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Feb 3, 2019 10:30 am
6 Gifts to Avoid This Valentine's Day to Keep Your Pet Safe
There's nothing wrong with involving your pets in this year's Valentine's Day celebrations, but a lot of traditional Valentine's Day items need to be kept out of paws' reach. Your beloved fur...
Dec 28, 2018 2:00 pm
Avoid the Firework Freak-Out: Simple Ways to Prepare Your Dog
New Year's Eve seems like the perfect time to kick back and relax with loved ones — but that magical fireworks display may actually create a stressful situation for your furry friends. Fortunately,...
Dec 21, 2018 12:30 pm
Puppy Scams Are On the Rise This Holiday Season — Here’s How to Avoid Them
If you're planning on purchasing a new puppy or kitten this holiday season, there's one place you definitely don't want to buy your pet: online. While shopping for a four-legged friend is exciting,...
Dec 10, 2018 9:30 am
10 Home Decorating Tips to Keep in Mind If You Have a Pet
Adding any sort of pet to the family often results in a dramatic rethink about your home design — how will you accommodate the newest member of the household? In addition to figuring out how often...
Dec 7, 2018 4:30 pm
Is Your Dog Scared of Loud Noises? This New FDA-Approved Medicine Might Help
As we get ready for New Year's Eve celebrations, dog owners are likely taking into account how their pups will react to the loud fireworks that often accompany the festivities. It’s not just those...
Nov 22, 2018 10:30 am
How to Get Pet Fur Off Practically Any Surface
Knowing how to remove pet hair is a useful skill for any pet owner, whether you have cats, dogs, or both. As much as we love our fur babies, we don't love having to constantly vacuum up their...
Nov 20, 2018 1:30 pm
15 Tail-Wagging Black Friday Pet Deals We Can't Wait For
If you're anything like us, then you're counting down the days until the best Black Friday pet deals officially go live. Whether you prefer the companionship of a dog, a cat, a bird, or one of the...
Nov 16, 2018 3:30 pm
Cats Can Get Acne Just Like Humans — Here’s How to Treat Pesky Feline Breakouts
Most of us are familiar with the pesky blemishes that show up around puberty and make our lives miserable. Lucky folks simply outgrow their acne issues, while others spend their lives praying for a...
Oct 30, 2018 1:30 pm
Yes, Dogs and Cats Can Be Allergic to Humans — Here Are the Symptoms
We're all familiar with the agony that is being allergic to a beloved family pet, but is the reverse true — are cats and dogs allergic to humans? Though it's rare, some cats and dogs do develop...
Oct 30, 2018 11:30 am
18 Little-Known Ways Witch Hazel Can Improve Your Whole Life
Hamamelis virginiana, more commonly referred to as witch hazel, is a household staple that most of us have in our bathroom medicine cabinets. But what does witch hazel do, exactly? Turns out, there...
Oct 24, 2018 9:30 pm
Does Your Dog Know What Time It Is? Yes — Especially Dinnertime
If you’re a dog owner, you probably have a lot of scheduled activities for your four-legged friend, such as bedtime, bath time, and dinnertime. But does your precious pet actually know what he or...
Sep 30, 2018 7:30 pm
9 Cheap, All-Natural Cleaning Hacks for Pet Owners
Our pets are our best friends. They turn our houses into homes and they are proven to have hugely positive effects on our physical and mental well-being. However, this all goes out the window when...
Aug 29, 2018 4:00 pm
The Green Bean Diet Could Help Your Chubby Pup Slim Down — But Only If You Do It Right
Pet owners everywhere are turning to the green bean diet for dogs to help their precious pooches shed a few pounds — but is the green bean diet a legitimate weight-loss treatment, or should it be...
Aug 20, 2018 4:00 pm
This Pet Camera Is the Ultimate 'Treat' for Dog Lovers Everywhere
They're the latest and greatest in pet technology, but have you got your hands on a dog camera with treats yet? We all love our pets and, while we'd like to always be by their side, it's not always...
Aug 9, 2018 11:00 am
Can Cats Eat Cream Cheese? Here’s What to Know Before They Start Snacking
Cat owners love spoiling their feline companions now and then, so you may wonder if you can share a delicious dollop of cream cheese with your cat. You've perhaps even noticed your kitty staring...
