Metro Lifeline: A medical detection dog gave us our lives back

Metro Lifeline: A medical detection dog gave us our lives back

As soon as our bouncy Labrador cross Golden Retriever came home with us, he started to make our lives better in ways I could never have imagined (Picture: Naomi Walsh) When the idea of having a medical detection dog coming to live with me and my son, Jamie, was first floated by a teacher, I have to admit – I wasn’t too sure.

Meet Lilo – the Corgi who can throw basketball trick shots

Meet Lilo – the Corgi who can throw basketball trick shots

Lilo the corgi showing off her talent (Picture: @aircorg / SWNS.COM)‘She used to go to daycare or chase the neighbours kid’s dogs daily, but with social distancing it was pretty rough on her social time.

Pampering your pet could be increasing your energy bill by as much as £120

Pampering your pet could be increasing your energy bill by as much as £120

Research carried out has found that cat and dog owners can spend up to 10% of the average annual energy bill on their pets.

Obese chihuahua who loved eating food from the bin was so heavy he couldn't walk

Obese chihuahua who loved eating food from the bin was so heavy he couldn't walk

At his heaviest, Cleatus couldn’t walk and had to be dragged around in a cart Picture: Caters News)Laura said: ‘He maintained a healthy weight of 1st 7lbs [25lbs] for most of his adult life but once he reached 12 years of age – he began to pile on the pounds and slow down.

12 canine commandments

12 canine commandments

-Dog training and behaviour is very crucial.Dogs can learn close to 300 words – all we humans have to do is understand their body language and learn to read 30-odd calming signals in them.

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.

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.

The Science behind Loving Cute Cat Videos

The Science behind Loving Cute Cat Videos

Some cats have even become famous like Grumpy Cat and Lil Bub. Aside from being one of the internet’s most well known pastimes, the new research shows that watching cute and funny cat videos not only boosts your energy and positive emotions, it also decreases your negative emotions.

How to keep your pets safe from summer stress

How to keep your pets safe from summer stress

Unlike humans, pets cannot sweat through their body surface; they depend completely on panting to cool themselves. 5) Never leave your pet in the car in this weather, as he will be prone to heat stress. The Reason Doctors No Longer Prescribe Diabetes Meds (Watch).

Props to Bertha the obese chihuahua who lost almost half her body weight

Props to Bertha the obese chihuahua who lost almost half her body weight

She reached her 5lb goal a year into her diet, and Allison says ‘her vet is super happy with her at the moment.’ What Bertha looks like now (Picture : Allison Hackett /SWNS.COM) She continues, ‘Now she can go up and down the stairs, she can stand on her hind legs, she can run around.

All The Burning Questions You Have About Your Cat's Wild Past, Answered

All The Burning Questions You Have About Your Cat's Wild Past, Answered

While wild cats take a series of short “cat naps” throughout the day to stay vigilant toward both predators and potential prey, house cats live in an environment where it’s safe to sleep for long stretches of time during the day -- which amounts to having extra energy to burn at night.

Panic as dog requires URGENT surgery before vet discovers SURPRISING item in stomach

Panic as dog requires URGENT surgery before vet discovers SURPRISING item in stomach

After the operation, she was able to piece together what happened: he had eaten the bears belonging to a friend’s dog a few days earlier.Bone of contention: Charlie now on the road to recovery (Image: SWNS)She said: “It was very worrying, particularly as I was away from home.

Animal Selfie: How to Take a Good Selfie with Your Pet

Animal Selfie: How to Take a Good Selfie with Your Pet

If you’re wondering how to take a good selfie with your pet, here are some tips to help get your dog or cat comfortable and looking cute for the camera so you can share your animal selfies with the world.

Superfoods for your dog

Superfoods for your dog

While there has been enough discussion about not feeding sugar, salt, chocolate, garlic or mushrooms; how do we know what is healthy for pets? Oatmeal can be a good diet replacement for kibble as it is rich in fibre and helps regulate bowel movement.