Vets share their least favourite dog breeds - and one that's 'scariest' to treat
Vets have admitted just which breeds of dogs they dislike the most and one that is even the ‘scariest’ to treat when their owners bring them into their appointments
These smart dog breeds are at the top of the canine class
These are the smartest dog breeds for people who want trainable dogs.
16 Unique Cat Trees That Will Actually Go with Your Home Décor
Cat trees are essential to happy, healthy cats. So we found 16 unique cat trees that are anything but eyesores, from budget-friendly picks to ones best suited for seniors.
The (very very weird) reasons cat lick people
Sorry, it’s not because they secretly love you. A cat behavioural expert explains the main theories behind the feline behaviour of licking.
The secret to why some dogs live longer than others
Canine life expectancy found to vary significantly between breed, body size and face shape
Vets urged to stop giving pesticide flea treatments after river pollution study
Pet owners risk contaminating their hands with neurotoxins for at least 28 days after application, scientists find
Owners will risk anything for their pets, research confirms
The researchers found that those in crisis situations face increased hardship and risks when they are separated from their beloved animals.
Why longer lives for our dogs could mean longer lives for us
Drugs aimed at extending the life of our four-legged friends could lead to benefits for humans, some scientists believe
Pandemic puppy owners struggle with bad behaviour say vets
Some owners use methods that distress and confuse their dogs, the Royal Veterinary College warns.
Scientists explain the reason small dogs live longer than bigger breeds
Researchers from the the University of Washington found whilst small and large dogs both suffered from the same amount of health conditions, larger breeds were prone to worse ailments
The incredible story of Merlin the spaniel shows how little humans know about dogs | Richard Sugg
No technology can yet match the uncanny ability that dogs possess to find their way home, says Richard Sugg, author of Kali the Wonder Dog
Five warning signs a dog is about to attack, according to a vet
A veterinary expert has explained that there are five main warning signs that a dog may be poised to attack you, and that these warnings can be applied to any breed
The best air purifiers for pets in 2024, tested and reviewed
Whether you have a single furry companion or a whole pack of pets, these air purifiers will keep you breathing more easily.
New dog-centric brand launches, honing its focus on sustainable Omega supplements
WagWell’s chewable supplements for dogs are made with Ahiflower, a sustainable alternative to traditional marine-based Omega sources.
The 10 Most Interesting Things We Learned About Our Pets And Animals This Year
No. 9: Your pet cat is an absolute killer who’d nosh on 2,084 species if you let it.
34 dog breeds at risk of 'extinction' in UK
34 types of pooch in Britain are currently facing extinction, with another eight “on watch” from the Kennel Club, meaning as many as 42 are affected.
Don’t knock vets – we’re doing a tough job under difficult conditions | Letter
Letter: Veterinary care is expensive to provide and vets are under more pressure than ever before, says Kate Platt in response to an article by Adrian Chiles
Animal behaviorists discover how dogs' brains see the world
“Spatial bias in dogs is not simply a sensory problem but also a mindset,” lead scientist Ivaylo Iotchev said.
How happy is your cat? Here is the body language to look for
Dr Zazie Todd unpacks how feline science can help you decipher how your cat may be feeling.
Simple ways to calm your stressed dog on fireworks night, according to an expert
A canine psychologist shares top tip to soothe your anxious dog pooch during loud and bright firework nights.
‘AI can teach us a lot’: scientists say cats’ expressions richer than imagined and aim to translate them
Artificial intelligence being used to unpick meanings behind vocal and physical cues of host of creatures
Cats Make Nearly 300 Different Facial Expressions
From ear position to pupil size, a new study examines how felines express themselves while interacting with one another
Overfeeding cats will mess with their guts and poop
Overfeeding cats will mess with their guts and poop.
Scientists reveal how to understand what your cat is trying to say
Cats use nearly 300 different facial expressions to communicate, scientists find
Here’s why your dog gives you the side eye
Dogs showing the whites of their eyes – side eye – is a behavioural quirk our ancestors may have inadvertently bred for during domestication.
Scientists unravel mystery of why cats purr
It’s a big noise for a little cat.
