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.

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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

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

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Some airline passengers have tried to skip paying pet fees on planes by claiming their dogs, cats or even pigs are emotional support animals. But a new ruling has put an end to that.

By Alia Hoyt

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

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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

By Carrie Tatro

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

By John Perritano

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

By Cherise Threewitt

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

By John Perritano

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

A study suggests your canine may be flashing those puppy dog eyes because it's trying to tell you something.

By Sarah Gleim

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

By Alia Hoyt

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

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

By John Perritano

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

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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

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

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

Think your dog would be willing to share his treats with other dogs? Studies show he probably would.

By John Perritano

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Scientists have developed two new vaccines for canine influenza that are far superior to those now available.

By John Perritano

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

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

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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

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