Take a look at the latest dog and cat news for this week, including hot topics, pet food recalls, and fun reads.
Breeding has given different dogs distinct brain shapes - Brain scans from 33 dog breeds revealed a broad variation in regions involved in scent hunting, guarding and companionship.
Dog dies protecting Florida children from a deadly snake - The Richardson family shares home video and photos of their puppy Zeus, who died protecting their children from a venomous coral snake.
Dog behaviors like aggression and fearfulness are linked to breed genetics - A study looking at 101 breeds finds strong ties between certain behaviors and genes.
In case you missed last week's news, check it out here.