Shenzhen could be first city in China to ban eating of dogs and cats

Shenzhen could be first city in China to ban eating of dogs and cats

Shenzhen is set to become the first city in mainland China to ban the eating of dogs and cats, if a draft regulation released by the municipal government in a wider push to restrict the consumption of wild animals is approved.

Toxic kitty? Researchers ponder link between rare venom and cat allergies

Toxic kitty? Researchers ponder link between rare venom and cat allergies

The paper also contained no evidence that the protein in the slow loris toxin is what causes reactions to the venom or the anaphylactic response.

Owner loses tooth biting Rottweiler to stop it attacking his dogs

Owner loses tooth biting Rottweiler to stop it attacking his dogs

Martin Fletcher, 55, thought his Jack Russell had been killed by the Rottweiler (Picture: North News / NNP)A man has been left missing a front tooth after he bit a Rottweiler to stop it attacking his two dogs .

The Texas business owner who is literally eating his own dog food

The Texas business owner who is literally eating his own dog food

“Well, it’s a little naive to say I want to [eat dog food] for 30 days,” he admitted in the first of a series of videos documenting his journey on the company’s YouTube page.

Dog thought to be the fattest in Britain loses half her body weight

Dog thought to be the fattest in Britain loses half her body weight

Lulu before her weight loss (Picture: SWNS)Lulu the nine-year-old Rottweiler could hardly move and experienced pain in her back legs when she tipped the scales at 9st 10lbs.Owner Gill Jones, a 66-year-old grandmother of six, said: ‘She was a rescue dog and was born with a problem with her genes.

Florida police were called for a woman screaming 'let me out.' It was a parrot.

Florida police were called for a woman screaming 'let me out.' It was a parrot.

"I was changing the brakes on my wife's car and had my 40-year-old parrot, Rambo, on his outside perch where he sings and talks,” the man explained to the deputies, according to a post on the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

Dog owners warned of flesh-eating Alabama Rot as five new UK cases confirmed

Dog owners warned of flesh-eating Alabama Rot as five new UK cases confirmed

Symptoms include lethargy and vomiting, with dogs also likely to have lesions or ulcers on their tongues or lower limbs (Picture: Wessex News) It affects dogs of all types and ages (Picture: Wessex News)Since the disease reached Britain from America in 2012, the highest number of deaths have been in Greater Manchester, Dorset and the New Forest in Hampshire.

Lizzy the Labrador pushes her brother Freddy in a toy car and it’s too adorable

Lizzy the Labrador pushes her brother Freddy in a toy car and it’s too adorable

Meet Lizzy the Labrador – she’s a therapy dog and she knows some impressive tricks.Freddy climbed in and waited patiently until Lizzy jumped up on the back and pushed him forward.Do you have a dog who knows some impressive tricks?

Rescue dogs treated to Christmas grotto that’s totally edible

Rescue dogs treated to Christmas grotto that’s totally edible

We know dogs can’t smile, but look at his happy face (Picture: Dan Rowlands / ) Food artist Prudence makes some last minute adjustments to the dog grotto (Picture: Dan Rowlands / )It came as Wilko revealed research about pets and Christmas that found an average of £27 pounds is spent per-pooch on gifts over the festive season.

New cases of deadly Alabama Rot which eats flesh of dogs found in UK

New cases of deadly Alabama Rot which eats flesh of dogs found in UK

A poor dog which has been infected with the Alabama Rot skin disease (Picture: Wessex News)The latest cases were confirmed by Anderson Moores, a specialist veterinary referral centre in Winchester.

Winnie the ‘wonky’ bulldog is learning to walk thanks to swimming lessons

Winnie the ‘wonky’ bulldog is learning to walk thanks to swimming lessons

Little Winnie is having swimming lessons (Picture: SWNS)A ‘wonky’ puppy with bowed legs is looking for her forever home after her previous owners gave her up because of her collapsing legs.

Automatic Dog Paw Cleaner, Portable Waterproof Pet Feet cleaner/Washer/Brush Cup for Dogs & Cats

Automatic Dog Paw Cleaner, Portable Waterproof Pet Feet cleaner/Washer/Brush Cup for Dogs & Cats

It uses soft silicone bristles to effectively absorb dust, dirt, and sand.The one switch button and charging port are equipped with silicone seal and waterproof protection.Put your pet's foot into the paw washer wait 10sec or until it clean.

Paw diet: can vegan food and insect kibble really win over our pets?

Paw diet: can vegan food and insect kibble really win over our pets?

Jack russell crosses Paddy and Fig tried out some vegetarian and insect-based dog food and a more traditional meat-based gravy bone.

Do our pets ever really love us – or do they just stick around for the food?

Do our pets ever really love us – or do they just stick around for the food?

Through many years of care and affection, we almost managed to rescue him from this anxiety until – almost as if to prove a point – Dustin was mauled to death by two pet dogs off the lead.

Summer vacation with Scissors

Summer vacation with Scissors

Scissors, a Pomeranian, had a thick snow-white fur, a lovable face and a twitching nose – with which he sniffed all around his new home. On reaching the Air Force unit, we discovered, that our father too had kept a dog named Lacy – a jet black stray dog he had adopted.

How to choose right food for cats

How to choose right food for cats

Lack of proper knowledge about the essential nutrients required for their diet can be detrimental to the cat's health and growth. Cats also have different nutritional requirements and different ways in which their body assimilates nutrients hence cat food formulated by nutritionists addresses these unique needs.

Dogs mirror stress levels of owners, researchers find

Dogs mirror stress levels of owners, researchers find

“This is the first time we’ve seen a long-term synchronisation in stress levels between members of two different species,” said Lina Roth, an ethologist who led the work at Linköping University in Sweden.

Mineral magic and its effect on coat condition

Mineral magic and its effect on coat condition

The most notable nutrients involved in skin and coat health include protein, fatty acids and zinc, as well as select vitamins and trace minerals. Although rare, vitamin deficiencies can result in several skin and coat problems.

Cat who can’t stop sneezing stuck at rescue centre because ‘nobody will adopt him’

Cat who can’t stop sneezing stuck at rescue centre because ‘nobody will adopt him’

“He has been in our homing wing for around 10 days now,” she adds, explaining that as soon as people know a cat has a medical issue, people are reluctant to adopt them.

Make your own dog food? It’s not that barking

Make your own dog food? It’s not that barking

There’s rarely cause to give them dairy, and beef is at the pricier end of protein anyway, so if you’re worried about allergies, just don’t give them pasta or bread and use buckwheat rather than regular flour, which most dog-food recipes stipulate anyway.