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Bloodhounds, with their floppy skin and gangly ears, are the quintessential tracking dogs, and there's good reason.
By John Perritano Mar 29, 2018
Dogs are more than man's best friend. They've also helped out with the Cuban Missile Crisis, joined the Russian space program and discovered a rare archaeological find. And at least one was promoted to sergeant.
By John Perritano
We live in a sharing economy. And a pet-loving economy. So what happens when the two worlds collide?
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Feb 23, 2018
Some airline passengers have been trying to get out of paying pet fees by claiming their dog, cat or even pig is an emotional support animal. But what does that mean anyway?
By Alia Hoyt Jan 30, 2018
If it wasn't for Tesla's cat, we might not have electricity in our homes.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Jan 17, 2018
Anxiety-reducing thunder shirts can help calm frightened dogs and other pets.
By Carrie Tatro Jan 16, 2018
Are they sick? Hungry? Thirsty? Or do they just like the way the stuff tastes?
By John Perritano Dec 27, 2017
It may not be in your state, but that doesn't mean it's a good idea.
By Cherise Threewitt Dec 19, 2017
With so many dog foods on the market, how do we know what's best for our furry friends?
By John Perritano Dec 11, 2017
The country's first statewide ban on the retail sale of puppies, kittens and rabbits from commercial breeders is in effect.
By Laurie L. Dove Oct 25, 2017
A new study suggests those puppy dog eyes could be trying to tell you something.
By Sarah Gleim Oct 23, 2017
Let sleeping dogs lie? Maybe even in the same room, says a new study.
By Alia Hoyt Oct 12, 2017
A new study found that owners of sick pets cope with many of the same burdens as caregivers of sick family members.
By John Perritano Sep 28, 2017
A new study put dogs and wolves head to head in the intelligence department. Guess which species won?
By John Perritano Sep 22, 2017
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
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