The Truth About Cats and Dogs

Inside the minds of America's favorite pets.

Catnip Fever: Why Your Cat Acts High

By Jordan Gaines Lewis, Ph.D.
How a little plant can cause a feline frenzy

How Smart Is Your Cat?

By Berit Brogaard D.M.Sci., Ph.D
Cats have a greater capacity for complex problem solving than dogs

A Question of Guilt

By Alexandra Horowitz Ph.D.
Anthropomorphism, animal behavior, and punishing field mice

Can Humans Really Interpret the Facial Expressions of Dogs?

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C.
We may not be able to read a dog's facial expressions as well as we thought.

Do Dogs Know The Difference Between Dogs and Other Animals?

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C.
Dogs seem to recognize other dogs, regardless of their breed, size, or shape.

Why We Love Our Pets: They're Just Like Us!

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Which breed you own says a lot more about you than you might think.

The myth of animal altruism

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.
Progressives project ideology onto animals because it feels good.

Life Lessons From My Cat

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
The problem was I had been following the Golden Rule

Pictures and Quotes About Our Furry Friends

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Enjoy these pictures and reflections on our favorite pets.

What's With the Cat, and Other Questions about Singles and Their Pets

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
A pet is not compensation for not having a spouse.

DNA Results: Positive for Tetrachromacy

By Maureen Seaberg
This blogger is not just a synesthete but has a fourth cone class for color

How Emotionally Attached Are You to Your Pet?

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
10 ways to measure the role of pets in your life

Catching Up with Caveman

By Kenneth Worthy Ph.D.
We need science to tell us what we used to know about animals.

Right Manners

By G.A. Bradshaw PhD, PhD
More lessons from Grizzly Bears.

Do Dogs Have a "Eureka" Feeling When Solving Problems?

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C.
Like people, dogs get a burst of positive feeling when they solve a problem.

"Dogs ARE Persons!" (The Other Side of the Debate)

By Hal Herzog Ph.D.
Three animal protectionists explain why I am wrong about animal personhood.

How a Pet Can Sharpen Your Mindfulness Skills

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
My hound dog heightens my sensory awareness and keeps me in the present moment.

Does Your Pet Determine Who You Will Marry?

By Donna Barstow
A cartoon about how to use animals to find the good guys.

Saving Dogs From Criminal Justice Red Tape

By Cathy Scott
Programs rescue dogs used as evidence in court by giving them new lives

Who Listens to You Best?

By Vint Virga DVM, DACVB
Why would we share our secret hopes and fears with an animal more than a friend?

Dogs Are People, Too: They Love Us and Miss Us fMRI's Say

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D.
Noninvasive neuroimaging of our best friend's brains shows similarities to ours

What do we know about dogs?

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C.
How dogs think and how humans think about them

Filtering Life Through Your Cat

By Donna Barstow
A cartoon about a book about a man and his hat.