Are dog people really happier than cat people?

Are dog people really happier than cat people?

The survey’s findings also revealed that dog owners are more likely to be married and own homes than cat owners – both of which are factors that typically improve life satisfaction.

Blind man finishes half marathon with help from adorable guide dogs

Blind man finishes half marathon with help from adorable guide dogs

The oldest member of the guide dog team is seven-year-old Gus. He is Thomas’ long-time companion, which earned him the honour of being the one to cross the finish line in Central Park.

Poachers killing 'sacred' vultures as cruel trophy hunting game sees population plummet

Poachers killing 'sacred' vultures as cruel trophy hunting game sees population plummet

Adulated Egyptian vulture now a target for trophy hunters (Image: GETTY) Despite being one of the few birds capable of using tools to survive, the Egyptian vulture has little defence against the deadly hazards faced on its annual migrations.

Dog personalities change depending on how you treat them

Dog personalities change depending on how you treat them

Like owner, like dog (Picture: Getty) ‘When humans go through big changes in life, their personality traits can change,’ explained lead author William Chopik. ‘There are a lot of things we can do with dogs – like obedience classes and training – that we can’t do with people.

Becoming a dog-walker could earn you an extra £9,200 a year

Becoming a dog-walker could earn you an extra £9,200 a year

With the average UK salary at £27,600, having a dog walking side hustle will increase annual income by one third. ‘With living costs constantly increasing, it’s no surprise that Brits are taking up side hustles to earn some extra cash,’ says Christopher Cederskog, European general manager at Rover.com.

How to keep your dog safe in the snow

How to keep your dog safe in the snow

(Picture: Getty) Make sure they have a warm and cosy bed Give your dog their own spot to run to when they come in from the cold – think a cosy bed with their very own pillow and blanket, away from any draughts.

Do dogs love their toys? Scientists study if pets are like children with comfort blankets

Do dogs love their toys? Scientists study if pets are like children with comfort blankets

Study will explore dogs and their attachment to toys (Image: GETTY) Scientists are investigating if dogs form an emotional bond with their favourite toys in the same way children get comfort from blankets and teddy bears.

Canicross is the new fitness craze that lets you work out with your dog

Canicross is the new fitness craze that lets you work out with your dog

If you run with your dog anyway, it’s worth investing in the equipment and trying canicross instead. If you need a bit of moral support you can join group canicross sessions, who meet regularly for rural runs.

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.

Stop what you’re doing and look at these adorable dog breeds on Instagram

Stop what you’re doing and look at these adorable dog breeds on Instagram

A post shared by French Bulldog Feature 🖤 (@frenchbulldogfeature) on Nov 30, 2018 at 1:59am PST A post shared by Dogs Puppies of Instagram 🐶🌎 (@dogspupsworld) on Nov 30, 2018 at 4:13am PST

Women sleep better with a dog in the bed, researchers say

Women sleep better with a dog in the bed, researchers say

New findings by researchers at Cansius College, New York, showed that women who slept with a dog in their bed enjoyed a better quality of sleep, woke up earlier and felt safer.

Why does my dog shake?

Why does my dog shake?

(Picture: Getty)When our pets shake it’s easy to pass it off as a sign of them being too cold but there are other causes of cats and dogs shaking, trembling or shivering.

This dog is our favourite breeds all rolled into one very good boy

This dog is our favourite breeds all rolled into one very good boy

Just look at the ears on this Cocker (Picture: Getty)The research also found that half of Brits have a favourite breed but only a third of people own their preferred dog.

Why you shouldn’t brush your dog’s teeth with human toothpaste

Why you shouldn’t brush your dog’s teeth with human toothpaste

‘While there is a potential risk to pets from the ongoing swallowing of fluoride…the inclusion of the artificial sweetener xylitol in toothpastes is a more serious concern as this is much more toxic and products containing this ingredient should not be given to dogs.’

Research reveals the ‘naughtiest’ breeds of dog

Research reveals the ‘naughtiest’ breeds of dog

New research has revealed a list of the ‘naughtiest’ dog breeds – based on how often they bark. The company collected the figures from users of their product, and found that Samoyed dogs top the naughty list.

How to look after your dog when fireworks are going off

How to look after your dog when fireworks are going off

Close the curtains and shut all windows to make sure the sound isn’t as loud for your pet. In the late afternoon give your pet a stodgy, high-carb meal (Picture: Getty)Engage them

Military dogs put down for being 'unfit for service' could be pets

Military dogs put down for being 'unfit for service' could be pets

A new report claims that military dogs are being put down when they are no longer fit for service before they are even given the chance to become pets.

Here’s why conkers are dangerous for your dog

Here’s why conkers are dangerous for your dog

‘When out walking this autumn, it’s crucial to be aware of any dangerous plants and trees that might cause harm to your pet,’ PDSA veterinarian, Olivia Anderson-Nathan, tells Metro.co.uk.

Do dogs get colds and can they catch them from people?

Do dogs get colds and can they catch them from people?

(Picture: Getty)Dogs cannot catch common colds from humans, so don’t feel bad that they are feeling unwell, but they can certainly have the symptoms of one.

Sorry, but your dog just isn’t that clever

Sorry, but your dog just isn’t that clever

There were also various other tasks looked at in the journal of Learning & Behaviour, such as releasing food with a string and being able to recognise human faces.

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