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Earless, abused pitbull terrier tossed over SPCA wall

The SPCA in Bloemfontein reported that an abused and emaciated pitbull terrier suffering from distemper and severe injuries was thrown over the wall into their property, most likely as it was no longer considered 'fit' to fight.

How your dog can tell what you're feeling

Researchers have found a specific area in a dog's brain that recognises human faces - a finding that may help to explain why dogs are so sensitive to human social cues.

How the heat can kill your dog

Sizzling summer? We may be well-versed in preventing sunburn and dehydration, but how much do we know about keeping Fido and Vlossie safe in rising temperatures?

Try buchu to relieve your dog's pain

Dogs that suffer from pain and inflammation caused by illnesses such as rheumatism or a bladder infection could respond well to the natural pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties found in buchu.

Dagga for pets in pain?

A US veterinarian says pets could benefit enormously, and see their life extended, with a dose of medical marijuana. But are lawmakers ready for this big step and how safe is it?

Viral: Dog saves abandoned baby's life

In one of the most heartwarming animal-human encounters ever witnessed, a dog picked up a newborn where it was abandoned and took it to a nearby house. (Graphic)

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