Lab animals can now be adopted instead of euthanised, FDA says

Lab animals can now be adopted instead of euthanised, FDA says

Under the updated policy, which was adopted in November but not reported by the agency until now, healthy dogs , cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and some farm animals are now permitted to be transferred to shelters and sanctuaries after they’ve been used for lab experiments.

'Trust your dog': extraordinary pets help solve crimes by finding bodies

'Trust your dog': extraordinary pets help solve crimes by finding bodies

For 18 of his 23 years as a police officer, Deputy Chance Wood, 43, has served in the marine unit, rescuing people in distress and recovering the remains of those who have drowned, often with the help of cadaver dogs.

Dog owner spends £4.6 million on Super Bowl advert thanking vet for saving his pet's life

Dog owner spends £4.6 million on Super Bowl advert thanking vet for saving his pet's life

A dog owner is so grateful to a veterinary school for saving his pet's life that he is thanking them with a £4.6m ($6m) Super Bowl advert.

Spotify releases ‘pet playlists’ that chooses songs for your cat, dog or iguana to listen to

Spotify releases ‘pet playlists’ that chooses songs for your cat, dog or iguana to listen to

Neil Evans, a pet physiologist and professor at the University of Glasgow, said: "While there is a lot of scientific research that has shown that short periods of music can make dogs more relaxed, we have shown that providing dogs with varied auditory enrichment can be used to reduce stress and anxiety over longer periods of time.

French Bulldog puppies left to die in freezing temperatures in heartbreaking case

French Bulldog puppies left to die in freezing temperatures in heartbreaking case

Three adorable puppies were cruelly dumped in an alleyway in freezing temperatures just before Christmas (Image: DOGS TRUST) The French Bulldog puppies were left in a crate without food, water or a blanket (Image: DOGS TRUST)“Unfortunately, they are being treated for a very uncomfortable skin condition which will have been developing for some time before they were abandoned, but we are hopeful they will make a full recovery.

Feline fine: How to keep your indoor cat happy, according to scientists

Feline fine: How to keep your indoor cat happy, according to scientists

Highrise living might not be ideal for most pets, as outdoor access can be difficult and there may be limited space indoors.It’s often assumed that older cats may be a better choice because they’re more sedentary and cats with a previous history of living indoors may also adjust more easily to a new indoor home.

How the Victorians turned mere beasts into man’s best friends

How the Victorians turned mere beasts into man’s best friends

“Many people kept cats during the Victorian period and felt affectionate towards them, but they were still very much seen as utility animals, which kept mice and vermin down,” Hamlett said.

Rescue team carries 190-pound dog from Utah canyon trail to safety

Rescue team carries 190-pound dog from Utah canyon trail to safety

A four-hour operation by the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team helped bring the 3-year-old dog named Floyd to safety.A 190-pound mastiff named Floyd needed help from rescue workers after getting injured on a hiking trail in Salt Lake City.

Domestic rabbits plagued by diseases and poor diets, study finds

Domestic rabbits plagued by diseases and poor diets, study finds

Royal Veterinary College researchers point to misconceptions about how ‘minimal care and handling’ pet rabbits need.Overgrown nails and teeth, gut stasis and dirty backsides – which can result from poor diets and lead to myiasis – were some of the most common conditions found in a study of over 6,000 rabbits taken to vets.

Dogs in smoking households passively puff more than 3,000 cigarettes a year

Dogs in smoking households passively puff more than 3,000 cigarettes a year

Dogs who live with smokers are 60% more likely to get lung cancer and cats are twice as likely to develop malignant lymphoma (Pictures: Getty Images/iStockphoto)Pets living in smoking households passively smoke more than 3,000 cigarettes a year, a new study has claimed.

Nearly 1,000,000 dogs in the UK have mental health disorders

Nearly 1,000,000 dogs in the UK have mental health disorders

Many of our pooches are struggling with depression, anxiety and panic attacks under the radar (Picture: Getty Images)Almost a million British dogs are suffering from mental health disorders, experts have claimed.

Woman quits her job to search for lost dog and finally finds her after 57 days

Woman quits her job to search for lost dog and finally finds her after 57 days

When they went out for dinner one stormy night, the thunderous sounds scared Katie who had been left at the hotel.Soon, days turned into weeks but Carol never gave up hope.

Cats bond with their people too, study finds

Cats bond with their people too, study finds

However, Prof Daniel Mills, an expert in veterinary behavioural medicine from the University of Lincoln who has previously studied human-cat relationships, said the research has flaws, including that the team did not explore other possible types of bonds and did not repeat their experiments with strangers.

Most men feel ’emotionally closer’ to their dog than any other human being

Most men feel ’emotionally closer’ to their dog than any other human being

Research by US psychologist Dr Chris Blazina suggests that many men find their relationship and attachment to their dog to be more secure than their closest human relationships.In one nationwide study in the US, men were asked to compare their closest human and animal companion on how secure their bond felt.

Remembering the incredible story of hero dogs on 9/11

Remembering the incredible story of hero dogs on 9/11

A number of the rescue dogs went on to be deployed in other disaster zonesWhile many remember the heroic efforts of rescue workers who rushed to save lives as the World Trade Centre collapsed on September 11, 2001, the stories of hundreds of dogs who helped people are not as well known.

Jimmy the dog sniffed out a cancerous tumour in owner's breast

Jimmy the dog sniffed out a cancerous tumour in owner's breast

Amanda with bruising on her breast (Picture: PA Real Life)Doctors also removed 29 lymph nodes and sent them away to be biopsied, to find out if the cancer had spread any further.

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.

6 Dogs Perish in Canada after Being Left in a Hot Car

6 Dogs Perish in Canada after Being Left in a Hot Car

A search that had been underway for six missing dogs in Langley, British Columbia came to an end recently, after a dog walker admitted that the missing dogs had actually passed away in her hot car on May 13th.

Meet the search dog who can find people trapped in disaster zones

Meet the search dog who can find people trapped in disaster zones

Cara is a six year old Belgian Malinois who works with her handler as an urban search and rescue dog. Cara experiences different textures and terrain during her training (Picture: Aaron Crowley/)Mick Atwood is Cara’s handler and partner.

Man, 20s, drowns in lake while ‘looking for missing dog’

Man, 20s, drowns in lake while ‘looking for missing dog’

She said last night: ‘A body has been recovered in connection with the search for a swimmer who had gone missing in the lake at Cotswold Water Park this afternoon.