Deaf sheepdog returns to work after learning sign language

Deaf sheepdog returns to work after learning sign language

Eight-year-old collie Peggy was given up by her previous owners after going deaf (Picture: PA)A sheepdog who was given up by her previous owners after losing her hearing is back at work after learning how to read hand signals.

Please don't write off shelter dogs because of Major Biden

Please don't write off shelter dogs because of Major Biden

The whole reason I started narrowing my focus as a journalist to pets is my own rescue dog, Rio. When my husband and I adopted the Labrador retriever mix from Farmington Regional Animal Shelter in New Mexico in 2010, I had no idea how much he would change my life.

Toilet-invading iguanas among invasive species now banned in Florida

Toilet-invading iguanas among invasive species now banned in Florida

Florida is known as a state with a fondness for the exotic, from its long history of accommodating religious cults to the Bubble Room restaurant where every day is Christmas Day. But now time is running out for one type of eccentric Floridian: those who own or breed exotic and invasive reptiles and other non-native animals.

China fur farm shame: Terrified animals crammed in cages, electrocuted and skinned

China fur farm shame: Terrified animals crammed in cages, electrocuted and skinned

Animals are kept in filthy conditions, electrocuted and skinned in front of their cage mates (Image: HSI) The horror scenes at Chinese fur farms have been uncovered by HSI in an investigation of 13 Chinese fur farms between November and December 2020 (Image: HSI)The charity claims basic biosecurity measures were not being followed despite the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen outbreaks at fur farms.

Summer diet for your pets

Summer diet for your pets

Coconut water is completely safe for your pets, it is full of electrolytes, calcium, potassium and Vitamin C and helps with a cooling effect on your pet and serve as a great source of hydration too!

Create a cosy nook for your pet using these DIY tips

Create a cosy nook for your pet using these DIY tips

But despite all the good things about bananas, there is one worst way to eat them.Here in this article, we will tell you the worst way to have bananas and also the best way if you are trying to lose weight.

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.

Brexit: how the new rules will change your visits to Europe

Brexit: how the new rules will change your visits to Europe

As of 1 January 2021, the UK government was advising travellers visiting the EU plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, to have at least six months left on their passport.

Keeping primates as pets to be banned after social media-driven trend leaves monkeys ‘living in misery’

Keeping primates as pets to be banned after social media-driven trend leaves monkeys ‘living in misery’

Animal-welfare organisations, which have lobbied for a ban for years, say that as well as causing immense suffering, the trade threatens wild populations and risks spreading diseases to owners.

Mandy Moore pays tribute after dog Joni dies 'very unexpectedly'

Mandy Moore pays tribute after dog Joni dies 'very unexpectedly'

Mandy Moore is mourning the loss of her dog Joni, who died Monday night.Moore, who is pregnant with her first child , also wrote that Joni devoured food and loved her other dog, Jackson, and her husband, Taylor Goldsmith .“To know her, was to love her.

Chinese county reconsiders threat to ban dog walking after backlash

Chinese county reconsiders threat to ban dog walking after backlash

A Chinese county has been forced to reassess a ban on people walking their dogs in public after the extreme attempt to stop pet-related incidents and disputes triggered an angry backlash.

Lost cat turns up thousands of miles away in Alaska. Here's how he got home

Lost cat turns up thousands of miles away in Alaska. Here's how he got home

Clevenger said that it wasn't until she read the post in more detail that she realized that Panda had been found at a Home Depot in Kenai, Alaska.

Strictly star Bill Bailey says emotional goodbye as dog Banjar dies

Strictly star Bill Bailey says emotional goodbye as dog Banjar dies

Bill Bailey opened up about the sad loss (Picture: Redferns)Strictly Come Dancing star Bill Bailey has said an emotional goodbye, revealing that his dog Banjar has died.Today we said goodbye to our lovely rescue dog Banjar.

Turkmenistan leader unveils giant gold statue of local dog

Turkmenistan leader unveils giant gold statue of local dog

Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has also written an ode to the local alabai breed and given one of the dogs to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin .The statue, which has a screen wrapped around the pedestal showing alabai dogs in action, joins another of Berdymukhamedov seated on a horse, also coated in gold, at a different junction in Ashgabat.

Sodium bicarbonate: Excessive cleaning in the pandemic is making pets sick

Sodium bicarbonate: Excessive cleaning in the pandemic is making pets sick

The disinfectants which we use to clean the house and the furniture again leads to skin-related allergies like rashes, dry skin, and hair fall” shares Dr Sonune.

Denver overturns pit bull ban after more than 30 years

Denver overturns pit bull ban after more than 30 years

Voters in Denver this week overturned the city's ban on pit bulls.Denver’s ordinance was first enacted after 20 people were attacked by pit bulls in Colorado between 1984 and May 1989, according to a history of the law published in 2005.

Dog hit by car after running into road when it was spooked by fireworks

Dog hit by car after running into road when it was spooked by fireworks

Penny at home with Sandra (Picture: Vets Now)A dog owner is calling for a firework ban after her dog almost was almost killed when it was spooked by one going off.

Vets urge caution on waterside dog walks after greyhound swallows fishing hook

Vets urge caution on waterside dog walks after greyhound swallows fishing hook

A night time walk could have cost Sean his life (Picture: My Family Vets)On the evening of 18 September Sean’s owner Angela Reed-Fox took her greyhound Sean for a walk, but noticed something was off about him.

Toad the dog is dressing up in Halloween costumes every day in October

Toad the dog is dressing up in Halloween costumes every day in October

While Amy and her husband were stuck inside, they used their time to create a dedicated Instagram and Tiktok page for Toad, to share his cuteness and his costumes with the world.

My dog was one of the loves of my life, and now he’s gone

My dog was one of the loves of my life, and now he’s gone

I cuddled and comforted Bolshy when he first came home (Picture: Jen Barton Packer)We met Bolshy as a tiny puppy, along with his siblings and mum, at his breeders’ house in Essex.It’s also very much what love looks like in my human relationships: with my mother, my husband and my children.