West Midlands are the second highest offenders for feeding their pets 'toxic' human chocolate.
Following the latest PAW report looking into animal welfare, the PDSA findings say animal welfare is lowest for pets in the West Midlands.
A former rescue dog has been crowned the pet slimming champion of the year after shedding a third of her bodyweight.
The vet charity, PDSA, will announce the winners of a Pet Fit Club competition today, and two of the runners-up are from Derby.
Mizzy the bull mastiff has lost two stone in weight and Prince the cat has lost centimetres from his waist.
Dog owners are being warned about a mystery autumn disease that could reoccur this year.
According the Animal Health Trust Serious Canine Illness has killed a number of dogs over the past three years.
Symptoms occur shortly after walking in woodland, previously affected areas include Sherwood Forest and Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire.