Dog with needle lodged in spine DANGEROUSLY CLOSE to brain SAVED after emergency operation

Dog with needle lodged in spine DANGEROUSLY CLOSE to brain SAVED after emergency operation

Miracle Yorkie Toby with X-ray showing three inch needle lodged in spine (Image: University of Edinburgh/Alexander Jamieson) The three-inch steel needle had left 13 year old Toby displaying the worrying signs of a deadly brain disease.

Girl who has seizures when she laughs saved by pet dog Elmo

Girl who has seizures when she laughs saved by pet dog Elmo

Millie Webb, 11 with three-year-old Bichon Frise, Elmo (Picture: SWNS- Cambridge) A girl with epilepsy has forged a life-saving bond with her ‘best friend’ – a pet dog who can predict the onset of a seizure.

Why you want to squeeze this puppy’s face

Why you want to squeeze this puppy’s face

The survey looked at how cute participants found the photographs, and the level of cute aggression they experienced in response. (Picture: Getty)Stavropoulos said: ‘There was an especially strong correlation between ratings of cute aggression experienced toward cute animals and the reward response in the brain toward cute animals.

How Her Cat Saved Sierra from a Parkinson’s Freezing Episode

How Her Cat Saved Sierra from a Parkinson’s Freezing Episode

According to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, the cause of freezing is unknown, but stressful situations may trigger episodes. The experience taught Sierra that she was able to break out of “freezing” episodes by use of an alternative movement—petting the cat had unlocked the brain "freeze." “Now, when my hand "sticks" to an armrest, I free it by clapping my hands.

Does your dog really understand you?

Does your dog really understand you?

The dogs may show greater brain activity in response to a new word because they sense their owners want them to understand what they are saying, and they are trying to do so, the researchers suggested."Dogs ultimately want to please their owners, and perhaps also receive praise or food," said study senior author and neuroscientist Gregory Berns.

It turns out dogs sort of understand what we’re saying

It turns out dogs sort of understand what we’re saying

The researchers say the dogs may show greater neural activation to a novel word because they sense their owners want them to understand what they are saying, and they are trying to do so.

Why do dogs roll in fox poo?

Why do dogs roll in fox poo?

(Picture: Getty)If you bathe your dog using a strongly scented shampoo, you might find that they actually try to go outside and roll in something to get rid of the clean smell.

Zsa Zsa, winner of the World's Ugliest Dog contest, has died

Zsa Zsa, winner of the World's Ugliest Dog contest, has died

Zsa Zsa, the lovable English bulldog who was named the World's Ugliest Dog last month, has died at 9 years old. Zsa Zsa, the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog contest last month, has died at 9 years old.

Four things you need to know about dogs

Four things you need to know about dogs

But sometimes the problems can occur when owners do not understand the dog’s normal social behaviour.Here are four things people need to know when it comes to dogs.PUNISHMENT IN TRAININGIn the past we used to believe that because dogs are ‘pack animals’ that they need to understand who is “boss” or dominant.