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: Bird and Beagle Besties

How sweet are this bird and beagle just hanging out like a couple of best buddies?

Shelter Pets Help Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

More than 60 percent of post 9/11 military veterans report difficulty adjusting to life after they return from active duty. Statistics show high incidents of suicide, family abuse and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSD) facing veterans returning to civilian life. Many veterans miss the structure and routine of life in the service. And for some caring […]

Thanksgiving Foods Your Dog Should Avoid (and What to Give Them Instead)

It's not worth your dog's health (or the vet's bill) to give them super rich human food on Thanksgiving. But you can still spoil them with their own meal.

Are You a Cat or Dog Person? This Survey Might Help Decide

Cats or dogs? You probably know where you stand in that eternal debate. But what does being a cat person or a dog person really say about you? Mars Petcare recently conducted a survey of 1,000 dog owners and 1,000 cat owners to learn about their personalities. Although this by no means can speak for […]

Daily Cute: Mama Otter Snuggles her Baby

How precious is this sweet mama otter cuddling her baby while they float through the water?

Daily Cute: Dog Romping in Fall Leaves

If you need one more thing to skip raking leaves this fall, this dog makes a great case!

8 Ways You Can Make a Difference for Wildlife

Food, water, energy, medicine — nature provides humankind with invaluable resources. Yet we’re not doing nearly enough to protect it. The World Wildlife Fund recently published its Living Planet Report — and the news was “sobering.” “On average, we’ve seen an astonishing 60% decline in the size of populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and […]

Daily Cute: Otter Juggling Rocks

Apparently, otters juggling rocks is a common thing. A common, adorable thing!

Daily Cute: Pig Loves Scritches

This little piggy is in hog heaven. Let her joy wash over you!

10 Diseases You Can Get From a Dog or Cat

When your dog comes in for a wet kiss on your face, do you allow it? Many pet parents do. But should you? Although pets benefit our health in several ways, they also have the ability to make us sick. Here are 10 common diseases people can catch from dogs and cats. 1. Worms Symptoms: […]

3 Healthy Dog Food Recipes that Happen to Be Vegan

What better way to spoil your pup than with nutritious, delicious, home cooked, healthy dog food? Because dogs love veggies, too.

Daily Cute: Happy Guinea Pig

Did you know that guinea pigs squeak when they're happy? Turn up the sound, and enjoy this chatty little buddy!

Daily Cute: Spoon-Feeding a Kitten

The people caring for this sweet, orphan kitten are spoon feeding her, and it is the most precious thing.

Are Black Cats and Dogs Really Less Likely to Be Adopted?

Black cats bring bad luck. Black dogs are omens of death. Black cats and dogs are less likely to be adopted at animal shelters. The first two are myths derived from folklore. But what about the third? Do black animals really struggle to find homes just because of their color? Here’s why this belief isn’t […]

Daily Cute: Peacock Dance Display

OK, so this is not so much cute as it is majestic and mesmerizing. Prepare to be wowed by this beautiful bird!

Daily Cute: Pigs Love Bubble Baths, Too

Just a sweet piggy enjoying a relaxing bubble bath, while her human feeds her snacks.

The Most Popular Dog Breed in the U.S. by Decade

Giant, miniature, shaggy, spotted — everyone has a favorite type of dog. And the American Kennel Club has tracked the most popular dog breed in the United States going back more than 100 years. Find out which breed was top dog each decade. 1880: English setter Runners-up (from second to 10th place): Irish setter, pointer, […]

Daily Cute: Dog Jumps for Joy when Mom Gets Home

This sweet akita couldn't be happier that mom is finally home from work!

5 Reasons You Should Be Feeding Your Cat Wet Food Instead of Kibble

Round up a group of cat parents and bring up the subject of dry food versus wet food and you’ll be in for a wild ride. People have vastly different opinions on the issue, making information online, understandably, fraught with misinformation. To get to the bottom of the issue, we first must examine the domestic cat’s […]

Daily Cute: This Cat Says Hello

No, literally. This cat is saying hello.

Daily Cute: A Deer with Dignity

Genesis fans, this one's for you. Definitely turn up the sound before you hit play!

Daily Cute: Turtle Ribbon Cutting

This lucky turtle has been given the honor of cutting the "ribbon" made of vine on a brand new science building!

How to Attract Birds to Your Apartment Balcony

You don’t need a garden to enjoy wildlife at your home. Many birds will happily use feeders on balconies, as long as they are easily discovered. Struggling to attract them? Here are a few tricks for getting birds to locate your feeder more quickly. 1. Get to know the species in your area. First things first, […]

Daily Cute: Pigs Splash and Play

These happy pigs are having the time of their lives splashing in a huge puddle after a storm.

Daily Cute: Pitbull Bath Time

Just a vicious, steel-jawed killer taking a bath in her shower cap with her favorite toy.

 

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