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posted by markus on 23 Oct 2018

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A pet owner is appealing for the man who saved his dog from drowning in the River Severn to come forward so he can thank him personally.

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/shrewsbury/2018/10/17/search-for-stranger-who-saved-dog-from-river-severn/ Folllow @onlydognews on twitter to get updates.

posted by markus on 22 Oct 2018

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This time of year horse chestnuts have fallen to the ground, but they can be toxic and cause other complications, such as stomach blockages, if consumed because of a poisonous chemical they contain called aesculin.

https://www.itv.com/news/channel/2018-10-12/vet-warns-of-conker-dangers-to-dogs/ Folllow @onlydognews on twitter to get updates.

posted by markus on 20 Oct 2018

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According to a study published earlier this year in Society & Animals, humans may project more pity when a dog is perceived to be in trouble than when a person is ailing under similar circumstances.

https://mentalfloss.com/article/558227/people-really-do-feel-dogs-more-humans Folllow @onlydognews on twitter to get updates.

posted by markus on 19 Oct 2018

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Spending hours glued to your smartphone doesn’t only affect your physical and mental health but could be making your dog sad, one expert has warned.

https://www.countryliving.com/uk/wildlife/pets/a23313508/smartphone-obsession-dog-sad-depression/ Folllow @onlydognews on twitter to get updates.

posted by markus on 18 Oct 2018

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Dogs have a unique set of cognitive abilities, but they’re not inherently smarter than other animals, says the new paper, which was published in the journal Learning & Behavior. “Dogs are special, but they’re not exceptional,” says co-author Britta Osthaus, a senior lecturer in psychology at Christ Church University in the UK. “They’re smart, but they’re not stand-out smart.”

http://time.com/5412458/are-dogs-smart/ Folllow @onlydognews on twitter to get updates.

posted by markus on 17 Oct 2018

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Whether a dog misbehaves when alone is linked to its owners’ stress levels.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/fellow-creatures/201809/well-behaved-dogs-may-have-happier-owners Folllow @onlydognews on twitter to get updates.

posted by markus on 16 Oct 2018

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Wag and Rover are cashing in on our obsession with pets — and they’re not without controversy.

https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2018/9/12/17831948/rover-wag-dog-walking-app Folllow @onlydognews on twitter to get updates.

posted by soseji on 15 Oct 2018

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All eyes were on nine young golden retrievers at Chile’s annual military parade in Santiago. (Video)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-latin-america-45597864/puppies-steal-spotlight-at-chile-military-parade Folllow @onlydognews on twitter to get updates.

posted by markus on 14 Oct 2018

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With a theme tune and opening credits you’d think the latest doggo videos lighting up YouTube were from Hollywood. But the dogs amassing the fans – and the hits – are working dogs being put through their paces by Winnipeg Police Service in Canada as they become K9 officers.

https://www.irishnews.com/magazine/daily/2018/09/07/news/watch-as-tiny-puppies-are-transformed-into-tough-police-dogs-in-web-series-1427907/ Folllow @onlydognews on twitter to get updates.

posted by markus on 13 Oct 2018

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When a small pet leaves the UK it can fly with its owner in the passenger cabin. When it comes back, however, the Brits force it to ride as cargo. That’s a deal breaker for many pet owners. Instead, a detour through France is a round-about way to bring small pets (specifically cats, dogs and ferrets) into the UK.

https://qz.com/quartzy/1375661/the-clever-way-pet-owners-get-tiny-dogs-into-the-uk/ Folllow @onlydognews on twitter to get updates.