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Who Knew! Dogs Get Forgetful In Their Old Age Too
These days there's plenty of research around that tells us how ageing affects our brains and what we can do to keep our minds sharp. As it turns out, our pets can get foggy and forgetful in their old age too - and scientists are discovering new w...

Shock Collars To Be Banned In UK
Electric shock collars for dogs and cats are set to be banned, the UK's Environment Secretary Michael Gove is expected to announce this week. Used as training devices, the remote-controlled collars can trigger an electric pulse of varying strengt...

US Company Is Offering ‘Fur-Ternity Leave’ For New Pet Parents
Getting a new pet can be an emotional experience and one company in the US is offering its employees a chance to enjoy welcoming a new family member into their lives. Nina Hale, a digital marketing company based in Minnesota, has introduced a “fu...

Keep Your Dog Cool As Ireland's Temperatures Soar
While we're basking in the glorious sunshine, our little four-legged friends are baking. Met Eireann has predicted scorching temperatures for the next week with many areas in the high 20s. We're delighted to hear Ireland will be heating up but ou...

Fatcat Salaries At Dogs Trust Revealed As It Rakes In More Than £100 Million A Year
The charity Dogs Trust has seen its income swell by £8million in the last year to £106m. So you might think that means it’s been caring for thousands of more dogs. Sadly not. In the same year, the number of dogs that it cared for rose by just 103...

Could 'Dog Flu' Be The Next Pandemic?
Both swine flu and bird flu created a stir in recent years. Now, a new threat may be on the horizon. A new study demonstrates that the influenza virus can jump from pigs to canines. Usually, influenza pandemics are sparked when a virus jumps from...