Pet Essentials
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…

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…

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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.

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…

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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…

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…

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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.

Animal Shelter Has Clever Way to Fundraise for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is for celebrating love, but for some, it can be a reminder of failed relationships. If you’re still feeling bitter towards an ex, you can no…

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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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How Much Does It Cost to Feed Your Dog Around the World?

There is no denying the fact that pet ownership can be expensive. From the expected costs of vaccinations and high-quality dog food to the increased fees associated with…

Do Dogs Experience Grief?

Anyone who has ever shared their heart and home with a dog can attest to how deep the emotional connection we form with our best friends is. It is this bond that makes sa…

Research Suggests Longer Nosed Dogs Live Longer

Yes, the flat-faced pooches we know and love have not only myriad health issues but also shorter lives. Even those who have never owned a dog already know tha…

New Study Shows Which Dog Breeds Are Most Likely to Get Cancer

A new study published in Royal Society Open Science shows that there is a strong link between the dog’s size and their likelihood of getting cancer.

Homeless Man Rescues a Litter of Orphaned Puppies During a Storm

An anonymous homeless man has become an internet sensation after rescuing a litter of puppies and taking them to the shelter during a storm.

Why is My Rabbit Eating Poop and How Do I Stop It?

It’s a weird and uncomfortable habit, but if your rabbit is eating poop, it may not be a sign of health issues! In fact, for rabbits, eating poop may actually be a health…

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Cat Chattering: What Is It and What Does It Mean?

Cats communicate with each other and their humans in a variety of ways through vocalizations and body language. While you may be able to figure out what your…

What to Know About Cat Reproduction

With a better understanding of feline reproduction, you can take steps to prevent unwanted litters, and you’ll know what to expect if you have an intact fema…

GPS Tracker Saves the Life of a Vancouver Island Pooch

New technology helps us find our pets when they wander into trouble. The best piece of advice I received after adopting my Schnoodles was to get collar tags…

Senior Leaves $2.8 Million Estate to Pets, Not Kids

What do you need to consider when planning the future care of your pets? There are not many testaments to the value placed on our pet’s love and devotion that…

What Are the Symptoms of Dementia in Dogs?

Dog dementia or canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD) can bring about some troubling changes in your pet’s behavior – if you have a senior dog, these are the symptoms to look out for.

What Is Dog Folliculitis and How to Treat It?

Folliculitis in dogs is a disease which causes infection or inflammation of hair follicles. It is one of the more common skin diseases amongst dogs and is caused by bacteria, fungal infections, skin irritations, or parasites.

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Humans Are Getting Their Pets Sick – Here's What You Need To Know

Viruses like coronavirus or influenza have a much higher chance of cross-species transmission, and to make matters worse the highest chances for this to happen is with pets such as dogs, cats, horses, and ferrets.

This Special Camera Reveals How Our Pets See the World Around Them

Scientists have invented a special camera that uses a unique combination of state-of-the-art hardware and software, in order to create videos and images that show us exactly how certain animals see. For example, with this latest tech, you will be able to see the vivid world of colors that are seen through the eyes of birds and bees.

Study Finds Link Between Having a Dog and Girls' Physical Activity

A new study finds that having a furry companion at home could help promote healthy physical activity in children, especially young girls.

What Is Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) dates back thousands of years, and both humans and animals can benefit from it. When applied to pets, it’s referred to as…

How Acupuncture Can Help Cats and Dogs

Acupuncture is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and it can be used on people and pets to address a range of conditions. By balancing the flow of…

Pandemic Puppies Are Behaving Badly, Study Shows

Puppies bought during the COVID-19 pandemic are more likely to exhibit one or more problem behaviors, a new study suggests.