Stray dogs (and pet dogs, for that matter) may have an innate ability to understand human gestures and commands but unfortunately, the current study failed to demonstrate it.
Cat facial expressions are notoriously difficult to read for many people–and a new study has scientifically demonstrated this fact. Researchers recruited more than 6,300 people from 85 countries and the results indicate that only 13 percent of participants accurately identified cat facial expressions.
Dogs in south Brazil took their loyalty to the next level when they followed their pack leader—a homeless man—all the way to hospital.
Every Sunday the church welcomes not only its parishioners but stray dogs, too. Father João Paulo Araujo Gomes is at the helm of this heartwarming act; he invites pups from off the streets to be part of weekend Mass in hopes that attendees will want to take them home.
Cats have a reputation among many people as being unable (or unwilling) to form close bonds with their human family members and caretakers. A new study has just debunked those myths.
A new study revealed that the prevalence of heavy or obese dogs occurs more than twice as much among overweight or obese owners than among owners who are slim or of a normal weight.
A new study reveals that the companionship of a pet after the loss of a spouse can help reduce feelings of depression and loneliness in older adults.
Researchers recently studied whether eating highly processed junk food had an effect on wildlife. Specifically, the researchers tested whether eating McDonald’s cheeseburgers had any effects on crows. The short answer is: Yes. Crows who had McDonald’s cheeseburgers left near their nests had an increase in their blood cholesterol levels.
New study confirms that animal shelter workers and veterinarians are at an increased risk for depression, anxiety, compassion fatigue, burnout and even suicide.
Survey on how Americans feel about their dogs vs their partners.
There is now another reason to strengthen the human-animal bond: A new scientific study has demonstrated that in addition to potential psychological benefits, petting dogs and cats also has stress-relieving physiological benefits. The study results demonstrated that just 10 minutes of interacting with cats and dogs can produce a significant reduction in cortisol, a major stress hormone.
A new study has demonstrated that dogs mirror their owner’s stress levels.