Talking to your dog really helps. Here’s what else you can do.
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?
There is an increase in physical and psychological barriers to accessibility for service dog users in the COVID-19 era. However, solutions exist.
Your faithful friend’s view of the world is different than yours, but maybe not in the way you imagine.
Pets can relieve anxiety during the pandemic and reduce the effects of social isolation. However, there have been waves of pet adoptions and abandonment related to the pandemic.
A dog psychologist looks at the presidential candidates’ relationships with dogs.
Different councils and different rescue organisations can have different rules about how long they can keep animals.
Raw meat dog food products are growing in popularity. But a new study warns of the risks of bacterial contamination not only to your pet but also to yourself or others in your house.
Travel can come with danger, so dogs have mostly evolved to avoid being over-adventurous. That said, dogs may see some kinds of travel as a chance to find things they want – like food or a mate.
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.
Everybody does it, but why? Scientists aren’t really sure if exhaustion, stress or some other social factor is at the root of yawning – and how it can be so contagious.
Dog walking has health benefits for children - but it’s not a straightforward fitness boost.
Here are ten common misconceptions about what dogs need and how they communicate with us. Plus, a gallery of reader and staff dog pictures!
A new study raises concerns about raw meat based dog food, but not for the reasons you think.
The average owner spends between £21,000 and £33,000 on their dog in its lifetime.
A new form of the highly contagious canine parovirus has been found in Australia. The strain has been found in vaccinated dogs.
Cats have a bad reputation as wildlife killers (deservedly so). But dogs aren’t off the hook: new research shows domestic dogs have contributed to the extinction of at least 11 species.
New research confirms puppies respond better when we talk to them in a certain way.
It’s possible – but rare – for a lick from the family pup to transmit bacteria that can cause dangerous blood poisoning.