Here are ten common misconceptions about what dogs need and how they communicate with us. Plus, a gallery of reader and staff dog pictures!
How to prepare pets for the arrival of a new human in the home.
Humans and horses have developed a unique interspecies language based on physical contact.
Dogs don't follow the rules on larger animals living longer. A 70kg Great Dane is lucky to reach seven years, but a 4kg Chihuahua can live for 10 years or more.
From Brooklyn to Los Angeles, thousands of Americans are raising chickens in their backyards. But without stricter regulation, urban poultry farming is risky for both humans and birds.
Most Americans identify as animal lovers and support either full or partial legal rights for animals.
It's a breed of dog which deserves a better place in society.
Pets give us a lot of joy ... and sometimes a few diseases.
More cats and dogs are being stolen than ever before – here's what you need to know.
As the online trade of pets becoming normalised, regulation is now needed to protect animals.
The good news is there's a vaccine to prevent feline parvovirus.
Pets have become a major part of our lives, with many millennials opting for a dog or cat instead of children. What should employers do to accommodate pet owners?
A new study raises concerns about raw meat based dog food, but not for the reasons you think.
Pet owners will often swear their beloved pooch or moggie does wonders for their wellbeing, and now we have empirical proof.
Everywhere humans go, we take our pets. Fleas are along for the ride, spreading everything from typhus to bubonic plague.
It might be cold and dark, but that's good news for your pooch and for you if you want to improve your fitness and exercise more.
It's the season to be jolly – but don't share that jollity with your pets. Alcohol, whether in a wine glass, egg-nog or a boozy pudding, is seriously bad for our animal friends.
More than half of dogs and cats around the globe are overweight. Are well-intentioned owners to blame?
Christmas can be a particularly hard time of year, and dogs are a vital support for many of the most vulnerable in our society.
Chocolate poisoning in dogs remains a problem, particularly at Christmas.