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May 29, 2022

27 Breeds Experts Say Are Best for Families With Allergies
If you're sensitive to irritants like dust or pollen, chances are you may be allergic to cats and dogs, too. While there's no such thing as a 100% hypoallergenic dog or cat, there are handfuls of breeds that are less likely to make you sneeze and suffer with itchy and watery eyes.

Two Feral Cats Will Restore Your Faith in True Love
'Living outdoors, to bond that closely - I've never really seen anything like that.'

May 28, 2022

How Grief Can Influence a Veterinarian
Dr. Erica grew up with parents who weren't 'animal people,' but that didn't stop her from discovering the goodness in animals and their powerful effects on humans. When Smokey the cat entered her life before vet school, little did she know that relationship would determine the future of her career.

The Best Time to Check Out a Playful Puppy
For a timid kitty, waiting until the puppy's asleep is the best time to check him out!

May 27, 2022

Help! My Pet Just Got Bitten by a Snake
With the arrival of snake season, be aware that venomous snakes can be found in 49 US states. Each year these snakes bite an estimated 150,000 cats and dogs, so know the three tell-tale signs of a venomous snake, the symptoms of a snakebite, and what to do immediately to save your pet's life.

Wait 'Till You See Nutmeg's 1st Birthday Celebration!
Only two hours old, a tiny pit bull with pneumonia worried her ever-vigilant humans.

May 26, 2022

The Effects of Captivity on the Lives of Big Cats
Mountain lions in the wild have home ranges that can stretch to about four times the size of Manhattan, and in a single day, they can roam the length of 65 US football fields. So what happens when they (and other types of wild cats) are taken into custody for a zoo or conservation program?

Bengal Cat Loves Her Human's Carefree Life
When this guy sails, Mia sails with him. When he rides his bike, Mia's on his shoulders!

May 25, 2022

How to Protect Your Pup From This Summer Hazard
This time of year annual grasses sprout up in parks and along hiking trails, and two common types, cheatgrass and foxtails, can put your pet at risk for a life-threatening infection due to their awns, or the short bristles on the end of the seed. Know the signs that your pet may be in trouble.

Baby Basset Was the Best Tonic for Aging Foster Dog
Admittedly reluctant to foster, her puppy happily became the senior dog's companion.

May 24, 2022

How to Help Prevent Feline Kidney Disease
While it's no guarantee your pet won't get sick, these two things may help keep her from developing a disease that plagues more than half of kitties 10 years and older. If your cat already has chronic kidney disease, here's the best way to treat it, regardless of what your vet may advise.

Stray Cat Won't Let Traveling Couple Leave Her Behind
A couple was quickly smitten when a stray cat jumped into the open doors of their RV.

May 23, 2022

Nutrient-Packed Cool Treats for Warm-Weather Days
Just raw meat and antioxidant- and potassium-rich plant foods - without any byproducts, fillers or additives, these treats are a winner for just about any breed of dog. Easy to fix and store in your freezer, you'll want to keep a batch on hand year-round.

Can You Feed Shrimp to Your Pet?
With antioxidants, proteins and omega-3s, this low-calorie seafood is a fantastic addition to your pet's meals or snacks. Here's how you can let them enjoy it.

May 22, 2022

Be Aware of Little-Known Carcinogens Lurking in Your Home
A recent study of family pets reveals many dogs and cats - and most likely their owners - are being exposed to a group of chemicals that you don't hear much about, but are linked to different malignancies. You can't see or taste them, so here's where they may be lurking in your home.

Little Boy's Letter to His Bernese Mountain Dog
You never heard such giggling as this boy playing with his Bernese mountain dog!

May 21, 2022

Giving the Sick and Injured a Second Chance at Life
Pam Lookabill started out as an emergency medical technician paramedic saving human lives. Then, one day, an animal in need crossed her path and changed everything. Dedicated to providing care to those who need it most, Pam has become a real game changer for shelters and feral communities.

Teddy Doesn't Know He's a Dog
A series of vignettes featuring this dog's new life show he's as adored as he is adorable!

May 20, 2022

10 Reasons Why You Should Adopt a Rescue Dog
Today we're celebrating National Rescue Dog Day and exposing all the great reasons to choose a dog that's been rescued over one purchased from a pet store or backyard breeder. Available in all shapes, sizes, colors and breeds, here's why adopting a rescue is one of the best decisions you'll ever make.

