Animals

People love dogs for a variety of reasons: They’re loyal, playful, and usually very cute. But not always. Sometimes, man’s best friend isn’t the best-looking animal. There are many breeds of...
There are approximately 3,000 species of snakes in the world, according to National Geographic. Of these, about 600 are venomous, and 200 of them are a threat to human safety, with bites that can...
Almost every year, the American Kennel Club, the country’s purebred dog registry, officially recognizes one or more “new” breeds (some of them centuries old) and adds them to the club’s list....
We’ve certainly come a long way from “Spot” and “Fido.” When it comes to naming a pet dog or cat, the possibilities are literally endless, and new pet owners aren’t afraid to get...
Making the decision to get a pet is never one that should be taken lightly. From goldfish to horses, pets are an investment, and could end up costing you a lot more than you might think in the long...
Scientists have been fascinated by the intellectual capabilities of non-human animals for decades. In 2015, Princeton researchers explored the collective intelligence of ants, citing colonies as a...
The animal kingdom is full of creatures that can do wild things. Owls, for example, can turn their heads 270 degrees. African lungfish can survive a year out of water, while dung beetles can push...
Despite the relentless urbanization of the U.S., you can still get killed by an animal in America – though the odds that that will happen are much higher in some states than others.    To...
Tattoos have become increasingly prevalent in the last decade. According to a 2019 poll by Ipsos, 30% of Americans have at least one tattoo. That’s up from 21% in 2012. While popular tattoo...
Cats are the second most popular pets in America after dogs, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. More than 30 million households have at least one. (These are the states with...
Guard dogs should be strong and fierce enough to be able to deter intruders or other potential sources of trouble. Watchdogs, on the other hand, have one job: to raise the alert when they detect...
The terms “watchdog” and “guard dog” are sometimes used interchangeably, but they denote different functions. Watch dogs have one job: to raise the alert when they detect something unusual,...
Obedience is a very desirable trait in a pet dog and an absolute necessity in a working dog. The American Kennel Club recommends that every dog owner consider some form of obedience training for...
Pet ownership continued to climb in the United States even during the pandemic, according to the National Pet Owners Survey, conducted by the American Pet Products Association. The 2021-2022 edition...
Pet ownership is at a record level, according to this year’s National Pet Owners Survey, conducted by the American Pet Products Association – and dogs are the most popular pets of all. The...