These Animals Make Lousy Pets However Cute, Don't Be Fooled

stray or feral cat

January 22, 2019

They may seem to call your name, but experts suggest you stay away. They retain wild behaviors and there are far easier animals to adopt that are more likely to adjust well to domestic life. So please don't set yourself up for heartbreak with this mistake.

Ocelot Steals the Socks

Ocelot Steals the Socks

January 22, 2019

An orphaned ocelot raised in the wild by a surrogate mother loves playing with socks.

Hazards to Avoid While Baking Homemade Dog Treats

homemade dog treats

January 22, 2019

Unfortunately, you can't always trust labels that assure dog treats are 'all-natural.' The safest and most nutritional alternative to manufactured dog treats will be making your own; you'll always know what's in them. But knowing what to put in and what to leave out, as well as protecting your dog during the process, are key.

The Surprising Truth About Socializing and Dog Parks

dog socialization

January 21, 2019

You probably expect your dog to be friendly toward people and other dogs. But what if the puppy you raised or the adult dog you adopted shows no interest in other dogs? Is it a dog socialization issue? Should you try to force the issue of a dog park?

Tiny Elliot: Once Neglected, Now Adopted

Tiny Elliot: Once Neglected, Now Adopted

January 21, 2019

Found alongside the road, this 8-week-old pup was neglected and needed special help.

Weekly Pet Quiz: Water Consumption, Cat Communication and Behavioral Problems

week 49 pets quiz

January 21, 2019

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

This Growing Threat Can Kill Your Pet From the Inside Out

lungworm in dogs

January 20, 2019

It's often called the silent killer because it can hide inside your pet's heart and lungs and do its dirty work with few symptoms. The owners of Minnie, an adorable French Bulldog, thought they had a perfectly healthy dog until she died from uncontrollable bleeding. Know your pet's risk.

Smiling Fish Loves Being Petted

Smiling Fish Loves Being Petted

January 20, 2019

Who says fish don't make fun or affectionate pets? This one is certainly both!

Don’t Cast Your Pets’ Dietary Needs Into This Human Mold

dietary fats for pets

January 19, 2019

I love this healthy oil for pets, but you must be careful not to make these mistakes when using it. Know when it's taboo for certain pets and the other oil to not overlook if your pet suffers with skin conditions, allergies, vision problems or joint and heart issues.

Dog’s Friendship Helps Prove: Love Always Wins

Dog’s Friendship Helps Prove: Love Always Wins

January 19, 2019

A woman with life-altering panic attacks found a dog who helps her survive and thrive.

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