Children get more satisfaction from relationships with their pets than with their brothers or sisters, according to a newly published University of Cambridge study. Children also appear to get on better with their animal companions than with siblings. The research adds to increasing evidence that household pets may have a ...
New, free, social networking app, Bauwow, brings dogs, owners and pet businesses together. The all-in-one interactive community lets dog owners sign up and create a profile on behalf of their pet. Bauwow’s range of functions includes ‘barking’ at other dogs to make new friends and finding dog-friendly restaurants and shops to ...
A cutting edge technique has been used to save the lives of dogs with dodgy tickers. Veterinary cardiologists at Davies Veterinary Specialists (DVS) have teamed up with human doctors from St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. Their pioneering procedure is used regularly in human medicine but is rarely available for pets. Dogs with fast, ...
Pet brand PetTime aims to tackle the increase in pet obesity by helping owners to maintain pets’ diets via tech devices and a new range food and treats. PetTime’s Hub is a smart treat dispenser with an automated feeder. It uses Internet of Things (IoT) technology and is controlled via a dedicated app. Using PetTime’s range of treats ...
Nine-year-old schoolgirl, Lucy Marland, is to front a global educational campaign, to save one of the world’s rarest frogs. Lucy joined forces with The University of Manchester after coming face to face with a Lemur Leaf Frog, kept at Manchester Museum; one of only a few hundred left anywhere in the ...
Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks will showcase a novel automated fish health monitor for the first time. The monitor is the culmination of three years work in the laboratory of Dr Lynne Sneddon at the University of Liverpool. The Fish Health Monitor is a breakthrough in the field of fish ...
Australian central bearded dragons are able to change sex when exposed to high temperatures, claim researchers. Lead author Dr Clare Holleley and co-author Professor Arthur Georges studied the reptiles at the University of Canberra before publishing a paper in the international journal Nature. They said: “We are so excited about ...
New research has found that smaller, fatter dogs with longer backs are at greater risk of slipped discs, which can cause debilitating pain and paralysis.
The Animal Health Trust (AHT) is launching a new discount scheme for breed clubs, which it hopes will encourage dog owners to make the most of its parentage and DNA profiling tests.
Research from the Royal Veterinary College has highlighted urgent issues that need to be rectified for the improvement of pet dog welfare in Britain.