Ho-oh-no: this popular holiday plant may be dangerous for pets
Ho-oh-no: this popular holiday plant may be dangerous for pets

Holiday decorations are a delight to humans, but they may be even more precious to your pets. Your cat will climb to the top of your Christmas tree within half an hour of its assembly, and there’s at least a 95 percent...

This Mistake Could Put Your Dog’s Health at Risk on Thanksgiving
This Mistake Could Put Your Dog’s Health at Risk on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a day filled with comfort foods for humans—creamy potatoes, silky gravy, and oh-so-carby stuffing. It’s tempting to treat your favorite companion animals, too. Once you catch a glimpse of those adorable,...

November 16th, 9:27 AM CST
These 13 Human Foods Are Toxic for Your Dog
These 13 Human Foods Are Toxic for Your Dog

Letting Buddy lick off the last bits of gravy from your dinner plate might feel generous and loving, but not everything on your plate is kosher for your dog. Some of your favorite (and healthiest) foods can actually be...

October 3rd, 11:31 AM CDT
Hot dog? There’s finally a wearable that protects your pooch from heat stroke
Hot dog? There’s finally a wearable that protects your pooch from heat stroke

Giving a wearable device to a dog sounds excessive, but this temperature-monitoring harness could actually save your pooch's life from possible heat stroke. Here's how you can get hold of one.

July 9th, 1:52 PM CDT
Win a Furbo treat-tossing dog camera for your good boy or girl
Win a Furbo treat-tossing dog camera for your good boy or girl

The Furbo treat-dispensing dog camera lets you check in on your pup and give him some love right from your phone. We've teamed up with Furbo to give a few lucky readers a chance to win one.

July 2nd, 3:20 PM CDT
The best hiking gear for dogs
The best hiking gear for dogs

When packing for any kind of excursion or adventure in the great outdoors, don't forget your canine companions -- or any of their gear. Properly equip your dog for the trail with this list of must-have hiking gear for dogs...

June 14th, 1:12 PM CDT
Bissell’s new vacuum cleaner shows a genuine love for pets and their owners
Bissell’s new vacuum cleaner shows a genuine love for pets and their owners

Bissell Homecare is showing off its love for its customers' pets with a nifty new vacuum cleaner that picks up pet hair and debris, and washes floors and rugs, all at the same time.

May 2nd, 7:04 PM CDT
Away from home: Dog bathroom options
Away from home: Dog bathroom options

Traveling with a dog can be fun, exciting and memorable, but it can also be a bit of a challenge if its idea of bathroom etiquette is finding the nearest patch of grass that smells like home.

Fact vs. fiction: Strange dog rituals and their true meanings
Fact vs. fiction: Strange dog rituals and their true meanings

Since dogs are unable to verbalize what they are really thinking, there are nonverbal cues that we can learn from and respond to accordingly.

The lonely dog
The lonely dog

Dogs are social animals, and generally don't tolerate long periods of being alone.

Vacation with your dog on a budget
Vacation with your dog on a budget

Not only is it possible to enjoy a fun vacation with your dog, but it's also easier than ever to do so while being frugal.

The reality about dog myths
The reality about dog myths

Is it true that seven human years are equivalent to one dog year? Can dogs really smell cancer? Here, we debunk some commonly held canine myths.

The myth of the hypoallergenic dog
The myth of the hypoallergenic dog

Over the past few years there has been a lot of talk about specific dog breeds that are "hypoallergenic" and perfect for families with members who have pet allergies. Is this talk fact or fiction?

How to tell if your dog is healthy
How to tell if your dog is healthy

Since your dog hasn't mastered speaking in words yet, you may wonder how you can tell if your dog is feeling okay. It turns out, many of the clues can come from just looking at your dog and reading his body language.

The dirtiest pet product you own
The dirtiest pet product you own

What item do you grab numerous times a day but rarely, if ever, wash?

Prepare your dog for guests
Prepare your dog for guests

Inviting guests to your home when you have a new or energetic dog can prove to be challenging. Just a little training -- for both your dog and your guests -- will make visits more enjoyable for everyone.

