And what if your dog DOESN’T like hugs?

Apparently there is nothing more offensive to the pet-loving masses than suggesting that pets might not love everything we do. Stanley Coren, a psychologist who has been very active in…

How many mice? A new study explores numeracy in our feline friends.

In the early 1900s, scientific attention to animal cognition was focused on the performance of one animal, Clever Hans the horse. His owner, a mathematics teacher, claimed that Hans could…

A chicken and the egg problem: Which came first, pet technology or pet neglect?

More people than ever claim that they feel that their pets are part of the family. We let them sleep with us in our beds, we buy gifts for them…

Another study shows that Feliway™ doesn’t work

Trying to make sense of the pheromone mess. First things first! Some of you might be wondering what the heck Feliway is! Feliway is a “feline facial pheromone analogue (also…

In brief: Five reasons to keep your cats indoors

Our pet cats need enrichment, activities and things to do! But do these things only exist out of doors? No! While there are certainly problems that can arise from keeping…

Can preventative behavior counseling reduce undesirable behaviors in cats?

Are cats naughty or just misunderstood? Those of us who work professionally to help people solve behavior problems in their cats would be more likely to say the latter –…