Category Archives: health

How Animals Can Help Combat Mental Illness

Patients at the Priory’s Hospital in Bristol are benefiting from the company of a “therapy dog” to help with their treatment for stress, anxiety, and depression. Lara, a rescue dog from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home (BDCH), is introduced into … Continue reading

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Vet Says Cats Adept at Hiding Illness from Owners

A leading London-based feline vet is recommending that cat owners generally need to watch their cat’s behaviour more closely – to spot subtle signs of illness before it becomes serious. Dr. Jeremy Campbell, a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Advanced Practitioner in … Continue reading

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Dogs Left Home Alone Getting Hooked On TV and Radio

Thousands of dog owners admit to leaving the TV or radio on, leaving out extra food – and even getting a neighbour to call in when their dog is home alone, a study has found. Many also treat their beloved … Continue reading

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Shocking Research Reveals that Puppy ‘Impulse Buying’ is Rife

A dog may be for life, but shockingly many people spend more time choosing a pair of shoes or their weekly supermarket shop than they do a puppy with devastating consequences. Pups are more likely to get ill and their … Continue reading

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Fat Cats & Top Hats: Is Your Pretty Kitty Healthy?

Pets in the home are some of the best cures for stress and sadness. Having your cat curl on your lap for a snuggle and stroking them as their purr can bring your stress hormones right down and make you … Continue reading

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Dog Owners are Happier and Healthier

Dog owners are happier and healthier than people without a pooch, a study has found. A poll, of 1,000 dog owners and 1,000 adults without a pet, found 80 per cent who have a pooch are ‘very happy’ or ‘happy’ … Continue reading

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Scandal of Sedated Puppies with Umbilical Cords Still Attached Entering UK in Thousands

Dogs Trust is calling on the Government to take immediate action to address the illegal importation of puppies into Great Britain, after an undercover investigation discovered smugglers across Central and Eastern Europe continuing to abuse the system. The UK’s largest dog welfare charity is urging … Continue reading

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French Bulldog Most Desired ‘Designer Dog’ to Buy Online…

French bulldogs are the most searched-for breed for sale online, new figures released today by Gumtree and the RSPCA reveal. As new figures show there were more than 66,000 searches for the fashionable breed in just one month (February 2017) … Continue reading

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England’s Puppy-buying and Puppy Dealing Hotspots Revealed

The RSPCA today reveals that the underground puppy trade is booming with more calls than ever before from people reporting questionable breeders and dealers. The UK’s largest and oldest animal welfare charity is seeing a steady rise in the number … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Retriever Risk-Free This Summer

The second worst thing about the record-high summers we seem to get year after year is trying to get to sleep at night. All that tossing and turning, the sheet sticking to your skin thanks to the glue-like sweat you … Continue reading

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