Do you need a petnup? How to navigate breakups when you share a pet

Do you need a petnup? How to navigate breakups when you share a pet

Vic still has Frankie with her now (Picture: Vic Paterson)According to researchfrom Direct Let Pet Insurance, more than a quarter of the some 101,500 divorce cases in the UK last year involved the custody or care of a dog or cat, a number that is likely to rise given that 3.2million pets were bought during the pandemic.

Widow fined £100 for taking her dog to visit husband’s grave

Widow fined £100 for taking her dog to visit husband’s grave

Lynda Martin, 67, says she was ‘made to feel like a criminal’ (Picture: SWNS) A widow fined £100 for taking her border collie to her husband’s grave has called for the council to scrap its ban on dogs in the cemetery.

As a blind guide dog user, I want social distancing to stay forever

As a blind guide dog user, I want social distancing to stay forever

Disabled people are once again being forgotten about (Picture: Grace Elizabeth Photography) It’s 10am and I’m walking down the street to catch my next train for work with my guide dog, Ida. Despite it still being early, I’ve already been shoulder-barged twice, and a member of the public has stepped into my personal space to stroke Ida, irrespective of her wearing a harness that clearly displays the words: ‘Please do not distract me, I’m a working guide dog’.

Lance Bass on how his dogs will adjust to newborn twins

Lance Bass on how his dogs will adjust to newborn twins

Bass, who joked that this was the most “Hollywood” way to rescue puppies after being first introduced to them by actress Kate Beckinsale, believes that Chip and Dale were the perfect fit for his now growing family.“Yeah, they were definitely meant to be, I mean, you know fate definitely brought us the puppies that, that we needed and they are perfect.

Man dies and another loses his legs after bites from ‘infected’ puppy

Man dies and another loses his legs after bites from ‘infected’ puppy

Barry decided to get a puppy to help him after a break-up (Picture: SWNS) Pauline said Ted was the ‘softest dog’ who just got aggressive around food (Picture: SWNS) Mark has had seven fingers removed and will lose his legs by the end of next week (Picture: SWNS)He has already had to have seven fingers removed and will lose both his legs by the end of next week.

Blind woman ‘refused entry to two London restaurants because of guide dog’

Blind woman ‘refused entry to two London restaurants because of guide dog’

Siobhan works for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association charity (Pictures: MyLondon/SWNS)A blind married couple said they were turned away by two restaurants in central London because they arrived with guide dogs .YouTube vlogger and communications manager for the Guide Dogs charity Siobhan said the experience made her ‘feel like a second class citizen’.

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.

Please don't write off shelter dogs because of Major Biden

Please don't write off shelter dogs because of Major Biden

The whole reason I started narrowing my focus as a journalist to pets is my own rescue dog, Rio. When my husband and I adopted the Labrador retriever mix from Farmington Regional Animal Shelter in New Mexico in 2010, I had no idea how much he would change my life.

Mandy Moore pays tribute after dog Joni dies 'very unexpectedly'

Mandy Moore pays tribute after dog Joni dies 'very unexpectedly'

Mandy Moore is mourning the loss of her dog Joni, who died Monday night.Moore, who is pregnant with her first child , also wrote that Joni devoured food and loved her other dog, Jackson, and her husband, Taylor Goldsmith .“To know her, was to love her.

Lost cat turns up thousands of miles away in Alaska. Here's how he got home

Lost cat turns up thousands of miles away in Alaska. Here's how he got home

Clevenger said that it wasn't until she read the post in more detail that she realized that Panda had been found at a Home Depot in Kenai, Alaska.

Sodium bicarbonate: Excessive cleaning in the pandemic is making pets sick

Sodium bicarbonate: Excessive cleaning in the pandemic is making pets sick

The disinfectants which we use to clean the house and the furniture again leads to skin-related allergies like rashes, dry skin, and hair fall” shares Dr Sonune.

Vets urge caution on waterside dog walks after greyhound swallows fishing hook

Vets urge caution on waterside dog walks after greyhound swallows fishing hook

A night time walk could have cost Sean his life (Picture: My Family Vets)On the evening of 18 September Sean’s owner Angela Reed-Fox took her greyhound Sean for a walk, but noticed something was off about him.

Toad the dog is dressing up in Halloween costumes every day in October

Toad the dog is dressing up in Halloween costumes every day in October

While Amy and her husband were stuck inside, they used their time to create a dedicated Instagram and Tiktok page for Toad, to share his cuteness and his costumes with the world.

My dog was one of the loves of my life, and now he’s gone

My dog was one of the loves of my life, and now he’s gone

I cuddled and comforted Bolshy when he first came home (Picture: Jen Barton Packer)We met Bolshy as a tiny puppy, along with his siblings and mum, at his breeders’ house in Essex.It’s also very much what love looks like in my human relationships: with my mother, my husband and my children.

A dog is for life, not just lockdown: how to buy a healthy puppy in a pandemic

A dog is for life, not just lockdown: how to buy a healthy puppy in a pandemic

That many responsible, licensed dog breeders have closed their waiting lists, following a huge increase in demand during lockdown, while unscrupulous sellers are cashing in on soaring prices?Before lockdown, a pedigree or a designer-breed puppy (like a poochon) would typically cost up to £1,500, she said.

My pandemic epiphany: realizing the hole in my life was cat-shaped

My pandemic epiphany: realizing the hole in my life was cat-shaped

I’ve lived in the same place for nine years, but it’s always felt like a temporary arrangement.Now I live with a cat, and I can’t be said to own her, either.

Have you ever thought if dogs dream?

Have you ever thought if dogs dream?

According to a study, researchers found out that memories play at the same speed during sleep for dogs as when they are awake.The study believes that dogs sleep and images of past events replay in their minds in a much similar way as it does in human minds while dreaming.

From new hairstyle to fancy raincoats; furry pooches look their best this monsoon

From new hairstyle to fancy raincoats; furry pooches look their best this monsoon

Falling prey to parasites is the biggest trouble for dogs, especially during monsoon, and to curb this, pet owners are ensuring that their pooches remain always clean.So, one must take care that the pet is drinking clean water and ensure that they are given all the required vaccines.

Hope Solo 'heartbroken' after her dog is shot in 'heinous act'

Hope Solo 'heartbroken' after her dog is shot in 'heinous act'

Hope Solo and her husband, Jerramy Stevens, are in shock after one of their dogs was shot earlier this week.We‘ve heard that there are developments in canine prosthetics and would love any information about getting Conan a new front leg!— Hope Solo (@hopesolo).

Dogs working from home during coronavirus crisis? There's an Instagram account for that

Dogs working from home during coronavirus crisis? There's an Instagram account for that

That bit of happiness became @DogsWorkingFromHome, an Instagram account dedicated to the pets that both enliven and complicate working remotely.Thanks to a callout on Billie and Ollie’s account, Polchleb says he has had hundreds of submissions to the account on its first day live.