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.
With their jewel-like colours, Colombia's poison frogs are coveted by collectors. Does naming their species help protect them or make them a target for trophy hunters?
Dogs have the same hormones and experience the same chemical changes that humans do.
All dogs need regular exercise outside of the home (and it's good for people too).
Many dog owners have tales of their faithful companion licking away their tears. Researchers investigated whether, beyond being comforting, canines would actually take action to help an upset owner.
Based on his age in 'dog years,' could your animal pal legally buy alcohol? Or would he be cashing in on his senior discount? Veterinarians are more interested in life stage than a particular number.
Farm animals are the subject of WHO initiatives around antibiotics, but domestic pets could actually be a bigger risk.
Veterinary hospitals report mortality rates of up to 63% in dogs with heatstroke.
Why you should never leave your dog in the car on a hot day.
After you've finished reading this, take the time to ensure your dog or cat’s microchip details are up to date. It might just save your pet’s life.
Here are ten common misconceptions about what dogs need and how they communicate with us. Plus, a gallery of reader and staff dog pictures!
How to prepare pets for the arrival of a new human in the home.
Humans and horses have developed a unique interspecies language based on physical contact.
Dogs don't follow the rules on larger animals living longer. A 70kg Great Dane is lucky to reach seven years, but a 4kg Chihuahua can live for 10 years or more.
From Brooklyn to Los Angeles, thousands of Americans are raising chickens in their backyards. But without stricter regulation, urban poultry farming is risky for both humans and birds.
Most Americans identify as animal lovers and support either full or partial legal rights for animals.
It's a breed of dog which deserves a better place in society.
Pets give us a lot of joy ... and sometimes a few diseases.
More cats and dogs are being stolen than ever before – here's what you need to know.
As the online trade of pets becoming normalised, regulation is now needed to protect animals.