Dog ownership is linked to better heart health, says science

Dog ownership is linked to better heart health, says science

Pet owners, and specifically dog owners, were more likely to report physical activity, diet, and blood glucose at ideal level, and smoking at poor level.Compared with owners of other pets, dog owners were more likely to report physical activity and diet at ideal level.

Having a pet dog could lead to better heart health, research suggests

Having a pet dog could lead to better heart health, research suggests

The findings, published by the Mayo Clinic journal, are based on a first analysis of data from the Kardiozive Brno 2030 study which followed 1,769 people in the Czech Republic with no history of heart disease over five years.

Dog gone: healthy pet put down in Virginia so it can be buried with owner

Dog gone: healthy pet put down in Virginia so it can be buried with owner

The unusual death of a woman’s dog in Virginia has sparked outcry and a debate over whether it is ok to kill a healthy pet and bury it with its owner according to their dying wish.

Tropical disease which can be caught by humans kills first pet in the UK

Tropical disease which can be caught by humans kills first pet in the UK

Vets warn more pets being imported is likely to increase infection rates (Picture: Getty)Earlier this year an English Pointer who never left Essex developed leishmaniasis, with vets believing his owners could have brought sand flies back from spain in their luggage.

Pink welcomes a rescue puppy to her family — and gives him an adorable name

Pink welcomes a rescue puppy to her family — and gives him an adorable name

On Tuesday, the singer posted a photo on Instagram of her 7-year-old daughter, Willow, holding a new dog they’ve adopted. Short for Nashville.” The "What About Us" singer's love of pooches is nothing new.

Joe Biden adopts adorable rescue dog

Joe Biden adopts adorable rescue dog

Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, have adopted a rescue German shepherd named Major from a Delaware animal adoption center.