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'Whisker Fatigue' May Be Causing Your Cat's Grumpiness at Mealtime
How Did 'Fido' Become the Default Name for a Dog?
New Butterflyfish Species Discovered Just Swimming in a Tank
Why Are Pets Disappearing From Pet Stores?
When Can Your Four-Legged Friend Be Your Plus-One?
Credit for the ubiquity of the name as shorthand for a generic, random dog goes to one of the most popular U.S. presidents.
By Laurie L. Dove Aug 10, 2017
The most popular pooch names in the Big Apple reveal more about us humans that we might care to admit.
By Laurie L. Dove Jul 5, 2017
Some pet owners are amazed when their dogs respond to 'W-A-L-K' the same way they respond to 'walk.' But are their pooches getting smarter or just responding to something else?
By Alia Hoyt Jun 22, 2017
Is your cat pawing its food out of its bowl to eat and you can't figure out why? No, it's not being haughty, as usual — it might actually be stressed.
By Kate Kershner Jun 15, 2017
While you're out and about, Kitty is prowling around the house, inhaling all kinds of things that aren't good for her. What could this mean for your kids?
By Alia Hoyt Mar 7, 2017
Think your dog would be willing to share his treats with other dogs? Studies show he probably would.
By John Perritano Mar 2, 2017
Scientists have developed two new vaccines for canine influenza that are far superior to those now available.
By John Perritano Feb 2, 2017
Cats love to chase the little red dot of light, but why? Can't they tell it's not prey? And is it making them crazy, as some vets fear?
By Jesslyn Shields Dec 13, 2016
Cats don't just lie on your sofa looking sulky. Some have authored scientific papers, discovered continents and entered politics. Read on to see what we mean.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus
Huffing your puppy's feet for an aroma reminiscent of Fritos all comes down to the existence of certain microbes.
By Laurie L. Dove Nov 14, 2016
You may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but researchers hope a pill could postpone the aging process and make man's best friend live a little longer.
By Jesslyn Shields Oct 17, 2016
Veterinarians have a name for when a dog gets the call of the wild, often after a bath, and suddenly starts tearing through the house with an untamed glint in its eye.
By Laurie L. Dove Sep 23, 2016
A new report shows the benefits of using food puzzles with indoor cats. Here's how to make your own.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Sep 13, 2016
What's it going be, Fido: kibbles or kudos? A new study tackled the question.
By Robert Lamb Aug 19, 2016
Only seven cases of Guinea worm have occurred in humans so far in 2016. But hundreds of cases have appeared in dogs. What does this mean for guinea worm eradication?
By Robert Lamb Aug 12, 2016
Dogs suffering from the condition known as "limber tail" experience pain as their normally waggable appendages go limp.
By Jesslyn Shields Aug 4, 2016
Think you're an ace swimmer? These canines might be even better.
By Allison Loudermilk Jun 22, 2016
It's rare that we discover new species in captivity. But that's exactly what happened to this butterflyfish.
By Kate Kershner Jun 22, 2016
Pet stores provide scientific, anatomical names for dog chews, so why resort to euphemisms like "pizzle" and "bully stick"? Dogs have no shame — but we humans do.
By Laurie L. Dove May 23, 2016
Regardless of what a dog's breed actually is, if it's labeled a "pit bull," its chances of adoption drop. Pity the poor pit pup.
By Christopher Hassiotis Apr 6, 2016
You love Fluffy better than anyone else in the world. But sometimes you need to leave her at home.
By Alia Hoyt Feb 16, 2016
Counting the number of housecats around the world is about as difficult as, well, herding cats. In fact, estimates of global cat population vary... by millions.
By Karen Kirkpatrick Dec 10, 2015
Declining pet sales are affecting the pet store industry, as more pet lovers turn to pet adoption and rescue.
By Sarah Gleim Nov 25, 2015
Stumped? Try this one: What does a honeybee have in common with a slice of toast?
By Jonathan Strickland Nov 12, 2015
If you live with a pooch, you know that dogs are insightful, intuitive creatures. But you may not realize just how insightful they can be.
By Linda C. Brinson
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