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Pedigree Dogs Just As Healthy As Mutts

Pure-bred dogs are no less healthy than their cross-breed counterparts, according to a new large-scale study which questions their reputation for poor health. Scientists from the Royal Veterinary College analysed the medical records of 150 00...

Dogs Given New Legal Status As Sentient Beings In France

Dogs are no longer personal property but living beings under the law in France. Nearly 700,000 signed a petition against the 1804 law that categorised pets as "movable goods" such as tables and chairs. The change to the law gives 63 million pe...

Don't Feed Your Pet Easter Chocolates

People are being urged to keep their Easter treats out of reach of their pets after research revealed that thousands of animals are fed chocolate by their owners. The Paw Report, the largest pet health study of its kind, surveyed 923 dog own...

Young Women Choose Dogs Over Motherhood

America’s next generation of youngsters should be called “Generation Rex.” If you’re wondering why playgrounds around the city are so quiet and dog runs are packed, a new report has an answer: More and more US women are forgoing motherhood and ge...

Britain's First Cloned Dog Born

Britain’s first cloned dog has been born after owner Rebecca Smith won a £60,000 contest. Winnie, a 12-year-old dachshund, was reproduced as a puppy called “mini Winnie” in a laboratory. The incredible test tube process will give hope for million...

Puppies Found With Illegally Docked Tails

Six puppies were found by the ISPCA this week with their tails docked . A new law makes it illegal for tail docking to be carried out by non-professionals – and even then, only within certain circumstances – and the ISPCA said that this case s...

Latest Articles

Choosing A Dog Bed That's Right For Your Dog

// Although some enjoy cuddling up with their dog on a couch or your bed, it's important to provide your pet with a proper sleeping place. Follow the simple guides below to find your dog a bed that it will really enjoy: When it comes to choos...

Car Safety for Dogs - Keep Your Puppy Safe While You Drive

// Whether you are taking a short hop over to the dog park for a play date, or going on a family vacation, safety for both you and your four-legged children is top priority. If you are passionate about car safety for dogs, here are some ideas...

Four Critical Things You Must Do to Keep Your Cat or Dog Safe and Happy While Travelling

// It goes without saying that our pets are our heart -- they love us unconditionally, they greet us like a fan club every time we come home, they comfort us at the end of a difficult day, they love and sustain us as much or more than our spo...

Dog Walking Problems - Leash Aggression

// In stressful situations, dogs that have not learned to adequately cope with something as simple as walking on a leash, instinctively revert to a fight or flight mode. Since they are tethered to a leash, the option of flight is eliminated. ...

Hip and Joint Pain in Dogs - How to Stop It Forever Without Drugs or Surgery

// Does your dog suffer with hip and joint pain? Does your heart break as you watch them struggle to get up after lying down? Have they been diagnosed with hip dysplasia and/or arthritis? This is all too common but the good new is that it is ...

10 Simple Dog Training Tips You Can't Ignore

// A well behaved and well mannered pup can be the envy of any dog owner. Sitting, heeling and waiting on command are impressive tasks for our four legged companions to carry out. Basic obedience training is something that just about any pet ...

Dog Pancreatitis

// Dog pancreatitis can either be acute or chronic, and both varieties can be mild or severe. Although there are a few different causes for it, sometimes it is idiopathic so no solid causation factor is able to be found. While treatment is av...