Dogs: Not as smart as we think they are?

Sometimes, society seems obsessed with dogs. Canine companions are considered loving, cute and intelligent, and science seems to back all of these up.

Popular understandings of scientific research sum it up like this: Doggy intelligence is on par with that of a two-year-old child, and this is somewhat true, if you look at findings from […]

Science: Both horses and dogs understand our facial expressions

We humans can be pretty good at bonding with animals. Horses and dogs in particular are two of the species we have formed the closest ties with — we work with them, we play with them, we live with them.

Why is that? Well, science shows us that dogs and horses, unlike many other species, […]

A tale of two statistics: Pet ownership by single people up, vet visits down

While the number of single people who own pets continues to climb, the number of pets being taken to the vet at least once a year is falling.

Although the former is great news, the latter is less so, say officials from the American Veterinary Medical Association, publishers of the U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographics […]