Good night, sleep tight. Fido has sweet dreams too.
A cat’s tongue feels like sandpaper, and it’s all because they are solitary souls.
Evolution has a lot to answer for it, but for modern domesticated dogs it could be more to do with just being a bit bored.
We’ve become close to man’s best friend over the last few thousand years, and that might be why they ‘appear’ to have a sixth sense.
New theory suggests that prehistoric dogs were domesticated in both Asia and Europe around the same time.
A poorly pooch might share the same symptoms as you do, but not all illnesses can infect another species.
You might think yours is the smartest dog around, but how does she compare to these intelligent dog breeds?
Rats can smell tuberculosis. Dogs can smell cancer. Now they're being trained to save your life. Emma Young reports.
We 'nose' dogs have a heightened sense of smell, but can a dog detect cancer with it?
Cats share some important genes associated with herbivores – this might explain their particular eating habits.
Like wolves, dogs have very sensitive senses.
Try reading this without feeling your lower jaw drop slightly, ready to yawn.
Intelligence is hard enough to measure in humans, let alone in animals.
You'd be a chump to get chummy with a chimp...
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