Similar areas of the brain are dedicated to recognizing voice and processing emotion
The growth of animal-assisted therapy means that man’s best friend may soon be man’s best medicine
They’re man’s best friend, and they may be one of the heart’s best allies as well.
Beagles are known as good hunters. So why not send them in search of deadly bacteria?
The power of cuteness is deeper and more compelling than it seems
Some autistic people report feeling more strongly connected to animals than to other people, but a new study suggests that introducing companion animals to autistic children at the right time in life may help with human bonding, too.
Are you having an allergy-free summer? You may have Fido to thank for that.
Since November, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received 900 complaints of pet illnesses and deaths from owners and vets stemming from China-made chicken jerky dog treats. See the full story on our companion blog NewsFeed.
Is Fido really excited to see you? Or is the panting and tail wagging simply a sign that he’s anticipating a treat?
A study finds that your four-legged companion can be a great stress reliever at work and encourage better relationships with co-workers too
They’re man’s best friend, but dogs, it turns out, may also be a doctor’s newest secret weapon for detecting cancer.
A dog is man’s best friend, the old adage tells us — and, indeed, new research shows that when it comes to fulfilling our basic psychological needs, humans do benefit from their pets in much the same way they do from their friends.
Children who live with dogs and cats are less likely to develop allergies to those animals later in life, but only if the pet is under the same roof while the child is still an infant, a new study suggests.