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Nikola Tesla's Cat and Other Feline Fascinations
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Ceramic and plastic bowls, especially, have been shown to breed E. coli, salmonella and even MRSA.
By John Perritano Sep 26, 2018
And the smellier the better. But nobody seems to be able to figure out why they do it.
By John Perritano Aug 21, 2018
A new study shows that our beloved four-legged friends are moved to action when they see us in emotional distress.
By John Perritano Jul 26, 2018
Slipping your dog a little human food once in a while is fine, but be aware that some human foods are toxic to Fido.
By John Perritano Jul 19, 2018
Your dog might even 'trance' — and you have no earthly idea what he's doing. We assure you, he's not the only one.
By John Perritano Jul 18, 2018
Ancient American dogs were decimated when the Europeans arrived. But these pre-Columbian dogs did leave behind a lasting legacy.
By Mark Mancini Jul 5, 2018
Since there seem to be no scientific studies one way or another on whether dogs know when we're photographing them, we have to rely on anecdotal evidence.
By John Perritano Jun 1, 2018
If your pooch has an emergency, chances are he could need a blood transfusion. So where exactly does the blood he gets come from?
By John Perritano May 31, 2018
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
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