Dogs really do love their owners and new research proves it

Dogs really do love their owners and new research proves it

We do love our dogs (Picture: Getty)Canine Cottages also tracked the owners’ heart rates to see how much this compares with that of their pet, and discovered their heart rate increased by 10% on average when they saw their dog after being away from them for a period of time.

Every dog year not equivalent to seven human years, scientists find

Every dog year not equivalent to seven human years, scientists find

Instead, dogs show far more rapid accumulation of methyl groups in their genome than humans within their first year or so, suggesting they age at a much faster rate.The team adds that the study suggests humans and dogs accumulate methyl groups on some of the same genes as they age.

Take a look at these happy dogs before and after their much-needed haircuts

Take a look at these happy dogs before and after their much-needed haircuts

Staff at Bone Idol grooming salon in Brighton have been capturing snaps of pups after their makeovers, having noticed a surge in clients booking their dogs in after lockdown measures were relaxed.

Dog owners warned of flesh-eating Alabama Rot as five new UK cases confirmed

Dog owners warned of flesh-eating Alabama Rot as five new UK cases confirmed

Symptoms include lethargy and vomiting, with dogs also likely to have lesions or ulcers on their tongues or lower limbs (Picture: Wessex News) It affects dogs of all types and ages (Picture: Wessex News)Since the disease reached Britain from America in 2012, the highest number of deaths have been in Greater Manchester, Dorset and the New Forest in Hampshire.

5 Thanksgiving Day safety tips for your pet

5 Thanksgiving Day safety tips for your pet

One of the great things about the holidays is to see people close to you who don’t see them and eat delicious foods that you don’t always cook, such as the famous grandmother’s pie in the USA!Since it is only once a year, your pet may not be focused on during the celebration, and its safety may not be of concern to all the bifurcated events of the day.

Dogs worshipped and garnished with flowers at festival in Nepal

Dogs worshipped and garnished with flowers at festival in Nepal

A very good boy/girl is adored with a tika marking (Picture: AFP) Dogs occupy a special place in Hindu mythology (Picture: AFP)Kukur Tihar was also celebrated at Friendicoes, a dog shelter in New Delhi, India where most of the staff hail from Nepal.

Positive reinforcements: How to train dogs

Positive reinforcements: How to train dogs

- Dogs learn by trying out different behaviour and associating the consequences that arise as a result of that behaviour.- Always end the training on a positive note and reward your dog.Train your puppy for a sitting posture using treats.

The 10 devastating foods that could kill your dog

The 10 devastating foods that could kill your dog

Many times, people give food to their dog without knowing how harmful they can be to the animal’s health. It is very common to hear people say that dogs can eat any food without any problems.

This pizza shop is helping pet owners find their lost dogs and cats

This pizza shop is helping pet owners find their lost dogs and cats

After posting an invitation on Facebook for locals to drop off flyers with their own missing pets to be put on pizza boxes, he woke up the next morning to dozens of messages, texts and phone calls.

Marmite the dog was saved by vets after swallowing two whole kebabs

Marmite the dog was saved by vets after swallowing two whole kebabs

Marmite is doing okay now (Picture: SWNS)A dog was saved by vets after he swallowed two chicken kebabs with the wooden skewers still intact. Marmite underwent an emergency three-hour operation to remove the skewers – with chicken and peppers still attached – at the Avonvale Veterinary Centre in Warwick.

New Study Supports a Special Bond between Dogs and Mothers

New Study Supports a Special Bond between Dogs and Mothers

Feltman reports that the study showed “a common network of brain regions involved in emotion, reward, affiliation, visual processing and social cognition” when mothers viewed images of their own children and dogs. "Patterns of Brain Activation When Mothers View Their Own Child and Dog: An FMRI Study."

A woman is remortgaging her home to raise £20,000 to save her dog's life

A woman is remortgaging her home to raise £20,000 to save her dog's life

(Picture: SWNS)A woman is remortgaging her home to raise £20,000 for life-saving treatment for her dog. Nicki Dyson is on a fundraising mission to pay for surgery that will cure her three-year-old Chow Chow, Narla. Nicki said: ‘Over time Narla will get worse, our only option is to operate.

Prize-winning show dog vanishes at airport before flight: 'A horrible ordeal'

Prize-winning show dog vanishes at airport before flight: 'A horrible ordeal'

Gale, a 22-month-old American Staffordshire terrier, was scheduled to fly to Amsterdam on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and had cleared security in her crate at Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta three hours before the flight, her owner, Floris van Essen, told Atlanta's NBC affiliate WXIA.Gale, a show dog from the Netherlands, has been missing since Saturday after breaking free from her crate at an Atlanta airport.

Left to face a world of PERPETUAL DARKNESS: the cute puppy dumped like rubbish

Left to face a world of PERPETUAL DARKNESS: the cute puppy dumped like rubbish

To think a puppy in such a shocking condition was just thrown away is heartbreaking.” Skip the one-eyed pug puppy is getting specialist care to save his sight (Image: RSPCA) There are hopes Skip will soon be found a permanent home.

‘It was quite entertaining’ RSPCA reveals its most 'laugh-out-loud’ animal rescues

‘It was quite entertaining’ RSPCA reveals its most 'laugh-out-loud’ animal rescues

"Deadly scorpion" sparked fear on the streets (Image: RSPCA) RSPCA animal collection officer Paula Jones responded to the emergency, finding the callers had cordoned off the venomous creature with cones while also keeping the public at a safe distance.

9 Pet Product Essentials to Care for Small Dog Breeds

9 Pet Product Essentials to Care for Small Dog Breeds

“Sometimes they have even more stamina than larger dogs.” A collar appropriately sized for small dogs will help keep your petite pet from accidentally getting loose and possibly prevent a lost pup.

'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.

The Top 5 States for Pet Obesity

The Top 5 States for Pet Obesity

According to recent statistics, compiled in the 2013 Banfield State of Pet Health Report , pet obesity is increasing at an alarming rate.

Puppy takes first steps after spending most of her life locked in a cage

Puppy takes first steps after spending most of her life locked in a cage

(Picture: SWNS)‘Gracie is a young dog and the cruelty she suffered during her first few months, trapped in a crate, is terrible to think about,’ said Dr Kydd.

Sweet Potato and Other Common Carbohydrates in Grain-Free Dog Food

Sweet Potato and Other Common Carbohydrates in Grain-Free Dog Food

They typically utilize alternative carbohydrate sources, such as sweet potato, white potato, peas, legumes and so on. Several grain-free dog foods utilize sweet potatoes as a carbohydrate source. Many grain-free diets are formulated with pea protein or legumes as the carbohydrate and fiber source.