A woman developed sepsis after she was licked by her pet greyhound.
We assume that dogs are smarter than other domesticated animals, but science says otherwise.
The huge numbers of unwanted dogs killed by the greyhound racing industry has led the New South Wales government to outlaw the sport.
New research is narrowing the gap, creating technology with the detecting capabilities of canines but without the downsides of relying on a biological system.
It's possible -- but rare -- for a lick from the family pup to transmit bacteria that can cause dangerous blood poisoning.
With a majority of households having pets and growing numbers living in apartments, a review of regulations on keeping animals in such communities is timely.
There is more than pure instinct helping lost dogs find their homes.
Social media has fuelled a trend for foreign dogs being rehomed in the UK, hampering domestic rescue efforts and increasing disease risks.
New initiative with old handsets halves rates of the disease in southern Tanzania – and is being applied to other conditions, too.
Dogs are important users of urban parks, but these are clearly designed for the use of people – except for a few out-of-the-way dog parks. Is that fair to dogs that have no say about living among us?
Eating cats and dogs which have been violently dispatched remains a key element of South Korean cuisine.
Accusations of animal cruelty at this year's Crufts have reminded us of the mostly hidden dark side of pedigree breeding.
We've bred them into all shapes and sizes, but dogs haven't been around for long enough to have evolved beyond Canis familiaris.
Around 5% of common garden snails in and around Sydney contain larvae of the parasite Angiostrongylus cantonensis, commonly known as the rat lungworm.
An animal science expert explains why Crufts teaches us so much about man's best friend.
Fleas have lived with people for as long as people have lived with pets.
The answer lies in the history we share with our canine companions.
Puff adders have developed impressive techniques to avoid being detected by predators.
Researchers want your canine's DNA to help unravel the connections between genes and behavior – for dogs and human beings.
Cats share some important genes associated with herbivores – this might explain their particular eating habits.