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.
Roaming pet cats kill 390 million animals per year in Australia. Most of the animals are native to Australia.
Dogs can behave like teenagers too. But it's just a passing phase – and the quality of the dog-owner relationship matters.
Ownerless cats may find it harder to find food scraps with restaurants closed during the coronavirus crisis. Given social distancing rules, is it okay to go outside to feed them?
Research shows that looking at your dog makes you feel happy.
Are the best co-workers really the ones with four legs and a tail? Science says it depends.
Pets might not protect us from the coronavirus, but they can help us get better.
Both cats and dogs can become infected with the coronavirus. The chances of them getting sick or passing it on to you or another animal are extremely low.
It's heartening to see pet adoption rates surging during the pandemic, but opportunistic adoption can come with dangers of abandonment.
For puppies, looking at objects is the next best thing to touching them, and they can learn about their environment through short excursions to see traffic, pedestrians and other dogs.
To demonstrate infectivity, many more tests are needed.
For dogs, grooming can mean dousing in water, restraint, manipulation of the body, and touching of taboo areas by unfamiliar people.
Can your canine give you coronavirus?
Trained service dogs are fundamentally different from emotional support animals – and certification could make sure the public understands the difference.
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.
Compulsory microchipping has the potential to improve the identification and reunification of missing and stolen pets, but this potential can only be met if the current system is fixed.
Renting can be more restrictive than you might think.
Wildfire smoke can damage animals' respiratory tract and lead to breathing problems and even death.
A new study analyzes the language in nearly 680,000 pet adoption ads.