Elderly Cat With an Asymmetric Face Had a Rough Life
While this cat's face shows he'd had a hard life, a vet and Mike's new owner loved him.

May 19, 2022

12 Fascinating Facts About Bald Eagles
Did you know bald eagles build some of the largest of all bird nests - including one as big as 10 feet wide and 20 feet tall? Discover more intriguing facts about these grand raptors, as well as the growing problem putting their survival at risk.

Ad for 'Unwanted Puppies' Leads to Their Rescue
A dog and her puppies went from the freezing cold to the good life with great families.

May 18, 2022

The Serious Fungal Infection Few Dogs Survive
With spring comes the increased risk of a fungal infection common to parts of the US, especially where conditions are damp. If you live near water or a location with decaying organic matter such as a forest or farm, know the early signs to help avoid an unfortunate misdiagnosis.

Dog Has to Go, but Not When It's Raining!
When your pup has to potty in the worst way and it's raining, here's a great solution!

May 17, 2022

3 Easy Ways to Tell if Your Kitty Is Male or Female
'Reading' a kitty's backend for the tell-tale signs of gender can be tricky, especially if it's an unfamiliar, squirmy youngster. Knowing what to look for and exactly where to find it can help. Plus, how to use a kitten's color as a clue, and the five major milestones in her life.

When a Mama Cat Wants Her Kittens to Come Right Now!
Maybe this cat is showing what she'll do if the rest of her kittens don't obey promptly!

May 16, 2022

Are You Shopping for Your Pet's Food in the Wrong Place?
If you're shopping in one of these three types of stores, don't expect to find pet food that is truly holistic, natural and organic. Instead, you're likely to only find food that's designed to give the impression it's nutritious and balanced, but in reality, unable to benefit your pet's health.

Can You Feed Cauliflower to Your Pets?
Just like broccoli, this cruciferous vegetable contains a powerful compound that can stimulate over 200 genes and has multiple benefits. Here's how to share it with your pets.

May 15, 2022

How Your Age Can Determine What Your Pet Eats
Does your generation influence how you care for your pet, including feeding options? This fascinating data reveal how age can dictate attitudes and beliefs about pet health and food choices. Find out who cares most about their pet's well-being - Baby Boomers, Millennials, Gen Xers or Zers - according to the study.

Little Girl Feeds Her Cat Yogurt With a Spoon
Patient and obliging, a cat plays 'baby' as his small human spoon-feeds him yogurt.

May 14, 2022

Doctor Inspired by Those Who Healed Their Own Pets
With a start in conventional veterinary medicine, Dr. Henry Stephenson quickly found his treatment toolbox limiting. That's when he started listening to some of his regular clients who had healed their pets' health issues themselves. This one treatment modality continues to astound him the most.

Sad Golden Retriever Won't Get Out of the Car
This golden retriever refused to get out of the car for a walk. But his owner had a plan!

May 13, 2022

5-Day Toxic Exposure Study Reveals Surprising Sources
Over a five-day period, 30 dogs and their owners wore monitoring devices to measure exposure to environmental chemicals. Dogs and owners had comparable exposure levels to toxins from some unsuspected sources, and because of dogs' shorter lifespans, their effects may be more concerning.

Toothless Senior Cat Finds His People
So many animals were abandoned in their town, so they went to the shelter to get one.

May 12, 2022

The Curious Way Dolphins Communicate With Their Pals
Many animals, humans included, use various methods to strengthen and reaffirm important relationships. Unlike humans who often rely on social media to communicate with their friends, dolphins have their own way of staying in touch, unique to the animal kingdom.

Family of Puppies Needed a Warm Rescue
All these adorable puppies were living under a couch, outdoors, in the middle of winter.

May 11, 2022

10 Red-Flag Signs in Dogs You Don't Dare Ignore
It's just not worth the risk to take a 'wait and see' approach with these 10 symptoms. Some of these signs are especially challenging as they can be seen in benign conditions, as well as life-threatening disorders.

Police Cat Leaves a Positive Community Impact
In case you didn't know, 'therapy office cat' is a highly respectable and important job!

