Dogs do parkour: Canine agility sport proving a hit in the UK

Dogs do parkour: Canine agility sport proving a hit in the UK

Dog Parkour sessions are just like human Parkour where they learn how to climb, jump, balance and run on challenging obstacles such as beams and tree stumps.Michelle, from Failsworth in Manchester, says: “Parkour helps owners build a bond with their dogs and makes walks more fun.

Clumsy dog rescued by firefighters after getting his head stuck in a cat flap

Clumsy dog rescued by firefighters after getting his head stuck in a cat flap

Poor Luis got his head stuck (Picture: Phil Michell / SWNS)A dog has been rescued by firefighters after he got his head stuck in a cat flap. (Picture: Phil Michell / SWNS)‘Next thing we knew, we looked down and saw Luis poking his head through the flap.

Clive the dog is a medical hero as he warns owner when to take medication

Clive the dog is a medical hero as he warns owner when to take medication

However, after a chance talk with a doctor at dog show Crufts, 31-year-old Michelle made the incredible discovery Clive was actually trying to signal to her to take her medication by detecting a scent from her mouth.

Britain’s oldest pets: from a fortysomething goldfish to a centenarian tortoise

Britain’s oldest pets: from a fortysomething goldfish to a centenarian tortoise

Photograph: Natalya Vilman/Getty Images/iStockphoto “He’s a lovely cat, although he has got a little grumpy in his old age,” said Michele Heritage, from Devon, of Rubble, who celebrated his 30th birthday at a party at the vet’s last year. In 2014, a female tortoise called Tommy was thought to be Britain’s oldest pet, aged 116.

17-year-old dachshund reunited with owners 5 years after she went missing

17-year-old dachshund reunited with owners 5 years after she went missing

The Riendeaus got Lady on a family trip to Arizona in 2001, when Michelle's sister-in-law said there was a "jewel" at the pet store where she worked that they simply had to see.

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.