Country diary: Trouble beneath the blackthorn

Country diary: Trouble beneath the blackthorn

A calf from last year stands alone, nibbling bramble leaves, more bored by the idleness than hungry.‘Fed before dawn, the beasts now lie cudding, eyes half closed, contented.’ Photograph: Sarah LaughtonI move among them familiarly; all born on the farm, they have been handled from an early age.

When is it too cold to walk your dog?

When is it too cold to walk your dog?

Huskies can tolerate cold weather better than other breeds, says Vets Now (Picture: Getty).Don’t let your pup get too chilly (Picture: Getty)PDSA vet Lynne James told us: ‘Watch out for wet weather – getting wet will increase the risk of your dog getting chilled.

Winter the dolphin, star of 'Dolphin Tale' movies, dies

Winter the dolphin, star of 'Dolphin Tale' movies, dies

Winter, the dolphin who starred in the "Dolphin Tale" films, died on Thursday night, according to The Clearwater Marine Aquarium.He worked with Dan Strzempka, the area clinic manager, to develop a prosthetic tail that Winter could use some of the time.

How to relieve seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in dogs

How to relieve seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in dogs

‘Studies have shown that humans share a lot of the same brain chemistry with dogs, so it’s no surprise that our pets may also experience the chemical imbalance that causes SAD,’ Julie explains.

Cute abandoned puppies named after Harry Potter characters find their homes

Cute abandoned puppies named after Harry Potter characters find their homes

Now, just like the Harry Potter puppies, the rest of the other rescued pooches have all found their new forever homes after spending a year within the RSPCA's care.

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.

Tips to keep your furry pal warm in winter

Tips to keep your furry pal warm in winter

Winter is on and while we may cover up in the chill, pets also need to stay safe and warm.Winter may seem like a lazier season, but don’t let that come in the way of your pet’s grooming session.

Keep your furry friend warm this winter

Keep your furry friend warm this winter

According to Dr. KG Umesh, Waltham Scientific Communication Manager, South Asia, Mars India, “By taking some basic precautions and paying attention to the needs of your four-legged friend, responsible pet owners can help their dogs make it through the winter in good health.

Tim Dowling: the tortoise will not only outlive me, it’ll outwit me, too

Tim Dowling: the tortoise will not only outlive me, it’ll outwit me, too

It is just after 11pm and I am in the garden in a downpour that began precisely as I stepped outside, searching for the tortoise by the light of my phone.“I suppose it would be terrible if he were to sadly pass,” my wife says.

Holiday Steals and Deals is coming! Here's how to stream the 2-hour special

Holiday Steals and Deals is coming! Here's how to stream the 2-hour special

Get the first look at Jill's special by streaming the event first on TODAY All Day on Peacock at 9:00 a.m. ET on Nov. 23) Don't have a subscription?

Hairless opossum gets sweater donations to survive winter

Hairless opossum gets sweater donations to survive winter

Gail Barnes, executive director of the South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, told TODAY that the unusual animal was dropped off on Oct. 23) Initially, she believed the opossum to be a hairless cat.

Ariel Winter adopts adorable blue-eyed rescue puppy with boyfriend Luke Benward

Ariel Winter adopts adorable blue-eyed rescue puppy with boyfriend Luke Benward

Winter shared a series of cute photos on her Instagram Story showing her and boyfriend Luke Benward enjoying time at home with Cobey, who has brown fur and stunning light-blue eyes.!” Winter wrote alongside a photo of her and Benward cuddling the cute dog with light brown fur.

It's Fat Bear Week! Body-positive tournament to crown chubby cubby champ

It's Fat Bear Week! Body-positive tournament to crown chubby cubby champ

No, the real sign of the change of seasons is Fat Bear Week, an annual tradition beloved by many.What, exactly, is Fat Bear Week?Here's how to participate in #FatBearWeek: this is an elimination tournament to determine who will be crowned 2020's fattest bear on the Brooks River.

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.

Westfield will look after your dog while you do your Christmas shopping

Westfield will look after your dog while you do your Christmas shopping

The Merry Mutts Motel at Westfield (Picture Luke Walker/Getty Images for Westfield London)Westfield is offering a new service to look after your dog while you do all your Christmas shopping.

Six alternative events to help improve your mental well-being

Six alternative events to help improve your mental well-being

A glass of red liquid included (Picture: Vampire Yoga)Sometimes delving into darkness can be spiritually cleansing.Dogs help lower stress levels (Picture: Paws For Coffee)There are numerous studies that showcase the mental health benefits of having a pet.

Frozen Kitten Gets Nursed Back To Health

Frozen Kitten Gets Nursed Back To Health

It was half covered in snow and (she) said it probably wasn’t going to make it,” says Allison Baker, whose friend had first found the kitten.

'Sentencing their dog to death': how the anti-vax movement spread to pets

'Sentencing their dog to death': how the anti-vax movement spread to pets

“Most of the time people are OK, they’re not staunchly against it once you tell them the science and the statistics [but] we have had people walk out in hysteria, saying that there is absolutely no way their dog is getting [vaccinated] because they believe it causes auto-immune diseases or, specifically, autism.”.

Storm Gareth: Missing dog winched to safety from Scotland mountain

Storm Gareth: Missing dog winched to safety from Scotland mountain

"To put their winter skills to the test, the two Winchmen were dropped off at a nearby bothy to undertake essential medical training in the snow." The spokesman added: "The remaining helicopter crew flew off to simulate a refuel and as they circled 1000ft up Loch Avon in the Cairngorms, a nearby section of cloud cleared and they happened to spot the dog perched precariously on the ledge.

Dog Paw and Coat Care for the Winter

Dog Paw and Coat Care for the Winter

Emollient lotions and waxes also are available and are designed specifically to help protect the tender, dry dog paws from the harsh winter elements.