April 24, 2019Some dogs are visibly lethargic after the death of their owner. They stop eating, and they don't want to go out anymore. If the owner has no family or no one is able to take on the dog, bring it to an animal shelter.
April 13, 2019Dogs can use their remarkable sense of smell to recognise the specific scent of seizures, researchers said, raising hope that canine carers could one day protect sufferers before a fit takes hold.
April 12, 2019The southern German town of Passau has a new star attraction: The world’s very first museum dedicated to the dachshund (also known as the sausage dog, wiener dog or weenie dog).
Since it opened last April – to the joy of dog owners all over Germany – the two men behind the project say they’ve been getting a lot of calls and...
April 8, 2019Castration is seen as a solution to most problems for male dogs. But some say the procedure is not all it's cracked up to be. Luckily there's a middle ground; an implant that comes with a time limit.
November 24, 2018After a fatal shooting incident in Thousand Oaks, California, mourners sit on the curb and gaze at photos of friends they lost, wiping away tears. But some who come to leave flowers or a note may feel a warm brush of fur on their legs, or even a lick.
September 23, 2018A harrowing account of how a puppy is affected by parvo virus, and how this one bounced back after a seemingly helpless situation, thanks to prompt medical care and plenty of affection.
September 17, 2018The United States Police Canine Association held the Detector Dog competition, which featured more than 100 dogs from across the country. Police dogs competed, as did dogs from the FBI and CIA.
September 1, 2018A new study – Timmy’s In The Well: Empathy And Prosocial Helping In Dogs – takes what’s known about canine empathy another step; it suggests that not only will dogs try to help someone in distress, they will overcome obstacles to do so.
August 11, 2018Dogs have been by the side of humans for tens of thousands of years and they’ve learned to read our social cues. Dogs not only sense what their owners are feeling, but if it knows a way to help them, they’ll go through barriers to provide help to them.
July 23, 2018Columnist Ellen Whyte first met Kira the Retriever, her mum’s neighbour, seven years ago. She was just a pup back then. On a recent holiday to visit her mum in Spain, Ellen wondered if Kira would remember her.
August 16, 2017If you're a parent or guardian, chances are that your children have asked, more than once, "can we get a pet?"
But won't the adults end up doing all the work? And if you do decide to get a pet, which one is best for your family? The most important thing is that the animal's habits and needs fit into a family's everyday routine.