TORONTO — Cats may have nine lives, but owning a dog may extend yours, a Toronto researcher says. A study released Tuesday suggests dog owners live longer than their canine-less counterparts, experiencing nearly a one-third lower risk of dying from heart problems. Caroline Kramer, an endocrinologist at Mount Sinai Hospital,
Pet owners are being warned to keep their animals out of Lady Bird Lake after the death of two dogs that swam there, Austin city officials said in a statement Monday. Although the city has yet to confirm the causes of the deaths, a warning was first issued Sunday night
When a stray shepherd mix and her 11 newborn puppies arrived at Dallas Animal Services in July, shelter staffers immediately noticed there was something different about this litter. All dogs are born with facial hair — some even with pronounced beards — but one special puppy had something unique: a handlebar
In the United States, people continue to gain weight. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, almost two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese compared to a 15% obesity rate in 1990. But what does this mean for our pets? Quite simply put, our pets are getting fatter too.
Birds of a feather flock together, but this cockatoo rocks alone. A new study reveals that the internet-famous cockatoo named Snowball can do more than just bust moves — whether headbanging, wildly tapping its foot or gyrating its mohawked head — in sync with the beat of the music. The
If something is edible (or even if it’s not), many dogs will gladly make a meal of it. But if you see your pet grazing on your front lawn like cattle, it may be driven by something more than its undiscerning appetite. Eating grass frantically can be a sign that
According to Dr. Marty Goldstein — one of America’s top veterinarians — these are examples of innocent mistakes almost all dog owners make when caring for their dog. Research suggests that it’s putting many dogs at risk of serious health issues. And news of this has caught the attention of
Caterpillars are the youngest forms of butterflies and moths, but they can sometimes look like other insects, such as worms, centipedes, or millipedes. Luckily, you can identify a caterpillar by its physical features, behaviors, colors, and markings. You can even find a particular species of caterpillar if you know what
Labrador puppies are wonderful pets, but they do take a bit of work to care for properly. Before you even bring your puppy home, you need to get the right supplies for it. Once your puppy is with you, focus on making sure that it is fed, housed, groomed, and
Dog owners spent close to 300 minutes each week walking with their dogs, about 200 more minutes of walking than people without dogs. Dog owners are about four times more likely than other people to meet today’s physical activity guidelines, according to a large-scale new study of dogs and exercise.
The comforting padding of feet across the otherwise silent house, the welcoming nudge of wet nose on arm and the soothing sense of unconditional love can make lives tainted by mental health more bearable. Formerly love-deprived Nell, my rescue spaniel, loves her cuddles, and she “asks” for them on a
Whether you own your own horse or just enjoy visiting them in pastures or stables near your home, it can be a rewarding experience to hand feed a horse. If you follow safety procedures and offer the horse the proper food or treat when hand-feeding, you and the horse can
It’s no secret that some dogs can detect illness in humans. However, researchers are still figuring out how dogs might help with cancer diagnosis since studies are mixed. Then, there are dogs like Sierra who are naturals at detecting cancer. Sierra is a Siberian Husky who sniffed out the disease
Have you ever heard a dog bark and wonder what it means? Or have you gotten near a dog and had it start to growl or whimper? These sounds can convey important meaning and the better you can get at discerning them, the better you’ll understand your four-legged companion. Dogs
CHICAGO — Four pups of a critically endangered species of wolf have been born at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. The zoo says in a news release that the two male and two female red wolf pups were born April 13 — the first new litter of red wolf pups
A lucky dog received the gift of walking again – with the help of 3D-printed legs. The adorable husky, Derby, was born with no front paws and small, deformed front legs. His mobility was severely limited until Tara Anderson, a project manager at 3D design and printing company 3D Systems, took him in as