Sick as a dog: canine allergies are on the rise – and adoring owners are to blame

Sick as a dog: canine allergies are on the rise – and adoring owners are to blame

In fact, it’s thought that almost a fifth of all dogs suffer with allergies.It means that we treat dogs like part of the family.Maybe we never used to notice dog allergies because we kept our pooches outside, made them work and ignored them.

So we’re getting a dog. Can I avoid the trap of talking about it all the time?

So we’re getting a dog. Can I avoid the trap of talking about it all the time?

A while ago, my wife and I took the kids to an agricultural fair, which is like a regular trade fair except you spend £30 on chilli jam and pretend to a salesman that you are going to come back and look at a ride-on mower again, even though you have plastic grass (more of that in another column).Part way through the day, we went into a barn full of people selling rabbits.

Reigning cats and dogs: why grumpy animals rule the internet

Reigning cats and dogs: why grumpy animals rule the internet

Since the feline known as Grumpy Cat died last year, two furry curmudgeons called Chico and Meow Meow have emerged to fight for her crown – and merchandising possibilities.That’s only two ; don’t you need three for something to be a thing?

How the world's funniest-looking dog finally found a home

How the world's funniest-looking dog finally found a home

Jubilee the wide-eyed husky lay languishing unwanted in a shelter, until her carers hit on the idea of sharing her sad saga on Facebook.Anyway, Jubilee ended up at the Husky House shelter in New Jersey , where she languished for 18 months because no one wanted her.

Violinist's music calms dogs recovering from abuse at ASPCA

Violinist's music calms dogs recovering from abuse at ASPCA

ASPCAKris Lindsay, senior director at the ASPCA, said Agee’s music has been a wonderful addition to the storytelling program.“It’s really incredible to watch the impact his music has on the dogs and how quickly they respond,” she told TODAY.Energetic dogs soon settle down while listening to Agee play the violin.

Hoda and Jenna get up close and personal with Louisiana wildlife

Hoda and Jenna get up close and personal with Louisiana wildlife

Hoda and Jenna get up close and personal with Louisiana wildlife copied! Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager are hosting the fourth hour from New Orleans to celebrate the Big Easy turning 300! (New Orleans tourism paid for TODAY’s production costs.)

Is your dog fat? Fitness trackers help put fat pets on a diet

Is your dog fat? Fitness trackers help put fat pets on a diet

He moved to San Francisco for three months, tracked down Czech manufacturers and a customer service subcontractor.Owners willing to splurgeTwo years later, production and sales of the Actijoy fitness trackers have begun, with one unit costing about $300.