Tag archives for pets
Canine researcher Ádám Miklósi of the Family Dog Project gets us into the head of the family pooch—and how that could help us learn about our own brains.
Why do dogs chase certain vehicles? Do otters or sloths make good pets? This week we answer your questions about critters closest to home—pets.
An owner’s scent activates the parts of a dog’s brain associated with pleasure, a new brain-imaging study says.
Hamsters weren’t always spinning on the wheel: There are 26 species of wild hamster, including the Syrian, which was first found near the city of Aleppo.
Wild animals usually don’t live long enough to suffer cognitive decline, but domestic pets can be susceptible, experts say.
This week, join us as we attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida and meet a surprisingly potent form of jellyfish, then we listen to glaciers as they melt and learn what they’re telling us, and we hear protest songs from an indigenous Australian country singer.
A Brazilian family recently found their long-lost pet tortoise in a box after 30 years. Find out how the reptile made it through the ordeal.
Although some hardcore animal rights advocates object to the concept of owning any animal, it’s also true that studies have linked responsible pet ownership to lowered stress and increased happiness. With today’s pet industry a booming business worth more than $52 billion a year in the U.S. alone, there are plenty of pampered pooches and…
Does interaction between humans and animals provide significant health benefits? Many pet owners say that that their animals provide company, happiness, and other emotional fulfillment. NGS photo by Howell Walker “Being around dogs can have a calming effect,” pet writer Maryann Mott reported for National Geographic News a few years ago. “Studies have shown that…