Crafty Crows: How Much Truth Did Aesop Know?

Crafty Crows: How Much Truth Did Aesop Know?

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.

Sled dogs go on strike mid-race when leader shouts at one of them

Sled dogs go on strike mid-race when leader shouts at one of them

The leader of the famous Iditarod sled dog race had to drop out when his dogs refused to run anymore. The Iditarod is one of the most famous races in the world, with 52 mushers (dog racers) starting in Anchorage and aiming to finish in Nome.

Cats like music just tailored to them...

Cats like music just tailored to them...

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.

Alabama Rot WARNING: Three more British dogs die from deadly scourge

Alabama Rot WARNING: Three more British dogs die from deadly scourge

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.

'This is a calamity': the surgeons keeping pugs and bulldogs alive

'This is a calamity': the surgeons keeping pugs and bulldogs alive

“We tend to say: ‘Oh, it’s a French bulldog – it’s normal for them to breathe like that,’” Opperman says. Some animals with BOAS find ways to prop their mouths open to survive the night, using furniture or toys as wedges Before Sidney’s surgery, Frankie, the French bulldog, was in theatre.

Traveling with Dogs: 10 Dogs Who Are Ready to Hit the Road

Traveling with Dogs: 10 Dogs Who Are Ready to Hit the Road

8. Riding in Style Courtesy of littlelunathecavalier/Instagram “Get in the car, hooman; adventures await!” 9. Keep your dog safe during car rides by getting the right supplies, like a seat-belt tether, a dog car seat or a dog carrier that can be securely stowed.

Duke, the former dog mayor of a Minnesota village, dies months after retiring

Duke, the former dog mayor of a Minnesota village, dies months after retiring

After his retirement, Karen said he would spend the rest of his days lying on the lawn and eating his favorite foods: cheeseburgers, jerky treats, and a little bit of sweet stuff. The post said: ‘Our beloved mayor Duke went to doggie heaven today.

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.

You can go speed dating with Battersea’s loneliest residents for Valentine’s Day

You can go speed dating with Battersea’s loneliest residents for Valentine’s Day

(Picture: Heal’s) It’s almost Valentine’s Day and this speed dating event means you can get the perfect match.

Pet Dental Cleaning: What You Need to Know

Pet Dental Cleaning: What You Need to Know

During the dental cleaning itself, your vet will remove plaque and tartar build-up from all surfaces of your pet’s teeth. Keeping Your Pet’s Teeth Clean at Home Since veterinary dental treatments require general anesthesia and can be costly, it’s smart to practice good pet dental care at home.

ALABAMA ROT WARNING: Death toll grows as four more dogs die - vets issue URGENT alert

ALABAMA ROT WARNING: Death toll grows as four more dogs die - vets issue URGENT alert

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.

Fury as puppy bought and dumped on SAME DAY - warning over click-and-buy CRISIS

Fury as puppy bought and dumped on SAME DAY - warning over click-and-buy CRISIS

The tragic stories of Truffle the 12 week old Jack Russell and April the tiny cockapoo are being highlighted by Battersea Dogs and Cats Home to show how people are buying pets on impulse over the internet.

6 Tips to Ensure Pet Safety in Cars

6 Tips to Ensure Pet Safety in Cars

Via Chewy.com Very large and giant breed dogs can ride in the back seat if it’s roomy enough, Monteiro adds, as long as they are buckled into a dog car harness, like the Solvit Deluxe car safety dog harness.

Covering your dog’s balls in glitter is now a trend – but vets warn it’s a bad idea

Covering your dog’s balls in glitter is now a trend – but vets warn it’s a bad idea

They said: ‘I just thought I would let everybody know the latest creative grooming trend is glitter balls! Posting for your entertainment.’ Other pages though, showed off dogs with ‘the nicest set of testicles in the Grooming Industry.’ (Picture: Facebook) Most people were pretty taken aback by the idea though.

New leash on life? Staying slim keeps pooches happy, healthy

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.

Loving dog tragically KILLED after being abandoned - his crime was being the wrong breed

Loving dog tragically KILLED after being abandoned - his crime was being the wrong breed

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.

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.

'Love at first sight!' Overweight dog dumped with 'sorry' sign RE-HOMED after diet regime

'Love at first sight!' Overweight dog dumped with 'sorry' sign RE-HOMED after diet regime

Nelly the Elephant was dumped in a park with a (Image: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home) The heavyweight bulldog needed surgery to help tackle her breathing difficulties – a problem most likely made worse because she tipped the scales at more than 20lb over her healthy weight.

Caring for your senior feline friend

Caring for your senior feline friend

This coincides with a growing appreciation for cats as a unique species with a special physiology and set of behavioural needs requiring customised care – both at home and from the vet.

'She must have been so terrified!' Bald dog dressed in snowman jumper abandoned in cold

'She must have been so terrified!' Bald dog dressed in snowman jumper abandoned in cold

Ducky the terrier abandoned wearing a snowman jumper (Image: RSPCA) The animal welfare charity says it witnessed a massive surge in emergency calls between Christmas and the New Year, with abandoned pets and wildlife getting into difficulty seeing its frontline officers working round the clock.

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