‘Aww, come give Mama a kissy!’ Our pooches give and demand affection pretty much 24/7, yet crazy dog owners get needy for some lip-smacking action too. Nothing wrong with sharing the love but always best to check exactly where they have been first though, as those snouts do find the most unpleasant of places! […]
The thought of taking your furry friend to the dog park can sound like a dream. You long for the summer days where you can allow little Fido off the lead to run, while you gush about how sweet he is to fellow dog owners. There is, of course, the other added perk of being […]
There are more than 8 million pet dogs in Britain. Each of those dogs has an average of two owners. So, that’s 16 million people whose everyday lives are shared with their canine friends. We are an animal friendly nation and yet there are still many areas which remain no-go areas for dogs.
There are always thousands of animals waiting for new homes. Many find new owners very quickly whilst others spend many months in shelters and are continually ignored by potential adopters. It is generally the older animals which are repeatedly overlooked. Senior pets typically wait four times as long as young animals to find a new […]
I have always wanted a dog but over the years, my work commitments have prevented me from welcoming a dog into my household. Things are different now though and so I have been looking forward to choosing a gorgeous puppy. Until yesterday!
Workplaces have become far less formal in recent years. Smart attire is no longer required in many offices and there is an altogether more casual feel about many establishments. But should the more relaxed approach to work extend to welcoming pets into shops, offices and the workplace in general? You might think that the answer […]
When you have spent a great deal of money buying your home it can be very inconvenient to discover that you are subject to what may seem like unreasonable restrictions as to what you can do with it. These are usually concerning what type of alterations and additions you may make to the property and […]
Your dog is more than just a pet, it is a treasured member of your family and your pooch represents a significant financial investment. It makes sense to maximise their life span so that you can enjoy their company for longer. The good news is that you don’t need to break the bank to ensure […]
Oodles of Doodles Designer dogs have taken the UK by storm. More accurately described as crossbreeds, these marvellous mutts are now so popular that their numbers have risen eight-fold in less than a decade. But can you tell a doodle from a poodle and what on earth is a shorkie?
How to Prevent Your Dog from Being Stolen The number of reported dog thefts in the UK continues to rise. 1,797 dogs were stolen in 2015 compared to less than half this number in 2014. The same trend is evident in Canada, Australia and the USA. Dogs are valuable commodities for criminals and they have […]
Do You Spend More on Your Dog Than on Your Child? It sounds like a ridiculous question doesn’t it? Who would spend more on their dog than on their child? Actually many people do and perhaps you are one of them but hadn’t even realised it! When you add everything up, just how much are […]
When is A Dog Attack a Criminal Offence? In recent weeks, two young children have died as a result of dog attacks. One incident is being treated by the police as a criminal offence but the other is not. Why?
Your Dog Is Good for Your Health You probably devote a great deal of time and money to ensuring that your pet is happy and healthy. But did you realise that if you own a dog, they are helping to keep you healthy too?
The Dangerous Dogs Act You have probably heard of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. This act banned certain types of dogs in the UK and was aimed at protecting people from dangerous animals which have been bred to fight. Unfortunately, the legislation is far from perfect as there can be confusion over what is and […]
How Do Dogs Smell Cancer? Doctors can and do use their sense of smell to assist in certain diagnoses. For instance, it is possible for them to detect aromas in patients’ breath which provide clues to their condition. A doctor might smell alcohol or perhaps the aroma of pear drops which is indicative of a […]