April 18, 2013 Dog owners have similar germs growing on their skin: a signature blend of bacteria from canines' tongues and paws. Scientists couldn't find an analogous signature for cat owners. Perhaps cats are just being selfish.
April 15, 2013 When a food-safety student found out her dog's food was being recalled for possible contamination with salmonella, she learned a few things about how germs travel between critters and their humans.
March 22, 2013 Law enforcement agencies in Washington state are having to make lots of adjustments as the state implements a ballot initiative that legalized the use of marijuana. One surprise change has been the need to re-train dogs used for sniffing out illegal drugs.
February 12, 2013 Five-year-old Banana Joe beat out Swagger, the old English sheepdog, and five others. More than 2,700 dogs too part in the competition.
December 5, 2012 Hoping to convince animal lovers that rescue dogs are as smart as any other pets, New Zealand's SPCA has been teaching three canines to do a bit of driving. See the video evidence.
March 30, 2012 Do you think you'd be less stressed out if you took your dog to work with you? Science agrees. Employees with dogs were less stressed out than their coworkers, new research finds. But it works only if the dog is polite.
March 26, 2012 A cat on a leash stretched out on the steps outside the Supreme Court while a chihuahua mix with health insurance showed her support for the Obama administration's health care law.
February 14, 2012 The Westminster Kennel Club dog show is under way, and dogs are being pampered, brushed and cajoled to walk before the event's judges. And in a competition for canine actors held out West, Martin Scorsese's attempt to rally support for a Hugo star falls short.
August 4, 2011 News of a city's ban on dogs hit media outlets in the U.S. and England Wednesday. Now it seems that the outrage of animal lovers in Jiangmen and elsewhere in China prompted government officials to reconsider the ban, which would have led to the killing of thousands of dogs.
July 18, 2011 There's word from Sweden of a police dog who has been trained to help hunt down sex offenders by sniffing out evidence of semen at crime scenes.
February 2, 2011 In the last five years, dogs of different breeds and ages have shown over and over they can smell cancer on the breath and in tissue samples from cancer patients. But scientists are still unsure about what the dogs are smelling.