Doggie spa days and advent calendars fuel festive sales boom for Pets at Home

Doggie spa days and advent calendars fuel festive sales boom for Pets at Home

Pets at Home is expecting its biggest ever Christmas, with a surge in sales of dog spa days and advent calendars, as it launches a Deliveroo-style quick delivery service to meet rising demand from new owners.

Chunky pug’s owner hits back at people who accuse her of overfeeding him

Chunky pug’s owner hits back at people who accuse her of overfeeding him

His owner Chloe Brittain, 23, from Cardiff, Wales, said: ‘After the attack, he was left traumatised and didn’t want to go out on walks.‘We try to walk him twice a day and people don’t understand the reasons why he put on all this weight so quickly,’ said Chloe.

‘Oh my gosh, the kittens!’ How the pandemic unleashed bedlam in veterinary clinics

‘Oh my gosh, the kittens!’ How the pandemic unleashed bedlam in veterinary clinics

Meanwhile, more and more pet owners sought out emergency vet services to treat acute complaints like ear or bladder infections – ailments that aren’t necessarily life-threatening, but are nonetheless painful for pets.“It overwhelmed us very quickly,” says Kasey Littlefield, a veterinary technician who works at emergency clinics in Los Angeles county.

‘My soupmaker is so quick!’ 15 lockdown buys that helped Guardian readers

‘My soupmaker is so quick!’ 15 lockdown buys that helped Guardian readers

Not only has my new treadmill seen me through lockdown, it’s also keeping me on an even keel, as I live in a crowded area and don’t really enjoy running outside any more.It’s quick, easy to use and makes having a morning coffee feel a little bit special during this strange time.

How often should you wash your dog?

How often should you wash your dog?

It’s important dog owners pay special attention to their pooch’s nails, in order to avoid their pets experiencing any problems with walking.How often a dog needs washing will depend on a number of factors (Image: GETTY) “The best way to avoid the quick growing too far into the nail is regular clipping each month.

How Veterinary Consolidators Are Building a Future-Proof Enterprise

How Veterinary Consolidators Are Building a Future-Proof Enterprise

As private capital continues fueling veterinary consolidation and enterprises are urged to start generating as much profit as quickly as possible, it’s time to discover ways of creating value post-acquisition.

Siberian Husky’s unique markings makes her look like she’s wearing glasses

Siberian Husky’s unique markings makes her look like she’s wearing glasses

How cute (Picture: Jam Press)When Catarina Carvalho, 24, brought home her puppy Tsuki, she quickly fell in love.When Tsuki first came home (Picture: Catarina Carvalho/ Jam Press)‘She is starting to get more affectionate as she is growing up but still likes to have her space.

RSPCA ‘concerned’ over ‘extremely irresponsible’ BBC show about puppy breeding

RSPCA ‘concerned’ over ‘extremely irresponsible’ BBC show about puppy breeding

In a statement, the RSPCA said: ‘We’re aware of this programme and are concerned that it is extremely irresponsible to encourage and glamorise breeding as a “get rich quick” scheme which, in turn, could lead to serious dog welfare issues and fuel the illegal puppy trade.

Florida man saves his puppy dragged into pond by alligator

Florida man saves his puppy dragged into pond by alligator

Wilbanks, an avid hunter, reacted quickly, jumping into the pond, grabbing the small alligator and pulling its jaw open, so Gunner, a three-month-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel, could escape, surveillance video of the rescue shows.

Dog sees miraculous recovery after surgeons remove ‘football-sized’ tumour

Dog sees miraculous recovery after surgeons remove ‘football-sized’ tumour

The lump started to grow quicker at the start of lockdown (Picture: My Family Vets)* Content warning: graphic images below.Please meet Bouncer, a nine-year-old Labrador retriever who has seen a miraculous recovery following surgery to remove a huge lump from his hind leg.

Rescue dog who lost her litter of puppies becomes mum to orphaned kittens

Rescue dog who lost her litter of puppies becomes mum to orphaned kittens

The kittens quickly fell in love with their new mum (Picture: Facebook/SunshineDogRescue)Desperate to help the dog through the horrifying ordeal, Anita took to Facebook on a mission to find orphaned puppies who could benefit from Georgia’s love – and her milk, as the pooch was lactating.

Best steam cleaners to keep your floors and surfaces sparkling

Best steam cleaners to keep your floors and surfaces sparkling

Steam cleaners can make quick work of cleaning floors and other surfaces.By heating up water to produce steam at high pressure, they aim to get rid of dirt, grease stain and germs in record time, and without the need for harsh detergents – better for both your surfaces and the environment.

Intelligent Pup Turns Himself In At Police Station As A Missing Dog

Intelligent Pup Turns Himself In At Police Station As A Missing Dog

Whenever a child or vulnerable person gets lost, usually a search party must start as soon as possible.The owner responded quickly to the Facebook post the police station made about their new visitor.

Meet Ducky, the dog with the sweetest smile

Meet Ducky, the dog with the sweetest smile

When Gillian shared a video of Ducky smiling in Facebook community Cool Dog Group, it quickly racked up thousands of comments from people besotted with the little pup.

Couple paid £40,000 to clone dog that saved pregnant woman from rattlesnake

Couple paid £40,000 to clone dog that saved pregnant woman from rattlesnake

The couple said new puppy Ziggy is indistinguishable from the original (Picture: SWNS) Marley moved across the country with the couple as they graduated from university and embarked on careers (Picture: SWNS) The family decided to clone Marley when their daughters were five and three (Picture: SWNS)David and Alicia, 37, quickly fell in love with eight-week-old Marley when the dad-of-two got him when he was a student in 2002.

Lost dog hands himself in to police

Lost dog hands himself in to police

After he’d been showered with attention he decided to head back home (Picture: Odessa Police Department) Officers said the dog is welcome back any time (Picture: Odessa Police Department)Naturally, officers were disappointed when the dog ‘ran out as quick as he came in’ but were happy when Edward, who lives a mile away, contacted them to say he was safe and sound.

Lost Baby Bird: What Happens Next Will Give You Feel-Good Chills!

Lost Baby Bird: What Happens Next Will Give You Feel-Good Chills!

Smith’s narrative throughout the quick clip is adorable as he returns the baby to it’s parents saying, “Wow, that was like one of the coolest things that’s ever happened to me.”.Kudos to you Patrick Smith, for reuniting this little family!.

'Loneliest cat' faces another solo Christmas because no one wants to adopt him

'Loneliest cat' faces another solo Christmas because no one wants to adopt him

Toby, an 11-year-old black and white cat, has spent 322 days with the RSPCA after being taken in by their Canterbury branch on Christmas Eve 2018.“Toby’s former housemates were re-homed quite quickly,” explained Beth Hixson from the RSPCA Canterbury branch.

Tail talks: decipher and decode The da vinci cat tail

Tail talks: decipher and decode The da vinci cat tail

When cats feel threatened, they place their tail low on the ground.If you see a cat looking wary with the tail in this position, understand that this can quickly progress from uncertainty to aggression.

Violinist's music calms dogs recovering from abuse at ASPCA

Violinist's music calms dogs recovering from abuse at ASPCA

ASPCAKris Lindsay, senior director at the ASPCA, said Agee’s music has been a wonderful addition to the storytelling program.“It’s really incredible to watch the impact his music has on the dogs and how quickly they respond,” she told TODAY.Energetic dogs soon settle down while listening to Agee play the violin.

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