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 Barking mad It's midnight and the neighbour's dog has started its nightly chorus. You'll be forgiven for thinking of taking drastic measures. So why do dogs bark? And can they be stopped? Pet Health News Germany reports highly pathogenic bird flu strain Turkeys infected with a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu were found in Germany, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health. More in Pet Health News Spanish authorities want to put Ebola victim's dog down 43½ socks removed from Great Dane's stomach Public jump to rescue shelter dogs from arson attack Cat bites may lead to serious infections Multimedia Strange animal mating habits Think your love life is weird? These animals offer a wonderful array of mating habits and rituals. Hey, whatever turns them on! See all Multimedia » 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 » 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 » 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 » Take action Subscribe to the Newsletter » Like Health24 on Facebook » Ask CyberVet » Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever Dogs help babies crawl About pet health Main diseases in dogs Dogs are often classified as man's best friend. Which is why they deserve to be looked after properly – especially when they are ill. See all About pet health » 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 » 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 » advertisement From our sponsors Uncontrolled periodontal disease and diabetes – a collective health risk? Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Live healthier Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health. Vitamin wise » Vitamins for HIV What to eat for vitamin B? Cut down on vitamins All you need to know about vitamins Find out which vitamin to use for which condition. Ask our Vitamin expert.