Home > Lifestyle > How to have healthy pets > Pets and people Pets and people 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 How your furry best friend might extend your life New research has found that dog owners have a lower risk of early death than people without dogs, particularly when it comes to dying from a heart attack or stroke. 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 Will feeding your pets raw food make you sick? Feeding pets raw food such as uncooked meat, internal organs, bones and cartilage might put people at risk. Did 'puppy dog eyes' evolve to please humans? Dogs raise their eyebrows more intensely when humans are around, suggesting that they evolved to appeal to people, according to researchers. Meow hear this: Study says cats react to sound of their name Japanese scientists claim they have experimental evidence that cats can distinguish between words people say. 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. From Beethoven to Bieber – music leaves chimps cold Zoos that play music to captive chimps do so in vain as tunes fall on 'deaf' ears, according to a new study. 5 easy ways to keep your dog healthy this spring Spring is a great season for dogs as they get to spend a lot more time outside after a long winter cooped up indoors. 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. Vampire greens? Dead bat found in prepackaged salad Health authorities studied the remains of a dead bat discovered inside a prepackaged salad mix for possible traces of the deadly rabies virus. Neglected rural pets pose scabies risk for humans People in certain disadvantaged rural communities in KwaZulu Natal are at risk of contracting scabies from exposure to pets with sarcoptic mange. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.