Home > Lifestyle > Pet Health > Pets and people Pets and people 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 My unusual pet Is your best mate a pot-bellied pig or a Burmese python perhaps? Or a bunny maybe? Or a goat? Subscribe to the Newsletter » Like Health24 on Facebook » Ask CyberVet » Cats sleeping in weird positions Pedigree dogs exposed 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. Which dogs are likely to bite? In many families dogs play an important role as guards and companions. But sometimes things can go horribly wrong. Which dogs are most likely to bite? Meet Rex When fascination and curiosity meet there’s nothing stopping a keen canine from getting what they want. Life’s better shared, especially with a loving pet Hill’s Pet Nutrition and the Cape of Good Hope (CoGH) SPCA along with celebrities have declared October ‘Pet Adoption Month’ to encourage more people to give a pet ‘forever home’. How my pet relaxes There’s nothing like a dog’s wagging tail or a cat rubbing itself on your ankles to make the stresses of the day fall away. “ Latest comment on Health24 Jon Low says... Maybe they believe in transparency? Triumph for traditional healers ” The cutest pet video ever Our pets can come up with the strangest and most awkward things to do, and we can’t resist catching the action on camera. Obesity alarm bells ringing for people and pets According to the World Health Organisation global obesity rates have doubled since 1980, and the epidemic of diabetes. 13 rabies facts Rabies is a truly frightening, possibly fatal, disease. Most people who are infected by rabies, are bitten by infected domestic cats or dogs. Immediate treatment is essential. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life. Live healthier Child nutrition » Your child's nutrition Nutrition for schoolkids Diets for toddlers The parent's guide to food labels Making sense of food labels and matching them to the needs of family members can be a challenge. Here are some tips from dietician Megan Pentz-Kluyts. Financial wellness » Money disappointments Investment tips Financially freaked out? High debt may have negative health consequences A new study found that high financial debt is associated with higher blood pressure and poorer general and mental health in young adults.