Pets

  • Pet chimpanzees suffer behavioural problems: Study 6 days ago

    Chicago: Chimpanzees that are raised as pets or performers from an early age face behavioural problems that last a lifetime, a new study has found. The research suggests experiences during the first four years of life can shape behavioural and welfare outcomes well into adulthood. Although the immediate welfare consequences of removing...
  • Watch: Dinky, the adorable Great Dane argues and throws a tantrum just like a child when his human pets the other family dog September 8, 2014

    Ever have that moment in your life when you questioned your parents' love for you or thought they loved your sibling more? Dinky the Great Dane would like to welcome you into his world. This video of this adorable Great Dane whining for his father's love is melting thousands of hearts...
  • Delhiites to pay Rs 500 fine for throwing trash in public places August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has decided to penalise citizens throwing trash in public places in a bid to curb littering in the national capital. The fines will range from Rs 100 to 500. The civic body has also planned on fining pet owners Rs 500 if their...
  • Watch: A pet dog almost faints with joy being reunited with a family member after 2 years. This video will make you wish someone loved you like that July 28, 2014

    A pet dog almost passes out from joy after being reunited with a family member after two years. Two years is about 14 in dog years. This heartwarming video posted by Rebecca Ehalt on YouTube will make you wish someone loved you like that unconditionally, selflessly and with complete...
  • Chinese pet dog is a smoking addict July 1, 2014

    Beijing: A twoyearold dog owned by a smoker in China has picked up his master's habit and become so addicted to smoking that it must have a cigarette before going to sleep. The husky in Anda, Heilongjiang province began smoking last year, when it was adopted, according to its owner,...
  • Cute and prickly: hedgehogs finding homes as pets June 3, 2014

    Gardner, Mass.: They are tiny animals with cute faces. They're covered in quills. They roll into prickly balls when they are scared. The ideal pet? Hedgehogs are steadily growing in popularity across the United States, despite laws in at least six states banning or restricting them as pets. Breeders say the trend...
  • Watch: What happens when kittens replace XMen? This spoof viral video 'XPets' features cats and dogs as superheroes May 28, 2014

    These superheroes have the exact same power as the XMen Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler and Magneto. But while the XMen are a formidable force, these superheros are...well, cuddly. Because they are all pets.This hilarious video by The Pet Collective features cute kittens and a dog with superpowers, compelling their owner to...
  • Washington: Drones could be dog walkers May 23, 2014

    Soon, a drone could take your dog for a walk! A man in New York has released a video showing how a drone can be used to take pets out for their daily exercise. Jeff Myers, who likes to experiment with product design and interaction design, created a video showing a person...
  • Pet Labrador in UK becomes the first dog to get a crew card after chalking up more than 250 hours of flight time May 6, 2014

    London: A pet Labrador in the UK has become the first dog to get a crew card after chalking up more than 250 hours of flight time. Callie has flown all over Britain with owner Graham Mountford from Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. The pooch has been accompanying Mountford since she was 12...
  • Watch: Pet snake swallows towel, undergoes surgery March 11, 2014

    A pet snake had to undergo emergency surgery after swallowing a whole towel. CNN's Jeanne Moos brings us this report on all the absurd objects pets end up eating. ...
  • Divorced woman in the UK has 'married' her pet dog who she says has all the qualities she needed in a life partner March 10, 2014

    London: Puptial knot! A 47-year-old divorced woman in the UK has 'married' her pet dog because the canine had all the qualities she needed in a life partner. Apparently dismayed by men, Amanda Rodgers, from south London, married her loyal pet terrier called Sheba. The wedding ceremony took place in...
  • 47-year-old UK woman 'marries' pet dog March 10, 2014

    Puptial knot! A 47-year-old divorced woman in the UK has 'married' her pet dog because the canine had all the qualities she needed in a life partner. Apparently dismayed by men, Amanda Rodgers, from south London, married her loyal pet terrier called Sheba. The wedding ceremony took place in front of...
  • Watch this cat go berserk when his owner puts his feet on the sofa February 12, 2014

    'How many times do I have to tell you not to put socks on the sofa?!?' ...
  • Watching this dog say 'cheese' for the camera will make your day February 12, 2014

    It almost seems like the adorable pet is blushing at the mere sight of the camera. He is just like you, selfie lovers he knows how to smile and tilt his head to that perfect angle too. ...
  • This photo of a monkey hugging an Indian stray will warm your heart January 30, 2014

