10 facts you didn't know about dogs!

10 facts you didn't know about dogs

Prepare to be amazed as Andrea McHugh reveals some little known facts about our remarkable canine companions.

10 superstitions about dogs

Here are 10 superstitions and folklore about our canine friends...

Appeal to rehome one pet an hour

Presenter and former X-Factor singer Stacey Solomon has joined forces with Blue Cross to launch a national appeal to rehome one pet an hour by the end of 2015.

The charity is calling on pet lovers to show their support on social media by sharing photos of their animals, following by #suppawt. People who wish to donate can text Suppawt to 70907 and donate £5.

Are some dogs more prone to conflict with others?

Are some dogs more prone to conflict with others?

Are some dogs more prone to conflict with others? Carol Price explains why some dogs just don’t see eye to eye.

There are few nicer sights than a group of dogs living together harmoniously, or interacting and playing happily in a local park. It’s a reminder of the extra dimension of pleasure so many dogs can get from the company of their own kind.

Are you in the process of choosing a new puppy? Then BBC2 needs you!

Choosing the right puppy

Are you thinking about getting a dog or puppy in the next few months?

Perhaps you’re unsure about whether to go for a pedigree pup or a rescue dog? Or maybe you have no idea which of the hundreds of breeds and crossbreeds might be right for you! You may even already have your perfect breed in mind.

Brush up your vetiquette before taking your dog to the vet

Brush up your vetiquette before taking your dog to the vet

Make sure you and your dog score maximum brownie points when visiting the vet. Vet nurse Catherine Prior advises.

As pet owners, we all hope that we will not need to visit our veterinary surgery too often. However, most of us assume that when we do, the veterinary staff are pleased to see us. But are they?

Dogs and the First World War

Dogs played an invaluable role on the Western Front during the Great War.

Millions of people lost their lives fighting for King and country, but did you know that the unsung heroes of the Great War had four legs? It is thought that around 20,000 dogs contributed to the war effort, often sacrificing their lives so that soldiers could be spared.

Dogs vs cats

The favourite old debate has reared its head again — do we prefer dogs or cats?

Well, it seems our canine friends have the edge over their feline counterparts, with almost half of adults in the UK preferring dogs over cats.

Dogs with their favourite toys

Here is a gallery of our favourite pictures of your dogs with their best toys...

Help! My dog is refusing to go on a walk!

Problems with exercise tolerance can result from musculoskeletal problems such as joint pain and arthritis, explains vet Roberta Baxter.

How 3-D Metal Printing can help your dog

How 3-D Metal Printing can help your dog

Remarkable advances in veterinary surgery are good news for our dogs, reports Sue Corfield. 

It may sound like science fiction, but it’s a fact that 3-D metal printing has led to cutting edge advances in canine implant surgery.

How to help your dog cope with fireworks

How to help your dog cope with fireworks

Bonfire Night — two words that strike fear in the heart of many a dog owner.

But supporting your dog through the fireworks season doesn’t have to be an isolated experience. Your Dog's contributors are on hand to offer tips and advice on how to make it through with your pet unscathed.

Is your dog becoming more like you every day?

Is your dog getting more like you all the time?

Are dogs getting more like us all the time? Trainer and behaviourist Carol Price investigates.

Some owners treat their dogs exactly as if they were humans; others regard them as distinctly lower beings.

Join the campaign to stop slugs and snails harming your dog

The Big Snail Count

When it comes to parasites, it really is a jungle out there. Worse still, these parasites can set up camp on, or inside your precious pooch, and even your home! 

The Big Snail Count — organised by Bayer  gives you the opportunity to learn all you need to know about these itchy, wriggly, squirmy, mini beasts, and make sure you keep your dogs, and your home parasite free.

Keeping pets safe at Christmas

Nearly one in five pet owners have had a dog or cat suffer from illness or injury over Christmas.

People are being urged not to spoil their pets' health by feeding them inappropriate human treats such as chocolate, grapes, or Christmas dinner leftovers during the festive season.