What to do if your dog eats chocolate

What to do if your dog eats chocolate

It’s not exactly something you’d try out to see, but if your dog has snaffled some of your chocolates, you need to know how quickly and strongly you should respond.No matter how cute they are, it’s better to keep them away (Picture: Getty)How to know if your dog has been poisoned by chocolate?

The Art of Racing in the Rain review – Kevin Costner as a lovable pup

The Art of Racing in the Rain review – Kevin Costner as a lovable pup

You have to bow down to the pure demonic inspiration of creating a sentimental live-action family film about a lovable golden retriever, whose grouchy inner monologue is voiced by none other than Kevin Costner .

Dog fighting for life after going for walk at lunchtime during heatwave

Dog fighting for life after going for walk at lunchtime during heatwave

Vets have worked tirelessly to stop the dog suffering from organ failure (Picture: Google Maps)They realised the dog would need a plasma transfusion to allow his blood to clot properly and rushed him to the nearest emergency animal hospital.

These breeds of dog suffer the most when the weather gets too hot

These breeds of dog suffer the most when the weather gets too hot

Short nosed pets are most vulnerable in hot temperatures (Picture: Shutterstock) French bulldogs can overheat and suffer sun strokes (Picture: Getty Images)If you are concerned about your dog, please call a vet immediately as heat stroke can be fatal if not caught quickly.

Cat food: should you spend more on posh brands?

Cat food: should you spend more on posh brands?

One in 20 of us buy the cheapest on offer, and 64% of cat owners have no idea what they should be looking for in the ingredients, according to a study from premium pet food brand Lily’s Kitchen.

Neglected dog’s fur was so matted her paws dissolved

Neglected dog’s fur was so matted her paws dissolved

Owner Freer was sentenced to four months in prison, suspended for two years, at Teesside Magistrates’ Court on Friday, after pleading guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.

8 tips to make your dog happy

8 tips to make your dog happy

And who doesn’t like a happy dog running around the house, licking your face, expressing love and most importantly bringing a smile on your face? Just like kids, dogs also love new toys. Introducing him to new people one at a time, will keep your dog calm and aboard.

Owners urged to snub fashion as high cost of flat-faced dogs revealed

Owners urged to snub fashion as high cost of flat-faced dogs revealed

Flat-faced dog breeds cost twice as much in veterinary bills and average more annual vet visits than other breeds, according to an Australian survey of five years of pet insurance claims.

How to spot and prevent skin cancer in dogs

How to spot and prevent skin cancer in dogs

‘What’s more, overheating can also cause heat stroke in dogs – a state of extreme hyperthermia – so it’s really important to make sure you’re taking the proper precautions whilst your dog’s enjoying the sun.’.

Burying pet rabbits in gardens could spread deadly virus, vets warn

Burying pet rabbits in gardens could spread deadly virus, vets warn

If people cannot afford to take their pet to the vet to establish the cause of death, they are advised either to have the rabbit properly cremated or, if they choose a garden burial, to carefully wrap their pet in plastic first to reduce the risk of the virus spreading.

Dog owner shocked to find her great dane had 70 teeth

Dog owner shocked to find her great dane had 70 teeth

His teeth were placed all over (Picture: Aurora Rutledge/Caters News)‘Loki is a giant puppy and is very energetic – so I hadn’t had a chance to look inside his mouth myself beforehand.

Why dogs eat grass

Why dogs eat grass

Roughage need: Experts believe that the grass eating habit can also be related to the fact that canines need a little roughage in their daily diet. Dr Shivaprakash mentions that there is nothing to worry about if your pet is munching a little grass every now and then.

Podgy pug who loves leftovers will compete to lose weight

Podgy pug who loves leftovers will compete to lose weight

Percy gained weight thanks to a passion for chicken and leftover dinners (Picture: PDSA/PA)The three-year-old dog needs to lose eight pounds to reach his ideal weight, and will do so with the help of his owner Chloe Morrison and guidance on a diet and exercise plan from the Pet Fit Club.

Vet warns ‘don’t throw sticks for dogs’ after operating on puppy

Vet warns ‘don’t throw sticks for dogs’ after operating on puppy

The puppy’s owners noticed something was wrong when she started vomiting blood (Picture: SWNS)Corona had to stay at the vets for eight days after her surgery and the Cook’s say they’ll never throw a stick for their dog again.

Are dogs allowed at polling stations for the local elections?

Are dogs allowed at polling stations for the local elections?

A happy side-effect of votes these days is that they also become a time to enjoy some first rate pictures of dogs at polling stations, as many voters take some very, ahem, fetching snaps of their four-legged pals before outside the building where they’re due to vote .

Cats' ears cut off as others killed and swung around by their tails in string of 'horrific' attacks across Norwich

Cats' ears cut off as others killed and swung around by their tails in string of 'horrific' attacks across Norwich

The next day a woman called police to report seeing a man swinging a cat by its tail against a garage in the Philadelphia Lane area, before running off with the animal towards Pengrove Road. Lottie Sparkes, head nurse at Taverham Vets which treated two of the cats mutilated in the attacks, described their injuries as "horrific".

Britain’s oldest pets: from a fortysomething goldfish to a centenarian tortoise

Britain’s oldest pets: from a fortysomething goldfish to a centenarian tortoise

Photograph: Natalya Vilman/Getty Images/iStockphoto “He’s a lovely cat, although he has got a little grumpy in his old age,” said Michele Heritage, from Devon, of Rubble, who celebrated his 30th birthday at a party at the vet’s last year. In 2014, a female tortoise called Tommy was thought to be Britain’s oldest pet, aged 116.

New study says cats respond to the sound of their own names

New study says cats respond to the sound of their own names

A new study suggests household cats can respond to the sound of their own names. Vitale, who said she has trained cats to respond to verbal commands, agreed that the new results don't mean that cats assign a sense of self to their names.

10 best cat carriers to easily transport your pet

10 best cat carriers to easily transport your pet

Buy now Lazy Bones skudo airline approved carrier: £54.99, The Range Dimensions : 68 x 48cm When it comes to cats and air travel, if we’re honest, it’s not a great combination.

Dog rushed in for EMERGENCY SURGERY after swallowing toy poo emoji

Dog rushed in for EMERGENCY SURGERY after swallowing toy poo emoji

Playful Teddy the Lhasa Apso swallowed dog poo toy (Image: PDSA) Rather than leaving a mess, the mischievous pooch swallowed a dog’s poo emoji toy and had to undergo emergency surgery.

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