Aug 6, 2018 3:00 pm
Can Dogs Eat Yogurt? Read the Whole Label First
Wondering to yourself, "Can dogs eat yogurt?" If so, you're not alone. Many pet owners are curious about whether dogs can eat the same types of food that humans regularly enjoy. (Remember when...
Aug 1, 2018 2:23 pm
Yes, Dog Allergies Exist — But They Can Be Hard to Spot
If Fido's been feeling under the weather recently, you might be wondering, "Can dogs have allergies?" It turns out dog allergies exist, but they can be hard to spot, mainly because the symptoms of...
Jul 26, 2018 2:00 pm
This Garden Accessory Will Keep Your Pup Hydrated Through the Dog Days of Summer
Hot summer days are the perfect time to get out and spend quality time with your favorite doggos, but that fun in the sun could go south quickly without enough water on hand. According to the AKC...
Jul 25, 2018 4:00 pm
Dogs Need First Aid Kits, Too — Here's How to Prep Your Own
It's officially summer, aka vacation season. If you're planning on bringing Fido along for your cross-country ride, there are a few things you'll want to pack in order to keep him safe. Having a...
Jul 2, 2018 2:00 pm
How to Tell If Your Dog Is Car Sick — And What to Do If They Are
It's officially family-road-trip season, which might make you wonder, "Do dogs get car sick?" Just like humans, dogs can suffer from motion sickness, even during short car rides. So while you could...
Jun 27, 2018 1:00 pm
Knowing How to Perform the Heimlich for Cats Could Save Your Furry Friend's Life
Cats may have nine lives, but knowing how to perform the Heimlich maneuver on your kitten will hopefully leave them feelin' fine — and most importantly, alive. So don't let curiosity kill the cat,...
Jun 22, 2018 3:00 pm
Explaining the Zoomies: Why Your Dog Goes From Zen to Crazy in Seconds
Most pet owners are familiar with dog zoomies. One moment your pooch is calm and relaxed, and the next he or she is running circles around the living room. It's almost as if someone suddenly...
Jun 14, 2018 3:00 pm
Placing This Sticker on Your Front Door Could Save Your Pet's Life in an Emergency
If pets are part of your family and you don't own a pet alert sticker for your home, you should definitely consider buying one. These adhesive alerts are inexpensive, easy to use, and they could...
Jun 13, 2018 4:00 pm
No, Your Pup Isn't Going to Give You the Dog Flu — But You Should Get Him to a Vet
Flu season has come and gone, but we're not out of the deep end yet. Why? Because now we have to worry about dog flu. Taking care of your loved ones is a top priority, so it only feels natural to...
Mar 1, 2018 4:33 pm
Dogs Are Suffocating on Snack Bags, Vets Warn
It's every dog owner's nightmare: coming home and expecting to be greeted by an overjoyed pooch, but instead finding the dog lifeless on the floor. In a viral Facebook post, Christina Young...
Feb 16, 2018 4:19 pm
Smucker’s Recalls Dog Foods After Tests Confirm They Contain Euthanasia Drug
J.M. Smucker Company has issued a voluntary recall after several of its dog food products tested positive for the substance pentobarbital. Veterinarians, animal nutrition specialists, and the U.S....
Jan 25, 2018 10:33 am
Genius Cleaning Products for Pet Owners That Will Help Make Life a Little Easier
When you own a dog, keeping your home clean is a challenge, if not downright impossible. From all the shedding to the dirty floors, sometimes it feels like you'll need a miracle pet cleaning...
Jan 15, 2018 4:54 pm
Don't Let Fido 'Catch' Your Winter Blues
With winter in full effect, the tail-wagging companionship of a loyal dog or the addictive purr of a feline friend is just the ticket to lighten the mood and make those dark cold nights all the...
Jan 2, 2018 3:57 pm
We Refuse to Accept Merriam-Webster Putting 'Doggo' on Its Words-to-Watch List
Just before the New Year, Merriam-Webster tweeted out one of the most ridiculous tweets we've seen in a long time. Apparently, the country's most trusted dictionary has added the internet term...
Dec 22, 2017 4:40 pm
Puurfect! Your Ultimate Pet Gift Guide From an Animal Behaviorist
Don't forget your cherished cats and dogs — show the love with pet presents this howl-iday season. Animal behaviorist Laura Vissaritis spoke to Your's writer Mark Brook and revealed the best gifts...