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Canadian Reservist's Dogs Wait For His Return

Their noses peeking out from under the fence, Nathan Cirillo's dogs wait patiently for their dad - unaware that he will never be coming home.A day after the 24-year-old Canadian reservist and single dad was gunned down in Ottawa on Wednesday...

Figures Show We're Giving Our Pets Celebrity Names

New reasearch into what we name our pets has brought bad news for traditionalists everywhere. It seems the Gandalfs, the Hectors and the Bonos have taken their place alongside the Rovers and the Fidos of this world. New research has looked at da...

Dogs Can Carry Ebola

Following the uproar over the killing of an Ebola patient's dog in Spain, experts said on Thursday there was a risk of canines carrying the deadly virus but none that they could infect humans. A study published in 2005 pointed to a theoretica...

Great British Bake Off Inspires People To Cook Dog Treats

Pet owners now baking homemade dog treats for their pets having been inspired by The Great British Bake Off. It has helped to reinvigorate interest in baking across the country and inspired a new generation of chefs. Now even our pets are e...

425 Irish Dogs Break Guinness World Record

It has been announced today that hundreds of Irish dogs have helped break a Guinness World Record. The event took place at the DSPCA’s Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals established in 1840. The Great Irish Dog Walk in the Phoeni...

Is Your Dog An Optimist Or Pessimist?

Research from the University of Sydney has found some dogs are more pessimistic than others. Dr Melissa Starling, from the Faculty of Veterinary Science who completed her PhD on the topic, said finding out whether a particular dog is optimist...

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// Most people are aware there are some basic emotions recognisable when one observes human behaviour, although not necessarily know all of them. There is one, though, that everyone has felt and therefore, understands and associates with eas...

Remember Your Pets On Firework Nights

Don’t forget to prepare your pets for the noise and disruption of Firework Nights. 80% of pet owners have had a pet who is scared of fireworks, and the season itself can be a stressful and frightening time for our four legged friends. A fear of ...

10 Reasons To Adopt A Shelter Dog

1. Dogs are not in a shelter because they’re bad animals. They’re there because they were dealt a bad hand. Some people buy dogs on an impulse without considering the long-term commitment. They decide they don’t want the dog anymore, and ofte...

5 Natural Treats Your Dog Will Love

This is a guest post by Dean Barrow, an avid raw feeding fan who runs Raw Dog Food, a raw feeding blog helping dog owners take the leap into the world of raw dog food. You can also find him on Twitter. Dogs love treats, they’re great for their tee...

Tips for Selecting a Dog Groomer

// Taking your pet to a professional dog groomer is an important part of raising a healthy, well adjusted companion. Many people believe that a simple wash and dry in the backyard is enough to keep their pet clean, but only a professional has...

Dog Grooming - How To Do Dog Grooming At Home

// If you have decided that you would like to groom your own dog you will need to choose the correct dog grooming tools to enable you to carry out this necessary task satisfactorily. By doing this task yourself you will undoubtedly save yours...

The Many Benefits of Dog Grooming

// Who would have thought that the simple act of dog grooming could affect your dog's physical and emotional health and well-being on so many levels? The look and feel of your dog's coat will tell you about what is going on for his whole stat...