Animal shelters and other organizations that support pets and their owners after disasters will still need help months after the media has moved on.
Natural selection changed just 13 genes to separate your Felix and Fluffy from their African wildcat ancestor.
Children under 5 years old may easily mistake a dog showing teeth for one that’s giving them a “friendly smile”.
Before their dog was poisoned, these families recognised Australia’s lethal ‘pest’ animal control methods were necessary. But afterwards, they saw 1080 baiting as inhumane and horrific. Here’s why.
In a home with more than one cat, feline wrestling can be a common sight. But how do we know when it’s becoming a problem?
Are our animal companions showing off when they share more than toys with us? And what should we do about it?
A veterinary ophthalmologist explains what’s going on.
Treating companion animals like cats and dogs for cancer can bring us closer to a cure for humans.
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.
New research on cat and dog health may provide clues on how to prevent and treat cancer in humans.
Human beings evolved to nurture – and that drive can extend to children who aren’t your own and even to members of other species.
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.
Our evolutionary need to protect cute things is why we fall for the Pooch Perfect doggy make-overs.
Sexbot advertising promises more than just sex toys. It is also trying to sell us a soulmate or trusted friend.
Backyard burial for your beloved animals raises some surprising problems.
Based on his age in ‘dog years,’ could your animal pal legally buy alcohol? Or would he be cashing in on his senior discount? Veterinarians are more interested in life stage than a particular number.
Sometimes a dog can have very good reasons for hating its humans.
Landlords and property agents often apply ‘no pets’ rules even though many households see them as part of the family. Their difficulty in finding rental housing then becomes a source of great stress.
With a majority of households having pets and growing numbers living in apartments, a review of regulations on keeping animals in such communities is timely.
Dogs are important users of urban parks, but these are clearly designed for the use of people – except for a few out-of-the-way dog parks. Is that fair to dogs that have no say about living among us?