Dog cold weather warning: Vets reveal their advice to pet owners as temperatures plunge

Dog cold weather warning: Vets reveal their advice to pet owners as temperatures plunge

Dog cold weather warning: Vets reveal their advice to pet owners as temperatures plunge CRUEL winter weather can be a particularly hard time for our warm and fuzzy friends who are not prepared for freezing conditions.

Killer compost warning after dogs nearly die eating rotting potatoes

Killer compost warning after dogs nearly die eating rotting potatoes

Cleo (bottom) and Cobi who are on the mend after being rushed to an animal hospital (Picture: PA) Senior PDSA vet Andrew Hunt said of the incident: ‘As foods rot, the mould that occurs can produce compounds called mycotoxins.

THE BIGGEST LOSER... pet edition! Competition celebrates animals' fight to lose weight

THE BIGGEST LOSER... pet edition! Competition celebrates animals' fight to lose weight

Bulging Borris the joint winner in Pet Fit Club contest (Image: PDSA) Lardy Labrador Sadie was 41 per cent over her ideal weight (Image: PDSA) Slimline Sadie has lost almost two stone (Image: PDSA) Fat-busting Borris now weighs a trim 3st 4lbs (Image: PDSA) Owner Annmarie, 46, from Deal, Kent, described how Borris has become a different animal since embarking on his fitness regime.

Pet Survivor of the Year: Miracle cat shot through the mouth picks up top award

Pet Survivor of the Year: Miracle cat shot through the mouth picks up top award

"Thanks so much to our vets, and to PDSA for recognising our little miracle cat like this.” Dexter - Pet Survivor of the Year after he was shot (Image: PDSA) Pet Survivor Dexter inspects his trophy and owners Ruth and John Lewis (Image: PDSA) There were signs that something was terribly wrong when Dexter returned home one morning in July covered in blood and dragging his leg.

2018's pet slimmers of the year are spaniel Borris and chunky Labrador Sadie

2018's pet slimmers of the year are spaniel Borris and chunky Labrador Sadie

Sadie lost a quarter of her starting weight (Picture: PRESS ASSOCIATION)It’s the announcement we’ve waited all year for: which hardworking animal will win 2018’s Pet Slimmer of the Year award?

SHOCK WARNING: Cat POISONED after swallowing 'TOXIC 5p coin'

SHOCK WARNING: Cat POISONED after swallowing 'TOXIC 5p coin'

Today leading veterinary charity PDSA warned pet owners to always seek urgent veterinary advice if animals swallow items feared to be potentially harmful.Kevin’s owners Steve and Frances Gwillim had taken their two year old family pet to the Swansea PDSA Hospital when he went off his food and became increasingly distant.PDSA vet Lucy Knight said: “When Kevin was brought in he was very unwell and had a lot of tummy pain.“We carried out x-rays and were gobsmacked when we saw this coin on the screen.

Pet Survivor Awards 2018: Dog almost killed by a game of fetch named as award finalist

Pet Survivor Awards 2018: Dog almost killed by a game of fetch named as award finalist

Brandy the Staffie came within a whisker of dying as vets battled for nearly five hours to remove the inch-thick piece of branch from her body.Astonishingly, the stick managed to miss major blood vessels when it pierced Brandy’s mouth, shot down her throat and finally lodged in her chest.Shocked owner Sophia-Jayne Lye rushed the badly wounded pet to the nearby PDSA Thamesmead Pet Hospital in south east London where surgeons began touch-and-go surgery.Today the owner described the horrific scenes when Brandy collapsed in the garden after swallowing the stick.The owner said: “I was inside when I heard my daughter screaming.

Pet Survivor Awards 2018: Cat who survived being impaledshortlisted for top award

Pet Survivor Awards 2018: Cat who survived being impaledshortlisted for top award

Somehow the three poles had missed his vital organs.There was still need for two further operations, provided at Hendon PDSA Pet Hospital, but within weeks Skittles was out exploring again and his latest photograph gives no clue to his death-defying antics.WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGE BELOWSkittles the cat impaled on railings (Image: RSPCA)Skittles was rescued by London Fire Brigade (Image: RSPCA)RSPCA Deputy Chief Inspector Nicole Broster, who was one of the first on the scene, said: “In all my years with the RSPCA I had never seen anything like this.

Pet Survivor Awards 2018: Miracle cat who struggled home after being shot in the mouth

Pet Survivor Awards 2018: Miracle cat who struggled home after being shot in the mouth

The shocking act of cruelty saw a high-velocity slug fracture Dexter’s jaw before passing out through his neck, leaving bits of metal embedded in his skull.Yet the jet black cat’s luck held out and his miracle recovery today sees him nominated for Pet Survivor of the Year 2018.He is one of three cats, the others are Maximus and Skittles, as well as Brandy the dog, who are competing for the prestigious title in a public vote for the award from the veterinary charity, PDSA.

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.

Family's pet cat and dog 'deliberately killed with poison-laced sausages'

Family's pet cat and dog 'deliberately killed with poison-laced sausages'

Ms Mellor, 27, said a number of pets have died in suspicious circumstances or gone missing recently in the area, near Yewtree cemetery, adding that shortly before Honey died last month the body of a stray cat was found near the bottom of her garden.