Parents want their children to be kind to animals, but a hug looks very different to a frightened dog.
We know that failing to provide basic care like food and shelter is cruel, but we often overlook how disregarding the mental lives of our pets can also negatively impact their welfare.
If you're having a bad month, your dog probably is too.
American cities are getting more diverse, but neighbors of different races don't necessarily socialize with each other. A sociologist in North Carolina discovered one surprising reason why.
A global research effort is targeting inherited disorders in dogs.
There's a big difference between rehoming and abandonment.
Different councils and different rescue organisations can have different rules about how long they can keep animals.
The institution of pet-keeping is fundamentally unjust as it involves the manipulation of animals’ bodies, behaviours and emotional lives.
Don't believe what you read on the label: 'biodegradable' bags might not break down in landfill.
Pet owners spend a lot more on dogs than cats, and new research suggests it has a lot to do with how differently canines and felines behave.
School ‘well-being dogs’ could help to reduce stress and make children happier.
A new study examines how to best enforce and prevent animal abuse, including through a dedicated anti-cruelty policing unit.
Backyard burial for your beloved animals raises some surprising problems.
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.
Animal cruelty investigators do challenging and unappreciated work for very low pay, and normally without union benefits or protections.
If dogs are bred with known health disorders, what role should vets play in discouraging potential owners from animals that could cost them both financially and emotionally?
Pets are vulnerable to cannabis toxicity - by ingesting cannabis products and also by inhaling second hand smoke. In some cases this can be lethal.
Cats and dogs in the UK eat billions of tonnes of meat every year, but insect pet food could change this.
When it comes to their own "voices", studies show that cats and dogs use different vocal signals to communicate different messages.
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.