When Dogs Bark, Are They Using Words To Communicate?

When Dogs Bark, Are They Using Words To Communicate?

Does your dog bark a lot? Or is he one of those quiet pooches who barks only when things get really exciting? Most dogs bark at least a little.

How To Tell If Your Dog Is A Genius

How To Tell If Your Dog Is A Genius

Young children learn new words very fast. ‎Can dogs do that too?‎ New research shows how exceptionally talented dogs can learn the names of objects after hearing them only four times.

How To Tell If Your Dog Is A Genius

How To Tell If Your Dog Is A Genius

Anyone who has lived with a dog will know their capacity for learning the meaning of words, even ones you don’t want them to know.

How Dogs In A Workplace Breed Less Stress and Better Decision-making

How Dogs In A Workplace Has Less Stress And Better Decision-making

Recent research suggests that dogs in the workplace can lead to increased worker engagement, lower employee turnover, greater work satisfaction and even enhanced employee cohesion and communication.

The Impact Our Pets Have On Our Mental Health and Wellbeing

The Impact Our Pets Have On Our Mental Health And Wellbeing

There’s been an unprecedented increase in animal adoptions and purchases, as people seek animal companionship to tackle feelings of isolation and anxiety. 

The Mystery Of The Blue Flower: Nature's Rare Colour Owes Its Existence To Bee Vision

The Mystery Of The Blue Flower: Nature's Rare Colour Owes Its Existence To Bee Vision

At a dinner party, or in the schoolyard, the question of favourite colour frequently results in an answer of “blue”. Why is it that humans are so fond of blue? And why does it seem to be so rare in the world of plants and animals?

Stickiness Is A Weapon Some Plants Use To Fend Off Hungry Insects

Stickiness Is A Weapon Some Plants Use To Fend Off Hungry Insects

A great many plants have evolved sticky leaves, stems and seeds, including some you likely know – such as petunias and tobacco.

Cats and You: The Secret Healing Powers of Cats

Cats And You: The Secret Healing Powers of Cats

Most people generally think that cats do nothing, are lazy and all they do is eat and sleep. Not so! Did you know that cats have a specific job to perform in your life? Did you ever wonder why so many people have cats nowadays, more so than dogs? Here's an unknown tip inside the secret life of cats...

How To Avoid Scams When Buying A Pet Online

How To Avoid Scams When Buying A Pet Online

For many people, the pandemic has been a lonely experience. Because of this, it might be tempting to go on the internet and look for a new animal companion.

The Scent of Sickness: 5 Questions Answered About Using Dogs -- and Mice and Ferrets --to Detect Disease

The Scent of Sickness: 5 Questions Answered About Using Dogs, Mice, and Ferrets To Detect Disease

Some animals have highly developed senses of smell. They include rodents; dogs and their wild relatives, like wolves and coyotes; and mustelids – carnivorous mammals such as weasels, otters and ferrets.

6 Tips For Looking After Your New Puppy

6 Tips For Looking After Your New Puppy

The success of a long-term dog-owner relationship depends on building a good foundation. Here are six things every owner needs to know about looking after a puppy and developing a long-lasting relationship with their new best friend.

The Four Main Styles of Pet Communication

The Four Main Styles of Pet Communication

Our pets are constantly interacting on the subtle level, directing data at you while picking up messages from you. Most likely, you’ve been relatively unaware of exactly how much intuitive communicating is already occurring between you and your pet. Understanding...

Cats With Round Faces and Big Eyes Might Be Cute, But You Can't Tell How They're Feeling

Cats With Round Faces and Big Eyes Might Be Cute, But You Can't Tell How They're Feeling

For decades, humans have been selectively breeding cats and dogs to exhibit exaggerated features – particularly in their faces. When it comes to cats, the very flat, round faces of the modern Persian and Exotic Shorthair are classic examples. While it might be cute for humans to look at, there are various downsides for the animals when it comes to looking this way.

Three Ways Our View Of Animals Shapes Our Connection To Them

Three Ways Our View Of Animals Shapes Our Connection To Them

One of the consequences of the current coronavirus pandemic is that it has brought us face-to-face with our own mortality. Not only are we vulnerable to disease, but we can also share diseases with other animals.

How To Help Dogs and Cats Manage Separation Anxiety When You Return To Work

How To Help Dogs And Cats Manage Separation Anxiety When You Return To Work

When one of my co-workers found out about a tiny, orphaned kitten that needed a home a few months ago, he didn’t hesitate to adopt it. He says his new companion helped make the months of COVID-19 isolation at home much less stressful.

Canine and Able: How Dogs Made Us Human

Canine and Able: How Dogs Made Us Human

Anthropologist Pat Shipman, in an issue of American Scientist, suggests dogs gave our human ancestors an advantage over Neanderthals when they arrived in Europe.

Poutine In A Pie: Would You Eat A Tourtine This Holiday Season?

Poutine In A Pie: Would You Eat A Tourtine This Holiday Season?

I recently saw a culinary invention — “tourtine” — that left me thinking. The dish, as its name suggests, is a hybrid of tourtière and poutine.

Magnetic Induction Cooking Can Cut Your Kitchen's Carbon Footprint

Magnetic Induction Cooking Can Cut Your Kitchen's Carbon Footprint

To curb climate change, many experts have called for a massive shift from fossil fuels to electricity. The goal is to electrify processes like heating homes and powering cars, and then generate the increased electrical power needs using low- or zero-carbon sources like wind, solar and hydropower.

Should You Ever Get A Puppy At Christmas? Here's All You Need To Know

 Should You Ever Get A Puppy At Christmas? Here's All You Need To Know

They are cute. They are fluffy (mostly). They are great fun and make perfect family pets. Right? Well, not entirely. With Christmas fast approaching, and despite ...

How Can You Tell If Your Cat Is Happy And Likes You?

How Can You Tell If Your Cat Is Happy And Likes You?

The things you see your cat doing are probably what it enjoys. As long as it gets the chance to do these things then your cat is probably happy. Providing lots of toys to play with is a great way to keep your cat happy, especially if it’s a kitten.

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