Making your world a better place

Learn more

Pets and Owners Heartbeats In Sync?


New research reveals hearts align between dogs and owners...

The connection between dog and owner has just gotten stronger, with recent studies revealing that our hearts beat in sync when together.

Dr Duncan and Mia Cobb, a PHD student and canine scientist, discovered that when the pet and its owner were in contact, the heart rates of both lowered significantly.

Ms Cobb stated that she “wasn’t expecting how much they were synched up and it surprised and impressed [her].”

Around 20 points were dropped in the heart rate of the human, whilst the dogs decreased by around a whopping 40 points when the two were united.

A campaign has been created where dog owners are encouraged to share their dog photos on Facebook with the official hash tag. #HeartsAligned

For every post until the end of May, Pedigree will donate $1 to national rescue organisation Pet Rescue.

For the latest dog news, click here...

Hip Surgery for rescued puppy

2 weeks ago whilst we were in Fiji we rescued an abandoned puppy that we estimate is about 3 months old. She was starving, filthy, covered in ticks and could barely stand or walk. We fed her, washed her, removed all ticks and just gave her love. We called her Pretzel as she was so skinny when we found her that all her bones were sticking out and her hip bones looked like a big twisted pretzel and her long skinny legs looked like Pretzel sticks. Our intention was to find her a home in Fiji but after a week or so she had gained weight, but we noticed that her left hip bone was still protruding and that when she walked we noticed that her left back foot turned out slightly. Also, when she ran she would use both back legs together and hop like a bunny. We took her to an animal shelter in Fiji called Animals Fiji and they examined her and advised that they thought it might be dislocated. They X-rayed her and then sedated her to try and manipulate the bone back into the socket. This was unsuccessful. The vet advised that it appeared that the end of the bone where the ball should be round was malformed either from a trauma/injury when young or by birth. He advised that he does not have the equipment in Fiji to treat her properly and that she would need surgery to correct the bone and to tighten the ligaments to her support her leg. We are exporting her to Australia on the 7th of March and are trying to raise some funds to assist us. We are hoping that you can assistance to find a Vet in Melbourne that could assist with the operation at a reasonable price.