Cats can help people feel less stressed and lonely, survey says

Cats can help people feel less stressed and lonely, survey says

According to a poll of over 10,000 households, conducted by the charity Cats Protection , the majority of cat owners see their pets as “great companions".The first annual Cats and their Stats (CATS) report, described by the charity as “the first comprehensive picture of owned cats in the UK”, delved into a range of aspects of cat ownership, from the benefits to owners, to the health of cats and popular names.

Owner's heartbreaking obituary for golden retriever sweeps internet

Owner's heartbreaking obituary for golden retriever sweeps internet

Sallie Gregory Hammet wrote an obituary for her golden retriever Charlie after he passed away from cancer.Sallie Gregory Hammet wrote an obituary in the style of a classic newspaper for her golden retriever Charlie.

'Best boy': Glorious obituary for golden retriever touches hearts everywhere

'Best boy': Glorious obituary for golden retriever touches hearts everywhere

Charlie's obituary, which mentions his love of "the beach, car rides, bananas, and socks," went viral on Twitter.It’s been liked over 108,000 times, and more than 3,000 people have commented, sharing condolences and photos of pets getting extra love or deceased dogs who will be greeting Charlie on the other side.

Scientists sniff out the reason why dogs’ noses are cold

Scientists sniff out the reason why dogs’ noses are cold

The research team from Sweden’s Lund University and the Eotvos Lorand University in Hungary studied three dogs – Kevin, Delfi and Charlie – who were trained to identify which of two identical four-inch wide objects had been heated to around 12 degrees warmer than room temperature.

If Charlie can, you can

If Charlie can, you can

Covered in blood after a gruesome accident, which crushed his right hind leg completely, he was barely able to open his eyes.One day, children from the Spastics Society visited the shelter and we were astounded to see the way Charlie bonded with them.

Hero dog who saved countless lives is given doggy-OBE

Hero dog who saved countless lives is given doggy-OBE

Border collie Charlie, who died in 2017, has been awarded a pet OBE (Picture: BNPS)His other achievements include locating the body of a murder victim buried in a large field in 2008 and finding a missing 90 year old dementia sufferer who had become disorientated and bogged down in mud.

I launched a TripAdvisor for dogs - something new was needed for owners

I launched a TripAdvisor for dogs - something new was needed for owners

If I couldn’t bring the dog, I simply wouldn’t go because the thought of leaving Charlie broke my heart.The best part about these is that Charlie gets to enjoy all these events and socialise, and now Minnie will, too – these dogs have a better social life than we do!

Man heartbroken by dog's death gets its face printed on prosthetic leg

Man heartbroken by dog's death gets its face printed on prosthetic leg

However, after making a special request to doctors when he was fitted with a £12,000 prosthetic left leg, experts were able to superimpose the pup’s face onto a computerised image on the limb – meaning Michael can still forever have Charlie walking by his side.

Blind golden retriever has 'Seeing Eye' puppy to help him out

Blind golden retriever has 'Seeing Eye' puppy to help him out

Charlie is an 11-year-old golden retriever who had to have both eyes removed due to glaucoma. Charlie, an 11-year-old golden retriever who is blind, gets around with some help from his puppy buddy, Maverick.

Man's best friend! Rescue puppy helps new owner beat diabetes - 'He has helped my SOUL!'

Man's best friend! Rescue puppy helps new owner beat diabetes - 'He has helped my SOUL!'

Long dog walks with Charlie have helped owner Ron Lightfoot reverse diabetes (Image: Dogs Trust) Ten-mile-a-day walks with Charlie the lurcher have been vital for helping the retired firefighter lose almost four stone and improve both his mental and physical health.

Snow WARNING for dogs: Family pets IN DANGER of heat stroke if they play out in the cold

Snow WARNING for dogs: Family pets IN DANGER of heat stroke if they play out in the cold

“It took about four days for Charlie to recover at home as his muscles were sore and I also had to keep him calm, which wasn’t easy.” With the coldest weather of the winter striking the UK this week, bringing snows and heavy frosts, Vets Now are warning how pets can be at risk from heat stroke and hyperthermia – conditions normally associated with hot summer months.

Panic as dog requires URGENT surgery before vet discovers SURPRISING item in stomach

Panic as dog requires URGENT surgery before vet discovers SURPRISING item in stomach

After the operation, she was able to piece together what happened: he had eaten the bears belonging to a friend’s dog a few days earlier.Bone of contention: Charlie now on the road to recovery (Image: SWNS)She said: “It was very worrying, particularly as I was away from home.

Bradley Cooper cast his own dog in 'A Star Is Born' for the sweetest reason

Bradley Cooper cast his own dog in 'A Star Is Born' for the sweetest reason

Bradley Cooper stars alongside Lady Gaga in "A Star Is Born." His dog Charlie also makes cameo appearance in the film. See a 1st look at Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in 'A Star Is Born'

Dog Hero takes a Bullet in Defense of her Family

Dog Hero takes a Bullet in Defense of her Family

According to the North Central Shelter’s Facebook page, as the criminals were running away one fired shots at the family pets and hit Charlie in two of her legs.

Yes, your pet dog too can get depressed

Yes, your pet dog too can get depressed

The otherwise happy Charlie, lost interest in everything—his eating habits changed, he hardly bothered to go out for a walk and looked forlorn most of the times. Just like humans, the eating habits of dogs change when they get depressed.

Dog names, cat names: Most popular pet names of 2017

Dog names, cat names: Most popular pet names of 2017

The company has 270,000 cats and dogs on its records and found Bella and Charlie were the most popular names for 2017.Here’s the full list below.1. Bella2. Charlie3.