Therapy: Therapy pooches and cats help youngsters fight stress and anxiety

Therapy: Therapy pooches and cats help youngsters fight stress and anxiety

These therapy dogs are specially trained to heal, connect and play with youngsters, and to make them feel happy and comfortable. Pune-based therapy dog owner Garvita Shah says, “It is a misconception that youngsters suffering from depression, anxiety and sadness only seek pet ‘therapy’.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas honors its therapy dogs with yearbook photos

Marjory Stoneman Douglas honors its therapy dogs with yearbook photos

There are 14 friendly new faces in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School 's yearbook: the beloved therapy dogs who have helped students cope following last year's tragic shooting.

My cat loves to be petted, but the comfort is mine, too | Hannah Jane Parkinson

My cat loves to be petted, but the comfort is mine, too | Hannah Jane Parkinson

Miles arrived in my flat and bolted under the desk and didn’t come out for days. He likes petting, which has no practical purpose except his own comfort and pleasure. Cats are said to gravitate towards dying patients in care homes, to comfort them in their final hours.

'World's cutest dog' Boo died of a broken heart, his owners say

'World's cutest dog' Boo died of a broken heart, his owners say

“With deepest sadness I wanted to share that Boo passed away in his sleep early this morning and has left us to join his best friend, Buddy,” a message on Boo’s Facebook account reported to its 16 million followers.

9 Things You Need Before Bringing Home a New Puppy

9 Things You Need Before Bringing Home a New Puppy

Choosing the right dog food shouldn’t be a decision made at the supermarket on the way home with your new puppy, Davis says.

Hospital relaxes rules to let dying man see his dog one last time

Hospital relaxes rules to let dying man see his dog one last time

But an exception was made when Peter Robson’s family told staff at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, that the 70-year-old’s only last wish was to see his dog Shep one last time.