Choosing Dogs that can Breathe

Why are breeds such as Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and Pugs so popular despite health issues due to short faces? Appearance and emotion influence people's choices.

Free Things to Do for Your Pet This Holiday Season

Whether or not Santa has gifts for your pet this year, here are some fun enrichment activities for your cat or dog.

Moral Panic About Dog Bites in the Medical Literature

The medical literature on dog bites uses emotive language and has erroneous information about dogs, according to a new study.

Does a Good Relationship With the Dog Mean More Walks?

New research finds that taking your dog on a walk is better for your health—and the human-animal bond plays a role in dog walking behavior.

How Strong Is Children's Attachment to Their Pets?

The friendship and caring behaviors children show toward their pet are linked to attachment to the pet.

Pets of the Homeless: Attachment Figures and Social Support

Why do homeless people have pets? It turns out that homeless youth with pets are less depressed and lonely than those without, but pets bring disadvantages too.