Catnip: the 'why' behind cats' favourite high

Catnip: the 'why' behind cats' favourite high

But Lichman's group found that in catnip, terpenes are formed in a two-step process involving three newly identified enzymes.

Petting away grooming anxiety

Petting away grooming anxiety

Not all dogs are scared of groomers, but for some it may be a cause for huge stress. If during this time, he sniffs the grooming table, lets out a big yawn, shakes off or scratches himself; you should know that s/he’s trying to diffuse his stress.

Boarding Pets: Know Your Pet Boarding Options

Boarding Pets: Know Your Pet Boarding Options

To help you make the best choice for your fur baby, get to know your pet boarding options, as well as what you should do and know before leaving your dog or cat with a boarding facility.

Does your dog really understand you?

Does your dog really understand you?

The dogs may show greater brain activity in response to a new word because they sense their owners want them to understand what they are saying, and they are trying to do so, the researchers suggested."Dogs ultimately want to please their owners, and perhaps also receive praise or food," said study senior author and neuroscientist Gregory Berns.

Do you look like your dog? Canine-human lookalikes in pictures

Do you look like your dog? Canine-human lookalikes in pictures

Gerrad Gethings says: “Certain breeds would be essential because of their unique characteristics: Afghan hounds, poodles, pugs, bulldogs etc. Many of the subjects I stopped in the park or on the bus, and had to find a tactful way of saying you look exactly like a poodle, can I take your photograph?

How to adopt dogs ‘not brave enough’ for police front line

How to adopt dogs ‘not brave enough’ for police front line

Not all dogs have what it takes – this one clearly does (Picture: Getty)It’s a highly selective process that finds the right dog for every situation within a police force.