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Cat Reunited With Owners 26 Days After Home Collapses Into River

It’s every pet parent’s worst nightmare – when Mother Nature rears her ugly head, and your pet is lost during a natural disaster. It’s a nightmare that Elizabeth Wilkins…

Study Reveals Why Cats Are Obsessed With Tuna

Do you have a cat that goes crazy when a tuna can is opened? If so, you’re not alone! The connection between cats and tuna has long been recognized – but what is it about…

Celebrities Who Adopted Their Animal Co-Stars

With the number of pets being abandoned and turned over to rescues and animal shelters reaching new highs, there has been a lot of chatter about the importance of the “ad…

Why is My Cat So Talkative?

Do you have a cat that is constantly vocalizing and making themselves known around your house? Whether it is a sweet, melodic purr, a high-pitched chirp, or a loud and ob…

Is My Pet Bird Bored in Their Cage?

As a devoted bird parent, you want to give your feathered family members the best possible quality of life. This includes setting up a cozy cage with everything they need…

When Should I Set Up a Quarantine Tank for My Fish?

If you are new to fishkeeping, you have likely noticed that there is a lot more involved in setting up a healthy, thriving aquarium than most people realize! From the ide…

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Expats May Need to Leave their Pets Behind as Travel Costs Skyrocket

Pet owners moving abroad may be forced to leave their pets behind after animal travel costs have gone up by as much as 400 percent!

How To Tell if a Dog Is Cold

You might think your dog feels fine in cold weather, thanks to their thick coat, but they can definitely feel the chill—and when they aren’t warm and comfort…

Do You Need to Clean A Cat's Teeth?

Just like for us humans, dental care is important for kitties too. Of course, human and feline teeth are totally different, so dental hygiene is not exactly the same for both. Here's what you need to know.

What Causes Heartworm in Dogs?

Most people are not even aware of the illness, until it is too late for treatment and the damage has already been done. In fact, many dog owners are not at all familiar with heartworm, how it occurs, how it progresses, and what causes it in the first place.

More Dogs Than Ever Euthanized as Shelters Hit Capacity

More than 359,000 dogs were euthanized in 2023, compared to 330,000 cats, which is the first time the number of dogs euthanized has surpassed the number of euthanized cats

Study Reveals the Most Expensive Locations for Pet-Friendly Airbnbs

Are you considering taking a trip to a dream destination in the United States with your best friend by your side? If so, you’re not alone! A growing number of animal love…

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Can I Take My Rabbit on a Road Trip Safely?

As pet parents and animal lovers, we often talk about the joys of road-tripping with cats and dogs, but what about the many other pets we call family? What if you share y…

Do Birds Make a Good Pet for Children?

Are you a bird lover and look forward to sharing that love with your child? Has your child recently been asking to add a bird to the family? If so, there are a few critic…

Can I Make a Homemade Rabbit Cage?

Whether you are planning to bring home your first rabbit or changing things up with a new habitat for your bunny, choosing, planning out, and designing a cage can be a fu…

Can TV For Your Dog Actually Ease Anxiety?

We all love television entertainment, but have you ever considered that your canine companion might appreciate their own curated TV experience? Enter DOGTV, a unique serv…

Do I Need Gravel in My Fish Tank or Aquarium?

Are you newer to fish keeping or considering setting up your first aquarium? If so, you likely already have many questions - there is much to consider! However, unlike ad…

Can I Convert My Freshwater Aquarium Into a Saltwater Aquarium?

Freshwater aquariums are often the starting point for those new to fishkeeping. It’s a lower-cost entry point and generally more forgiving than saltwater aquariums as you…

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How Do I Know if My Dog is Afraid?

Experts often talk about the importance of reading your dog’s body language to reduce fear, stress, and anxiety. But do you sometimes struggle to identify if your dog is…

Are Dogs Smarter than Cats?

While both animals are cuddly and loveable, they are inevitably different. So, could it be possible that dogs are smarter than cats, or vice versa? This is a popular question in the scientific world, and many tried answering it.

