Lockdown boom in UK pet ownership fuels cat and dog food shortage

Lockdown boom in UK pet ownership fuels cat and dog food shortage

Sainsbury’s sent an email alert to customers who buy pet food regularly to apologise about a “national shortage of dog and cat food pouches”.A spokesperson for Sainsbury’s said: “We are seeing an increased demand for pet food pouches and are working hard to maintain stock levels.

Pet dogs are second-most reported roadkill in North East England, says new study

Pet dogs are second-most reported roadkill in North East England, says new study

Pet dogs are second-most reported roadkill in North East England, says new study.Pet dogs are second-most reported roadkill in North East England.Dogs and cats are the second most reported roadkill in North England.

Lady Gaga's 2 dogs stolen: Pop star offers $500,000 reward for their safe return

Lady Gaga's 2 dogs stolen: Pop star offers $500,000 reward for their safe return

Lady Gaga is offering a $500,000 reward for the return of her two French bulldogs after they were stolen Wednesday night in Los Angeles, according to two sources close to the singer and the LAPD.The person walking the dogs was also shot around 9:40 p.m. PST, on the 1500 block of N Sierra Bonita Avenue, TODAY confirmed.

Can dogs eat blueberries?

Can dogs eat blueberries?

(Picture: Getty Images)Dogs will often want a bite of whatever tasty snacks you’re eating, but it can be hard to know if foods like blueberries are safe for them.Which fruit and vegetables can dogs eat?

These are the most popular puppy and kitten names in 2020

These are the most popular puppy and kitten names in 2020

Now, the most popular names for puppies and kittens in 2020 have been revealed by Pets at Home.You can search and see the most popular choices for a whole range of animals with the Pets at Home name finder.

Amazing therapy dog wears tuxedo to receive award for his service

Amazing therapy dog wears tuxedo to receive award for his service

The pair have been helping the campus security team by providing emotional support to students and de-escalating stressful situations since 2019.Boomer, or BWB, if you prefer, even has his own campus ID card and email address so that students and staff can book a session with him.

Etsy is selling personalised plant pots which feature your dog’s face

Etsy is selling personalised plant pots which feature your dog’s face

These will definitely cheer you up (Picture: Meow3DStore/Etsy)If online shopping is helping you through this challenging time, then we’ve found a product that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face – a personalised puppy plant pot.

Want to get paid for being a ‘fur butler’ to Kitty the dog?

Want to get paid for being a ‘fur butler’ to Kitty the dog?

You’ll need to tend to Kitty’s every beck and call (Picture: kittythebernese)The job isn’t just suited to dog lovers, as the butler will be in charge of the entire Pet Programme.

Lidl is selling a heated dog bed which keeps pets warm in winter

Lidl is selling a heated dog bed which keeps pets warm in winter

Lidl’s thermal bed which helps keep mutts warm (Picture: Lidl/Getty)Pooches across the UK can expect to be truly pampered this winter – thanks to supermarket giant Lidl.Your dog could be this comfy (Picture: Lidl)According to Lidl, the seasonal bed is designed for medium-sized pets – or smaller dogs who love extra room.

Advisers advise, but do ministers decide?

Advisers advise, but do ministers decide?

• If Boris Johnson wants to deselect any Tory rebel MPs (Report , 2 September), surely progressive political parties should respond by allowing them to stand unopposed.• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

Theatre by the Lake has got a decent rep

Theatre by the Lake has got a decent rep

I strongly endorse Robin Hargreaves’s letter (A dignified end for beloved pets , 3 June). • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

People won't adopt this dog because she's too 'ugly' - can you give her a home?

People won't adopt this dog because she's too 'ugly' - can you give her a home?

(Picture: RSPCA / )Staff at a rescue centre are struggling to find a home for an abandoned dog – because people think she is ‘too ugly’. Craig added: ‘She’s such a sweet, friendly little dog and she really deserves to find a loving home to enjoy her senior years.

Assange has been collared. His cat knows the feeling

Assange has been collared. His cat knows the feeling

• It is not easy to feel sympathy for a man who dresses his cat in a collar and tie (Assange faces five years in US jail as standoff ends , 12 April). Let’s have at least one happy, uplifting story on the front page every day. • Join the debate – email [email protected]

Lots of wholegrains for a real dog’s dinner

Lots of wholegrains for a real dog’s dinner

I’ve been seeing spectacular health improvements in pets fed on wholegrains, both home-cooked and commercially, for more than 40 years so I do know a bit about the subject.