Dog has 3D-printed titanium skull fitted to treat unusually large brain tumour

Dog has 3D-printed titanium skull fitted to treat unusually large brain tumour

The titanium skull that was fitted into Patches (Picture: Dr. Michelle Oblak)After looking at CT scans of Patches’ head, Dr. Michelle Oblak, the surgical oncologist, used technology to simulate the surgery and cut out the tumour virtually.

Why does my cat prefer to drink water from the bathroom floor rather than a clean bowl?

Why does my cat prefer to drink water from the bathroom floor rather than a clean bowl?

The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts • Post your answers – and new questions – below or email them to nq@theguardian.com

Sniffer dog finds £450million worth of drugs at UK airport

Sniffer dog finds £450million worth of drugs at UK airport

A sniffer dog helped detect 4,500 kilos of cocaine worth more than £450 million last year at one UK airport. Sniffer dog Honey works in the baggage hall area at London Gatwick Airport’s south terminal (Photo: Mirrorpix)The unit seized 4,000 kilos (four tonnes) of the drug since April alone.

17 Unlikely Animal Friends Who Are Winning At Life

17 Unlikely Animal Friends Who Are Winning At Life

Your best friend may be nothing like you—but they love you, and that’s what’s important. Image via: @frenchie__poptart Although they may seem unlikely friends, guinea pigs and cats share a mutual love of lounging and judging you. Image via: @bella.booboo.pig

How to Train Your Dog to Drop It

How to Train Your Dog to Drop It

It can be useful in dog obedience training and other skills, such as “fetch.” You can ask a dog who knows “drop it” to drop the ball at your feet after she fetches it and avoid having to chase her down or wrench the ball out of her mouth.

Pet Parent Runs Loose at National Veterinary Conference, NAVC

Pet Parent Runs Loose at National Veterinary Conference, NAVC

I was lucky enough to join more than 16,000 professionals in the veterinary industry this week to get a behind-the-scenes view of how our veterinarians live, care-for and love pets.

Resilient Goldfish Saved by Amazing Surgery

Resilient Goldfish Saved by Amazing Surgery

Dr. Faye Bethell, the veterinarian who performed the surgery, explained, “The goldfish was constipated because he had a lump blocking his bottom, rather than because of his diet or any other reason.”

Labrador pet advice: Can bathing my labrador too frequently cause problems?

Labrador pet advice: Can bathing my labrador too frequently cause problems?

Shampoos for oily coats are called sebolytic and clear excess grease.Dry coats need a veterinary moisturising shampoo or a specific veterinary shampoo for the cause of the problem, plus moisturiser.Examination is essential for diagnosis so that the correct shampoo is used.That said, I don’t think your dog will suffer any ill-effects from showering during the hot weather.David Grant MBE was a vet at the RSPCA Harmsworth Hospital for Animals.

Austin Floods Force Shelter Animals to Evacuate: City Rallies in Support

Austin Floods Force Shelter Animals to Evacuate: City Rallies in Support

City officials are now asking people to take in any lost dogs or cats and keep them safe until the AAC is open. Thank you as well to everyone who came out and adopted, reclaimed and picked up foster pets today.

What to Do If You Find a Lost Dog

What to Do If You Find a Lost Dog

If the dog isn’t injured and you’re comfortable caring for her until you can reunite her with her pet parent, bringing her home with you is certainly an option. “I would recommend keeping the dog away from your own pets for several days to avoid illness or disease,” Jesus says.

Couple facing jail after their dog mauled 18-month-old girl in playground

Couple facing jail after their dog mauled 18-month-old girl in playground

Michael Thornton and Hayley Eldridge’s dog Max attacked 18-month-old Viktoria Resetjnova while he was being walked by a teenage girl in April last year. Thornton and Eldridge had paid a 15-year-old girl with cannabis to walk their dog on the day of the attack, the court heard.

Can you help find the dog that guided this man through depression?

Can you help find the dog that guided this man through depression?

Cody ran off during a walk in Hadley Wood, Barnet, with a trusted dog walker that James has used for three years. (Picture: James Firsht)Understandably, James is utterly distraught by the loss of his best friend.

Former President George H.W. Bush gets his own service dog named Sully

Former President George H.W. Bush gets his own service dog named Sully

Former President George H.W. Bush gets his own service dog named Sully copied! Former President George H.W. Bush just got his own service dog, and fellow former President Bill Clinton was one of the first to meet the pooch!

Kathie Lee, Hoda and A-Rod meet an anteater, opossum and more!

Kathie Lee, Hoda and A-Rod meet an anteater, opossum and more!

Kathie Lee, Hoda and A-Rod meet an anteater, opossum and more! Corbin Maxey, host of the “Animals to the Max” podcast, joins Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb and Alex Rodriguez with an anteater.

Meet the vets using cutting-edge technology to save dogs with heart disease

Meet the vets using cutting-edge technology to save dogs with heart disease

Meet the vets using cutting-edge technology to save dogs with heart disease copied! A shocking 8 million dogs are diagnosed with heart disease every year, either from birth or developed later in life. But now, a group of veterinarians are using cutting-edge technology to save our four-legged companions.

Paid time off for a new pet? Megyn Kelly and her panel would do it!

Paid time off for a new pet? Megyn Kelly and her panel would do it!

Megyn Kelly TODAY discusses “Fur-ternity” leave, as well as Kendall Jenner’s latest claim that she’s selective about which runway shows she participates in. Megyn Kelly TODAY is joined by NBC’s Stephanie Gosk and Dylan Dreyer, as well as Joy Levy, Rolling Stone contributing editor and host of the podcast “Inside the Studio.”

Goats can read expressions, prefer happy people!

Goats can read expressions, prefer happy people!

A new study led by scientists at the Queen Mary University of London provides the first evidence of how goats read human emotional expressions, implies that the ability of animals to perceive human facial cues is not limited to those with a long history of domestication as companions, such as dogs and horses.

Google’s snooping proves big tech will not change – unless governments step in | Arwa Mahdawi

Google’s snooping proves big tech will not change – unless governments step in | Arwa Mahdawi

The news that Google is recording everything you do, even if you have signalled that you don’t want it to, is yet another indicator that the tech company, like many of its peers, doesn’t seem to care much for ethics.

Keep a ear out for Otorrhoea

Otitis externa is a chronic inflammation of the dog’s external ear canal. Otitis externa occurs when there’s a change in the normal environment of the ear canal that causes the lining of the glands to enlarge and produce excessive ear wax.

Did you know your cat has special protein needs?

Just like their owners, cats need a balanced diet which contains just the right amount of protein, fat, carbohydrates and various vitamins and minerals to ensure they stay in peak condition. Cats require relatively large amounts of taurine in their diet.

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