Colleges and universities are using therapy dogs as a low-cost way to improve their students’ mental health.
Cats may actually enjoy the extra peace and quiet as we start leaving the house more.
Many of the advice given to humans works for dogs, too.
Talking to your dog really helps. Here’s what else you can do.
Reptiles get a bad rap, but this is because they’re misunderstood. Promoting healthy reptile pet ownership can contribute to conservation and education efforts.
Lack of human touch can lead to greater stress, anxiety and loneliness – and that is what made the social distancing during the pandemic so hard for many.
A recent Sage report discussed the potential for vaccination or slaughter of pet dogs and cats should a much more deadly variant emerge.
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.