These are the most popular dog names of 2021

These are the most popular dog names of 2021

While the main themes of 2021 – travel, sports, entertainment and the pandemic – inspired an eclectic mix of names, Luna officially became the UK’s number one pooch title, closely followed by last year’s favourite, Bella, and top choice for males, Milo.

Doggie spa days and advent calendars fuel festive sales boom for Pets at Home

Doggie spa days and advent calendars fuel festive sales boom for Pets at Home

Pets at Home is expecting its biggest ever Christmas, with a surge in sales of dog spa days and advent calendars, as it launches a Deliveroo-style quick delivery service to meet rising demand from new owners.

Mumbaikars opt for microchipping to keep pets safe

Mumbaikars opt for microchipping to keep pets safe

Microchipping can be done for dogs and cats and is a popular trend abroad.Adds pet parent, Swathi Sundararanjan, “I recently got my Cooper, my Golden Retriever pup, microchipped.Hearing loss, for example, can be one sign to look for.

What is dogfishing?

What is dogfishing?

People in the UK are being cruelly dogfished (Picture: Ken Jack/Getty Images) New statistics released by Dogs Trust have revealed that thousands of dog lovers may have been ‘dogfished ’ into buying illegally imported puppies .

Dogfishing: The sinister dating trend haunting the apps

Dogfishing: The sinister dating trend haunting the apps

(Picture: Ella Byworth/)One of the greatest tragedies of my entire life occurred earlier this week, when I thought I had been the first person to coin a new dating trend: dogfishing.

Chonky, fluffy, thicc: inside the internet's obsession with fat cats on diets

Chonky, fluffy, thicc: inside the internet's obsession with fat cats on diets

“I’m not going to lie, I think fat cats are cute, but not so cute that they shouldn’t be on a diet,” Paris said.

Pawdicures are a thing! People are wearing matching nail polish with their dogs

Pawdicures are a thing! People are wearing matching nail polish with their dogs

Some sport bright colors and fun designs:Others are ready for holiday festivities:While a professional groomer can help, you can also try it yourself as long as you use a non-toxic, pet-friendly polish.Summers DIYed the pawdicure and said said her pup Duncan was loving it.

You can now buy bridesmaid dresses for your dog but it’ll cost you £114

You can now buy bridesmaid dresses for your dog but it’ll cost you £114

You can get the dress personalised too for extra costs (Picture: Etsy/ThePoshPawsCompany)The Posh Paws Company also includes a size guide so you know how to measure your pet for the perfect fitting.

ALABAMA ROT WARNING: Death toll grows as four more dogs die - vets issue URGENT alert

ALABAMA ROT WARNING: Death toll grows as four more dogs die - vets issue URGENT alert

Although an environmental trigger for this disease is possible, this has not been proven.” Map shows the east-west divide of Alabama Rot incidence (Image: Vets4Pets) Tell-tale skin lesion that is the first sign of Alabama Rot (Image: : Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists) Scientists believe the way the disease is evident during the winter months and centred on certain areas of the country will produce the vital evidence to help them establish its cause and also provide an eventual cure.

Covering your dog’s balls in glitter is now a trend – but vets warn it’s a bad idea

Covering your dog’s balls in glitter is now a trend – but vets warn it’s a bad idea

They said: ‘I just thought I would let everybody know the latest creative grooming trend is glitter balls! Posting for your entertainment.’ Other pages though, showed off dogs with ‘the nicest set of testicles in the Grooming Industry.’ (Picture: Facebook) Most people were pretty taken aback by the idea though.

Trick or treat: should you dress up your dog for Halloween?

Trick or treat: should you dress up your dog for Halloween?

Pinterest A dog dressed as a tarantula for the 2016 Halloween dogs parade in Tompkins Square Park, New York. The Tompkins Square Halloween dog parade in New York is about to enjoy its 28th year, and features hundreds of dogs in elaborate costumes with props.