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: Husky Celebrates First Winter Snow

Jasper the Siberian husky welcomes the season's first snow!

What to Do if You See a Dog Chained Up in Freezing Temperatures

For animal lovers, seeing a dog tied up outside elicits a visceral response. Many times the chain is meant as a dog sitter, a way to get the dog out of its owner’s hair. The dog is stuck and if the owner is not paying attention, the dog could get tangled up and severely — […]

How Some Shelters are Saving More Lives During the Holiday Season

When you open your heart and home to a shelter animal during the holiday season you are not only saving a life, you’re also creating a special memory, especially for small children. That’s how Kay Hyman, director of community engagement at the Charleston Animal Society, feels about giving pets as holiday gifts. “I remember vividly […]

Does Your Pet Need Heartworm Preventative During Cold Winter Months?

Because heartworm disease can only be transmitted through the bite of a mosquito, many pet owners opt to discontinue heartworm preventative once the weather turns cold. We were among those pet owners. We did our research and weighed the options. Because we live in New York State we decided that it was safe to discontinue […]

Daily Cute: Cat Mom Adopts Rescued Puppy as Her Own

The Michigan Humane Society helped this two-day-old puppy find the mom he needed!

Daily Cute: Confused Dog Can’t Find His Snowball

This yellow lab doesn't understand why his snowball disappeared!

Daily Cute: Adventurous Cat Explores the Mountains With Her Family

Brave Kitsune is always up for an outdoor adventure!

Daily Cute: Cat Attempts to Solve Jigsaw Puzzle

Despite his enthusiasm, Osvald the cat just isn't the best assistant when it comes to solving puzzles.

Owning a Dog May Help You Live Longer

According to a 2016 Gallup poll, 44 percent of Americans own a dog. That is a pretty significant number. In fact, dogs are easily the most popular pet among US pet owners—sorry cat lovers. But what is it that makes dogs so great? Well, they’re fun loving, energetic, make excellent companions and… may actually help […]

Homemade Dog Treats for Holiday Gifts

I rarely make cookies for humans, so it was quite unusual for me to make treats for my dogs, Sanchez and Gina. But, when I came across the recipe for “Pumpkin Squeaks” Dog Treats from ProtectYourBubble.com, it looked so easy that I gave it a try. Now, I can’t believe that I didn’t start making […]

How to Keep Your Pets Safe During Cold Weather

Are the cold temperatures starting to make you cringe when you go outside? Your pets are likely cringing too. Winter is a time to give your animal friends some extra care and attention to keep the cold at bay. The following tips can help everyone stay safe and warm during the cold season. Dress Them […]

Tips from Cat Behaviorists on How to Solve Common Issues

Approximately 3.2 million cats are surrendered to shelters annually and shockingly about 360,000 shelter cats are euthanized each year. According to the ASPCA’s National Rehoming Survey, pet problems are the most common reason that owners re-home their pet. These problems are defined as problematic behaviors, aggressive behaviors, grew larger than expected or health problems owner […]

Five Benefits of Having a Dog Trainer Come to Your Home

Our dog Jason is fine with other dogs when off leash but as soon as we put that leash on he becomes aggressive. I’ve let his training lapse because I walk our dogs together. But it’s time to take Jason out on his own and get back to work. I learned how to manage leash […]

Daily Cute: Baby Possums Prepare to Return to the Wild

These rescued possum siblings will soon be free to roam!

Top 3 Health Benefits of Pumpkin for Dogs and Cats

Your dog or cat may be curious about the pumpkins sitting on your front porch, but it might also be collecting bacteria. While it’s best they don’t eat that pumpkin, canned natural pumpkin (unsweetened—not pie filling), pumpkin seeds and cooked fresh pumpkin have many benefits for dogs and cats. There is good reason that pumpkin is […]

Daily Cute: Rescued Chicken Demands Screen Time

Bobby Bob Bob might just be the most spoiled chicken out there!

Daily Cute: Eager Dachshund Waits for Teddy Bear to Dry

This miniature dachshund can't wait to be reunited with her favorite teddy bear!

What to Say (& Not Say) to Someone Who Lost a Pet

As too many of us know, the death of a pet is devastating. Our pets are more than just animals; they are integral parts of our families, they are our confidants, our best friends, and our biggest fans. So when they pass, the feelings of grief we experience are very similar to the feelings we […]

Daily Cute: Rescued Turkey Gets a Hug

Cornelius the rescued turkey loves to cuddle with his friends at Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary.

How Climate Change is Bad for our Pets

Climate change is creating an ideal habitat for fleas, ticks, and other pests, and that's bad news for your pets. Here's what you can do to keep your pets safe!

10 Great DIY Gift Ideas for Shelter Animals

Not everyone can afford to donate money to their local animal shelters, especially around the holidays when finances are already stretched to the limit. Luckily there are ways to bring holiday cheer to homeless animals without breaking the bank. Homemade pet toys, beds and treats are all great gift options. Involving children in these projects […]

What to Consider Before Adopting One of These Five Pets

Wouldn’t it be nice if animal shelters and rescue groups no longer existed because all pets were part of a loving household? For that to happen, animal welfare workers say people will have to take more responsibility. That includes researching to make sure they are adopting the right pet and committing to that animal for […]

Daily Cute: A Thanksgiving Tribute From Best Friends Animal Society

The Best Friends Animal Society is an American animal welfare organization that wants to end the killing of cats and dogs in shelters. They run the largest no-kill shelter in America and run programs that have helped the number of killed companion animals be reduced from 17 million to 4 million. However, they want to "Save Them All." Here's what some of the animals are thankful for.

Daily Cute: Escaped Turkeys Beat the Odds

Two turkeys abandoned ship one recent Thanksgiving, likely escaping from a truck en route to slaughter. Instead of winding up on the table, these birds are now recovering at a wildlife center.

Daily Cute: Tiny Dog Helps Rescued Pit Bull Recover

Happy eagerly welcomed Piggy the pit bull to his family -- and now they're best friends!

 

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