There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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Zazie Todd Ph.D.
For millennials, pet dogs bring routine and stability at a time of uncertainty. But there are challenges too, especially when it comes to housing.
Adverts are often aspirational. If they use pets, should they be aspirational about animal welfare too? New guidelines explain how.
The presence of a dog leads to more friendly encounters for people with intellectual disabilities, according to a study of a dog-walking program.
The two scientists behind popular blog Do You Believe in Dog? are using canine science to encourage girls to consider careers in science.
For dogs without separation-related issues, petting before an absence may be beneficial, according to a pilot study.
Obesity is a big problem for pet dogs. A new review shows that targeting owner's behavior can be beneficial.
A new study suggests there’s a connection between a dog owner’s stress levels and the dog’s misbehavior when left home alone.
Behavior issues in dogs and cats are not always considered a problem, so what makes us see something as problematic – and when should we seek help?
Is the link between owner personality and dog behavior down to the training methods people choose?
A new study finds service dogs may help veterans with PTSD, as shown by physiological and psychological measures.
Today is #NationalPuppyDay so here are some tips to help you get your puppy off to a great start in life.
Research shows the importance of shelters and choice so that guinea pigs taking part in animal-assisted activities can benefit from it too.
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.
Whether or not Santa has gifts for your pet this year, here are some fun enrichment activities for your cat or dog.
The medical literature on dog bites uses emotive language and has erroneous information about dogs, according to a new study.
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.
The friendship and caring behaviors children show toward their pet are linked to attachment to the pet.
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.
Zazie Todd, Ph.D., is a psychologist, a certified dog trainer, and creator of the website Companion Animal Psychology.