Vet explains why you should never let a dog lick your face

Vet explains why you should never let a dog lick your face

Itch in-house vet Zoe Costigan warns dog owners to not let their dogs lick their face (Image: ALAMY) Sign up for FREE for latest news plus tips to save money and the environment.

A dog with half a jaw is permanently sticking his tongue out

A dog with half a jaw is permanently sticking his tongue out

‘Another question we get asked is whether his tongue dries out – it does.’ (Picture: Jam Press/The Animal Pad)‘He has had additional surgeries to remove more of his teeth in the hopes it would finally kill off the infection, but they didn’t work.

9 hours of sleep are key to dogs' happiness & health: Let them nap the day away

9 hours of sleep are key to dogs' happiness & health: Let them nap the day away

9 hours of sleep are key to dogs' happiness & health: Let them nap the day away.Sleep plays 'significant role' in dogs' wellbeing, study reveals (Image: Getty) Sign up for FREE for latest news plus tips to save money and the environment.

Mischievous dog lucky to be alive after eating nine socks

Mischievous dog lucky to be alive after eating nine socks

Beau looks positively guilty (Picture: Vets4Pets Lisburn)Beau, a Beagle-Harrier cross, was certainly in the dog house after gobbling up nine socks.Beau’s vets were concerned that the sock would create long-term damage in his gut and would need to be removed by either surgery, induced vomiting or a natural approach.

Woman rescues puppy thrown in front of her car on busy road

Woman rescues puppy thrown in front of her car on busy road

She’ll be prioritising her pooch in future relationships (Picture: PA Real Life)But Wilf came into his own in November 2019 when Lexie split up with her boyfriend of six years, after realising that they had grown apart and wanted different things.

Chubby dog transformed as 5k runs help him lose 4kg

Chubby dog transformed as 5k runs help him lose 4kg

His new owner said: ‘When I used to pick him up, he was like a big, heavy marshmallow’ (Picture: Mercury Press)A bichon frise who weighed a whopping 13.5kg looks completely different after going on a diet and getting plenty of exercise.

Send your sausage dog to get pampered at these hotel retreats

Send your sausage dog to get pampered at these hotel retreats

Sausage dog owners need not despair, because now you can send your pooch to a hotel to be pampered with nail trimming, teeth cleaning and coat conditioning, as well as playdates with other pups and walks in the countryside.

How to protect your pet from being abducted

How to protect your pet from being abducted

Cats, dogs, rabbits and even horses can be microchipped – but you should speak to a vet to make sure it’s suitable for your pet.

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain review – Cumberbatch’s cat artist drowns in quirk

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain review – Cumberbatch’s cat artist drowns in quirk

He plays eccentric Edwardian artist and illustrator Louis Wain, a lively and arguably brilliant man who might today be considered neurodiverse, and who certainly suffered from depression.

What our treatment of Afghan people tells the world about us

What our treatment of Afghan people tells the world about us

The emotive language of Gaby Hinsliff’s article (What a story to tell the world: Britain values dogs more than Afghan people, 30 August ) not only risks deflecting attention from the consequences of the reactive, rather than proactive, response of the British government, but also suggests that one cannot care equally about the victims of humanitarian crises and the plight of other innocent species in manmade conflicts.

Dog starved to death after owner left him in kitchen for 34 days

Dog starved to death after owner left him in kitchen for 34 days

Katie Louise Oldridge was convicted of two animal welfare offences after the RSPCA found her dog Frank’s decomposing remains (Pictures: MEN Media)A dog was discovered lying dead next to an empty tin of food after his negligent owner left him abandoned for more than a month.

How animal shelters are helping save pets after Hurricane Ida

How animal shelters are helping save pets after Hurricane Ida

"It's definitely hard for them, but at the end of the day we think it's better that they're here and alive and they're safe," Lucky Dog Animal Rescue program manager Ashley Roberts said on TODAY.Sanders had some quality time petting Pacific the puppy, who is part of a group of 48 cats and dogs that went on an 18-hour journey by vehicle from Louisiana to south Florida to the Humane Society of Broward County.

Learn About Your Dog's DNA and Get Hours of Obedience Training On-Demand

Learn About Your Dog's DNA and Get Hours of Obedience Training On-Demand

With DNA My Dog, you can better understand your pup in a painless, scientific way.You'll better understand your dog's personality traits, breed mix, and DNA composition, and even learn about predisposition to disease.

'Ugly' one-eyed dog no one would adopt has finally found a home

'Ugly' one-eyed dog no one would adopt has finally found a home

The Australian Cattledog and American Staffordshire Terrier cross spent a lot of time in the shelter as many people passed up ‘ugly’ Mia due to her scars in favour of other pups.

Do yourself a favour and look at these photos from a chihuahua beauty pageant

Do yourself a favour and look at these photos from a chihuahua beauty pageant

Too much beauty for one screen (Picture: Sue Thatcher / )Have you ever wanted to see a parade of tiny dogs wearing dresses and costumes make their way down a red carpet?The lifestyle email from .

‘UK’s loneliest dog’ looking for a home after four years in the shelter

‘UK’s loneliest dog’ looking for a home after four years in the shelter

Sue has already learnt basic commands like ‘sit’ and ‘paw’ (Picture: Jam Press) The lurcher is very affectionate and loves playing with her toys (Picture: Jam Press) Sue has watched 941 of her kennel-mates get adopted (Picture: Jam Press)Sue needs an experienced owner who can help continue her training as she has some challenging behaviours she needs to unlearn.

‘World turned upside down’: therapy dog stolen from boy, five

‘World turned upside down’: therapy dog stolen from boy, five

Oscar is on the autistic spectrum and had previously struggled to maintain friendships but his cockapoo therapy dog filled that gap, said his mother, Natallie Cobden.Oscar and his sister with Elvis, who was stolen from kennels along with two other dogs.

Senior rescues and short-term care: how to bring a pet into your life amid soaring demand

Senior rescues and short-term care: how to bring a pet into your life amid soaring demand

People have a misconception that a senior cat is going to be a lot of work, or be with their family for a short time, but with proper care there’s no reason you can’t adopt a senior cat who will spend years with you.

These common home and garden plants are actually poisonous to dogs

These common home and garden plants are actually poisonous to dogs

Daffodils Tulips Clematis Geranium Hydrangeas Bluebells Snowdrops Rhododendrons Irises Azaleas The charity advises that owners also need to watch out for substances such as insecticides and poisons used in treating common garden nuisances (used by 39% of dog owners) that can be potentially toxic to dogs.

Even Caeleb Dressel's dog is a world-class swimmer — watch the video

Even Caeleb Dressel's dog is a world-class swimmer — watch the video

Dressel — who took home five gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics — on Thursday of his beloved black Labrador retriever, Jane, swimming an impressive length of nearly 25 meters in the pool.

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