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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. With the holidays fast approaching, it’s an exciting time to cook and get together with loved ones over meals. All of that delicious food can also end up in your dog’s stomach from inadvertent floor scraps to occasional treats. Not all compounds in human food are considered safe
Are you sad that summer is ending? We sure are. But we have something to perk you up: an original gallery of photos of swimming dogs at a recent water park takeover. These water-loving pups are strutting their stuff poolside a la David Hasselhoff in Baywatch, and they couldn’t be happier about it. Dogs of all
Dogs and foxes are members of the canidae animal family, but they’re incredibly different otherwise. They can’t make babies, for starters! They do share certain qualities, however: dogs are curious, playful, and enjoy exploring their surroundings just like their distant woodland cousins. Some dogs share physical qualities in common with foxes, too, from distinctive pointy
You don’t have to be tall to appreciate fall! When Sir Carlton the dachshund goes for a rummage under the leaves in a flowerbed, all you can see is his happy wagging tail. You gotta see this: This handsome longhaired boy hails from Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he lives with his person Lexy Ward. We love
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Table of Contents Dressing up isn’t just for humans, you know. Your dog has moods and personalities, too. And while they probably don’t like it when you put them in a complete outfit, a dog bandana can also convey a feeling or a look without being restricting.
When last I left former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin in the fall of 2018, he had been raving about Zorro, a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy he adopted through Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue, Inc. on Jan. 18, 2018. He fell in love with the puppy after flying to Boston and driving to Cape Cod to meet puppies just
Table of Contents Are you one of those people who says “hello” to every dog you pass on the street? I know I am! I want every dog to be my friend and am disappointed when a dog doesn’t immediately show signs of affection. But instant love isn’t always a two-way street; some dogs need
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Table of Contents Pumpkin is a seasonal treat for many of us, finding its way into our pies, lattes, and more as autumn rolls around. Increasingly, it also shows up in pet treats and food. Is canned pumpkin really good
After 30 years, the AKC has awarded its millionth Canine Good Citizen credentials to an extra special dog at a ceremony last month. Congratulations Fiona [embedded content] The lucky millionth graduate is a Bernese mountain dog named Fiona, who uses her credentials in a very unique setting – a funeral home. Meet Fiona, grief therapy
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. The kids are officially back to school, but what about your dog? Dogs thrive on routine, and adjusting to a new back-to-school schedule can be difficult or frustrating for many dogs. Help her adjust to the fall season by slowly easing her into the new routine, gradually