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 Toxic pond algae killing dogs – how to protect your pooch Blue-green algae are bacteria that during certain times of year, and certain weather conditions, will produce a toxin that's very harmful to dogs. 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 WATCH: Her dog helped her walk again after she became paralysed – 9 years later she returned the favour Her dog Tilly helped her through tough rehab after she was temporarily paralysed - nine years later, with the beloved animal struggling to walk because of ligament disease and a left shoulder that was detached from the socket, she got a chance to return the favour. WATCH: A breathing problem meant this French bulldog pup couldn’t play with other dogs – but a life-saving op fixed that Ten-month-old French bulldog puppy Dory couldn't run and play with other dogs, due to a breathing problem - but a life-saving operation costing more than R30 000 has fixed that. Weather emergency warnings? Don't forget the emergency planning for your pets too If there is a warning about a weather emergency, make sure you know how best to take care of your pets. WATCH: How dogs smell Do you know just how intricate a dog's sense of smell is? 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. 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. Why you need to keep this sugar substitute away from Fido When dogs consume the sweetener xylitol, it can trigger a surge of insulin, leading to a rapid, severe drop in blood sugar levels that can be life-threatening. 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. 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. 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.