Dog goes vegetarian and refuses meat after eating pieces of a BBQ

Dog goes vegetarian and refuses meat after eating pieces of a BBQ

Pluto now follows a vegetarian (Picture: PA Real Life)Like most dogs, Pluto the golden retriever used to love meat.Pluto home after the operation (Picture: PA Real Life/Vets Now)Programme manager Robin, who lives in Maidenhead, Berkshire, with his wife Tanya, 46, a childminder, said: ‘Pluto has become a vegetarian now.

Paw diet: can vegan food and insect kibble really win over our pets?

Paw diet: can vegan food and insect kibble really win over our pets?

Jack russell crosses Paddy and Fig tried out some vegetarian and insect-based dog food and a more traditional meat-based gravy bone.

Jimmy the dog sniffed out a cancerous tumour in owner's breast

Jimmy the dog sniffed out a cancerous tumour in owner's breast

Amanda with bruising on her breast (Picture: PA Real Life)Doctors also removed 29 lymph nodes and sent them away to be biopsied, to find out if the cancer had spread any further.

Positive reinforcements: How to train dogs

Positive reinforcements: How to train dogs

- Dogs learn by trying out different behaviour and associating the consequences that arise as a result of that behaviour.- Always end the training on a positive note and reward your dog.Train your puppy for a sitting posture using treats.

Puppy beaten to death and dumped in trees by ‘angry’ owner

Puppy beaten to death and dumped in trees by ‘angry’ owner

The 11-month-old pet was battered so badly that she died almost instantly (Picture: BNPS)A pet owner kicked and punched his 11-month puppy to death in a fit of rage before attempting to hide the body in woodland, a court has heard.

Neglected dog who lived under a bed for two years has dramatic transformation

Neglected dog who lived under a bed for two years has dramatic transformation

Lionheart’s years of neglect had left him with such matted fur he couldn’t walk or eat (Picture: Richmond SPCA)Little Lionheart has had a tough time – but now he’s finally getting the love he deserves.

Britain’s Giant Pet Food Factory review – catty in all the wrong ways

Britain’s Giant Pet Food Factory review – catty in all the wrong ways

“All this science goes towards the business of selling pet food,” says the narrator, Robert Webb. When Joe tastes the product – all pet food gets a human taste test, which is certainly a spectacle, particularly when you’ve seen the meat smoothie rope part – we are told it is “irrelevant”.

Dog dies from kidney infection after overheating during boiling lunchtime walk

Dog dies from kidney infection after overheating during boiling lunchtime walk

Speedy died of a kidney infection after becoming too hot (Picture: Medivet)A dog has died after suffering from kidney failure and severe heatstroke during a lunchtime walk in the park.

French bulldog puppy has nose job to save her life

French bulldog puppy has nose job to save her life

The puppy was often gasping for air and needed urgent help when it arrived at the RSPCA’s Bath Cats & Dogs Home (Picture: PA) Despite the life-saving surgery, the poor puppy will ‘probably always struggle’ (Picture: PA)The RSPCA said French bulldogs are brachycephalis, or flat-faced, breeds that have been bred to have exaggerated features to make them ‘cuter’ to buyers.

Dog fighting for life after going for walk at lunchtime during heatwave

Dog fighting for life after going for walk at lunchtime during heatwave

Vets have worked tirelessly to stop the dog suffering from organ failure (Picture: Google Maps)They realised the dog would need a plasma transfusion to allow his blood to clot properly and rushed him to the nearest emergency animal hospital.

Dog smashed out of boiling car after being inside for THREE HOURS in heatwave

Dog smashed out of boiling car after being inside for THREE HOURS in heatwave

The Charles Cross Police Team said on Twitter: “Another dog left in the sun, another window smashed! The dog appeared to be very happy to be released from the hot car (Image: CHARLES CROSS POLICE TEAM).

These breeds of dog suffer the most when the weather gets too hot

These breeds of dog suffer the most when the weather gets too hot

Short nosed pets are most vulnerable in hot temperatures (Picture: Shutterstock) French bulldogs can overheat and suffer sun strokes (Picture: Getty Images)If you are concerned about your dog, please call a vet immediately as heat stroke can be fatal if not caught quickly.

Dog almost died after overheating in UK heatwave while walking in park

Dog almost died after overheating in UK heatwave while walking in park

Finlay was left fighting for his life after his body temperature soared to 42.2°C (Picture: PA) He overheated while in a park in Glasgow (Picture: PA)The 38-year-old added: ‘His breathing became more laboured.

Ideal gadgets for pet parents

Ideal gadgets for pet parents

If night is the only time you head out with your pet, then use LED light-up dog balls. Here’s a small interesting story of my pet dog Labrador Retriever who is 2 years old.

Cat food: should you spend more on posh brands?

Cat food: should you spend more on posh brands?

One in 20 of us buy the cheapest on offer, and 64% of cat owners have no idea what they should be looking for in the ingredients, according to a study from premium pet food brand Lily’s Kitchen.

How to keep your pets safe in a dangerous heat wave

How to keep your pets safe in a dangerous heat wave

The American Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty has put out a list of tips people can use to make sure their pets stay safe in escalating temperatures this weekend, when TODAY's Al Roker says more than 100 heat records could be smashed.

REVEALED: Dogs ABUSED and left to die

REVEALED: Dogs ABUSED and left to die

INJURED dogs and heartbreaking accounts of how they became victims of abuse are all over social media with images of them looking like "bags of bones". When Facebook user Tina Zellmer saw the video, she said: "I cried like a baby.

Blind man told he can’t bring guide dog to life-saving hospital appointments

Blind man told he can’t bring guide dog to life-saving hospital appointments

Mark Burchell, 54, pictured with guide dog Judi, survived bladder and prostate cancer in 2017 (Picture: Argus/Sax Rohmer Ltd)‘They were not only affecting my hospital trips but stopping me doing things I’d want to do afterwards, like socialising with friends.

Carrie Underwood is Smashing Cars: It’s Not What you Think

Carrie Underwood is Smashing Cars: It’s Not What you Think

Carrie Underwood made headlines when her dogs accidentally locked themselves and her 4-month-old son in the car, as reported by Lauren Zupkus of the Huffington Post, the singer had to think fast.

Desperate dog owner needs £16,000 to save pet’s life

Desperate dog owner needs £16,000 to save pet’s life

Little Barney has just weeks to live if he doesn’t have treatment (Picture: Claire Blake)A pet owner has launched a desperate campaign to save her little dog who needs urgent cancer treatment costing thousands.