How a Family Dog May Lower a Child’s Asthma Risk

by Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, Contributing Writer   |   November 02, 2015

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Dog People vs. Cat People: Who’s More Outgoing? More Intelligent?

by Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer   |   May 27, 2014 12:25pm ET

SAN FRANCISCO — “Dog people” and “cat people” really do have different personalities, according to a new study.

Why Do Cats Bring Home Dead Animals?

by Elizabeth Palermo, Staff Writer   |   March 29, 2013 04:42pm ET

Internet Cat Videos Keep You Purring, Study Finds

Internet Cat Videos Keep You Purring, Study Finds

Why Do Cats Like Boxes?

Why Cats Have Vertical Pupils

by Stephanie Pappas, Live Science Contributor   |   August 07, 2015 02:25pm ET

Have you ever wondered why your cat’s eyes have those creepy vertical slits for pupils? A new study suggests the reason may lie in cats’ preferred mode of hunting.

Are Cats Smarter Than Dogs?

By Joseph Castro, Live Science Contributor   |   May 20, 2014 11:50am ET

While pet owners may have loads of anecdotal data to show that cats are smarter than dogs or vice versa, there’s little scientific evidence to back up those claims.