Human scent could one day be used as evidence in forensics and as diagnostic information in medicine.
Animals often give birth to litters of more than one offspring at a time. But are those babies twins?
Animals, including the ones that live in our homes, can carry all kinds of illnesses. Most of the time it’s not a problem, but here’s what you should do to avoid getting sick.
Your faithful companion sees the world differently than you do, but it’s a mistake to assume dogs only see black, white and shades of grey.
Dogs have rich emotional lives in which they can coexist with different species, and even forge bonds outside of their own species.
Shelter dogs get a new shot at life through a college course that teaches them how to be faithful companions once again.
Animal shelters and other organizations that support pets and their owners after disasters will still need help months after the media has moved on.
Different dog breeds are often blamed for increases in dog attacks. But science shows reality is more complicated.
New research shows climate change will harm animal welfare – including your pet.
It might surprise you to know we share our cities and towns with a huge range of native animals. But dog and cat poo can signal to wildlife that predators are about and they should stay away.
Children under 5 years old may easily mistake a dog showing teeth for one that’s giving them a “friendly smile”.
Farmers have been using dogs to protect their livestock from predators for thousands of years – and it’s still one of the best methods around.
Great crested newts cause expensive delays to construction – trained sniffer dogs may offer a solution.
And what about the old water-bottles-on-the grass trick? Does that actually work?
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.
The environmental pawprint of pets is huge – and it’s mostly down to what we feed them.
Fireworks can frighten wild and domestic animals, start wildfires and affect some people’s mental health.
Studies in Yellowstone National Park show plant matter (mostly grass) is found in up to 74% of wolf scats, suggesting the behaviour may be inherited from the beginning of doggy time.
Dogs love to sniff, and they’re good at it.
Companion dogs respond to their environments and their owners’ sense of well-being. When owners are stressed and anxious, dogs can exhibit undesirable behaviours.