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Empathetic People Make the Best Dog Whisperers
The more empathy you have, the better you may be at decoding dogs’ facial expressions.
Kids Like Their Pets More Than They Like Their Siblings
Your Dog Really Loves Reggae Music
Music — especially reggae and soft rock — helps dogs relax, a new study shows.
Thanks to Canine-Cognition Research, Everyone Now Wants Their Dog to Be a Genius
The growing interest in animal intelligence has spilled out of academia and into the real world.
Glossier’s First Store, Colorful Champagne Glasses, and a High-End Dog Emporium
What’s new in New York stores.
Humans and Cats Have a Strange, Complicated History
How we got the house cat.
Your Cat’s Tongue Is Basically a Tiny Detangling Hairbrush
After the Election, the White People of Los Angeles Adopted Pets
And I was one of them.
These Scientifically Soothing Videos Are Made to Calm Stressed Pets
And they’re narrated by
’s David Tennant.
The Veterinarian Who Won’t Touch Snakes
“A dog or a cat is not going to say ‘Thank you’ afterward, but you know you’ve done good by it.”
Sorry, But You’re Not Your Dog’s Mom
You can trust your pet, but you can’t trust children.
You Probably Shouldn’t Let Your Dog Kiss Your Face
Contrary to popular belief, a dog’s mouth is not cleaner than yours.
Apparently Dogs Can Tell Time With Their Noses
Each day wears a new smell, and its hours mark changes in odors that only your dog is noticing.
Pit Bulls Turn Out to Be Unexpectedly Chill
Chihuahuas, on the other hand, are tiny tough guys.
This Cat Rolling Around in Glitter Is the Best YouTube Makeup Tutorial
Look, it’s the exact pet you wanted when you were 8.
Feeder Puzzles Let Cats Perform Their Birthright As Hunters
These Noble Scientists Want to Help Dogs Live Longer
Please give them any and all funding they require.
Scientists Want You to Mail Them Your Dog’s Spit
They’re hoping dog DNA will help them understand some human diseases.
Your Dog Wants Praise Even More Than It Wants a Snack
Who’s a good boy?
You and Your Dog Share a Language: The Feelings Written on Your Faces
Scientists are trying to systematically decode canine facial expressions.
We’ve Run Out of Time to Save the Bulldogs
We’ve bred them into terrible health over the years, and now it may be too late to undo our mistake.
Consider a Pet Llama or Wallaby, Scientists Suggest
Looking beyond cats and dogs for a more exotic animal pal.
Are Pets As Happy As Their Owners Think They Are?
A new book explores the “ambiguous ethics” of pet-keeping.
Fill Your House With Microbes and Live With an Animal, Say Yale Researchers
Bacteria are good for you. At least some of them.
Cats Are Living Longer, So Now Vets Have to Figure Out Cat Geriatrics
Older, wiser, still grumpy.
It Seems That Cats Are Very Into Nutrition
Nothing tastes as good as a balanced diet feels.
You Can Train Your Cat to Do Your Bidding
Dogs aren’t the only ones who can learn.
Your Dog Has an IQ
What new research on canine smarts may one day reveal about human intelligence.
Demi Lovato Returned Her New Cat After One Day
She was allergic.
What Does a Dog See in a Mirror?
What a classic experiment can — and can’t — tell us about a creature’s sense of self.
This Is Why So Many Labrador Retrievers Are So Very Fat
Genes found in obese Labs may help scientists better understand how to help some obese humans.
My Boyfriend Isn’t My Best Friend — My Cat Is
As my relationship status has changed, my cat’s life has too.
Your Dog Hates Hugs
This is terrible news.
Is There Really Such Thing As a Cat Person?
The link between pet preference and personality isn’t as clear-cut as people like to think.
Why Your Pet Should Be Invited to Your Wedding
My bridesmaid, the red hen.
These Are the Top Words People Say to Their Dogs
You. Good. Gonna. Yay!
Cats Might Be the Reason Some People Are So Terrible
In a new study, a third of people with a tendency toward angry outbursts also had a cat parasite infection.
Paying $100,000 to Clone Your Dog Won’t Give You Your Dog Back
The behaviors, and even looks, may be very different from the dog you knew.
What Makes One Animal a Pet and Another a Pest?
An animal behaviorist on the surprisingly blurry line that separates the two.
Please Pay No Mind to This Anti-Cat Propaganda
The claim: Dogs love their humans more.
Hey, Ryan Adams, Mandy Moore Wants Pet Support
Don’t be a deadbeat cat-dad.
Allison P. Davis
33 Gift Ideas for Hobbyists and Pet Owners
Cat-yoga mats and kayak-canoes for everyone.
This Narcolepsy Researcher Has a Narcoleptic Dog
Actually, it’s his second narcoleptic dog.
This New Study Says Pet Dogs Are Quitters
Dogs — always looking to humans to solve their problems.
Some Animals Can Suffer From Mental Illness, Too
Scientists are starting to investigate this at a genetic level.
She Had a Cat Hair Ball in Her Vagina — or Did She?
We caught up with the xoJane essayist. “Now I wish I’d taken a picture of it,” she said.
How to Speak Cat
Watch the latest Science of Us animated video, this one all about kitty communication.
I Spent Thousands to Keep My Sick Cat Alive. I Don’t Think I’d Do It Again.
Advances in veterinary medicine make it harder to know when to say good-bye.
misplaced celebratory gestures
Men Spend an Average of $7 on Their Pets’ Valentine’s Gifts
you whimsical weirdos?
It’s Okay to Be an Overbearing Pet Parent
Says the author of a study on pet-owner personality types.