Science has some clues about whether or not your cat feels more than cupboard love for you.
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.
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.
Domestic cats are allowed to roam can transmit parasites and diseases to humans and wildlife.
Allowing cats to roam unsupervised is detrimental to humans, wildlife and the cats themselves. Managing free-roaming cats should consider the risks they pose to other species.
We looked at eye photos and found one in every 150 Australians might have scarring from a common parasitic disease.
Pet obesity is a growing problem – and even a little extra body weight on a dog or cat can lead to health problems.
The same thing that makes their eyes glow helps cats see better in dim light.
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A veterinary ophthalmologist explains what’s going on.
Killer on the loose.
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A new study shows that when free-ranging cats are more than a few blocks from forested areas in cities, such as parks, they’re more likely to prey on rats than on native wildlife.
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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.
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.
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Thousands of young people became pet owners during the pandemic - retailers should let them bring their furry friends to stores.
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.
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.
Betty White had three dogs in 1954, including ‘Stormy,’ a Saint Bernard.
Fans of the late actress are calling on Americans to donate $5 or more to animal charities on Jan. 17, 2022, which would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday.
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COVID-19 has been found in wild, captive and domesticated animals. To understand and combat the disease, a One Health approach that considers human, animal and environmental factors is essential.