How to know if you should get a pet with a partner

How to know if you should get a pet with a partner

Vihan says you and your partner should see a future together before considering having a pet, but there is no perfect time for that to happen.Vihan recommends having a back-up plan if your relationship doesn’t work out before taking this step, as it is important for each partner and for the pet.

Couple spent £250 treating their cockapoo who swallowed a thong

Couple spent £250 treating their cockapoo who swallowed a thong

Naughty Charlie Bear (Picture: Kennedy News and MediaAn Instagram-famous pup with a penchant for his owners’ underwear had to be taken to the vets after eating a thong.Charlie Bear, a three-year-old cockapoo, cost his owners Helen Morgan and David Ferry £250 in vet bills after swallowing to undergarment whole.

Family heartbroken after £400 puppy bought on Gumtree dies the next day

Family heartbroken after £400 puppy bought on Gumtree dies the next day

A mum has revealed her family’s heartbreak after a puppy they brought home died the next day (Picture: BPM Media)A family has said they ‘can’t face getting another dog’ after a puppy they bought off Gumtree died within 24 hours.

Axe-wielding thieves break into home and steal family’s 10-week-old puppy

Axe-wielding thieves break into home and steal family’s 10-week-old puppy

The victim believes the thieves smashed into the home to steal their pet (Picture: MEN Media) The family have made a desperate plea for Skylar to be returned safe (Picture: MEN Media)Police were called and a forensics team took evidence from the flat on Petal Court.

I have separation anxiety. I’m stuck in locked-down Sydney without my dog

I have separation anxiety. I’m stuck in locked-down Sydney without my dog

He gets scared of the wind and barks at it and reminds us that a world exists beyond lockdown and our house.‘The chemical effect of my companion is an also an increase in serotonin, dopamine and endorphins that my brain, even with pills, can’t properly manage on its own.’ Photograph: SuppliedI have known life with a depressive disorder and PTSD longer than I’ve known the dog and can vouch for the positive difference he has made to my illness.

Blind woman collapses in street as bulldogs maul her guide dog

Blind woman collapses in street as bulldogs maul her guide dog

Kathy Worthington’s guide dog Kimba was attacked by two American bulldogs (Picture: Liverpool Echo)A blind woman collapsed in the street after her guide dog was mauled by two American bulldogs.

Meet the 1st native US ferret clone — from an animal that lived over 30 years ago

Meet the 1st native US ferret clone — from an animal that lived over 30 years ago

Black-footed ferret recovery efforts aimed at increased genetic diversity and disease resistance took a bold step forward on Dec. 10, with the birth of Elizabeth Ann, created from the cells of Willa, a black-footed ferret that lived more than 30 years ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said.

Sleeping with a dog in bed is actually good for you, says study

Sleeping with a dog in bed is actually good for you, says study

Think twice before kicking your pooch out the bed (Picture: Getty Images/EyeEm)If you’ve ever felt like you’ve needed to justify sharing a bed with your dog, then we have excellent news for you.

The Pack review – Amazon’s canine Olympics is pawsitively absurd

The Pack review – Amazon’s canine Olympics is pawsitively absurd

And it has a dozen dogs, who, Vonn assures us earnestly – despite one partner describing herself as the “momager” of Charlie, a schnoodle who has appeared in a number of videos and ads – “are NOT professionals.

'It was love at first sight': readers on their new lockdown pets

'It was love at first sight': readers on their new lockdown pets

Having dogs was a distant dream as I never thought I’d leave London, but a few months into lockdown I agreed with my employer that I would continue to WFH three days a week once we return to the office.

Autistic youngster has 'astonishing' friendship with Labrador

Autistic youngster has 'astonishing' friendship with Labrador

The two are more like brothers (Picture: PA Real Life/Collect)Anna said: ‘George loves Ollie more than anything in the world and sees him as a sibling.

'Full House' cast sings about golden retrievers in music video for National Dog Week

'Full House' cast sings about golden retrievers in music video for National Dog Week

Trending stories,celebrity news and all the best of TODAY.In honor of National Dog Week, "Full House" creator Jeff Franklin partnered with Petsmart Charities and the show's stars to release the song "Gotta Love a Golden," along with a sweet video designed to raise awareness about animal homelessness.

Dog that mauled newborn to death ‘strong enough to drag three cops into road’

Dog that mauled newborn to death ‘strong enough to drag three cops into road’

Flowers were left outside the property where the baby was killed (Picture: SWNS)A dog that mauled a 12-day-old baby to death was so strong it pulled three police officers into the street, a witness said.

Labrador gives birth to one of the biggest litters in history for the breed

Labrador gives birth to one of the biggest litters in history for the breed

‘We know, we’re adorable’ (Picture: SWNS) The litter was made up of four black boys, four black girls, three yellow boys and three yellow girls (Picture: SWNS) ‘Did somebody say food?’ (Picture: SWNS) Proud mum Bella endured a seven-hour labour (Picture: SWNS) The owners have a lot on their plate feeding 14 hungry labs (Picture: SWNS)Hazel said: ‘Bella was scanned when she became pregnant but the numbers are never right and we certainly were not expecting 14!

Coronavirus crisis helps dog find home after 4 years in shelter

Coronavirus crisis helps dog find home after 4 years in shelter

Michael Levitt, 52, a television producer with vast experience in animal rescue programming, wanted to do his part to help strapped shelters cope with the crisis.“I spoke with my partner about fostering and he agreed that now, more than ever, we need to step up and do it,” he told TODAY.Michael Levitt was happy being part of a two-dog family until the coronavirus pandemic motivated him to help a Southern California shelter by fostering Toretto.

Woman's mini felt model of her dog looks 'like it's had a stroke'

Woman's mini felt model of her dog looks 'like it's had a stroke'

Oh dear (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)Emma Allen was left in fits of giggles after ordering a mini felt replica of her Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Missy – and ended up getting one that looked ‘like it’s had a stroke’.

My partner wants a dog but I worry as we go away a lot

My partner wants a dog but I worry as we go away a lot

I fear the cost of care while on holiday could be enormous.How do others solve this problem?How do others solve this problem?Do you have a problem readers could solve?

Signs your dog is jealous of your partner

Signs your dog is jealous of your partner

‘Whether it’s biting chunks out of the sofa, clawing at the carpets or simply jumping on surfaces they know they’re not allowed on, wilfully disobedient or destructive behaviour in dogs demonstrates that they’re feeling neglected.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your pooch at a doggy brunch

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your pooch at a doggy brunch

Your pup might find true love (Picture: M Victoria)A restaurant in London is celebrating puppy love this Valentine’s , with a special event designed to make dogs fall in love – or at the very least, sniff butts.

Family think they’ve been burgled after naughty dog destroys the kitchen

Family think they’ve been burgled after naughty dog destroys the kitchen

The pup had emptied the bin and spread rubbish all over the floor Picture: CATERS NEWS AGENCYShe had also munched dried lasagne sheets, licked up icing sugar, and had a sneaky bite of whatever food she could find.