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Lisa Selvaggio

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Lisa Selvaggio is a freelance writer and editor, and our resident cats-pert, with certifications in pet nutrition and pet first aid. She enjoys producing content that helps people...
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Liquid Biopsy Helps Detect Cancer in Dogs

Dogs of all ages can develop various cancers, with roughly 6 million new cases in the United States every year. And according to dvm360, cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs who are over 1 year of age.Though treatment options are available, catching the cancer too late could lead to a poor outcome, so early detection is critical. The harsh reality, unfortunately, is that pet parents might not realize there’s a problem until the cancer has advanced and their dog is showing serious signs of illness. Enter: liquid biopsy.

What to Look for in a Pet-Friendly Hotel

From boutique hotels to major hotel chains, there are a host of options if you’re hoping to book a stay with your furry friend, whether you’re traveling with your sweet dog or adorable cat. But, when it comes to pet policies, they aren’t all created equal.

How Back-to-School Can Affect Your Pets

Ah, back-to-school season. Students are getting ready to head back to the classroom or the dorm room, and parents are preparing for some changes in their schedule as they make sure all of their kids have what they need to succeed. But have you thought about your pets? After spending more time with the people they love during the summer, they can also feel the effects of the changes that come this time of year.

More Couples Want to Include Pets in Their Weddings

Pets are loving and loyal members of the family who make you laugh, keep you company, and are happy to share in your joy. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that pet parents are doing more to include their companions when celebrating special events.

Why Does My Cat Lick Me?

Kitties do strange things sometimes, like lick your hands or hair. And you might be wondering why your feline friend would think that you need to be groomed.

How to Keep an Eye on Your Pets When You Aren’t Home

Thanks to modern technology, you can stay on top of what your pets are up to even when you aren’t home, so you can take that trip without worrying as much about your furbabies.

Why Does My Cat Bite Me?

One of the confusing things about cats is that they sometimes bite for no obvious reason. Sure, kitties bite to defend themselves and hunt, but some will bite when you don’t expect it. To help you better understand your feline, here are some of the reasons why cats bite.

How to Help a Shy Cat

Do you have a shy kitty who tends to hide a lot and doesn’t like being around people? Don’t worry, there are some things you can do to help them gain more confidence and feel more at ease.

How to Get Your Cat to Play

Do you have a lazy cat who isn’t all that interested in playing? Here are some tips on how to entice kitties of all ages to be more active.

Ticks Can Get on Pets Using Static Electricity

Keeping ticks off yourself and your pets is extremely important, as they can carry diseases like Lyme. But did you know that they can use static electricity to more easily make their way onto a host?

How to Clean a Pet Water Fountain

Pet water fountains can entice dogs and cats to drink more water, and they can be more convenient for pet parents, too. Unfortunately, they’re a bit more complicated to clean than regular water bowls. 

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