Popularity of pug-like dogs 'could be fuelling rise in canine fertility clinics'

Popularity of pug-like dogs 'could be fuelling rise in canine fertility clinics'

The boom in popularity of flat-faced dogs such as pugs and French bulldogs may be fuelling a rise in canine fertility clinics, some of which advertise banned procedures, an investigation has found.

First aid tips for dogs

First aid tips for dogs

A: Yes. First aid is an emergency procedure to save the life of your pet, so anybody who observes the injury or trauma first can provide aid.Your presence of mind in letting your vet know about the ingested poison can save your pet’s life.

Pet owners warned after Mrs Hinch favourite Zoflora disinfectant poisons dog

Pet owners warned after Mrs Hinch favourite Zoflora disinfectant poisons dog

It smells amazing, but it’s worth being careful (Picture: Zoflora)Zoflora is the all-purpose disinfectant that you’ll find every cleaning influencer talking about – including Mrs Hinch.As it turned out, Donna’s friend who she’d visited recently had just washed her floor with Zoflora, which can be poisonous to some dogs.

Puppy almost killed by chocolate biscuits, prompting warning to dog owners

Puppy almost killed by chocolate biscuits, prompting warning to dog owners

The puppy was given emergency medication by PDSA vet Paul Cossey to make her sick and prevent further absorption of theobromine, the chemical in chocolate that can prove deadly for pets .

Dog abandoned in church along with ‘I’m sorry’ note

Dog abandoned in church along with ‘I’m sorry’ note

A six-year-old dog was found abandoned inside a church in Lancashire with a note from his heartbroken owner saying: “I am so so so sorry.”.

How to become a marvellous pet parent

How to become a marvellous pet parent

Adopt a country or pariah dog as your pet.l Obedience training is essential to have a good, life-long relationship with your pup.l Control of external parasites on your pet is essential to avoid anaemia and life-threatening diseases.

Shampoo me right

Shampoo me right

The anatomy of the skin of dogs is different hence the chemicals which are soothing to us in our human shampoo may not be comfortable for the pets, or suit them.

Puppies named after the seven dwarfs get adopted in time for Christmas

Puppies named after the seven dwarfs get adopted in time for Christmas

Seven adorable puppies named after the dwarfs have all found new homes just in time for Christmas.(Picture: Blue Cross / SWNS)Dopey, Doc, Bashful, Happy, Grumpy, Sleepy and Sneezy have all found homes in time for Christmas.

The Christmas foods you should not feed your pets at the dinner table

The Christmas foods you should not feed your pets at the dinner table

The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) states that the consumption of large quantities of salt can cause pets to experience excessive thirst and urination, in addition to potential sodium poisoning.Onions, garlics, leeks, shallots and chives can prove toxic for animals, Maria Banica, a vet at Blue Cross pet charity, states.

Spaniel muzzled for chewing everything in sight eats his own mouth guard

Spaniel muzzled for chewing everything in sight eats his own mouth guard

Spaniel Dexter is so obsessed with chewing things he shouldn’t – including fishnet tights, chocolate and duct tape – that his owners got him a mouth guard, but he ate that too.

Pet owners warned to keep animals away from chocolate at Christmas

Pet owners warned to keep animals away from chocolate at Christmas

Pet owners have been warned to keep their animals away from chocolate this festive season after a dog who ate edible Santa decorations off a Christmas tree was rushed to hospital.

Dog owners warned of flesh-eating Alabama Rot as five new UK cases confirmed

Dog owners warned of flesh-eating Alabama Rot as five new UK cases confirmed

Symptoms include lethargy and vomiting, with dogs also likely to have lesions or ulcers on their tongues or lower limbs (Picture: Wessex News) It affects dogs of all types and ages (Picture: Wessex News)Since the disease reached Britain from America in 2012, the highest number of deaths have been in Greater Manchester, Dorset and the New Forest in Hampshire.

Dog who ate Christmas bauble did ‘the most festive glittery poop’ the Blue Cross had ever seen

Dog who ate Christmas bauble did ‘the most festive glittery poop’ the Blue Cross had ever seen

The Sharpei, who lives in Grimsby, was very sick after eating part of a bauble – resulting in her passing ‘the most festive glittery poop’ the team said they had ever seen (they didn’t include pictures, which is probably for the best).

Man travels down the Thames with dog to collect presents for homeless

Man travels down the Thames with dog to collect presents for homeless

Phil Bradshaw and his dog , Lucky, are taking part in The Christmas Cruise for StreetVet, an animal welfare charity, with the aim to collect donations for homeless people during Christmas .

Army veteran turned away by Indian restaurant because he had a PTSD support dog

Army veteran turned away by Indian restaurant because he had a PTSD support dog

Richard says he has heard of PTSD sufferers being turned away because of their dogs in the past and thinks more education in workplaces is needed (Picture: Richard Mearns)But Ziggy has ‘without a doubt’ changed his life by creating space around him and calming his nerves as he navigates through the Big Smoke’s bustling streets.

Adorable 30-day-old kitten left to die by horrific owner after being doused in glue

Adorable 30-day-old kitten left to die by horrific owner after being doused in glue

The kitten was treated with talcum powder (Image: CEN/Instagram/dranane)By day three through a series of baths and being doused in talcum powder, most of the glue had been removed from the kitten’s fur and it has began to build up its strength by eating once more.

Your essential oil diffuser could be poisoning your cat or dog

Your essential oil diffuser could be poisoning your cat or dog

Vet, Zoe Costigan, from pet wellbeing specialist firm , told : ‘We need to be cautious when it comes to keeping essential oils in our homes as many oils could be potentially toxic to our pets.

Asda has launched an entire sausage dog collection for Chrtistmas

Asda has launched an entire sausage dog collection for Chrtistmas

The new Christmas collection has a whole host of treats in store for dog lovers, with products ranging from £6 to £25.Perhaps the best – or at least the most eye-catching item – in the new range is the Dachshund-shaped Christmas light, which comes wearing a Santa’s hat and a sparkly blue scarf.

Black Labrador gives birth to one of Britain’s largest ever litters

Black Labrador gives birth to one of Britain’s largest ever litters

Black Labrador Beau gave birth to 13 puppies – one of Britain’s largest ever litters.Beau gave birth to 13 pups (Picture: SWNS) Beau’s owners helped with the delivery (Picture: KMG/SWNS) Kisses (Picture: SWNS)All of the other puppies have been named to match their own unique personalities.

Sick reality INSIDE a puppy farm exposed as defenceless dogs suffer in 'brutal' industry

Sick reality INSIDE a puppy farm exposed as defenceless dogs suffer in 'brutal' industry

Mr Abraham said their welfare was completely compromised (Image: BBC) Mr Abraham’s campaign, Lucy’s Law, has since been successful in banning so-called puppy farms in England.