The best pet-safe houseplants for you to fill your home with

The best pet-safe houseplants for you to fill your home with

(Picture: Getty Images/Westend61)One of the most popular indoor orchids, the moth orchid flowers twice a year and likes bright light but shade it from direct sunlight and move it to a shadier spot in summer.

Here's how to help pets and animals affected by dangerous Texas cold

Here's how to help pets and animals affected by dangerous Texas cold

Many local animal groups have put out information on how to help animals and pets in Texas, especially ones that may have been outside during the inclement weather.Other shelters, like the Houston Humane Society, are always accepting donations to care for animals in their custody.

Pets are dying in Texas freeze as owners dump them outdoors in sub-zero temperatures

Pets are dying in Texas freeze as owners dump them outdoors in sub-zero temperatures

Animals have been hit hard as winter storms continued to wreak havoc across the US and care groups scrambled to respond to calls of abandoned pets in brutal below-freezing temperatures .Authorities across Houston, Texas, along with investigators, have been responding to a number of calls from residents regarding pet dogs and cats struggling on the streets for days without food and frozen water bowls after they were believed to have been left there by owners.

Dog owner smashes through ice to rescue puppy who fell into freezing lake

Dog owner smashes through ice to rescue puppy who fell into freezing lake

Witness Scott Bratton, 24, who lives near the park and was walking through with his housemates, said the dog fell in the water after chasing a duck across the ice.

‘Hero’ dad jumps into frozen lake to save his dog

‘Hero’ dad jumps into frozen lake to save his dog

Helen and Ste Cotton were out on their daily walk with their 11-year-old family pet, Trudy when she somehow made her way to the middle of the frozen lake at Walton Hall Park, Liverpool.

Puppy miraculously survives 40ft fall from bridge into frozen river

Puppy miraculously survives 40ft fall from bridge into frozen river

Monty has made a full recovery after his owner Phil Hobbins jumped in after him (Pictures: PA)A puppy miraculously survived a 40ft fall from a bridge which ‘should have killed him’.

Man turns old TV sets into cosy homes for stray dogs

Man turns old TV sets into cosy homes for stray dogs

Stray dogs can take shelter from harsh weather conditions inside their pods, which each have water bottles inside, too (Picture: Caters News Agency)‘These dogs get hit by speeding vehicles.

Britain's 'worst guide dog' who kept wandering off to get food finds a new home

Britain's 'worst guide dog' who kept wandering off to get food finds a new home

Frankie Tipton with Victoria and his previous guide dog Bentley (Picture: Thames Water / SWNS)But the news that’s definitely good is that the dog has now found a loving home where she doesn’t need to stress about doing a job that wasn’t right for her.

Carp diem: how to look after your lockdown goldfish for life

Carp diem: how to look after your lockdown goldfish for life

It’s a myth that fish only grow to the size of its tank, says Constance.It’s a bit controversial, she admits, and “there are a lot of people who will disagree with me on this”, but she believes a goldfish needs a tank about 120cm long.

Drowning dog rescued after it was tied to huge rock and thrown into river

Drowning dog rescued after it was tied to huge rock and thrown into river

Luckily, a passerby spotted Bella struggling in the water and jumped in to save her (Picture: SWNS) The rock that was found attached to the dog’s lead (Picture: SWNS) Bella has now recovered from the ordeal (Picture: SWNS)She was released on bail until her next court appearance on March 8, 2021 along with a 32-year-old man who denied the same charge.

Man, 74, wrestles alligator to save puppy’s life without even dropping his cigar

Man, 74, wrestles alligator to save puppy’s life without even dropping his cigar

Mr Wilbanks told ABC7: ‘I was able to save Gunner’s life, he had one little puncture wound, but my hands were just sheared up.’.

Florida man saves his puppy dragged into pond by alligator

Florida man saves his puppy dragged into pond by alligator

Wilbanks, an avid hunter, reacted quickly, jumping into the pond, grabbing the small alligator and pulling its jaw open, so Gunner, a three-month-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel, could escape, surveillance video of the rescue shows.

Pet flea treatments poisoning rivers across England, scientists find

Pet flea treatments poisoning rivers across England, scientists find

The research found fipronil in 99% of samples from 20 rivers and the average level of one particularly toxic breakdown product of the pesticide was 38 times above the safety limit.

Sodium bicarbonate: Excessive cleaning in the pandemic is making pets sick

Sodium bicarbonate: Excessive cleaning in the pandemic is making pets sick

The disinfectants which we use to clean the house and the furniture again leads to skin-related allergies like rashes, dry skin, and hair fall” shares Dr Sonune.

Behold Rothstein, the talented bulldog who loves to surf the waves

Behold Rothstein, the talented bulldog who loves to surf the waves

The bulldog absolutely loves being out in the water, whether that’s surfing, swimming, or just hanging out at the beach.Rothstein loves to ride the waves (Picture: John Garcia / SWNS.COM)‘We surf around five-days-a-week,’ said John.

Stray dog rescued from certain death over famed Mississippi river

Stray dog rescued from certain death over famed Mississippi river

(Photo: Stantec and Getty)A dog stranded 120 feet above the Mississippi River was rescued by Stantec bridge inspectors, after facing certain death in the treacherous waters of America’s largest river.

How to protect pets from wildfires: tips and packing list

How to protect pets from wildfires: tips and packing list

While pets can’t exercise outside, she said it’s important to find ways to keep them entertained at home.Courtesy of Dr. Ashley BourgeoisDr. Bourgeois said two staff members at her practice have already had to evacuate their homes.

Man turns his back garden into peaceful paradise for his poorly dog

Man turns his back garden into peaceful paradise for his poorly dog

Along with a waterfall and massive koi pond, the garden has a Tiki bar (Picture: William Lailey / CATERS NEWS)Chris transformed the garden with help from his wife and some friends from the building trade.

How to travel with your dog for a staycation or day trip

How to travel with your dog for a staycation or day trip

When it comes to the trip itself, it can be tempting to throw the normal rules out the window but it’s much harder for your dog to adpat.

Puppy nearly drowns after falling into hot tub when owners looked away

Puppy nearly drowns after falling into hot tub when owners looked away

Sales of hot tubs surged in lockdown as families spent more time at home (Picture: Shutterstock)Boris was discharged on Sunday but Ms Cash said the ordeal was ‘such a scare’.