What is Red Light Therapy for Dogs?

Innovative red light therapy for dogs proved to be a safe and efficient treatment for a variety of ailments, from skin inflammation to wound healing, and much, much more.

Study Shows These Dog Breeds Most Likely To Have an Extra Row of Teeth

Is your pooch more likely to sport a second row of teeth? The so-called “Shark Teeth” is a little-known dental condition that can affect up to 7% of doggos around the world.

Urine Tests Could Now Provide Early Detection of Cancer in Dogs

Through samples of dog urine, the research team discovered that cancerous subjects amongst the observed molecules had a unique “fingerprint” that could be used to indicate the presence of cancer.

A New Four-Legged Robot May Soon Replace Guide Dogs

Robots aren’t only taking human jobs! Our four-legged colleagues may soon need new jobs because there’s a new AI-powered robot guide dog in town

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Survey Reveals the Most Common Pet-Related Myths Pet Parents Believe

With the growing wealth of online information, the answers to all your questions are just a click away – but how much of that information can be trusted? There have alway…

What Are the Benefits of Snuffle Mats for Dogs?

Our Snuffle Mat of Choice: The Pet Parents Forager MatsI would be lying if I pretended that we don’t have a collection of different snuffle mats here at the house, includ…

Can My Cat Get an Ear Infection?

I’ve you’ve ever found yourself wondering, “Can my cat get an ear infection?” – You’re not alone! As loving cat parents, we strive to provide our feline friends with the…

How Can You Prevent Bloat in Dogs?

The most valuable tool as pet parents to keep our dogs happy and healthy is knowledge – both knowledge about how to improve their lives but also about the potential risks…

Why is Mental Enrichment Important for My Dog?

While physical exercise and a balanced diet are essential elements of a healthy, happy life for your dog, there’s another aspect of their well-being that often goes unnot…

What is the Best Type of ID for My Dog While Travelling?

Travelling with our dogs is an exciting experience, but it also comes with responsibility – ensuring they are safe at every turn. Whether you’re heading out on a road tri…

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Dog Helps Find Missing Child

Dogs can be heroes, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to the story of a very special police K9 in Auburn, Massachusetts. When a 12-year-old went mi…

What Size of Cage Does My Hamster Need?

Final Thoughts: The Best Hamster Cage SetupWhen setting up your hamster’s habitat, consider the floor space available. They are active and energetic creatures that need t…

Hundreds of Cats and Dogs Saved from an Animal Testing Laboratory

The Beagle Freedom Project has shut down an animal testing facility in Nowata, Oklahoma, and rescued over 200 dogs and cats from certain death.

It's a Match! Winnipeg Rescue Intro's Doggie Dates

Prospective owners can sweep their prospective partner away for the night, a weekend, or a week, before deciding to commit. It’s February, love is in the air…

Is Aquarium Salt Safe for Plants?

Could adding salt to your tank potentially kill its plant life? Or is salt beneficial for your aquarium’s flora? These are the questions that need to be answered carefully, as there are different types of salt used, and not all have the same effects on the many different aquarium plants. Let’s dive deeper into the topic!

What Happens if Dogs Eat Cat Food?

While not the worst thing a dog can eat when sharing a home with a cat, kitty kibble certainly isn’t the best type of food for your dog, either. But what happens if dogs eat cat food? Can it be harmful to them? And are cat and dog foods really that different? Here’s what you need to know.

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Beenie Von Weenie Crowned Fastest Wiener Dog in the West

Hold your horses (or your dogs); there’s a new legend racing its way across the finish line. The 26th Annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals were held July 15th at the L…

Owning a Dog May Protect Your Child From Food Allergies

When it comes to the relationship between children and their pets, many conversations focus on the potential risks of allowing them to interact. But what if having a furr…

Can I Let My Cat Go Outdoors Safely?

As cat lovers and parents, we understand our kitties' curiosity and desire for the great outdoors. We’ll often find our two cats sitting by the window, entirely in a tran…

Which Dog Breeds Make Us Happiest, According to Social Media?

