Pet time and power naps: working from home during the Covid crisis

Pet time and power naps: working from home during the Covid crisis

For Lauren Hutchcraft, 30, working from home has allowed her to spend more time with her pets, two dogs and a recently adopted cat – even if it does make for a rather chaotic office set-up.

Dog-bite Britain: the problem with the pandemic puppy explosion

Dog-bite Britain: the problem with the pandemic puppy explosion

“But there was what felt like a lot of dog bites,” says Simon Minford, an advanced nurse practitioner specialising in cosmetic surgery for trauma patients at Alder Hey.While W54s include dog “strikes” – people being knocked over – Tulloch says records show the vast majority of cases are bites.

Pet detective says stolen giant rabbit is ‘still hot’ and a smuggling risk

Pet detective says stolen giant rabbit is ‘still hot’ and a smuggling risk

Professional pet detective Robert Kenny said the theft showed how people would go to extreme lengths to get their hands on valuable animals like Darius, a continental giant rabbit.

Masked puppy thief snatches pug from pensioner in daylight

Masked puppy thief snatches pug from pensioner in daylight

The thief apparently bent down and said: ‘You’re lovely doggies, aren’t you?’ before grabbing a pug and running (Picture: SWNS)A pensioner has been left distraught after a masked man ran off with her beloved pet in broad daylight.

Blind cat Floyd Mayweather finds new life with BFF Sugar Ray Leonard

Blind cat Floyd Mayweather finds new life with BFF Sugar Ray Leonard

I SPY | Once the cat was inside the trap, Jade Vazquez realized he was blind.Since most adult community cats wouldn’t adjust well to life inside a home, TNR is the humane alternative to euthanasia .But Vazquez and her team felt releasing an old blind tomcat back onto the streets would be tantamount to a death sentence.

Deaf cocker spaniel rescued by JCB after 30 hours down 20ft rabbit hole

Deaf cocker spaniel rescued by JCB after 30 hours down 20ft rabbit hole

Dizzy was lifted from the hole and reunited with an emotional Duncan as onlookers cheered (Picture: Duncan Flowers / SWNS) The dog was stuck down a 20ft rabbit hole for 30 hours (Picture: Duncan Flowers / SWNS)The self-employed roofer, from Worcestershire, said: ‘We started digging, we didn’t even know she was in there, but I just had an inkling.

Carp diem: how to look after your lockdown goldfish for life

Carp diem: how to look after your lockdown goldfish for life

It’s a myth that fish only grow to the size of its tank, says Constance.It’s a bit controversial, she admits, and “there are a lot of people who will disagree with me on this”, but she believes a goldfish needs a tank about 120cm long.

Dog stolen six years ago and forced to breed is reunited with family

Dog stolen six years ago and forced to breed is reunited with family

Caroline, 48, said: ‘It was only a couple of years ago that I gave up hope but I was still checking all the lost dog sites.‘But being able to get her back to her loving home is wonderful, just the good news we need this year.’.

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.

'Sad' dog who hasn't had any adoption interest seeks a forever home

'Sad' dog who hasn't had any adoption interest seeks a forever home

The pup is eagerly awaiting an email from someone, anyone, to adopt him (Picture: Animal Rescue Cumbria)Do you have the space and love to take in a dog looking for a forever home?

Vets warn owners as dog fights 'biggest wound they'd ever seen' after adder bite

Vets warn owners as dog fights 'biggest wound they'd ever seen' after adder bite

It was just a normal walkies for Wilf (Picture: My Family Vets )‘We were due to pick him [Wilf] up when my in-laws phoned,’ says Wilf’s owner Helen Lewis, a 50-year-old school teacher and mother-of-two, who lives in Dursley.

St Bernard dog rescued after collapsing on Scafell Pike

St Bernard dog rescued after collapsing on Scafell Pike

A mountain rescue team has said its members “didn’t need to think twice” when they were called to help a 121lb (55kg) St Bernard dog that had collapsed while descending England’s highest peak.

Celebrity Snoop Dogs review – canine Through The Keyhole is a dog's dinner

Celebrity Snoop Dogs review – canine Through The Keyhole is a dog's dinner

But Channel 4 hung tough, and hung its cameras on various dogs owned by people who, by stretching the word to the very limits of its already considerable elasticity, could be described as celebrities – and then it unleashed the hounds.

The deadly plague that could devastate the US rabbit population

The deadly plague that could devastate the US rabbit population

“The virus is in a pretty vast area, and we don’t have any tools to use to mitigate the spread or stop it once it’s out in free-ranging populations.”.

Dog found wandering the streets with matted fur is learning to trust again

Dog found wandering the streets with matted fur is learning to trust again

She’s now in a foster home (Picture: Mayhew)Dora has now been placed in foster care with Sue, a member of Mayhew’s reception team who can help to keep Dora feeling comfortable while also guiding her through house-training and grooming, all at the dog’s pace to prevent her becoming overwhelmed.

Dog rejected due to underbite and wonky nose finds loving home

Dog rejected due to underbite and wonky nose finds loving home

It’s thought Pepo was a victim of abuse (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)Pepo the rescue dog spent months getting rejected by potential adopters because his underbite, wonky nose, and out-turned feet left him looking like an ‘evil Minion’.

Where I Work: Jen, the writer working from home with a cavapoo puppy

Where I Work: Jen, the writer working from home with a cavapoo puppy

Today we’re looking at the desk setup of Jen Kaarlo, 35, a UX content designer sexpert, and a writer working to create her first book.

Super dog gives birth to 20 puppies in one litter

Super dog gives birth to 20 puppies in one litter

Proof that puppies make everything better (Picture: Amber Rees / SWNS) Cali’s surviving pups (Picture: Amber Rees / SWNS)‘She calmed down a bit after the first 12 so we rushed her to the vet.

Obese chihuahua who loved eating food from the bin was so heavy he couldn't walk

Obese chihuahua who loved eating food from the bin was so heavy he couldn't walk

At his heaviest, Cleatus couldn’t walk and had to be dragged around in a cart Picture: Caters News)Laura said: ‘He maintained a healthy weight of 1st 7lbs [25lbs] for most of his adult life but once he reached 12 years of age – he began to pile on the pounds and slow down.

12 canine commandments

12 canine commandments

-Dog training and behaviour is very crucial.Dogs can learn close to 300 words – all we humans have to do is understand their body language and learn to read 30-odd calming signals in them.