4th of July fireworks: Why are dogs scared and how to keep them calm on Independence Day?

4th of July fireworks: Why are dogs scared and how to keep them calm on Independence Day?

4th of July: Dogs are likely to be scared by Independence Day fireworks (Image: GETTY) 4th of July 2019: Americans celebrate Independence Day with a pomp (Image: GETTY)The study reads: “Owners most commonly reported fearful responses to fireworks in their dogs.

Sunny updates us on what he's learned in his guide dog training

Sunny updates us on what he's learned in his guide dog training

This is a day to celebrate the importance of guide dogs and how they help people who are blind or visually impaired reach their personal goals of independence. It's also a way to honor all the paw-some people who dedicate their time, funds and love to creating guide dog partnerships.

Glenn Close brought her dog to the Independent Spirit Awards

Glenn Close brought her dog to the Independent Spirit Awards

Getty Images Sir Pippin of Beanfield, as he’s known to his 6,000 Instagram followers, even accompanied Close on stage as she accepted her award for Best Female Lead. “He’s my date,” said Close, as Pip adorably rolled around on his back on stage.

Police pups at Chile’s annual military parade have stolen our hearts

Police pups at Chile’s annual military parade have stolen our hearts

(Picture: Rodrigo Garrido/Reuters)Adorable golden retriever puppies are what every military parade needs. On Thursday, more than 9,500 Chilean troupes marched for the Great Military Parade as part of the 208th Independence Day anniversary, and the Canine Unit completely stole the show.

Croydon cat killer: How the gruesome death of a pet called Ukiyo sparked three years of hype, headlines and panic

Croydon cat killer: How the gruesome death of a pet called Ukiyo sparked three years of hype, headlines and panic

And when The Independent asked, Ms Rising insisted the cat mutilation couldn’t be the work of scavenging animals like foxes. In July 2016 Snarl had reported that a fox cub found dead in Elmers End, Bromley, had been mutilated by a different killer, with a new MO.

Grit used on roads during snowy weather can be dangerous for pets, RSPCA warns

Grit used on roads during snowy weather can be dangerous for pets, RSPCA warns

“We urge pet-owners to be cautious when grit is being spread on roads, as rock salt can be toxic to dogs and cats if they lick it from their paws or fur,” a spokesperson told The Independent.