A socially-distanced dog show is (hopefully) coming to the UK this July

A socially-distanced dog show is (hopefully) coming to the UK this July

An event for four-legged friends and owners alike (Picture: All About Dogs/Blenheim Palace)Remember when day trips were a thing?If you’re struggling to get your four-legged friend to listen to you, various dog experts will also be on hand to offer advice on training and diet – so it’s an opportunity for learning, too.

Meaty meals and play stop cats killing wildlife, study finds

Meaty meals and play stop cats killing wildlife, study finds

The scientists are not sure why the killing was reduced by feeding the cats premium food in which all the proteins came from meat, but they said cats had specific dietary needs, including particular amino acids found in meat.

Fat felines: we all love a ‘chonky’ cat – but the online trend has to end

Fat felines: we all love a ‘chonky’ cat – but the online trend has to end

The internet is now full of pictures of fat cats that their owners think are adorable but are actually health disasters, barely able to fit through a cat flap, let alone jump on to a ledge.Fat cats on diets are probably OK.

Dogs and owners may share resemblance in diabetes risk

Dogs and owners may share resemblance in diabetes risk

“Given the previous research on the shared risk of [being overweight] between dog owners and their animals, we believe that shared dietary habits and also physical activity levels might be involved,” said Kennedy.

Obese beagle who had to be carried on walks goes on raw diet and loses two stone

Obese beagle who had to be carried on walks goes on raw diet and loses two stone

The 16-year-old dog was so unfit she had to be carried on her walks (Picture: Caters News Agency)‘Initially, I spoilt her with treats and more treats until I started to actually note how she wasn’t really living a quality life.

How to feed your pet without destroying the planet

How to feed your pet without destroying the planet

For some people who have chosen to reduce or cut animal products from their diet altogether for environmental reasons, it’s just not ethically possible to keep a pet cat or dog.

How to deal with your pets anxiety issues

How to deal with your pets anxiety issues

"Stress reducing supplements can be in the form of chew sticks or treats, tablets or capsules to be taken orally or added to food, essential oils or herbs powdered in their diet, or even a sanitizing spray or hemp oil rubbed topically on their paws or coat," says Iyer.

6 Lockdown summer pet care tips to follow

6 Lockdown summer pet care tips to follow

With limited or no access to pet salon services, most pet owners are resorting to taking care of their pet's grooming, diet and exercise needs at home.And as summer hits its peak, there are few things pet parents need to keep in mind to ensure the well-being of their pooches and cats.

McDonald's-loving Titch set to become Britain's oldest living dog

McDonald's-loving Titch set to become Britain's oldest living dog

20-year-old Titch is on track to be the oldest dog in the UK (Picture: Luke and Candice Kay / SWNS)Meet the dog on course to become Britain’s oldest – reaching a ripe old age of 20 thanks to a diet of McDonald’s.

Hunt to find owners who dumped ‘skin and bones’ dog in street

Hunt to find owners who dumped ‘skin and bones’ dog in street

The poor dog was close to death and was severely underweight (Picture: Northumberland County Council/SWNS)Tiggy is now being cared for in a foster home organised through Berwick Animal Rescue Kennels where she is on a special diet to help her regain some weight.

Enjoy your winter hues without kitty flu blues

Enjoy your winter hues without kitty flu blues

- During the extreme cold, long-haired cats, like Persians, tend to accumulate snow balls between their foot pads causing pain and even lameness.- Maintain a calorie surplus diet like chicken, fish, egg, cat food for your pets in winter.

Fat cats: how to get a lazy, obese feline into perfect shape

Fat cats: how to get a lazy, obese feline into perfect shape

“When they’re sleeping they’re not using many calories, so we need to adjust for that in terms of the type and volume of food we’re feeding them.” Regular weight clinics are also an effective way to track progress with your vet and change their diet accordingly.

Domestic rabbits plagued by diseases and poor diets, study finds

Domestic rabbits plagued by diseases and poor diets, study finds

Royal Veterinary College researchers point to misconceptions about how ‘minimal care and handling’ pet rabbits need.Overgrown nails and teeth, gut stasis and dirty backsides – which can result from poor diets and lead to myiasis – were some of the most common conditions found in a study of over 6,000 rabbits taken to vets.

Chonky, fluffy, thicc: inside the internet's obsession with fat cats on diets

Chonky, fluffy, thicc: inside the internet's obsession with fat cats on diets

“I’m not going to lie, I think fat cats are cute, but not so cute that they shouldn’t be on a diet,” Paris said.

Paw diet: can vegan food and insect kibble really win over our pets?

Paw diet: can vegan food and insect kibble really win over our pets?

Jack russell crosses Paddy and Fig tried out some vegetarian and insect-based dog food and a more traditional meat-based gravy bone.

'Pawfect' health: Owing a pet decreases risk of heart disease

'Pawfect' health: Owing a pet decreases risk of heart disease

"People who owned a pet were likely to report more physical activity, better diet and blood sugar at ideal levels.The researchers compared the cardiovascular health scores of pet owners to those who did not own pets.

Dog ownership is linked to better heart health, says science

Dog ownership is linked to better heart health, says science

Pet owners, and specifically dog owners, were more likely to report physical activity, diet, and blood glucose at ideal level, and smoking at poor level.Compared with owners of other pets, dog owners were more likely to report physical activity and diet at ideal level.

How to choose right food for cats

How to choose right food for cats

Lack of proper knowledge about the essential nutrients required for their diet can be detrimental to the cat's health and growth. Cats also have different nutritional requirements and different ways in which their body assimilates nutrients hence cat food formulated by nutritionists addresses these unique needs.

Why dogs eat grass

Why dogs eat grass

Roughage need: Experts believe that the grass eating habit can also be related to the fact that canines need a little roughage in their daily diet. Dr Shivaprakash mentions that there is nothing to worry about if your pet is munching a little grass every now and then.

Podgy pug who loves leftovers will compete to lose weight

Podgy pug who loves leftovers will compete to lose weight

Percy gained weight thanks to a passion for chicken and leftover dinners (Picture: PDSA/PA)The three-year-old dog needs to lose eight pounds to reach his ideal weight, and will do so with the help of his owner Chloe Morrison and guidance on a diet and exercise plan from the Pet Fit Club.

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