How to keep your pets cool in a heatwave, from sunscreen to cold treats

How to keep your pets cool in a heatwave, from sunscreen to cold treats

Not to mention, there’s little air conditioning to be found in homes across the UK.As RSPCA animal welfare expert Dr Samantha Gaines explains, some pets, like dogs, don’t sweat, so once their body temperature begins to rise, it can be difficult for them to cool down.

Dog stolen while owner had heart attack rescued 200 miles away

Dog stolen while owner had heart attack rescued 200 miles away

Jessie was spotted half-way across the country by someone who saw her missing dog appeal (Picture: Triangle News)A woman whose dog was stolen from her as she suffered a heart attack in the street been reunited with the pet after it was spotted half-way across the country four days later.

Will Noodle the pug have a ‘bones’ or ‘no bones’ day on TODAY? Vote in our poll

Will Noodle the pug have a ‘bones’ or ‘no bones’ day on TODAY? Vote in our poll

So knowing that both "bones" days and "no bones" days are winners in Noodle's book, what kind of day do you predict Noodle will have when he visits TODAY?

Another fine mess: clearing up the dog poo problem

Another fine mess: clearing up the dog poo problem

My preferred response is the traditional British Paddington hard stare and mutter; my French husband likes to hand out poo bags with steely politeness.“It’s the most passive-aggressive subject in neighbourhood social media,” says a friend, whose local group has been bemoaning a “return to the 80s”, dog poo-wise.

Dog warning: Owners told not to recreate ‘dangerous’ TikTok craze when washing pets

Dog warning: Owners told not to recreate ‘dangerous’ TikTok craze when washing pets

The new TikTok trend has many dog owners using purple shampoo on their dogs’ hair when they wash them.Using human shampoo on dogs can cause irritation, leaving their skin dry, flaky and more vulnerable to parasites, bacteria and viruses.

Help your pets beat the heat with these cool accessories

Help your pets beat the heat with these cool accessories

It comes in detachable and foldable variants and can help keep your pet cool if you step out when the sun’s out.These collars can be filled with an ice pack to keep your pet cool!.

Can dogs get hayfever and what are the symptoms?

Can dogs get hayfever and what are the symptoms?

Walkies might leave tails sagging and not wagging on high pollen days (Picture: Getty)Known as atopic dermatitis, or atopy, hay fever in dogs is mostly seasonal, like with humans.

Lonely dog has had zero viewings after 150 days in a shelter

Lonely dog has had zero viewings after 150 days in a shelter

Poor Skye has a leg deformity which the charity think might put some people off (Picture: RSPCA)The RSPCA has launched a heartfelt appeal to find a new home for Skye, a three-year-old dog who has spent more than 150 days at one of their centres – yet still hasn’t had one viewing.

Because I’m woof it! How dog grooming became big business

Because I’m woof it! How dog grooming became big business

Why does it matter what my tail looks like?” Simons is under no illusions about his profession: “People say, ‘I’ve booked him in for a treat, for a spa day,’ but dogs don’t want to be here.

Rescue dog who was kept in a locked bedroom is looking for a home

Rescue dog who was kept in a locked bedroom is looking for a home

She loves to be around people (Picture: RSPCA) She’s received zero interest (Picture: RSPCA)The RSPCA team hope Dotty finds the love and care she deserves soon, after being previously mistreated.

Angry Shih Tzu goes from aggressive to adorable during chilled out haircut

Angry Shih Tzu goes from aggressive to adorable during chilled out haircut

He was seen snapping away at the worker’s clippers angrily (Picture: Viral Press) Someone wasn’t happy to see those clippers (Picture: Viral Press) Bangs wasn’t happy to be there (Picture: Viral Press) The cuddly pooch’s mood changed at a flick of a switch (Picture: Viral Press)‘This dog went from aggressive to clingy as soon as he started to get to know us,’ Marjorie Lizas, the manager at The Pet Spot grooming salon says.

Stylish cockapoo now has more outfits than her owner

Stylish cockapoo now has more outfits than her owner

A glimpse into her wardrobe (Picture: Mercury Press)Nicole, from Essex, says: ‘She has more clothes than me at this point, definitely more new stuff.So chic (Picture: Mercury Press)Nicole even admits that a lot more of her time and energy goes into Luna’s outfits, rather than her own.

Labs still No. 1 dog breed in U.S., but poodles spring in popularity

Labs still No. 1 dog breed in U.S., but poodles spring in popularity

Labrador retrievers are still tugging hardest on U.S. dog lovers’ heartstrings, but poodles just strutted back into the American Kennel Club’s top five most popular dog breeds for the first time in nearly a quarter-century.

Why does my dog always stare at me?

Why does my dog always stare at me?

Your dog could be trying to tell you something (Picture: Getty).If your dog stares at you while they’re pooping, it could be because they feel vulnerable and are looking to you for reassurance.

Is your dog depressed? Horror pet warning as study pinpoints major signs to look out for

Is your dog depressed? Horror pet warning as study pinpoints major signs to look out for

Study finds nearly three quarters of UK dogs show signs of poor mental health (Image: Getty) Around 8.8 million dogs exhibit behaviour indicating anxiety or depression (Image: Getty)The most common signs include a loss of appetite, destructiveness and low activity levels.

Cornish pet shop turned into bar selling dog-friendly beer and coffee

Cornish pet shop turned into bar selling dog-friendly beer and coffee

Up to 40 bottles of booze go each day (Picture: Cornwall Live/BPM Media) A place to hang (Picture: Cornwall Live/BPM Media)The popular bar is the brainchild of Gareth Evans, who has enjoyed so much success he’s planning to open another shop in Devon.

Dog poo left on pitch left rugby player with life-changing injury for 17 years

Dog poo left on pitch left rugby player with life-changing injury for 17 years

Darryl Adams says his leg has ‘never been right’ since the incident (Picture: Media Drum World)Dog poo left on a rugby pitch in Wales has left a man with life-changing injuries.

Your dog can grieve – here are the signs to look out for

Your dog can grieve – here are the signs to look out for

‘When dogs are anxious, they display a range of physical signs, depending on what is triggering them,’ explains pet wellness experts Miracle Leaf.‘If they are grieving over the loss of another household pet, they may show these signs during times they associate with this pet.

Woman forced to give up beloved dog discovers she was left starved and blind by new owners

Woman forced to give up beloved dog discovers she was left starved and blind by new owners

Ms Rodgers said: "I had a missed phone call from a vet in Blackpool and they said 'we've got a dog here that's microchipped to you' and it was Ely.Ely was handed in to a vets in Blackpool in January 2022 (Image: KENNEDY NEWS AND MEDIA).

Tiny puppy who couldn't use back legs dumped to die in rucksack in woods

Tiny puppy who couldn't use back legs dumped to die in rucksack in woods

The cockapoo was abandoned in Finchampstead Woods on February 10 (Image: RSPCA)It is thought Watson was dumped either by a breeder or his owner due to his health issues.