Elephants have the highest count of olfactory receptor genes of any species tested to date. This suggests that they may be the best smellers in the animal kingdom.
It can be easy to tell how dogs are feeling but new evidence suggests they're also trying to communicate.
There can be a difference in the way some dogs react to men and women, and it can also matter if the dog is a he or a she.
The strategy to eliminate human rabies is straight forward: vaccinate dogs, provide prompt post-exposure vaccines, public education and awareness on prevention.
Dogs, rats, cats, cows, chickens and mice have also changed the world.
The animal kingdom is full of lefties and righties, although rarely is the ratio skewed as much as it is in humans. If you're wondering about your own pet, you can find out with a simple experiment.
A longer life for humans and pets means more challenges for doctors and vets.
Dogs from intensive 'puppy farms' suffer in their early monthslife, with repercussions for them – and their owners – for the rest of their lives.
Sometimes a dog can have very good reasons for hating its humans.
Swine brucellosis is spreading from Queensland into New South Wales. It's carried by feral pigs and poses a real risk the people and dogs that hunt them.
Scientists are beginning to link animal facial expressions to emotions, making it possible for us to understand how they feel.
Exotic pets may rank highly on the novelty and excitement scale, but little is known about their ownership in Australia.
You're lucky – dogs can only sweat through their paws.
A growing number of animal advocates want Americans to do more to aid animals raised in farms for food, rather than supporting groups that help cats, dogs and other human companions.
In many cultures and religions dogs are more than protection and security. But do they have an after-life?
A new form of the highly contagious canine parovirus has been found in Australia. The strain has been found in vaccinated dogs.
Cats have a bad reputation as wildlife killers (deservedly so). But dogs aren't off the hook: new research shows domestic dogs have contributed to the extinction of at least 11 species.
Poor literacy impacts a child's life chances – but there may be a rather colourful solution.
Pet food is a multi-billion-dollar industry that consumes huge amounts of animal protein. A veterinary nutrition specialist explains how to feed dogs and cats healthily and sustainably.
Many are embarrassed to publicly show too much grief over the death of a dog. But research has shown just how devastating the loss can be.