Majority of dogs suffer from anxiety, study finds

Majority of dogs suffer from anxiety, study finds

According to researchers, who studied the behaviours of more than 13,000 pet dogs in Finland, 72.5 per cent of the pups exhibit traits such as noise sensitivity, fearfulness, fear of surfaces and heights, inattention/impulsivity, compulsion, separation-related behaviour, or aggression.

Police dog swept away in river found ‘soaking and shaken’ by rescuers

Police dog swept away in river found ‘soaking and shaken’ by rescuers

The dog was found ‘soaking and shaken’ after she was swept away (Picture: South Wales Police : Heddlu De Cymru/Facebook)A police dog ‘swept away’ in the River Taff during a training exercise has been safely rescued after officers launched an urgent appeal.

Dogs with ticks coming out of their ears left to starve in Tenerife cave

Dogs with ticks coming out of their ears left to starve in Tenerife cave

The dogs were found in the baking sun with no food or water (Picture: CEN/@alberguevallecolino)These upsetting images show five emaciated and tick-infested dogs forced to live in a cave on the tourist island of Tenerife.

'Trust your dog': extraordinary pets help solve crimes by finding bodies

'Trust your dog': extraordinary pets help solve crimes by finding bodies

For 18 of his 23 years as a police officer, Deputy Chance Wood, 43, has served in the marine unit, rescuing people in distress and recovering the remains of those who have drowned, often with the help of cadaver dogs.

Australian government airdrops more than 4K pounds of food to hungry animals

Australian government airdrops more than 4K pounds of food to hungry animals

A wallaby eats after NSW's National Parks and Wildlife Service staff air-dropped carrots and sweet potatoes in bushfire-stricken areas.NSW's National Parks and Wildlife Service staff fly with carrots and sweet potatoes before air-dropping them for animals in bushfire-stricken areas.

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.

Woman jumped in river to save drowning dog weighted down with rock

Woman jumped in river to save drowning dog weighted down with rock

Hero Jane Harper says she was sure Belgian Shepherd Bella was dead until she saw her eyes move (Pictures: Raymonds/Facebook/BPM Media)A woman who threw herself into a river to save a drowning dog that had been weighted down has described the ‘horrific’ rescue mission.

Woman who visited and fed chained up dog for a YEAR shares joy after finally being able to adopt it

Woman who visited and fed chained up dog for a YEAR shares joy after finally being able to adopt it

Knowing the owner wasn't caring for her properly, Laura spent a year visiting the pooch, which she named Takia, and regularly took videos of the happy hound greeting her with licks and a wagging tail.

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.

Glenn Druery’s toughest race: how the preference whisperer set the cat among the dogs

Glenn Druery’s toughest race: how the preference whisperer set the cat among the dogs

Sam Collins, owner of a groodle named Murphy – twice-winner of the award for the fastest dog living on the island – is not keen on Gus entering the race.

Enjoy your winter hues without kitty flu blues

Enjoy your winter hues without kitty flu blues

- During the extreme cold, long-haired cats, like Persians, tend to accumulate snow balls between their foot pads causing pain and even lameness.- Maintain a calorie surplus diet like chicken, fish, egg, cat food for your pets in winter.

Dog pinned down and ‘force fed drain water’ so it can be sold for meat

Dog pinned down and ‘force fed drain water’ so it can be sold for meat

The dog is taken to a muddy pool of water which it is forced to drink (Picture: Fight Dog Meat) It is pinned down by five men as a plastic tube is prepared (Picture: Fight Dog Meat) Animal rights groups say the idea is to fatten up the dog before selling it to a butcher (Picture: Fight Dog Meat)Over 80% of the Vietnamese population in Vietnam eat dogs, according to the World Dog Alliance.

Water - the most vital nutrient

Water - the most vital nutrient

According to veterinary physician Dr CS Arun, a 20 kg normal dog needs 1.2 litres of water per day.For eg., if the dog eats 300 gm dry food, he should drink at least 750 ml water.

Hero pit bull dies saving young boys from poisonous snake

Hero pit bull dies saving young boys from poisonous snake

The Richardson family said goodbye to their beloved dog Zeus last week after he was bitten multiple times by a coral snake while protecting their sons outside their home in rural Webster.Gary Richardson and his children said goodbye to their beloved pit bull, Zeus.

Swimming pool allows dogs so pets can splash around with their owners

Swimming pool allows dogs so pets can splash around with their owners

Some of the dogs enjoying the day (Picture: Katielee Arrowsmith/SWNS)A swimming pool in Scotland held their first ever doggy swim day so pets could splash around alongside their owners.

Automatic Dog Paw Cleaner, Portable Waterproof Pet Feet cleaner/Washer/Brush Cup for Dogs & Cats

Automatic Dog Paw Cleaner, Portable Waterproof Pet Feet cleaner/Washer/Brush Cup for Dogs & Cats

It uses soft silicone bristles to effectively absorb dust, dirt, and sand.The one switch button and charging port are equipped with silicone seal and waterproof protection.Put your pet's foot into the paw washer wait 10sec or until it clean.

Couple spared jail for risking return of rabies in puppy-smuggling scandal

Couple spared jail for risking return of rabies in puppy-smuggling scandal

Jodie Fairbrother was handed a suspended sentence and banned from keeping or trading in animals for five years (Picture: Grimsby Telegraph/MEN Media) RSPCA officers raid the 4Paws kennels in South Killinghome (Picture: Grimsby Telegraph/MEN Media) Officers removed 160 dogs and cats, many of which had untreated medical conditions (Picture: Grimsby Telegraph/MEN Media)They were charged with a string of cruelty offences after RSPCA officers removed 160 animals from their rescue centre and veterinary clinic in Lincolnshire.

Simple techniques to de-stress your pooch

Simple techniques to de-stress your pooch

calm and gentle, keep arms down, body slightly sideways and head turned to side – your dog is more likely to approach you without fear or feeling threatened.Use the harness and teach your dog not to pull before using a lead on the dog’s collar.

Lecturer left dog in boiling car to go to two-hour village meeting

Lecturer left dog in boiling car to go to two-hour village meeting

The three-year-old Cockapoo like the one pictured was left in a boiling hot car for two hours by David Kent (Picture: Getty) David Kent leaves Stockport Maigstrates’ Court after he admitted causing unnecessary suffering to his dog (Picture: Cavendish Picture Agency)Ms Garside said: ‘When he opened the door (the officer) could see that the dog was panting excessively and was physically hot to touch, he also noticed there was no water left in the boot for the dog.

What to know about blue-green algae that's killing dogs

What to know about blue-green algae that's killing dogs

"There have been blue-green algae blooms in Austin in previous years, but we have not been aware of any effects from neurotoxins," Austin city officials said in a recent statement warning owners not to let their dogs swim in an area lake..