Don’t ban dogs from nature reserves | Letters

Don’t ban dogs from nature reserves | Letters

If he were to visit Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Carlton Marshes nature reserve on the edge of Lowestoft, he would learn how – with its dog ambassador scheme – it has managed to turn conversation into conservation.

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.

We interrupt your day to bring you Benny the ice-skating Labrador

We interrupt your day to bring you Benny the ice-skating Labrador

Benny has only been skating for a year, and he’s already nailing it (Picture: Rick Vierkandt / SWNS.com)So far he can do turns, crossovers, and bunnyhops. He’s been trained by Cheryl, a retired ice-skating coach (Picture: Cheryl Del Sangro / SWNS.com)‘We took some dog boots and old blades and we glued them together.

I feed my dog treats through a camera while I'm at work — here's how

I feed my dog treats through a camera while I'm at work — here's how

It's a glorious little machine that allows me to watch my pups with a 160-degree camera, a built-in speaker and — perhaps the best part — a mechanism that lets me toss 'em a treat. And maybe the ghost likes dog treats.

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

Snowball the Cockatoo Proves Animals Can Dance

Snowball the Cockatoo Proves Animals Can Dance

According to Robert Krulwich of NPR, professor Aniruddh Patel turned snowball’s dance into a science experiment to see if he could get Snowball to dance to 11 more beats. The results surprised Patel; Snowball was actually able to dance along with beats other than the one that made him famous.

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.

Junkyard Dog Risks Life, Travels Miles Alone Daily to Care for Friends

Junkyard Dog Risks Life, Travels Miles Alone Daily to Care for Friends

Abandoned in a Brazilian junkyard, Lilica began roaming farther for food to feed her 8 puppies. But she didn’t stop there - even after her puppies were grown and adopted, Lilica continued bringing food back to feed the other animals in the junkyard.

Dog Saves a Life with the Heimlich Maneuver, This Really Happened!

Dog Saves a Life with the Heimlich Maneuver, This Really Happened!

Alan Spencer, a 67-year-old man from the United Kingdom, has Lexi, his 18-month-old dog, to thank for saving his life. After Spencer passed out from a pickled onion that got stuck in his windpipe, the devoted Labrador sprung into action and performed a doggy Heimlich maneuver, reports DailyMail.com.

The hairball issue

The hairball issue

What leads to hairballs in cats? It is not uncommon for a cat to regurgitate a hairball once every week or two.

Complexities of an adopted dog

Complexities of an adopted dog

After that, it’s crucial to assert the house rules to him/her to help you co-exist with your pet. It’s important not to expect a lot from the dog and give them their space till they feel comfortable enough to trust you.

Just because you're vegan, it doesn't mean your dog should be

Just because you're vegan, it doesn't mean your dog should be

Only recently, it was shown that the gut microbiome of dogs is quite different to that of wolves, with more evidence of bacteria that can break down carbohydrates and to some degree produce amino acids normally sourced from meat.

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

Reptile on the loose alert turns out to be dog’s TOY: 'It was quite entertaining!'

Reptile on the loose alert turns out to be dog’s TOY: 'It was quite entertaining!'

Reptile on the loose alert turns out to be dog’s TOY: 'It was quite entertaining!' SHOCKED animal rescuers mounted a tricky operation to save a sick exotic reptile only to discover it was a chewed dog’s toy.

Furious animal lovers accuse Croydon cat killer police of trying to tarnish the reputation of foxes

Furious animal lovers accuse Croydon cat killer police of trying to tarnish the reputation of foxes

The couple who first raised the alarm over the ‘Croydon cat killer’ have vowed to continue the search for a human culprit, and animal rights supporters have started a petition which demands the police reopen the investigation and tells officers: “Stop trying to turn foxes into evil creatures when they’re not.

Dog Saves Owner from Sharks by Sacrificing Her Own Life

Dog Saves Owner from Sharks by Sacrificing Her Own Life

Derpoll told Fowler, “She was with me 24/7, if I was driving a fork lift to work she was on the fork lift… if I went out on the boat doing passenger runs she was on the boat with me.” He explains that she, “probably decided to jump over the side to protect me and when I came up from my second dive there was lots of blood in the water but no dog.”

Police pups at Chile’s annual military parade have stolen our hearts

Police pups at Chile’s annual military parade have stolen our hearts

(Picture: Rodrigo Garrido/Reuters)Adorable golden retriever puppies are what every military parade needs. On Thursday, more than 9,500 Chilean troupes marched for the Great Military Parade as part of the 208th Independence Day anniversary, and the Canine Unit completely stole the show.

Johnny Galecki was totally ready to stand in for Kaley Cuoco's mini horse at her wedding

Johnny Galecki was totally ready to stand in for Kaley Cuoco's mini horse at her wedding

But as Cuoco's "Big Bang Theory" co-star Johnny Galecki — whom she once dated and is married to on the show — revealed on "The Late Late Show" Thursday, there was one tiny glitch.

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.

Are Mushrooms Poisonous to Dogs?

Are Mushrooms Poisonous to Dogs?

Dr. Tina Wismer, medical director at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, has shared information on which mushrooms are poisonous, symptoms and what to do when you think you dog has ingested one.

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