How to keep your pets cool in a heatwave, from sunscreen to cold treats

How to keep your pets cool in a heatwave, from sunscreen to cold treats

Not to mention, there’s little air conditioning to be found in homes across the UK.As RSPCA animal welfare expert Dr Samantha Gaines explains, some pets, like dogs, don’t sweat, so once their body temperature begins to rise, it can be difficult for them to cool down.

Dog rips skin off woman’s nose when she tries to stroke it

Dog rips skin off woman’s nose when she tries to stroke it

Sam Lodge, 53, needed 16 stitches and surgery to start fixing her nose (Picture: MEN Media)A woman may never have feeling in her face again after a dog mauled her nose on the street.

Buying lockdown dogs on a whim can lead to trouble, says RSPCA

Buying lockdown dogs on a whim can lead to trouble, says RSPCA

Dr Samantha Gaines was speaking after a dog attack caused the death of Freddie Mercury the Thames seal this week.As we come out of lockdown, new owners must expose their dogs slowly to new things, the RSPCA said.Freddie the Thames seal put down by vets after dog attack.

BANNED: Electric dog collars to be made ILLEGAL in Britain in animal cruelty breakthrough

BANNED: Electric dog collars to be made ILLEGAL in Britain in animal cruelty breakthrough

Campaigners say this can disrupt a dog’s sensitive sense of smell, while other collars emit sounds which are painful for animals.Using electric collars on animals will be banned (Image: PA)The RSPCA’s dog welfare expert, Dr Samantha Gaines applauded the government’s move to ban shock collars.Dr Gaines said: “These cruel collars have been illegal in Wales since 2010 and we've long been calling for them to be outlawed in England too.

April the Giraffe is pregnant — again!

April the Giraffe is pregnant — again!

That's right, the same giraffe who gained fame last year for a live-streamed pregnancy that seemed like it would never end — until it finally did with the birth of her boy Tajiri in April — is now expecting baby No. 5.

'My dog was looking into my eyes as she died': the grief of losing a pet is real | Marieke Hardy

'My dog was looking into my eyes as she died': the grief of losing a pet is real | Marieke Hardy

We must acknowledge that the death of an animal is indeed the loss of a true love and friend and that our life, of course, will never be the same again.