How to feed your pet without destroying the planet

How to feed your pet without destroying the planet

For some people who have chosen to reduce or cut animal products from their diet altogether for environmental reasons, it’s just not ethically possible to keep a pet cat or dog.

Dog walkers ‘are 78% more likely to catch coronavirus’

Dog walkers ‘are 78% more likely to catch coronavirus’

Scientists have suggested the virus may be spread through the faeces of pets (Picture: Getty Images)Those who walk pet dogs may have an increased chance of catching coronavirus by 78%, according to a study.

Genius Dog Challenge: Dogs to compete in live virtual intelligence test

Genius Dog Challenge: Dogs to compete in live virtual intelligence test

Dogs will test their memories to the limits in a live-streamed competition on Wednesday night to determine the smartest canine.The Genius Dog Challenge includes six of the planet’s brainiest dogs, set to go head-to-head in a virtual stream test.

Dogs are humankind’s oldest companions, DNA research shows

Dogs are humankind’s oldest companions, DNA research shows

Lead author Anders Bergstrom, a post-doctoral researcher in the Ancient Genomics laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute, said: ‘The dog is the oldest domesticated animal and has a very long relationship with humans.

Interactive: see how your favourite dog breeds are related to each other

Interactive: see how your favourite dog breeds are related to each other

Photograph: Phil Crowder/Alamy This created a messy, intertwined relationship between different dog types, with the details of a breed’s origin sometimes recorded only in oral history.The German shepherd shares DNA with Italian dog breeds, including the cane paratore, according to researchers.

Majority of pet owners cancel plans to hang out with cats and dogs

Majority of pet owners cancel plans to hang out with cats and dogs

What’s more, the research confirmed that pets have a positive impact on our mental health, with a staggering 99% of dog owners and 96% of cat owners saying they think this the case for them.

Brits purchasing 'pandemic puppies' cost £400m in vet bills

Brits purchasing 'pandemic puppies' cost £400m in vet bills

Pet care brand Bob Martin has identified a tenfold spike in demand for people looking to purchase a companion animal whilst in lockdown, with the cost of not rehoming or buying from responsible breeders reaching £400 million across the country.

Pampering your pet could be increasing your energy bill by as much as £120

Pampering your pet could be increasing your energy bill by as much as £120

Research carried out has found that cat and dog owners can spend up to 10% of the average annual energy bill on their pets.

Dogs are picking up allergies because humans are pampering them

Dogs are picking up allergies because humans are pampering them

Research by experts in veterinary disease suggest that up to 20% of the UK’s eight million dogs suffer from allergies and that their conditions are being triggered by their comfortable lifestyles.

Having a pet can have economic and health benefits, study finds

Having a pet can have economic and health benefits, study finds

New research into the potential health benefits of pets has revealed that adult animal-owners are typically up to 50 per cent healthier than their non-pet counterparts, with a number of specific health benefits associated with domestic animals also reported.

Dogs really do love their owners and new research proves it

Dogs really do love their owners and new research proves it

We do love our dogs (Picture: Getty)Canine Cottages also tracked the owners’ heart rates to see how much this compares with that of their pet, and discovered their heart rate increased by 10% on average when they saw their dog after being away from them for a period of time.

One in four dogs bought during lockdown could be from puppy farms

One in four dogs bought during lockdown could be from puppy farms

In response to the findings, the Kennel Club has launched a #BePuppyWise campaign urging people to take time and do proper research before purchasing their dog.

Forget 'dog years': Scientists say we've been calculating our pups' ages wrong

Forget 'dog years': Scientists say we've been calculating our pups' ages wrong

Getty ImagesResearchers have created a better way of determining how to compare the ages of people and their four-legged friends .Trending stories,celebrity news and all the best of TODAY.“Since the two species don’t age at the same rate over their lifespans, it turns out it’s not a perfectly linear comparison, as the 1:7 years rule-of-thumb would suggest,” reads a press release on the study.

Keep pet cats indoors, say researchers who found they kill 230m native Australian animals each year

Keep pet cats indoors, say researchers who found they kill 230m native Australian animals each year

Researchers said owners of Australia’s 3.7m domestic cats needed to make sure their pets were indoors or contained to reduce their impact on native species.

Dogs endure emotional difficulties in puberty like humans, says study

Dogs endure emotional difficulties in puberty like humans, says study

Asher said she hoped the findings would help owners be more understanding of their dogs and cut them some slack, noting there is a spike in owners taking their dogs to shelters when the animals hit puberty.“Perhaps they are not misbehaving just because they are naughty, but it is just like in humans – the hormones are raging and there are things going on in the brain,” she said.

Why do some dogs live really long lives? New findings might provide clues

Why do some dogs live really long lives? New findings might provide clues

While it is too soon to say what this study means for the average dog owner, having a better understanding of canine aging might change how people might think of breeding dogs, said Carlos Alvarez, who was not involved with the research.

Sniffer dogs ‘could detect passengers with coronavirus at airports’

Sniffer dogs ‘could detect passengers with coronavirus at airports’

Dr Claire Guest said dogs could provide rapid screening for Covid-19 (Picture: This Morning)Dogs could screen passengers arriving at airports for coronavirus , it is claimed.

A tiger has coronavirus: Is your pet at risk?

A tiger has coronavirus: Is your pet at risk?

It's believed the Bronx tiger got sick from a human, and as of March 25, at least two dogs in Hong Kong had tested positive for the coronavirus after close human contacts also did, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Pet 101 during covid-19

Pet 101 during covid-19

2) Activity: As you spend more time at home, make sure that each pet gets the exercise it needs.Call your veterinarian if you have any concerns for the health of your pets.

Don’t spoil your dog during self-isolation, says scientist

Don’t spoil your dog during self-isolation, says scientist

Being at home for an extended amount of time could give dogs a false sense of security, putting them at greater risk of separation anxiety when owners eventually return to normal working life.