Family dog dies after eating barbecue food littered on beach

Family dog dies after eating barbecue food littered on beach

Bandit died after swallowing litter left on a beach, leaving his family including their five-year-old son heartbroken (Picture: MEN Media)A family has urged others not to litter on beaches after their dog died from eating barbecue leftovers scattered on sand dunes.

Family offer £4,000 reward after 17 dogs and puppies stolen from kennels

Family offer £4,000 reward after 17 dogs and puppies stolen from kennels

Meanwhile, Melissa and Darren are offering £2000 each for the safe return of chocolate-coloured cocker spaniel Annie, and grey and white cockapoo Betsy, to their home in Chippenham, near Newmarket.

Dog ends up looking like an alpaca after trip to the groomers is cut short

Dog ends up looking like an alpaca after trip to the groomers is cut short

A serious hairdo (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)Lisa said ‘When I got the call I chuckled a little and thought “oh my god, I’m on my way to pick up a lion”, and when I get there it’s the funniest thing in the world.

Man let German Shepherd starve to death in home ‘littered with faeces’

Man let German Shepherd starve to death in home ‘littered with faeces’

Michael Warren, 35, has been found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to his dogs , Bolt and Panther, after RSPCA inspectors discovered horrifying conditions upon entering his Teesside home.

Please enjoy watching this beautiful fluffy cat getting a massage

Please enjoy watching this beautiful fluffy cat getting a massage

One fluffy kitty was pleasantly surprised when his owner gave him an electrical head massage.Muji, whose account featured the massage video, is equally pampered and the pair are often picture living the good life together.

Did you know that dogs can lose baby teeth too?

Did you know that dogs can lose baby teeth too?

Baby teeth develop and erupt in the first few months for a puppy, just like a child.This allows the puppy to begin eating solid foods and over a few more months, the deciduous teeth gradually get replaced by adult teeth.

Playing with dogs can help children be better socially and emotionally

Playing with dogs can help children be better socially and emotionally

Comedian-writer David Walliams' children's books, including the popular The World's Worst series, has been accused of "classism" and "fat-shaming" by food writer-activist Jack Monroe.

What you need to know before bringing home your new pet

What you need to know before bringing home your new pet

Kelly DiCicco, manager of adoptions promotions at the ASPCA Adoption Centre, says “there’s no doubt that the response from people across the country willing to open their homes to animals in need during this challenging time has been enormous and unprecedented.”.

Owner bound dog’s mouth shut and tried to sell it to meat vendors

Owner bound dog’s mouth shut and tried to sell it to meat vendors

A dog has been rescued in China after its owner bound its mouth with a plastic band and tried to sell it for its meat.The previous owner, a farmer, is believed to have tried selling the dog to meat vendors because he had to move house and could no longer care for it.

Street dog who lost nose in horrific train accident gets loving home

Street dog who lost nose in horrific train accident gets loving home

Joel has been fundraising on her own website in the hopes of getting a prosthetic snout for Moaca and to raise money for the charity that ultimately saved her life.

Puppies found covered in oil after being illegally smuggled into UK

Puppies found covered in oil after being illegally smuggled into UK

The puppies were seized at Dover port during lockdown, having been illegally imported from Romania despite coronavirus restrictions in the UK preventing non-essential travel (Picture: Dogs Trust / PA Wire)Six puppies drenched in oil were rescued from the back of a van after they were illegally smuggled into the UK from Romania.

Tube workers at 7/7 bombings forced to relive trauma in second terror attack

Tube workers at 7/7 bombings forced to relive trauma in second terror attack

Former London Underground engineers Sam and Mark Green said saving dogs has ‘healed’ them (Picture: Mark Green/Rex/)A couple who helped police comb through evidence while surrounded by bodies in the wake of the 7/7 bombings, were forced to relive the trauma when they were impacted by a second terror attack 14 years later.

Forget 'dog years': Scientists say we've been calculating our pups' ages wrong

Forget 'dog years': Scientists say we've been calculating our pups' ages wrong

Getty ImagesResearchers have created a better way of determining how to compare the ages of people and their four-legged friends .Trending stories,celebrity news and all the best of TODAY.“Since the two species don’t age at the same rate over their lifespans, it turns out it’s not a perfectly linear comparison, as the 1:7 years rule-of-thumb would suggest,” reads a press release on the study.

Shielding pet owners warned that flea bites could be fatal

Shielding pet owners warned that flea bites could be fatal

The research – which uncovered how a third of immunocompromised over 55s are not aware that complications from flea bites can be fatal in extreme cases – went on to suggest that pet owners have found it much harder to treat their cat or dog during lockdown.

Labrador dumped outside kennels with note saying he hadn’t ‘lernt to be good’

Labrador dumped outside kennels with note saying he hadn’t ‘lernt to be good’

The Labrador was abandoned outside Jasmil Kennels in Kent (Picture: Swale Council/ SWNS)An elderly Labrador was found tied to the railings outside a dog kennel with a note saying he had not ‘lernt to be good (sic)’.

Heartbreak as heavily-pregnant dog covered in maggots dumped in cardboard box

Heartbreak as heavily-pregnant dog covered in maggots dumped in cardboard box

A heavily-pregnant dog covered in fleas and maggots was cruelly dumped in a cardboard box in Surrey (Image: RSPCA)“The vet team put her straight on a drip to get vital fluids into her little body.“A scan showed Penny was carrying six puppies.“Just a day after she was rescued, she gave birth, but very sadly none of the puppies survived.

Group of rescue chicks become best friends with adorable Labrador

Group of rescue chicks become best friends with adorable Labrador

Ruby the Labrador and the little chicks (Picture: Jadene Maloy/SPLITPICS UK)We’ve seen a lot of unlikely friendships emerge over recent months.Owner Jadene said Ruby even went as far as to get inside the box with the chicks, so they could snuggle up to her for warmth.

Postman’s hand ‘wouldn’t stop bleeding’ after dog bite as calls for action grow

Postman’s hand ‘wouldn’t stop bleeding’ after dog bite as calls for action grow

There were over 1,600 days of absence from Royal Mail because of dog attacks last year (Picture: Getty Images)In the last year, most dog attacks on postal workers happened at the front door, in the garden or in the street.

Dog needs life-saving surgery after swallowing 26 golf balls

Dog needs life-saving surgery after swallowing 26 golf balls

Lost in the ruff: The 26 golf balls removed from Alfie the dog’s stomach (Picture: SWNS)A trip to the vet – and a few barfed balls later – revealed total of 26 golf balls had got stuck inside his stomach.

Every dog year not equivalent to seven human years, scientists find

Every dog year not equivalent to seven human years, scientists find

Instead, dogs show far more rapid accumulation of methyl groups in their genome than humans within their first year or so, suggesting they age at a much faster rate.The team adds that the study suggests humans and dogs accumulate methyl groups on some of the same genes as they age.

More