Mutts entered into the US 2015 World's Ugliest Dog

You’ve heard the expression “That dog is so ugly it’s cute!” According to the organisers of the World’s Ugliest Dog® Contest, at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma in California, USA, that is the philosophy of their contest. For more, visit

Why do wet dogs stink?

Ever wondered why your dog smells worse after a bath? We've found the answer : micro-organisms that live in your dog's fur are the culprits! Watch this video to find out more.

Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever

Grumpy Cat is a lonely cat living in a mall pet shop. Because she never gets chosen by customers, she develops a sour outlook on life...until one day during the holidays, a very special 12-year-old girl named Chyrstal enters the pet store and falls in love with her after realizing she is the only person who can hear this unique cat talk. Airs on DStv Channel 131 24 December.

Foods you should never feed your dog

Some of the foods humans enjoy could be harmful to dogs. Find out what you cannot feed your pooch via this handy infographic, courtesy of American website HellaWella. The poison line is a US one, not available in South Africa.

Cat selfies and other pet trends on the Internet

This infographic from Klooff, a pet photo-sharing app, reveals the 2014 trends in pet-related Internet activity around the world. See the most popular dog breeds in 22 countries and note that hedgehogs are the most popular exotic pet this year!

Dogs help babies crawl

Is your baby learning to crawl? Maybe your dogs can help. Watch this cute video for some inspiration.

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!

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.

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