Puppy will be put to sleep if charity can't raise money for vet bills

Puppy will be put to sleep if charity can't raise money for vet bills

Ronnie and Reggie both have cleft palates – which are expensive to treat (Picture: ) ‘Some people say that they’re not worth it, but we couldn’t disagree more.’ (Picture: )‘The current theory is that his parathyroid glands aren’t working properly and he will need an operation to sort this,’ explains Ruth.

Britain’s fattest dog put on diet after ballooning to 11 stone

Britain’s fattest dog put on diet after ballooning to 11 stone

George weighs as much as an average British woman after munching on pasties and pies (Picture: Farlap) George will be cared for at Gables Farm in Plymouth, Devon, where the country’s two previous fattest dogs were both looked after (Picture: Farlap)Ruth Pickards, deputy manager for the farm, said she and the team were proud of the work they did to help obese animals get a better life.

Crafty Crows: How Much Truth Did Aesop Know?

Crafty Crows: How Much Truth Did Aesop Know?

Aesop tells a tale of a crow who couldn’t reach the water in a pitcher. According to the New York Times, researchers at New Zealand’s Auckland University have recently proved Aesop was onto something.

Pet Survivor of the Year: Miracle cat shot through the mouth picks up top award

Pet Survivor of the Year: Miracle cat shot through the mouth picks up top award

"Thanks so much to our vets, and to PDSA for recognising our little miracle cat like this.” Dexter - Pet Survivor of the Year after he was shot (Image: PDSA) Pet Survivor Dexter inspects his trophy and owners Ruth and John Lewis (Image: PDSA) There were signs that something was terribly wrong when Dexter returned home one morning in July covered in blood and dragging his leg.

5 Myths About Tick and Flea Season Busted

5 Myths About Tick and Flea Season Busted

So many, in fact, that many pet parents don’t know the whole truth and nothing but the truth when it comes to controlling fleas and ticks on dogs and cats. Myth 3: City pets don’t need flea and tick prevention.

There's a meetup for dog influencers in December and you're invited

There's a meetup for dog influencers in December and you're invited

(Picture: Dogs of Instagram/eva.espresso)It’s a disappointing truth that we must all come to terms with: A photo of a dog will get more likes than that selfie that took an hour and a bit.

How Bad Pets Make Good Kids

How Bad Pets Make Good Kids

We wanted our kids to learn one of life's abiding truths: Instead of punishing creatures when they displease us, sometimes we must simply take them as they are, knowing that to love them means accepting them at their worst as well as at their best.