Dogs and TV: here's what we know about how they respond

How to use TV and other tools to help dogs who suffer from anxiety or spend a lot of time at home alone.

Jacqueline Boyd, Senior Lecturer in Animal Science, Nottingham Trent University • conversation
Nov. 19, 2021 ~7 min

Five ways to help your pets cope with fireworks

Fireworks can be frightening to pets: here’s how to help them stay calm and happy.

Jacqueline Boyd, Senior Lecturer in Animal Science, Nottingham Trent University • conversation
Nov. 2, 2021 ~6 min

New research suggests cat and dog 'moms' and 'dads' really are parenting their pets – here's the evolutionary explanation why

Human beings evolved to nurture – and that drive can extend to children who aren’t your own and even to members of other species.

Shelly Volsche, Clinical Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Boise State University • conversation
Oct. 28, 2021 ~9 min

What Happens to Pets When Couples Break Up

VOA Learning English • voa
July 19, 2021 ~6 min

Giant goldfish problem in US lake prompts warning to pet owners

Goldfish released into the wild can grow much bigger and cause major disruption to ecosystems.

July 13, 2021 ~2 min

Cat DNA alters response to life-saving heart meds

New research sheds light on why some cats don't respond to drugs for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a potentially deadly condition in 1 in 7 cats.

Amy Quinton-UC Davis • futurity
July 7, 2021 ~5 min

Why do cats knead with their paws?

According to a veterinarian, the behavior some people call 'kneading the dough' or 'making biscuits' is a clue your cat feels comfortable around you.

Julia Albright, Associate Professor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee • conversation
June 14, 2021 ~4 min

Genes wire puppies to communicate with people

Puppies may be able to communicate with people shortly after birth, researchers report. Their genes also point to whether they'll be good at social skills.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
June 3, 2021 ~7 min

Stressed pets: how to keep your dogs relaxed when leaving them alone

Dogs that have grown used to being around humans all the time might suffer from separation anxiety.

Jenna Kiddie, Visiting Research Fellow, University of Cumbria; Head of Canine Behaviour, Dogs Trust, University of Cumbria • conversation
June 1, 2021 ~6 min

What actually is catnip and is it safe for my cat?

Catnip’s status as kitty kryptonite is due to a chemical compound called nepalacatlon, but what actually is catnip?

Lauren Finka, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Nottingham Trent University • conversation
May 21, 2021 ~5 min