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.

 

7 Benefits of Using a Self-Service Dog Wash

When Janie Semprevivo opened Wag ‘N Wash more than a decade ago it was the first self-service dog wash in Bergen County, NJ and clients were lined up outside her salon waiting to bathe their dogs. The concept of self-service dog washes quickly gained popularity and today facilities are operating all over the U.S. Some—like […]

Daily Cute: Goliath the Tortoise Comforts Orphaned Puppies

Tortoises may seem to be unlikely snuggle buddies, but these rescued puppies prove otherwise!

Daily Cute: Adopted Pig Befriends Rescued Duckling

Ella the pig has gladly become Miracle's surrogate mother.

Daily Cute: Sid the Cat Enjoys a Relaxing Shower

Sid the cat loves his daily showers in the sun!

Daily Cute: ‘Flame’ the Cat Adopts Fire Department

Flame found his new family at a Greenville, South Carolina, firehouse.

How and When to Give a Cat a Bath

Because cats spend a lot of time grooming themselves, many owners believe their cats don’t need any help from humans. That’s not true, says Certified Feline Master Groomer Lynn Paolillo. “People think their cats are grooming themselves when in fact what they are doing is licking themselves. They do that to help spread excess oils […]

Daily Cute: Hedgehog Nuzzles Up to Sleepy Pig

Kevin the hedgehog is determined to wake up Phoebe the pig!

Daily Cute: Cat Cuddles Up With Toy Panda

Sometimes your true love just happens to be a stuffed panda bear.

Daily Cute: Rescued Duck Thinks He’s a Dog

Atun the duck loves cuddling with his new family!

Daily Cute: ‘Picasso Dog’ Proves That Different Is Beautiful

Picasso's unique charm brings his rescue family joy each day.

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass? It’s Not Why You Think

While all of my dogs have occasionally eaten grass, Gina is absolutely obsessed with chomping on greens. She’s 6 years old, and I’ve observed this behavior since I adopted her at 16 months. There’s an old myth that dogs eat grass when their stomachs are feeling queasy to cause them to vomit. But, I’ve known […]

5 Worrisome Dog Breeds This Vet Wouldn’t Mind Seeing Less Of

Not long ago I wrote about the breeds I miss seeing, those that used to be more popular but no longer caught the fancy of the general public. It wasn’t an argument for those breeds to start filling the veterinary offices again — raging popularity has never been good for any breed — but rather a […]

Does Your Environment Suit Your Dog (Or the Dog You Want)?

When I was in my mid-twenties and living in a townhouse with a postage stamp for a garden, I got it into my head to adopt a Border Collie puppy. I reasoned that living a couple of blocks away from the beach would provide my new companion with ample opportunity to stretch his legs. While […]

Dental Health is Essential for Overall Health of Pets

Our American foxhound Bella has always been a finicky eater, but one morning I noticed something that was unusual even for her. She was picking up kernels of her dry food and  dropping them onto the floor beside her dish. I thought back to my days working with horses. When they started to drop food […]

Daily Cute: Talented Husky Shows Off Tricks

K'eyush the husky loves to perform flips for anyone who will watch!

Daily Cute: Cat Takes a Horseback Ride

Rita the horse doesn't mind giving Lemur the cat a lift every once in a while.

Daily Cute: Curious Magpie Flies in for a Visit

This friendly magpie loves exploring the human world!

Daily Cute: Orphaned Kangaroo Learns to Hop

This rescued joey is growing steadier on his feet with each passing day!

10 Health Tips for Pets During Cold Winter Months

It’s interesting to see the difference between our dogs when the temperature plummets.  Jason our husky mix enjoys rolling in the snow and following me around on frigid mornings as I top up the bird feeders. Bella our American foxhound sticks her nose through the doggy door, feels the cold air and immediately goes back […]

10 Cats to Follow on Instagram

Cat lovers, I see you. Do not miss the paw pads, bleps, and adorable kitty antics from these amazing cats of Instagram!

Daily Cute: This Cat Has a Basketball Obsession

Basketball's next big star just happens to be a cat named Timmy.

9 Things to Consider Before Adopting a Bird

When we think of homeless pets it’s often dogs and cats that come to mind. But according to the Avian Welfare Coalition (AWC), each year thousands of birds are displaced simply because their caretakers can no longer provide the time and attention they require. January is Adopt a Rescued Bird Month and a great time […]

Daily Cute: Fennec Fox Cuddles Up With Cat

Minus a few love bites, this fennec fox and cat keep it friendly and snuggly!

Daily Cute: Dog Bounds Through Grassy Field

In true kangaroo-style, this playful pup hops through a field of tall grass.

Daily Cute: Maine Coons Dash Through the Snow

Snow banks make the perfect launch site for a sneak attack!

 

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