Rehabilitation: Renewal for Stiff and Achy Pets

Like physical therapy in humans, rehabilitation helps restore mobility and function by focusing noninvasive therapies on muscles, bones, joints, and the tissues associated with them.

Bulbs, Corms, Tubers and Rhizomes: What Potential Toxins Are Lurking Below the Soil?

Planting a garden this spring? Lilies, daffodils, tuberous begonias and these other 'bulb' plants can be harmful or toxic to dogs and cats. Learn more here.

5 Things I Didn’t Learn in Vet School

From the importance of preventive care to focusing on reducing pet stress at the veterinary clinic, Dr. Sarah Wooten shares some of the lessons she's learned about being a veterinarian.

Don't Drink the Water: Blue-Green Algae Can Be Deadly for Dogs and Other Animals

Thinking about making some waves with your dog this spring or summer? Be sure to read up on the serious dangers posed by blue-green algae first.

Bartonellosis: Another Reason for Pet Owners to Banish Fleas

Bartonella is the bacteria that causes cat scratch disease in humans. The bacteria can also be transmitted to dogs and cats from contact with infected fleas and possibly ticks.

5 Things Pet Owners Should Know Before Planting Spring Gardens

Learn which garden products, flowers and plants are poisonous to dogs and cats. Follow advice from our veterinarians to create a pet-safe garden.

6 Ways Your Smartphone Camera Can Improve Your Next Vet Visit

Dr. Patty Khuly says using your smartphone camera to take a picture or video of your dog or cat's concerning problem can help your veterinarian. Learn more here.

We Asked, You Answered: What Should You Do With Pets During Holiday Travel?

Planning a vacation with your dog or cat in tow? We asked our Facebook fans for their best advice. Bet you learn a thing or two!

10 Holiday Pet Dangers Lurking in Your Home

Are you celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah or another winter holiday? 'Tis the season to brush up on pet safety. Learn about winter dangers to cats and dogs.

Your Cat Etiquette Guide: Tips to Keep Halloween Safe, Fun and Scare-Free

Halloween can be scary for your cat. To help her mind her manners, trainer Mikkel Becker recommends focusing on managing her stress. Check out her tips!

Lawn-Care Tips: How to Keep Your Yard Safe for Pets This Fall

Getting your yard in order prior to the first snowfall? We have lawn-care tips to make your pet-safe yard look its best this fall.

What Pet Owners Should Know About Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac

It's possible to develop poison ivy, oak and sumac rashes from being exposed to oils on your pet. Learn how to protect yourself and your pet from these plants.

Ehrlichiosis: What You Should Know About This Tick-Borne Disease

Ehrlichiosis is a tick-born disease that is on the rise. Dr. Marty Becker tells you what signs to look for and how to help keep your dogs and cats safe.

5 Dog Dangers to Avoid This Summer

Summer gives us a chance to enjoy lots of outdoor activities. But before you head out, brush up on these summer dog dangers so you can avoid them!

6 Tips to Help Dogs Swim Safely

Many dogs love to swim, but safety should always be your top priority. Here are some tips from our experts to keep your pup safe in the water this summer.

Beware the Biting, Stinging Insects of Summer

Bees, fire ants, spiders and other bugs can bite and sting your dog or cat. Learn how to deal with common summer pest problems.

Can Pets Get the West Nile or Zika Virus?

There are lots of news stories about the risks of Zika and West Nile viruses infecting people — but what about our pets? Are they at risk, too? Find out here.

Video: Expert Tips for Cat-Proofing Your Home

Do you know which foods are toxic to your cat or which household items can poison your kitty? Check out our video to find out how to keep your cat safe.

5 Factors That Put a Dog at Risk for Heatstroke

Do you know how to reduce the risk of heatstroke for your dog? From obesity, to being left alone in the car, here are five factors you need to be aware of.

5 Things You Might Be Doing That Can Harm Your Pet

Make sure you're not exposing your pets to dangers like secondhand smoke, poisonous lotions and cleaning products and other cat and dog toxins like xylitol.


Daily Cute: Rescued Hippo Loves Chin Scritches

Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary rescued eMMa the hippo when she was a baby. Now she and her hippo buddy, Molly, are living their best lives at the sanctuary.

Daily Cute: Super Mario Hamster

Revel in the crafty wonder that is this hamster run that looks like level 1-1 of Super Mario Bros.!

