Pets

Pets make wonderful companions. Learn how to take care of pets, read about common pet behavior issues and injuries and pick up general pet care tips.


A new study shows that our beloved four-legged friends are moved to action when they see us in emotional distress.

Slipping your dog a little human food once in a while is fine, but be aware that some human foods are toxic to Fido.

Your dog might even 'trance' — and you have no earthly idea what he's doing. We assure you, he's not the only one.

Ancient American dogs were decimated when the Europeans arrived. But these pre-Columbian dogs did leave behind a lasting legacy.

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.

If your pooch has an emergency, chances are he could need a blood transfusion. So where exactly does the blood he gets come from?

Bloodhounds, with their floppy skin and gangly ears, are the quintessential tracking dogs, and there's good reason.

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.

We live in a sharing economy. And a pet-loving economy. So what happens when the two worlds collide?

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?

If it wasn't for Tesla's cat, we might not have electricity in our homes.

Anxiety-reducing thunder shirts can help calm frightened dogs and other pets.

Are they sick? Hungry? Thirsty? Or do they just like the way the stuff tastes?

It may not be in your state, but that doesn't mean it's a good idea.

With so many dog foods on the market, how do we know what's best for our furry friends?

The country's first statewide ban on the retail sale of puppies, kittens and rabbits from commercial breeders is in effect.

A new study suggests those puppy dog eyes could be trying to tell you something.

Let sleeping dogs lie? Maybe even in the same room, says a new study.

A new study found that owners of sick pets cope with many of the same burdens as caregivers of sick family members.

A new study put dogs and wolves head to head in the intelligence department. Guess which species won?

Credit for the ubiquity of the name as shorthand for a generic, random dog goes to one of the most popular U.S. presidents.

The most popular pooch names in the Big Apple reveal more about us humans that we might care to admit.

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?

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.

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?