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We've always suspected it, but now scientists have confirmed that dog owners are more likely to have better cardiovascular health.

The research was published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings and involved 1,769 people between 25 to 64-years-old, living in Brno in the Czech Republic.

Each participant had to provide information on their BMI, diet, physical activity levels, cholesterol, blood pressure, if they smoked or not and their fasting blood sugar levels.

42 percent of the candidates owned a pet of some sort, with 24 percent of people owning a dog and 17.9 percent owning another animal.

The American Heart Association heart score system test was used, looking at seven changeable risk factors of heart health.

Dog owners were more likely to exercise, have an ideal diet and blood glucose level than those who didn't, but they were more likely to smoke for some reason. They still scored better overall for cardiovascular health, however.

The study authors cautioned: "The higher smoking rates among dog ownership attenuates the association between dog ownership and cardiovascular health."

Existing evidence links dog ownership to better mental and physical health, so it makes total sense.

Study co-author Andrea Maugeri commented in a statement: "In general, people who owned any pet were more likely to report more physical activity, better diet and blood sugar at ideal level.

"The greatest benefits from having a pet were for those who owned a dog, independent of their age, sex and education level."

Research claims that getting a pooch could be a useful way to boost heart health, and an important way to tackle the prevalence of heart disease.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the US alone, causing one-in-four deaths each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Senior investigator Francisco Lopez-Jimenez stated that owning dogs has previously been linked to better mental health and feeling less lonely, both of which are assumed to decrease the risk of heart attacks.

One study published in the journal BMC Psychiatry, which examined 17 existing papers concluded having a pet could help the symptoms of mental illness.

Philippa Hobson, senior cardiac nurse for the British Heart Foundation, told Newsweek: "Whether you're a pet-owner or not, physical activity can benefit your heart in lots of different ways.

"Just spending 10 minutes a day walking around the block is good for your heart health," she added,

Who could ever deny that having a pup is good for us?


It's a deal breaker for many of us.

Imagine finding someone who is a ride and god craic and thinks the same about you…and then they meet your gorge dog/cat and don't like them.

Well, it was nice knowing ya!

It'll come as no surprise to hear that a significant amount of people would kick their bf/gf to the curb if they didn't like their pet.


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According to a survey by Aldi, 2 out of 3 Irish people would end a relationship if their partner couldn’t accept their dog or cat.

And to that we say – fair.

There were other interesting findings in the survey too.

When it came to which animal was more popular, the figures showed that 72 percent of people surveyed had a dog, 19 percent had a cat and 9 percent had both a dog and a cat.

It also discovered that a whopping 96 percent of people regard their dog or cat as a member of their fam.

We so get that tbh. 

Continuing the theme of having a close bond with their pet, a third of people let their dog or cat sleep on the bed each night.

It seems that people really adore their furry friends as 80 percent of people admitted to greeting their dog or cat first after a along day of school/work before any member of their family, partner or roommate.

So if you're not mad about bae's Border Collie then maybe keep your mouth shut because the pup is number one!


Jameela Jamil doesn't hold anything back when it comes to body-shaming, and abuse in the entertainment industry.

She has become renowned for her comments blasting the Kardashians for endorsing weight-loss products, and also is on a campaign attempting to ban airbrushing and photoshop.

The Good Place actress has now opened up about her feelings regarding designer Karl Lagerfeld, who passed away yesterday aged 85.

Jamil re-tweeted an article entitled Stop Mourning Oppressors: Anti-Condolences for Karl Lagerfeld by Lara Witt, expressing disdain for those who are sharing grief about the controversial designer.

"I’m glad somebody said it. Even if it is a little soon. A ruthless, fat-phobic misogynist shouldn’t be posted all over the internet as a saint gone-too-soon. Talented for sure, but not the best person," she wrote.

Chanel confirmed yesterday that the iconic German visionary had died. Lagerfeld worked as creative director of Fendi, Chanel and K by Karl Lagerfeld simultaneously until his death.

Lagerfeld was renowned globally for his acerbic wit, though some of his comments embroiled him in controversies, particularly those involving weight loss and #MeToo.

He was known for calling Adele "a little too fat", and said of Pippa Middleton; “I don’t like the sister’s face. She should only show her back.” Wow…

Of Princess Diana, he said in a 2006 interview; “She was pretty and she was sweet, but she was stupid." As if that wasn't bad enough, he then got political. 


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Two years ago on a French TV show, he blamed German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the migrant crisis and invoked the Holocaust.

The Guardian wrote that he quoted; “One cannot – even if there are decades between them – kill millions of Jews so you can bring millions of their worst enemies in their place.” Oh God…

He then targeted legendary actress Meryl Streep, claiming she had specially ordered a Chanel dress to wear to the Oscars, but changed her mind when a different designer offered her a dress. 


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Meryl completely disputes this, and Chanel doesn’t pay actresses to wear their fashions on the red carpet, despite the fact that many designers in the industry do.

When he was asked about Streep, he said, “A genius actress, but cheapness also, no?” Meryl responded, saying; "Karl Lagerfeld, a prominent designer, defamed me, my stylist, and the illustrious designer whose dress I chose to wear, in an important industry publication. 

