Golden retriever puppies, among Australia’s favourite pet dogs.
Giving male dogs the snip is a common practice in Australia and elsewhere to help reduce the number of unwanted dogs. But it can also lead to some unwanted behavioural problems.
The way we move our eyebrows can help us to communicate.
Having movable eyebrows – and evolving beyond the Neanderthal ridge – may have played a crucial role in early human survival.
Dogs don’t follow the rules on larger animals living longer.
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Dogs don't follow the rules on larger animals living longer. A 70kg Great Dane is lucky to reach seven years, but a 4kg Chihuahua can live for 10 years or more.
Dogs can become as close to you as any other person – but are they ‘legal persons’?
Most Americans identify as animal lovers and support either full or partial legal rights for animals.
A gambling commodity.
It's a breed of dog which deserves a better place in society.
Pets give us a lot of joy ... and sometimes a few diseases.
Wild leopards in the Indian city of Mumbai may be helping to save people’s lives.
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Wild leopards that live in an Indian city park like to dine on stray dogs, which new research says may help reduce the number of potentially deadly dog bites on people.
New research explains that dogs may have evolved to eat faeces as a way to prevent the spread of disease.
52% of dogs are stolen from gardens.
More cats and dogs are being stolen than ever before – here's what you need to know.
No cases of feline parvovirus were reported from the 1980s until 2015.
The good news is there's a vaccine to prevent feline parvovirus.
Millennial women are choosing pets over kids. And they want to bring those pets to work. What can employers do?
Pets have become a major part of our lives, with many millennials opting for a dog or cat instead of children. What should employers do to accommodate pet owners?
A new study raises concerns about raw meat based dog food, but not for the reasons you think.
It might be cold and dark, but that's good news for your pooch and for you if you want to improve your fitness and exercise more.
1947 - A patron of “Sammy’s Bowery Follies,” a downtown bar, sleeping at his table while the resident cat laps at his beer.
It's the season to be jolly – but don't share that jollity with your pets. Alcohol, whether in a wine glass, egg-nog or a boozy pudding, is seriously bad for our animal friends.
Pet obesity often says more about an owner’s relationship with their pet than the animal itself.
More than half of dogs and cats around the globe are overweight. Are well-intentioned owners to blame?
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Advent calendars, chocolate Santa decorations ... there are lots of tempting treats that could make your pooch very ill this Christmas.
As little as three squares of chocolate can make dogs sick.
Chocolate poisoning in dogs remains a problem, particularly at Christmas.
Hving a pet dog turns out to be a highly car-dependent affair.
Australian cities generally don't allow pet dogs on public transport. Instead, owners need their own vehicle to travel with their dogs, and it's a surprisingly important factor in our car dependency.
A messenger dog at Etaples, 28 August 1918.
Imperial War Museum
Either medals or destruction appears to await canine companions from the battlefield.
A coyote cools off in the shade of a leafy suburb. Wildlife interactions with pets and humans can transfer disease, including the tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis.
A parasite found in coyotes, wolves and foxes is now spreading to dogs and their owners as its range expands across Canada.