What Treats Are Safe For Chinchillas?

With their long life span, curious personality, and fascinating behavior, owning a chinchilla can be a rewarding experience. A chinchilla can make a wonderful and loving pet and offers a safe, hypoallergenic alternative to owning a cat or a dog. Of course, part of being a good pet owner is…

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5 Unusual Pet Rodents You May Not Know About

For many people, owning a cat or a dog isn't possible. Some people turn to rodents as suitable, loving, and fun pets due to housing restrictions or personal preferences. While many people know that hamsters, gerbils, or guinea pigs make fine pets, several rare and unusual rodents make fantastic pets.…

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Which pet food claims and features should brands track?

“No artificial flavoring or coloring” has been a popular pet food claim for more than a decade now, to the point that it’s almost a given that pet foods don’t include such ingredients. In fact, this type of “free from” claim seems to have been far eclipsed by others such…

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Is It Normal for My Cat to Sleep So Much?

It's no secret that cats love to sleep. The average feline slumbers 15 hours a day, and some sleep up to 20 hours within a twenty-four-hour period. While a kitten may not sleep as much as a senior cat, it's safe to say that all cats spend a lot of…

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Hypoallergenic Dogs: What Breeds Won’t Make You Sneeze

Pet allergies can be a real nuisance for those who desire the love and companionship of a dog. Exposure to proteins found in an animal’s dander, urine, blood, or saliva can cause an allergic reaction. These exposures can occur anywhere but are usually at their worst in a home environment.…

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Adopting a Special Needs Pet: What You Need to Know

Every day, an astronomical 70 million homeless dogs and cats crowd animal shelters and wander streets struggling to live just one more day. Just a tiny percentage of them will be adopted into the relatively few homes that are available and willing to adopt a pet. This becomes an almost…

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Hypoallergenic Cats: Purrfect Breeds for Allergy Sufferers

If you suffer from pet allergies, there’s a good chance that cats are the culprit. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), cat allergies are twice as common as dog allergies. Pet allergies can cause many uncomfortable symptoms, such as eye, nose, skin, and respiratory symptoms. They…

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Which is the Best Small Pet for Your Family?

Adding a pet to your family is always a rewarding and fun experience that helps teach kids about empathy and responsibility. It's enriching to receive unconditional love from a pet. Here's a list of some small pets that might make a great addition to your family. Parakeets Parakeets are small…

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Letting a Beloved Pet Go: How Will I Know When It's Time?

It’s been a wonderful, long-term ride with your pet, your best friend, your bosom buddy, and your partner. But you notice some things are different. Subtle things, but they’re there. You try to ignore them, pretend everything’s fine, but there comes a time when you just… can’t. Coming to the…

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