Dogs getting fat in lockdown with London pets putting on most weight

Dogs getting fat in lockdown with London pets putting on most weight

The average dog has put on half a stone during the course of the pandemic (Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto)The average dog has put on almost half a stone since the pandemic began with pets in London gaining the most weight, new research suggests.

Silence about my race kept my family apart. Could a rescue dog bring us together?

Silence about my race kept my family apart. Could a rescue dog bring us together?

But in March 2020, just as the world began to change, I headed to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in London to meet an anxious greyhound called Jasper.When Jasper and I eventually went home to Sutton, I found that my mother and I disagreed on whether my father had truly loved dogs.

Queen Elizabeth adds 2 furry family members — corgi puppies!

Queen Elizabeth adds 2 furry family members — corgi puppies!

Queen Elizabeth II and her corgis and dorgis meet players and officials from the New Zealand Rugby League Team, the All Golds, inside the Bow Room at Buckingham Palace on Oct. 16, 2007, in London, England.

Covid sniffer dogs can detect coronavirus with 94% accuracy

Covid sniffer dogs can detect coronavirus with 94% accuracy

Last year, scientists at the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene began a trial to see if dogs trained to sniff coronavirus could help ease travel restrictions.

Animal rescues by London fire brigade rise 20% in pandemic year

Animal rescues by London fire brigade rise 20% in pandemic year

Firefighters called to 755 animal incidents in 2020, with cats most commonly in need of help.The number of incidents involving foxes attended by the LFB last year nearly doubled, from 32 rescues in 2019 to 61 in 2020.

'Rum Tum Tugger is the sexiest': one-man Cats show claws through film flop

'Rum Tum Tugger is the sexiest': one-man Cats show claws through film flop

As London’s theatres prepared for tier 3 closure last night, some of us spent our last evening out of the year in an auditorium watching a man in a cat costume give a PowerPoint presentation on the now infamous Hollywood CGI disaster Cats .Linus Karp’s one-man show How to Live a Jellicle Life, performed at the Lion and Unicorn theatre in north London, is a parody and homage to the phenomenal 2019 flop.

‘Covid-19 has an odour, and the dogs are detecting it’: meet the canine super-squad sniffing out the virus

‘Covid-19 has an odour, and the dogs are detecting it’: meet the canine super-squad sniffing out the virus

Recently, she’s worked alongside Professors James Logan at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Steve Lindsay of the department of biosciences at Durham University, among others, on a successful project to train dogs to identify malaria.

'It was love at first sight': readers on their new lockdown pets

'It was love at first sight': readers on their new lockdown pets

Having dogs was a distant dream as I never thought I’d leave London, but a few months into lockdown I agreed with my employer that I would continue to WFH three days a week once we return to the office.

Law firm advertises job for £30,000-a-year dog walker

Law firm advertises job for £30,000-a-year dog walker

Law firm Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP, which is based in London , has placed an advert for a personal assistant/dog-walker role which is a ‘predominantly non-desk based’ position.The job description reads: ‘An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Private Assistant Dog Walker role to support one of our senior leadership team.

23 Walks review – dog-lovers follow the path to romance

23 Walks review – dog-lovers follow the path to romance

Pensioner Dave (played by Dave Johns, from I, Daniel Blake ) is a retired psychiatric nurse, living alone near Hampstead Heath, London, where he regularly walks his gentle, elderly German shepherd Tillie.There are also some well-observed touches, especially concerning the fleeting friendships dog-walkers make with each other and the diversity of London’s population.

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.

Ranger warns Royal Parks will be closed if dogs aren’t kept on leads

Ranger warns Royal Parks will be closed if dogs aren’t kept on leads

Dog owners have been asked to follow the ‘temporary’ coronavirus measure at the eight Royal Parks in London to help visitors stay two metres away from each other.

Therapy dogs spread cheer through virtual volunteering

Therapy dogs spread cheer through virtual volunteering

Duke and Tiger Maynard-White visit residents at Harbor Village Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in New London, Connecticut.Tiger Maynard-White "touches" a woman's hand on the other side of the window at a skilled nursing facility.

Annabel the one-eyed dog rescued from Chinese meat trade helps owner in lockdown

Annabel the one-eyed dog rescued from Chinese meat trade helps owner in lockdown

Mary, who lives in Maida Vale, North London , is a disabled wheelchair user but usually she has a busy social life, seeing friends and supporting the charity No to Dog Meat.

Rock out your dancing shoes, a sausage dog disco is coming to London

Rock out your dancing shoes, a sausage dog disco is coming to London

It’s disco, baby (Picture: Dachshund Cafe)If you’re a fellow dog lover, then by now you’re probably familiar with Pug Café – the company that hosts pop-ups of the greatest kind: with dogs.

Why the internet loves this photo of mice fighting each other

Why the internet loves this photo of mice fighting each other

A photo of two mice squaring up for a brawl over a crumb in a London subway has earned photographer Sam Rowley the 55th Wildlife Photographer of the Year LUMIX People's Choice Award in a competition held by London's Natural History Museum.

There’s a Valentine’s Day-themed cockapoo café coming to London

There’s a Valentine’s Day-themed cockapoo café coming to London

There’ll be treats for both cockapoos and their humans (Picture: @popuppugcafe)Unfortunately, owners of other dog breeds will not be allowed to come along – though there is a french bulldog version running on the 9 February, too.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your pooch at a doggy brunch

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your pooch at a doggy brunch

Your pup might find true love (Picture: M Victoria)A restaurant in London is celebrating puppy love this Valentine’s , with a special event designed to make dogs fall in love – or at the very least, sniff butts.

Westfield will look after your dog while you do your Christmas shopping

Westfield will look after your dog while you do your Christmas shopping

The Merry Mutts Motel at Westfield (Picture Luke Walker/Getty Images for Westfield London)Westfield is offering a new service to look after your dog while you do all your Christmas shopping.

Christmas pop-up dedicated to cats and dogs opens in London

Christmas pop-up dedicated to cats and dogs opens in London

Because your pet deserves a treat (Picture: Cheshire & Wain/Rachel Oates)Not sure what to get your furry friend this year?The Merchant’s Tail in Hackney was launched by pet labels Cheshire & Wain and Fetch & Follow, and will feature both festive experiences and shopping opportunities for animal lovers.

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