any exercise. Steve takes Winston and Sugar out for four walks a day.

Covering your dog’s balls in glitter is now a trend – but vets warn it’s a bad idea

Covering your dog’s balls in glitter is now a trend – but vets warn it’s a bad idea

They said: ‘I just thought I would let everybody know the latest creative grooming trend is glitter balls! Posting for your entertainment.’ Other pages though, showed off dogs with ‘the nicest set of testicles in the Grooming Industry.’ (Picture: Facebook) Most people were pretty taken aback by the idea though.

British employees want flexible working hours and more staff benefits, study claims

British employees want flexible working hours and more staff benefits, study claims

The study also revealed employees who started their working life in 2010 or later are most likely to want pets in the office, and free breakfast supplies. Free tea and coffee is most valued by workers aged between 45-54, with over-55's the most likely to seek out an enhanced pension contribution.

New leash on life? Staying slim keeps pooches happy, healthy

She said the findings support longstanding evidence that dogs and cats carrying extra weight "have significant health risks and that their quality of life can be negatively impacted." Reviewing the study with her colleague Dr Sarah Dodd, a doctoral student at Ontario Veterinary College, Abood noted that the pet food industry in North America defines a "complete and balanced" pet diet as containing all the nutrients required and in the correct ratios.

Man's best friend! Rescue puppy helps new owner beat diabetes - 'He has helped my SOUL!'

Man's best friend! Rescue puppy helps new owner beat diabetes - 'He has helped my SOUL!'

Long dog walks with Charlie have helped owner Ron Lightfoot reverse diabetes (Image: Dogs Trust) Ten-mile-a-day walks with Charlie the lurcher have been vital for helping the retired firefighter lose almost four stone and improve both his mental and physical health.

Need to track down a dog poo-petrator? There’s a DNA test for that

Need to track down a dog poo-petrator? There’s a DNA test for that

A Pennsylvania complex is requiring its residents’ canines to undergo testing so any dog poop can be traced back – and there are health benefits too If you’re in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and want to live in the Parkland View apartment complex, then you’re going to need to undergo a DNA test.

Is your dog depressed? Blue Monday nightmare as owners' woes make pets' lives miserable

Is your dog depressed? Blue Monday nightmare as owners' woes make pets' lives miserable

Blue Monday a crisis time for pets (Image: PDSA) Rabbits are happier when they can form social bonds (Image: GETTY) Vet Anderson-Nathan added: “Too much time indoors without enough exercise leads to health problems on a much larger scale, such as obesity.

From racetrack to hospital: How 1 greyhound is changing lives of sick kids

From racetrack to hospital: How 1 greyhound is changing lives of sick kids

Finn’s naps are part of his work as a therapy dog at Riley’s Children Health in Indianapolis, where he helps comfort sick kids. Loubie the 'Hugging Dog' brings joy and love to children with disabilities “We decided we were going to foster (Finn), especially when we found out what his name was,” Moore explained.

The Top 5 States for Pet Obesity

The Top 5 States for Pet Obesity

According to recent statistics, compiled in the 2013 Banfield State of Pet Health Report , pet obesity is increasing at an alarming rate.

Mayhew and Crisis team up again to help homeless people and their pets

Mayhew and Crisis team up again to help homeless people and their pets

(Picture: Mayhew) For the 12th year running, animal welfare charity Mayhew teamed up with homelessness charity Crisis to help people and their pets living on the streets over the festive period.

Are household chemicals harming your cat?

Are household chemicals harming your cat?

Maybe your cat is scratching up that couch for a good reason: New research suggests that chemicals found in upholstery and carpeting may harm feline thyroids. That's in keeping with recent declines in blood levels among humans, the researchers said, as more companies phase out use of these chemicals.

'Furever' Young: 5 Tips for Caring for Older Dogs

'Furever' Young: 5 Tips for Caring for Older Dogs

Sean with Beau enjoying a day at the beach It's easy to add happiness, health, and years of life to your aging pup. With health conditions like arthritis, your dog might need help doing simple things.

Your Furry Family Members Can Be A Source Of Serious Infection For At-Risk People

Your Furry Family Members Can Be A Source Of Serious Infection For At-Risk People

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Pets can be a source of infection, and newborns, the elderly, children with leukemia and adults with cancer are especially vulnerable, according to a new review of data from previous research.

Credit Cards for Pet Expenses

Credit Cards for Pet Expenses

In 2013, for example, the CFPB ordered CareCredit (who was issued by GE Capital Retail Bank at the time) to pay $34.1 million in refunds to their cardholders for deceptive health-care credit card enrollment practices.

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