Robot pets are marketed as substitutes for living animals. Rather, we should use existing technologies to design robots that provide other services, like health care and lifestyle support.
Accidental ingestion of drugs can have detrimental effects on dogs’ health. Education and awareness can help protect pets from consuming opioids and cannabis products.
Early results from several studies have found that pets can pick up COVID-19 from their owner – but they are unlikely to be dangerous as a result.
Many Australians are dog owners but feelings run high over the issue of allowing dogs on public transport. Despite polarised opinions, experience overseas shows how concerns can be managed.
According to a veterinarian, the behavior some people call ‘kneading the dough’ or ‘making biscuits’ is a clue your cat feels comfortable around you.
Dogs that have grown used to being around humans all the time might suffer from separation anxiety.
Catnip’s status as kitty kryptonite is due to a chemical compound called nepalacatlon, but what actually is catnip?
A curious kid asks: Can dogs catch COVID-19?
Dogs might be helping people through the pandemic, but should we be concerned by unprepared, impulsive dog purchases?
One year ago, the ‘Tiger King’ docuseries raised public concern about animal cruelty to new heights. But what’s happened to animals since?
A wealth of online videos show dogs that, with the help of a keyboard, seem to be able to communicate with their masters. But does it really mean that dogs can “talk”?
The demand was there.
Animals that are traded as pets are more likely to be invasive species, including a relatively new pet: ants.
Women leaving violent situations need to be able to ensure the safety of their companion animals, and a motion before the Victorian parliament is seeking changes to achieve that.
Trying to find housing can be a nightmare for pet owners, especially those who need it in a crisis. The inconsistencies from state to state and between different forms of housing demand reform.
Dogs’ barks say a lot about how they’re feeling.
Research shows the presence of dogs increases overall human well-being, which can come in handy in high-stress work environments like the White House.
Pets both helped and harmed mental health.
COVID-19 has been found in pets, zoo animals and in a wild mink in Utah. Monitoring wildlife for COVID-19 is important for animals and humans, both of whom face risks from a jumping virus.
There are thousands of fraudulent websites waiting to scam potential pet owners.