Congress asks for recall of flea collar that may be linked to nearly 1,700 pet deaths

Congress asks for recall of flea collar that may be linked to nearly 1,700 pet deaths

A Congressional subcommittee has asked that a popular flea and tick collar be recalled after being linked to the deaths of close to 1,700 pets .Democratic representative Raja Krishnamoorthi , of Illinois, who serves as chairman of the subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, sent pharmaceutical company Elanco a letter on Thursday asking it to recall its Seresto collar.

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.

Unwanted dogs write letters to Santa Claus with the hope of finding new homes

Unwanted dogs write letters to Santa Claus with the hope of finding new homes

Juno the border collie with his letter (Picture: Dogs Trust)Beautiful three-year-old Border Collie Juno is a sweet shy boy who’d love a family that will take him on quiet walks and give him the love and attention he deserves.

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Not such a mystery for dog owners?

Not such a mystery for dog owners?

| For the love of Brahms | Hand-washing tunes | Living in the United Queendom.• I’m now washing my hands to the tune of Where Do You Go To (My Lovely) (Letters , 20 July).

Unexpected joys of self-isolation

Unexpected joys of self-isolation

Don’t worry, bread-lovers, I have a solution , 1 April).• Join the debate – email [email protected]• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit • Do you have a photo you’d like to share with Guardian readers?

Coronavirus UK: Dog helps neighbours deliver letters during pandemic

Coronavirus UK: Dog helps neighbours deliver letters during pandemic

Nugget is dropping off letters from Ava’s next door neighbour (Picture: Sarah Jayne)The coronavirus pandemic has revealed heroes across the world – like the woman in self-isolation who leaves packed lunches outside her house for strangers or the woman who gets her entire neighbourhood to sing for her fiancé’s 30th birthday .

Lonely dogs ‘write’ Valentine’s letters asking people to love and adopt them

Lonely dogs ‘write’ Valentine’s letters asking people to love and adopt them

Neo’s had a hard start in life (Picture: Dog’s Blog)‘My name is Neo and I’m on the search to find someone to help heal my broken heart.

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A bag for life that’s keeping its promise

A bag for life that’s keeping its promise

• Re purchases outlasting purchasers (Letters , 8 January), when the charge for shopping bags was introduced, a young lady at the checkout in a well known store asked me if I wanted a 5p bag or a “bag for life”.

Men wrote a note asking to walk neighbors' dog — and the dog responded

Men wrote a note asking to walk neighbors' dog — and the dog responded

Jack McCrossan and his three housemates aren't allowed to have a pet in the home they recently began renting in Bristol, England, so they decided to write a letter to their new neighbors asking if they could walk or play with their dog sometime.

Mince pies for pets take the biscuit

Mince pies for pets take the biscuit

I read your editorial with a wry smile (Towns and cities across Britain need theatres just as much as the West End , 7 December).• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

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A letter to... my dog

A letter to... my dog

‘On our walks together, you gave me the freedom to think clearly’: the letter you always wanted to write.She had been spending more and more time away from the family, isolated in her room, bad-tempered and unsociable.

An ‘accessible’ lunch can leave a bad taste

An ‘accessible’ lunch can leave a bad taste

• Wendell Steavenson’s “Flour power” (The long read , 10 October) continues the widespread fashion of the fetishisation of food in the guise of promoting healthy eating.• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

Country diary provides words of sanctuary in turbulent times

Country diary provides words of sanctuary in turbulent times

The supposed affection of cats (Yes, your cat really does love you… , G2, 25 September) is strongly suggested by the story of Doorkins Magnificat, the Southwark cathedral cat.• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

Dog who always sits in the window given sweet letter by kind stranger

Dog who always sits in the window given sweet letter by kind stranger

Swift sitting in the window (Picture: Dan Rowlands / )Debbie Nutchey was thrilled when she received a postcard from a stranger thanking her dog for making her smile.

Advisers advise, but do ministers decide?

Advisers advise, but do ministers decide?

• If Boris Johnson wants to deselect any Tory rebel MPs (Report , 2 September), surely progressive political parties should respond by allowing them to stand unopposed.• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

We pensioners can’t strike but we can revolt

We pensioners can’t strike but we can revolt

Why can’t MPs just stage a mass sit-in in the Commons (Cross-party politicians call for an alternative parliament to fight no-deal Brexit, Letters , 31 August)?.I confess to not being able to resist the temptation (Letters , 29 August).

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