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Garrod Kirkwood's best photograph: one man and his whippet in a seaside arcade

Garrod Kirkwood's best photograph: one man and his whippet in a seaside arcade

‘I used to follow Chris and his whippet Edie round Sunderland.When the project was finished, I told Chris that I thought we had got enough He said: “Don’t say that.

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.

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.

Rescue team carries 190-pound dog from Utah canyon trail to safety

Rescue team carries 190-pound dog from Utah canyon trail to safety

A four-hour operation by the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team helped bring the 3-year-old dog named Floyd to safety.A 190-pound mastiff named Floyd needed help from rescue workers after getting injured on a hiking trail in Salt Lake City.

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.

Domestic rabbits plagued by diseases and poor diets, study finds

Domestic rabbits plagued by diseases and poor diets, study finds

Royal Veterinary College researchers point to misconceptions about how ‘minimal care and handling’ pet rabbits need.Overgrown nails and teeth, gut stasis and dirty backsides – which can result from poor diets and lead to myiasis – were some of the most common conditions found in a study of over 6,000 rabbits taken to vets.

Baby turtle dies after eating 104 pieces of plastic off Florida coast

Baby turtle dies after eating 104 pieces of plastic off Florida coast

Whitney Crowder, sea turtle rehabilitation coordinator for Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton, Florida, which posted a viral photo of the deceased loggerhead turtle with bits of plastic removed from its body, said that baby turtles die from ingesting plastic every year.

These 'doctor dogs' can sniff out disease

These 'doctor dogs' can sniff out disease

Around the world, dogs like Shugga are training to detect diseases ranging from Parkinson’s disease and cancer to malaria, according to Maria Goodavage, author of “Doctor Dogs: How Our Best Friends Are Becoming Our Best Medicine.”.

Dogs in smoking households passively puff more than 3,000 cigarettes a year

Dogs in smoking households passively puff more than 3,000 cigarettes a year

Dogs who live with smokers are 60% more likely to get lung cancer and cats are twice as likely to develop malignant lymphoma (Pictures: Getty Images/iStockphoto)Pets living in smoking households passively smoke more than 3,000 cigarettes a year, a new study has claimed.

You can track the sea turtle named after TODAY — here's how

You can track the sea turtle named after TODAY — here's how

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is on the front lines of the conservation effort to protect and save the dwindling sea turtle population.

Nearly 1,000,000 dogs in the UK have mental health disorders

Nearly 1,000,000 dogs in the UK have mental health disorders

Many of our pooches are struggling with depression, anxiety and panic attacks under the radar (Picture: Getty Images)Almost a million British dogs are suffering from mental health disorders, experts have claimed.

Woman quits her job to search for lost dog and finally finds her after 57 days

Woman quits her job to search for lost dog and finally finds her after 57 days

When they went out for dinner one stormy night, the thunderous sounds scared Katie who had been left at the hotel.Soon, days turned into weeks but Carol never gave up hope.

Cats bond with their people too, study finds

Cats bond with their people too, study finds

However, Prof Daniel Mills, an expert in veterinary behavioural medicine from the University of Lincoln who has previously studied human-cat relationships, said the research has flaws, including that the team did not explore other possible types of bonds and did not repeat their experiments with strangers.

Most men feel ’emotionally closer’ to their dog than any other human being

Most men feel ’emotionally closer’ to their dog than any other human being

Research by US psychologist Dr Chris Blazina suggests that many men find their relationship and attachment to their dog to be more secure than their closest human relationships.In one nationwide study in the US, men were asked to compare their closest human and animal companion on how secure their bond felt.

Couple spared jail for risking return of rabies in puppy-smuggling scandal

Couple spared jail for risking return of rabies in puppy-smuggling scandal

Jodie Fairbrother was handed a suspended sentence and banned from keeping or trading in animals for five years (Picture: Grimsby Telegraph/MEN Media) RSPCA officers raid the 4Paws kennels in South Killinghome (Picture: Grimsby Telegraph/MEN Media) Officers removed 160 dogs and cats, many of which had untreated medical conditions (Picture: Grimsby Telegraph/MEN Media)They were charged with a string of cruelty offences after RSPCA officers removed 160 animals from their rescue centre and veterinary clinic in Lincolnshire.

Remembering the incredible story of hero dogs on 9/11

Remembering the incredible story of hero dogs on 9/11

A number of the rescue dogs went on to be deployed in other disaster zonesWhile many remember the heroic efforts of rescue workers who rushed to save lives as the World Trade Centre collapsed on September 11, 2001, the stories of hundreds of dogs who helped people are not as well known.

Help your dog cope with arthritis

Help your dog cope with arthritis

Some pets hide their arthritis pain, but you’ll notice they don’t want to play because it’s difficult to run and wrestle.As a responsible pet parent, you can help your pooch to deal with this painful condition with the following practices:.

Jimmy the dog sniffed out a cancerous tumour in owner's breast

Jimmy the dog sniffed out a cancerous tumour in owner's breast

Amanda with bruising on her breast (Picture: PA Real Life)Doctors also removed 29 lymph nodes and sent them away to be biopsied, to find out if the cancer had spread any further.

International dog day: Loli helps clean up plastic at the beach

International dog day: Loli helps clean up plastic at the beach

Her owners, Trish Brewster 54, and Yan Balewicz, 60, from started picking up bits of rubbish from the beach near her home in Glenelg, Scotland, when they walked her and soon she started copying them.