Dog-bite Britain: the problem with the pandemic puppy explosion

Dog-bite Britain: the problem with the pandemic puppy explosion

“But there was what felt like a lot of dog bites,” says Simon Minford, an advanced nurse practitioner specialising in cosmetic surgery for trauma patients at Alder Hey.While W54s include dog “strikes” – people being knocked over – Tulloch says records show the vast majority of cases are bites.

The Great British Art Tour: the little dog that caused violent riots

The Great British Art Tour: the little dog that caused violent riots

The two students subsequently passed on their evidence to Stephen Coleridge, honorary secretary of the National Anti-Vivisection Society, and later that year they gave up their medical studies as a result of what they witnessed.

Dog gains fans across the world thanks to different coloured eyes

Dog gains fans across the world thanks to different coloured eyes

Brittany with Chase the dog with different colour eyes (Picture: Brittany Uniacke/Splitpics UK)She said: ‘The kids had no idea we were getting a puppy.Chase as a puppy (Picture: Brittany Uniacke/Splitpics UK)Brittany loves sharing snaps of him online and she gets fans messaging her from all over the world.

Half of dog owners spend more on their pet’s birthday than their partner’s, poll says

Half of dog owners spend more on their pet’s birthday than their partner’s, poll says

The study by Forthglade found that British dog owners spent an average of £62 on their dog’s birthday this year.On average, owners spent £62 on their dog's birthday.

The UK’s most popular dog and cat breeds during lockdown - Revealed

The UK’s most popular dog and cat breeds during lockdown - Revealed

The UK’s most popular dog and cat breeds during lockdown - Revealed.(Image: Getty)The researchers also revealed the most popular dog breeds and the names most commonly assigned for each:.The most popular names for British Shorthair cats was also Luna.

‘Britain’s most destructive dog’ covers walls, furniture and sofa in blue paint

‘Britain’s most destructive dog’ covers walls, furniture and sofa in blue paint

Rescue dog Max, one, has earned a reputation for destruction (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)Lorna Lowery left her dog Max alone for just two minutes when she popped into the garden to tidy away her children’s toys.

Rings of steel: dog owners buy metal collars to deter thieves

Rings of steel: dog owners buy metal collars to deter thieves

British pet owners are now taking elaborate measures to avoid losing their dogs, including putting up higher garden fences, buying GPS trackers and using devices such as Petloc, a lead with two combination locks (attaching it to the collar at one end and a wristband or belt at the other) and comprised of a steel cable inside a tough plastic cover.

Don’t deny us the joy of cheap flowers

Don’t deny us the joy of cheap flowers

I’m sure cheap flowers do have a high environmental cost (Letters , 25 February).However, there seems to be a lack of empathy here for those who can’t afford a beautiful bunch of “field-grown” British flowers, but can enjoy the beauty of their vase of £1 daffodils.

Can you see ‘love’ written in this dalmatian’s spots?

Can you see ‘love’ written in this dalmatian’s spots?

Owner Jenna says Pudsey’s markings have made him a local celebrity (Picture: Mercury Press & Media)‘Pudsey is very loving so he cuddles you all the time, even like a human with his arms around your shoulders.

From the archive: are we a nation of cat people?

From the archive: are we a nation of cat people?

For the Observer Magazine of 20 June 1982, Eva Kendall found out why cats in particular were on the verge of becoming Britain’s most popular pets (‘The Cult of the Cat’).‘Their stillness has a spiritual quality,’ one cat breeder told Kendall.

Britain's 'worst guide dog' who kept wandering off to get food finds a new home

Britain's 'worst guide dog' who kept wandering off to get food finds a new home

Frankie Tipton with Victoria and his previous guide dog Bentley (Picture: Thames Water / SWNS)But the news that’s definitely good is that the dog has now found a loving home where she doesn’t need to stress about doing a job that wasn’t right for her.

Brexit: pets will need papers for travel to EU and Northern Ireland

Brexit: pets will need papers for travel to EU and Northern Ireland

From 1 January, people travelling from Britain with pets and assistance dogs will need to ensure they have an animal health certificate (AHC) instead of a pet passport no earlier than 10 days before travel, the UK government said on its website.

Celebs under fire over 'designer' dogs amid surge in unwanted pets

Celebs under fire over 'designer' dogs amid surge in unwanted pets

Celebrities have come under fire for a ‘designer’ dog trend amid a reported surge in unwanted pets (Picture: PETA/Katie Price /@katieprice/Instagram)Celebrities are being urged to stop fuelling a surge in ‘lockdown pets’ at animal shelters by posing with cute designer puppies.

‘Britain’s naughtiest dog's' chewing habit costs owners nearly £9k

‘Britain’s naughtiest dog's' chewing habit costs owners nearly £9k

His owners claim to have ‘Britain’s naughtiest dog’ after he chewed his way through eight sofas, two dining room tables and 10 remote controls – costing Jill Kirkham and her partner Steve nearly £9k in total.

Brexit: what will change for Britons in the EU on 1 January?

Brexit: what will change for Britons in the EU on 1 January?

Also, if you are living in the EU before the end of 2020, you will be allowed an Ehic card issued in that country that will be valid in the UK and elsewhere.

Hero dog who took out Al-Qaeda gunman awarded animals’ Victoria Cross

Hero dog who took out Al-Qaeda gunman awarded animals’ Victoria Cross

Hero military dog Kuno with his PDSA Dickin Medal for valour (Picture: PA)A dog who charged through a hail of Al-Qaeda gunfire to save British special forces soldiers has been given the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross.

Brits purchasing 'pandemic puppies' cost £400m in vet bills

Brits purchasing 'pandemic puppies' cost £400m in vet bills

Pet care brand Bob Martin has identified a tenfold spike in demand for people looking to purchase a companion animal whilst in lockdown, with the cost of not rehoming or buying from responsible breeders reaching £400 million across the country.

'Full House' cast sings about golden retrievers in music video for National Dog Week

'Full House' cast sings about golden retrievers in music video for National Dog Week

Trending stories,celebrity news and all the best of TODAY.In honor of National Dog Week, "Full House" creator Jeff Franklin partnered with Petsmart Charities and the show's stars to release the song "Gotta Love a Golden," along with a sweet video designed to raise awareness about animal homelessness.

Meet Jasper, the hairless cat with no eyes who just became an internet sensation

Meet Jasper, the hairless cat with no eyes who just became an internet sensation

Trending stories,celebrity news and all the best of TODAY.Kelli said would occasionally have a flare-up of the feline herpes virus, which causes runny eyes, but everything else was otherwise normal.While Jasper has a good quality of life now, Kelli added that hasn't always been the case.

Video of a golden retriever fetching Chick-fil-A for her owner goes viral

Video of a golden retriever fetching Chick-fil-A for her owner goes viral

Chick-fil-A has relied on curbside pickup, takeout and drive-thru orders since mid-March to safely serve its customers while many restaurant dining rooms were shut down.A boxer named Soda Pup became a local celebrity in Maryland for bringing pickup orders to customers who could no longer enter his owner's winery.

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