Roaming pet cats kill 390 million animals per year in Australia. But keeping cats inside (or contained outside) 24/7 can actually be in their best interest.
Dogs can behave like teenagers too. But it's just a passing phase – and the quality of the dog-owner relationship matters.
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Research shows that looking at your dog makes you feel happy.
Working from home involves new co-workers.
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Are the best co-workers really the ones with four legs and a tail? Science says it depends.
Even in quarantine, people around the world have to walk their dogs.
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Pets might not protect us from the coronavirus, but they can help us get better.
Our pets are always close at hand. Are they at risk during the pandemic?
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Both cats and dogs can become infected with the coronavirus. The chances of them getting sick or passing it on to you or another animal are extremely low.
Just like their owners, many pet dogs are finding the current changes difficult – here's how you can help them.
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.
For dogs, grooming can mean dousing in water, restraint, manipulation of the body, and touching of taboo areas by unfamiliar people.
Researchers expected to find koalas killed by the fires. But they were heartbroken to find those that died afterwards from starvation, thirst or injury.
Can your canine give you coronavirus?
The Canadian TV show ‘Hudson & Rex’ features actor John Reardon playing Det. Charlie Hudson and German shepherd Diesel vom Burgimwald as Rex.
A closer look at Canada’s hit TV show, 'Hudson & Rex', invites us to think differently about animals’ minds, work and contributions to our shared communities.
A patriotic pooch.
A dog psychologist looks at the presidential candidates' relationships with dogs.
The U.S. currently has no system to differentiate real service dogs from pets.
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.
Dogs dying on flights in hot weather might be the canary in the coal mine on climate change. Pet owners should consider how climate change will change our relationship with our pets.
Taking a walk in a puppy's paws can help us understand humankind's best friend.
A man holds a sign with an image of Negro Matapacos, in Santiago, Chile.
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Negro Matapacos became famous in Chile in 2011 for joining student protests. His image has now popped up around the world.
Australians mostly want dogs that are affectionate, obedient and safe around families.
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.
President Donald Trump talks with reporters during a visit with U.S. Army dog Conan.
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Trump's recent comments echo a troubled history of the use of dogs against people of color, as well as pejorative depictions of people of color as animals.