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?
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.
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.
There are many ways to show your dog that she is your best friend and an important member of your family.
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.
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.
When cats suddenly change their behavior and behave disruptly, some owners turn to specialists to find out what's wrong.
You can discourage ankle-nipping and other overly aggressive kitten behavior with a few simple steps.
With minimal effort, it's relatively simple to live in harmony with your cat and enjoy scratch-free furniture.
Though cats and dogs are the most common household pets in North America, the similarities practically end there.
Cats can be notoriously picky, snubbing food left and right. But if your cat's bathroom habits are amiss, it could be suffering from dietary intolerance.
You are more than a source of food, catnip and scratches behind the ear. You are your cat's health advocate.
If your senior cat is starting to slow down, there are extra steps you can take to ensure that it is healthy, comfortable and content.
Along with the admonitions about caffeine, lunch meat and wine, many pregnant women are told they should get rid of their cats because of health risks.
Exercise for the brain is just as beneficial as exercise for the body. Give your cat both for a long and happy life.
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.
Thinking about adopting a cat? Here are five reasons why you should think about bringing home a pair instead of just one furry feline.
To ensure that your cat lives a long and healthy life (or nine), check out these five easy steps promoting feline wellness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If caring for your cat has heavily interfered with everyday aspects of your life, you may be obsessed.
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.
It's common knowledge that dogs should go for walks, play fetch and exercise, but did you know that your cat should be squeezing in fitness time too?
There’s almost nothing my cat Penny loves more than lounging around on her own. Under my bed. Where it’s incredibly difficult for me to cuddle with her. What's a loving owner supposed to do?
While most people take their cats to a traditional veterinarian for care, some may wonder whether homeopathic veterinarians are actually the way to go.
Your cat is playful, curious and a hunter, and he wants to interact with you to show off his natural skills. Playing games with your cat is a great way to entertain him, as well as give him some extra exercise.
Valentine's Day is around the corner and you just realized that you don't have a date. How about giving man's best friend a shot?
Dogs may be more than best friends for military veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, a small study suggests.
One of America's favorite dog breeds, the Labrador retriever, has a genetic variant that seems to make them more likely to gain weight, a new study suggests.
Pets may bring many health benefits to homeless children, but they can also make it tougher to find shelter or to use other social services, new Canadian research suggests.
While dogs read facial expressions in much the same way as people do, they consider the source of a threatening expression before deciding how to respond, a new study suggests.
Cuddling with your dog or cat when you have a cold or flu is safe for both of you, an infectious-disease expert says.
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