The myth of the hypoallergenic dog
The myth of the hypoallergenic dog

Over the past few years there has been a lot of talk about specific dog breeds that are "hypoallergenic" and perfect for families with members who have pet allergies. Is this talk fact or fiction?

How to tell if your dog is healthy
How to tell if your dog is healthy

Since your dog hasn't mastered speaking in words yet, you may wonder how you can tell if your dog is feeling okay. It turns out, many of the clues can come from just looking at your dog and reading his body language.

The dirtiest pet product you own
The dirtiest pet product you own

What item do you grab numerous times a day but rarely, if ever, wash?

Prepare your dog for guests
Prepare your dog for guests

Inviting guests to your home when you have a new or energetic dog can prove to be challenging. Just a little training -- for both your dog and your guests -- will make visits more enjoyable for everyone.

5 fun ways to show your dog you love her
5 fun ways to show your dog you love her

There are many ways to show your dog that she is your best friend and an important member of your family. From doing activities together to creating a space just for her, these are some easy ways you can strengthen your bond with your four-legged friend.

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The best way to clip your dog’s nails
The best way to clip your dog’s nails

Being a dog owner means sometimes taking on tasks that might not be that pleasant -- for either you or your dog. Nail clipping, in some cases, is one of the tasks.

Houseplants vs. your cat
Houseplants vs. your cat

Before adding a touch of nature to your home with houseplants, it's important to know what types of plants may be harmful to your cat and which are safe. In fact, some plants are extremely poisonous to cats, and others can cause them to become very ill.

Animal communicators and psychics: Are they for real?
Animal communicators and psychics: Are they for real?

When cats suddenly change their behavior and behave disruptly, some owners turn to specialists to find out what's wrong.

Writers who love their cats
Writers who love their cats

Writers from mystery novelist P.D. James to science-fiction icon Ray Bradbury and numerous others have at least one thing in common: They all love cats.

Two cats are better than one
Two cats are better than one

Thinking about adopting a cat? Here are five reasons why you should think about bringing home a pair instead of just one furry feline.

Are cats and dogs that different?
Are cats and dogs that different?

Who says dogs have all the fun? Cats can be just as smart, fun and full of personality.

Help your cat with separation anxiety
Help your cat with separation anxiety

Cats can quickly become very attached to you, which may lead to separation anxiety.

The 5 easiest ways to keep your cat healthy
The 5 easiest ways to keep your cat healthy

To ensure that your cat lives a long and healthy life (or nine), check out these five easy steps promoting feline wellness.

Emergency medical cat care at your fingertips
Emergency medical cat care at your fingertips

In recent years, veterinarians have stepped in to provide a quick, cost-effective place on the Internet for owners to have their questions answered and get solid advice no matter the time of the day.

4 tips for traveling with your cat
4 tips for traveling with your cat

It's important if you'll be traveling with your cat to ensure that he's healthy, safe and happy when coming along on any trips. Here are four steps to a stress-free trip.

Keeping your cat happy when you're not at home
Keeping your cat happy when you're not at home

As much as I'd love to spend my days cuddling and playing with my cat, necessity dictates that I must, on occasion, leave my apartment.

Exercises for Your Overweight Cat
Exercises for Your Overweight Cat

Cats tend to be bored most of the day, sitting around your home with easy access to food. You need to increase your pet's mental stimulation and physical exercise to help your pet lose weight.

Are you obsessed with your cat?
Are you obsessed with your cat?

If caring for your cat has heavily interfered with everyday aspects of your life, you may be obsessed.

The scoop on the best cat litter
The scoop on the best cat litter

Choosing the right litter for a cat to do its business in is serious business. Different brands and types can fit your kitty's different needs, and we've got the scoop on how to select your best match.

Best practices for bathing your cat
Best practices for bathing your cat

Cats fastidiously clean themselves with their tongues and teeth on a daily basis. But sometimes your kitty needs to be introduced to soap and water. Here are some tips for making the experience less traumatic for you and your furry friend.

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