To lose such a friend is not just to have sudden hole where they used to be. There are constant reminders of time spent together, threads in the tapestry of daily life left ragged and loose.
Many people think they’re allergic to cat hair, but that’s not entirely the case.
A scholar of law and humanities compares bans on dogs with any pit bull genes to “one drop” laws that once classified people with even a single Black ancestor as Black.
Tackling this global problem requires an international effort – particularly by rich nations where the demand for exotic pets is increasing.
Even though the typical mobile gamer is a middle-aged woman, ageist stereotypes about gamers continue to circulate.
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.
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.
Heatwaves can be deadly for pets. Here are top tips from veterinary experts to keep your pet safe.
A successful pet-friendly workplace depends on confronting and addressing all the risks.
Want to check your canine friend isn’t suffering when an Antarctic blast hits? Start with their ears and feet.
Although cats are evolved for night-time activity, during domestication they have adapted to human lifestyles. There’s plenty you can do to try and get your cat to stop waking you in the wee hours.
Pet obesity is a growing problem – and even a little extra body weight on a dog or cat can lead to health problems.
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.
Horses are the supreme athletes of the large mammal world – here’s a look at the reasons why they can run so fast and jump so high.
Treating companion animals like cats and dogs for cancer can bring us closer to a cure for humans.
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.
Since canine arthritis can’t be cured, the goal of treatment in dogs is to reduce inflammation to increase comfort and improve a dog’s quality of life.