Pets cuddling: Pooches help humans fight the blues with 'cuddles' during pandemic

Pets cuddling: Pooches help humans fight the blues with 'cuddles' during pandemic

The increasing demands for therapy dogs in the last year is prompting pet parents to train their pets as cuddlers."I called a pet trainer to train my dogs to help people in need.

How to join Alexandra Burke and Pete Wicks on our charity walk this June

How to join Alexandra Burke and Pete Wicks on our charity walk this June

With a fundraising minimum of just £300, the money you raise will help the charity invest in their dogs so they can continue their lifesaving work.

Hero dog stops traffic during owner's seizure in video footage

Hero dog stops traffic during owner's seizure in video footage

A dog named Clover is being hailed by Canadian media as a hero for helping her human, Haley Moore, survive a seizure that struck her suddenly during a walk.Dryden Oatway, a driver who stopped thanks to Clover's heroics, said, "It was really impressive, the dog actually blocked my way.

Warning to new dog owners, as expert reveals we could be injuring ourselves on walks

Warning to new dog owners, as expert reveals we could be injuring ourselves on walks

But Dr Peter Angell, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool Hope University, says that if your new pooch pulls on the lead while you’re out and about, it could be setting you up for injury – likely a painful knee or shoulder ailment.

NASCAR driver Alex Bowman brings animal rescue to new audience

NASCAR driver Alex Bowman brings animal rescue to new audience

Alex Bowman, a stock car racing driver who competes full time in the NASCAR Cup Series, kicked off the season yesterday at Arizona’s Phoenix Raceway by driving a car with a paint scheme honoring the nonprofit Best Friends Animal Society.

Metro Lifeline is back and we need you – and your dog – to help!

Metro Lifeline is back and we need you – and your dog – to help!

Already signed up to join our 10k Woof and Walk for MDD are singer Alexandra Burke , TV’s Dr Christian Jessen , reality star Pete Wicks and presenter Debbie Flint.singer Alexandra Burke, TV’s Dr Christian Jessen, reality star Pete Wicks and presenter Debbie Flint will be joining our Woof and Walk for MDD.

'Looking for a flamingo?': bird trafficking in Iraq – photo essay

'Looking for a flamingo?': bird trafficking in Iraq – photo essay

Flamingos belonging to Mustafa Ahmed Ali. He sells up to 10 birds a month.Ali, the bird seller, buys his flamingos from poachers in Sheeb, a large swamp area close to the Iranian border.

Dogs trained to sniff out prostate cancer lend helping paw to crucial research

Dogs trained to sniff out prostate cancer lend helping paw to crucial research

The results may lead to a larger study for further investigation (MDD / Neil Pollock)Dr. Claire Guest, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Medical Detection Dogs and the lead author on the study, said, ‘This study showed that a dog’s nose could hold the key to an urgently needed, more accurate, and non-invasive method of early prostate cancer diagnosis.

Ellen Pompeo looks to Meredith Grey for strength after beloved dog's death

Ellen Pompeo looks to Meredith Grey for strength after beloved dog's death

In a on Saturday, Pompeo thanked her supporters for their love after hearing of Valentino’s passing, saying she has been reflecting on her work as Dr. Meredith Grey to work through her loss.

‘Animal abuser killed stranger’s dog for chasing his car’

‘Animal abuser killed stranger’s dog for chasing his car’

James Franklin, 26, has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty (Picture: Ouachita Correctional Center)An alleged animal abuser has been accused of shooting a dog dead after it chased his car when he drove past the owner’s house.

Gumdrop is 1st pit bull adopted in Denver since 30-year ban repeal

Gumdrop is 1st pit bull adopted in Denver since 30-year ban repeal

Courtesy of Denver Animal ProtectionAnn Cecchine-Williams, deputy executive director of Denver's Department of Public Health & Environment, which oversees Denver Animal Protection and its shelter, told TODAY in an email that a couple with an infant but no other dogs drove over an hour to meet and adopt Gumdrop on Jan. 5) They renamed him Odin.“Odin is a fun-loving, sweet and energetic boy who loves playing with toys,” she said.

Dog owners ‘may be forced to break rules’ due to lack of walking spots

Dog owners ‘may be forced to break rules’ due to lack of walking spots

The RSPCA says these restrictions can create issues for dog walkers who may have local options curtailed by PSPOs. There is concern some people will travel to find suitable dog walking spots for their animals – potentially unwittingly breaching Covid-19 rules in the interests of their dog’s welfare and exercise needs.

Adventurous dog Benji loves rollerblading and skiing with his owner

Adventurous dog Benji loves rollerblading and skiing with his owner

They’ve also been skiing together (Picture: Jam Press/@lilmanlife)The dog absolutely loves rollerblading with his owner but they normally don’t go too far, as since he weighs 75 lbs, it can be tiring for Andrew to carry him a long way.

Autistic boy learns to communicate with the help of his puppy

Autistic boy learns to communicate with the help of his puppy

They love to wear matching outfits (Picture: Together_anything_is_pawsible /Caters)Hayley, who runs a falconry business in Andover, Hants., added: ‘The help Fern gives us every day can’t be underestimated.

Welsh dog owner spends more than £7,000 on presents for her pooch

Welsh dog owner spends more than £7,000 on presents for her pooch

We like his style (Picture: Alisa Thorne / SWNS)Coronavirus restrictions may have changed Christmas as we traditionally know it, but that hasn’t stopped some people splashing out on presents for loved ones… or dogs for that matter.

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Be careful your dog doesn’t eat these poisonous Christmas foods this festive season

Be careful your dog doesn’t eat these poisonous Christmas foods this festive season

From leftover Christmas dinner, Christmas pudding and Yule logs, through to chocolate boxes, nuts and alcohol, Burgess Pet Care’s in-house vet Dr Suzanne Moyes, shares the most dangerous foods for dogs and why you should keep your pets away from them:.

Cher travels to Pakistan to help rescue 'world's loneliest elephant'

Cher travels to Pakistan to help rescue 'world's loneliest elephant'

After a years-long battle waged by animal rights groups and activists, Kaavan, dubbed the "world's loneliest elephant," will depart a Pakistani zoo for a better life in a sanctuary in Cambodia.

Rare litter of wolf-like puppies born in Scotland

Rare litter of wolf-like puppies born in Scotland

Owners Andrew Connolly and Monika Connolly hold two of the new wolf-like Tamaskan puppies (Picture: Greenock Telegraph / SWNS.COM)A rare litter of wolf-like puppies has been born in Scotland – thought to be for the first time in more than ten years.

Sodium bicarbonate: Excessive cleaning in the pandemic is making pets sick

Sodium bicarbonate: Excessive cleaning in the pandemic is making pets sick

The disinfectants which we use to clean the house and the furniture again leads to skin-related allergies like rashes, dry skin, and hair fall” shares Dr Sonune.