Aesop tells a tale of a crow who couldn’t reach the water in a pitcher. According to the New York Times, researchers at New Zealand’s Auckland University have recently proved Aesop was onto something.
Bibliophiles may be acquainted with Roald Dahl’s short story Edward the Conqueror, in which a pet cat with a silver coat, listens to Hungarian composer Franz Liszt’s Petrarch Sonnets with rapt attention. This is because every dog breed likes a different kind of music.
In a statement, Anderson Moores, who are based in Winchester, Hampshire, close to one of the major hotspots for cases, said: “We are in the time of year when historically we have identified more cases of CRGV and although this disease remains rare, we continue to advise owners to be vigilant and to seek advice from their local vet if their dog develops unexplained skin lesions and sores.
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.
Although an environmental trigger for this disease is possible, this has not been proven.” Map shows the east-west divide of Alabama Rot incidence (Image: Vets4Pets) Tell-tale skin lesion that is the first sign of Alabama Rot (Image: : Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists) Scientists believe the way the disease is evident during the winter months and centred on certain areas of the country will produce the vital evidence to help them establish its cause and also provide an eventual cure.
She said the findings support longstanding evidence that dogs and cats carrying extra weight "have significant health risks and that their quality of life can be negatively impacted." Reviewing the study with her colleague Dr Sarah Dodd, a doctoral student at Ontario Veterinary College, Abood noted that the pet food industry in North America defines a "complete and balanced" pet diet as containing all the nutrients required and in the correct ratios.
The RSPCA today released heart-breaking footage of Bailey playing at a rescue centre shortly before being put to sleep when it criticised to the Government’s decision not to review a controversial section of the Dangerous Dog Act. The video tells how one year old pitbull terrier Bailey, a “playful, happy and friendly dog” when he came into the charity’s care last year through no fault of his own, was doomed.
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.
Sarah soon transitioned her dog Brioche onto a plant-based diet (Picture: Sarah E Brioche/ Facebook)Sarah wasn’t aware that dogs could live on vegan foods but began researching when she decided to give up meat and dairy products herself.
Maybe your cat is scratching up that couch for a good reason: New research suggests that chemicals found in upholstery and carpeting may harm feline thyroids. That's in keeping with recent declines in blood levels among humans, the researchers said, as more companies phase out use of these chemicals.
More cardiologists, along with better informed pet owners, has resulted in a greater diagnosis of heart disease in dogs and cats. And a common precursor to heart disease in pets is the presence of high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.
‘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.’
Taking the research one step further, the SPCA last year collaborated with the producer John McLaughlin, best known for his work with Westlife, Blue, and 5ive, to create Paws, Play, Relax, a charitable record designed for dogs.
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.
Dogs born in the summer are at higher risk for heart disease than pups born at other times of the year, according to new research.Environment probably a factorScientists think exposure to outdoor air pollution may be to blame.
New figures suggests that dog owners are far more likely to meet new people, be asked on a date, and find love than those without a furry friend.