The right way to pet a dog...

The right way to pet a dog...

If you notice the dog exhibiting any such signs, it is better to mould yourself as per the liking of the pet.Also don’t allow strangers to pet your dog when he is showing signs of wanting to be left alone.

Nearly 1,000,000 dogs in the UK have mental health disorders

Nearly 1,000,000 dogs in the UK have mental health disorders

Many of our pooches are struggling with depression, anxiety and panic attacks under the radar (Picture: Getty Images)Almost a million British dogs are suffering from mental health disorders, experts have claimed.

Most men feel ’emotionally closer’ to their dog than any other human being

Most men feel ’emotionally closer’ to their dog than any other human being

Research by US psychologist Dr Chris Blazina suggests that many men find their relationship and attachment to their dog to be more secure than their closest human relationships.In one nationwide study in the US, men were asked to compare their closest human and animal companion on how secure their bond felt.

Homeless man reunites with lost dog in heartwarming video

Homeless man reunites with lost dog in heartwarming video

Rogers and his friends posted fliers around the city with a photo and details about Bobo as well as contact information in an effort to find his four-legged companion.

All you need to know about canine food poisoning

All you need to know about canine food poisoning

Just like humans, dogs can also develop food poisoning. What to do if you suspect your dog has food poisoning?. Many pet parents believe that inducing vomiting is the best way to prevent food poisoning from worsening and getting the toxin substance out of their dog’s body.

Dog news: Elderly pet needs 'quiet retirement home' – RSPCA launch appeal

Dog news: Elderly pet needs 'quiet retirement home' – RSPCA launch appeal

Tragic Eric looking for somewhere to sleep (Image: RSPCA) Elderly Eric the pooch needs nine hours’ kip every evening along with naps whenever the fancy takes him.

The Snub Effect: New Study Shows Dogs Might be More Loyal than We Ever Knew

The Snub Effect: New Study Shows Dogs Might be More Loyal than We Ever Knew

Reported by Alan Boyle of NBC News , the researchers looked at three groups of 18 dogs and their guardians. In the first group, when the guardian asked for help, the stranger refused.

9 Active Dog Breeds Who Were Born to Fetch

9 Active Dog Breeds Who Were Born to Fetch

For those who are eager to get a dog who naturally loves chasing and retrieving, meet nine top dog breeds who excel at playing fetch. The retrieving and herding instinct creates lots of fun for dogs playing fetch, as well as the pet parents who love tossing dog toys for their best pup pals.

8 Plush Dog Toys for Your Pampered Pup

8 Plush Dog Toys for Your Pampered Pup

You’ll also find some with special features that help earn them the title of best plush dog toys. Despite their soft feel, these dog plush toys are designed to be as tough as they come thanks to their proprietary Chew Guard Technology.

Siddharth Malhotra: Cats vs. dogs: Who is a better pet?

Siddharth Malhotra: Cats vs. dogs: Who is a better pet?

While it’s not necessary that a pet parent may want to adopt a dog or a cat based on this difference, yet it’s always better to know their natural instinct.

Maltese Dog Breed

Maltese Dog Breed

Art objects dating back 3,000 years depict this beautiful little dog, whose breed name may derive from the island of Malta or the Sicilian town of Melita. Its silky, pure white coat is long and hangs straight to the ground from a center part running from nose to tail.

Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

A breed standard was drafted, and under its new name, which means curly-coated lapdog, the Bichon Frise was admitted to the register of the French Kennel Club. Standing 12 inches or less at the shoulder, the Bichon makes an ideal city companion.

Adoption vs buying – the pros and cons of both worlds

Adoption vs buying – the pros and cons of both worlds

As someone who has never been a dog person, I was not happy when my family decided to have a pet in the house.

Wetherspoon bans dogs from all its pubs and hotels nationwide

Wetherspoon bans dogs from all its pubs and hotels nationwide

It’s the home of the comfortingly cheap full English, the classic Curry Club and the place where you can start downing pints at 9am in a completely judgement-free atmosphere but dogs are going to be banned in Wetherspoon pubs and hotels across the country.

Over a third of people prefer their pets to their partner, study finds

Over a third of people prefer their pets to their partner, study finds

And although adults spend more quality time with their partners during the average day – around 20 minutes longer than with their pet - a third admit to missing their cat or dog so much more than their other half when they’re away from them.

Are You Allergic to Your Pet?

Are You Allergic to Your Pet?

Symptoms can include red, itchy, watery eyes and nose; sneezing; coughing; scratchy or sore throat; itchy skin, and most serious of all, difficulty breathing.The most common pet allergens are proteins found in their dander (scales of old skin that are constantly shed by an animal), saliva, urine and sebaceous cells.

Keep boredom at bay

Keep boredom at bay

You can add variety to this game by hiding treat under cups or objects and ask your dog to choose the right cup by pawing or nudging. Once your dog knows how to retrieve a toy, you can add variants to the game by adding more commands or tricks to it.

Reader Story: How many of us are motivated by selflessness?

Reader Story: How many of us are motivated by selflessness?

Some days, they would have a bite of chicken sandwiches, which he used to bring from his office canteen, on others, it was dog food. Now, out of the furries he befriended, two were his favourites – a female dog with white fur and a male with brown fur.

How to keep a cat and a dog together

How to keep a cat and a dog together

Cats and dogs tend to stay harmoniously together if they are introduced to each other young, kept in the same house and raised together. Giving both your cat and dog enough exercise will keep them calm and they will not indulge in destructive behaviour.

Is your pet turning into a beggar?

Is your pet turning into a beggar?

Adding fibrous food to your pet’s diet like vegetables (carrots, green beans, broccoli, etc) and fruits will make him feel content, without adding extra calories. If your pet has suddenly developed an increased appetite over a matter of few days, see your vet.