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.
A new study examines how to best enforce and prevent animal abuse, including through a dedicated anti-cruelty policing unit.
Backyard burial for your beloved animals raises some surprising problems.
Animal cruelty investigators do challenging and unappreciated work for very low pay, and normally without union benefits or protections.
Cats and dogs in the UK eat billions of tonnes of meat every year, but insect pet food could change this.
When it comes to their own "voices", studies show that cats and dogs use different vocal signals to communicate different messages.
Catnip can induce changes in cat behavior. An expert argues that giving it to cats raises questions about human power and animal autonomy.
Around 175,000 dogs and cats in Australian animal shelters are put down each year. But you can gift a pet a new home this Christmas, with the support of animal welfare groups.
Domestic cats spend a quarter of their waking hours grooming. But that tongue action on the fur does more than keep fur clean – it also helps keep a cat cool.
Evolution can explain why animals are scared – but what can we do to help?
Another review into the safety of pet food leads to another review into pet food. It's been a decade since this issue was brought to the government's attention, so what needs to happen now?
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.
Managing rabbit populations isn't as simple as declaring 'open season'.
Farm animals are the subject of WHO initiatives around antibiotics, but domestic pets could actually be a bigger risk.
The average Australian feral cat kills 225 reptiles a year, which adds up to 596 million in total, according to a new estimate. Pet cats, meanwhile, kill a further 53 million.
Puppies and kittens are born without teeth, but by around two months of age they have a full set of baby teeth.
How to prepare pets for the arrival of a new human in the home.
Effective conservation of migratory songbirds requires an understanding of how populations are connected between seasons. The challenge is being able to track individuals throughout the entire year.
Most Americans identify as animal lovers and support either full or partial legal rights for animals.
Pets give us a lot of joy ... and sometimes a few diseases.