Sausage dog who was so obese she couldn't walk loses half her body weight

Sausage dog who was so obese she couldn't walk loses half her body weight

The sausage dog had piled on weight after her previous owner became ill and could no longer take her on walks (Picture: Mercury Press & Media Ltd)Being rescued and rehomed by Jean may have saved her life.

Horse and dog who look like siblings thanks to matching coats are best friends

Horse and dog who look like siblings thanks to matching coats are best friends

Elizabeth de Val, also known as Eli, the seven-year-old paint horse and one-year-old Rumba – a border collie cross Australian shepherd – became best buds when the dog joined the family in 2020.‘Rumba comes with me anytime I go to see or ride Eli,’ said Océane (Picture: @eli_and_rumba/ Caters News Agency).

M&S is selling an adorable Percy Pig outfit for dogs

M&S is selling an adorable Percy Pig outfit for dogs

Proud dog owners can buy a Percy Pig outfit for their pooches and it is simply ‘pawfect.’.‘Well, who wouldn’t order a Percy Pig jumper for their dog?,’ added another.

Unwanted pets: Giant goldfish turn up in Minnesota waterways

Unwanted pets: Giant goldfish turn up in Minnesota waterways

Officials in the Twin Cities suburb of Burnsville found 10 fish in Keller Lake earlier this month while doing a water quality survey.They grow bigger than you think and contribute to poor water quality by mucking up the bottom sediments and uprooting plants.

Mum's warning to dog owners after pet nearly dies eating an Easter egg

Mum's warning to dog owners after pet nearly dies eating an Easter egg

PDSA Senior Vet Soo Ming Teoh, said: ‘We estimated that Bailey had eaten about half an Easter egg, which is an extremely dangerous amount for a dog of his very small size, therefore we knew he was at risk of serious disturbances to his heart rhythm or even seizures.

Dog Adoption Checklist:Things You Need Before Adopting a Dog

Dog Adoption Checklist:Things You Need Before Adopting a Dog

Before your new dog arrives; there are a few things you need to prepare to make sure that he is comfortable and happy in his new environment.Don’t forget the right collar and leash for your puppy/dog’s current size.

Horse, dog and pony are best friends and look like siblings

Horse, dog and pony are best friends and look like siblings

Greetje and daughter Jolie with Nevada, Napoleon, Jack Sparrow (Picture: Human Horse Academy / Caters News)Appaloosa horse Nevada, 10, Napoleon, six, and Dalmatian Jack Sparrow, two, regularly stun strangers with their unique matching spots.

Best dog beds for 2021 to keep your pet calm, comfortable and cosy

Best dog beds for 2021 to keep your pet calm, comfortable and cosy

This bed does come up small, so buy a size larger than you would normally.Available in a range of colours and two sizes, it’s best suited for dogs that like to really spread out.

You can buy luxury dog beds that are the exact mini version of the human ones

You can buy luxury dog beds that are the exact mini version of the human ones

The cottagecore rattan is very on-trend (Picture: Time4Sleep)Research from Sainsbury’s Bank recently revealed that almost a quarter of UK adults (24%) have welcomed a new pet into their home since March 2020, or are planning to do so before Easter 2021.

Stingless sugarbags: the joys of keeping native bees

Stingless sugarbags: the joys of keeping native bees

There are 14 species of stingless bees native to Australia, and the most common along the north-eastern coastline is the Tetragonula carbonaria – or sugarbag – which is perhaps why it is the most popular for beekeeping outside of conventional European honeybee hives.

Silly sausage dog rescued after getting stuck down rabbit hole

Silly sausage dog rescued after getting stuck down rabbit hole

The little dog’s face says a thousand words (Picture: Royal Parks Police)This very silly sausage dog needed several helping hands after getting trapped down a rabbit hole.

Interactive: see how your favourite dog breeds are related to each other

Interactive: see how your favourite dog breeds are related to each other

Photograph: Phil Crowder/Alamy This created a messy, intertwined relationship between different dog types, with the details of a breed’s origin sometimes recorded only in oral history.The German shepherd shares DNA with Italian dog breeds, including the cane paratore, according to researchers.

Traumatised dog overcomes anxiety with the help of his best friend

Traumatised dog overcomes anxiety with the help of his best friend

They are best friends (Picture: @arnoldandfrank/Caters News)Get the tissues ready, because this beautiful tale of dog love will leave you sobbing.Frank copies everything Arnold does (Picture: @arnoldandfrank/Caters News)Carolyn says their relationship has helped Arnold let go of his anxiety and become more independent.

Abandoned dog Billy is helping out staff at Battersea during the lockdown

Abandoned dog Billy is helping out staff at Battersea during the lockdown

Two-year-old Billy the Bully Kutta has volunteered at Battersea Dogs Home during the lockdown, helping out staff by manning the security gates, answering calls on reception, and checking in on food supplies.

Stones in my pet’s belly?

Stones in my pet’s belly?

And ‘cystolithiasis’ refers to stones which form or have passed into the urinary bladder.l The diagnosis of bladder stones in pets is also confirmed with abdominal X-rays.Invest in Grade A Commercial Properties in India @ 9% Yield!.

Sausage dog loses third of body weight after photo of his tummy inspires change

Sausage dog loses third of body weight after photo of his tummy inspires change

Jasper before his weight loss, in the photo that inspired owner Chloe to make a change (Picture: Dilantha Dissanayake / Mercury Press)Snack-loving sausage dog Jasper has managed to lose a third of his body weight after a photo his owner posted on Instagram made her realise just how many pounds he had piled on.

Oregon man reunites with missing cat after he was found in New Mexico 5 years later

Oregon man reunites with missing cat after he was found in New Mexico 5 years later

An Oregon man was reunited this week with his cat who went missing five years ago before it showed up at an animal shelter more than 1,300 miles away in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Big porkie: why do we keep falling for the myth of the micro pig?

Big porkie: why do we keep falling for the myth of the micro pig?

Micropigs “are a fallacy” says Kevin Kersley, who breeds kune kune pigs – which are small, growing to around knee-height, but not micropig-sized – and chair of the British Kunekune Pig Society.

Woman orders £9 wedding petticoat from Wish – but it only just fits her dog

Woman orders £9 wedding petticoat from Wish – but it only just fits her dog

The petticoat didn’t fit Kaz, but it did fit her dog (Picture: SWNS)A bride-to-be was disappointed after buying a size 16 petticoat skirt to wear under her wedding dress, only to find it was so small it fit her dog instead.

Dogs are eating 54,000 extra calories a year thanks to dinner table titbits

Dogs are eating 54,000 extra calories a year thanks to dinner table titbits

Try to ignore the gentle prod with a nose under the table (Picture: Getty)One in five dog owners admitted that they believe giving their dog extra treats from their own plate shows them that they love them and that they are one of the family, with chicken (77%), beef (68%), sausages (67%), ham (63%) and vegetables (57%) listed as the most commonly fed foods.