So you want to add a furry friend to your family, but you or someone you love is allergic to dogs. This presents one of those good-news, bad-news situations.
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When living with dogs, one consideration is whether their specific breed is suited to the climate you’re living in. Now it’s not unheard of for a Chihuahua to live a joy-filled life in Alaska and an Alaskan Malamute to summer in Florida. If your dog doesn’t happen to be the perfect match for your part of the country, nothing wrong with that.
Your cat is staring at the bathroom faucet, would like a head scratch, or wants to be let in from outside — any of these things can set off the chorus of meowing.
Most pet parents find these meows cute and endearing. But sometimes, cats can get excessive with their meows..
As much as we love sharing our home with our beloved pets, pet odors can be an unfortunate side effect. We humans can get used to the scents that surround us. (The scientific term for this, we believe, is “nose blind.”) When you have pets, it can be difficult …
Panting is a natural part of being a dog. Who doesn’t love the sight of a happy dog, stretched out contentedly after a romp at the dog park, adorable pink tongue hanging out?
Puzzling over the selection of collars at your favorite pet supply shop? Not all collars are alike, and it’s possible that the wrong collar for your dog can cause discomfort or even injury.
To avoid mistakes, it’s important to go into this knowing …
So you love cats and want to help them find loving homes. Have you ever thought of cat fostering? As the name suggests, it means being a cat’s “for now” family, so the animal rescue organization has time to find the feline’s forever home..
Sometimes, we humans think of kitty as the no-nonsense, aloof soul, while the dog is the loyal friend who wants to tag along everywhere we go. But that mindset can distract us from recognizing what our four-legged friends really need from us….
When kitty’s exploring outside, who can deny the pleasure of watching those feline instincts spring to life? Whether your cat is stalking a squirrel, climbing a backyard tree to get a better view or trotting off to patrol their realm, there’s something gratifying about seeing your cat in their element…
What kind of pet does a Maine Coon cat make? Enthusiasts of the breed will readily tell you these giant fluffballs have gentle personalities, are tolerant around children and can handle living in households with other pets. Though they keep their distance at first when new people come around, they don’t stay away for long..
We’ve all seen that dog go galloping toward the deepest snowdrifts with the enthusiasm of a dozen 7-year-olds home on a snow day. And then, others will straight up refuse to touch snow unless they absolutely have to. Living with dogs means .
Thinking about looking for a trainer to work with your dog? Maybe it’s time for puppy classes so you can build a foundation of good manners while nipping annoying behaviors in the bud. Or, you recently brought home an adult dog from a rescue, but she hadn’t had much training in the first place….
Golden Retrievers are friendly, happy dogs that are great with kids, eager to please and are the very epitome of a family dog. If someone describes a dog that’s overjoyed about pretty much everything — kibble, the kids, walks — you’re probably going to picture a Golden Retriever…
Looking for the perfect gift for the dog or cat in your life? Or, maybe you want to find that special something to brighten the holiday season of a pet parent you love. For inspiration, here are some ideas that are sure to please any four-legged friend on your list…
Spending the holidays without our furry family members is, in a word, unimaginable. Still, the last thing you want is to make the journey miserable for your dog or cat (and by extension, you). Dogs and cats.
Being a pet parent means facing a plethora of choices, and that can be confusing. Should you go with one of those shrink-wrapped dinners in the cooler at your favorite pet supply shop or is that mainline brand just fine? Talk to your..
Bringing a new baby into your home is a big event. While you’re preparing baby’s room, keep in mind the arrival of your bundle of joy also represents a big change for your dog … especially if this is your first child…
Does a new kitten incite hissing and swatting from a senior member of your feline family? Or maybe relations soured between two cats that once got along just fine. Either way, when cats start hissing, chasing and getting into full-on fight mode, it’s a stressful situation…