The 10 Best pet gadgets

From drinking bowls to collar-attached cameras and useful apps, we look at the best ways to care for your dog and cat

Google, Amazon, The BBC: Office dogs are giving us paws for thought

It seems the latest star of the BBC is a golden retriever called Miss Molly. If you caught the politics show This Week you would have noticed that the  10-month-old dog was given free rein of the studio and so decided to have a wander around the set. She even had a snooze in the lap of guest David Starkey and cuddled up to Terry Wogan.

Hounded out: Why dogs are struggling to fit into modern life

Dogs are in crisis. We either treat them like rabid wolves, or furry humans. No wonder they're confused, writes animal behaviourist John Bradshaw. But the latest research can now reveal what our canine friends would tell us – if only they knew how

One man and his Whippet go to Crufts

The biggest dog show on earth is usually the territory of its best-bred canines – and owners. Into this rarefied world step Tom Peck and his rescue hound, Bayda...

The ten best dog accessories

From transporting a tired terrier in style to making Fido shoulder his share of the load, we take a lead and scoop up the best canine clobber...

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Big names 'paws' for thought

Tracey Emin, John Barrowman, Dame Vera Lynn and Ronnie Corbett are just some of the big names 'lending a paw' to raise money for the Cats Protection feline welfare charity.

Pet of the week: The Syrian hamster

Undeniably cute with his twitchy whiskers, pouchy cheeks and shining eyes, it's easy to see how the hamster has snuggled his way to our hearts. Unlike Mickey Mouse or Bugs Bunny, the hamster has never needed an animated alter-ego equivalent to do the talking for him. Not unless you count Richard Hammond...

The 50 best Pet accessories

From designer kennels to hi-tech toys, Lucy Gillmore presents the latest luxuries for pampered pooches and much-loved mogs

Pet of the week: The Hermann's tortoise

Who's hiding in here? Testudo hermanni, or Hermann's tortoise, sometimes referred to as a Mediterranean tortoise. He's quite little, for a tortoise, growing to just eight inches, which is smaller than a giant African land snail, for crying out loud.

Pet of the week: The African pygmy hedgehog

After the pygmy goat, the micro pig and the dwarf rabbit, you might think that the world is quite well catered-for in the shrunken pet department. But think again. The burgeoning popularity of the dwarf hedgehog is something that we could no longer ignore.