Tag: dogs

Owners concerned over dog disease

Posted On 2014-01-24 03:01:07

Dog owners are getting increasingly worried about their pets after a disease killed 13 animals in the UK in recent months. The source of the disease, which is similar to Alabama Rot and causes kidney failure, has not be established. Most of the dogs affected have been in the New... more

Pub in Inverness named Britain’s most dog-friendly

Posted On 2014-01-15 01:01:14

An Inverness pub has been awarded the prize for being the most dog-friendly in the country, after a poll was conducted online. The Clachnaharry Inn scooped the accolade due to the biscuits and towels it hands out to its four-legged customers and the fact that dogs were also given Christmas... more

Dog translator in development

Posted On 2014-01-02 10:01:41

Ever wondered exactly what your pet dog is trying to say to you? Well it may not be long before you can get a direct translation. Scientists in Sweden and Finland are working on a dog-to-English translator, which will mean you no longer have to guess what your best friend... more

A dog is for life, not just for Christmas slogan turns 35

Posted On 2013-12-18 01:12:54

We have all heard the slogan, a dog is for life, not just for Christmas and this month marks 35 years since it was originally coined. Clarissa Baldwin OBE, chief executive of the Dogs Trust, came up with it to highlight the plight of puppies that are given as Christmas... more

Santa’s grotto for dogs raises money for RSPCA

Posted On 2013-12-09 11:12:55

A campaign to raise awareness and money for the plight of dogs this Christmas has seen a special Santa’s Grotto set up in Norwich. The Forum was the setting for the event, which saw owners bring their beloved four-legged friends to meet Father Christmas in exchange for a donation to... more

Dogs interpret human interactions in relation to food

Posted On 2013-11-26 10:11:05

New research has found that dogs interpret the way that humans interact with each other in relation to food in order to assess their personality. A study by the University of Buenos Aires looked at how conversations and body language between people affects canines even when they are not directly... more

Former stray becomes first dog to reach Everest Base Camp

Posted On 2013-11-13 01:11:46

The first dog to make it to Everest Base Camp is a former stray called Rupee, who was rescued by Joanne Lefson from a rubbish dump in Ladakh, northern India. Rupee managed the trek to 17,000 feet above sea level, but only after his owner fed him a high protein... more

A cat survives 2.5 inch needle stuck in her neck

Posted On 2010-05-07 02:05:13

A cat from South London suffered quite a trauma when got a needle caught in her jaw. Marley the mog, accidently speared herself with a darning needle. The needle pierced her mouth and only just missed her jugular and windpipe. Her owner Thomas Ward, 27 had spotted that Marley had... more