Electric shock dog collar videos on YouTube draw fierce criticism

Electric shock dog collar videos on YouTube draw fierce criticism

‘It takes two minutes for someone to watch a short video on YouTube and purchase a shock collar with no knowledge of how to use them,’ said Ryan Neile, head of behaviour at Blue Cross.

Puppies named after the seven dwarfs get adopted in time for Christmas

Puppies named after the seven dwarfs get adopted in time for Christmas

Seven adorable puppies named after the dwarfs have all found new homes just in time for Christmas.(Picture: Blue Cross / SWNS)Dopey, Doc, Bashful, Happy, Grumpy, Sleepy and Sneezy have all found homes in time for Christmas.

The Christmas foods you should not feed your pets at the dinner table

The Christmas foods you should not feed your pets at the dinner table

The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) states that the consumption of large quantities of salt can cause pets to experience excessive thirst and urination, in addition to potential sodium poisoning.Onions, garlics, leeks, shallots and chives can prove toxic for animals, Maria Banica, a vet at Blue Cross pet charity, states.

Dog who ate Christmas bauble did ‘the most festive glittery poop’ the Blue Cross had ever seen

Dog who ate Christmas bauble did ‘the most festive glittery poop’ the Blue Cross had ever seen

The Sharpei, who lives in Grimsby, was very sick after eating part of a bauble – resulting in her passing ‘the most festive glittery poop’ the team said they had ever seen (they didn’t include pictures, which is probably for the best).

How to keep your pets safe in hot weather – especially if you have a balcony

How to keep your pets safe in hot weather – especially if you have a balcony

The summer months are riddled with dangers for household pets (Picture: Getty/Blue Cross)Pet owners are being warned not to open their windows or balconies to cool down their homes on hot days.

CAT CRISIS: UK overpopulation nightmare sees RSPCA make 60 rescues A DAY

CAT CRISIS: UK overpopulation nightmare sees RSPCA make 60 rescues A DAY

The Cat Population Control Group (CPCG) – made up of a number of animal welfare groups, including the RSPCA, Cats Protection, Battersea Cats and Dogs Home, Blue Cross, PDSA and Vets 4 Pets, believes having kittens spayed when they reach four months of age rather than at the traditional six months stage will help reduce these figures.

Who gets to keep the dog in a divorce?

Who gets to keep the dog in a divorce?

First picture of man charged with stabbing dad to death on Surrey train ‘It can be quite harmful to a pet if their routine is upset and you shouldn’t assume you will divide the time in half.’ After coming across so many disputes between former partners and their pets, Vanessa teamed up with Blue Cross to come up with a ‘pet-nuptial’ agreement, a specially created document to plan for pets’ futures and help avoid heartache if a relationship should end.

Dog with cancer needs to find a home to live out her final days

Dog with cancer needs to find a home to live out her final days

Little Charley the Staffordshire bull terrier was brought into the Blue Cross rehoming centre in Burford, Oxfordshire in June – and has remained there ever since (Picture: Blue Cross)Laura Crofts, rehoming manager, said it could be ‘a few weeks, a few months or a few years’.