"That publication printed this defamation, unchecked." Don't hold back, gal.

Lagerfeld also told a German magazine that he will only hire thin models for his runway shows because “no one wants to see curvy women”.

When asked to comment on model victims of sexual harassment, said: “If you don’t want your pants pulled about, don’t become a model! Join a nunnery." Oh Karl…

Jameela Jamil's reponse to his death has caused some social media users to claim she has a lack of respect for the dead and condemned him too quickly.

“Seriously let’s have some respect for his death keep your opinion at least respectful at this time,” wrote one person. Others showed their support for the actress;

Others claim that she dragged his name too soon, and his family are only beginning to mourn;

“Regardless if your opinion is right or wrong, a lot of people seem to have liked and respected this person. Do you think it would be more respectful to voice your opinion after hes been mourned by friends and family?” wrote another user.

Jamil responded with another, succinct tweet;

She wrote, "Gonna write an essay about this instead of trying to put my thoughts on this into a tweet. How problematic the industry has been for girls is too complex for this."

We look forward to reading this essay, as the issue is definitely a complicated one. Do you agree with Jameela, or think it was too soon?


News hit yesterday that the iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, the prolific creative director of Chanel and formerly Fendi, had passed away aged 85.

Tributes poured in from celebrities and members of the fashion industry alike, but the question on everyone's lips was; "What will become of his beloved pet cat, Choupette?"

Last year, the eccentric and controversial designer said that his cat would be one of the heirs to his $200 million fortune.


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A statement from The House of Karl Lagerfeld confirmed his death, having died in a Parisian hospital after being admitted on Monday night, according to French news site Pure People.

While the cause of death is not yet known, French newspaper Le Figaro reported that Lagerfeld had been "weak for many weeks."

He was juggling work as the creative director of Chanel, Fendi and his own brand, Karl Lagerfeld at the time of his death, but last April he told Numéro that he'd had "every test under the sun and they can't find anything wrong,"


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He went into great detail about what he would want for his funeral, and who would inherit his fortune, which was reported to be around $200 million when he died (€170,000)

"There will be no burial. I'd rather die," Lagerfeld said of his funeral. "I've asked to be cremated and for my ashes to dispersed with those of my mother … and those of Choupette, if she dies before me."

He was asked whether Choupette would inherit his fortune, and he answered; "Among others, yes. Don't worry, there is enough for everyone."


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He told CNN back in 2013 that: "There is no marriage, yet, for human beings and animals … I never thought I would fall in love like this with a cat."

Choupette had an entire fashion collection dedicated and created for her, called Choupette in Love. Her eyes were even the inspiration for a Chanel haute couture collection, the dazzling blue having enraptured Lagerfeld.

A book titled Choupette: The Private Life of a High-Flying Cat was published in 2014, and she apparently earns $4 million a year after appearing in ad campaigns for Shu Uemura and German car company Vauxhall.


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Lagerfeld once told Harper's Bazaar that Choupette had two maids, was cared for by his driver, and ate and drank out of dishes made by Goyard, a Parisian luxury goods maker best known for its handbags.

"She has one for water, one for her little croquette, and one for her pâté," he said in 2012, also mentioning that two maids monitored her day, including "two daily brushings." He also told Numéro that Choupette dined with him.


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"Now she's an adult she dines with me. She sits opposite me and eats what she has to eat. Before she might have attacked any old prawn, but now she will only touch the four different dishes prepared for her on that day, served in fabulous bowls."

No one knows yet who will take care of Choupette now that her dad has passed on, but she's sure to be pampered for the rest of her days.

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So, while we've pretty much succumbed to the fact that we're probably not going to find the love of our lives with a simple swipe to the right – it turns out Tinder might actually be good for more than just awkward coffee dates and casual hook-ups.

When Katie Alsop's beloved cat Peanut went missing, a stroke of genius meant the pair were reunited in less then 24 hours – and it was all thanks to the infamous dating app.

Katie created a premium Tinder membership complete with a picture of Peanut, in the hopes that some of her matches would have seen her missing pet.

She set the search distance to a 10km radius and within 30 minutes she recieved a call from a man called Charlie who said he found Peanut in his back garden.

But the story doesn't there.

After Peanut escaped from Charlie's garden, he and Katie teamed up to track her down. 

“Charlie was literally scaling 8ft fences and jumping into wasteland, it was like an action film,” she told The Huffington Post.

“Peanut got scared and headed towards a really busy road so we decided to stop looking for him.”

The pair then decided to created a scented trail, in the hope that Peanut would follow it back home.

The trial, made from used cat litter and warm tuna, worked a treat and the next morning Peanut was waiting outside.

The 26-year-old praised Tinder for helping her track down her cat saying: “I would never have known where to search for Peanut without using Tinder, and really don’t think he would have found his way home on his own.

“He’s never going out again.”

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Mums aren't always cool with everything we want to wear on a night out, and we've had "where is the rest of that outfit?" shouted at us many times during our teenage years. 

However in one unique instance, one mum was madder at the actual crop top than her daughter. 

