Animal emotions stare us in the face — are our pets happy?

Scientists are starting to be able to accurately read animal facial expressions and understand what they communicate. By Mirjam Guesgen - Postdoctoral Fellow in Animal...

7 ways to protect your pets in an emergency

If you’ve been following media coverage of the post-hurricane flooding in Texas during the last couple of weeks, you will have seen many images...

More cats and dogs are living with chronic health conditions

About 15m people in England have a long-term health condition, such as diabetes, persistent pain or arthritis. By Karen Rodham - Professor of Health Psychology, Staffordshire University Living...

When your dog feels more hate than love

Everyone thinks that dogs worship their owners – viewing them as gods of some sort. While that may be true in the majority of cases, it...

The most popular pet names revealed: Did yours make the list?

Is there a furry addition to your family named Bella or Buddy? What about a Charlie or Ruby? According to Rent.com.au, these are just...

How to stop your dog getting heatstroke – according to science

Summer is a great time to get out and about with your dog. By Anne Carter (Lecturer in Animal Biology, Nottingham Trent University ) and...

Our pets strengthen neighbourhood ties

Talk to any pet owner and you are bound to invoke stories about the joy and companionship of having a pet. By Lisa Wood -...

Here’s what you need to know about exotic pets in Australia

A taste for owning exotic animals can be addictive – the more flamboyant the better. By Pablo García-Díaz (PhD candidate in invasion ecology, University of...

Do cats purr when humans aren’t around?

Why do cats purr? Humans tend to think that purring is a sign of happiness in a cat – and indeed it can be...

What ‘walkies’ says about your relationship with your dog

Dogs love “walkies”. And unless it’s pouring with rain and blowing a gale, so do their owners. But there’s much more to this daily...