Animals can track the passing of time, science says

Preparing your dog’s dinner in the kitchen, you get a text message. You stop, sit down, and type out a response. “Fido won’t mind waiting a minute,” you say to yourself as he watches from his empty bowl.

Science says that, actually, Fido might mind.

Researchers from Illinois’s Northwestern University looked at the medial […]

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, […]

Is your pet fearful of storms? Here’s how to help.

Most of us don’t love storms. Sure, it can be nice to sit on the porch and watch the lightning roll in, but for the most part, these weather hazards are loud, inconvenient and at times, dangerous.

Animals especially don’t enjoy stormy weather, which is why responsible owners need to be aware of the signs […]

How will animals handle the solar eclipse?

On Monday, Aug. 21, much of the U.S. is going to go dark during the afternoon when the moon passes in front of the sun; the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental states in nearly 40 years.

(For those of you in South America, Africa and Europe, you may be able to see […]

6 Reasons dogs chase their tails

[ SPANISH ] It usually happens out of the blue: you’re reclining in your living room and suddenly your dog stands up and starts running in circles, chasing its tail. Apart from it being kind of hilarious, there may be some very legitimate reasons that your dog decides to start attacking a part of its […]

6 weird animal facts explained

Confession: My dog gets nervous around her reflection. I wish I was kidding. Sometimes, she’ll just get up and start barking at her reflection in the window or the mirror. It’s actually pretty hilarious, and one of her many weird quirks (and totally normal).

Second confession: One of my friend’s cats refuses to drink water […]