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 Studies show you've been feeding your dog the wrong amount of dry food A new study reveals that while most dog owners think they're getting their dog's kibble portions right, it's not always the case. 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 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. Your cat really does need you - don't be fooled by their acts of indifference A new study indicates that when cats live in a state of dependency with a human, the majority of cats use humans as a source of comfort. 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. WATCH: Is it possible for your cat to mirror your personality traits? Studies have found that cats tend to mirror their owners personality traits. 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. How humans have been shaping the brains of their best friends for hundreds of years Scientists say that breeding dogs to bring out specific traits has over time influenced their evolution in many ways. 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. 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. 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.