How to keep your pets safe in hot weather – especially if you have a balcony

How to keep your pets safe in hot weather – especially if you have a balcony

The summer months are riddled with dangers for household pets (Picture: Getty/Blue Cross)Pet owners are being warned not to open their windows or balconies to cool down their homes on hot days.

Dog's 'bloody' paw injury is a warning to pet owners this summer

Dog's 'bloody' paw injury is a warning to pet owners this summer

Despite the severity of the injury, Dutton said that the "wonderful" owner had done nothing wrong, and that the dog had not shown any signs of distress during the mile-long walk.

Why it's time to stop buying pedigree dogs

Why it's time to stop buying pedigree dogs

As the Kennel Club warns the old English sheepdog faces extinction, consider rehoming if you are looking for a new best friend – whatever its ancestry.

Burying pet rabbits in gardens could spread deadly virus, vets warn

Burying pet rabbits in gardens could spread deadly virus, vets warn

If people cannot afford to take their pet to the vet to establish the cause of death, they are advised either to have the rabbit properly cremated or, if they choose a garden burial, to carefully wrap their pet in plastic first to reduce the risk of the virus spreading.

Raw dog food is risky business for pet and family alike

Raw dog food is risky business for pet and family alike

Harmful pathogens in raw food "This research offers further compelling evidence to support vets' concerns about the potential animal and public health risks associated with feeding pets a raw meat-based diet," said veterinarian Dr Daniella Dos Santos.

Keeping Dogs and Cats Warm in Winter

Keeping Dogs and Cats Warm in Winter

Top Cold-Weather Concerns For Pets Via iStock.com/Pekic Most of our dogs and cats are covered with fur, and some breeds seem to tolerate the cold more naturally, but… “Every breed has different limits of hot/cold, and each pet should be considered individually,” says Dr. Sara Witherell, a board-certified associate veterinarian at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.

Your Furry Family Members Can Be A Source Of Serious Infection For At-Risk People

Your Furry Family Members Can Be A Source Of Serious Infection For At-Risk People

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Pets can be a source of infection, and newborns, the elderly, children with leukemia and adults with cancer are especially vulnerable, according to a new review of data from previous research.

Dogs born in summer at greater risk for heart disease

Dogs born in summer at greater risk for heart disease

Dogs born in the summer are at higher risk for heart disease than pups born at other times of the year, according to new research.Environment probably a factorScientists think exposure to outdoor air pollution may be to blame.

Raw meat pet foods pose risk to animal and human health, finds study

Raw meat pet foods pose risk to animal and human health, finds study

As such, researchers said that the bacteria and parasitic pathogens found in the foods may be a possible source of infection in pets and, if transmitted, pose a risk for human beings too.

Pet parent alert! Dogs born in summers more likely to suffer heart disease

Pet parent alert! Dogs born in summers more likely to suffer heart disease

The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, also supports earlier findings in humans pointing to the role of early gestational exposure to fine air particulates and increased risk of heart disease later in life.

Dog owners have lower risk of death, according to new study in Scientific Journal

Dog owners have lower risk of death, according to new study in Scientific Journal

Picture: Alex Coppel.Source:News Corp AustraliaThe odds of having a heart attack at all were 11 per cent lower in single dog owners.“A very interesting finding in our study was that dog ownership was especially prominent as a protective factor in persons living alone,” said study author Tove Fall, “which is a group reported previously to be at higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death than those living in a multi-person household.

Warning! The 3 Biggest Winter Health Hazards for Pets

Warning! The 3 Biggest Winter Health Hazards for Pets

3. A Little Leak Can Be a Big Driveway Danger -- While antifreeze is essential for protecting your vehicle in winter, the coolant used in engines is poisonous to pets.

Your Furry Family Members Can Be A Source Of Serious Infection For At-Risk People

Your Furry Family Members Can Be A Source Of Serious Infection For At-Risk People

(Reuters Health) - Pets can be a source of infection, and newborns, the elderly, children with leukemia and adults with cancer are especially vulnerable, according to a new review of data from previous research.