These cantankerous animals should never be kept as pets

These cantankerous animals should never be kept as pets

June 20, 2019

It’s clearly not obvious to everyone that holding these animals is a menace to society. Also inhumane, dangerous, invites illegal animal trafficking, promotes disease and uses poor judgment. When they get sick or vicious, then what? Do this instead, it’s a clear winner.

Cat harasses dog, but which one wins?

Cat harasses dog, but which one wins?

June 20, 2019

This cat and her husky ham it up for play time. Wait, do they know they're on camera?

How dog names have changed over time

how dog names have changed over time

June 20, 2019

From practical, descriptive names in Medieval times to names reflecting personalities and, later, people names, the way pet owners have named their dogs over time reveals not only their attitudes about their favorite canines but also trends and culture important to the era.

Is pet insurance worth the cost of premiums?

pet insurance

June 19, 2019

Pet owners can be forced to choose between a sick pet and a mountain of debt. Every six seconds, a pet parent is handed a bill for $3K+. Pet insurance could spare you that dilemma, but that's not a foregone conclusion. Critical considerations to know before you buy.

5 things every golden retriever lover knows

5 things every golden retriever lover knows

June 19, 2019

Golden retrievers are their own unique selves, which owners know from experience.

Study compares the health of indoor versus outdoor cats

outdoor cats

June 18, 2019

The study conclusion came as a surprise to the researchers, but it's difficult for me to imagine why. I've suspected it for years. Take advantage of these study results to help your indoor or outdoor kitty live the healthiest life possible.

The things you do for love — for your pets

The things you do for love — for your pets

June 18, 2019

These sweet stories were created when people made big changes for their pets.

How Alzheimer’s patients respond to therapy dogs

dementia therapy dogs

June 18, 2019

Besides feelings of loneliness and isolation, people with dementia often find communication difficult, even with caregivers and family members. But when therapy dogs come in to interact with them, the patients benefit from the love, comfort and mental stimulation. Friendly, nonthreatening pets often evoke pleasant memories, help them relax and provide them a much-needed emotional outlet.

Appetite in dogs — Too little or too much can spell trouble

inappetence in dogs

June 17, 2019

If your dog's appetite is waning either abruptly or gradually, take note. You want to investigate the cause, and if this happens, treat it as an emergency. Even a more-than ravenous appetite may be a sign all is not well. Know when to see your veterinarian.

A new take on a ‘bird’s eye view’

A new take on a ‘bird’s eye view’

June 17, 2019

Charlie, a cockatoo, can take goofy to a whole new level when it's time for this game.

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