Hong Kong to cull thousands of hamsters after Covid found on 11

Hong Kong to cull thousands of hamsters after Covid found on 11

The order includes pets that were bought days before Christmas be handed over, with a warning not to “kiss or abandon them on the street” as Hong Kong and mainland China attempt to sustain a zero Covid strategy, attempting to suppress all outbreaks internally while maintaining tight border controls with the outside world.

Why pet owners believe the Pope is wrong about choosing animals over children

Why pet owners believe the Pope is wrong about choosing animals over children

For pet owners like Greer, however, the main gripe is that the Pope’s comments show a lack of understanding of the close relationship they have with their four-legged friends.

Why does my dog always follow me?

Why does my dog always follow me?

Caroline Spencer, a natural canine behaviourist, told that there are three main reasons why your dog might be following you around – the last of which can be concerning.

Man Finds 'Adorable' Tree Frog in His Romaine Lettuce

Man Finds 'Adorable' Tree Frog in His Romaine Lettuce

The rest were other types of animals (birds, rodents and bats).The tiny little frog that Curtis found in his lettuce is one of the lucky ones who made it out alive, and his new owner is thrilled that his followers are getting a kick out of Tony's antics.

The inner lives of dogs: what our canine friends really think about love, lust and laughter

The inner lives of dogs: what our canine friends really think about love, lust and laughter

This is mainly developmental – a young dog will experience distress in the moment: “I’m on my own and I don’t like it.” As it gets older, Firth says, “it will start to worry that it’s going to have that horrible feeling – worry about worrying, which is essentially what anxiety is.

These are the most popular dog names of 2021

These are the most popular dog names of 2021

While the main themes of 2021 – travel, sports, entertainment and the pandemic – inspired an eclectic mix of names, Luna officially became the UK’s number one pooch title, closely followed by last year’s favourite, Bella, and top choice for males, Milo.

Brummie of the Year Babu remains the most legendary red panda of Birmingham

Brummie of the Year Babu remains the most legendary red panda of Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM's own Wildlife Conservation Park still remembers how one escape from red panda Babu turned into a regional search for the lost animal and turned it into a star.

My pandemic puppy is ruining my hot vax summer

My pandemic puppy is ruining my hot vax summer

Occasionally there’ll be a moment of reprieve as he leaves me and my date alone on the couch briefly to hump his plush toy giraffe beside us, but always maintaining the intense and unbreakable eye contact of a dog who wants only to be reassured that he’s a good boy.

Dog with $500 million trust sells villa once owned by Madonna

Dog with $500 million trust sells villa once owned by Madonna

German Shepherd Gunther VI enjoys a luxurious life in his mansion when he's not at his "main home" in Tuscany.

Five ways to help your pets cope with fireworks on Bonfire Night

Five ways to help your pets cope with fireworks on Bonfire Night

With several festive celebrations potentially involving fireworks on the horizon, now is a good time to consider how best to help our pets remain as calm and happy as possible.

Last 9/11 search dog's legacy lives on in rescue work — and in a furry kid sister

Last 9/11 search dog's legacy lives on in rescue work — and in a furry kid sister

Even though she died in 2016 , the golden retriever remains one of the most recognizable symbols of the arduous search and rescue work done by dogs and their human handlers at disaster sites all over the world.Denise Corliss is pictured with her search dog Bretagne at ground zero in New York City in September 2001.

Five ways to help your dog live a longer, healthier life

Five ways to help your dog live a longer, healthier life

Weighing your dog’s food can help you regulate their weight (Picture: Getty Images)Use feeding guidelines as a starting point for how much to feed your dog, but you might need to change food type or the amount you feed to maintain a healthy weight as your dog gets older, or depending on how much activity they get.

Dog starved to death after owner left him in kitchen for 34 days

Dog starved to death after owner left him in kitchen for 34 days

Katie Louise Oldridge was convicted of two animal welfare offences after the RSPCA found her dog Frank’s decomposing remains (Pictures: MEN Media)A dog was discovered lying dead next to an empty tin of food after his negligent owner left him abandoned for more than a month.

‘World turned upside down’: therapy dog stolen from boy, five

‘World turned upside down’: therapy dog stolen from boy, five

Oscar is on the autistic spectrum and had previously struggled to maintain friendships but his cockapoo therapy dog filled that gap, said his mother, Natallie Cobden.Oscar and his sister with Elvis, who was stolen from kennels along with two other dogs.

Smart dogs become first in world - by sniffing out and saving endangered newts

Smart dogs become first in world - by sniffing out and saving endangered newts

Spaniels Rocky and Arnie have been trained to detect and protect great crested newts (Image: Network Rail/SNWS) Great crested newts are a protected species (Image: Getty Images) Network Rail teams in Hitchin have called in the detective duo ahead of essential maintenance work (Image: Getty Images)The idea is that the detective dogs can cover a large area much faster than humans and accurately detect any newts - saving both time and money.

Lockdown boom in UK pet ownership fuels cat and dog food shortage

Lockdown boom in UK pet ownership fuels cat and dog food shortage

Sainsbury’s sent an email alert to customers who buy pet food regularly to apologise about a “national shortage of dog and cat food pouches”.A spokesperson for Sainsbury’s said: “We are seeing an increased demand for pet food pouches and are working hard to maintain stock levels.

Miracle cat survives after ‘sick people’ shot him with 25 pellets

Miracle cat survives after ‘sick people’ shot him with 25 pellets

CAT Norman, an 18-month-old Maine Coon, was left in a critical condition after being shot with 25 lead pellets.His owner, Josie Simpson, 22, said that 18-month-old Norman had gone outside early on Saturday morning and did not return until around 27 hours later on the Sunday.

Pets: Chihuahua, Maine Coon, French Bulldog: Meet Instagram's most popular cat and dog breeds

Pets: Chihuahua, Maine Coon, French Bulldog: Meet Instagram's most popular cat and dog breeds

With millions of Instagram pages dedicated to these furry babies, how does one know which are the most popular dogs and cat breeds?.UK-based comparison site GoCompare has released a new report revealing the most popular cat and dog breeds on Instagram.

Excremental growth: UK sniffs a pandemic puppy poo problem

Excremental growth: UK sniffs a pandemic puppy poo problem

Coleman and others attribute the problem to a lockdown boom in dog ownership , a large number of people walking their dogs as part of their daily exercise (rather than letting them go in the garden), and overstretched councils forced to ration dog waste collection to maintain even more fundamental services.

Pooches come together with their hoomans at this pet party

Pooches come together with their hoomans at this pet party

Last year, the organisation could not organise the main event due to the pandemic and restrictions on social gatherings, but on Sunday, it managed to host a small party for pets, keeping COVID protocols in place, with just 100 people.

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