A longer life for humans and pets means more challenges for doctors and vets.
Scientists are beginning to link animal facial expressions to emotions, making it possible for us to understand how they feel.
Humans tend to associate cats purring with happiness, but in turns out they also purr when in pain, hungry and alone.
Exotic pets may rank highly on the novelty and excitement scale, but little is known about their ownership in Australia.
Scientists have shown the origins of today's popular 'tabby' cat.
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.
Our feline friends have a reputation for being distant – but are cats really that cool?
Cats evolved in hot desert regions where there were lots of small animals to eat. So they evolved feet that are perfect for pouncing on prey, climbing, scratching and jumping from great heights.
Twitter recently blew up with posts wondering about the feline fascination with taped squares on the ground. An animal behavior expert explains it's not magic that draws Fluffy to the #CatSquare.
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.
Owning a cat during pregnancy has been linked with later mental health problems in the child. But moggies may have been unfairly maligned.
Today, the causes of many phobias are as inscrutable as ever – but they were only 'invented' in the 19th century.
Bird baths are more than just ornamental splash pools. They're also a site where animals socialise and intense rivalries play out. And bird bath design, location and cleanliness can have a big impact.
Believe it or not, cats are really useful. Even this one.
Scottish Folds are adorable cats with folded ears and owl-like faces. But their cuteness also condemns them to a life of suffering.
Cats, rats, foxes and other mammal predators have been implicated in 60% of the world's animals extinctions.
Tick paralysis affect 10,000 dogs each year in eastern Australia, and the treatment can be very expensive. Fortunately, a new drug available is available.
Eating cows and sheep is unsustainable. Here are some better alternatives.
With a majority of households having pets and growing numbers living in apartments, a review of regulations on keeping animals in such communities is timely.
While cats – with their steely demeanor – have a reputation of being hard to read, humans seem intent on figuring out what they're thinking and feeling.