Video shows football fans in Florida rescue dangling cat that fell from upper deck

Video shows football fans in Florida rescue dangling cat that fell from upper deck

Cromer, a University of Miami facilities manager, told the station that he and his wife untied the flag from the railing when they saw the cat clinging above them.

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.

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.

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.

You can teach an old dog new words, researchers find

You can teach an old dog new words, researchers find

Now researchers say they’ve found some dogs are indeed able to learn the names of new objects, and rapidly – and that this occurs through play.“It is similar to the situation [by] which human children learn words, but we don’t know if the mechanism [in the brain] is the same,” said Dr Claudia Fugazza of Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary , an author of the new study.

Cats and dogs may have to be vaccinated to stop the spread of Covid

Cats and dogs may have to be vaccinated to stop the spread of Covid

Scientists said the continued evolution of the virus in animals ‘poses a significant long-term risk to public health’ (Picture: Getty Images / iStockPhoto)It may be necessary to vaccinate pets in the future to stop coronavirus from spreading back to humans, scientists have said.

Genius Dog Challenge: Dogs to compete in live virtual intelligence test

Genius Dog Challenge: Dogs to compete in live virtual intelligence test

Dogs will test their memories to the limits in a live-streamed competition on Wednesday night to determine the smartest canine.The Genius Dog Challenge includes six of the planet’s brainiest dogs, set to go head-to-head in a virtual stream test.

Scientists found something weird when they scanned dogs’ brains

Scientists found something weird when they scanned dogs’ brains

(Credits: Eötvös Loránd University / SW)When a dog looks at you, they are ‘seeing’ whether you are from the same species as them, whereas humans look to the face of whatever animal they gaze on, a new study shows.

Your dog may love you, but doesn't love the sight of your face, study finds

Your dog may love you, but doesn't love the sight of your face, study finds

Both dogs and humans, however, do have a brain region that sparks when a member of the same species comes into view.“Faces are central to human visual communication … and human brains are also specialized for faces,” study co-author Attila Andics, an animal behavior researcher at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, said in an email.

Dogs’ brains ‘not hardwired’ to respond to human faces

Dogs’ brains ‘not hardwired’ to respond to human faces

By contrast, regions of the human brain showed different activity depending whether a face or the back of a head was shown, with faces generally generating a stronger response.

Dilyn the dog could be key in virus fight

Dilyn the dog could be key in virus fight

• The culture secretary says it is important that students do not “give up a year of their life” by not going to university (Oliver Dowden defends university student lockdowns – video , 27 September).

Having a pet can have economic and health benefits, study finds

Having a pet can have economic and health benefits, study finds

New research into the potential health benefits of pets has revealed that adult animal-owners are typically up to 50 per cent healthier than their non-pet counterparts, with a number of specific health benefits associated with domestic animals also reported.

Playing with dogs can help children be better socially and emotionally

Playing with dogs can help children be better socially and emotionally

Comedian-writer David Walliams' children's books, including the popular The World's Worst series, has been accused of "classism" and "fat-shaming" by food writer-activist Jack Monroe.

Every dog year not equivalent to seven human years, scientists find

Every dog year not equivalent to seven human years, scientists find

Instead, dogs show far more rapid accumulation of methyl groups in their genome than humans within their first year or so, suggesting they age at a much faster rate.The team adds that the study suggests humans and dogs accumulate methyl groups on some of the same genes as they age.

Dogs endure emotional difficulties in puberty like humans, says study

Dogs endure emotional difficulties in puberty like humans, says study

Asher said she hoped the findings would help owners be more understanding of their dogs and cut them some slack, noting there is a spike in owners taking their dogs to shelters when the animals hit puberty.“Perhaps they are not misbehaving just because they are naughty, but it is just like in humans – the hormones are raging and there are things going on in the brain,” she said.

Let these adorable ticklish pets soothe your lockdown woes

Let these adorable ticklish pets soothe your lockdown woes

So pure, so good (Pictures: Splitpics UK)People have been sharing pictures of their pets being tickled and honestly, it is exactly what our lockdown needed.Oh, to be this relaxed (Picture: Splitpics UK) This is a belly begging for a little rub (Picture: Splitpics UK) That’s a happy face, right?

Cats can infect each other with coronavirus, Chinese study finds

Cats can infect each other with coronavirus, Chinese study finds

The team, at Harbin Veterinary Research Institute in China, found that cats are highly susceptible to Covid-19 and appear to be able to transmit the virus through respiratory droplets to other cats.Experts said the findings were credible, but that they did not indicate cats were an important vector in spreading the disease between humans.

Boy, 8, dies after being attacked by two Rottweiler dogs

Boy, 8, dies after being attacked by two Rottweiler dogs

The boy was attacked in a family home before being rushed to Tallaght University Hospital (Picture: PA)An eight-year-old boy has died in hospital after he was attacked by two dogs at a house in Dublin.

The dog that knows the names and categories of its 100 toys

The dog that knows the names and categories of its 100 toys

But there’s a dog in Norway who knows not only the names of her toys but also the names of different categories of toys, and she learnt all this just by hanging out with her owners and playing her favourite game.

Scientists sniff out the reason why dogs’ noses are cold

Scientists sniff out the reason why dogs’ noses are cold

The research team from Sweden’s Lund University and the Eotvos Lorand University in Hungary studied three dogs – Kevin, Delfi and Charlie – who were trained to identify which of two identical four-inch wide objects had been heated to around 12 degrees warmer than room temperature.