How Sleepovers Help Shelter Dogs

In-kennel enrichment programs can certainly help shelter dogs, but there’s no substitute for giving dogs a break from the shelter via short-term fostering.

How to Build Your Own Pet First Aid Kit

April is American Red Cross Pet First Aid Awareness Month and a perfect time of the year to remind pet owners to build a pet first aid kit.

Daily Cute: This Dachshund is Clearly a Morning Person

Don't we all wish we started the day looking as as good as Crusoe the Dachshund?

Top 8 Natural Remedies to Help Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Anyone who has experienced a urinary tract infections knows how difficult they can be to effectively treat. There are numerous infectious microbes behind the nasty infections but E. coli and E. faecalis are among the most common. Fortunately there are many foods and herbs that have proven their effectiveness against these bacteria and other microbes […]

Daily Cute: Panda Obstacle Course!

The pandas at the Chengdu Panda Base love playing on the obstacle course. This panda's sheer determination will "aww" and inspire you.

Daily Cute: Maine Coon Hugs a Pug

This hug goes on for so long, and it's heartwarming. The best part is when they both look at the camera...wait for it!

Daily Cute: Rescue Weasel vs. A Hand

Ozzy is a super adorable rescue weasel who loves "fighting" his owner's hand.

10 Ways to Keep Your Pet Happy When You’re Away

It isn't easy leaving our pets alone for hours, but there are things we can do to help them. Try these ways to keep your dogs and cats happy when they're alone.

Daily Cute: Baby Pug Meets Baby Otters

The people who rescued these Asian small-clawed otters keep trying to release them into the wild, but the babies keep coming back to live with them. And now they have a puppy friend on the premises!

Is Your Vet AAHA Accredited? Here’s Why it Matters.

Only 12-15 percent of animal hospitals in the United States and Canada are accredited. Here's why choosing an AAHA accredited animal hospital is important.

Daily Cute: This Piglet and Kitten Love Each Other

Rescue pig, Dragon, fits right in with the cats. Watch them run, jump, play, and snuggle together.

Daily Cute: Little Bat Loves To Be Petted

Most bats would to go back into the wild and resist human petting like this, but Jeddah loves his carers and squeaks with joy when they pet him.

Daily Cute: Can You Handle this Herd of Rescue Elephants Greeting a New Baby Rescue?

Orphaned one-year-old Dok Geaw is new to Elephant Nature Park, and the herd of elephants already living there run over to give him a heartwarming welcome.

How a Vegan Mentor Can Help You Go Vegan (and Stick With It!)

Many people aspire to be vegetarian or vegan but need support in making the transition. A vegan mentor can help.

What to Do if Your New Cat Goes into Hiding

When I volunteered at a local animal shelter, I often got calls about new cats hiding who wouldn't come out. Here's how to make your new cat comfortable.

Daily Cute: Elephants Love Lullabies, Too

Faamai the Elephant lives at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, and she loves the lullabies that her caretaker sings to her.

How to Build a Chickadee Nest Box

Ever since I started working for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), where I was exposed to the world of conservation science and communications, I grew fond of birds and wanted to share this newfound interest with my family. My dad was an early adopter of bird watching, and perhaps out of love for his […]

Daily Cute: This Dog Loves to Sled!

Not all dogs would be into riding piggyback with their owners on a sled, but this sweet pup is having the time of his life!

Daily Cute: This Boxer and Baby are Besties

Prince the Boxer is working so hard to make his 5-month-old buddy laugh, and he is doing a great job! Bonus: the baby's fauxhawk is not to be missed.

Daily Cute: This Owl and Husky are Best Friends

Ilona the Siberian Husky and a snowy owl named N'usha are BFFs, and their love gives us hope for the future.

5 Safe (and Not Safe) Chew Toys For Dogs Who Like to Eat Everything

These are some safe chew toys for dogs - and some to avoid - if you have an extreme chewer in your life, like our dog, Lucy.

What Does Renting Baby Chicks for Easter Really Teach Kids?

Despite the promotions, renting chicks for Easter does not teach children responsibility, respect or compassion for animals.

Daily Cute: Let this Pit Bull’s Smile Make Your Day

Pitbull smiles are the best.The Lady Shortcake's rescue story might make you a little bit misty-eyed, but her infectious grin will warm your heart.


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