No tongues: dog bug snuggle risk for French-kissers and plate-sharers

If you kiss your dog on the mouth or share a bowl with him, you’re doing it wrong and may be putting yourself at risk of antibiotic-resistant infection, according to researchers. Bug boffins at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) have warned that pets and people are developing ever more drug-resistant bacteria as medics prescribe them unnecessary antibiotics for … More No tongues: dog bug snuggle risk for French-kissers and plate-sharers

Rescue dog heals bereaved toddler’s heart Rescue dog heals toddler’s heart

The chemistry between a girl and her dog – in this case a rescue dog – is a strange and beautiful thing. For June Taphouse, who was just two when her father was struck and killed by a hit-and-run motorist, that chemistry has resulted in a special kind of medicine. The medicine of love. Taphouse, … More Rescue dog heals bereaved toddler’s heart Rescue dog heals toddler’s heart

Canine start-up launches co-working space for dogs

A New York company famous for its dog treat subscription package is to open a members-only dog park in Nashville, Tennessee. For $19/day, a dog and up to two human guests can attend the space, run freely off the lead, and use amenities such as toys and exercise equipment. BarkPark is the latest innovation from … More Canine start-up launches co-working space for dogs

Bradley Cooper’s labradoodle tipped to break the Oscar’s ‘fur ceiling’

Charlie Cooper, the labradoodle who lives with actor Bradley Cooper, has been tipped for a 2019 Best Supporting Actor Oscar amidst wide-spread public acclaim. He would be the first dog to win an Academy Award. The dog has received great write-ups for his role in roommate Bradley’s new film, A Star Is Born. The human … More Bradley Cooper’s labradoodle tipped to break the Oscar’s ‘fur ceiling’

‘Six million dollar’ dog with cancer gets a 3D-printed titanium skull

A dog with cancer has been given a second chance at life thanks to pioneering surgery – and a bespoke replacement skull. The Williamsport, Pennsylvania dachshund lost 70 percent of her original skull following the removal of a brain tumour. In scenes that would not be out of place in popular TV series The Six … More ‘Six million dollar’ dog with cancer gets a 3D-printed titanium skull

Kafkaesque hell for innocent pug sold on eBay to settle family debts

Bailiffs acting on behalf of a German town council have seized a family’s pedigree pug and sold her on eBay for €750 (£650) to reclaim debts owed by the owner, known to the press as ‘Stefanie K.’ Edda K. must have believed someone made a false accusation against her, for she was arrested one morning without having … More Kafkaesque hell for innocent pug sold on eBay to settle family debts