A proposed scientific name is frenetic random activity periods (FRAPs). In rabbits, these high activity periods are called ‘binkies’. But many cat and dog-owners simply call them ‘zoomies’.
Keeping human foods away from pets is one way to avoid emergency veterinary hospital runs during Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or New Year’s.
Whether to protect humans or out of mercy for the animal, decisions to kill wildlife aren’t taken lightly.
Heatwaves can be deadly for pets. Here are top tips from veterinary experts to keep your pet safe.
A study from Thailand documents a case of a veterinarian catching COVID after an infected cat sneezed on her.
Pet obesity is a growing problem – and even a little extra body weight on a dog or cat can lead to health problems.
Horses are the supreme athletes of the large mammal world – here’s a look at the reasons why they can run so fast and jump so high.
A happy and fulfilling relationship with your canine companion is built on good training
If you’re interested in the history, traits and skills of these amazing dogs – and perhaps have wondered about owning one yourself – here’s what you need to know.
Cats are in charge – but living with one can be one of life’s greatest joys. Here’s some guidance on choosing the right feline for you.
Dogs can be hugely rewarding pets - but it’s important to choose the right dog and be well prepared before welcoming one into your home.
There are so few wild ocelots in the US that the cats are becoming inbred, with a bad prognosis for their ultimate survival. But researchers are perfecting ways to get new genes into the population.
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.
Top tips to keep your canine friends safe and happy at Halloween.
Nigeria needs more veterinary doctors to improve agricultural production, disease prevention, wildlife conservation and the health of animals in the security sector
Giving racehorses baking soda in a bid to boost their endurance isn’t just dangerous and illegal - a new research review shows it doesn’t even have the intended effect anyway.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some critics say livestock farms promote diseases that spread from animals to humans. An animal scientist explains how well-run farms work to keep that from happening.
Have a cat who just loves to scratch? Declawing is a major surgery that comes with serious long-term side effects – and it might not solve the problem anyway.
Horses can stand on three legs and rest the other leg. They can change the leg they rest so that all of their legs get a chance to have a break.