Pet parents set to make it a merry Christmas for their furry babies

Pet parents set to make it a merry Christmas for their furry babies

Trixie, a four-year-old Scottish golden retriever will visit her favourite dog park on Christmas.News in Brief See All. Kangana to Mouni: How to wear desi looks in ice blue colour.

'World's worst cat': Animal shelter's honest ad goes viral

'World's worst cat': Animal shelter's honest ad goes viral

Lowery said the shelter has tried writing honest, tongue-in-cheek ads for other animals, including one dog she described as a “counter-surfing butter stealer.” But they'd never seen as much success as they have with Perdita.

Victim of ‘dogfishing’ had to put puppy down three days after buying it

Victim of ‘dogfishing’ had to put puppy down three days after buying it

Evie’s owners bought her on Christmas Eve and she was rushed to hospital the next day (Picture: Dog’s Trust) She contracted the fatal parvo virus as a result of the conditions she was kept in (Picture: Dogs Trust)They gave the example of Sarah, who thought she would be getting well-bred dog from a happy home when she saw the advert for Evie.

Can dogs eat Christmas pudding or sprouts? 9 Christmas foods not to feed them

Can dogs eat Christmas pudding or sprouts? 9 Christmas foods not to feed them

This includes food items that contain these products, like Christmas puddings and mince pies.

12 animals longing for forever homes this Christmas after years in shelters

12 animals longing for forever homes this Christmas after years in shelters

(Picture: RSPCA)Seven-year-old Kitty Kat was extremely poorly when he arrived at the RSPCA’s Birmingham Animal Centre in February – 320 days ago.

Puppy stolen at knife-point during morning walk with owner

Puppy stolen at knife-point during morning walk with owner

Waffle had been with his owner at a park in St Austell, Cornwall, at around 7am when a man approached them and threatened her with a knife.The man is described by Devon and Cornwall Police as being around 5ft 8in and dressed in all black.

Glenn Druery’s toughest race: how the preference whisperer set the cat among the dogs

Glenn Druery’s toughest race: how the preference whisperer set the cat among the dogs

Sam Collins, owner of a groodle named Murphy – twice-winner of the award for the fastest dog living on the island – is not keen on Gus entering the race.

Kennel worker gets dogs to pose for nativity scene Christmas card

Kennel worker gets dogs to pose for nativity scene Christmas card

Emma previously made a Love Actually inspired card with her dogs (Picture: WHINNEY HILL KENNELS / MERCURY PRESS)Emma Ashenhurst, 30, spent three days getting six dogs to pose for a gorgeous nativity scene to spread Christmas cheer.Emma has been creating Christmas cards with her dogs for the last seven years (Picture: WHINNEY HILL KENNELS / MERCURY PRESS).

I disliked giving and receiving presents – until Mum bought me an ear-flapping delight

I disliked giving and receiving presents – until Mum bought me an ear-flapping delight

No Christmas present will ever come close to how excellent that little jack russell was – it taught me about love, and the value of a perfect gift.

Puppies named after the seven dwarfs get adopted in time for Christmas

Puppies named after the seven dwarfs get adopted in time for Christmas

Seven adorable puppies named after the dwarfs have all found new homes just in time for Christmas.(Picture: Blue Cross / SWNS)Dopey, Doc, Bashful, Happy, Grumpy, Sleepy and Sneezy have all found homes in time for Christmas.

Man lines up his 17 sausage dogs for the perfect Christmas photo

Man lines up his 17 sausage dogs for the perfect Christmas photo

[Top left to top right, then working down in the same order] Buster, Daisy, Ziggy, Wallie, Zac, Bonnie, Saffie, Duke, Diamond, Ruby, Kizzy Sammy, Kandy, Kiki, Lottie, Benji and Dudley (Picture: Caters News)It took almost an hour, and an entire bag of treats, to calm them down enough to pose.

The Christmas foods you should not feed your pets at the dinner table

The Christmas foods you should not feed your pets at the dinner table

The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) states that the consumption of large quantities of salt can cause pets to experience excessive thirst and urination, in addition to potential sodium poisoning.Onions, garlics, leeks, shallots and chives can prove toxic for animals, Maria Banica, a vet at Blue Cross pet charity, states.

French Bulldog puppies left to die in freezing temperatures in heartbreaking case

French Bulldog puppies left to die in freezing temperatures in heartbreaking case

Three adorable puppies were cruelly dumped in an alleyway in freezing temperatures just before Christmas (Image: DOGS TRUST) The French Bulldog puppies were left in a crate without food, water or a blanket (Image: DOGS TRUST)“Unfortunately, they are being treated for a very uncomfortable skin condition which will have been developing for some time before they were abandoned, but we are hopeful they will make a full recovery.

Are Christmas trees poisonous to cats, dogs, rabbits and other pets?

Are Christmas trees poisonous to cats, dogs, rabbits and other pets?

Christmas trees aren’t a hazard to your cats and dogs by being poisonous, but the RSPCA advise that your pets only be allowed around the tree when supervised.

Dogs Trust suspends all adoptions until after Christmas

Dogs Trust suspends all adoptions until after Christmas

“Not everyone celebrates the festive season, and for some families having additional time off from work and other commitments could make it a good time to settle in a new dog,” Adam Clowes, operations director at Dogs Trust, explained to Metro.

Family adopts neglected dog after she wandered into their home

Family adopts neglected dog after she wandered into their home

"I went downstairs, and on the first floor, in the middle of our house, there was sitting what looked to be like a cold, wet puppy," Jack said.Jack said he and Emily stayed up for the rest of the night looking up things like "What do you do when you find a dog?".

If you have £450 to spare, you can now get your dog a luxury Christmas hamper

If you have £450 to spare, you can now get your dog a luxury Christmas hamper

Forget dry kibble and mince pies for dogs ; this hamper features only the finest ingredients, with a three-course menu including Beluga caviar, Wagyu beef and truffles.Considering the ingredients used, you could always skip out on making the turkey this year and just share the hamper meal with your pooch.

Dogs Trust stops adoptions during Christmas so people don't rush into it

Dogs Trust stops adoptions during Christmas so people don't rush into it

You’ll have to wait if you’re planning to adopt a dog (Picture: Getty)Yes, getting a dog as a Christmas present is a wonderful gift but are you really prepared for a pet?

Hundreds of sausage dogs dressed in Christmas costumes gather in Hyde Park

Hundreds of sausage dogs dressed in Christmas costumes gather in Hyde Park

The group of dachshund owners and their puppies come together in Hyde Park a few times a year but the festive editon often has a huge turnout.The Hyde Park sausage dog walk was set up by Ana Rodriguez and her dog Winston in 2017.

Fiona the Hippo stars in new book 'A Very Fiona Christmas'

Fiona the Hippo stars in new book 'A Very Fiona Christmas'

Fiona the hippo weighed just 29 pounds when she was born prematurely at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in January 2017.