For puppies, looking at objects is the next best thing to touching them, and they can learn about their environment through short excursions to see traffic, pedestrians and other dogs.
To demonstrate infectivity, many more tests are needed.
For dogs, grooming can mean dousing in water, restraint, manipulation of the body, and touching of taboo areas by unfamiliar people.
Can your canine give you coronavirus?
Trained service dogs are fundamentally different from emotional support animals – and certification could make sure the public understands the difference.
Our evolutionary need to protect cute things is why we fall for the Pooch Perfect doggy make-overs.
Research suggests that people can learn to read cats' facial expressions.
Compulsory microchipping has the potential to improve the identification and reunification of missing and stolen pets, but this potential can only be met if the current system is fixed.
Renting can be more restrictive than you might think.
Wildfire smoke can damage animals' respiratory tract and lead to breathing problems and even death.
A new study analyzes the language in nearly 680,000 pet adoption ads.
Beloved family pets have all the qualities we need in the next generation of puppies, so maybe you shouldn't rush to desex them all right away.
Whether you're a human, a dog or even a horse – how you handle pain will depend on how emotionally stable and guarded you are.
Dogs' lives have monetary value, and several researchers recently measured it. Their method shows how research and funding decisions can be made. Just don't tell Bowser he's worth only $10,000.
Your pup may be older than you think. Another reason to let sleeping dogs lie.
What can we learn about cats from their faces?
Animals don't just need enough space to live – they need the right kind of space, too. An animal welfare lawyer defends our pets' 'right of place.'
During an emergency it's vital you know what your animals need, where you can take them and what your local rules are. Fortunately, there are plans in place and guidelines to help.
Cuddles and slobbery kisses, meeting other dog owners in the park and a general lift in mood all likely help new dog owners feel less lonely, our new study suggests.
Halloween is yet another holiday that has become a mere ritual of America's very conspicuous consumption.