Home > Lifestyle > Pet Health Pet Health All sections in Pet Health » About Pet Health » Behavioural problems » Caring for your cat » Caring for your dog » Pet health tips » Pet safety » Pets and people » Your pet's health » Pet Health News Things you owe your pet Just like with being a parent, there is skill involved in being a successful pet owner. There's more to it than just going to the pet shop and getting a puppy or a kitten. Pet Health News Spanish authorities want to put Ebola victim's dog down Spanish authorities have sparked international outrage after they received a court order to euthanise the pet dog belonging to the Spanish nursing assistant who recently became infected with the virus. More in Pet Health News 43½ socks removed from Great Dane's stomach Public jump to rescue shelter dogs from arson attack Cat bites may lead to serious infections Peruvian nurse cares for 175 sick cats Pet safety 1000s deadly snakes kept as pets Keeping snakes as pets is rapidly growing in popularity in South Africa, but the practice is poorly regulated. Dangerous exotic species are of particular concern. See all Pet safety » Multimedia Is my cat crazy? Cats sometimes do the weirdest things: from sleeping all day and roaming all night, to incessant meowing, kneading and rubbing - the list goes on and on. We dispel a few myths and clarify some misconceptions about that mysterious creature: the cat. See all Multimedia » Caring for your cat House-training kittens Generally kittens are far easier to house-train than puppies. Most kittens are already house-trained by their mothers at the age of six weeks. See all Caring for your cat » Behavioural problems Put your pet on a diet A survey recording the weight of South African animals has found that over 30% of SA pets are overweight. See all Behavioural problems » Take action Subscribe to the Newsletter » Like Health24 on Facebook » Ask CyberVet » Strange animal mating habits Foods you should never feed your dog Pet safety Public jump to rescue shelter dogs from arson attack 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. See all Pet safety » Pets and people 8 weird things dogs do Your dog isn't human – it's a dog. It may live in your home, but it's not a family member. Dogs react mostly on instinct, which is why they do these eight weird things. See all Pets and people » News Pet safety in cars Some pets love cars – others would much rather stay put for the rest of their lives, especially if the end destination is the vet. Here are some tips for car travel with your pet. See all News » News Rabies kills one person every 10 minutes A rabies control report says an estimated 55 000 people die of rabies every year, but most deaths could have been prevented. See all News » advertisement From our sponsors Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Vote for 2014 Hill's Pet Slimmer of the Year Live healthier Strenghten your immunity » Keep your immunity strong Immune system boosters Boost your family's immunity 5 immune boosters in your kitchen You don’t need a handful of vitamins and supplements to keep your body healthy, check out these five immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen. Depression » Depression Depression and ageing Teen depression Depression: do you know the signs? One of the key roles you can play in the health of someone who is depressed or suffers from anxiety is to make sure they get the help they need. Here's what you need to know.