Woman provides free end of life pet photography for owners

Woman provides free end of life pet photography for owners

A photoshoot with Indy and his owner Jake (Picture: Lauren Kennedy /Mercury Press)Since sharing her work on social media, Lauren is now inundated with requests for shoots.

Dog walker covered in blood as she’s battered by thieves trying to steal pet

Dog walker covered in blood as she’s battered by thieves trying to steal pet

Gayle Smillie, 34, was attacked in broad daylight while walking in Greenhead Moss Nature Reserve (Picture: Google/Facebook/Paws and Claws Pet Services)A dog walker was left with blood streaming down her face after thieves attacked her in a park and tried to steal her miniature dachshund.

Pets prove to be the pandemic’s cute, furry growth area

Pets prove to be the pandemic’s cute, furry growth area

But it turns out that most of the dogs and cats who found new homes during the pandemic are still there.

Hongkongers launch hamster rescue mission after Covid cull declared

Hongkongers launch hamster rescue mission after Covid cull declared

Authorities and pet lovers in Hong Kong are locked in a game of cat and mouse, with citizens mounting a clandestine rescue operation for hamsters condemned to be euthanised over fears they could transmit Covid-19.On Tuesday, government and health officials announced traces of the virus had been found on 11 hamsters , all in a pet shop where a 23-year-old staff member had fallen ill.

Can pets catch Covid?

Can pets catch Covid?

Yes, dogs can get Covid-19 (Picture: Getty)In the June 2021 study, Utrecht University found that out of 310 swabs they took of pets from households with Covid-19, 4.2% tested positive for the virus.

Rapper celebrates animal rescue while dispelling stereotypes about pet ownership

Rapper celebrates animal rescue while dispelling stereotypes about pet ownership

"Courtesy Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE)In the meantime, Evans hopes animal advocates, shelters and rescue organizations will share the video for “That’s My Dog” on social media to help promote animal adoption and change misconceptions about people who have pets.

Dog owners warned as mystery illness ‘spreads like wildfire’ across Yorkshire

Dog owners warned as mystery illness ‘spreads like wildfire’ across Yorkshire

But one vet says vomiting and diarrhoea ‘can be a normal occurrence this time of year’ (Picture: Getty Images)Pet owners in Yorkshire claim their dogs are coming down with a mystery illness that’s ‘spreading like wildfire’.

Are GPS dog trackers worth buying? We put four to the test

Are GPS dog trackers worth buying? We put four to the test

GPS pet trackers are small devices that attach to your dog’s collar, allowing you to monitor their location via an app on your phone.Most GPS pet trackers require an additional paid-for subscription as they rely on inbuilt SIM cards, which use available phone networks, so bear this in mind when calculating cost.

These are the most popular dog and cat names from 2021

These are the most popular dog and cat names from 2021

For cats, Milo and Luna both kept their number one ranking, while Bella has also proven a popular name for female cats – staying in second place for another year.

Warning as 150 dogs struck down with illness from mystery ‘toxin’ on UK beaches

Warning as 150 dogs struck down with illness from mystery ‘toxin’ on UK beaches

In a public announcement, veterinary nurse Brogan Proud, who runs the Yorkshire Coast Pet, revealed her team has been ‘inundated’ with animals who’ve fallen ill after beach walks.

Man in his 60s mauled to death by three dogs as woman arrested

Man in his 60s mauled to death by three dogs as woman arrested

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control.She added: ‘A woman was arrested on suspicion of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control.

Zara is now selling stylish outfits for your dogs

Zara is now selling stylish outfits for your dogs

The raincoats are especially adorable (Picture: Zara)Meanwhile, for dogs who prefer a muted look, Zara is also selling a quilted jacket that will keep them warm and on-trend at the same time.The accessories are stylish too (Picture: Zara)Even better, all the products are currently on sale.

Special rescues help ailing owners find pets' next home

Special rescues help ailing owners find pets' next home

While providing pet care or adoption services often isn't top of mind for social workers or nurses, it's a huge emotional driving force for patients and loved ones living far away, McGill said.

Pet parties: the surprising – and occasionally dangerous – trend for animal birthday celebrations

Pet parties: the surprising – and occasionally dangerous – trend for animal birthday celebrations

But if I avoid ostentatious drone displays and public health violations, should I still have a birthday party for my pet?So you’re saying that pet birthday parties don’t actually have anything to do with the animals?

Pope claims couples who choose to have pets but not children are ‘selfish’

Pope claims couples who choose to have pets but not children are ‘selfish’

Pope Francis’ comments are likely to raise eyebrows among childless pet owners (Picture: Getty Images)The Pope has suggested that people who substitute pets for children are selfish.

Sustainable dog food could help offset the environmental cost of having a pet

Sustainable dog food could help offset the environmental cost of having a pet

Sustainable pet brand Beco is trying to reduce the impact our furry friends have on the planet (Picture: Beco/ Matthew Lloyd)Like many business owners, George Bramble was panicking when Covid arrived.

Field day for dogs as owners pay by the hour for safe green spaces

Field day for dogs as owners pay by the hour for safe green spaces

Twice a week, in rural Cambridgeshire, Rebecca Lee hires a private field for her dog, Moscow, to run about in for an hour.

How hard is it to look after a puppy?

How hard is it to look after a puppy?

Sarah James, Vet Nurse at Bought By Many, said: “It’s well-known puppy training is time consuming and requires a lot of personal effort, but that doesn’t prepare owners for how overwhelming it can be.“The first few nights with a puppy can be sleepless and messy and the first year can feel like a struggle.

2021 saw many pets being adopted – but also abandoned

2021 saw many pets being adopted – but also abandoned

Rescuers point out that people impulse-bought pets amid the pandemic, and eventually ended up abandoning them when they realised that they were not ready for the responsibility.

My heart catches when I see my children care for Odie – the puppy I resisted for so long

My heart catches when I see my children care for Odie – the puppy I resisted for so long

The gratification of an Indian mother at the words “I love your food” is matched by the dread of hearing “I am leaving home”, so when my 10-year-old wistfully announced that he couldn’t wait to move out, my maternal guilt peaked as I tried to figure out why.