Puppy beaten to death and dumped in trees by ‘angry’ owner

Puppy beaten to death and dumped in trees by ‘angry’ owner

The 11-month-old pet was battered so badly that she died almost instantly (Picture: BNPS)A pet owner kicked and punched his 11-month puppy to death in a fit of rage before attempting to hide the body in woodland, a court has heard.

Petting dogs, cats may reduce stress in students

Petting dogs, cats may reduce stress in students

"Just 10 minutes can have a significant impact," students in our study that interacted with cats and dogs had a significant reduction in cortisol, a major stress hormone," said Patricia Pendry, Associate Professor at Washington State University.

Dogs mirror stress levels of owners, researchers find

Dogs mirror stress levels of owners, researchers find

“This is the first time we’ve seen a long-term synchronisation in stress levels between members of two different species,” said Lina Roth, an ethologist who led the work at Linköping University in Sweden.

How to keep your pets safe from summer stress

How to keep your pets safe from summer stress

Unlike humans, pets cannot sweat through their body surface; they depend completely on panting to cool themselves. 5) Never leave your pet in the car in this weather, as he will be prone to heat stress. The Reason Doctors No Longer Prescribe Diabetes Meds (Watch).

Fostering reduces stress levels in dogs: Study

Fostering reduces stress levels in dogs: Study

The findings, published in the journal PeerJ , indicate that short-term fostering temporarily reduces cortisol (stress hormone) levels and increases rest in shelter dogs. Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch). Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch).

5 things that scare and stress your cat

5 things that scare and stress your cat

New pets, new furniture, or new people: Cats are easily stressed by even slight changes in their environment.

Petting away grooming anxiety

Petting away grooming anxiety

Not all dogs are scared of groomers, but for some it may be a cause for huge stress. If during this time, he sniffs the grooming table, lets out a big yawn, shakes off or scratches himself; you should know that s/he’s trying to diffuse his stress.

Don’t let your pets be an afterthought this Guy Fawkes

Don’t let your pets be an afterthought this Guy Fawkes

Read: Kids with pets may have lower asthma riskHowever, you can certainly make things more bearable for your pets, by providing a safe haven for them during this stressful time.NSPCA spokesperson Christine Kuch told Health24 that animal owners have the responsibility to ensure that their pets aren’t exposed to the negative effects of Guy Fawkes celebrations.

Man strangled friend’s dog to death after angry phone call from boss

Man strangled friend’s dog to death after angry phone call from boss

Titch died of blunt force trauma to the head, causing a brain haemorrhage and fracture to the skull (Picture: SWNS)The court heard the callous became stressed following an angry phone call with his employers on April 21 this year.

Traveling With Your Pet This Holiday? Bone Voyage!

Traveling With Your Pet This Holiday? Bone Voyage!

Explain your travel plans in detail to your veterinarian and ask if your fur child will be able to handle the stress that comes with unfamiliar noises, movements, and smells. The app allows you to find pet-friendly hotels, emergency vets, off-leash dog parks and more when you hit the road.

If no one else, your pooch will surely rush to wipe your tears

If no one else, your pooch will surely rush to wipe your tears

Sanford said dogs who were able to push through the door to "rescue" their owners showed less stress, meaning they were upset by the crying, but not too upset to take action.