The demand was there.
Traditional treatments for PTSD, such as talk therapy and medication, do work for some veterans. But service dogs can make a difference when those methods fall short.
With their prominent foreheads, low eye position and rounded body, koalas can seem almost baby-like. But is that enough to save them?
The ways in which humans connect with animals relate to how we interact with other humans. Understanding these relationships can help inform more inclusive societies.
Our evolutionary need to protect cute things is why we fall for the Pooch Perfect doggy make-overs.
Research suggests that people can learn to read cats' facial expressions.
Neutering or spaying pets has additional benefits beyond population control; these benefits include extending their lifespan, improving their health and reducing risk of certain diseases.
Studies show that living with a pet has positive outcomes when pets are considered family members and not property.
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.
Sometimes a dog can have very good reasons for hating its humans.
Behind the uproar over Johnny Depp's dogs lies a serious and evolving idea: our animal companions have an important place in our lives that entitles them to rights akin to a sort of citizenship.