Kim Joy’s orange and stem ginger cat-themed mini-cakes

Kim Joy’s orange and stem ginger cat-themed mini-cakes

Prep time: 10 min for cake, 15-20 min for candied orange, 10 min for buttercream, 5 min for icing, plus assembly/decorating time. Add the self-raising flour, milk and orange zest, and mix slowly until evenly combined.

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.

Steals and Deals for the ultimate sets you'll want to stock up on

Steals and Deals for the ultimate sets you'll want to stock up on

Coconut oil deluxe duo sets, $29 (originally $84) with code DOUBLE, Organic to Green Jasmine liquid coconut oil (moisturizing) is great for dry skin. XY Find It set of 2 item finders, $24 (originally $79.98) with code DOUBLE, XY Findables

Which foods are dangerous for dogs? Experts weigh in

Which foods are dangerous for dogs? Experts weigh in

Zoran added that while a small piece of apple is safe to eat, dogs shouldn't be given apple seeds or pieces from the core because they can be toxic in large amounts.

A weakness for microwave jam | Brief letters

A weakness for microwave jam | Brief letters

Mike Pender (Letters, 20 August) may well be right about the microwave oven’s contribution to the UK’s excessive consumption of sugar. • The reviewer might have crucified The Cafe (G2, 20 August), but I am a Guardian reader and I adored it. • Join the debate – email guardian.letters@theguardian.com

Pet query

Pet query

A There are a variety of causes for swollen feet or leg in parrots. In addition, they cannot taste sugar; their nutritional requirement is higher than that of a kitten who requires milk.

World Cat Day: World Cat Day: 7 awesome facts about cats that will take you by surprise

World Cat Day: World Cat Day: 7 awesome facts about cats that will take you by surprise

On this World Cat Day (which is celebrated on August 8 every year) we bring you some interesting facts about your little feline friend. The researchers found that female cats are right pawed and males mostly use their left paws.