An archive of older articles relating to the care, comfort, and companionship of a pet.
Pet parents often claim to know exactly how their cats are feeling, and they may be right.
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.
Dog DNA testing takes the guesswork out of determining your puppy's background.
If you've ever wondered what your dog is thinking, there's a new online service that might be able to tell you.
Just like humans, cats can be allergic to a wide array of things, ranging from food to insect bites to pollen.
A treadmill for cats and small dogs called PetTread is under development by the company and is raising donations through a Kickstarter campaign.
If your cat's nails get too long, it can be bad for your furniture, your guests and any other pets you may have.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources is now using dogs to detect a danger to the environment - zebra mussels.
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.
Cats have a knack for getting into things that they shouldn't, and one of those things is house plants.
The government of Nanchang, a city in eastern China, has started using pups as official predictors of earthquakes.
If you have a child who's learning to read, it might be time to consider puppy adoption.
For those who live in the city or just have an apartment, a cat can be a great pet.
Most pet parents love their darling four-legged companions and want to share that love with the world.
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.
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.
There's a new, functional take on the fox hunt in town.
Obie's story is an example of the importance of keeping your pup healthy.
Do your best to make the most of your visit to the vet by asking these go-to questions.
A Los Angeles jail has been seeing success with a project that pairs pups with prisoners called the "Custody Canine Program."
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?
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.
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.
Cats are great pets for a number of reasons, one of which is that they are very clean animals.
We all know cats purr when happy, but felines can also express a whole range of emotions with their bodies.
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.
A sick dog is unfortunate, but it turns out many illnesses that afflict canines can be prevented.
The influx of dog-related technology strives to make it easier (and more fun) to be a pet parent.
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.
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.
Your pup might not be able to talk, but valuable information can be gleaned from Fido's facial expression and body position.
If you've just completed the puppy adoption process, then you know how energetic a dog in a new home can be.
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.
Cats exhibit peculiar behavior on a regular basis, so it can be hard to tell when they're actually sick.
Residents of Copley Square, the site of the Boston Marathon explosions, have been getting some relief in the form of furry friends.
Sony recently announced a new product that allows pet parents to mount a camera on their pup will be released on April 26.
A dog with the blues sounds like the premise of a Gary Larson cartoon, but it's no joke.
A small town in Washington is opening its restaurants' doors to man's best friend.
Even the most loving of dog enthusiasts don't love doggie breath, and unfortunately pups can't brush their own teeth.
Many cat owners love to hear the sound of their pet purring but how and why felines do this is still a mystery.
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.
A few extra pounds might be cute on a dog, but it can contribute to health problems and a shorter life span.
A common fear among those considering puppy adoption is that they won't have enough time to pay attention to their dogs.
Many people who already have a cat may find themselves considering getting a second (or even a third or a fourth).
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.
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!