Vest designed to help dogs cope with their fears

by Leanne Thompson on September 25, 2013

Pet owners across the UK can now get their hands on a special T-shirt which has been designed specifically to help dogs relax.

The Equafleece, which has been labelled as a ‘hug in a T-shirt’, is a snug-fitting piece of (more…)

Relaxation garden for dogs opened in Bath

by Leanne Thompson on August 7, 2013

An animal shelter in Somerset has unveiled a new sensory garden which has been designed to help stressed dogs relax and unwind.

Bath Cats and Dogs Home, a re-homing and charity rescue centre, was (more…)

Dog lover develops innovative canine gadget

by Vivien Richardson on July 10, 2013

A devoted pet owner from San Francisco has developed a piece of wearable equipment which tracks the behaviour patterns of dogs.

Ben Jacobs faced heartbreak (more…)

New social networking site launches for pet owners

by Vivien Richardson on May 29, 2013

The social media boom has taken the world by storm over the last decade, with the biggest player, Facebook, boasting over 1.2 billion (more…)

What to Do if Your Dog is Confronted by a Hot Air Balloon

by Susan Partridge on May 22, 2013

There are many things that can give a dog the willies – thunder, fireworks and other loud noises being just a handful of the more common spookers. For some people, their dog doesn’t often have to face its fears, so the fear itself isn’t an issue. For others, constant anxiety in their pet can lead to any number of problems – issues with health, refusals to leave the house or go (more…)

Bridgend Bulldog benefits from Dogs Trust facelift

by Darren Jamieson on

Bulldogs are known for their unique facial features and easy-going attitude but Storm, a two-year-old bulldog from Bridgend, had a more peculiar appearance (more…)

Woman from Pennyffordd launches dog bakery business

by Darren Jamieson on April 10, 2013

Birthday cakes, sweet biscuits and sugary treats – these are things that most people indulge in from time-to-time, and one lady from the Pennyffordd area has come up with a (more…)

Government grant keeps dogs and owners safe on estate

by Mark James on March 20, 2013

Located in the London borough of Haringey, the Sandlings Estate was once a place where dog owners and residents were very divided. However, thanks to funding from the Government, it seems that the estate is now a much (more…)

GSPCA fights for compulsory dog micro-chipping

by Leanne Thompson on February 13, 2013

The Guernsey Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA) is encouraging dog owners to get microchips fitted.

This news comes after the (more…)

Bath charity initiative seeks to keep dogs warm this winter

by Mark James on January 14, 2013

An animal care centre in Bath has set up a scheme encouraging dog lovers to donate just £25, which will be enough to see a dog kept warm and safe over the cold UK winter.

The Bath Cats and Dogs Home (BCDH), which houses around 3,000 animals every year, says that funds raised through the scheme will not only cover the fundamental heating costs needed to keep the canines cosy, but will also pay for additional blankets and bedding. Furthermore, it will go towards medicine for dogs suffering from joint problems, while cats will benefit from beds with a special ability to retain heat.

Simultaneously, the care centre has issued advice urging people to think carefully before they adopt a pet, as the abandonment of dogs often comes as a consequence of households taking in an animal and then realising they do not have the means to care for it. BCDH’s Karen Ethier warns:

“Prospective new owners should ensure they have sufficient time, the correct lifestyle and financial means to take on a pet and look after it responsibly.”

Other possible ideas for keeping dogs at as comfortable a temperature as possible all year round include improving air circulation during the summer and installing underfloor heating to ensure that they are not lying on cold floors during the winter – both of which are ideas being adopted by a proposed new state-of-the-art dog shelter in Geneseo, Illinois, according to a recent report.

More information on the BCDH Appeal, as well as advice on how to make a donation, can be found on the BCDH website.

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