When it comes to their own "voices", studies show that cats and dogs use different vocal signals to communicate different messages.
Travel can come with danger, so dogs have mostly evolved to avoid being over-adventurous. That said, dogs may see some kinds of travel as a chance to find things they want -- like food or a mate.
Don't let your dog's poo go to landfill and contribute to our waste problem - compost it instead.
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.
Evolution can explain why animals are scared – but what can we do to help?
Banning a handful of breeds has not helped to improve public safety.
Breeding dogs for certain colours can affect their health, behaviour and life-span.
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?
Dog skin is exactly the same as yours and mine! It changes colour depending on how much light it's exposed to.
All three of the methods found to be most effective at protecting livestock do not involve killing carnivores.
As omnivores, dogs should be able to adapt well and manage on well prepared commercially available vegetarian diets as long as the essential nutrients they would normally get from meat are present.
The WA government has announced plans to reclassify dingoes as no different to wild dogs - paving the way for them to be culled at will. But dingoes are unique and deserve to be recognised as such.
Dogs have the same hormones and experience the same chemical changes that humans do.
All dogs need regular exercise outside of the home (and it's good for people too).
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.