When humans are happy, they may smile, or laugh, or dance - but what do animals do? Melissa, age 12, wants to know how she can tell if her cat is happy and likes you.
In the wake of natural disasters, pets are be stranded, lost or abandoned. There are simple guidelines that can help keep your whole family safe.
During Hurricane Katrina in 2005, some people died rather than evacuating without their pets. Now emergency managers are required to include animals in their response plans.
A longer life for humans and pets means more challenges for doctors and vets.
Sometimes a dog can have very good reasons for hating its humans.
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.
A study of Australian and US cities has demonstrated that pet ownership strengthens people's connections with their neighbours.
Concern for their pets' safety can lead women to delay leaving their abusers. Better on-site pet services in women's shelters would enable them to seek help without fear for their animals’ well-being.
What's on your cash? Studies show our money carries everything from pet DNA and old food to E.coli and traces of cocaine.
You're lucky – dogs can only sweat through their paws.
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.
A former animal trainer explains how we might usefully think about the limitations of artificial intelligence systems.
Spending time with pets can lead to significantly improved social skills and motivation for learning.
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.
Dogs – and their owners – love 'walkies'. But who's walking who?
It doesn't happen often that a multinational will blink when taken on by an individual. But a passionate campaigner's successful crusade has shown how it can be done.
As the weather heats up, Australian households won’t just be cranking up the air conditioning for themselves. Some households will also be turning it on for their dogs or cats.
Dog thefts have risen by a third – don't be a victim.