9 hours of sleep are key to dogs' happiness & health: Let them nap the day away

9 hours of sleep are key to dogs' happiness & health: Let them nap the day away

9 hours of sleep are key to dogs' happiness & health: Let them nap the day away.Sleep plays 'significant role' in dogs' wellbeing, study reveals (Image: Getty) Sign up for FREE for latest news plus tips to save money and the environment.

Concerns over pet welfare crisis due to high demand for ‘pandemic puppies’

Concerns over pet welfare crisis due to high demand for ‘pandemic puppies’

They found that while many people who bought dogs during Covid did so with the best intentions, the extreme rise in demand has heightened the risk of puppies being sourced from poor welfare environments, bred or raised on puppy farms, or illegally imported.

This is the most intelligent breed of dog in the world. At least that's what this study says

This is the most intelligent breed of dog in the world. At least that's what this study says

According to the results of the Family Dog Project of the university department, while many dogs have trouble learning the names of objects, those of this breed are able to memorize them without problems.

Get paid to scroll through pictures of puppies with this new job

Get paid to scroll through pictures of puppies with this new job

To put it simply, the company wants to pay 10 successful applicants to scroll through pictures of adorable puppies.This opportunity has come about as ProDog Raw is conducting a study to test whether dogs on social media can alleviate people’s stress levels.

The incredible mental health benefits of walking and hiking

The incredible mental health benefits of walking and hiking

Carmen says walking improves our mental health in the following ways: Quietens our nervous system and balances our internal systems keeping us fit and well.

Cats recognise their owners’ voices but never evolved to care, says study

Cats recognise their owners’ voices but never evolved to care, says study

The study, published by Springer in the Animal Cognition journal, suggests that the reason for cats’ unresponsive behaviour might be traced back to the early domestication of the species, contrasting this with the relationship of humans to dogs.

Half of dog owners spend more on their pet’s birthday than their partner’s, poll says

Half of dog owners spend more on their pet’s birthday than their partner’s, poll says

The study by Forthglade found that British dog owners spent an average of £62 on their dog’s birthday this year.On average, owners spent £62 on their dog's birthday.

Most loved pets: Study shows dogs and cats the internet adores

Most loved pets: Study shows dogs and cats the internet adores

Most loved pets: Study shows dogs and cats the internet adores.A NEW study analysed social media to reveal which animals are the most loved, the funniest, the naughtiest and the most destructive.

Pet dogs are second-most reported roadkill in North East England, says new study

Pet dogs are second-most reported roadkill in North East England, says new study

Pet dogs are second-most reported roadkill in North East England, says new study.Pet dogs are second-most reported roadkill in North East England.Dogs and cats are the second most reported roadkill in North England.

Double-crossing cats will not choose owners over their enemies, study finds

Double-crossing cats will not choose owners over their enemies, study finds

Whereas dogs have been shown to avoid a person who behaves negatively towards their owner, the same cannot be said for domesticated cats.The experiment involved 36 domestic cats and their owners, who would be accompanied by two strangers: an actor and a neutral person.

Dogs trained to sniff out prostate cancer lend helping paw to crucial research

Dogs trained to sniff out prostate cancer lend helping paw to crucial research

The results may lead to a larger study for further investigation (MDD / Neil Pollock)Dr. Claire Guest, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Medical Detection Dogs and the lead author on the study, said, ‘This study showed that a dog’s nose could hold the key to an urgently needed, more accurate, and non-invasive method of early prostate cancer diagnosis.

Meaty meals and play stop cats killing wildlife, study finds

Meaty meals and play stop cats killing wildlife, study finds

The scientists are not sure why the killing was reduced by feeding the cats premium food in which all the proteins came from meat, but they said cats had specific dietary needs, including particular amino acids found in meat.

Covid sniffer dogs can detect coronavirus with 94% accuracy

Covid sniffer dogs can detect coronavirus with 94% accuracy

Last year, scientists at the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene began a trial to see if dogs trained to sniff coronavirus could help ease travel restrictions.

Sleeping with a dog in bed is actually good for you, says study

Sleeping with a dog in bed is actually good for you, says study

Think twice before kicking your pooch out the bed (Picture: Getty Images/EyeEm)If you’ve ever felt like you’ve needed to justify sharing a bed with your dog, then we have excellent news for you.

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.

Dog walkers ‘are 78% more likely to catch coronavirus’

Dog walkers ‘are 78% more likely to catch coronavirus’

Scientists have suggested the virus may be spread through the faeces of pets (Picture: Getty Images)Those who walk pet dogs may have an increased chance of catching coronavirus by 78%, according to a study.

Pet flea treatments poisoning rivers across England, scientists find

Pet flea treatments poisoning rivers across England, scientists find

The research found fipronil in 99% of samples from 20 rivers and the average level of one particularly toxic breakdown product of the pesticide was 38 times above the safety limit.

Five distinct types of dog existed by end of last ice age, study finds

Five distinct types of dog existed by end of last ice age, study finds

The team found that while DNA from modern European dogs has contributed to breeds around the world, traces of the other ice age groups remain – including in chihuahuas, a breed with roots in Mexico .

Do all dogs go to heaven? Pet owners increasingly think so, says study

Do all dogs go to heaven? Pet owners increasingly think so, says study

Tourigny, a lecturer in historical archaeology at Newcastle University, found other evidence that pet owners were increasingly likely to view animals as part of the family.

Interactive: see how your favourite dog breeds are related to each other

Interactive: see how your favourite dog breeds are related to each other

Photograph: Phil Crowder/Alamy This created a messy, intertwined relationship between different dog types, with the details of a breed’s origin sometimes recorded only in oral history.The German shepherd shares DNA with Italian dog breeds, including the cane paratore, according to researchers.