Setting Up a New Year's Care Plan for Your Pet

You probably have a yearly health plan for you and your family. Have you considered doing the same for your pet? You can prevent many illnesses and injuries when you have a comprehensive plan to make sure your pet stays healthy throughout the year. Plus, a good plan keeps you…

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Hamster Breeds: Which Is Right for Me?

Hamsters are popular “starter pets,” known for their stout bodies, small eyes, and silky coats. These adorable rodents are relatively easy to care for and can be pretty friendly with proper socialization. Hamsters are nocturnal, meaning they naturally sleep more during the day and are active at night. However, that…

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Are You Ready To Foster a Pet in Your Home?

If you’re thinking of fostering a dog or cat, you’re about to embark on one of the most rewarding journeys of your life. But first, you need to make sure you’re up for all the challenges that come along with fostering a needy dog or cat. Are You Ready to…

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10 Things to Look For in a Pet Boarding Facility

The holidays are approaching, and you're sad that you can't take your beloved pet with you on a planned get-a-way. Or maybe you're expecting overnight holiday guests, one of whom may be allergic to animals. Either way, you need a temporary and loving home for your pet where you know…

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Options and Requirements for Volunteering With Animals

Did you know that working with animals reduces stress levels and helps you achieve a more fulfilling life? And did you also know that volunteering with animals gives them something they probably would not otherwise have: a bit of joy in what might not be very happy lives? If you’ve…

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Can Cats See Optical Illusions?

Cats and humans certainly see the world in different ways, but some things definitely leave us seeing eye-to-eye. For example, kitties love a soft blanket just as much as their human minions. We can also agree with the feline kind that naps in the sunshine are the best. Cats and…

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Trick-or-Treat: Should You Bring Your Dog Along?

Halloween isn’t just for humans. Pets, too, can enjoy this spooky holiday! You may even want to bring Fido along as your children trick-or-treat around the neighborhood. But should you take your dog trick-or-treating? Well, it depends. Before heading out on October 31 for an epic Halloween adventure, keep the…

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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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How to Train a Dog the Basics: Sit, Stay, Come

Teaching your dog the basics is an essential part of being a good dog owner. Not only will basic commands help you to better contain and control your dog, but these simple skills can help keep your dog safe. Although young puppies can learn and pick up tricks and behaviors…

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