Mum and kids in hospital after vicious dog attack during Easter egg hunt in park

Mum and kids in hospital after vicious dog attack during Easter egg hunt in park

A mum and her daughter, 9, suffered from deep bite wounds during the attack, while her son was bitten on the arm (Picture: Metropolitan Police/SWNS.COM) A mum and her two children were hospitalised after being bitten by a vicious dog during an Easter egg hunt in a park.

Metro Lifeline: A medical detection dog gave us our lives back

Metro Lifeline: A medical detection dog gave us our lives back

As soon as our bouncy Labrador cross Golden Retriever came home with us, he started to make our lives better in ways I could never have imagined (Picture: Naomi Walsh) When the idea of having a medical detection dog coming to live with me and my son, Jamie, was first floated by a teacher, I have to admit – I wasn’t too sure.

Charity walk: Raise money and get fit with Metro's Lifeline campaign

Charity walk: Raise money and get fit with Metro's Lifeline campaign

If you don’t fancy the marathon distance challenge, you can take your dog and children on the 10k walk (Picture: Getty)As someone who took part in last year’s fundraising trek, Janet Doyle says she highly recommends the experience.

Metro.co.uk Lifeline: I train dogs to sniff out deadly diseases

Metro.co.uk Lifeline: I train dogs to sniff out deadly diseases

‘We have to mimic being the client essentially, which is the most effective way for the dog to learn.’ (Picture: Simmy Moore)‘It’s also a challenge for the dog because it’s a change,’ he adds.

Metro.co.uk Lifeline: Meet the dogs saving lives just by their sniff

Metro.co.uk Lifeline: Meet the dogs saving lives just by their sniff

Like any charity, Medical Detection Dogs rely on donations to keep doing their lifesaving work, which is why we’re raising much-needed money for them – but we need your help to do it!

Metro Lifeline is back and we need you – and your dog – to help!

Metro Lifeline is back and we need you – and your dog – to help!

Already signed up to join our 10k Woof and Walk for MDD are singer Alexandra Burke , TV’s Dr Christian Jessen , reality star Pete Wicks and presenter Debbie Flint.singer Alexandra Burke, TV’s Dr Christian Jessen, reality star Pete Wicks and presenter Debbie Flint will be joining our Woof and Walk for MDD.

Something to chew on: New Zealand man sets up 'stick library' for dogs

Something to chew on: New Zealand man sets up 'stick library' for dogs

“While trimming the trees, my dad found himself with a lot of dead branches, and knowing from experience how hard it can be to find a good stick, and that the new dog park was opening soon, he had the idea that he would save them and put them in some kind of box,” Reece told Metro.

Dogs Trust suspends all adoptions until after Christmas

Dogs Trust suspends all adoptions until after Christmas

“Not everyone celebrates the festive season, and for some families having additional time off from work and other commitments could make it a good time to settle in a new dog,” Adam Clowes, operations director at Dogs Trust, explained to Metro.

The world’s first dog trampolining park is coming to the UK

The world’s first dog trampolining park is coming to the UK

(Picture: Rover/Metro.co.uk)For dog-owners, their pup’s happiness is of paramount importance. And now there’s a new and novel way to keep your dog happy – by taking them to a doggy trampolining park. (Picture: Getty)The special doggy park is being launched by dog-walking service Rover.

This restaurant is hosting a three-course meal for your dog for one day only

This restaurant is hosting a three-course meal for your dog for one day only

For one day only, you and your pet will be able to enjoy a three-course meal at this London eatery (Picture: Metro.co.uk)The restaurant in question is Ben’s Canteen in Earlsfield, which has created a bespoke menu just for dogs.

Anxiety hotline for dogs launches for Bonfire Night

Anxiety hotline for dogs launches for Bonfire Night

(Picture: Metro.co.uk)If you’re a dog owner, you’ll know that fireworks can be seriously stressful – and bonfire night is probably an annual source of anxiety.

Here’s why conkers are dangerous for your dog

Here’s why conkers are dangerous for your dog

‘When out walking this autumn, it’s crucial to be aware of any dangerous plants and trees that might cause harm to your pet,’ PDSA veterinarian, Olivia Anderson-Nathan, tells Metro.co.uk.