Man left dogs to starve to death in crate within metres of full bags of food

Man left dogs to starve to death in crate within metres of full bags of food

The dogs were left for five days with minimal food and water (Picture: SWNS)New pleaded guilty to one offence of causing unnecessary suffering to two boxer dogs at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Tim Dowling: we’re looking after a puppy. It’s riding our dog

Tim Dowling: we’re looking after a puppy. It’s riding our dog

I set my alarm for 7am to release the puppy from the cage at its accustomed hour, but when it goes off, my wife is already downstairs, the tiny dog running figures of eight round her ankles.“I knew you’d be down here, sucking up to it,” I say.“Did you want to be the one to let it out?” she says.“No,” I lie.“The extractor fan man will be here soon,” she says.“That’s today?” I say.

There’s a pop-up coming to London next week and it’s just for dogs

There’s a pop-up coming to London next week and it’s just for dogs

They can get as messy as they want, playing with leaves, rolling around in the dirt or hunt for Proper Treats – the newly launched dog snack from Lily’s Kitchen – in fact, there’s an actual wheelbarrow filled with the goodies.

Brandy the dog looks proud as owner discovers inky pawprints all over house

Brandy the dog looks proud as owner discovers inky pawprints all over house

A very naughty dog left ink pawprints all around his owner’s house after chewing up a biro pen.Brandy, a six-month-old cockapoo, was left with blue ink all over his paws after chewing the pen, which he had stolen from his owner’s handbag.

Cat food: should you spend more on posh brands?

Cat food: should you spend more on posh brands?

One in 20 of us buy the cheapest on offer, and 64% of cat owners have no idea what they should be looking for in the ingredients, according to a study from premium pet food brand Lily’s Kitchen.

Dog owners warned about ‘kissing’ pets on a raw meat diet

Dog owners warned about ‘kissing’ pets on a raw meat diet

Owners who do choose a raw meat diet for their pet should keep products separate from other food and handle them with separate equipment in the kitchen, the researchers advise.

Tim Dowling: me and the squirrel, it's war

Tim Dowling: me and the squirrel, it's war

Early on Monday morning, a damp autumn chill greets me when I open the garden door. One afternoon, I look up from my work to see the squirrel sitting on my office step, watching me through the open door, and eating a cherry tomato with both hands.