Battle to save 'factory-farmed' puppies flown to overseas labs for experiments

Battle to save 'factory-farmed' puppies flown to overseas labs for experiments

Beagles from MBR Acres are driven two hours north to Humberside Airport (Picture: The Hull Animal Rights Team)Activists say they won’t rest until a ‘puppy factory’ stops breeding beagles which are used for lab tests and put down at six months old.

Dog owners warned as mystery illness ‘spreads like wildfire’ across Yorkshire

Dog owners warned as mystery illness ‘spreads like wildfire’ across Yorkshire

But one vet says vomiting and diarrhoea ‘can be a normal occurrence this time of year’ (Picture: Getty Images)Pet owners in Yorkshire claim their dogs are coming down with a mystery illness that’s ‘spreading like wildfire’.

Prolific golden retriever stud has fathered 239 puppies for Guide Dogs

Prolific golden retriever stud has fathered 239 puppies for Guide Dogs

He’s fathered more than 200 pups so far (Picture: Guide Dogs / SWNS)Everyone, this is Trigger.Look at that face (Picture: Guide Dogs / SWNS)Trigger also fathered the record-breaking number of Guide Dog puppies that were born late last year.

After Biden's first year, the virus and disunity rage on

After Biden's first year, the virus and disunity rage on

After Biden's first year, the virus and disunity rage onHostages safe after Texas synagogue standoff; captor deadHillary Clinton invokes MLK’s criticism of ‘white moderates’ in voting rights battleAll presidents enter the world's most powerful office buoyed by their victory only to confront its limitations in time.

These are the most popular dog and cat names from 2021

These are the most popular dog and cat names from 2021

For cats, Milo and Luna both kept their number one ranking, while Bella has also proven a popular name for female cats – staying in second place for another year.

Millionaire breeders who sold bulldog puppies for £20,000 must pay it all back

Millionaire breeders who sold bulldog puppies for £20,000 must pay it all back

Karl and Victoria Shellard illegally bred bulldogs and forced them to have back-to-back pregnancies (Picture: Wales News Service)A millionaire couple who illegally bred dogs to exploit the pet boom must repay their earnings — nearly £400,000.

Pope Francis warns that choosing pets over children ‘diminishes us’

Pope Francis warns that choosing pets over children ‘diminishes us’

Pope Francis has some pretty strong opinions about couples who choose to have pets instead of children.In fact, the child-free lifestyle has been enticing more and more millennials in recent years as many couples have begun to embrace the freedom that comes along with not having children.

Sustainable dog food could help offset the environmental cost of having a pet

Sustainable dog food could help offset the environmental cost of having a pet

Sustainable pet brand Beco is trying to reduce the impact our furry friends have on the planet (Picture: Beco/ Matthew Lloyd)Like many business owners, George Bramble was panicking when Covid arrived.

Plant-based homeware, beauty, and snacks to invest in for Veganuary

Plant-based homeware, beauty, and snacks to invest in for Veganuary

From eco-friendly duvets to 100% plant-based pet food, here are some of the best vegan products for your home.Lip serviceHere’s something to smile about: vegan-friendly, conditioning lip balms packed with natural ingredients such as shea butter, Vitamin E and peppermint oil.

Field day for dogs as owners pay by the hour for safe green spaces

Field day for dogs as owners pay by the hour for safe green spaces

Twice a week, in rural Cambridgeshire, Rebecca Lee hires a private field for her dog, Moscow, to run about in for an hour.

Online shopping, pets and takeaways fuel surge in UK spending in 2021

Online shopping, pets and takeaways fuel surge in UK spending in 2021

Consumers splashed out on online shopping, takeaways, home improvements and streaming subscriptions in 2021, as ongoing Covid restrictions limited where people could spend their money.

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show postponed as COVID-19 surges in New York

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show postponed as COVID-19 surges in New York

The event will be held later “due to the surge of the omicron variant in New York City,” it said.

Five Great Reads: Big cats, tiny snacks and the best Australian films of 2021

Five Great Reads: Big cats, tiny snacks and the best Australian films of 2021

We present to you 22 recipes, from canapés and finger foods to fancy spreads, that will make a small New Year’s Eve gathering feel like a big celebration .

This soothing pet playlist will keep your cat or dog calm on New Year’s Eve

This soothing pet playlist will keep your cat or dog calm on New Year’s Eve

Dogs will often bark or hide if they are feeling afraid (Picture: Getty)Peter says all of the chosen songs can keep your dogs and cats calm either through the soothing effects of the melody or the calming visual content of the video.

Why feeding your pets insects could become all the buzz

Why feeding your pets insects could become all the buzz

Environmentally minded pet owners are choosing to feed their animals meals made out of crickets, mealworms and black soldier flies in an attempt to curb the huge carbon emissions produced by raising livestock for traditional, meat-based diets.

Couple discover genius way to keep their puppy away from the Christmas tree

Couple discover genius way to keep their puppy away from the Christmas tree

That’s when inspiration struck: ‘When Jordan got the hoover out [to clean up the mess], he started barking at it and we remembered how scared he was of it,’ says Georgia.They plan to keep the vacuum cleaner as part of their Christmas decorations for years to come, unless Hugo starts behaving.

Wellness for dogs: why your pet needs vaccines but not reiki and raw meat

Wellness for dogs: why your pet needs vaccines but not reiki and raw meat

Neck says vaccinations and diets are more common and much more complicated issues for vets.Photograph: Dorling Kindersley/Getty ImagesBut there’s a complication in the dog world – some vaccines given yearly may protect for longer than that but they are not approved to be given, say, every three years.

The dog who got me through 2021: Leo the Peke made my blood pressure drop and my heart swell

The dog who got me through 2021: Leo the Peke made my blood pressure drop and my heart swell

Leo is “one of the most polite dogs I’ve ever known”, Sandra wrote.“While I feel stale about his Instagram, helping a few people to have joy gives me a reason to keep posting,” Sandra said.2021 has been a tough year for her family, too, with three deaths (including their shih-tzu Chloe, Leo’s companion) and a health scare.

The Dog House at Christmas review – bark the herald angels sing

The Dog House at Christmas review – bark the herald angels sing

At the Cambridgeshire animal charity Wood Green, the staff are wondering whether dogs know it’s a special day while giving extra back scratches and the occasional new toy, and promising a pooch-friendly Christmas dinner.But The Dog House brings goodwill to humanity all year round anyway.

TODAY's Annual Toy Drive is going virtual — here's what you need to know

TODAY's Annual Toy Drive is going virtual — here's what you need to know

TODAY is working with Walmart Registry for Good, which helps nonprofits share their needs, whether it be food, clothing or toys.This week, we're featuring Jumpstart for Young Children, which has various hubs across the country.