Home > Lifestyle > How to have healthy pets > News News 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 Bad news: Your chocolate Labrador won't live as long as other Labs Bad news for chocolate Labrador lovers everywhere - new research shows that the dogs have shorter life spans than their black and yellow cousins, and also have higher rates of skin disease and ear infections. Subscribe to receive health tips daily » Like Health24 on Facebook » Ask CyberVet » Leopard filmed licking a baby impala Mutts entered into the US 2015 World's Ugliest Dog Does your dog really understand you? Investigators say they've dug up some new details about how pooches process words. Are household chemicals harming your cat? Maybe your cat is scratching up that couch for a good reason: New research suggests that chemicals found in upholstery and carpeting may harm feline thyroids. Is your dog fat? Fitness trackers help put fat pets on a diet Fitness trackers for pets are becoming more complex – and enjoying increased sales as part of a boom in goods for pets. The purrfect diet for your fat cat Researchers investigated how much it takes to make cats lose weight, especially lazy neutered males. Be careful of puppy poop – it can make you sick Be mindful of campylobacter infection when coming into contact with the stools of a small puppy. Dogs use same parts of brain as humans to process language A recent study shows that dogs process words with the left hemisphere and use the right hemisphere to process intonation, just like humans. Dogs born in summer at greater risk for heart disease Air pollution may be the cause of heart disease in dogs born in summer. Why you should kick your dog out of your bed A new study reveals that sharing your sleeping space with your pooch is likely to disrupt your sleep. Don’t let your pets be an afterthought this Guy Fawkes The behaviour of fireworks lovers may be beyond your control this Guy Fawkes, but you can certainly ensure that you soften the blow for your pets. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Quit smoking » How to beat triggers that make you crave a cigarette You need to learn how to beat the behavioural, environmental and emotional triggers if you want to succeed in quitting smoking. Hygiene » Your showerhead may be bathing you in germs You probably think showering will wash away dirt and germs, but your showerhead might dump nasty bacteria on you instead that may cause lung infections.