Competitive, warm and conservative: what exactly makes someone a dog person?
Not sure why you love hanging out with your canine buddy so much? Here are the qualities in dogs – and you – that help explain it
Dogs’ facial markings could play a role in how close they are with owners
New study sheds light on how humans form strong relationships with dogs
Dog years to human years: Here's how old your dog actually is
Dog math is a popular concept, suggesting your dog is rapidly ageing at seven years compared to our one, but is this true?
The deadly bacteria that can be fatal to your pet
A deadly strain of blue algae, resembling ‘mashed potato’ is spreading at an alarming rate across rivers, lochs, and ponds in the UK.
2,000 dogs and 162 different breeds ready for Belfast Dog Show's big weekend
The second oldest dog show in the world is on September 23 and 24 at the Eikon Exhibition Centre
'Up to 100' XL Bully dogs set to gather and show they're 'fantastic family pets'
Ex-soldier and dog trainer Scott Godman believes the XL Bully dogs have been given a bad press and he is now planning to hold a free event on September 30 at local playing fields in east Yorkshire, where he will provide important advice on the breed, and training
How you can help prevent dog dental problems
Is your dog losing their teeth? Here’s what you should know about your dog’s dental health and how to prevent tooth decay and come disease.
Gemma Atkinson breaks silence on ban and says 'I am so sorry'
Strictly Come Dancing star spoke out on Instagram via her Story on Friday, amid proposals to ban the breed amid a spate of harrowing dog attacks across the UK, including in the West Midlands.
Pet Food’s Environmental Impact Can’t Be Ignored
It’s time to talk about the substantial pawprint of our pets’ food.
I’m a dog groomer - 3 breeds you should absolutely avoid as a first-time owner
A PRO dog groomer has warned first-time owners against getting three specific breeds. Garret Wing is the founder and owner of American Standard Dog Training, which has facilities in North Carolina…
Mash-potato-like substance can kill dogs in 24 hours, warn experts
Animal experts have explained what to look for and the signs and symptoms if you dog has been poisoned – as well as what you need to do next
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'I'm a dog walker with three XL Bullies and I get more trouble from Dalmatians'
Lee Sansum, a professional dog walker who also owns two XL Bullies, has described the breed as ‘loving dogs’ and ‘family pets’ ahead of a ban that he claims will cost him thousands of pounds
Which Dog Breeds Are the Smartest? Find Out Here
These super intelligent pups make the perfect companions.
XL Bully dogs 'less dangerous than Jack Russell'
The Dog Bite Solicitor has named five breeds which he says count for more attack reports than the controversial dog at the centre of a banning row
Expert's 'simple' and 'safe' ways to stop cats pooping in gardens
As well as being unpleasant, cat faeces also contains bacteria and parasites that are harmful to humans and can be a particular problem for gardeners
XL Bully owners demand shelter re-home dogs or 'they'll have to put them down'
Dozens of panicking owners of American XL Bullies, as well as other breeds, have begged Large Breed Dog Rescue in Greenhithe, Kent, to rehome their pets ahead of new legislation
Humans might just love French bulldogs because they remind them of babies
A small study offers clues on why these pooches are so popular, despite their known health issues.
Here’s what diet your dog really needs to stay healthy, according to science
There’s a dizzying number of choices for what to feed your pooch – but what’s best? Dr Zazie Todd, dog welfare expert, explains
Your dog knows where you hid food
Dogs can find hidden food better if they see it being stored by a human, indicating they remember the food being put away and aren’t just sniffing it out.
Owners of cats on vegan diets report healthier pets, study suggests
Some vets have voiced concerns that vegan diets are less healthy for cats than meat-based diets.
The (completely adorable) ways dogs know exactly how you’re feeling
Dogs spend a surprising amount of time observing us and can even learn things about our behaviours we don’t even notice ourselves.
Dog autism? 37% of US dog owners buy into anti-vaccine nonsense
For the bazillionth time, vaccines do not cause autism—and dog autism is not a thing.
Dogs actually do respond better when their owners use cute ‘baby talk’, study finds
Findings reveal ‘neural preference’ dogs developed during their domestication