Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Most of us can easily identify a Siamese or Persian out of a lineup of cats. But how about a Peterbald? Or a Sokoke? Not ringing any bells? While everyone thinks their own beloved feline is one in a million, owners of pedigreed cats can take that description
Take your trick or treats to the next level with this simple and healthy dog treat recipe featuring easy-to-digest pumpkin puree and oat flour. This recipe is easy to roll and cut out with your favorite seasonal cookie cutters and takes food coloring well for a festive basket of fun for all your dog’s friends
(Picture Credit: Johner Images/Getty Images) How do you get your dog to do something without saying a word? Scientists at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel may have the answer in the form of a vibrating haptic vest. The vest acts as a middle ground between owner and pet. Vibrations from the dog
Beagles are one of the top ten most popular dog breeds in America and are adored for their curious, warm personalities. Beagle puppies especially turn heads with their cute looks, too! These dogs have nosed their way into the cultural zeitgeist, appearing as a fighter pilot named Snoopy in the Peanuts comic strips and in
Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Nuts, often a staple during the holiday season, present an easy opportunity for your dog to come along and have a munch. Nuts are delicious, wholesome, and natural, but are they good for dogs? We’ll explore which nuts are occasionally okay for dogs to eat—and which nuts are
(Picture Credit: Lothar Brademann/Getty Images) All dogs have their own unique personalities. Some are quiet and reserved while others are energetic and all over the place. No matter what personality your dog might have, one thing is for certain: they are not afraid to voice their opinion when they need to. And that doesn’t just
(Picture Credit: Liliya Kulianionak/Getty Images) Olive oil is a staple for many people in their diet. It is found in kitchen pantries everywhere. So can dogs have olive oil, too? The quick answer is yes, dogs can have olive oil. But there many things to consider when deciding to add olive oil to your pup’s
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Table of Contents Everyone always talks about how cats aren’t kind to human furniture—so much hair, so much scratching. But then again, cat furniture isn’t always appealing, especially not the kind you’re probably thinking of (you know, the tall, strangely shaped tower covered in banal beige carpet).
A six month old bulldog puppy named Kirby met the University of Georgia’s costumed mascot ‘Hairy Dawg‘ at a football game and fell so deeply in love. Kirby meets his idol Hairy Dawg The puppy tries to go for a kiss under the mask to no avail, and almost manages to pull Hairy’s gloves off!
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Keeping up with an active, outdoors-loving dog can sometimes feel like a full-time job. Whether your pup enjoys a good roll in something stinky, loves to get lost exploring in and out of bounds at the dog park, or simply likes to get wet, you need high-performance
Table of Contents Rugged, built for endurance, and always up for an adventure, America’s sled dog has captured a special place in our hearts and imaginations. Think northern lights, snow and ice as far as the eye can see, and a team of dogs specially bred and trained to work and survive. Alaskan husky dogs
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Table of Contents By now you’ve heard all about how recycling is broken and how our oceans are on track to contain more plastic than fish. Consumer waste is a complex issue with a lot of contributing factors, but increasingly, many folks are wondering what can be
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Table of Contents Not all dogs are built the same—some have stockier builds, some have thinner necks, some have longer torsos. So not every small dog will fit into a small sweater, which is something you might not have realized the first time you went shopping for
Anthropologist Grover Krantz had two wishes for the afterlife — to continue to educate others and be close to his beloved dogs Clyde, Icky, and Yahoo. In death as in life On his passing in 2002, Grover’s wife Diane had his body sent to the University of Tennessee’s famous ‘body farm‘ to be part of
(Picture Credit: Capuski/Getty Images) When your pet dog whines or cries for your attention, what’s your usual response? Many pet parents immediately come running to comfort their pups or provide treats. That’s not surprising, considering many of us refer to our dogs as fur babies. However, new research suggests that there may be some science
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) “Can dogs eat pumpkin?” You may be asking this question if you want to share a fall pumpkin treat with your dog, or maybe you’ve heard pumpkin is good for an upset tummy. Humans can eat pumpkin, so is it safe for dogs? The short answer is yes, your dog can
You smell smoke in your house and it’s time to act. Where’s your pet? Are you prepared? Though you’ll hopefully never need it, having a pet fire safety plan in place will help you avoid future tragedy. Not to worry—this article has everything you’ll need for a solid pet safety plan in case of a
Three-time champion agility dog Zip didn’t have the best start in life, but when she fell into handler Sue Cohen capable hands, everything changed for this very special border collie. Go Zip go! [embedded content] [embedded content] Zip’s first family had no idea what to do with all the intelligence and energy of a border
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Most dogs love hiking, and for adventurous dog owners, nothing is better than hiking with dogs. After all, it’s a win-win: companionship, fresh air, and exercise for you both. Outdoor adventures are possible with big dogs and small dogs alike—and they’re easier with the right gear. Whether
(Picture Credit: Hillary Kladke/Getty Images) Hydrotherapy, or water cure, for dogs is a form of occupational or physiotherapy that uses water resistance to rehabilitate injuries and relieve pain. From Greek roots, the word hydrotherapy means “water healing.” But does this type of therapy have benefits for dogs? In fact, there are many benefits of hydrotherapy
Watch out football fans, the 49ers have a secret weapon in their clubhouse this season who is helping players focus, relax, and lower their stress levels and blood pressure. Who is this magical emotional wellness coach? She’s a dog of course! This mental wellness powerhouse is a 1-year-old brindle and white French bulldog named Zoë.
Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. My cat Richie is carb crazy. As soon as a piece of toast pops out of the toaster, he’s there trying to snag a bite. I admit, sometimes I let him nibble on a crust. But I’ve never considered why my cat likes bread so much, and if
(Picture Credit: Frank Günther/Getty Images) The leaves are falling and the weather is cooling down, which means there are a whole bunch of new activities you can do with your dog this fall season. Autumn offers plenty of stuff to do that you can’t take advantage of in any other season. Here are seven of
(Picture Credit: Simoneemanphotography/Getty Images) A trending topic among dog lovers is rotating their pups’ protein sources. This basically means you change the protein source of your dog’s food periodically: on a daily, weekly, or monthly schedule. You might go from beef, to fish, to pork and so on. With today’s dog foods, your options are
Table of Contents The days are getting shorter, the air is crisp, and depending on where you live, the leaves are starting to turn. While this may mean chilly morning walks or earlier evening walks, it also means it’s time to get cozy with your furry best friend. Our ultimate guide to a cozy dog
You may remember this story from last year, but the update is so heartwarming we had to bring it back! While in Peru filming a mountain climbing adventure for TV, former ‘Jackass’ star and thrill-seeker Steve-O decided to meet the local street dogs. He didn’t count on falling in love. When Steve-O met a beautiful
Pet lover and NFL Football star quarterback Russell Wilson speaks out against domestic violence in a moving Public Service Announcement that will be airing on national TV through the end of the year. The video was created by the Banfield Foundation‘s Safer Together Initiative. Safer Together: When we help pets, we help people too [embedded
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Hug Your Hound Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in September each year. In 2019, the holiday falls on September 14th, so get ready to give your dog a hug! But only if they enjoy it, of course. You’ve probably seen adorable YouTube videos of dogs who happily give cuddly
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Table of Contents We’ve all heard at one time or another that we shouldn’t sleep in the same room as our pets. But for pet parents who don’t mind sharing (or are living proof of the evidence that sharing a bed with your pet can even help
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. For animal lovers, pet hair and pet hair removal are just a fact of life. It’s one of those small inconveniences we accept as part of the doggy deal alongside muddy paw prints on the kitchen floor and slobbery kisses when you know exactly where that mouth has been.