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The question of why do dogs howl is one that humans have been asking for quite some time. Most people associate a dog howling with wolves singing in unison to a full moon. The real reason for howling, however, has much less to do with...

Do dogs and cats dream? Most pet owners have asked that question. What does it mean when your dog is sleep running? Can cats have nightmares? Find out what research tells us....

The cold, wet feeling of your pets’ nose can give you quite a surprise when they come up to give you a little sniff or a lick. Especially if you're not expecting it. Even pet parents who love their furry friends dearly often find the...

Protect Your Pet and Home From Fleas Flea control is a major concern for pet lovers and keeping your pet and your home free of pests is very important. Whether you live in southern California or New York City, if you have a pet, there is...

Six Signs of An Awesome Vet  Awesome vets can be hard to find. Your fur baby is part of your family and you have the best doctors for your other family members, so you want an awesome vet for your pet. But there are so many...

You may be wondering what companion animals are and trying to figure out of they are right for you. Humans and animals have been providing companionship to each other for thousands of years. Only in recent decades have we begun distinguishing a companion animal from...

Kittens make adorable pets. If you’re planning on bringing one home, you’ll need to be prepared so that your new pet will be safe, healthy, and comfortable. Here are some tips to help your new kitten feel right at home with your family. [caption id="attachment_355" align="aligncenter"...

Getting a new puppy is an exciting time, whether the puppy is your first or a new addition to your canine family. A young puppy is very vulnerable and will be completely reliant on you for the first few months of his or her life....

Feeding human food to pets is a common activity, and it is no surprise why. There are few things as fun as seeing how excited a dog gets when you offer them a nice slice of bacon from the table, or some other delicious treat....

By Liza Corsilla (article originally appeared in NYMag) Photo: Lambert/Getty Images/Fototrove Whether you adopt a rescue dog or bring home an American Kennel Club–certified pup, providing that pet with proper care, a soft place to snooze, and good nutrition is, as the saying goes, a big responsibility. The question...

Caring for Aging Pets: Helping Our Pets Age With Grace By Jeff Werber, D.V.M. [caption id="attachment_310" align="aligncenter" width="300"] SirenPhoto[/caption] Wouldn’t we all do everything we can to keep our aging pets with us for as long as possible?  Well, with good preventive care, and of course lots of love,...

By Brooke van Dyk What kind of veterinarians are there? How can you tell which vet is the right choice for your animal companions? Can you take your house pets to the same veterinarian as your horses and farm animals? What about reptile companions? Don’t worry...

by Brooke Van Dyk   Are you addicted to running, even when it’s hot enough to cook an egg on the sidewalk? Do you power through the heat while you power-walk, regardless of how sweaty you get? Or are you simply looking out for your cat or...

by Michael Levanduski   Birds are amazing and beautiful creatures and can make wonderful pets. While dogs and cats seem to get all the attention, birds are actually the third most popular pet in the country. Most people think of pet birds as these beautiful little creatures...

by Corinna Underwood A Better Pet Care Solution Pet health issues can arise at any time, and an emergency vet is not always available, one wonders why a better pet care solution doesn't seem to exist. Perhaps an online veterinarian service would be the answer, but you...

What are some of the best treats you can give your pet?    For us, homemade pet treats are the best pet treats; we know what goes into them, and we get to labor in our love. Home is where the heart is anyway, so we might...