Couple find pet chihuahua in suitcase after dog sneaks in for a free holiday

Couple find pet chihuahua in suitcase after dog sneaks in for a free holiday

Jared posted on Facebook when they had Icky safe and sound, writing: ‘You know it’s going to be an epic trip to Vegas when you get to the airport to check your bags.6lbs over weight, and out pops a chihuahua from your boot!!

'I'm not a cat': Lawyer accidentally uses Zoom kitten filter in virtual court

'I'm not a cat': Lawyer accidentally uses Zoom kitten filter in virtual court

Ferguson later tweeted some sound advice: "If a child used your computer, before you join a virtual hearing check the Zoom Video Options to be sure filters are off.".

Dogs' brains can only learn a few words, scientists confirm

Dogs' brains can only learn a few words, scientists confirm

Researchers measuring brain activity with non-invasive electroencephalography (EEG) on awake dogs to find out how they learn words.(Credits: Vivien Reicher / SWNS)A dog’s brain cannot tell the difference between similar sounding words such as dog and dig, according to a new study.

My unexpected working-from-home problem? The noise from my husband's oversexed tortoises

My unexpected working-from-home problem? The noise from my husband's oversexed tortoises

I have been pleading with my husband for weeks to put his scaly Casanovas in the fridge (they hibernate in the vegetable drawer; Blue Peter didn’t warn us about that, either) with no joy: more dandelions needed.

How many cat syringes does it take to administer my mother's medicine?

How many cat syringes does it take to administer my mother's medicine?

We finally got a working equivalence, two cat syringes to one human syringe, then went back to the leaflet to check the amounts and read: “Not to be taken with alcohol.” But, really, how much alcohol is enough to worry about?

Cats able to recognise their own names, study finds

Cats able to recognise their own names, study finds

“Some owners insist their cats can recognise their own names and words related to food.”. The team therefore proposed that cats may be able to discriminate between different words, particularly their own names.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs and Cats: Symptoms and Treatment

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs and Cats: Symptoms and Treatment

Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, often is misused in veterinary circles as a catchall term for chronic gastrointestinal diseases—not unlike when we humans say we have a cold, but we don’t know what virus is causing it.

Keep your pets safe and stress-free this Deepavali

Keep your pets safe and stress-free this Deepavali

Deepavali is one of the happiest times of the year, but for animals, it is among the most anxious, thanks to firecrackers. Ensure that you take your pet for a walk before the bursting of firecrackers begins.

How to keep your pets safe and calm on Bonfire Night

How to keep your pets safe and calm on Bonfire Night

So, whether you’re going out to watch a firework display with family and friends or staying at home, it’s important to make sure your pets are well looked after.

Why do cats purr?

Why do cats purr?

Research has shown that cats’ muscles move the vocal cords and, as they breathe in and out, air hits the vibrating muscles, which creates the purring sound.