Sometimes, a cute stray animal at your doorstep is carrying something you don't want to cuddle up to.
A study of the dietary preferences of dogs and cats show distinct differences when palatability is constant. Are there lessons for us about our eating choices?
Cats are independent, untrainable and don't really bond with people — at least that's their generally-accepted reputation. But a recent study suggests that cats actually like interacting with people — maybe even more than they like food. Who knew?  
Cat-haters are always eager to find reasons to bad-mouth our feline friends. The latest is road rage — blaming a cat-carried parasite for aggressive behavior. But that concept just doesn't hold water. Ailurophobes, or those who fear cats, will just have to try harder to malign them.