Oh Dog! Why canine attacks are on the rise in India
A survey has found that 82 per cent of people believe that attacks by stray or pet dogs are an issue in their area, city or district. This comes amid recent reports of stray dogs mauling children to death and pet dogs targeting people in the localities or even their own owners
Bow WOW: UK’s Crufts dog show is sure to make you go, ‘Awww’
Run by the The Kennel Club, Crufts is the biggest dog show in the world. It began on 9 March amid wintry weather and a little snow. There are more than 18,000 adorable pooches from all over the world in Birmingham and they are putting their best paw forward
'Layer of Carcasses on the Ground': How 60-year-old South Korean man starved 1,000 dogs to death
The South Korean police investigating the animal abuse case said that the accused has admitted to 'taking in abandoned dogs and starving them until they died'. The canines were housed in cages, bags, and rubber boxes
For the Love of Dog: How once-popular breeds like rough collies, bloodhounds are likely to go extinct in the UK
King Charles spaniels were loved by King Charles II so much that he didn’t part with them. The movie ‘Lassie’ made rough collies very popular. But now these breeds are at risk and there is fear in the UK that they will die out
Explained: How animals are suffering and orphaned by the Russia-Ukraine war
During the early stages of the war, nearly 5,500 pets were rescued and placed in new homes outside of Ukraine, while another 1,500 were adopted within the country. However, adoptions have recently slowed
Dogs are being sent to Turkey and Syria after the earthquake. How will they help?
Many countries, including India, are dispatching specially trained search-and-rescue dogs to find people in Turkey, still stuck under the rubble caused by a series of earthquakes. These canines rely on human scents to track people
Explained: Is it time for your dog or cat to turn vegan?
In the few studies that measure health directly through examining the animals or running laboratory tests, there was little evidence of adverse health impacts from vegan pet diets
Are dogs left-handed or right-handed? Here's what science has to say
While it can be great fun trying to find out if your pet dog is a leftie or rightie, establishing an animal’s side preferences could also be important from an animal welfare perspective. This is because paw preferences can give us an insight into the emotions an animal is feeling
South Korea wins 'dog fight' against North Korea
Kim had given the two white Pungsan hunting dogs — a breed indigenous to North Korea — to then-South Korean President Moon Jae-in as a gift following their summit talks in Pyongyang in 2018
Dog tales: What drove the creation of modern canine breeds?
According to a new study, genetic variants associated with brain development help distinguish dog breeds designed for different physical tasks
Doggie Troubles: The bizarre row in South Korea over canines gifted by North Korea’s Kim Jong-un
In 2018, former South Korean president Moon Jae-in was gifted two white Pungsan dogs by his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un. Now, the interior ministry under President Yoon Suk-yeol has backed out from a deal to pay for the pets, prompting Moon to give them up
Explained: Why pets make you healthy
From providing a buffer against stress to social support and helping you get in shape or stay that way, research shows there are many benefits to having a pet. Let’s take a closer look
Dogs can smell stress from human sweat, breath, finds UK study
This is the first study of its kind and the knowledge could be useful when training service and therapy dogs, said Clara Wilson, a PhD student at Queen's University Belfast
Explained: Why the demand for corgis has soared in the UK
Markets in the UK are experiencing over ten times the volume of daily searches for corgis. The prices of dogs loved by the late Queen Elizabeth II have also doubled to new highs since the monarch's funeral last week
Dogs do forget: What is dementia in canines and how's it diagnosed?
Doggy dementia, or canine cognitive dysfunction, is similar to Alzheimer’s disease in humans, a progressive brain disease that comes with behavioural, cognitive and other changes
Dogs can get dementia but lots of walks may lower the risk
The research published shows how common it is, especially in dogs over ten years old.
Puppy Love: Do dogs really cry when they are reunited with their owners?
New research from Japan suggests that eye contact between humans and dogs elicits emotions in the latter and encourages a canine to care for its owner
Yet another pit bull attack: Do they make good household pets?
Pit bulls are generally considered too ferocious to be kept as house pets by untrained people. However, experts say they should not be labelled inherently more aggressive than other dogs and that pet parents should ensure proper training and exercise
Supreme Court issues notice on Delhi High Court order on guidelines relating to feeding of stray dogs
The petition was filed by Humane Foundation for People and Animals, a not for profit organisation whose main goal is the resolution of the human-animal conflict in society
It's a pet's life: The Book of Dog and Cat People are heartening accounts of fur babies and their pet parents
In the pages of both books, I found people who laughed at their pets’ silly antics, shed tears when they fell sick, indulged in their every whim, wrote them poetry, and treated them better than they did themselves.