For almost as long as modern science has been around, the idea that animals can remember past experiences seemed so preposterous that few researchers bothered to study it.
It’s not unusual to slap a muzzle on a dog if it’s being aggressive or not keen on being given an injection, but a muzzle is not part of your average cat’s wardrobe.
New research examines risk factors for Rocky Mountain spotted fever, one of the deadliest tick-borne diseases in the Americas, in Mexicali, Mexico.
Cities in the United States are getting less segregated and, according to a recent national survey, most Americans value the country’s racial diversity.
DNA tests show that over two-thirds of the breed labels on dogs in shelters or on pet rescue websites are wrong.
There’s an old saying that pets and their owners become more similar as time goes by. There may be some truth in that, but can we use information about owners to improve veterinary care?
My family and I were on vacation in Florida recently and took advantage of a free afternoon to do some gift shopping for local memorabilia – not your ordinary T-shirts and key chains.
Companion animals are part of our families, but inevitably the time comes for us to say goodbye to them due to old age or disease.
You might think raw meat pet food is good for your dog. But a new study, published today in Vet Record, has found it can have high levels of bacteria that may pose health risks for your pet.
Zebras are famous for their contrasting black and white stripes – but until very recently no one really knew why they sport their unusual striped pattern.
Like humans, dogs’ personalities likely change over time, according to new research.
When cannabis was legalized in the parts of the United States, there were substantial increases in marijuana-related visits to children’s hospitals and calls to poison control centers. Pets are just as vulnerable — just like our human family members, pets are susceptible to getting sick.
This large pet population is estimated to consume billions of tonnes of meat each year.
Bigger dogs, with larger brains, perform better than smaller pups on certain measures of intelligence, new research shows.
Grief, friendship, gratitude, wonder, and other things we animals experience.
While the weather outside may indeed get frightful this winter, a parka, knit hat, wool socks, insulated boots and maybe a roaring fire make things bearable for people who live in cold climates.
There’s been a lot of research about communication between people and domestic animals like dogs and cats. We don’t know what cats and dogs think or if they understand us when we use their noises.
Most dogs don’t like to travel, and those that do have usually had to learn to like it.