'Alarming' Quarter of dog owners would give up pup for normal behaviour they think is bad

'Alarming' Quarter of dog owners would give up pup for normal behaviour they think is bad

Experts said the survey highlights the knowledge gap among dog owners over what is normal behaviour (Image: GETTY)Some 42 percent said pulling on the lead was an issue for puppies aged six months to one year, while 37 percent said jumping up at strangers.

Do you need a petnup? How to navigate breakups when you share a pet

Do you need a petnup? How to navigate breakups when you share a pet

Vic still has Frankie with her now (Picture: Vic Paterson)According to researchfrom Direct Let Pet Insurance, more than a quarter of the some 101,500 divorce cases in the UK last year involved the custody or care of a dog or cat, a number that is likely to rise given that 3.2million pets were bought during the pandemic.

Woman with dementia missing for 3 days is rescued thanks her dog's barks

Woman with dementia missing for 3 days is rescued thanks her dog's barks

The Noppe family is elated to be reunited with Noppe and Max, who both received medical care before a joyous Mother’s Day celebration together, according to Jessica Noppe, 39.This was my first Mother’s Day as a mom," said Courtney Noppe, who celebrated with her daughter.

Jack Russells are UK dogs with longest life expectancy as French Bulldogs have shortest

Jack Russells are UK dogs with longest life expectancy as French Bulldogs have shortest

JACK RUSSELLS have the longest life expectancy of pet dogs in the UK, while French Bulldogs have the shortest, a new study suggests.According to the research, Border Collies had the second-longest life expectancy at 12.1 years, with Springer Spaniels third on 11.92 years.

A genetic study has debunked the stereotypes leashed to dog breeds

A genetic study has debunked the stereotypes leashed to dog breeds

Overall, the study is a reminder that pet owners (particularly those looking to find a clone-like stand-in for old companions ) are better off choosing dogs based on their individuality and behaviors, not their breeding.

Flat-faced dogs could have three times shorter lives than other breeds

Flat-faced dogs could have three times shorter lives than other breeds

Bill Lambert, Health, of The Kennel Club, said: ‘This new tool, funded in part by The Kennel Club Charitable Trust VetCompass grant, helps us understand and determine more accurately a dog’s life expectancy given different factors throughout their lives, instead of just based on historic breed estimates.

Vegan dogs may be healthier than those munching on meat

Vegan dogs may be healthier than those munching on meat

While this could be a sign of better health, prior research has indicated owners of dogs on raw meat diets are less likely to take their pet to a vet.

Dogs benefit from nutritionally complete vegan diet more than conventional diet, study suggests

Dogs benefit from nutritionally complete vegan diet more than conventional diet, study suggests

The study, published in the journal Plos One, found that nearly a fifth (17 per cent) of dogs on conventional diets had four or more visits to the vet over the period of one year, compared to nine per cent of vegan dogs and eight per cent of those on raw meat diets.

Vegan diets are healthier and safer for dogs, study suggests

Vegan diets are healthier and safer for dogs, study suggests

Vegan diets are healthier and safer for dogs than conventional meat-based diets, according to the largest study to date, as long as they are nutritionally complete.

The Surprising Secret to Getting More Eyes On Your Ads

The Surprising Secret to Getting More Eyes On Your Ads

Researchers also found that the same exposure to dogs and cats can make people more risk-averse if that's what the advertiser is trying to accomplish.

Tim Dowling: the cat’s had his nuts off. Does no one else feel his pain?

Tim Dowling: the cat’s had his nuts off. Does no one else feel his pain?

Once out of the carrier, he walks round the kitchen table in unsteady circles, knocking into chair legs.“He’s still groggy,” the middle one says.My wife is washing up, and the youngest is at the table making guacamole, surrounded by a growing mess.“How is he?” I say, looking at the cat.

The biological reason therapy dogs help us feel better

The biological reason therapy dogs help us feel better

They were all asked to report their levels of pain, depression, anxiety and wellbeing before and after a 10-minute visit from a St. John’s Ambulance dog and their handler.The patients reported a significant reduction in pain, symptoms of depression and anxiety and overall wellbeing.

Dogs feel heartbreak: Study finds pooches get sad when they lose a friend

Dogs feel heartbreak: Study finds pooches get sad when they lose a friend

Research shows dogs refuse food, become less active and are more needy when grieving (Image: Getty)Dr Federica Pirrone, one of the study's authors, said: "Dog owners reported several statistically significant changes in the surviving dog after the death of the companion dog, both in terms of activities and emotions.

Dogs really ARE man's best friend as study finds they recognise voices of those they love

Dogs really ARE man's best friend as study finds they recognise voices of those they love

The dogs could detect their owner in 82 percent of cases (Image: Getty)The dogs were required to differentiate between their owners’ voices and those of 14 strangers, with varying levels of similarity to how their owners sound.Including when the voices were swapped, the dogs could detect their owner in 82 percent of cases, the results showed.

Small pets at risk of heatstroke as global temperatures rise, study warns

Small pets at risk of heatstroke as global temperatures rise, study warns

‘Owners of small animals such as rabbits, ferrets and guinea pigs may need to review their pet’s housing and take steps to keep their pets cool in the warmer months to reduce the risk of heatstroke,’ she said.

Small pets at risk of heatstroke as temperatures rise, study finds

Small pets at risk of heatstroke as temperatures rise, study finds

The researchers say their findings highlight the need for better public awareness of heatstroke and the risk to all animals, and that cases will continue to rise with warmer weather because of the climate emergency.

Deluge of dog pee and poo harming nature reserves, study suggests

Deluge of dog pee and poo harming nature reserves, study suggests

The researchers estimated the illegal levels of nitrogen and phosphorus in situations where dogs must be kept on leads and can only stray 2 metres either side of a path.

These spaniels have an important job: catching bed bugs

These spaniels have an important job: catching bed bugs

The dogs have a lot of fun when they’re not hard at work catching bed bugs (Picture: Merlin Environmental) it can take several months to train up the spaniels for bed bug hunting (Picture: Merlin Environmental) The company has seven more puppies in training now (Picture: Merlin Environmental)Juson tells : ‘Spaniels are great at detecting bed bugs.

Battle to save 'factory-farmed' puppies flown to overseas labs for experiments

Battle to save 'factory-farmed' puppies flown to overseas labs for experiments

Beagles from MBR Acres are driven two hours north to Humberside Airport (Picture: The Hull Animal Rights Team)Activists say they won’t rest until a ‘puppy factory’ stops breeding beagles which are used for lab tests and put down at six months old.

Stranded dog saved from rising tide after rescuers attach sausage to drone

Stranded dog saved from rising tide after rescuers attach sausage to drone

She resisted efforts to encourage her to a safer spot until a drone pilot suggested attaching food to one of the unmanned aerial vehicles that had been used to track the dog.“It was a crazy idea,” said Chris Taylor, the chair of the Denmead Drone Search and Rescue team.