Lou is an experienced writer and keen dog lover who works at PetRadar's sister site, LiveScience. When Lou isn't covering health and fitness, she's busy spending time with her family dogs or growing all kinds of veggies and flowers on her allotment.
FEATURE I tested my dog’s DNA and was surprised to discover some unexpected breeds hiding in her genes
Advice If you have an outdoor cat but can’t install a flap in your home, these cat door alternatives are a good solution.
Advice Follow this step-by-step guide to successfully install a pet door in an interior or exterior door.
FEATURE Bones are a usually wasted meat byproduct, but what if you can utilize them to keep your dog happy and healthy?
Advice Cocker Spaniels are the ultimate family dog but is there more behind their soft faces than meets the eye?
Advice Dogs and cats aren't the only great pets out there: there's a wonderful world birds, rodents, reptiles and fish to discover
Advice Pet communication can get complex — here are 32 things your dog or cat might be trying to tell you
Advice It is important to make your home safe and comfortable for your pet — here are some things you can do to help
Advice Dogs are pretty amazing animals — here are some of the things they do that make them our best friends
Advice If you own a dog, their health is likely to be something you worry about. Here are 32 things to look out for that might indicate your pooch is sick
FEATURE My dog started behaving weirdly when I gave her long lasting dog treats, so I spoke to a behaviorist to find answers
FEATURE I went through a dog owner’s worst nightmare and had to carry out emergency first aid on my dog. This is how we managed
Advice If you have a cat you know they can sometimes display behaviors that are downright weird
Advice We’ve rounded up the top 32 smartest dog breeds — see if your canine companion made the cut.
ADVICE Most dogs love sunbathing, but should you let your dog enjoy the rays or are you putting their health at risk?
Real Owners Could I give my dog all the mental stimulation she needs without a secure outdoor space? The answer may surprise you!
HOW TO Eight homemade dog treat recipes checked by a canine nutritionist and a vet for suitability for your pooch
Advice We take you around the world with 29 sighthound breeds, revealing their similarities and their differences
Advice Travel round the world with your pet with these top spots to explore with your cat or dog
FEATURE Welcoming a nervous lurcher into my home wasn't all plane sailing at first but I picked up some invaluable advice along the way
Feature It can be difficult to find the perfect name for your new furry friend, so we’ve turned to film, TV and books to help you choose a star-studded pet name
FEATURE We’ve investigated some of the weird things dogs do and it turns out, they are pretty natural