Quiz: What dog should I get?

Quiz: What dog should I get?

These are questions people should be asking themselves, as well as concluding that the time isn’t right for a pet if an animal’s needs can’t be met.If you do think you can make a wonderful home for a dog, though, it’s good to know which breed you should go for.

Tips to keep your furry pal warm in winter

Tips to keep your furry pal warm in winter

Winter is on and while we may cover up in the chill, pets also need to stay safe and warm.Winter may seem like a lazier season, but don’t let that come in the way of your pet’s grooming session.

Over a third of dogs bought during the pandemic have never even been to the park

Over a third of dogs bought during the pandemic have never even been to the park

Relaxing is good, but dogs need to be around other dogs and people (Picture: Getty Images)A third admit to now realising that their lockdown dog was bought from a puppy farm and that same amount are considering putting their lockdown pups up for adoption once life returns to normal.

Where’s Cookie? Stars help in Epping Forest hunt for runaway whippet

Where’s Cookie? Stars help in Epping Forest hunt for runaway whippet

Thermal drones, K9 tracker dogs, stake-outs and desperate pleas from Pixie Lott, Jennifer Saunders and Anita Rani: the hunt for Cookie the whippet – lost in Epping Forest since November – is gathering pace.

Luxury pet retailer creates £60 Ugg boots for dogs

Luxury pet retailer creates £60 Ugg boots for dogs

The VIP x Ugg dog booties come in six different sizes so if you’re looking for a pair for your pet, there’s a good chance you might be able to find a fitting one.

Are Rottweilers unsuitable as pets? Experts weigh in

Are Rottweilers unsuitable as pets? Experts weigh in

The news of two pet Rottweilers mauling a 58-year-old worker to death in a farm near Chidambaram, in Cuddalore district, last week has sent shock waves through people.Manoj Poovanniyil of the kennel, Rottweiler Chennai, says, “Every dog and breed is different and people should do their homework thoroughly before taking them home.

With a rise in pet snatching, here’s how to keep your pooch safe

With a rise in pet snatching, here’s how to keep your pooch safe

Many such incidents have happened over the years, which is why it’s important to be vigilant when you walk your pet outside.And these incidents happen only with pedigree and imported dogs,” says Kaveri.Timings and area for walks also important: Pet parents.

UK pet bereavement helplines report big rise in calls during Covid

UK pet bereavement helplines report big rise in calls during Covid

Animal bereavement helplines have reported a big increase in calls during the coronavirus pandemic, charities have said, as it emerged that comedian and actor Miranda Hart was taking time off to grieve the loss of her beloved dog Peggy.

Ferrets and tarantulas among pets to find new homes in lockdown

Ferrets and tarantulas among pets to find new homes in lockdown

Owners of quails, ferrets and tarantulas have felt comforted by taking care of their pets and have had the time to dedicate to their new furry or feathered friends.

Still binning your mutt’s mess? Eco-friendly pet owners need a dog poo wormery

Still binning your mutt’s mess? Eco-friendly pet owners need a dog poo wormery

Ben Dodd wants you to “consider using a wormery where the worms will feed off the bags and waste”, according to Pet Business World.That’s fine, as long as I’m able to sleep at night while thinking about worms eating poo in a bin out back.

'Indoguration Day' nears for Major Biden

'Indoguration Day' nears for Major Biden

The soon-to-be first pet is being honored with a virtual "indoguration" celebration on Jan. 17, courtesy of the Delaware Humane Association — the shelter President-elect Joe Biden got him from.

Pooches come together with their hoomans at this pet party

Pooches come together with their hoomans at this pet party

Last year, the organisation could not organise the main event due to the pandemic and restrictions on social gatherings, but on Sunday, it managed to host a small party for pets, keeping COVID protocols in place, with just 100 people.

$3,000 ‘doggie door’ connects to your phone to let your pet in or out the house

$3,000 ‘doggie door’ connects to your phone to let your pet in or out the house

Called the MyQ Pet Portal, it can replace the standard analogue catflap on your door with a smart, sliding-door that connects to a collar sensor to know when to let your pooch out automatically.

Getting divorced? Pet alimony for pampered pups and kitties is a thing now

Getting divorced? Pet alimony for pampered pups and kitties is a thing now

And sometimes three pets involved, which raises the quandary and the fight is for upkeep and maintenance of all three.”.Samisha Mehta, corporate consultant, married for five years and now separated, approached a lawyer to state she did not want maintenance for herself but for her dog and explains why.

Doggie desserts: Ben & Jerry's enters the pet food business

Doggie desserts: Ben & Jerry's enters the pet food business

Lindsay Bumps, a global marketing specialist with Ben & Jerry’s, said the company had been eyeing the exponential growth in pet spending and started developing its dog treats early last year.

Major Biden's virtual 'Indoguration Party' will support his former shelter

Major Biden's virtual 'Indoguration Party' will support his former shelter

That means inauguration day is as big a deal for Major as it is for his owners, Joe and Jill: Along with older brother Champ, Major will be ascending to the highest canine office in the land, First Dog. To celebrate, the shelter from which the Bidens adopted Major, the Delaware Humane Association, will be holding their own livestreamed inauguration event on January 17: Major Biden's Indoguration Party.

Can dog groomers stay open in lockdown?

Can dog groomers stay open in lockdown?

The latest government guidance states the following services can remain open during lockdown: vets and retailers of products and food for the upkeep and welfare of animals animal rescue centres, boarding facilities and animal groomers (may continue to be used for animal welfare, rather than aesthetic purposes) You are also advised to contact the groomer in advance to make an appointment.

The 6-Figure Trainer: Kris Taylor of Taylor Made Working Dogs

The 6-Figure Trainer: Kris Taylor of Taylor Made Working Dogs

“I’ve always had a crazy entrepreneurial mind,” he says, “and I’m a third-generation trainer and I’ve worked with dogs for more than 20 years, but I never put two and two together until that morning.”.

Fat felines: we all love a ‘chonky’ cat – but the online trend has to end

Fat felines: we all love a ‘chonky’ cat – but the online trend has to end

The internet is now full of pictures of fat cats that their owners think are adorable but are actually health disasters, barely able to fit through a cat flap, let alone jump on to a ledge.Fat cats on diets are probably OK.

Funeral for Fido: as pet ownership levels rise, so does the end-of-life care business

Funeral for Fido: as pet ownership levels rise, so does the end-of-life care business

The vet who euthanised the small dog arranged to have him cremated for about $400.Our connections with companion animals, and our willingness to spend on them, even after their deaths, is fuelling the booming pet end-of-life business.