    It could be a monkey hugging an Indian stray dog or just hitching a free ride. But either way, this is the cutest animal photo you will see today. ...
  • Cats don't have owners, they have staff: If you have a cat, or a dog, you will love this faceoff January 21, 2014

    Who makes a better pet? A cat or a dog? Well, there's nothing one can say to put this debate to rest. Cat lovers and dog lovers will continue to argue that their choice of pet is far better than the other. While dog owners believe dogs are loyal and lovable,...
  • US man accused of baking, skinning pet cat January 10, 2014

    Chicago: In a gruesome case in the US, a man has been accused of skinning and baking his pet cat because he wanted to try cooking it with onions. Cody Alexander Mann, 28, of Minnesota who has a history of drug abuse and mental illness, was taken into custody and...
  • Watch: Two boys killed by a python in Canada August 6, 2013

    Two young boys were killed by a python that escaped its enclosure at a pet store in Canada. The brothers, aged five and seven, were sleeping in a friend's apartment above the pet store when the snake strangled them. ...
  • Nick Cannon praises wife Mariah's pet care habit July 31, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actor Nick Cannon says his singer wife Mariah Carey takes care of their pet dogs like any other regular person. The couple has been married for five years and has eight Jack Russell dogs at home. "She doesn't have any problem with that. She loves taking care of her dogs....
  • Popstar Justin Bieber given a month to collect pet monkey April 5, 2013

    Teenage pop sensation Justin Bieber has been given a month to provide German authorities with the papers they need to release his pet monkey 'Mally'. Customs officials seized Bieber's capuchin monkey at Munich Airport last week when the 19yearold failed to present the health and species protection certificates required to bring...
  • Register FIR against Maneka Gandhi, court tells police March 9, 2013

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has directed police to register an FIR on a complaint filed by a doctor against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and animal rights activist Maneka Gandhi and others for forcibly taking away his eight pet dogs from his house. "Let the FIR be registered in the...
  • US: Pet dog accidently shoots owner from pistol February 28, 2013

    New York: Dog is man's best friend. Well, not in this case. An excited dog kicked a gun on the floor and accidentally shot his owner in the leg while the man was driving a pick-up truck in the US state of Florida. Gregory Dale Lanier of Frostproof, told Sebring...
  • Pakistan: Man buries pet dog near graveyard, arrested February 19, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistani police arrested a man in the garrison city of Rawalpindi for trying to bury his dog near a graveyard, according to a media report on Sunday. The man, who was not identified, was arrested under a provision of the Pakistan Penal Code related to trespassing burial places even...
  • BJP leaders fight like cats and dogs: Aiyar January 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The war of words between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party hit a new low on Saturday as two leaders from the parties traded barbs, referring to each other as 'dogs' and 'pets'. When asked about the Congress being worried over a possible faceoff between Rahul Gandhi and...
  • Mumbai: Woman dies while trying to save pet cat September 13, 2012

    Mumbai: In a freak accident in Mumbai, a woman died while trying to save her pet cat. Shahista Khan, 22yearold, fell off the fifth floor of her apartment while trying to rescue her cat who was stuck on a window sill. Her family members quickly rushed her to the hospital,...
  • UK: Woman starves dog, banned from keeping pets for life September 10, 2012

    London: A British dog owner who starved her German Shepherd puppy to death in a tiny squalid cage has avoided jail but been banned from keeping pets for life. Stacey Lockhurst, 27, kept Jack in a cage with no food and water for an astonishing seven...
  • Hyderabad: Do you have a licence for your dog? August 11, 2012

    Hyderabad: Have you recently brought home a pet pup or rescued a dog from a compound? In case you have or are already a proud owner of mans best friend, then you should know that you need a licence to do so. Not a very popularly known fact, under the...
  • Chennai cholera scare: Pet owners rush to vets August 3, 2012

    Chennai: Several worried pet owners took their dogs to the vet on Thursday, with worries of a canine strain of cholera making the rounds. A day after Express carried a report on dogs suffering from diarrhoea due to various reasons, some sections of the media incorrectly reported that this was...
  • Pets help children with autism develop social skills: study August 3, 2012

    London: Playing with furry pets could help autistic children over five years improve their social skills, according to a new study. Researchers found youngsters with the developmental disorder were better able to both offer comfort and share things if they had a 'furry friend', while those who never had a...
  • Chennai: Pets fall prey to diarrhoea outbreak August 1, 2012

    Chennai: With the hue and cry about patients with diarrhoea flooding city hospitals, the number of pets falling prey to the same trouble has gone under the radar. While this may be an indicator of cholera in humans, vets say that animals can suffer from the condition due to various...