November 14, 2013 When Albert Rizzi's seeing-eye dog, Doxy, got fidgety during a flight delay, the crew had them both removed from the plane, angering the other passengers.
October 23, 2013 The agency still doesn't know what's inside jerkies, tenders and strips that have sickened thousands of dogs and killed hundreds. An ongoing investigation is focused on treats imported from China. Pet owners should watch for loss of appetite, listlessness and vomiting.
October 11, 2013 Do dogs think and feel? Are they persons? And if you are unsure, would the results of brain studies on dogs help you make up your mind? Alva Noë argues that, while an MRI can tell us many things about a dog's brain, it can't tell us more than we already know through our relationships with these wonderful animals.
August 23, 2013 Rescue groups and others dealing with a real problem — packs of stray dogs in many parts of the city — are inflating the figures, a Detroit journalist argues.
July 29, 2013 Feeding your pooch with locally sourced meats and vegetables may seem like the culinary equivalent of a Versace pet bowl. But producers of this posh-sounding pet food say it can cut down on food waste and help farmers.
July 10, 2013 Do dogs live entirely in the present, acting on instinct rather than thinking? Commentator Barbara J. King challenges a skeptic who insists that it's folly to claim that dogs think, and interviews a dog expert who offers a balanced view of the matter.
May 28, 2013 He can't see, and he's not very big — but as dogs go, Xander the pug is having a big impact on Klamath Falls, Ore. The blind pup even made the front page of the local paper, for bringing empathy and happiness to people for whom such things are in short supply.
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.