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An archive of older articles relating to the care, comfort, and companionship of a pet.

How well can cats communicate?
How well can cats communicate? »
Pet parents often claim to know exactly how their cats are feeling, and they may be right.
Human foods your cat can enjoy
Human foods your cat can enjoy »
Cats can actually eat a certain number of human foods, so you can feel free to give your furry friend a treat from your plate, but there are also a few dishes that should be avoided.
Discover your pup's heritage through DNA testing
Discover your pup's heritage through DNA testing »
Dog DNA testing takes the guesswork out of determining your puppy's background.
Want to get inside your pup's head?
Want to get inside your pup's head? »
If you've ever wondered what your dog is thinking, there's a new online service that might be able to tell you.
Does your cat have allergies?
Does your cat have allergies? »
Just like humans, cats can be allergic to a wide array of things, ranging from food to insect bites to pollen.
Treadmill for cats and small dogs in development
Treadmill for cats and small dogs in development »
A treadmill for cats and small dogs called PetTread is under development by the company and is raising donations through a Kickstarter campaign.
How to trim your cat's nails
How to trim your cat's nails »
If your cat's nails get too long, it can be bad for your furniture, your guests and any other pets you may have.
Take care of your pup's paws
Take care of your pup's paws »
If you've just completed the puppy adoption process, you may notice that your pup is more likely to veer toward grassy areas over pavement.
South Carolina pup rescues trapped kitty
South Carolina pup rescues trapped kitty »
Alerted by locals who heard barking from a nearby ravine, a police officer in South Carolina discovered a dog trying to save a kitten who was stuck in the bank.
The story of the cat in the morning
The story of the cat in the morning »
If you're a cat parent, you may be used to getting up at the same time each morning, having been awakened by a feline on your face.
North Carolina town considering military dog memorial
North Carolina town considering military dog memorial »
Special Operations Forces K-9 Memorial, a group out of Fayetteville, N.C., is petitioning the city for a statue to commemorate military dogs who have died in battle.
Dogs sniff out a fishy threat
Dogs sniff out a fishy threat »
Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources is now using dogs to detect a danger to the environment - zebra mussels.
Pet safe cleaning materials
Pet safe cleaning materials »
If you've been thinking about puppy adoption or have decided to adopt a cat in the near future, it's best to know what kinds of products to use in and around your home for your pet's safety and comfort.
Tips for getting your cat to stop eating house plants
Tips for getting your cat to stop eating house plants »
Cats have a knack for getting into things that they shouldn't, and one of those things is house plants.
Earthquake warnings from dogs being heeded in Chinese city
Earthquake warnings from dogs being heeded in Chinese city »
The government of Nanchang, a city in eastern China, has started using pups as official predictors of earthquakes.
Helping young students learn to read with puppies
Helping young students learn to read with puppies »
If you have a child who's learning to read, it might be time to consider puppy adoption.
Keeping a cat happy in an apartment
Keeping a cat happy in an apartment »
For those who live in the city or just have an apartment, a cat can be a great pet.
Want your cat to be famous on the internet?
Want your cat to be famous on the internet? »
Most pet parents love their darling four-legged companions and want to share that love with the world.
Therapy dogs relax stressed-out students
Therapy dogs relax stressed-out students »
Institutes of higher learning often offer students services to help them unwind during the end of the year, and some of those resources now have fur.
Hot dogs! Why they shed, and what you can do about it
Hot dogs! Why they shed, and what you can do about it »
If you're thinking about puppy adoption but are apprehensive about cleaning, fear not: It's possible to keep your home relatively free of fur.
Rodent hunting pups help keep NYC pest free
Rodent hunting pups help keep NYC pest free »
There's a new, functional take on the fox hunt in town.
The weight-loss journey of an obese dachshund
The weight-loss journey of an obese dachshund »
Obie's story is an example of the importance of keeping your pup healthy.
5 questions to ask your vet
5 questions to ask your vet »
Do your best to make the most of your visit to the vet by asking these go-to questions.
California prison pairs with pup training program
California prison pairs with pup training program »
A Los Angeles jail has been seeing success with a project that pairs pups with prisoners called the "Custody Canine Program."
Does you cat have feelings?
Does you cat have feelings? »
If you've owned a cat for a while, you may start to notice your pet's different moods - but are these actually emotions or are they just responses to direct stimuli?
