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.

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.

Kasautii Zindagii Kay: When you adopt an animal you're actually giving back to Mother Nature; the feeling is gratifying: Kunal Thakur

Kasautii Zindagii Kay: When you adopt an animal you're actually giving back to Mother Nature; the feeling is gratifying: Kunal Thakur

The actor recently brought home a new family member — an adorable kitten named Caramel Thakur — feels that this bundle of joy has brought a lot of love and positivity in his life, even in the lockdown.

Bonnie the Staffy gets tongue stuck in tuna can after sneaking into the bin

Bonnie the Staffy gets tongue stuck in tuna can after sneaking into the bin

Louisa was worried about removing the tin herself so rushed her to the vets (Picture: PDSA) They had to put her under anaesthetic(Picture: PDSA)Louise took Bonnie to Nottingham PDSA Pet Hospital, where vets are running an emergency-service during lockdown.

Give your furry babies some TLC at home during the lockdown

Give your furry babies some TLC at home during the lockdown

The type of brush you use depends on the coat condition of your pet.Bathe your pet, but not every day: Dogs have a very different skin texture, so it’s important not to use soap or shampoo meant for humans.

Dog breeders see huge surge in demand for puppies during lockdown

Dog breeders see huge surge in demand for puppies during lockdown

She said: ‘I think most responsible breeders have been quite cautious about that explosion in demand and just made sure that they find the puppy owners that have thought about the breed that they’re buying and that this is a lifetime decision, not just a Covid decision.’.

Worried about your pet's safety and happiness during lockdown? Here's what you need to do

Worried about your pet's safety and happiness during lockdown? Here's what you need to do

In case you are taking your dog out for a walk or a run, make sure to avoid contact with another animal or person.For cat parents: How to keep your pet happy and entertained.Also, stores running out of pet food is not surprising.

Pets are boosting our morale and productivity in lockdown, study shows

Pets are boosting our morale and productivity in lockdown, study shows

Similarly, 58% said working from home with a pet has helped boost productivity and motivation.Almost half (43%) revealed that their pet had reduced their anxiety and 60% said their furry friend helped them to get out of bed in the morning.

Lockdown tricks to train your pet

Lockdown tricks to train your pet

Paramita Das, canine trainer and behaviourist, says, "Combine the find and fetch games or play hide-and-seek involving family members.For those with puppies, Paramita suggests, "Have fancy dress days, where owners or family members can dress up in funky clothes, walk and act funny in front of pets.

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.

Take a look at these happy dogs before and after their much-needed haircuts

Take a look at these happy dogs before and after their much-needed haircuts

Staff at Bone Idol grooming salon in Brighton have been capturing snaps of pups after their makeovers, having noticed a surge in clients booking their dogs in after lockdown measures were relaxed.

Woman launches fundraiser to build centre for disabled dogs

Woman launches fundraiser to build centre for disabled dogs

Some of the dogs that Victoria has saved (Picture: Victoria Bryceson)When lockdown struck, Victoria Bryceson was in the process of pulling together funds to build an animal centre for disabled dogs and casts.

Meet Pixie – the dog who can do CPR

Meet Pixie – the dog who can do CPR

Tania started training Pixie in lockdown (Picture: Tania Butler / SWNS)Tania, of Waikato, New Zealand, said: ‘I wanted to teach her a new trick, she knows quite a few and wanted to do something a bit different.

Ways to help pets in lockdown: Keep your pet’s mental health in check this lockdown

Ways to help pets in lockdown: Keep your pet’s mental health in check this lockdown

Since the time Bhopal based marketing manager Shankar Sharma had got his now 7 months old Rottweiler Tiger he loved hiding in the shoe rack.“It's his favourite spot to hide and sleep whenever he doesn’t feel happy.

People should think twice before getting pets during lockdown, animal charities warn

People should think twice before getting pets during lockdown, animal charities warn

People should think twice before deciding to get a pet during the lockdown over coronavirus , animal charities have said.The animal charity has advised people who can only take a pet on while they are staying at home to consider fostering instead.

40 animals are being dumped across the country every day in lockdown

40 animals are being dumped across the country every day in lockdown

It has received more than 112,000 calls from members of the public and there are now more than 4,600 animals in RSPCA care.A spokesperson for the charity said: ‘Although much of the country is in lockdown, sadly there are still thousands of animals who need our help, including abandoned pets.

Amid lockdown, pet parents get innovative to keep their fur babies fit and well groomed

Amid lockdown, pet parents get innovative to keep their fur babies fit and well groomed

Several pet parents, however, have found innovative ways to take care of grooming and exercise for pets while staying at home.Other pet parents are making sure that they keep their pets perfectly groomed during this time.

Adopting a dog helped me cope with lockdown

Adopting a dog helped me cope with lockdown

The mental busyness and distraction he’s brought me has been a very welcome surprise (Picture: Lily Howes)My lockdown life has shifted from lie-ins and laziness to responsibility and routine.Of course, there is a new worry quietly bubbling away: what life with Socks will look like post-lockdown.

Pets lockdown problem: What's life in lockdown like for pets?

Pets lockdown problem: What's life in lockdown like for pets?

Cooped up with their humans at home, here's how the furry babies are adapting to a life of social distancing Video calls with the vet.Mumbai based Doctor Rishabh Rokde saw a few posts online where owners were training their pets to use washrooms in their house.

Tiny puppy left wandering the streets during lockdown gets a new home

Tiny puppy left wandering the streets during lockdown gets a new home

Marvin, now in foster care (Picture: Blue Cross)Animal Welfare Assistant Bradley Tovell noticed that although he was in good health, he was very nervous so he set up a camp bed and stayed with him on his first night.

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