Senior dog really isn’t keen on his hydrotherapy sessions

Senior dog really isn’t keen on his hydrotherapy sessions

Lil Hobbs was rescued from the streets of New York City in 2016 (Picture: Kathryn H / SWNS)He began hydrotherapy sessions in July 2021 to help him slowly build up his endurance so he can walk or swim for longer.

Getting a dog helped me heal after a suicide attempt

Getting a dog helped me heal after a suicide attempt

Even if I did want to talk, I felt like there was no one there to help me or turn to – even though my partner of 12 years, Annette, 56, is the most loving person I know.

Blind dog had to have 1.3kg of matted fur shaved off after being dumped by canal

Blind dog had to have 1.3kg of matted fur shaved off after being dumped by canal

Ashton’s fur was severely matted when he was found abandoned (Picture: RSPCA) Poor Ashton was not in a good way when he arrived at Greater Manchester Animal Hospital (Picture: RSPCA) Ashton had to have fur equivalent to 10% of his body weight shaved off by vets (Picture: RSPCA)RSPCA Inspector Ryan King said given Ashton’s poor eyesight it was ‘not surprising the poor dog’ was ‘too terrified’ to move from where he was abandoned.

Dog rips skin off woman’s nose when she tries to stroke it

Dog rips skin off woman’s nose when she tries to stroke it

Sam Lodge, 53, needed 16 stitches and surgery to start fixing her nose (Picture: MEN Media)A woman may never have feeling in her face again after a dog mauled her nose on the street.

Dog warning to not buy bulldogs as RSPCA detail major health concerns

Dog warning to not buy bulldogs as RSPCA detail major health concerns

The animal charity has launched a campaign called 'Save Our Breath' to urge pet owners to "stop seeing these pets as cute and recognise the serious health issues they face".RSPCA chief vet Caroline Allen has explained that she understands the appeal of flat-faced pooches, but that breeding for these features can compromise a pup’s health and welfare.

Puppy loses leg after being severely injured and abandoned in a park

Puppy loses leg after being severely injured and abandoned in a park

(Picture: RSPCA) ‘We’d urge owners never to abandon their pet but to ask for help’ (Picture: RSPCA)The pup, who the team named Sally, is now recovering in one of the charity’s animal centres, and will soon be placed in a foster home when she’s well enough.

10 ways to keep your pet happy and healthy

10 ways to keep your pet happy and healthy

From innovative GPS trackers to see where your pet goes to hypoallergenic food perfect for a healthy diet, help keep your four-legged friends in tip-top condition with these brands.

One American left safety behind to care for abandoned animals in Ukraine

One American left safety behind to care for abandoned animals in Ukraine

Every day, Jeff Praul takes many of the dogs in the animal shelter for a walk, working to build trust and give the animals a feeling of normalcy.

Is your dog showing signs of depression and anxiety? Here’s how to help

Is your dog showing signs of depression and anxiety? Here’s how to help

Guide Dogs is encouraging dog owners across the UK to incorporate a variety of canine enrichment into their daily life to help maintain good mental health and wellbeing for their pets.

Pet adoptions slow as America heads into 3rd year of pandemic

Pet adoptions slow as America heads into 3rd year of pandemic

Courtesy Best Friends Animal SocietyThere are two main ways the public can help: by getting pets out of shelters through traditional methods like fostering , adopting, volunteering and donating — and by keeping pets out of shelters in the first place.

‘Happy dog time’: boom in UK dogsitting as owners return to office

‘Happy dog time’: boom in UK dogsitting as owners return to office

While this has brought a myriad of benefits to new dog owners, from helping them cope emotionally with the social isolation and stress of lockdowns to keeping them fit and active, the ending of restrictions has raised fresh challenges, among them how pets fit into their owners’ post-lockdown lifestyle.

Inseparable dog best friends Fred and Louis are looking for a home together

Inseparable dog best friends Fred and Louis are looking for a home together

They’re scared of the outside world but find confidence in each other (Picture: RSPCA)‘They find a lot of things in this world very scary but as long as they’re touching each other, they’re happy.

Hufflepuff the dog escapes death but leaves owner with £12k bill after eating kitchen item

Hufflepuff the dog escapes death but leaves owner with £12k bill after eating kitchen item

Friend Donna Burgess is trying to raise the additional funds that were not covered by Hufflepuff’s insurance to help Ms Penda pay for her dog’s life saving treatment.

Daft dog called Thor attacks porcupine and instantly regrets it

Daft dog called Thor attacks porcupine and instantly regrets it

Thor has not been a good boy – but he is better now (Picture: Newsflash)A Brazilian dog got itself into a prickly predicament after attacking a porcupine for the second time in a year.Adriano said the councillor took the dog to the clinic, helped with the costs, and brought Thor home afterwards.

Tiny disabled deaf puppy abandoned by owner needs forever home

Tiny disabled deaf puppy abandoned by owner needs forever home

The 11-month-old puppy, named Frost, was abandoned as a result of her disability (Image: Yappy Ever After Dog Rescue)Speaking about how best to look after a hearing-impaired puppy, Ms Radford said: "One of the main challenges when caring for a deaf dog is recall.

Cockapoo’s barks help save man who had fallen off boat into the sea

Cockapoo’s barks help save man who had fallen off boat into the sea

‘(Poppy) just suddenly started barking, when she stopped I could hear somebody shouting for help so I called the coastguard,’ the pet’s owner – who wishes to remain anonymous – told the BBC.

Expert tips to stop your dog from pulling on the lead

Expert tips to stop your dog from pulling on the lead

‘As always, if the general guidance isn’t helping, there might be another reason your dog is pulling a lot on the lead – then we recommend getting in touch with an accredited animal behaviourist such as a member of the Animal Behaviour and Training Council.’.

Woman turns home into dog hospice and now cares for 80 pooches at once

Woman turns home into dog hospice and now cares for 80 pooches at once

Valerie wants the dogs to know they were loved (Picture: SWNS)A woman who can’t handle the thought of old dogs dying alone has turned her home into a dog hospice.Valerie Reid, 44, started the non-profit Whispering Willows Senior Dog Sanctuary after she struggled to find a home for her family’s ageing Doberman.

What to do if your dog guards their food – tips from the experts

What to do if your dog guards their food – tips from the experts

He adds: ‘An accredited animal behaviourist will help create a reward-based training plan that is tailored to the individual dog, and suitable for their owners to carry out.If you do notice guarding behaviour, Dr Samantha says it’s important not to punish your dog for it, because ‘this will only make the problem worse’.

What can dogs eat? Toxic foods to avoid, and snacks you can share

What can dogs eat? Toxic foods to avoid, and snacks you can share

From well-known prohibited foods like chocolate to more surprising bad foods, the list of toxic food for dogs includes: Onions Garlic Chives Chocolate Macadamia nuts Avocado Artificial sweetener Grapes and raisins Alcohol Nutmeg Raw yeast dough Mushrooms It’s woof having to be told no – but sometimes it’s for their own good (Picture: Getty)As well as understanding that some foods have toxic ingredients, there are other foods that dogs should avoid in terms of physical issues digesting.