Tips for feeding your cat
Tips for feeding your cat »
If you need to change your cat's diet or you just want to help your kitty get used to a new feeding schedule, you may find yourself dealing with a grumpy pet.
Tips for mixing cats and kids
Tips for mixing cats and kids »
Whether you have children and are planning to add a cat to your family or vice versa, it's important to prepare both parties for the new presence in the household.
Tips for bathing your cat
Tips for bathing your cat »
Cats are great pets for a number of reasons, one of which is that they are very clean animals.
What your cat's body language is telling you
What your cat's body language is telling you »
We all know cats purr when happy, but felines can also express a whole range of emotions with their bodies.
5 tips for taking care of a dog in NYC
5 tips for taking care of a dog in NYC »
It might seem counterintuitive to put a pup in a New York apartment, but dogs are highly adaptable and can handle the big city with ease.
Common dog ailments - how to prevent them
Common dog ailments - how to prevent them »
A sick dog is unfortunate, but it turns out many illnesses that afflict canines can be prevented.
New technology makes things easier for pet parents
New technology makes things easier for pet parents »
The influx of dog-related technology strives to make it easier (and more fun) to be a pet parent.
Tips for caring for an older cat
Tips for caring for an older cat »
While many people who are planning to adopt a cat may be looking for kittens, some may be attracted to the calmer nature of an older feline.
Common misgivings among potential pup parents
Common misgivings among potential pup parents »
Becoming responsible for a living creature is a big step in life, and there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. Here are some common worries among those thinking about adopting a dog.
How to interpret your dog's body language
How to interpret your dog's body language »
Your pup might not be able to talk, but valuable information can be gleaned from Fido's facial expression and body position.
How to calm an overactive dog
How to calm an overactive dog »
If you've just completed the puppy adoption process, then you know how energetic a dog in a new home can be.
All in the germs: How microbes reflect puppy love
All in the germs: How microbes reflect puppy love »
A recent study by the University of Colorado, Boulder, shows that you may have more in common with your dog that you think - namely, bacteria.
When should you bring your cat to the vet?
When should you bring your cat to the vet? »
Cats exhibit peculiar behavior on a regular basis, so it can be hard to tell when they're actually sick.
Boston can seek comfort with volunteer pups
Boston can seek comfort with volunteer pups »
Residents of Copley Square, the site of the Boston Marathon explosions, have been getting some relief in the form of furry friends.
Man's best friend: also a videographer
Man's best friend: also a videographer »
Sony recently announced a new product that allows pet parents to mount a camera on their pup will be released on April 26.
Is your dog depressed?
Is your dog depressed? »
A dog with the blues sounds like the premise of a Gary Larson cartoon, but it's no joke.
Fine dining with dogs
Fine dining with dogs »
A small town in Washington is opening its restaurants' doors to man's best friend.
How to eliminate doggie breath
How to eliminate doggie breath »
Even the most loving of dog enthusiasts don't love doggie breath, and unfortunately pups can't brush their own teeth.
What it means when cats purr
What it means when cats purr »
Many cat owners love to hear the sound of their pet purring but how and why felines do this is still a mystery.
Use puppy cams to get to know a breed
Use puppy cams to get to know a breed »
Popular amongst those who crave the "cute factor," pup and kitten cams are a great way to get the feel of a breed before getting started on the puppy adoption process.
Running a 5K with your dog
Running a 5K with your dog »
A few extra pounds might be cute on a dog, but it can contribute to health problems and a shorter life span.
New technology for dog owners cuts back on pup loneliness
New technology for dog owners cuts back on pup loneliness »
A common fear among those considering puppy adoption is that they won't have enough time to pay attention to their dogs.
Tips for getting a second cat
Tips for getting a second cat »
Many people who already have a cat may find themselves considering getting a second (or even a third or a fourth).
4 essential pet care tasks you can perform at home
4 essential pet care tasks you can perform at home »
These four tasks can be made easy and done right in your home - as a result, they can minimize the costs related to pet upkeep and give you the opportunity to bond with your pet.
Tips for getting pet hair out of furnishings
Tips for getting pet hair out of furnishings »
With these helpful tips, you can remove hair from your decor and restore your home's clean, pristine appeal - at least for a few weeks!
 
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