Vet nurse Sally Frith, who works at Derby PDSA Pet hospital, said: “Daisy has broken a new record – we couldn’t believe the number of coins she’d managed to eat, especially for such a tiny puppy.“The coins had been causing a blockage which, if left, could have been fatal so it’s a good job her owner brought her in to PDSA when she did.
Dog thefts hit a record high last year (Image: Getty) Map of dog thefts in UK (Image: Express)Kent Police received 182, Lancashire Constabulary had 116 and South Yorkshire Police had 100.French Bulldogs, which are the second most popular breed in the UK, are one of the most commonly stolen dogs, along with Jack Russell Terriers.
Couples living in apartments with no garden have been warned about 10 cute dogs they should not buy (Image: Getty) Weighing up to 180 lbs, Saint Bernards are not suited to living in close confines (Image: Getty)Springer Spaniels are also highly energetic and tend to run around indoors to keep themselves amused, meaning they are likely to cause damage to a smaller living space.
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.
One-year-old Bella-Rae Birch died after an attack by her family's American Bulldog in Merseyside (Image: PA)Dr Gaines continued: "People found themselves in a situation where they wanted some companionship, wanted something for their children to look after.
Poor guy (Picture: RSPCA/Andrew Forsyth) ‘He would squash himself at the back of his kennel and spent all of his time staring at the wall’ (Picture: RSPCA/Andrew Forsyth)Kennel supervisor Tiffany Saunders said: ‘When Ralph arrived he was completely shut-down.
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.
Dr Federica Pirrone, an author of the study, said: "Dog owners reported several statistically significant changes in the surviving dog after the death of the companion dog, both in terms of activities and emotions.
After 12 years, her owner Michelle did not expect to be reunited with her pet and the microchip company had even listed her as deceased in their records.Zoey has been reunited with her owner 12 years after going missing (Image: San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office ).
But it turns out that most of the dogs and cats who found new homes during the pandemic are still there.
While the main themes of 2021 – travel, sports, entertainment and the pandemic – inspired an eclectic mix of names, Luna officially became the UK’s number one pooch title, closely followed by last year’s favourite, Bella, and top choice for males, Milo.
People are pretending that dogs they acquired during lockdown are strays so that rescue centres take them in, after failing to sell them online, animal rescue charities and shelters have warned.
CLIMATE campaigners have slammed Norway for killing hundreds of whales this year, despite a dwindling use of whale meat in the country.Whalers, who typically use explosive harpoons, hunted more than 570 minke whales - the highest number in five years, according to Norwegian Fishermen's Sales Organisation data.
Miami joined Dubai in deploying medical detection dogs at its airports this week (Picture: Getty)The first ever full-time deployments of Covid-detecting dogs at an airport has begun in Dubai.Cobra the Belgin Malinois has been proven to sniff Covid with over 99 per cent accuracy (Picture: Getty)‘Everybody, including humans, are wrong at some point.
Daffodils Tulips Clematis Geranium Hydrangeas Bluebells Snowdrops Rhododendrons Irises Azaleas The charity advises that owners also need to watch out for substances such as insecticides and poisons used in treating common garden nuisances (used by 39% of dog owners) that can be potentially toxic to dogs.