Home > Lifestyle > How to have healthy pets How to have healthy pets 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: 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. How to have healthy pets 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. More in How to have healthy pets News Your cat really does need you - don't be fooled by their acts of indifference Will feeding your pets raw food make you sick? How humans have been shaping the brains of their best friends for hundreds of years WATCH: Is it possible for your cat to mirror your personality traits? Featured 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. See all Featured » News Rabies kills one person every 10 minutes A rabies control report says an estimated 55 000 people die of rabies every year, but most deaths could have been prevented. See all News » Pets and people Dogs read faces much like humans do While dogs read facial expressions like people do, they consider whether a threatening expression comes from a human or another dog before deciding how to respond. See all Pets and people » News 'Bear Grylls' the Australian koala survives high-speed collision with a car A lucky koala has been nicknamed "Bear Grylls" after sustaining just a few scratches in a high-speed collision with a car at night in southern Australia. See all News » Take action 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 News Cat bites may lead to serious infections When cats bite, their sharp teeth can inject hard-to-treat bacteria deeply into the skin and joints, increasing the risk of serious infection. See all News » Caring for your dog How to clean your dog's eyes Eyes are very delicate but surprisingly durable. There are steps you can take now to care for your pet's eyes so they aren't prone to infections and traumas later. See all Caring for your dog » Caring for your dog Is this the biggest, cutest dog yoga class ever? 270 pairs of dogs and their owners took part in a doga (dog yoga) class for just over half an hour in Hong Kong. This was in attempt to break the world record for the biggest dog yoga class. See all Caring for your dog » Pets and people Viral: Dog saves abandoned baby's life In one of the most heartwarming animal-human encounters ever witnessed, a dog picked up a newborn where it was abandoned and took it to a nearby house. (Graphic) See all Pets and people » 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.