This Lovable yet Much Overlooked Animal Makes an Excellent House Pet

rabbits as pets

August 17, 2017 | 2,655 Views

They're very clean and easy to care for, yet they're often ignored when people consider adopting a pet. And that's too bad, because these incredibly soft creatures are affectionate and playful and more intelligent than they may look.

Friendly Little Puffin Pops By to Say Hello

Friendly Little Puffin Pops By to Say Hello

August 17, 2017 | 1,415 Views

With his bright orange bill and webbed feet, a little puffin is friendly and curious.

Dogs From Irresponsible Breeders, Puppy Mills Have More Behavioral Problems

behavior problems of puppy mill dogs

August 17, 2017 | 1,028 Views

Dogs who spend their first weeks of life in a puppy mill or come from a small-scale irresponsible breeder may have life-long problems as a result. New research suggests widespread behavioral problems may result when puppies aren't given the right start to their life.

These Tumor Symptoms Can Come On Quickly, Without Warning

dog with brain tumor

August 16, 2017 | 21,378 Views

At a minimum, you'll want to find out how predisposed your breed is, especially if your pet is 5 years old or older. There's no single identifiable cause, though it's fairly certain heredity plays a role. Symptoms can come on like gangbusters or be surprisingly absent. Get the lowdown here.

Timo, the Ragdoll Cat, Is Nervous About a Visiting Kitten

Timo, the Ragdoll Cat, Is Nervous About a Visiting Kitten

August 16, 2017 | 5,140 Views

A visiting kitten explores and relaxes, but his two feline hosts seem a little edgy.

Still Common in the US, yet Banned in Several Countries - Why Is This Happening?

declawing cats

August 15, 2017 | 15,963 Views

This procedure that's still legal in the US causes lasting pain and disfigurement and even behavioral changes to those animals whose owners insist on having it done. I'm putting a plea out to veterinarians to please think twice before permanently injuring these animals with this unnecessary and barbaric procedure.

Husky Zeus Howls, No Matter What 'Mom' Says

Husky Zeus Howls, No Matter What 'Mom' Says

August 15, 2017 | 6,874 Views

Zeus loves his new bed and won't get off, and won't stop arguing, either.

Do Wolves Raised by Humans Turn Into 'Dogs?'

pet wolf

August 15, 2017 | 7,329 Views

It's been suggested that wolves raised by humans lose their attachment to their caregivers once they reach adulthood, but new research suggests otherwise. Even so, wolves raised by humans maintain some key differences from their doggy cousins, especially when it comes to dependence on their owners.

Half of All Dogs Relinquished to Shelters Share This Trait

pet socialization

August 14, 2017 | 31,899 Views

It's one of the most important things you can do for your pet. But many pet parents make serious mistakes in the process, feel it's not important or do it in all the wrong places. And make no mistake, these 6 venues can cause far more problems than they solve. Be wise.

Pet Parents at Mercola.com

Pet Parents at Mercola.com

August 14, 2017 | 4,413 Views

See how working at Mercola Healthy Pets has helped employees with their furry friends.

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