May 10, 2022

The No. 1 Thing to Always Do With Litterbox Issues
Elimination problems are the most common complaint among cat guardians, and a leading reason why owners surrender their pets to shelters. No matter the circumstances, make sure you do this before anything else if your cat eliminates outside the box.

Pup Escapes Doggy Daycare and Rings Doorbell at Home
How did Dex escape doggy daycare to show up on this vacationing family's door cam?

May 9, 2022

Popsicle Treats No Dog Can Resist
No matter the season, these popsicles make a time-honored superfood treat for any occasion, but especially essential for elderly pets or those who have been sick, or are finicky eaters. Be sure to have a supply on hand for when the temperature rises.

Can You Feed Green Peas to Your Pet?
This vegetable is often served as a side dish or added to other dishes for a pop of color and a deeper flavor. But can you share it with your pet as well? You can, as long as you cook it properly first, and don't go overboard.

May 8, 2022

Does Your Flea and Tick Preventive Contain Carcinogens?
If you're using these popular (and vet recommended) flea and tick preventives, be aware. The insecticide they use is a possible human carcinogen. In addition, this other ingredient is linked to neurological adverse effects that don't stop with your pet. Here's what I recommend instead.

Up-Close Bellow of a Huge Red Stag
Amazing trail camera footage captures not only a red stag but its impressive bellow!

May 7, 2022

Helping Wildlife and Community Ecosystems on a Grand Scale
Far beyond saving a few dozen animals each year, certified veterinarian practice manager Hope Swinimer's facility took in more than 7,000 animals last year alone. Operating without any funding from the government, she reminds us of the one central truth about nature that we can't afford to forget.

What a Maine Coon Cat Does in the Forest
Exploring the forest on a beautiful spring day, this Maine coon kitty enjoys it immensely!

May 6, 2022

5 Things That Can Make Your Dog Jealous
Nearly 80% of pet owners believe their dog acts jealous in certain situations, and research confirms that canine jealousy isn't unlike jealous behavior in children. Know what can spark your dog's jealous feelings and attention-seeking behavior, and what to do to boost her emotional well-being.

Dog Might Get Wary Glances, but He's a Softie
Imagine giving a dog away because he was 'too nice.' That was Charlie's story.

May 5, 2022

Unexpected, Rare Avian Behavior Stuns Scientists
The scientists involved in this study couldn't have been more excited to be among the first to try out this new type of innovative tracking device built for smaller birds. However, they weren't prepared for what would happen when they actually used them with these intelligent creatures.

Moody Cat With Huge Eyes Is Quite Entertaining
Despite being described as moody and even mean at times, Jinx is a much-loved kitty!

May 4, 2022

Using Exercise to Help Avoid Ligament Damage
Right behind hip dysplasia, cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) damage is the second most common orthopedic condition in dogs of every size and age. This new study of over 1,200 dogs reveals how the wrong type of exercise can increase the risk, and how to help avoid this serious injury.

Goofy Pup Heals Woman's Broken Heart
After adopting this goofy pup, this woman says he's the funniest dog she ever had!

May 3, 2022

25 Ways Cats Communicate With Their Humans
While many owners may see their cat as quiet, aloof and mysterious, the reality is felines constantly communicate with humans in their own language. How many of these subtle physical and vocal cues will you notice today?

Rehabbed Cat 'Roadside' Becomes a Cuddler!
'I picked her up real gently and she just melted, so I melted,' rescuer says of Roadside.

May 2, 2022

How to Make Your New Dog's Potty Habits a Success
If you're welcoming a new dog into your household, this is one of the most important things you can do to help him settle into his new home - and behave as you expect. Follow these four rules to help avoid this problem that accounts for 25% of behavior-related visits to the vet and many surrenders.

Why You Shouldn’t Feed Pet Food Containing Corn to Your Pets
Aside from being genetically modified, this crop is one of the most pesticide-contaminated vegetables on the planet that can harm not just your pet's health, but also the environment. Here's why you should always take a closer look at pet food labels before buying.

May 1, 2022

Debunking Big Pet Food's 3 Wildest Claims
With pet food companies spending more on marketing than ever before, there are three things you need to know to ensure you're getting wholesome and nutritious food. Don't be fooled by their spin - learn how to spot and cut through their wildly exaggerated claims.

Rescue Horse Needed a Girlfriend
A rescue horse named Big John seemed to be in the market for female companionship.