How the Victorians turned mere beasts into man’s best friends

How the Victorians turned mere beasts into man’s best friends

“Many people kept cats during the Victorian period and felt affectionate towards them, but they were still very much seen as utility animals, which kept mice and vermin down,” Hamlett said.

Three women used spy cameras and meatballs to find a missing dog

Three women used spy cameras and meatballs to find a missing dog

Success (Picture: Shelly Spiller / SWNS) A cage filled with meaty treats tempted Zena in (Picture: Shelly Spiller / SWNS) The trio eventually found the cheeky pooch (Picture: Shelly Spiller / SWNS)The adventurous mutt is now staying at an animal rescue centre, where she will remain until she is ready to be fostered again.

Hero pit bull dies saving young boys from poisonous snake

Hero pit bull dies saving young boys from poisonous snake

The Richardson family said goodbye to their beloved dog Zeus last week after he was bitten multiple times by a coral snake while protecting their sons outside their home in rural Webster.Gary Richardson and his children said goodbye to their beloved pit bull, Zeus.

Tell us about the moment you realised your cat loved you

Tell us about the moment you realised your cat loved you

If you have lived with a cat we’d like to hear your stories about when you discovered they returned your affection.If so we’d like to hear your stories about the moment you realised your cat really loved you.

An ‘ugly’ abandoned dog has finally found a new owner

An ‘ugly’ abandoned dog has finally found a new owner

Determined to give her new friend a new lease of life, Rio renamed her adopted dog to Morticia and brought her home to live with her 14-year-old chihuahua called Pea. Morticia with its new owner Rio Maye from Wilstead in Bedfordshire and her chihuahua called Pea (Photo: PA)‘Morticia settled in straight away.

Bring Your Dog To Work Day sees good boys and girls take over the office

Bring Your Dog To Work Day sees good boys and girls take over the office

Today those feelings of happiness never have to end, with employees all over the UK taking their pets to the office for Bring Your Dog to Work Day. Animal lovers have begun tweeting snaps of their furry friends enjoying their new surroundings, with some dogs settling in quite well.

Dog’s behaviour myths busted

Dog’s behaviour myths busted

Myth: You can’t train a puppy for the first six months Reality: Puppies begin learning from their mother and siblings almost immediately after birth. Reality: When learning something new, whether it’s dog or human, a reward is a motivating factor to want to be successful.

Where do our dogs come from?

Where do our dogs come from?

Archaeologists and those who study fossils claim that a weasel-like mammalian called Miacis lived on Asiatic soil 60 million years ago, and went on to become the ancestor of canids – comprising foxes, jackals, wolves, dingoes, coyotes, and last but not the least, dogs.

Pick of the Litter review – heartwarming dogumentary

Pick of the Litter review – heartwarming dogumentary

Cuteness levels regularly exceed safe norms during this heartwarming “dogumentary” as five labrador puppies – Potomac, Patriot, Poppy, Phil and Primrose – are put into training to become guide dogs for the blind.

Sneha nair: Despite being turned down, I was the only one suitable for the film

Sneha nair: Despite being turned down, I was the only one suitable for the film

With a BA degree in journalism and psychology, and a dream to become an IPS officer, life seems to have taken a U-turn for Sneha Nair, who is all set to make her acting debut in this week’s release, First Love.

Confidence comes with early socialisation

Confidence comes with early socialisation

Socialisation for dogs isn’t the same thing as humans interacting with one another. If your pet shows signs of tremors, diarrhoea, take him/her to your veterinarian for immediate medical attention.

Banned food for cats

Banned food for cats

Chocolates : Theobromine, a chemical compound found in chocolates, is toxic for cats and can cause seizures, tremors, abnormal heart beat, even death. If your pet shows signs of tremors, diarrhoea, take him/her to your veterinarian for immediate medical attention.

Pets help boost health of older people: Study

Pets help boost health of older people: Study

Helping older people find low-cost ways to support pet ownership, while not sacrificing other important relationships and priorities is an investment in overall mental and physical health," said Cathleen Connell, Professor at the varsity.

Fostering reduces stress levels in dogs: Study

Fostering reduces stress levels in dogs: Study

The findings, published in the journal PeerJ , indicate that short-term fostering temporarily reduces cortisol (stress hormone) levels and increases rest in shelter dogs. Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch). Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch).

Causes of canine alopecia

Causes of canine alopecia

— are caused due to external parasites, fungal and bacterial skin infections, certain drugs, hormonal/endocrine imbalances. Areas with a poor blood supply do not have healthy hair growth. Bacterial skin infections can cause alopecia with redness, skin crusting, and circular patterns of hair loss.

10 best cat carriers to easily transport your pet

10 best cat carriers to easily transport your pet

Buy now Lazy Bones skudo airline approved carrier: £54.99, The Range Dimensions : 68 x 48cm When it comes to cats and air travel, if we’re honest, it’s not a great combination.

Mixed-breed stray becomes Police superdog!

Mixed-breed stray becomes Police superdog!

"The dog was bleeding when she was taken inside the campus," senior West Bengal Police Training Academy official Dipankar Bhattacharya told AFP. Officers originally intended keeping the mixed-breed stray as a pet, but Asha turned out to have a nose every bit as good as the German Shepherds and Labradors usually trained to sniff out explosives and drugs.

Dogs dress up for Blocao parade at Rio carnival

Dogs dress up for Blocao parade at Rio carnival

These dogs got into the spirit with a range of great costumes at the annual event in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

When kitties call

When kitties call

Female cats keep calling in varying pitched ‘meows’ when they are on heat, but a lot of pet parents don’t understand the reason for it. Usually a female cat will not stop calling until she is mated.

Dogs' personalities change over time just like humans

Dogs' personalities change over time just like humans

Exposure to obedience classes to dogs and training were associated with more positive personality traits across the dog's lifespan, Chopik suggested. The findings showed that dogs and owners share specific personality traits indicating that extroverted humans rated their dogs as more excitable and active.