Owners urged to snub fashion as high cost of flat-faced dogs revealed

Owners urged to snub fashion as high cost of flat-faced dogs revealed

Flat-faced dog breeds cost twice as much in veterinary bills and average more annual vet visits than other breeds, according to an Australian survey of five years of pet insurance claims.

Parrot found abandoned in Brazil gets radical new titaniam beak implant

Parrot found abandoned in Brazil gets radical new titaniam beak implant

As well as using the new beak to eat, she was using it to climb the cage in the touching footage posted by the center, which said she is recovering well from the operation.

'Designer' dog crisis: RSPCA warns HUGE hike in 'trendy' breeds being abandoned

'Designer' dog crisis: RSPCA warns HUGE hike in 'trendy' breeds being abandoned

French bulldogs have become the UK's top dogs over the past decade but more need rescuing (Image: GETTY) RSPCA dog welfare expert Lisa Hens said today: “We know that the breeds of dog coming into our care often reflect the trends in dog ownership in the wider world and, at the moment, it doesn’t get more trendy than ‘designer’ dogs like French bulldogs and dachshunds.

Is Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette the most pampered animal in fashion?

Is Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette the most pampered animal in fashion?

She already has a bodyguard, a personal chef and two maids, but the seven-year-old cat could soon inherit a sizeable chunk of the late designer’s £150m fortune Of all the paperwork that follows a death, few things are as distressing as the will.

Swaddled by David Beckham in a £5,000 blanket – does this dog have the dream life?

Swaddled by David Beckham in a £5,000 blanket – does this dog have the dream life?

Meet Olive Beckham, the celebrity dog draped in Louis Vuitton, who might just be the luckiest pet around Swaddled by David Beckham in a £5,000 blanket – does this dog have the dream life?

10 best dog coats

10 best dog coats

It’s suitable for long-bodied dogs, but the sizing won’t accommodate very large breeds. It’s a truly beautiful product that comes in plenty of sizes, but also the most expensive coat we reviewed, and on top of that, dry clean only.

Dog who lost his fur due to rare condition wears Burberry-style coat

Dog who lost his fur due to rare condition wears Burberry-style coat

(Picture: Tom Maddick / SWNS.com)Fraser the four-year-old poodle seriously slays in his Burberry-style doggie coat which he wears everywhere. (Picture: Tom Maddick / SWNS.com)‘He hates going out in the wet, I certainly wouldn’t like to go out with nothing on in this weather,’ she said.

Franken-Dogs: 9 Wickedly Cute Mixed Breed Dogs

Franken-Dogs: 9 Wickedly Cute Mixed Breed Dogs

One reason this adorable cross breed dog skyrocketed into pupularity is because it requires less grooming compared to a regular Golden Retriever, thanks to its Poodle side, but has the wonderful laid-back personality for which goldies are known.

Cat survey reveals feline influence over Australian states

Cat survey reveals feline influence over Australian states

Now a survey of feline influence over each Australian state reveals things haven’t really changed all that much.The fresh look at Australian attitudes reveals the subtle differences in attitude and behaviour human staff have towards their furry overlords.The survey was part of a marketing campaign by Fancy Feast to coincide with the launch of a new collection of ‘premium cat accessories’, designed by Australian fashion designer Leona Edmiston.And it actually seems they’re on to something.RELATED: Never double-cross your cat.