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Staffie Hogtied And Cooked Alive On The Curragh

  A Staffie Dog found in horrific condition is believed to have been cooked alive over a low burning fire right beside The Curragh Racecourse this week. Kildare West Wicklow SPCA (KWWSPCA) were called to the scene on Monday by a jockey who spot...

Tiny Rescue Chihuahua Pup Befriends Giant Mastiff

The odd couple! Chihuahua puppy weighing less than 1lb becomes best friends with 130lb mastiff after meeting at rescue centre. One's smaller than a bag of sugar and the other's as heavy as a full-grown woman - but that hasn't stopped these tw...

Nine Abandoned Pets Could Not Stand Or See

Abandoned poodles that were found in such an appalling condition that at first the RSPCA did not even realise they were dogs have undergone an amazing transformation. The nine animals were found in such a poor state - with long matted hair coverin...

Europeans Dieted On Dogs And Badgers 3K Years Ago

Researchers say they have found evidence that primitive humans ate dogs, wild cats, foxes and even badgers between 3,100 and 7,200 years ago. Europeans survived on a diet of domestic dogs, wild cats, foxes and even badgers until just 3,00...

Study: Dogs Domesticated In Americas 10K Years Ago

As early as 10,000 years ago in what is now Texas, dogs may have been man's best friend — and man's main course. Analysis of a 9,400-year-old dog bone fragment found in ancient human excrement suggests that the animals had become domesticated by...

Paddington Dog Found At Railway Station With Suitcase

An animal welfare charity has issued an appeal after a dog was abandoned at a railway station, along with a suitcase of his possessions. The male shar-pei crossbreed, named Kai, was discovered tied to railings outside Ayr station in Scotland. He...

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Have A Safe Howl'oween

Halloween Candy Everyone loves candy and on Halloween candy is everywhere. While your dog may have never been tempted by sweet treats before, keep in mind that candy probably has never been so accessible! On Halloween candy can be found in bo...

How Familiar Are You With Your Dog's Fears?

// 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...