As dog parents, we love sharing pictures and stories of our pups. After all, we all have the cutest, most adorable dog. Right? Sometimes these stories are funny, share sp…

Can I Travel With An Anxious Dog?

Traveling with your pet can be an exciting experience, but it can also come with a unique set of challenges for those with anxious dogs. Whether you’re planning a big sum…

2 in 3 Dog Owners Claim Their Dogs 'Could Never Survive in the Wild'

If your pet were to get loose outdoors, would they know how to survive on their own? If not, you're not alone! A recent poll conducted by One Poll and commissioned by Now…

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Dog Facial Recognition App Helps Scientists Fight Against Rabies

A new mobile phone app could help improve rabies vaccination by identifying dogs using facial recognition technology.

Pregnant Dog Saved from Shipping Container by U.S. Coast Guard

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston got a big surprise when they found a dog trapped inside a shipping container. While inspecting the c…

The Unseen Threat: Dangers of Secondhand Smoke for Your Pet

Many factors may predispose a pet to cancer, but research shows that passive smoking is a main danger.

Possible Cancer Vaccine for Dogs in the Works

Mark your calendar because May 2024 marks the end of a 5-year clinical trial that may put an end to many canine cancers. For those of us sharing space with an…

What Is Pyoderma In Dogs?

The sight of an itchy dog often raises concerns among pet parents. From parasites, like fleas and ticks, to uncomfortable skin issues and irritation, the explanation is r…

AI Could Match You with a New Furry Friend Based on Personality

In a cutting-edge study, scientists specializing in canine behavior have used artificial intelligence to predict dog personality types.

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Can I Travel With My Cat in the Car Safely?

If you’re planning a trip with your feline best friend, you may be experiencing both excitement and a little concern. Unlike dogs, known for their love of the car, many c…

How Do I Stop My Dog From Eating Everything?

We often hear about the importance of getting out and walking our dogs. But what do you do if your dog is determined to eat everything in sight every time you are out and…

How Do I Create a DIY Busy Box for My Dog?

5 Types of Dog EnrichmentWhen people talk about enrichment for dogs, they often focus on two forms – physical enrichment and mental enrichment. But you may be surprised t…

Lab/Shepherd Mix Zoey Claims Title of World’s Longest Dog Tongue

We all believe our dog is special and unique, but for some dog parents, this statement means something more. A small number of dog parents around the world can lay claim…

Scooter, a Chinese Crested, Awarded the Title of World’s Ugliest Dog

As dog lovers, we’re all familiar with the Westminster Dog Show and the perfectly groomed and well-trained dogs that it introduces to the world. But in Petaluma, Californ…

Are Water Fountains Good for Cats?

As a cat parent, you understand that our feline friends deserve nothing but the best. This means prioritizing their well-being and identifying potential health risks you…

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Why Is My Bird Biting Me?

If you’re a bird parent, you love and cherish your feathered friend – but what do you do when your bird nips or bites? This is a behavior that can be both surprising and…

Amazon Took Some Heat with 2023 Super Bowl Ad

Rescues and dog experts alike felt solution to separation anxiety was a total fumble. Can they recover this year? In anticipation of Super Bowl Sunday, its no…

Is A Wet Dog's Nose Good or Bad?

A dog’s nose is their tool for discovering the world around them through scent, but dog noses are important for much more than sniffing – the state of your p…

Why Does My Dog Eat Poop?

The behavior is called coprophagia, and it is influenced by a lot of major factors. Getting to know them can help you better understand this odd behavior, and help you act accordingly.

Drug That Could Extend Lifespan of Senior Dogs Enters Clinical Trial

A new and revolutionary drug that could possibly extend the lifespan of healthy, senior dogs, is now entering a major clinical trial. It also has a first patient - an 11-year-old Whippet named Boo.

Pet Obesity Study Shows Promise and Surprising Links With Humans

Recently conducted research shows that there might be a way to battle the obesity pandemic – with certain strains of probiotics that can help curb pet obesity, especially when dogs are in question.