Pet Science

If you’re interested in cat and dog anatomy, the inner workings of your pet’s brain, or the weird dog and cat facts that you didn’t know you needed, you’re in the right spot. These stories delve into interesting information about canine evolution, fascinating studies about cat cognition, and all the latest pet science research from veterinarians and behaviorists.
Cat purring on a person's lap
Does a Cat’s Purr Have Healing Powers?
Some scientists believe that cat purrs may have healing powers.
Teresa Traverse
 
Black cat sitting on a ledge
Do Cats Really Have Nine Lives?
We found out the truth behind the age-old saying.
Nicole Pajer
 
cats do better than dogs
6 Things Cats Can Do Better Than Dogs
Best ‘Resting Mean Face’ doesn’t count.
Diana Bocco
 
6 things you didn't know about dog poop
6 Things You Wish You Didn’t Know About Dog Poop
You may never look at your dog the same way again.
Geoff Williams
 
Dogs playing with toy
I DNA-Tested My Dogs: Here’s What Happened
After adopting a new dog, I started to wonder: what breed is he, exactly, and does it really matter?
Diana Bocco