cats
Cats Really Do Bond With Their Humans, Study Finds

It’s a widely held assumption, even by some cat owners, that domestic felines don’t get much socially from being our pets. But a new study out Monday is the latest to suggest that many cats form healthy bonds with their humans, in much the same way as dogs and human babies do. Read More >>

pets
Oh God, People Really Are Anti-Vaxxing Their Pets

A new report seems to confirm vets’ worst fears, suggesting that pet vaccination rates in the country have dropped off substantially in recent years. Read More >>

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Hotels.com’s Publicity Stunt Wants Dog Reviewer for Pet-Friendly Hotels Around the World

Hotels.com is looking for a pampered pooch accustomed to the finer things in life to review pet-friendly hotels around the world. Read More >>

health
A Dangerous Algae is Killing Our Dogs – and Climate Change is Going to Make it Worse

A pair of tragic stories reported this past weekend are raising awareness of a threat to both people and animals in the water: algae. At least four dogs in two states along the Southeast U.S. have reportedly died from swimming in freshwater lakes and ponds filled with toxic blue-green algae. And as the climate warms, these sad cases could become more common in the U.S. and elsewhere. Read More >>

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Pets Can Donate Blood, Too

You know that donating blood is one of the most impactful things you can do for others on an individual level. But you probably don’t know that dogs and cats can donate blood, too. According to a new study out Tuesday, most pet owners have no idea that their good boy or girl could be helping other animals in this way. Read More >>

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I Found the Perfect Pet Cam to Launch Treats at My Dog

One of the worst parts about having a pet is when you have to leave them alone at home. They’re stuck in the house and you’re out in the world! Pet cameras are ostensibly a great way to watch and interact with pets even when you’re away from home. While they used to feel like a kludgy gimmick that can’t rival a real security camera, pet cameras have improved dramatically in the last three years, so we grabbed the top three to see how well they hold up against a popular security camera and to figure out what the best camera for your pet monitoring needs is. Read More >>

pets
Pets Miss Out Because of Screens

A sad statistic: 63% of pet owners think they'd spend more time playing with their fluffy friends if they didn't have so many screens in the house. Read More >>

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Vodafone’s Knocked 25 Per Cent Off its Pet Tracker

It's National Pet Day today, which doesn't mean a whole lot besides even more photos of animals on Instagram (yay!) – but it does mean a bit of money off a pet tracker, if you've been considering getting one. Read More >>

robots
We Need to Talk About this Robo-Dog Companion That Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Helped Design

A company called Tombot thinks it’s come up with a way to improve the quality of life for seniors facing challenges when it comes to being social: a robotic companion dog that behaves and responds like a real pup, but without all the responsibilities of maintaining a living, breathing animal. The company even enlisted the talented folks at the Jim Henson’s Creature Shop to help make the robo-dog look as lifelike as possible. It’s a noble effort, but it also raises lots of questions. Read More >>

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Pixar’s Emotional New Short Will Make a Pet Lover Out of You

Those of us who have them know that pets are basically like best friends who are guaranteed to never desert you, and will always do their best to make you feel better when times are rough. That’s a big part of what makes it difficult to see people who abuse animals. Read More >>

robots
Sony Gives Aibo a New Paint Job and Plans to Teach It Some Home Security Tricks

Resurrected back in 2017, Sony’s robotic dog Aibo made a big splash at CES 2018, but there wasn’t much fanfare for the pup at Sony’s CES booth this year. A few weeks later, however, Sony has announced a new version of the robotic companion featuring a beagle-inspired tri-colour paint job, and some new tricks that expand the pricey toy’s capabilities. Read More >>

technology
Ford’s Noise-Cancelling Kennel Keeps Dogs’ Ears Safe From Fireworks

Good Boy Of The Day goes to Ford, which has used its knowledge of noise cancelling tech to create a kennel that protects dogs from firework noise. Read More >>

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The Best Pet Tech You Need This Christmas

Pets are part of the family, which means though they might not understand what Christmas is, they still deserve an exciting treat under the tree. Some of our choices here are more for you than them, but if a chilled out owner means more cuddle time, that works for everyone. Here's our pick of the pet tech for 2018. Read More >>

housing crisis
SpareRoom Invites Actual Pets To Think Tank About Renting With Animals

Renting with pets is a big issue at the moment. First we had Cats Protection's excellent Purrfect Landlords campaign, then came Battersea's Pet Friendly Properties, and now we have renting website SpareRoom's pet think tank. Read More >>

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New Charity Campaign Asks Landlords To Let People Have Cats, FFS

A new campaign from Cats Protection is asking the landlords of the UK to consider allowing their tenants to have just a tiny bit of joy in their lives. Read More >>