Beware of social media: warning for UK dog owners as thefts rise

Beware of social media: warning for UK dog owners as thefts rise

Dog owners should be wary of posting pictures of their pet on social media and leaving them unattended outside shops, police have warned, amid a rising number of dog thefts in the UK.Last year, there was a boom in what were labelled “pandemic puppies” as people stuck at home during lockdown acquired pets to lift their spirits .

Heartbroken cat caught on camera 'crying' when his owner leaves him home alone - video

Heartbroken cat caught on camera 'crying' when his owner leaves him home alone - video

The pet cat in China is now famous after seemingly shedding tears into a security camera while being left home alone.Cat caught on camera crying when his owner left him home alone (Image: Douyin) The video was uploaded to Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok.

Are Rottweilers unsuitable as pets? Experts weigh in

Are Rottweilers unsuitable as pets? Experts weigh in

The news of two pet Rottweilers mauling a 58-year-old worker to death in a farm near Chidambaram, in Cuddalore district, last week has sent shock waves through people.Manoj Poovanniyil of the kennel, Rottweiler Chennai, says, “Every dog and breed is different and people should do their homework thoroughly before taking them home.

How therapy animals brought comfort and joy in pandemic year

How therapy animals brought comfort and joy in pandemic year

Because therapy animal handlers believe so strongly in the healing power of pets, in pre-pandemic times they volunteer to take their dogs and cats to hospitals, schools, assisted living facilities, airports, funeral homes, dentist offices and other places where animals can help reduce stress and offer support.

These are the most popular puppy and kitten names in 2020

These are the most popular puppy and kitten names in 2020

Now, the most popular names for puppies and kittens in 2020 have been revealed by Pets at Home.You can search and see the most popular choices for a whole range of animals with the Pets at Home name finder.

Pets for the Elderly helps seniors adopt and keep pets amid pandemic

Pets for the Elderly helps seniors adopt and keep pets amid pandemic

The goal is to have at least one participating shelter in all 50 states by the time the expanded program officially launches on Jan. 1, 2021.She said Pets for the Elderly was founded by the late Avrum Katz to help seniors feel healthier and more connected through pets and to find shelter dogs and cats forever homes.

Americans are starting to give up their pets because of COVID-19 hardships

Americans are starting to give up their pets because of COVID-19 hardships

In March, the nonprofit launched a $5 million COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Initiative to help families keep their pets at home by improving access to veterinary care, pet food and supplies.

Half of Brits worried about leaving pets at home as people return to work post-lockdown

Half of Brits worried about leaving pets at home as people return to work post-lockdown

Half of respondents also said they were worried about leaving their pets at home post-lockdown, with younger people the most concerned about the impact returning to work will have on their pets.

6 Lockdown summer pet care tips to follow

6 Lockdown summer pet care tips to follow

With limited or no access to pet salon services, most pet owners are resorting to taking care of their pet's grooming, diet and exercise needs at home.And as summer hits its peak, there are few things pet parents need to keep in mind to ensure the well-being of their pooches and cats.

Pooch: Dogs too can get moody at puberty!

Pooch: Dogs too can get moody at puberty!

Lavesh Mishra, a Delhi-based dog trainer, shares, “Generally, parents bring their pets to us at the age of six months for basic obedience training, and we keep hearing that most of them do not respond to the commands when they are back home.

People should think twice before getting pets during lockdown, animal charities warn

People should think twice before getting pets during lockdown, animal charities warn

People should think twice before deciding to get a pet during the lockdown over coronavirus , animal charities have said.The animal charity has advised people who can only take a pet on while they are staying at home to consider fostering instead.

Pet fashion designers sew face masks to help medical workers

Pet fashion designers sew face masks to help medical workers

But now she’s outfitting humans — with face masks to protect one another from the coronavirus.For 17 years, Ada Nieves has designed elaborate outfits for pets to wear at home or in commercials, TV shows and movies.

Rescued dog with terminal cancer ticking off bucket list with help of owner

Rescued dog with terminal cancer ticking off bucket list with help of owner

The items range from shopping sprees and beach visits to a half-birthday party, in case she does not make it to her fifth birthday in June.Adorable Bumble enjoying a swim (Image: PA) A shopping spree in Pets At Home (Image: PA).

Coronavirus pandemic sees huge increase in dog and cat adoptions

Coronavirus pandemic sees huge increase in dog and cat adoptions

The greater amount of time people have been spending at home for the past few weeks has inspired many to provide new homes for pets, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home revealed.

What about the other key workers?

What about the other key workers?

As frontline workers, cleaners deserve better pay and conditions, writes Mike Cash , RMT general secretary, and Audrey Butler believes we are all key to society.Meanwhile, Lucy Matthews is emphatic that the Pets at Home stores do provide an essential service.

Dog who’s been waiting for a home for seven years begs for a ‘second chance’

Dog who’s been waiting for a home for seven years begs for a ‘second chance’

But while she’s fully trained and a lovely dog, getting Ginger adopted has been tricky, in part because she needs to be the only pet at home and can’t live with small children.

Democrat presidential candidate shakes dog’s mouth like it’s his hand

Democrat presidential candidate shakes dog’s mouth like it’s his hand

However, others said the playful move showed he was comfortable around dogs – and that they did it with their own pets at home.‘In terms of a lot of people who think this country should evolve rather than have a revolution, I would be their choice,’ Bloomberg said.

5 must-learn commands

5 must-learn commands

The easiest way to teach that is by offering a treat or praise (read good boy/girl), each time s/he looks at you, regardless of whether you call out your pet’s name or not.Train your dog at home first: It’s essential to find out whether your pet is comfortable in her environment.

Landlords charge 'pet rent' to recoup losses after ban on unfair fees

Landlords charge 'pet rent' to recoup losses after ban on unfair fees

The new practice means tenants with animals are being charged up to £50 a month additional rent for a single pet, adding considerably to the cost of housing at a time when more and more families are priced out of buying and rely on rented homes.

Pets at Home buys stake in dog-walking service Tailster

Pets at Home buys stake in dog-walking service Tailster

Sangha, the Tailster chief executive, said said the company was aiming to consolidate a fragmented market: “Not only do the team at Pets at Home share our vision about how we can bring our services to UK pet owners and drive the growth of our business, but they also share many of our values of putting pets first, and the customer at the heart of what we do.”.

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