‘Finch’ can be seen in a larger tradition of science fiction that explores the nature of being human through the human-dog relationship.
For humans, there is a link between the development of language and cognitive skills. Studying the same process in dogs can be used to determine their capabilities at the puppy stage.
After 150 years of selective breeding in captivity, the domestic budgie would now be almost unrecognisable to its wild cousin. So who would win in the unlikely event of a fight?
COVID-19 has been found in wild, captive and domesticated animals. To understand and combat the disease, a One Health approach that considers human, animal and environmental factors is essential.
Dogs can only sweat on their paw pads, which is not a lot of use when it comes to shedding body heat.
If sharing cute animal content is your love language, you’re not alone — you are part of a bigger cultural phenomenon called the cute economy.
Christmas is one of the busiest times of year for vets.
How to use TV and other tools to help dogs who suffer from anxiety or spend a lot of time at home alone.
Fireworks can be frightening to pets: here’s how to help them stay calm and happy.
Human beings evolved to nurture – and that drive can extend to children who aren’t your own and even to members of other species.
Dogs have long been considered man’s best friend. And in the world of online dating, the presence of a canine companion indicates commitment.
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.
Colleges and universities are using therapy dogs as a low-cost way to improve their students’ mental health.
Cats may actually enjoy the extra peace and quiet as we start leaving the house more.
Many of the advice given to humans works for dogs, too.
Talking to your dog really helps. Here’s what else you can do.
Reptiles get a bad rap, but this is because they’re misunderstood. Promoting healthy reptile pet ownership can contribute to conservation and education efforts.
Lack of human touch can lead to greater stress, anxiety and loneliness – and that is what made the social distancing during the pandemic so hard for many.
A recent Sage report discussed the potential for vaccination or slaughter of pet dogs and cats should a much more deadly variant emerge.
Robot pets are marketed as substitutes for living animals. Rather, we should use existing technologies to design robots that provide other services, like health care and lifestyle support.