You may dismiss many behaviour changes as just a normal part of ageing. But it may be doggy dementia, or canine cognitive dysfunction.
Dogs are seen as more likely to leap without looking – possibly a trait shared with their owners.
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A series of studies found that exposure to dogs leads people to make riskier financial decisions, while interactions with cats have the opposite effect.
A dog in Paris has become the first case of a pet contracting monkeypox from its owners.
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The monkeypox virus can easily spread between humans and animals. A veterinary virologist explains how the virus could go from people to wild animals in the US – and why that could be a problem.
Data suggests most of the time infection results in either no symptoms or very mild disease for cats and dogs. And the duration of their symptoms, if they get them, may be very short.
Digging is a natural and important behaviour for cats – trying to interrupt it may cause stress and confusion for your pet. But if your cat is kicking litter everywhere, here are a few tips to try.
Heatwaves can be deadly for pets. Here are top tips from veterinary experts to keep your pet safe.
A successful pet-friendly workplace depends on confronting and addressing all the risks.
Want to check your canine friend isn’t suffering when an Antarctic blast hits? Start with their ears and feet.
Although cats are evolved for night-time activity, during domestication they have adapted to human lifestyles. There’s plenty you can do to try and get your cat to stop waking you in the wee hours.
Pet obesity is a growing problem – and even a little extra body weight on a dog or cat can lead to health problems.
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We’re all aware of the benefits from living with a pet. But over the last decade dogs, horses and cats have been helping people in many new ways as well - including recovery from addiction and trauma.
Britain’s Ben Maher and Explosion W jumping their way to the gold medal at Tokyo 2020.
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Horses are the supreme athletes of the large mammal world – here’s a look at the reasons why they can run so fast and jump so high.
Addressing the health needs of cats and dogs can translate into care for humans.
Treating companion animals like cats and dogs for cancer can bring us closer to a cure for humans.
A woman who was evacuated from Irpin cries kissing a cat wrapped in a blanket at a triage point in Kyiv, Ukraine, on March 11, 2022.
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This war has powerfully and painfully magnified the connections among human and animal lives, and our unrelenting commitment to love in the face of darkness.
Physical therapy – which can include small jumps, stretches, massage, heat therapy and even water exercises – can help manage arthritis in dogs.
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Since canine arthritis can’t be cured, the goal of treatment in dogs is to reduce inflammation to increase comfort and improve a dog’s quality of life.
Dogs are pets in nearly 50 million U.S. homes.
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New research on cat and dog health may provide clues on how to prevent and treat cancer in humans.
Pet ownership can often enhance feelings of trust among strangers.
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The presence of pets makes people seem more trustworthy, research has found. People are more likely to help a stranger with a dog or another pet than a person without one.
Cats are in charge – but living with one can be one of life’s greatest joys. Here’s some guidance on choosing the right feline for you.
White-tailed deer are one of the few wild species that scientists have found to be infected with the coronavirus – at least so far.
Scientists have been testing captive and wild animals for the coronavirus since the pandemic began. Only a few wild species are known to carry the virus, but many more have been shown to be susceptible.
According to researcher Marc-Antoine Fardin, under the right circumstances, cats’ bodies can behave like liquids.
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Have you wondered why cats are so nimble and seem to fit perfectly in cups, boxes, and other small places? Or how cats communicate with humans? A physicist and a psychologist explain.