Entries by Companion Life

RSPCA highlight plight of older animals left behind in its care

This ‘International Homeless Animals Day’ (17 August), the RSPCA is raising awareness of the forgotten animals left in its care. Dogs, cats and horses aged over seven years all wait longer for their new home – according to new figures from the charity relating to adoption trends from 2018. The RSPCA also has more older […]

Could it be fifth time lucky for ex-racing Greyhound?

Dogs Trust Merseyside are appealing for a home for an ex-racing Greyhound who has been ready to speed off to a new home four times, only to be let down. Four-year old Sophie arrived at the Huyton-based rehoming centre just before Christmas last year. Since then she has seen 25 other Greyhounds head home with […]

Cats overlooked by potential adopters for two years

Two older cats, Posh and Kiki have been patiently waiting to be adopted for two years. The due are available for rehoming from the RSCPA Kidderminster and District branch in Worcestershire where they have been waiting for a long time. They were taken into RSPCA care because sadly their elderly owner could no longer care […]

Battersea dog gets his very own emotional support pug

A big dog who was too scared to leave his kennel has grown in confidence thanks to the help of a tiny pug. Being large in size with cropped ears and a docked tail, it’s not surprising that at first glance people may find one-year old Fraser intimidating. Unnecessary tail and ear docking are illegal […]

Eco-pet food brand embraces sustainable packaging

Eco pet food brand, Different Dog introduce plastic-free, compostable pots packed full of goodness. Pet lovers are invariably a compassionate bunch that care about the future of the planet, as well as their pooches’ health and wellbeing.   So, it’s no surprise that pioneering dog-food brand, Different Dog has launched plastic-free, compostable pots and recyclable packaging […]

Is this Britain’s oldest dog?

A dog that was adopted from Dogs Trust at the grand old age of 14 is still going strong seven years on – and having the time of his life. Now the Dogs Trust team are wondering if Taffy could be Britain’s oldest dog. Handsley and Michelle Townhill adopted Taffy in 2012 from Dogs Trust […]

PDSA advice on spotting kidney disease in cats

Chronic kidney disease is a common illness seen in older cats that’s often mistaken for old age. In their PDSA Pet Care Column, vet charity, PDSA offer advice on spotting the warning signs of kidney disease in cats. PDSA advise that regular veterinary checks can mean that vets can detect illnesses such as CKD at […]

Medical alert dog wins Pet Hero of the Year 2019

The Pet Health Club has crowned, Clive, a qualified medical alert dog as the winner of its national Pet Hero of the Year competition. Clive helps his owner, Michelle Rust, manage a complex health problem. Michelle has Addison’s disease which Clive can detect through smell when her blood pressure or steroid levels drop. When this […]

Man convicted of eight offences after investigation into Kent puppy farm

RSPCA officers found dogs at a puppy farm in Kent with untreated health problems living in unsuitable conditions. A puppy farmer has been convicted of eight animal welfare offences after RSPCA officers found ‘depressed’ dogs living in dark, dirty condition in Kent. The animal welfare charity’s Special Operations Unit launched an investigation after four members […]