Why breathing problems aren't always due to a flat face

dog breathing problems

August 21, 2019

Scientists have discovered a new gene mutation that suggests breathing difficulties in certain brachycephalic breeds may be due to more than just the structure of their muzzles and skulls. And certain breeds with longer skulls can have the same breathing problems.

Tiny lorikeet found in Australian woman's ceiling

Tiny lorikeet found in Australian woman's ceiling

August 21, 2019

On the first floor of a three-story house, a woman heard 'peeping' noises in her ceiling.

Which of these outdated kitty myths do you still believe?

cat myths

August 20, 2019

Cats often get a bad rap from people who believe they're mysterious, unknowable, slightly dangerous little creatures, which is likely why there are so many silly myths that persist about them. These five old wives' tales persist despite repeated efforts and science that debunk them.

Dogs hilariously convince stubborn husky to go for a walk

Dogs hilariously convince stubborn husky to go for a walk

August 20, 2019

Zeus is an eternally stubborn and argumentative dog, so how can he be so adorable?

Taking Fido: Making vacations and road trips fun

road trip with dog

August 20, 2019

When hitting the road with your pet, preparing for your dog's well-being will ensure everyone has an enjoyable trip. From bringing his favorite blanket to planning for dog-friendly activities, getting ready is key to having fun.

How fit is your dog - as measured by these 3 checkpoints?

overweight dog

August 19, 2019

Many pet owners overlook this awful problem - and the 10 fatal diseases that stem from it. Since this never happens in the wild and you are your dog's caretaker and guardian, do you really know how fit and healthy your dog is, based on these three professional factors?

Pair of German shepherds become 'chick sitters'

Pair of German shepherds become 'chick sitters'

August 19, 2019

Chewie and Jax, a pair of German shepherds, helped raise a brood of baby chickens.

Weekly pet quiz: Grass eating, declawing ban and social dog

week 79 pets quiz

August 19, 2019

Take this week's quiz to see how well you remember what you read on Mercola Healthy Pets last week.

Itchy skin and thinning hair? Could be this disease

Itchy skin and thinning hair? Could be this disease

August 18, 2019

Seen in young and middle-aged dogs, this incurable autoimmune disease mimics other conditions that cause itchiness, scaly skin, dull coat and excess shedding. A prompt and thorough physical exam is key to its diagnosis and early intervention so your pet can live a normal life.

Stray cat wanted to join couple's adventures

Stray cat wanted to join couple's adventures

August 18, 2019

A travel-loving couple encountered an adventurous stray cat. They named her Millie.

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