Chinese county reconsiders threat to ban dog walking after backlash

Chinese county reconsiders threat to ban dog walking after backlash

A Chinese county has been forced to reassess a ban on people walking their dogs in public after the extreme attempt to stop pet-related incidents and disputes triggered an angry backlash.

Petting dogs, cats may reduce stress in students

Petting dogs, cats may reduce stress in students

"Just 10 minutes can have a significant impact," students in our study that interacted with cats and dogs had a significant reduction in cortisol, a major stress hormone," said Patricia Pendry, Associate Professor at Washington State University.

Emotional problems and bonding

Emotional problems and bonding

“However, if first-time parents can detect a difference in their pet’s behaviour around the pregnant mistress, it’s time to train the pet from a professional dog trainer.”.

Americans Will Spend $815 Million on Pets for Valentine's Day

Americans Will Spend $815 Million on Pets for Valentine's Day

According to an article by Laura Petrecca and Sabrina Treitz, of USA Today , one out of five pet owners will spend money on their pets this Valentine’s Day. A total of $815 million will be spent this year on Valentine’s Day gifts for furry friends; this from a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation .

Phone addiction is making your dog sad, warns expert

Phone addiction is making your dog sad, warns expert

Ian explains that our phone dependency affects dogs more so than cats because dogs are pack animals, and look to their humans for leadership and reassurance. ‘You do that consistently for weeks, months and years on end and you’re going to get some real behavioural issues.’

Goats can read expressions, prefer happy people!

Goats can read expressions, prefer happy people!

A new study led by scientists at the Queen Mary University of London provides the first evidence of how goats read human emotional expressions, implies that the ability of animals to perceive human facial cues is not limited to those with a long history of domestication as companions, such as dogs and horses.