Rabies alert in Gauteng

Rabies alert in Gauteng

complete record of rabies vaccinations could be an infection risk, and members where they could potentially infect domestic pets.” Read: Rabies worse scourge than Ebola The virus is spread of protection against rabies is to avoid contact with stray, wild or unfamiliar

A letter to… my daughter’s dog

A letter to… my daughter’s dog

You gave my daughter your undivided attention, the security of knowing there was always at least someone who would listen to her and a sense of control over a part of her life.

Trust us, these sausage dogs at the Running of the Wieners will bring some joy to your day

Trust us, these sausage dogs at the Running of the Wieners will bring some joy to your day

If this dog does not win I am filing an official complaint (Picture: Scott Barbour/Getty Images)An important bit of information: Each year in Melbourne, Australia, groups of dachshunds gather to take part in the annual Running of the Wieners.

Cat found abandoned with duct tape around her head, but her spirit isn't broken

Cat found abandoned with duct tape around her head, but her spirit isn't broken

"When I got the one side clear, I had to reach in front of her mouth to pull the tape down, and I was fully expecting to get bit at that time," Norton said.

Dogs Sent to Search for Nepal Earthquake Survivors

Dogs Sent to Search for Nepal Earthquake Survivors

Davern says, “They don’t understand that they’re being little heroes on four feet.” Those little heroes’ names are Riley, Pearl, Tanker, Ruby and Stetson. “It’s amazing how deep a person can be buried and they can still smell them,” says Davern.

Personality tests are all the rage – but what do they really tell you?

Personality tests are all the rage – but what do they really tell you?

The gold standard of personality tests is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), which divides people into 16 types, depending on their self-reported preferences for things such as extroversion or introversion. The reason this is amazing is because I’ve mainly dated women, and we all know queers love their cats.

Franken-Dogs: 9 Wickedly Cute Mixed Breed Dogs

Franken-Dogs: 9 Wickedly Cute Mixed Breed Dogs

One reason this adorable cross breed dog skyrocketed into pupularity is because it requires less grooming compared to a regular Golden Retriever, thanks to its Poodle side, but has the wonderful laid-back personality for which goldies are known.

Bring home the right pooch, the right friend

Bring home the right pooch, the right friend

Suitable to familyIf you have children at home, you can choose from children-friendly, gentle and lovable breeds like Pug, English Cocker Spaniel, Boxer, Beagle, Basset Hound, Labrador, German Shepherd and Golden Retriever, amongst others.

The Weirdest Animal Laws in America

The Weirdest Animal Laws in America

Unfortunately, for a number of years, the state of Wyoming made it illegal to photograph game animals, including rabbits, without a permit.

Lurcher, Blue, has been rejected by 3,420 potential owners

Lurcher, Blue, has been rejected by 3,420 potential owners

(Picture: RSPCA)Who could see that happy little face and not want to take four-year-old lurcher, Blue, home? Since then, he’s seen 49 kennel-mates taken to their fur-ever homes before him, and only one person has shown an interest in adopting him since November last year (and this unfortunately fell through).

Dogs could help you get a date and make you look more attractive, research finds

Dogs could help you get a date and make you look more attractive, research finds

They flock to Donut – “a particularly cute dog,” he says – and he often finds himself surrounded by a gaggle of young women who want to know how old she is (4), if he raised her from a puppy (yes) and if they can pet her (sure).

Forget dogs, horses can read humans too, says a new study

In the present study, researchers Ayaka Takimoto and Toshikazu Hasegawa used the expectancy violation method to investigate whether horses cross-modally perceive human emotion by integrating facial expression and voice tone.

Dogs vs cats: the smarter pet revealed by scientists

Dogs vs cats: the smarter pet revealed by scientists

Picture: ThinkstockSource:ThinkStock“I believe the absolute number of neurons an animal has, especially in the cerebral cortex, determines the richness of their internal mental state and their ability to predict what is about to happen in their environment based on past experience,” neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel from Vanderbilt University says.Dogs had the most neurons of any carnivore — even though they didn’t have the biggest brains.

The Ultimate Guide for Pet Sitters

The Ultimate Guide for Pet Sitters

Over the past year or so I have come up with a checklist for myself to ensure that everything I could possibly have concerns about is "covered." So for those of you who are crazy pet parents just like me, here it is -- from a source that has just about got this thing "nailed" when it comes to leaving your pet with a sitter.