Governments must think about older people's relationships with pets when they're planning both aging-in-place strategies and disaster management.
Have a cat who just loves to scratch? Declawing is a major surgery that comes with serious long-term side effects – and it might not solve the problem anyway.
Cats and humans have different ways of communicating and sometimes that can lead to problems.
Leptospirosis is spread by rats and other rodents, potentially killing dogs and humans. But we can protect ourselves and our pets.
Humans and dogs have lived together for thousands of years, but we may be forgetting how to co-exist peacefully.
Parents want their children to be kind to animals, but a hug looks very different to a frightened dog.
We know that failing to provide basic care like food and shelter is cruel, but we often overlook how disregarding the mental lives of our pets can also negatively impact their welfare.
If you're having a bad month, your dog probably is too.
A global research effort is targeting inherited disorders in dogs.
Different councils and different rescue organisations can have different rules about how long they can keep animals.
Examining 302 police reports in Detroit, a new study shows that animal cruelty is tightly connected to human relationships.
Vets can often grapple with 'convenience euthanasia', where a client brings in a pet because it may, for instance, interfere with their lifestyle.
Pets, like guinea pigs, lead very different lives to humans – and that's why they need very different eyes, too.
The institution of pet-keeping is fundamentally unjust as it involves the manipulation of animals’ bodies, behaviours and emotional lives.
Pet owners spend a lot more on dogs than cats, and new research suggests it has a lot to do with how differently canines and felines behave.
Tiny electronic items can identify pets, clothes and even people. Evangelical Christians aren't the only people worried about what this technology might mean.
By finding out more about the cat flea, researchers could maybe identify better pest control measures.
Pets can be influenced by the personality traits of their owners, something veterinarians could use to help them diagnoise any pet problems.
Backyard burial for your beloved animals raises some surprising problems.
Raw meat dog food products are growing in popularity. But a new study warns of the risks of bacterial contamination not only to your pet but also to yourself or others in your house.