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.
A global research effort is targeting inherited disorders in dogs.
Different councils and different rescue organisations can have different rules about how long they can keep animals.
Examining 302 police reports in Detroit, a new study shows that animal cruelty is tightly connected to human relationships.
Vets can often grapple with 'convenience euthanasia', where a client brings in a pet because it may, for instance, interfere with their lifestyle.
Pets, like guinea pigs, lead very different lives to humans – and that's why they need very different eyes, too.
The institution of pet-keeping is fundamentally unjust as it involves the manipulation of animals’ bodies, behaviours and emotional lives.
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.
Tiny electronic items can identify pets, clothes and even people. Evangelical Christians aren't the only people worried about what this technology might mean.
By finding out more about the cat flea, researchers could maybe identify better pest control measures.
Pets can be influenced by the personality traits of their owners, something veterinarians could use to help them diagnoise any pet problems.
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.
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.
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.
Studies show that living with a pet has positive outcomes when pets are considered family members and not property.