When is the earliest your dog can be spayed or neutered? Here’s what to know about the latest research on the topic and more.
Pets are affecting their owners' home choices, whether it's the neighborhood they choose, the home they buy or rent, or how they decorate the space.
Pups love road trips, and humans love bringing their furkids along. Whether you’re picking up supplies from Home Depot, taking a scenic drive around town, or heading out for a trip to the mountains, there are a number of must-have car items that can ensure your trip is safe, fun, and stress-free for you and your pet.
A study out of Japan found that a stationary cat can track its owner's location using audio cues — specifically, the owner's voice.
Cat furniture can create a space in your house specifically for your felines — and potentially save your furniture from being used as a scratching post.
Human beings evolved to nurture, and that drive can extend to children who aren’t your own and even to members of other species.
Going for hikes with your dog is great exercise for both of you. The American Kennel Club offers these tips on what to bring when you hit the trails.
When adopting a dog or cat, the age of your children is one factor to consider. Here's what to know in deciding when to add a pet to your family.
The truth: You can absolutely teach an older dog new tricks, like how to shake hands, speak or roll over. Keeping the training sessions short and fun while using plenty of positive reinforcement like treats and praise can help make the training process easier.
The truth: At one point in time, it was believed dogs could only see in black, white and shades of gray. This myth is still believed by many people today. Dogs have fewer color-sensitive cones in their eyes than humans do. However, it has been discovered that although it’s not in the same way as humans, dogs can in fact see color. They can see blue, green-ish yellow and yellow along with various shades of gray.
The truth: This myth has been around for so long most people see it as a fact. Although dogs do age quicker than humans, the 7:1 ratio is not perfectly accurate.
The truth: The idea that a dog in good health should have a cold, wet nose is nothing more than another myth. The temperature of a dog’s nose does not represent health or sickness. Using a thermometer is the only way to accurately measure your dog’s temperature.
There are countless myths about our pets — some so old they have become facts in the eyes of many people. While some of these myths are harmless, many are filled with misinformation about a dog’s care, temperament, behavior and intelligence. Pet owners who act on this misinformation may not be meeting the needs of their dog.
Services offering home euthanasia for pets have been busier than ever since the pandemic led to limits on humans at vet practices and animal hospitals.