Is my dog too cold? How cold is too cold for a walk? Here’s how to tell

Is my dog too cold? How cold is too cold for a walk? Here’s how to tell

A dog with a thick undercoat doesn’t need anything more to stay warm on a cold day.‘Much depends on whether your dog has a double coat or not – many dogs do’: feel your dog’s fur to check how good they are at retaining heat.

Expert tips on how to start running with your dog

Expert tips on how to start running with your dog

Ian Scarrott, a running coach and personal trainer at PureGym, says: ‘Like anything in life, exercise can become monotonous, so it is important to try new routes, vary types of sessions, time your run, and of course, if you have a pet that is able to run with you, make it more fun for them and you.

Wobbly puppy with a degenerative condition needs to find a forever home

Wobbly puppy with a degenerative condition needs to find a forever home

Earth angel (Picture: South East Dog Rescue)This is Luna, a Staffy cross who desperately wants to find a home.If you’re an experienced dog owner and you think you can give Luna the home she needs, you can go to the South East Dog Rescue website for more information.

Clever deaf dog who understands sign language needs a forever home

Clever deaf dog who understands sign language needs a forever home

Sally says the little guy is ‘a wonderful example of just how resilient animals can be and proof that you can definitely teach an old dog new tricks.’.

Business idea: Aware of the 'doggies and gathijos' with end-of-the-year dinners for pets!

Business idea: Aware of the 'doggies and gathijos' with end-of-the-year dinners for pets!

For example: a New Year's Eve dinner service for pets.Mexico ranks as the nation with the highest number of dogs and cats in Latin America / Image: .And so it's not just a seasonal business, extend your service to pet birthdays, parties, and other special celebrations.

Bonfire Night 2021: Soothing music to calm your pets during fireworks

Bonfire Night 2021: Soothing music to calm your pets during fireworks

Claire Haynes, animal behaviourist at national pet charity Blue Cross, agrees that playing calm music can help cover up the sounds of fireworks going off outside.Pets at Home have put together three playlists specifically to help calm your dog down when things beyond your control get loud.

Deaf sheepdog returns to work after learning sign language

Deaf sheepdog returns to work after learning sign language

Eight-year-old collie Peggy was given up by her previous owners after going deaf (Picture: PA)A sheepdog who was given up by her previous owners after losing her hearing is back at work after learning how to read hand signals.

The most expensive dog breeds could cost over £15,000 in a lifetime

The most expensive dog breeds could cost over £15,000 in a lifetime

These breeds tend to live to 13 to 14 years on average and cost between around £7000-£8000 through that time.On average, getting a dog can cost £2,030 in the first year when they’re a puppy and roughly £850 every year after that.

What about the other key workers?

What about the other key workers?

As frontline workers, cleaners deserve better pay and conditions, writes Mike Cash , RMT general secretary, and Audrey Butler believes we are all key to society.Meanwhile, Lucy Matthews is emphatic that the Pets at Home stores do provide an essential service.

Dog breeders urged to act over high levels of anxiety in pets

Dog breeders urged to act over high levels of anxiety in pets

It examined the frequency of seven anxiety-related traits, including noise sensitivity, fear, aggression, separation problems and compulsive behaviour, as well as sub-traits within these categories, such as tail-chasing.

Dog longevity study: 10,000 pets needed for canine aging study

Dog longevity study: 10,000 pets needed for canine aging study

Five hundred dogs will test a pill that could slow the aging process.“What we learn will potentially be good for dogs and has great potential to translate to human health,” said project co-director Daniel Promislow of the University of Washington School of Medicine.

The 7 Most Important Dog Training Skills

The 7 Most Important Dog Training Skills

Before you start, it's a smart thought to audit the essentials of pooch preparing: be understanding, be certain, mind your non-verbal communication, work in blasts (10 brief instructional meetings one after another), and change up help your canine react dependably in any circumstance.

What to do if your dog eats chocolate

What to do if your dog eats chocolate

It’s not exactly something you’d try out to see, but if your dog has snaffled some of your chocolates, you need to know how quickly and strongly you should respond.No matter how cute they are, it’s better to keep them away (Picture: Getty)How to know if your dog has been poisoned by chocolate?

Should pets ever be kept in classrooms?

Should pets ever be kept in classrooms?

Animal charities say it’s teaching the wrong lessons – but schools argue it inspires children to learn about the natural world. Watching duck eggs hatch in a classroom was a “wow” experience that brought the topic to life, says Sarah Holmes, teacher in Derby High School’s primary department.

Dog Idioms and Sayings

Dog Idioms and Sayings

But then again, for all we know half of our dogs’ barking may reference us, perhaps not in a positive light: But before our imagination about canine language gets us into the doghouse, let’s examine some human expressions referencing dogs, what they mean and which breeds might best illustrate the phrases.

Cat People Vs. Dog People: Can't We All Get Along?

Cat People Vs. Dog People: Can't We All Get Along?

Much of the time, cat people love cats at the expense of dogs. When it comes to cat people vs. To boot, we can smugly gossip about the fact cats and dogs are like, 100 times more adorable than babies.

Antibiotics for Dogs: Not One-Size Fits All

Antibiotics for Dogs: Not One-Size Fits All

Because bacterial cells have different equipment than human cells that they use to replicate and repair themselves, bacteriostatic antibiotics specifically target the replicating equipment in bacteria and stop their growth, dead in their tracks. Antibiotics cure bacterial infections, but what happens when they stop working?

Terrified dog really doesn’t want to have his nails cut

Terrified dog really doesn’t want to have his nails cut

The poor thing was filmed having a grooming nightmare as two vets try to hold him still and trim his nails. The look on his face is probably most comparable to The Scream by Edvard Munch.

Is your dog fat? Fitness trackers help put fat pets on a diet

Is your dog fat? Fitness trackers help put fat pets on a diet

He moved to San Francisco for three months, tracked down Czech manufacturers and a customer service subcontractor.Owners willing to splurgeTwo years later, production and sales of the Actijoy fitness trackers have begun, with one unit costing about $300.

How to Treat Ear Mites in Dogs

How to Treat Ear Mites in Dogs

Ear mites are spread by physical contact between animals and are more common in cats. Many of the same medications used to prevent fleas and ticks also kill ear mites. How to Prevent Ear Mites in Dogs