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 WATCH: How dogs smell Do you know just how intricate a dog's sense of smell is? 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 Did you know dagga is toxic to dogs? Here's what to do if your dog ingests it While the private use of marijuana is now legal in South Africa, vets are warning that the drug poses a serious risk to dogs if they ingest it. Surprising ways owning a dog is good for your health According to a study, owners who walk their dogs on a regular basis are over 50% more likely to meet minimum exercise guidelines. WATCH: Overweight pets embark on weight-loss challenge Cases involving weight-related diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, cancers and kidney diseases, in cats and dogs, are on the rise, as more pets fall into the obese category. Raw dog food is risky business for pet and family alike There is compelling evidence to support vets' concerns about the health risks associated with feeding pets a raw meat-based diet. Salaam, Polly When you have 14 people sitting down to Christmas lunch under the trees, the last thing you expect is a lost parrot joining in the festivities, says Susan Erasmus. Too many pets are packing on too many pounds Pets actually suffer when they're overweight. A fat pet is not a happy pet, according to research. New leash on life? Staying slim keeps pooches happy, healthy The life span of overweight dogs can be up to 2.5 years shorter than that of normal-weight canines. Catnip: the 'why' behind cats' favourite high There has been significant progress in understanding how catnip makes nepetalactones, the chemicals that send cats crazy. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Heart health » 5 women share exactly what it feels like to have a heart attack 'I felt like I had a pill stuck in my throat.' Diet & Nutrition » 8 benefits of gherkin juice that will make you want to drink some ASAP Goodbye, salt craving.