New research finds that psychological stress has an odour - and dogs can smell it.
Kangaroos are essentially peace-loving herbivores, but they’re known to attack if it feels cornered – or even if it sees a human as a sparring partner.
You may dismiss many behaviour changes as just a normal part of ageing. But it may be doggy dementia, or canine cognitive dysfunction.
A series of studies found that exposure to dogs leads people to make riskier financial decisions, while interactions with cats have the opposite effect.
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.
A new study shows bulldogs have a life expectancy five years lower than the average dog.
A successful pet-friendly workplace depends on confronting and addressing all the risks.
It is the oldest and most prolific cancer known in nature.
Therapy dogs are a proven support for students experiencing high levels of stress. During the pandemic, in-person encounters were less possible, but virtual sessions also recorded an improvement.
With the greyhound racing season upon us, let’s take a closer look at how governments support the industry.
Want to check your canine friend isn’t suffering when an Antarctic blast hits? Start with their ears and feet.
With the right training, dogs can sniff out more than 90% of COVID cases.
Just because many of the children in the current severe hepatitis outbreak were exposed to dogs, doesn’t mean dogs are the cause.
You wouldn’t run up and hug a stranger in the street – let’s not do it to dogs. Here’s how to keep kids safe and dogs happy during chance encounters.
More and more Australia Post workers are reporting dog bites in the course of their work. What should you do if you witness a dog attack? And what if you’re the victim?
The first high-quality Australian dingo genome gives a multi-thousand-year-old snapshot into the evolutionary history of dogs.
Pet obesity is a growing problem – and even a little extra body weight on a dog or cat can lead to health problems.
A veterinary ophthalmologist explains what’s going on.
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.