Does a microchip implant have a deeper meaning?
Tiny electronic items can identify pets, clothes and even people. Evangelical Christians aren't the only people worried about what this technology might mean.
Fleas, as pet owners know, are a common menace.
Aileen van der Mescht
By finding out more about the cat flea, researchers could maybe identify better pest control measures.
The personality of a pet owner can help a veterinarian understand the health and welfare of the pet.
Pets can be influenced by the personality traits of their owners, something veterinarians could use to help them diagnoise any pet problems.
What’s the best way to remember a beloved pet?
Backyard burial for your beloved animals raises some surprising problems.
Be careful what you feed your dog.
Raw meat dog food products are growing in popularity. But a new study warns of the risks of bacterial contamination not only to your pet but also to yourself or others in your house.
Feb. 26 is World Spay Day, and spaying or neutering pets has many benefits.
Neutering or spaying pets has additional benefits beyond population control; these benefits include extending their lifespan, improving their health and reducing risk of certain diseases.
Animal cruelty investigators are doing unappreciated work for low pay and without union benefits or protections.
Animal cruelty investigators do challenging and unappreciated work for very low pay, and normally without union benefits or protections.
This pug is suffering from extreme summer heat at 37C.
If dogs are bred with known health disorders, what role should vets play in discouraging potential owners from animals that could cost them both financially and emotionally?
Dogs are more sensitive than humans to the psychotropic (mind-altering) effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in cannabis products.
Pets are vulnerable to cannabis toxicity - by ingesting cannabis products and also by inhaling second hand smoke. In some cases this can be lethal.
Studies show that living with a pet has positive outcomes when pets are considered family members and not property.
Your dog can help your garden grow.
Don't let your dog's poo go to landfill and contribute to our waste problem - compost it instead.
Catnip induces changes in cat behavior.
Catnip can induce changes in cat behavior. An expert argues that giving it to cats raises questions about human power and animal autonomy.
Beagle X puppies adopted from RSPCA ACT in 2017.
Alison Maddalena/RSPCA ACT
Around 175,000 dogs and cats in Australian animal shelters are put down each year. But you can gift a pet a new home this Christmas, with the support of animal welfare groups.
Evolution can explain why animals are scared – but what can we do to help?
Breeding dogs for certain colours can affect their health, behaviour and life-span.
Pet owners need to know the food they feed their pets is safe.
Another review into the safety of pet food leads to another review into pet food. It's been a decade since this issue was brought to the government's attention, so what needs to happen now?
Pet spending in the U.S. is estimated to have exceeded US$72 billion.
American spending on pets is more than the combined GDP of the 39 poorest countries in the world. What if even a small percentage of this spending was allocated to reducing suffering, asks a philosopher.
Dog skin is exactly the same as yours - depending on how much sun it’s exposed to, it can get darker and lighter.
Dog skin is exactly the same as yours and mine! It changes colour depending on how much light it's exposed to.
Getting a good dose of nature can boost your mental health.
Beyond medication and psychological treatments, there are steps all of us can take to alleviate stress, improve our mood and take care of our mental health. Here are five to get you started.
As omnivores, dogs should be able to adapt well and manage on well prepared commercially available vegetarian diets as long as the essential nutrients they would normally get from meat are present.