Experience: I’m a full-time cat sitter

Experience: I’m a full-time cat sitter

I was living in a 15-person hostel dorm in early 2017 when I decided to start cat sitting. To date I’ve stayed in 25 houses, looked after 30 cats and saved about £10,000 that would have gone on rent.

Dog owners at risk of serious hand injuries caused by collars and leads, surgeons warn

Dog owners at risk of serious hand injuries caused by collars and leads, surgeons warn

Incorrect usage of leads and collars is contributing to “many serious injuries” amongst pet owners, according to the British Society for the Surgery of the Hand (BSSH).

Understanding separation anxiety

Understanding separation anxiety

Over pampering by pet parents such as letting the pup follow them everywhere, all the time in the house – even in the bathroom. The Reason Doctors No Longer Prescribe Diabetes Meds (Watch).

Grumpy Cat dead: Instagram star of viral memes dies after becoming worth millions

Grumpy Cat dead: Instagram star of viral memes dies after becoming worth millions

Revealing the news of Grumpy's death, the cat’s owners said: "Some days are grumpier than others..."Despite care from top professionals, as well as from her very loving family, Grumpy encountered complications from a recent urinary tract infection that unfortunately became too tough for her to overcome.

Pick of the Litter review – heartwarming dogumentary

Pick of the Litter review – heartwarming dogumentary

Cuteness levels regularly exceed safe norms during this heartwarming “dogumentary” as five labrador puppies – Potomac, Patriot, Poppy, Phil and Primrose – are put into training to become guide dogs for the blind.

Company turns pets’ ashes into glass paws owners can keep forever

Company turns pets’ ashes into glass paws owners can keep forever

What a sweet memento (Picture: Davenport Memorial Glass)When your pet passes over the rainbow bridge, it’s hard to say goodbye. The company create the keepsakes using a small amount of your pet’s ashes, and they look like a little paw print.

Turtle Crashes Wedding in St. Croix

Turtle Crashes Wedding in St. Croix

Top 6 Hard-to-believe Headlines of 2014 At Pet Health Network, we see all sorts of animal stories every year. Taryn Hillin, of the Huffington Post, reports that a sea turtle recently crashed a wedding in St. Croix.

Woman’s tattoo of her dog ends up looking like ‘male genitalia’

Woman’s tattoo of her dog ends up looking like ‘male genitalia’

(Picture: Caters News)An Australian tourist who got a tattoo of her dog on holiday was mortified when it ended up looking like ‘male genitalia’. (Picture: Caters News)But after showing her friends her new ink, Kayla realised Penny’s nose looked like a penis.

This poor little Staffie is absolutely terrified of butternut squash

This poor little Staffie is absolutely terrified of butternut squash

Although Bethany still can’t understand why Zeus is so terrified of butternut squash, she said the video shows ‘how much of a softy’ Staffies and pitbulls really are.

Are dogs allowed at polling stations for the local elections?

Are dogs allowed at polling stations for the local elections?

A happy side-effect of votes these days is that they also become a time to enjoy some first rate pictures of dogs at polling stations, as many voters take some very, ahem, fetching snaps of their four-legged pals before outside the building where they’re due to vote .

Tim Dowling: I’ve outwitted the cat, the tortoise and the coffee maker

Tim Dowling: I’ve outwitted the cat, the tortoise and the coffee maker

As I wait for the little green light indicating the machine is ready to dispense coffee, I hear the sound of the tortoise making a 45-degree turn somewhere in the vicinity of the cupboard where the mugs are kept.

Experience: I rescued two dogs from a frozen lake

Experience: I rescued two dogs from a frozen lake

Timofey Yuriev and his dog Kira to the rescue Now I run a travel group that takes people to extreme conditions around the world – at the time the dogs went in the lake, Melissa and I had been doing cold water immersion in the Hudson River.

Adorable blind dog has an unofficial guide dog and they’re best friends

Adorable blind dog has an unofficial guide dog and they’re best friends

(Picture: Jess Martin/Caters News)‘Amos’s main problem is that other dogs don’t like him when they approach him, obviously because he cannot communicate the same way, so he doesn’t have other friends.

10 essentials for the canine traveller

10 essentials for the canine traveller

1) Dogs get travel anxiety; go for short trips first... Make sure your pet gets extra exercise the day before travelling, so that s/he’s tired and sleeps for most of the journey.

On the trail of Britain’s wild big cats

On the trail of Britain’s wild big cats

A spokeswoman for the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) said: “Neither Natural England nor Defra have received any credible reports of wild living or breeding big cats in Britain in recent years.

Woman turns dog’s cone of shame into glorious costumes

Woman turns dog’s cone of shame into glorious costumes

When Kaitlyn Cotter’s dog Gus was neutered, she decided to turn his cone of shame into something to be proud of. She got creative and transformed his protective cone into a load of costumes, including a martini, an astronaut, McDonald’s fries, and a basketball net.

If you can respect my dog’s pronouns, you should be able to respect mine

If you can respect my dog’s pronouns, you should be able to respect mine

The fact I never get misgendered by people now (unless they make an actual effort to do so) shows me quite clearly that the pronouns people use has little to do with any ‘biological reality’, and more to do with people’s perception and preconceived ideas.

Cat-inet reshuffles: the long history of felines in politics

Cat-inet reshuffles: the long history of felines in politics

Evie the cat has moved up in the the Cabinet Office to be the new face of the Equalities Unit. The corridors of Whitehall might hold nothing more menacing for Evie than a large mouse or Chris Grayling, but in the time of the Pharoahs, cats could be relied upon to protect their humans from poisonous serpents.

A dog who lost her eyes due to neglect has become an Instagram celebrity

A dog who lost her eyes due to neglect has become an Instagram celebrity

(Picture: Mercury Press)A dog who had an awful start in life and lost both her eyes as a pup has found a forever home – and become an Instagram star in the process. (Picture: Mercury Press)‘The SPCA found Puddin with a very severe eye infection,’ said owner Cory, who is a student from Lubbock, Texas.

Make your own dog food? It’s not that barking

Make your own dog food? It’s not that barking

There’s rarely cause to give them dairy, and beef is at the pricier end of protein anyway, so if you’re worried about allergies, just don’t give them pasta or bread and use buckwheat rather than regular flour, which most dog-food recipes stipulate anyway.

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