School ‘well-being dogs’ could help to reduce stress and make children happier.
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.
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.
Animal cruelty investigators do challenging and unappreciated work for very low pay, and normally without union benefits or protections.
If dogs are bred with known health disorders, what role should vets play in discouraging potential owners from animals that could cost them both financially and emotionally?
Pets are vulnerable to cannabis toxicity - by ingesting cannabis products and also by inhaling second hand smoke. In some cases this can be lethal.
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.
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.