Zara Home launches its first range for pets

Zara Home launches its first range for pets

Pet accessories (Picture: Zara Home)There are various beds on offer, from the natural wicker basket to the patterned soft cushioned options in both striped and floral styles.

How therapy animals brought comfort and joy in pandemic year

How therapy animals brought comfort and joy in pandemic year

Because therapy animal handlers believe so strongly in the healing power of pets, in pre-pandemic times they volunteer to take their dogs and cats to hospitals, schools, assisted living facilities, airports, funeral homes, dentist offices and other places where animals can help reduce stress and offer support.

How has your dog helped you through lockdown?

How has your dog helped you through lockdown?

We’d like to hear from people about how their canine friends have helped them cope in lockdown, particularly if you live – or have been shielding – alone.Did you buy a new puppy or rescue a dog during this period?

Adopting a dog helped me cope with lockdown

Adopting a dog helped me cope with lockdown

The mental busyness and distraction he’s brought me has been a very welcome surprise (Picture: Lily Howes)My lockdown life has shifted from lie-ins and laziness to responsibility and routine.Of course, there is a new worry quietly bubbling away: what life with Socks will look like post-lockdown.

Therapy dogs spread cheer through virtual volunteering

Therapy dogs spread cheer through virtual volunteering

Duke and Tiger Maynard-White visit residents at Harbor Village Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in New London, Connecticut.Tiger Maynard-White "touches" a woman's hand on the other side of the window at a skilled nursing facility.

Idexx tested thousands of pets for coronavirus. None have come back positive.

Idexx tested thousands of pets for coronavirus. None have come back positive.

In mid-February, Idexx Laboratories, an American multinational corporation and global leader in veterinary diagnostics, started testing samples from dogs, cats and horses for the coronavirus strain responsible for COVID-19.

Neglected sheepdog with 1.8kg of matted fur gets a much-needed haircut

Neglected sheepdog with 1.8kg of matted fur gets a much-needed haircut

Looking good, Arlo (Picture: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home /SWNS)He is now having positive training to help show him that grooming and handling can be an enjoyable experience, as he’s so used to discomfort when being touched.

54% of dog owners might end a romantic relationship if the pet doesn’t like their partner: Study

54% of dog owners might end a romantic relationship if the pet doesn’t like their partner: Study

And when you have man's best friend as your constant companion, you will completely relate to the findings of a study that states how a pet parent's love life is dictated by the likes and dislikes of his pet.

Handsfree Bungee Dog Leash

Handsfree Bungee Dog Leash

We truly believe we make some of the most innovative products in the world, and we want to make sure we back that up with a risk-free ironclad 30-day guarantee.

Therapy: Therapy pooches and cats help youngsters fight stress and anxiety

Therapy: Therapy pooches and cats help youngsters fight stress and anxiety

These therapy dogs are specially trained to heal, connect and play with youngsters, and to make them feel happy and comfortable. Pune-based therapy dog owner Garvita Shah says, “It is a misconception that youngsters suffering from depression, anxiety and sadness only seek pet ‘therapy’.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas honors its therapy dogs with yearbook photos

Marjory Stoneman Douglas honors its therapy dogs with yearbook photos

There are 14 friendly new faces in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School 's yearbook: the beloved therapy dogs who have helped students cope following last year's tragic shooting.

My cat loves to be petted, but the comfort is mine, too | Hannah Jane Parkinson

My cat loves to be petted, but the comfort is mine, too | Hannah Jane Parkinson

Miles arrived in my flat and bolted under the desk and didn’t come out for days. He likes petting, which has no practical purpose except his own comfort and pleasure. Cats are said to gravitate towards dying patients in care homes, to comfort them in their final hours.

'World's cutest dog' Boo died of a broken heart, his owners say

'World's cutest dog' Boo died of a broken heart, his owners say

“With deepest sadness I wanted to share that Boo passed away in his sleep early this morning and has left us to join his best friend, Buddy,” a message on Boo’s Facebook account reported to its 16 million followers.

9 Things You Need Before Bringing Home a New Puppy

9 Things You Need Before Bringing Home a New Puppy

Choosing the right dog food shouldn’t be a decision made at the supermarket on the way home with your new puppy, Davis says.

Hospital relaxes rules to let dying man see his dog one last time

Hospital relaxes rules to let dying man see his dog one last time

But an exception was made when Peter Robson’s family told staff at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, that the 70-year-old’s only last wish was to see his dog Shep one last time.