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Rise in number of dangerous dogs destroyed
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There has been a rise by as much as 50% in the number of dangerous dogs which have been seized by Police. These so called ‘status dogs’ are an increasing problem. West Midlands Police have confirmed that they seized 412 dogs under the Dangerous Dog Act in 2013 of which 181 were destroyed.  Banned breeds include the pit bull terrier, … More

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Heat seeking cameras used to catch irresponsible dog owners
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Fife council has taken the unusual step of using thermal imaging cameras to stop careless owners letting the animal’s foul public paths. The wardens who are responsible for patrolling the areas also have issues that they are putting themselves in danger when issuing fines and as a result have been issued with stab proof vests by the council. Dog owners, … More

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A Guide to the Animal Welfare Act
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The Animal Welfare Act was introduced onto the statute book as recently as 2006. Before this date, the sad fact was that action could only ever be taken retrospectively – an animal would already have been subjected to unnecessary suffering before anything could be done about it. How the 2006 Act changed this situation This new act affected pet owners … More

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Popular Free Apps for Pet Owners
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We all know there’s an app for everything, right? Well, almost everything. One that got us showered, dressed and made the tea in the morning would be nice, we’d all agree, for sure. Pet owners certainly are spoilt for choice when it comes to apps, some paid but many free. Here are some of the most popular free pet apps … More

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Tips for First Time Breeders
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So, you want to be a breeder? This could be because you love animals or maybe you’ve decided it would be a successful business. Maybe you want to combine your love of animals with a business and dog breeding sounds perfect. Whatever your reasons for breeding and whatever kind of dogs you’ll be breeding, e.g. working dogs such as police … More

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Highlights of Crufts
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Crufts is the biggest and best celebration of dogs anywhere in the world. The four day dog show, which this year ran from 6th – 9th March, features competitions, performances and agility challenges, and a whole host of different dog breeds taking part. 194 breeds from across 45 countries were featured on the show in 2014, along with amazing dog … More

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Strange Laws You May Come Across When Travelling
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Encountering the new and different in unfamiliar cultures is part of the intrinsic appeal of travelling, but some of the laws and traditions you may encounter abroad will have you raising your eyebrows and thanking your lucky stars that you took out comprehensive holiday insurance. Japan Travellers to Japan may be grateful for the legal cover provided by their policy … More

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London’s First Dog Cafe
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Dog lovers are celebrating an exciting new phenomenon which will hit the streets of London this year. The first ever ‘dog café’, the ‘House of Hounds’, will be opening its doors in Shoreditch, East London, later this spring. After the wildly popular news that the first ever UK cat café was to open (following a business model popular in Japan), the … More

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Dogs at risk from being poisoned from toxic palm oil washed up on UK beaches
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  A white, waxy substance has been discovered on several UK beaches recently. It turns out the waste is potentially deadly to dogs, once consumed the animals writhe around in pain and can end up killing them. So far at least 4 pets have died with dozens more being left poisoned. The substance is solidified palm oil which has been … More

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