Pet insurance: how to get the best-value policy for your dog

Pet insurance: how to get the best-value policy for your dog

When we opted for lifetime cover, the site came up with 53 policies ranging in price from £9.97 a month with the insurer Animal Friends to £74.21 with Asda Money.

Dog so overweight his spine collapsed has life-changing surgery

Dog so overweight his spine collapsed has life-changing surgery

Poor Button Moon (Picture: Jam Press)An adorable dog who was left paralysed after putting on too much weight has finally made a full recovery thanks to an animal rescue charity.

Dog who was set on fire and had his head ‘caved in’ by attackers makes miraculous recovery

Dog who was set on fire and had his head ‘caved in’ by attackers makes miraculous recovery

Bruce was rushed to surgery for his injuries (Picture: SWNS)RSPCA Inspector Sam Morris said about finding him: ‘I was absolutely gobsmacked at what I saw.

Miraculous recovery of abandoned dog beaten so badly he lost an eye

Miraculous recovery of abandoned dog beaten so badly he lost an eye

Bruce was emaciated and near death when he was found (Picture: SWNS) An MRI scan showed his skull was shattered and he couldn’t open his jaw (Picture: SWNS) It has been a long road to recovery for Bruce (Picture: SWNS)‘I fell in love with him because he has the sweetest temperament and never grumbled when he was being treated even though he was in terrible pain,’ said Ms Coleman.

Sausage dog rescued from meat market will fly to Florida to meet family

Sausage dog rescued from meat market will fly to Florida to meet family

Wally was being sold as meat (Picture: PLUSH BEARS SHELTER / MERCURY PRESS)‘With that in mind I thought it would be perfect to save this dachshund and for him to have a home if he survived.

Australian government airdrops more than 4K pounds of food to hungry animals

Australian government airdrops more than 4K pounds of food to hungry animals

A wallaby eats after NSW's National Parks and Wildlife Service staff air-dropped carrots and sweet potatoes in bushfire-stricken areas.NSW's National Parks and Wildlife Service staff fly with carrots and sweet potatoes before air-dropping them for animals in bushfire-stricken areas.

Vets remove lead trailing from dog’s bum after he ate it whole

Vets remove lead trailing from dog’s bum after he ate it whole

Labrador Stanley (pictured as a puppy) overindulged at Christmas and got his lead stuck in his stomach (Picture: Brookfield Vets)A greedy Labrador left vets shocked after he walked into their surgery with more than a metre of lead hanging out of his bum after swallowing it whole.

Teenager writes a CV to her mum applying for the job of puppy owner

Teenager writes a CV to her mum applying for the job of puppy owner

Kayla and Bandit will be spending Christmas together (Picture: Kayla Severi/Caters News) Just look at that handsome face (Picture: Kayla Severi/Caters News)Kayla said: ‘When she got home, I’d laid out the lollies and my work on the kitchen table, and then I asked her there and then for a puppy.

Dog almost sliced in half with a sword in ‘cowardly’ attack

Dog almost sliced in half with a sword in ‘cowardly’ attack

Her wound was so deep rescuers could see her bone (Picture: SWNS) Her recovery took many months (Picture: SWNS)Although Sabby is still weary of men, the charity said she mixes well with other dogs and loves going out on walks.

Abused puppy saved from being put down after life-saving operation

Abused puppy saved from being put down after life-saving operation

French Bulldog Myles has been given fresh hope after life saving surgery (Picture: Hope Rescue)Vets have saved a nine month old puppy who suffered one of the ‘worst cases of anal prolapse ever seen’.

Mum spends £40,000 of life savings to rescue stray dogs in Cyprus

Mum spends £40,000 of life savings to rescue stray dogs in Cyprus

Dimitra Andreou was extremely upset at seeing the dogs suffering on the streets (Picture: Caters)A British mum who spent all her time and money to care for tick-covered dogs living in horrendous conditions said it was ‘the best thing she has ever done’.

Bahamas 'miracle dog' found alive in rubble weeks after Hurricane Dorian

Bahamas 'miracle dog' found alive in rubble weeks after Hurricane Dorian

There was only one name that rescuers in the Bahamas could think to give a dog who survived for weeks while trapped under rubble in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Dorian .Meet Miracle.

Violinist's music calms dogs recovering from abuse at ASPCA

Violinist's music calms dogs recovering from abuse at ASPCA

ASPCAKris Lindsay, senior director at the ASPCA, said Agee’s music has been a wonderful addition to the storytelling program.“It’s really incredible to watch the impact his music has on the dogs and how quickly they respond,” she told TODAY.Energetic dogs soon settle down while listening to Agee play the violin.

‘Thinnest dog ever seen alive’ ate glass and batteries because he was so hungry

‘Thinnest dog ever seen alive’ ate glass and batteries because he was so hungry

The young dog was eating glass and batteries because he was so hungry (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS) Walter collapsed when he arrived at the vets (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS) Now the dog is a healthy weight and has made a ‘remarkable recovery’ (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS)Nina said: ‘He’s the thinnest dog I’ve ever seen alive.

Puppy has new jaw built after evil people put firecrackers in his mouth

Puppy has new jaw built after evil people put firecrackers in his mouth

Braveheart has had his jaw reconstructed (Picture: Saving Huey Foundation / Caters News)Tracy said: ‘I work with good people in Mexico and was contacted by one of them about Braveheart, they sent me a picture of him and my first instinct was to have the poor dog put down.

Little Boy Makes Incredible Recovery with the Help of Therapy Dog

Little Boy Makes Incredible Recovery with the Help of Therapy Dog

In 2007, 6-year-old Caleb Howard suffered a traumatic brain injury and broken bones from a head-on, auto collision. In the video below (), Caleb’s father, Ben, explains the turning point in Caleb’s recovery was when he met Colonel, the Golden Retriever therapy dog.

Ben-Fur: Romans brought rabbits to Britain, experts discover

Ben-Fur: Romans brought rabbits to Britain, experts discover

The 4cm fragment of tibia bone was unearthed at Fishbourne Roman palace in Chichester, West Sussex in 1964 but was stored in a box at the site until 2017, when Dr Fay Worley, a zooarchaeologist with Historic England, recognised it as belonging to a rabbit.

10 best dog beds

10 best dog beds

A puppy will need a bed that is comfortingly snug and crate-compatible, yet inexpensive because it’ll need replacing as they grow, while many older dogs suffer from joint pain, in which case memory foam mattresses are most comfortable.

‘Thinnest dog ever seen’ ate glass and batteries after being left to starve

‘Thinnest dog ever seen’ ate glass and batteries after being left to starve

Poor Eric’s claws had been left uncut for so long they started to curl over (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS) RSPCA inspector Nina Small said Eric was the thinnest dog she had ever seen alive (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS) Inspectors are hunting for Eric’s owners but he has not been microchipped (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS)Luckily Eric is being given round-the-clock care and is on the road to recovery while an investigation is carried out to trace his owners.

Animal cruelty investigator's HORROR after rescue - 'Thinnest dog ever seen alive'

Animal cruelty investigator's HORROR after rescue - 'Thinnest dog ever seen alive'

Ribs of Eric "the thinnest dog" can clearly be seen poking through fur (Image: RSPCA)Eric 's nails looking overgrown and curled over (Image: RSPCA)Eric had to be wrapped in metallic thermal blankets to keep him warm when he collapsed moments after being rescued.