a kitten looks up at a person listening to its chest with a stethoscope
Tracking Companion Animal Disease
Surveillance networks set up to detect outbreaks among pets could one day have public health uses too.  
Tracking Companion Animal Disease
Tracking Companion Animal Disease

Surveillance networks set up to detect outbreaks among pets could one day have public health uses too.  

Surveillance networks set up to detect outbreaks among pets could one day have public health uses too.  

Cat
a photo of a dog, a cat, and a ferret
Cats, Ferrets Susceptible to SARS-CoV-2: Study
Shawna Williams | Apr 2, 2020
Researchers report that dogs, pigs, chickens, and ducks did not easily become infected.
florida panther
Florida Wild Cats Struggle to Walk Due to Unknown Disorder
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 28, 2019
Both bobcats and the state’s namesake panther, an endangered species, have been spotted with signs of the condition.
a kitten in a cage
Termination of USDA’s Toxoplasmosis Lab Concerns Parasitologists
Shawna Williams | Apr 10, 2019
Some researchers say the abrupt end of the program will hobble the fight against a common parasite.
a baby and a puppy asleep on carpet
Number of Pets in Infancy Tied to Lower Allergy Risk
Shawna Williams | Dec 19, 2018
A study finds the effect is dose-dependent, with each additional pet further lowering the odds of developing allergies.
Image of the Day: Hair Brush
Catherine Offord | Nov 20, 2018
Cats’ tongues are covered in tiny spines called papillae, which help wick moisture from the mouth and onto the fur.
Image of the Day: Skinning the Cat
The Scientist Staff | Jul 17, 2017
This stack of polarized light micrographs depicts a vibrant ensemble of tissues, hair follicles, and vessels within a slice of cat skin.