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

The weather outside is frightful, but these dog leggings are delightful

The weather outside is frightful, but these dog leggings are delightful

Tartan for a discerning dog (Picture: Walkee Paws)She was worried about Toffee tracking all sorts of city junk through the house, or what he might be ingesting when he licked his paws after a walk.

Benny the dog looks a bit pleased with himself after chewing a door to bits

Benny the dog looks a bit pleased with himself after chewing a door to bits

Stacie says she can’t stay mad at Benny for long (Picture: Mercury Press & Media)‘I’m assuming he chewed it a little then used his paws once there was a hole.

Grit used on roads during snowy weather can be dangerous for pets, RSPCA warns

Grit used on roads during snowy weather can be dangerous for pets, RSPCA warns

“We urge pet-owners to be cautious when grit is being spread on roads, as rock salt can be toxic to dogs and cats if they lick it from their paws or fur,” a spokesperson told The Independent.

Dogs vs cats: the smarter pet revealed by scientists

Dogs vs cats: the smarter pet revealed by scientists

Picture: ThinkstockSource:ThinkStock“I believe the absolute number of neurons an animal has, especially in the cerebral cortex, determines the richness of their internal mental state and their ability to predict what is about to happen in their environment based on past experience,” neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel from Vanderbilt University says.Dogs had the most neurons of any carnivore — even though they didn’t have the biggest brains.