Happy is not only 11-year-old Lea's best friend. Lea has diabetes, and her pet poodle has been trained to smell when her blood sugar levels drop to dangerous levels.
With soaring temperatures across Europe, police have to protect their canine units from burning asphalt. Veterinarians have warned that pet owners need to be extra vigilant in sweltering conditions.
It's no hunting or watch dog; but the wrinkle-faced pug is a charming and adorable companion — and currently a very popular breed. So much so that a Düsseldorf museum has dedicated an exhibit to the irresistible pooch.
The US intelligence agency has dropped a puppy from its K9 training program for failing to enjoy detecting explosives. But the story has a happy ending.
As meat-addicted dogs and cats threaten to eat us to extinction, some pet food startups are pioneering sustainable puppy snacks based on high-protein, low-emission insects.
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