The signs that remind you to pick up after your pet are not just trying to keep public spaces clean; they’re urging you to help safeguard your community’s health.
The dangers of passive smoking for humans may be well-known but second – and even third-hand – smoke is also hazardous to our pets. Here’s what you need to know.
While some people blanch at the thought of bed-sharing bed with a pet, others can’t sleep without their animal companions – and expert explains the pros and cons of sharing a bed with a pet (or two).
A new study has reportedly found benefits to feeding cats a vegan diet. We got an expert to look at whether the evidence stacks up.
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.
New research shows climate change will harm animal welfare – including your pet.
The environmental pawprint of pets is huge – and it’s mostly down to what we feed them.
Companion dogs respond to their environments and their owners’ sense of well-being. When owners are stressed and anxious, dogs can exhibit undesirable behaviours.
Science has some clues about whether or not your cat feels more than cupboard love for you.
Thousands of young people became pet owners during the pandemic - retailers should let them bring their furry friends to stores.
The presence of pets makes people seem more trustworthy, research has found. People are more likely to help a stranger with a dog or another pet than a person without one.
Dogs bite people daily, especially young children. There is concern that disadvantaged families may suffer most. Dog-bite facts remain scarce because prevention has yet to become a policy priority.
Roaming pet cats can kill more than 180 animals each year. But most people who keep cats inside do so for the welfare of their pet.
Talking to your dog really helps. Here’s what else you can do.
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.
Pets are a source of physical, psychological and social support for homeless people.
Pets can relieve anxiety during the pandemic and reduce the effects of social isolation. However, there have been waves of pet adoptions and abandonment related to the pandemic.
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.
Another review into the safety of pet food leads to another review into pet food. It’s been a decade since this issue was brought to the government’s attention, so what needs to happen now?
All dogs need regular exercise outside of the home (and it’s good for people too).