I’m a man of facts and science, but I know this – what dogs feel is not just attachment, it’s love

I’m a man of facts and science, but I know this – what dogs feel is not just attachment, it’s love

But something about dogs and the breadth of these new scientific discoveries makes me think the word “attachment” just isn’t good enough to describe the unique relationship that has coevolved in this context.

Kharkiv family races to get six newborn puppies out of Ukraine

Kharkiv family races to get six newborn puppies out of Ukraine

A Ukrainian family in war-torn Kharkiv is racing against the clock to get six newborn puppies to safety as bombs continue to rain down on the city.

Levelling up with our ferrets in the north

Levelling up with our ferrets in the north

The inclusion of ferrets in this list really does show that the government takes the interests of northerners into account in its policies, don’t you think?

Can pets catch Covid? Dogs, cats, ferrets, hamsters and more

Can pets catch Covid? Dogs, cats, ferrets, hamsters and more

(Picture: Getty)As the UK is a nation of animal lovers , it’s only natural that many are concerned that our beloved pets could catch Covid-19.

Which dogs are dangerous and which breeds are banned in the UK?

Which dogs are dangerous and which breeds are banned in the UK?

According to the RSPCA, over a third of the people killed by dogs since the act was brought in were attacked by legal breeds.In some instances, the court may decide that although the dog is a banned breed, it is not a danger to the public.

Ukrainian refugees: UK set to waive red tape for pets

Ukrainian refugees: UK set to waive red tape for pets

With more than 2.5 million Ukrainians having been forced to leave the country, sources say ministers will waive the strict rule that requires owners to have a pet passport or health certificate to bring in their pets.

Ukrainian pets: Government ‘talking to vets to work out how to let refugees bring animals to UK’

Ukrainian pets: Government ‘talking to vets to work out how to let refugees bring animals to UK’

Another campaigner, Dominic Dyer, wrote to Lord Goldsmith: “This terrible conflict is ripping so many families apart, yet we are seeing an incredibly strong bond between people and companion animals that will not be broken by the evil brutality of Putin’s invasion forces...“If UK policy remains that no companion animals can enter the UK with refugees, we could see tens of thousands of dogs and cats having to be euthanised in Poland, Hungary and Romania in the weeks ahead.

Indian govt allows students to carry pets from Ukraine

Indian govt allows students to carry pets from Ukraine

Thanks to the appeal of the people and MP and animal activist Maneka Gandhi, the Indian Government has allowed the students to carry their pet back home to India from Ukraine.

Animal lovers? Actually, Britain is a nation of sentimental hypocrites

Animal lovers? Actually, Britain is a nation of sentimental hypocrites

We British, who like to think we’re a nation of animal lovers, have been given an opportunity to bask in the warm glow of this reassuring self-image now that more than 150,000 people have signed a petition calling for the West Ham footballer Kurt Zouma to be prosecuted after a video emerged of him kicking his cat.

Eating dog meat could be banned in Seoul in move that may end ‘brutal’ industry

Eating dog meat could be banned in Seoul in move that may end ‘brutal’ industry

The South Korean capital could outlaw eating dog (Picture: Jean Chung/HSI)The Mayor of Seoul is under increasing pressure to bar people from eating dog meat in the city.Dog has been eaten in South Korea for centuries (Picture: Jean Chung)But critics point to the ‘brutality’ and ‘cruelty’ of the dog meat industry.

Hongkongers launch hamster rescue mission after Covid cull declared

Hongkongers launch hamster rescue mission after Covid cull declared

Authorities and pet lovers in Hong Kong are locked in a game of cat and mouse, with citizens mounting a clandestine rescue operation for hamsters condemned to be euthanised over fears they could transmit Covid-19.On Tuesday, government and health officials announced traces of the virus had been found on 11 hamsters , all in a pet shop where a 23-year-old staff member had fallen ill.

Can pets catch Covid?

Can pets catch Covid?

Yes, dogs can get Covid-19 (Picture: Getty)In the June 2021 study, Utrecht University found that out of 310 swabs they took of pets from households with Covid-19, 4.2% tested positive for the virus.

Dame Joanna calls for change - 'Stop blasts killing whales around UK'

Dame Joanna calls for change - 'Stop blasts killing whales around UK'

The Stop Sea Blast campaign, which Dame Joanna fronts, is calling for a change in how munitions left in the water from the wars are disposed of when building offshore wind farms.

Cat owners to be obliged by law to have pets microchipped

Cat owners to be obliged by law to have pets microchipped

The government says it is already reviewing the dog microchipping rules and database systems to consider improvements, and that the new cat rules – which were welcomed by the RSPCA - will take effect once the review has been done.

How to get the 'CURP' out of your tenderloin? This is how you can do it in CDMX

How to get the 'CURP' out of your tenderloin? This is how you can do it in CDMX

To give them protection, Mexico City created the Unique Registry of Companion Animals , a kind of CURP for pets .The RUAC is a registry in which the identification information of the companion animals of the natural or legal persons of the Mexican capital can be entered.

How to protect your pet from being abducted

How to protect your pet from being abducted

Cats, dogs, rabbits and even horses can be microchipped – but you should speak to a vet to make sure it’s suitable for your pet.

UK to crack down on dognappers with new pet abduction offence

UK to crack down on dognappers with new pet abduction offence

Ministers have yet to confirm what sort of penalties those convicted of pet abduction could face but said the new offence would prioritise the welfare of pets as sentient beings and recognise the distress to the animal in addition to its owner.

What our treatment of Afghan people tells the world about us

What our treatment of Afghan people tells the world about us

The emotive language of Gaby Hinsliff’s article (What a story to tell the world: Britain values dogs more than Afghan people, 30 August ) not only risks deflecting attention from the consequences of the reactive, rather than proactive, response of the British government, but also suggests that one cannot care equally about the victims of humanitarian crises and the plight of other innocent species in manmade conflicts.

UK dog owners warned about thieves staking out parks and luring puppies

UK dog owners warned about thieves staking out parks and luring puppies

Stalking parks in affluent areas and luring puppies out of gardens with treats are among the methods dog thieves are using, campaigners have said, amid suggestions the government is preparing to clamp down on pet abductions.

Can dogs catch Covid?

Can dogs catch Covid?

(Picture: Getty)Swabs were then taken from their pet cats and dogs to test for evidence of a current infection, while blood samples were also tested for antibodies – antibodies would suggest a past Covid-19 infection.