From ball launchers to activity trackers: the new breed of pet tech

From ball launchers to activity trackers: the new breed of pet tech

Butternut Box’s plans are calculated to a dog’s individual requirements including their age, weight and activity levels, and take into account any health conditions.Photograph: Furbo The Furbo Dog Camera lets you check up on your pet while he or she is home alone.

Love you to death: how we hurt the animals we cherish

Love you to death: how we hurt the animals we cherish

Beginning with an already narrow gene pool, selective breeding has greatly increased the incidence of disease in these animals, many of whom, as a result of our choices, suffer from life-limiting or chronic, painful conditions.

Ice lolly recipes for cats and dogs to keep pets cool in hot weather

Ice lolly recipes for cats and dogs to keep pets cool in hot weather

Yes, these are also safe for humans to eat, but you might not be that keen (Picture: Battersea) Ingredients: 1 Apple 1 Carrot 300ml Water Meaty treat stick (stick-shaped edible dog treat) Paper cups for a mould Method: Slice your apple, making sure that the core and seeds are removed, and chop into small pieces.

Tim Dowling: we’re looking after a puppy. It’s riding our dog

Tim Dowling: we’re looking after a puppy. It’s riding our dog

I set my alarm for 7am to release the puppy from the cage at its accustomed hour, but when it goes off, my wife is already downstairs, the tiny dog running figures of eight round her ankles.“I knew you’d be down here, sucking up to it,” I say.“Did you want to be the one to let it out?” she says.“No,” I lie.“The extractor fan man will be here soon,” she says.“That’s today?” I say.

Meredith Vieira's 16-year-old dog, Jasper, survives coyote attack

Meredith Vieira's 16-year-old dog, Jasper, survives coyote attack

Trending stories,celebrity news and all the best of TODAY.A veterinarian told Meredith that Jasper's injuries were most likely from a fight with a coyote and that the 16-year-old dog had suffered a broken jaw, two teeth ripped out and deep puncture wounds, which led to numerous staples in his abdomen.“He looks a little like Frankenstein,” she said to Rappaport.

Playing with dogs can help children be better socially and emotionally

Playing with dogs can help children be better socially and emotionally

Comedian-writer David Walliams' children's books, including the popular The World's Worst series, has been accused of "classism" and "fat-shaming" by food writer-activist Jack Monroe.

Andy Cohen announces that he has re-homed adopted dog Wacha

Andy Cohen announces that he has re-homed adopted dog Wacha

Radio and talk show host Andy Cohen shared on Instagram Friday afternoon that he had re-homed his rescue dog, Wacha."I've put off sharing this news as long as I could," Cohen wrote in his Instagram post, alongside a video of him cuddling the dog.

RSPCA launches emergency appeal to keep rescuers on frontline amid coronavirus outbreak

RSPCA launches emergency appeal to keep rescuers on frontline amid coronavirus outbreak

The RSPCA has launched an emergency appeal amid the coronavirus outbreak (Image: RSPCA) The charity is appealing for donations as it continues to rescue and care for animals during the pandemic (Image: RSPCA)“We are facing immense challenges and huge pressures on strained resources, but our hugely dedicated teams are out there dealing with emergencies and our centres continue to deliver vital care to thousands of animals, with more expected in the coming weeks.

Meet Xherdan, the world’s scariest-looking cat

Meet Xherdan, the world’s scariest-looking cat

Age: Six. Appearance: The world’s scariest cat.Xherdan is the world’s scariest cat.You know what cat owners are like.Is he really the world’s scariest cat, though?Do say: “Xherdan is the world’s scariest cat.”.

Britain's loneliest dog is holding auditions for owners after 10 years in shelter

Britain's loneliest dog is holding auditions for owners after 10 years in shelter

After an online appeal, the dog has received hundreds of adoption requests (Picture: Triangle News )‘It takes her quite a while to build up a bond with someone but it’s always handy to have some treats to win her over.

Pug eats owner’s engagement ring and leaves her with £2,000 vet bill

Pug eats owner’s engagement ring and leaves her with £2,000 vet bill

The ring with the large stone and smaller diamonds (Picture: Caters)Though she had no idea of the cost, the ring was special to Shelby because her fiance Alejandro Morales, 30, picked out one that looks like Hummingbirds to remember her grandmother.

Mum accidentally texts dog groomer instead of beautician about a wax

Mum accidentally texts dog groomer instead of beautician about a wax

Thinking she was texting her friend Beccy about an appointment she assumed it was the one to get her ‘arms and fanny waxed’ was – only to realise she was messaging a dog groomer she’s never met, also called Becky.

Woman spends £800 a month on her Instagram-famous sausage dog squad

Woman spends £800 a month on her Instagram-famous sausage dog squad

Ivy, Missy, Button, Duke, Ivy and Apple (Picture: Caters News) ‘They have birthday parties where all their friends come and join them for celebrations, cake and party bags.’.

New York Pet Fashion Show: Dogs wow in futuristic space fashion

New York Pet Fashion Show: Dogs wow in futuristic space fashion

(Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP) He knows he looks good (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP) Mama alien with her fur babies (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP) When two divas meet on the red carpet (Picture: REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs) Finishing touches for this babe (Picture: Reuters/Caitlin Ochs) The humans did pretty well at the futuristic fashion too (Picture: Reuters/Caitlin Ochs) We can’t handle this cuteness (Picture: Reuters/Caitlin Ochs) Does the outfit include batteries?

How the world's funniest-looking dog finally found a home

How the world's funniest-looking dog finally found a home

Jubilee the wide-eyed husky lay languishing unwanted in a shelter, until her carers hit on the idea of sharing her sad saga on Facebook.Anyway, Jubilee ended up at the Husky House shelter in New Jersey , where she languished for 18 months because no one wanted her.

Therapy dogs stationed at UK airport to help nervous flyers

Therapy dogs stationed at UK airport to help nervous flyers

Southampton International Airport has employed some four-legged helpers (Picture: Therapy Dogs Nationwide)A UK airport has come up with a fur-proof way to make flights more enjoyable for nervous flyers.

Cremating your pet may mean you get back more than just their ashes

Cremating your pet may mean you get back more than just their ashes

A petition (“Stop Pet Crematoria Passing Off Mixed Ash as One Pet Cremations”) started by Lars B Andersen is, quite simply, calling on the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ensure that pets’ ashes are not mixed with the remains of other animals and labelled ‘one-pet’ cremations.

Teenager writes a CV to her mum applying for the job of puppy owner

Teenager writes a CV to her mum applying for the job of puppy owner

Kayla and Bandit will be spending Christmas together (Picture: Kayla Severi/Caters News) Just look at that handsome face (Picture: Kayla Severi/Caters News)Kayla said: ‘When she got home, I’d laid out the lollies and my work on the kitchen table, and then I asked her there and then for a puppy.

Dogfishing: The sinister dating trend haunting the apps

Dogfishing: The sinister dating trend haunting the apps

(Picture: Ella Byworth/)One of the greatest tragedies of my entire life occurred earlier this week, when I thought I had been the first person to coin a new dating trend: dogfishing.

Deaf and blind puppy named Piglet teaches kids about special needs pets

Deaf and blind puppy named Piglet teaches kids about special needs pets

Look at that face (Picture: @pigletpuppy/Instagram)Melissa explained to People why she chose to give him a forever home: ‘It was quite a decision to make.All grown up (Picture: @pigletpuppy/Instagram)Not only does he entertain his humans, Piglet has been doing a lot of good work.