 When Christy, from Houston, Texas, saw the size of her 16-year-old daughter's new top from Amazon, she was infuriated by the one-size-fits-all garment. 

The mad mum took to the review section to leave a comment, and her demonstration of the size of the top is so funny we nearly collapsed. 

"My 16-year-old daughter bought this thing. It is ridiculously small and I probably couldn't legally post a picture of what she looks like if she attempts to wear it." she began.  

"But, so you can see…here is a picture of our cat wearing it."

"To be fair, it does cover all of our cat's nipples, however, she hates the weave. In summary, do not buy this, even for your cat."

We've actually never seen a better review of a product on Amazon, and it's giving us major inspiration for our futures as complaining customers.

Plus it's an excuse to dress up our cat, so…. 



Cats have a bit of a bad reputation around Christmas time, mostly for pulling down Christmas trees in the pursuit of playing with the shiniest baubles.

However, these festive felines clearly love the winter season, and are giving us all the feels over on Instagram. 

1. This little guy looks better than we do in most of our selfies. *sigh


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2. We're not sure if that cat is off to a rave or Christmas dinner, but either way he looks cute AF.


3. This little elf doesn't look too thrilled with his festive head-gear. 


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4. YAS queen! This is the kind of outfit you want to bump into your ex while wearing. 


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5. This kitty knows the meaning of 'less is more' with those minimalist strands of tinsel.


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6. This cat is the epitome of all of us on Christmas Day. 


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7. We're not sure why this reindeer is in the #ChristmasCat hashtag, but anyway.


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8. This guy seems pretty disgusted with his Christmas bow, and we don't blame him


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9. None of us will ever be as fancy or as well groomed as this beauty. That bell. That ribbon. Such class and elegance.


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10. This cat could literally be at London Fashion Week with that grunge-inspired outfit. We're loving the festive red fur.


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Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik are probably the only couple in the world that can make a sad picture look super happy.

The selfie Gigi posted was adorable, but also sad because she was saying goodbye to her pet cat.

Gigi's cat Chubs passed away over the weekend and to honour the kitty cat, Gigi shared a photo of herself, her beau and her cat all cuddled up.

She captioned the snap, ":( we love you always chub."

If you're a keen fan of the model's Instagram, you'll know that Chub was basically part of the family and was always seen with Zayn since they started their relationship.

RIP cat version of Gigi, you probably had more time with celebs than we ever will. 



Huddersfield Train Station recognises hard work and dedication in its employees, be they train drivers, cleaning staff or… cats.

Meet Felix, Huddersfield's new Senior Pest Controller. After starting out as the station's Official Mouse Catcher, Felix worked her way up through the ranks for five years, awaiting her time to shine.

Felix was just a few weeks old when a staff member donated her to the station to help control a rodent problem, and she's since made herself indispensable as the fluffiest, hungriest member of staff.

"Her daily duties include begging for food from passengers and colleagues," one employee told Love Meow. 

"Patrolling the platforms, occasionally making an appearance in the concourse. And chasing off the odd rodent. She has been known to wander down to Domino's Pizza when bored."

Felix's new role comes with much responsibility… and a high-vis jacket, of course.

"She still thinks she’s in charge of the whole station like always," a human colleague says.

Follow Felix's antics over on Facebook, where she already has over 2,500 likes. All in a day's work!


Things are certainly getting serious between Gigi Hadid and bad boy, Zayn Malik. 

The model shared a photo on Instagram of her new beau holding her cat, Cleo. Zayn's naked torso is on show, identifiable from his arm and chest tattoo.

But something that Gigi cropped out is the image of Zayn's former flame, Perrie Edwards, that is inked on his right arm. 

On New Years Eve, Gigi also posted a snap on Twitter of her wearing a Bradford City Football Club t-shirt, which is Mr Malik's hometown footie team. 

Bradford City posted a cheeky response to the tweet, but Zayn was quick to answer back:

Things seem to really be hotting up for th pair!


Hungarian artist, Dudolf, shocked the Internet when he released a drawing of snowmen and asked the world to find the hidden panda.

It's actually really hard (can you find it?!) and people even filtered his Facebook page with angry messages, asking Dudolf to tell them where the panda is.

You'll find it, don't worry.

But now he has challenged the Internet once again and this time it's a cat hidden in between a bunch of owls.

It took us… a while… to find the cat and the panda, but once you do, you won't believe you ever missed them. 



If you're feeling a little tired and emotional today, look away now, because you're about to get a lot worse.

Luhu the tabby lives in China with her owner Maggie Liu and her feline siblings Barher and Bardie. The trio seem to have a pretty comfy life, but Luhu can't shake the feeling that something's not right… and her eyes show it.

Here she is chowing down on some watermelon while pondering the problem of world hunger:


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Hanging with her older sibling while thinking about that time Buffy had to kill Angel to save the world:


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About to take a nap and hating HB for not bringing back Fat Frog ice lollies:


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Or just having a moment on the floor and remembering she's too short to reach the biscuit cupboard:


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Smile Luhu, it's not all bad.


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Point taken.