Adorable puppy Eddie has helped his owner through some tough times – making him a very worthy Pet of the Day.

Eddie is a five-month-old miniature schnauzer and bichon frise cross.

He was nominated by Aprille Green from Lewisham, who said: “I lost my mum last year and was having a hard time adjusting to life without her. I thought long and hard about getting a puppy as they are a commitment but getting little Eddie has helped improve my wellbeing tenfold.”

Eddie likes waking Aprille up at 5am and dislikes hosepipes.

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