Many dog owners have tales of their faithful companion licking away their tears. Researchers investigated whether, beyond being comforting, canines would actually take action to help an upset owner.
Based on his age in 'dog years,' could your animal pal legally buy alcohol? Or would he be cashing in on his senior discount? Veterinarians are more interested in life stage than a particular number.
Farm animals are the subject of WHO initiatives around antibiotics, but domestic pets could actually be a bigger risk.
Veterinary hospitals report mortality rates of up to 63% in dogs with heatstroke.
Why you should never leave your dog in the car on a hot day.
America's early dogs are all gone – save for their rather nasty cancer.
Everybody does it, but why? Scientists aren't really sure if exhaustion, stress or some other social factor is at the root of yawning – and how it can be so contagious.
Puppies and kittens are born without teeth, but by around two months of age they have a full set of baby teeth.
Researcher suggests obese dogs are more sensitive to rewards but there could be another explanation.
How to prepare pets for the arrival of a new human in the home.
Giving male dogs the snip is a common practice in Australia and elsewhere to help reduce the number of unwanted dogs. But it can also lead to some unwanted behavioural problems.
Having movable eyebrows – and evolving beyond the Neanderthal ridge – may have played a crucial role in early human survival.
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.
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.
Wild leopards that live in an Indian city park like to dine on stray dogs, which new research says may help reduce the number of potentially deadly dog bites on people.
New research explains that dogs may have evolved to eat faeces as a way to prevent the spread of disease.
More cats and dogs are being stolen than ever before – here's what you need to know.
The good news is there's a vaccine to prevent feline parvovirus.