Can cats and dogs eat peanut butter?

Can cats and dogs eat peanut butter?

While peanut butter free of xylitol is perfectly fine for cat and dog consumption, it should only be given to a pet in moderation and as a treat.

Forget cat ladies: the real tribes of modern dating, from fantasists to routiners

Forget cat ladies: the real tribes of modern dating, from fantasists to routiners

Too late to date … a couple of friends have ended promising relationships with night owls because they like to sleep by 9pm.

Vets remove lead trailing from dog’s bum after he ate it whole

Vets remove lead trailing from dog’s bum after he ate it whole

Labrador Stanley (pictured as a puppy) overindulged at Christmas and got his lead stuck in his stomach (Picture: Brookfield Vets)A greedy Labrador left vets shocked after he walked into their surgery with more than a metre of lead hanging out of his bum after swallowing it whole.

How to keep your pet safe from fireworks during New Year’s Eve

How to keep your pet safe from fireworks during New Year’s Eve

Dogs and cats hear differently to humans which mean fireworks, even far in the distance, can seem very loud to them and it’s difficult for them to understand what is happening.

Dodger the Staffy is every pensioner’s best friend

Dodger the Staffy is every pensioner’s best friend

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier with residents Valerie and George Cook (Picture: Susannah Ireland) The couple love Dodger’s monthly visits with owner Karen Gee (left) (Picture: Susannah Ireland) Dodger ‘knows how to behave with different residents’ (Picture: Susannah Ireland) Karen Martindale, manager of the care home, is a fan of her monthly visitor (Picture: Susannah Ireland).

Dogs talk to owners with their eyes, study reveals

Dogs talk to owners with their eyes, study reveals

Pet Munchies and K9 magazine found that 58% of dogs use a look to express their needs (Picture: Getty Images)Nearly two thirds of dogs use their eyes to communicate with their owners, according to a new study.

Dog has emergency surgery after eating three feet of Christmas tinsel

Dog has emergency surgery after eating three feet of Christmas tinsel

Benji’s owner Olivia Mullen says she was ‘an absolute mess’ when he was in surgery (Picture: PA) This X-ray shows three feet of tinsel inside Benji (Picture: PA).

Can you take dogs into polling stations?

Can you take dogs into polling stations?

(Picture: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)There’s no denying that in the midst of a fraught General Election while tensions are running high, the prospect of seeing some good old dogs at polling stations when the public goes to vote this week is a warming thought .

Man prescribed emotional support dog faces eviction for having a ‘pet’

Man prescribed emotional support dog faces eviction for having a ‘pet’

Christopher Palmer, 63, says he wouldn’t be able to leave the house without his beagle Tammy (Picture: SWNS)A man with severe mental health issues faces eviction after doctors prescribed him an emotional support dog.

Feline fine: How to keep your indoor cat happy, according to scientists

Feline fine: How to keep your indoor cat happy, according to scientists

Highrise living might not be ideal for most pets, as outdoor access can be difficult and there may be limited space indoors.It’s often assumed that older cats may be a better choice because they’re more sedentary and cats with a previous history of living indoors may also adjust more easily to a new indoor home.

Pets at Home is selling jackets to keep animals calm during fireworks

Pets at Home is selling jackets to keep animals calm during fireworks

To help keep your cats or dogs calm, Pets at Home is selling a range of products, including the Thundershirt – a jacket that acts like a ‘constant hug’ for your pet.

Dog who’s learning to talk using custom keyboard already knows 29 words

Dog who’s learning to talk using custom keyboard already knows 29 words

That’s because Christina, a speech-language pathologist, has given her doggo Stella a customised keyboard which allows her to press what she wants to say.She now knows 29 words (Picture: @hunger4words)Christina has been documenting Stella’s learning journey on her blog Hunger for Words.

Emotional support dogs in tutus delay flight after getting distressed

Emotional support dogs in tutus delay flight after getting distressed

A Norwegian Air spokesperson said the pilot decided to offload the dogs and their two owners, leaving them at the gate.

Six alternative events to help improve your mental well-being

Six alternative events to help improve your mental well-being

A glass of red liquid included (Picture: Vampire Yoga)Sometimes delving into darkness can be spiritually cleansing.Dogs help lower stress levels (Picture: Paws For Coffee)There are numerous studies that showcase the mental health benefits of having a pet.

The right way to pet a dog...

The right way to pet a dog...

If you notice the dog exhibiting any such signs, it is better to mould yourself as per the liking of the pet.Also don’t allow strangers to pet your dog when he is showing signs of wanting to be left alone.

'A nudge to pick up the fudge': US city flags dog poo left in public places

'A nudge to pick up the fudge': US city flags dog poo left in public places

Campaign in Springfield, Missouri, urges residents to clean up after pets as city says it picks up nearly 25 pounds of dog poo a week.

Call to train British guide dogs – archive, 8 October 1934

Call to train British guide dogs – archive, 8 October 1934

Owing to quarantine difficulties dogs trained abroad could not be imported into England, but the British Guide Dogs for the Blind Training Committee had been formed to train dogs in this country.

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.”.

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.

‘Miracle’ dog missing part of his brain is ‘happiest in the world’

‘Miracle’ dog missing part of his brain is ‘happiest in the world’

She said he is the happiest dog in the world (Picture: Mediadrumimages/ @MooseBoy16/JenniferOsborne) He gets along well with his siblings (Picture: Mediadrumimages/@MooseBoy16/JenniferOsborne)‘By the way Moose acts you wouldn’t think his brain had any issues.