Don’t spoil your dog during self-isolation, says scientist

Don’t spoil your dog during self-isolation, says scientist

Being at home for an extended amount of time could give dogs a false sense of security, putting them at greater risk of separation anxiety when owners eventually return to normal working life.

Should I get a dog? Dog owners live longer after a heart attack or stroke.

Should I get a dog? Dog owners live longer after a heart attack or stroke.

After accounting for factors such as age, other health issues, marital status, the presence of children in the home and income, the researchers found that heart attack survivors who lived alone had a 33 percent lower risk of death in the year after their heart attack if they had a dog, compared with non-dog owners.

Dogs really are man's best friend as these clever canines prove

Dogs really are man's best friend as these clever canines prove

FROM flying in warplanes and surviving POW camps in the Second World War to discovering ancient works of art, saving lives and collecting money for charity, a new book containing extraordinary tails proves once and for all that dogs really are man’s best friend.

Crufts 2019: Britain's most pampered pets stun TV viewers - best pictures

Crufts 2019: Britain's most pampered pets stun TV viewers - best pictures

There are six show rings, including the main arena and this year five pets who have gone above and beyond the call of duty are in the running for Crufts' dog hero competition.

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.

Can a dog's colour impact longevity?

Can a dog's colour impact longevity?

The research of more than 33,000 United Kingdom (UK)-based Labrador retrievers of all colours shows chocolate Labradors also have a higher incidence of ear infections and skin disease. Breeders targeting this colour may, therefore, be more likely to breed only Labradors carrying the chocolate coat gene.

The purrfect diet for your fat cat

The purrfect diet for your fat cat

The big question was how much it takes to make cats lose weight, especially lazy neutered males?" asked Kelly Swanson, a professor in the department of animal sciences."It turns out you have to keep reducing their food intake because they're not very active.