‘Dogs should be properly socialised to prevent attacks’

2015-12-14 11:00

Dogs should be properly socialised to prevent tragedies such as the death of eight-year-old James Sinkins, who was attacked by two dogs last Thursday, a Pietermartizburg vet said yesterday.

Housebreaker escapes after stabbing two police dogs during chase

2015-11-26 11:45

Two four-legged canine officers have been treated at a Pietermaritzburg vet after a nasty encounter with a knife-wielding burglar.

It's a dog's life

2015-05-22 15:57

Irresponsible ownership of companion animals carries costs, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Careful, xylitol can kill your dog!

2015-01-30 10:01

Xylitol, the sweetener now found in everything from cake to toothpaste, may appeal to humans trying to lose weight, but it can be deadly to dogs.

Touching new ad will melt your heart with its beautiful message

2014-09-18 10:04

After watching this you will want to give your dog a hug.

Dog study suggests some bacteria can fight cancer

2014-08-14 11:25

Special bacteria, when injected into naturally occurring tumours of dogs, can seemingly fight cancer, causing tumours to shrink.

Facial recognition to find lost dogs

2014-08-06 22:58

Picture it: Facial recognition technology offers a new frontier in reuniting lost pets, owners

Dogs help in fight against bone cancer

2014-05-16 11:28

Dogs with osteosarcoma will be treated with drugs that are already approved by the FDA for other uses, to see how well these medications battle the bone cancer.

Brave dog keeps family safe from 'killer' leaf in hilarious YouTube video

2014-03-28 08:48

Leonardo is the bravest guard dog ever. He protects his human family from all things dangerous that may lurk around the house.

Paddle boarding with your dog in Rio

2014-01-17 11:25

In Rio de Janeiro dogs take to the waves with their owners for a stand-up paddle board race.


Stabbed K9 heroes on the mend

2015-12-05 10:45

Spike and Rex, two canine police officers who were stabbed by a burglar, are well on their way to recovery.

16 things that all dog owners can relate to

2015-08-20 12:04

Have a pup of your own? Then you will know exactly what we are talking about.

Montego helps add bite to new 'BarkingMad' site

2015-03-03 15:40

The new 'BarkingMad' website is up and running, and ready to help deserving pooches find excellent homes.

A hilarious video of dogs forgetting how to dog!

2014-12-09 11:28

Watch this video of dogs hilariously failing to catch and fetch.

Public jump to rescue shelter dogs from arson attack

2014-09-12 12:32

Last night, the public jumped into action to rescue dogs trapped in a fire at the Manchester Dogs' Shelter in the UK after suspected arson.

Alberton dogs to be euthanised after deadly distemper outbreak

2014-08-08 12:12

A number of infected dogs at the Alberton SPCA are to be euthanised after the centre was placed under quarantine after a distemper outbreak, the National Council of SPCAs said on Thursday.

Three appear for beheading and eating a dog

2014-06-26 09:32

Two Nigerian men eat a dog believing that it would protect them from malaria, poisoning and witchcraft.

Your dog truly loves your scent

2014-04-07 12:41

You smell better to your dog than other people, or even other dogs, brain scans show.

It’s official! Dogs hate magic!

2014-03-24 11:52

What happens when dogs see magic for the first time?

Dogs recognise facial features

2014-01-02 11:54

A study found that dogs can recognise the faces of people and other dogs they know.

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