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 The purrfect diet for your fat cat Researchers investigated how much it takes to make cats lose weight, especially lazy neutered males. 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 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. 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. 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. Rabies alert in Gauteng Members of the public in Gauteng should think twice before approaching any animal not known to them, as it may carry rabies. Earless, abused pitbull terrier tossed over SPCA wall The SPCA in Bloemfontein reported that an abused and emaciated pitbull terrier suffering from distemper and severe injuries was thrown over the wall into their property, most likely as it was no longer considered 'fit' to fight. 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. Township dog left for dead on nylon rope The SPCA rescued a dog in an informal settlement in Bloemfontein where it was being slowly strangled by a nylon rope. How your dog can tell what you're feeling Researchers have found a specific area in a dog's brain that recognises human faces - a finding that may help to explain why dogs are so sensitive to human social cues. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Fact or myth? » Clearing up the confusion around coconut oil Coconut – the 'fruit of life' Can coconut oil really help you lose weight? Experts dish on the high-cal weight-loss tactic. Sobering perks! » 5 tips to avoiding a hangover Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Many people commit to "Dry January" – but does it do your body any good?