Most cat memes are predicated on the idea that cats are aloof, impersonal, and, frequently, jerks. But new research out of Oregon State University (OSU) suggests that we’ve underestimated the depth of the bonds cats can form with their owners—in fact, the researchers found that the majority of cats are securely attached to their owners.
According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 60% of cats in the US are overweight or obese. A couple of researchers at Virginia Tech hoped to do something about that.
This week: Owning a dog can lower your risk of death from almost anything, invasive pets are becoming a problem in some US cities, and a new study answers the age-old question: who’s smarter, dog people or cat people?
It’s a disease that was first diagnosed in a dog in the UK in 1983. The second case popped up in the state of Wyoming in 1991. And how it got from the UK to the US? Nobody knows. In fact, no one knows a whole lot about canine dysautonomia.
This week: This year’s oddest pet insurance claim gets paranormal, animals who can navigate by the stars, and a list of all the animals who’ve ever been launched into space.
Many people think cats are hard to read, but some Canadian researchers wanted to find out just how true that is. And it turns out that some people can read cats pretty well.
Dog owners might want to consider getting their pet one of those word of the day desk calendars (and a desk to put it on): Researchers in Great Britain have discovered that dogs are able to identify new words when someone speaks them, as well as the someone new who’s speaking them.
A new hepatitis B–like virus called domestic cat hepadnavirus (DCH) was discovered last year by Australian researchers and is now believed to be a significant factor in the development of liver cancer in cats, according to a new study.
That’s among the finding of a new study by researchers at Emory University (EU) in Atlanta, Georgia. More accurately, the findings indicate that dogs spontaneously process basic numerical quantities—such as the number other dogs in a dog park or the number of squirrels in the front yard—and they do it using a part of their brain that corresponds closely to the same part of the brains humans use to do the same thing
The authors of a new study say their findings further support the connection between persistent infecton and some types of cancer.