Mounting behavior, the thrusting motion dogs sometimes do against humans’ legs, is usually associated with sexual arousal in animals, but as it turns out, this is not always the case. New research conducted by neuroscientists explored the motivations behind mounting behavior in mice and discovered that sometimes there is a thin line between love and hate (or anger) in the mouse brain.
An international team of researchers has discovered what it believes to be a new population of blue whales in the western Indian Ocean.
A new study shows that both capuchin monkeys and rhesus macaques are susceptible to the same reaction as humans to keep persisting even when a task seems fruitless.
Being good to your neighbors can have a positive outcome if you are a squirrel. The results of a longitudinal study of red squirrels suggest living near the same neighbors could sharply offset the effects of aging.
According to the results of a new study, dogs trained using aversive stimuli, which involve punishments for incorrect behavior, show evidence of higher stress levels compared to dogs trained with reward-based methods.
The results of a new study found that animals that have never been domesticated, such as kangaroos, can intentionally communicate with humans, challenging the notion that this behavior is usually restricted to domesticated animals like dogs, horses or goats.
Researchers conducting an analysis of ten different species found that humans — followed by ferrets and, to a lesser extent cats, civets and dogs — are the most susceptible animals to SARS-CoV-2 infection.
The results of a new study have shown that a rat just has to smell another rat that is engaged in helpful behavior to increase their own helpfulness.
A new discovery has been made that is crucial for setting new policies on man-made noise pollution (like underwater blasts) known to cause harm to dolphins and other marine mammals such as ‘the bends’.
Using commercial flea treatments for pets is commonplace–but is it a good idea? Scientists have recently discovered that pesticides commonly used as flea treatments for pets are contaminating rivers. The new research reveals widespread contamination, with two neurotoxic pesticides found in concentrations that far exceed accepted safe limits.
Under final U.S. Transportation Department rules issued December 2, 2020 only trained dogs qualify as service animals on U.S. airlines.
A new study has recently revealed the lifesaving role that pets have played in 2020. In addition to helping people cope with loneliness during the lockdown, one of the key ways pets are helping their human family members is by providing a much overlooked necessity for humans: physical touch.