Shielding pet owners warned that flea bites could be fatal

Shielding pet owners warned that flea bites could be fatal

The research – which uncovered how a third of immunocompromised over 55s are not aware that complications from flea bites can be fatal in extreme cases – went on to suggest that pet owners have found it much harder to treat their cat or dog during lockdown.

Why video vet appointments are just the ticket for anxious pets

Why video vet appointments are just the ticket for anxious pets

Whether coronavirus has opened up a whole new world of veterinary treatment via remote consultations remains to be seen.For now, video consultations are a very useful innovation in our socially distanced times, with the potential to open up veterinary treatment to more patients, and prevent needless anxiety for armchair diagnosticians.

Dog Abandoned Because Of His Stranger Face Finds Mom Who Thinks He’s Perfect

Dog Abandoned Because Of His Stranger Face Finds Mom Who Thinks He’s Perfect

“So they gave him away for free.” A man who lived nearby in Austin, Texas, took in the odd little puppy, but when Beaux Tox, named Lucky at the time, didn’t get along with the man’s cats, he was banished to the backyard, according to Hulit.

Dog who was set on fire and had his head ‘caved in’ by attackers makes miraculous recovery

Dog who was set on fire and had his head ‘caved in’ by attackers makes miraculous recovery

Bruce was rushed to surgery for his injuries (Picture: SWNS)RSPCA Inspector Sam Morris said about finding him: ‘I was absolutely gobsmacked at what I saw.

Puppy almost killed after gobbling two packs of bourbons

Puppy almost killed after gobbling two packs of bourbons

Zeena had to undergo life-saving treatment (Picture: PA)PDSA vet Paul Cossey gave Zeena emergency medication to make her sick and prevent further absorption of theobromine, the chemical in chocolate that can be fatally toxic to pets.

Woman says her dog sniffed out ovarian cancer 4 times

Woman says her dog sniffed out ovarian cancer 4 times

Courtesy Stephanie HerfelA CT scan revealed that Herfel's cancer had spread to her liver this time.“She just changed from this really sweet pet to one that is a life-saving member of the family that is a little like a human,” she said.

Chinese cafe featuring dogs dyed to look like pandas facing backlash

Chinese cafe featuring dogs dyed to look like pandas facing backlash

In the video, posted by Chengdu Economic Daily, the owner of the cafe said it was also offering a dyeing service for 1,500 yuan (£165) to patrons who wished to give their pets a similar makeover.

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.

Dog almost died after overheating in UK heatwave while walking in park

Dog almost died after overheating in UK heatwave while walking in park

Finlay was left fighting for his life after his body temperature soared to 42.2°C (Picture: PA) He overheated while in a park in Glasgow (Picture: PA)The 38-year-old added: ‘His breathing became more laboured.

Blind man told he can’t bring guide dog to life-saving hospital appointments

Blind man told he can’t bring guide dog to life-saving hospital appointments

Mark Burchell, 54, pictured with guide dog Judi, survived bladder and prostate cancer in 2017 (Picture: Argus/Sax Rohmer Ltd)‘They were not only affecting my hospital trips but stopping me doing things I’d want to do afterwards, like socialising with friends.

Desperate dog owner needs £16,000 to save pet’s life

Desperate dog owner needs £16,000 to save pet’s life

Little Barney has just weeks to live if he doesn’t have treatment (Picture: Claire Blake)A pet owner has launched a desperate campaign to save her little dog who needs urgent cancer treatment costing thousands.

RSPCA appeals for the owners of elderly dog thrown out of window to come forward

RSPCA appeals for the owners of elderly dog thrown out of window to come forward

(Picture: RSPCA/SWNS/Google Map)The RSPCA is appealing for the owners of an adorable elderly dog to come forward after she was thrown out of a moving car.

Couple who adopted abandoned elderly dog seeking donations for her cancer treatment

Couple who adopted abandoned elderly dog seeking donations for her cancer treatment

Jonathan added: ‘We are looking for donations to help us pay towards the upcoming treatments and operations as this beautiful old dog deserves to maintain the rest of her days in happiness and content.

One-eyed dog abandoned after being shot in face

One-eyed dog abandoned after being shot in face

Bubbles was shot in the face and beaten with a hammer (Picture: @khbubbles/Hook News)Doting owners Kilyn Horton, 50, and Francisco Muldoon, 55, took her in and documented her journey on Instagram, where the puppy boasts 18,000 followers.

There's now a dog spa where your pup can get massages and manicures

There's now a dog spa where your pup can get massages and manicures

(Picture: Caters News)Michael added: ‘The most popular treatment has been the dog de-stress massage, taking a pet anywhere long distance in a car can be a stressful experience, so that starts off with the de-stress massage oil and a pup dressing gown too.

Adorable kitten fighting for life after eating flower pollen – 'Small amount can be fatal'

Adorable kitten fighting for life after eating flower pollen – 'Small amount can be fatal'

Suspecting Luna had swallowed lily pollen, the quick-thinking owner knew her pet needed expensive emergency treatment. Veterinary care assistant at PDSA Jemma Hughes explains: “Lilies have become quite popular in Easter bouquets, but all parts of the plant, including the flower and leaves are toxic to cats.

Owner fuming over dog’s £250 botched hairdo

Owner fuming over dog’s £250 botched hairdo

Little Gizmo was left ‘looking a mess’ after the £250 treatment (Picture: Geoff Davies/Liverpool Echo)The owner said Gizmo is so terrified of getting his haircut that she had booked him in to have all his fur shaved off, after he had been sedated at the vets beforehand.

Everyone’s fallen in love with disabled Crufts puppy that’s just learned to walk

Everyone’s fallen in love with disabled Crufts puppy that’s just learned to walk

The pup was welcomed like a hero at Crufts (Picture: Gilbert’s Journey Facebook) ‘He’s always going to need the wheelchair for walking around outside, he’s never going to do that on his own but we’re confident he’ll be able to walk round the house and live a normal life within home.’ Although Gilbert enjoys whizzing around in his chair, Kevin said he loves seeing his pup’s tail wagging with pride when he walks without assistance.

When kitties call

When kitties call

Female cats keep calling in varying pitched ‘meows’ when they are on heat, but a lot of pet parents don’t understand the reason for it. Usually a female cat will not stop calling until she is mated.

Can Humans Get Fleas: What to Do If You Find Fleas or Flea Bites

Can Humans Get Fleas: What to Do If You Find Fleas or Flea Bites

Second, humans aren’t hairy enough to provide ample hiding coverage or the warm environment that dog fleas seek in a home. This is important to remember because adult fleas may emerge into the environment a considerable time after you apply insecticides in your home.