A rescue dog can find himself suddenly sprung from his cell and moved to a place with soft beds and softer laps all in the span of 24 hours. It’s like hitting the lottery and getting released from prison all on the same day — pretty overwhelming. It’s a lot to take in for any
0 Comments
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Everybody poops. That’s just a fact. But not everybody has the habit of giving digested food another round through the body. Eating poop is actually not all that uncommon among dogs. It’s called coprophagia, and it’s generally a natural behavior with a few different causes. So why is your dog eating
0 Comments
Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Not to brag, but my cat Lily is pure magic. She rides on my shoulder, chats with me in kitty chirps, and brings me the most thoughtful gifts, like that odd sock that fell behind the sofa. She plays fetch and (usually) comes when I call her. She
0 Comments
You just saw The Darjeeling Limited and Before Sunrise and have been dreaming about taking the train for your vacation rather than a plane. It seems so romantic—looking wistfully out the window as the coast passes you by, getting caught up on all that reading you have been meaning to do but never have the
0 Comments
Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. My new foster dog, Oshi, is so stinking cute, but he came to me with severely overgrown toenails. All I wanted to do was cuddle this adorable pug, but his long nails scratched me when he tried to scramble into my lap. I needed to do something to
0 Comments
(Picture Credit: Chris Amaral/Getty Images) Can dogs eat bread? You’re probably asking this if you want to share a bite of your sandwich or toast with your pooch, or maybe your dog accidentally snagged a bite of bread while you weren’t looking. Ah, bread–a treat as tempting to the olfactory senses as to the taste
0 Comments
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. We love our kitties and therefore we never want to deal with the nightmarish scenario of losing our favorite ball of fluff. Luckily, one of the ways you can help keep your cat-friend safe is through the use of a GPS collar. Want to learn more? Keep
0 Comments
Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. At the first veterinarian visit with my newly rescued mini schnauzer, the vet told me to clean his right ear when I got home because there was some “gunk” in it. “Just look it up online. It’s easy to do at home,” my veterinarian said. It was at
0 Comments
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Both dogs and cats tend to shed more in the spring to prepare for the warmer temperatures in the summer months. Now that summer is in full swing, if you’re a pet parent, that means that your home (and everything in it) is probably covered in pet
0 Comments
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. All pet owners know the struggle to rid a household of pet hair is real. Seriously, just how did that enormous furball get there?! And shimmying under the furniture, or rearranging the living room to get rid of all that pet hair? It’s a hassle and a
0 Comments
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. With their giant build and soft tricolor coats, Bernese mountain dogs are an easy breed to identify. They were originally developed as farm dogs but today serve their human companions well as faithful family pets. Weighing between 65 and 120 pounds at maturity, the Bernese mountain dog
0 Comments
Ever been backed into a corner about whether you’re a “cat person” or a “dog person”? We’ve all been there! And though some of us do tend to lean more to one side than the other, there is a whole slew of folks who are both—or who want to be both. Enter breeds of dogs
0 Comments
(Picture Credit: RossHelen/Getty Images) The vitamin and supplement business for humans is a multi-billion dollar industry. Many pet owners also feel that if supplements are good for them, they must be good for their pets, too. With Holistic Pet Day coming up on August 30th, maybe natural health solutions for your furry friend are already
0 Comments
Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Having a good understanding of the feline digestive system can valuable for any cat parent. This, of course, includes feline flatulence—more commonly known as cat farts. Though not all animals fart, cats certainly can and do. That said, many cat parents may not even realize that cats can
0 Comments
As it becomes harder and harder to travel with your dog by plane, you might be looking for other ways to travel with your favorite furry companion. Many dog people opt for road trips, while others are taking their small pets on Amtrak, but some dog lovers really want to sail away with their pet.
0 Comments
Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Unusual odors can sneak up on us when we least expect it and then we suddenly realize that the odor is coming from our dog! Why are they so stinky sometimes? And why in the world do they smell like fish on occasion? Specific odors that emanate from
0 Comments
Known for their amazing floof, their irresistible walk, and their herding instincts, corgis are favorite companions of royalty and civilians alike. Their name means “dwarf dog,” but there’s nothing dwarf-like about their personalities! We’ve explored our data to discover the most popular corgi names of the year from our enormous Rover.com archives. These dog names
0 Comments
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. We know how much you love to treat your power chewer, but a recent alert issued July 31, 2019 by the FDA advises keeping away from all pig ear treats for now. The statement indicates that treats supplied by some
0 Comments
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. The first time I ever heard of a ThunderShirt was when I was dog-sitting my dog friend Charlie. She’s a border collie-whippet mix and tends to be very anxious and nervous on the whole. But the first day she came
0 Comments
What do you love about your dog? If your answer is everything, you’re not alone.  Dogs and people began living together 15,000 years ago when dogs followed people’s migration throughout East Asia. Dogs are social pack animals who thrive off of attention and affection, making them a prime candidate for a person’s best friend. Most
0 Comments