Cats have been companions to humans for thousands of years. Their intelligence and charm made the Egyptians worship them and today’s cat-themed memes aren’t too far off from how the Egyptians felt. Of course, having such an intelligent an
It is widely believed that dogs won’t be happy in apartments but with so many dogs in need of good homes, it’s time to squash that myth. The key is to choose the right one for your apartment and your lifestyle. If you’re ready to ad
In some families the dog sleeps on the furniture or in someone’s bed. In other families those are no-nos. No less love, just different house rules. Either way, has it ever occurred to you that your dog just might wish he had a place in the hous
Is your dog a senior? That depends on her actual age, her dog-years age, her lifestyle and her breed. Small-breed dogs have an average life span of 15 to 18 years while the life span of large-breed dogs is only 10 to 14 years. Thankfully for
There are many, many toys on the market for dogs. In fact, the options can be overwhelming. But some toys are going to be a better fit than others, depending on your particular pets’ needs and temperament. Also, how you, the human, want to inte
Dogs like the summer as much as you do. They enjoy all the outdoor activities, love having more people around and appreciate the warmer weather. Here are eight tips you can use to make sure your pet is ready for the dog days of summer.
Dogs are by instinct denning animals. In the wild, dogs make their home in a den, a relatively small, enclosed space. This is naturally where they feel safe and comfortable. This means that crate training your dog is a way to tap into this instinctiv
Do you remember when you first brought your kitten home? If your once tiny, rambunctious ball of fluff has been with you for a number of years, you have probably started to notice the slowed pace, more relaxed personality and slight physical
One of the most common ailments that dogs suffer from is fleas. Fleas are nearly invisible pests that latch on to dogs and consume their blood. You know that your dog has fleas when it is excessively scratching and in a constant state of discomfort.
Fleas and pollen from grass, trees and flowers emerge in unimaginable numbers when the spring weather sets in. Undoubtedly, you’re already familiar with the itchy side effects that these increased populations incur, and have prepared fo
Getting a new pet can be an exciting prospect. However, visiting multiple shelters and seeing many pooches can leave you wondering which one is right for your home. As you set out on the path to add a new fur baby to your family, keep these n
You’ve finally settled down after a long day and are just about to drop off to sleep when something lands – oomph -- on your tummy, something furry that weighs about 10 pounds, give or take. You might spend a minute or two petting
Cat allergies are awful. Whether you’ve forced yourself not to own a cat due to your allergies or you’ve been simply muddling through the runny nose and itchy eyes for years, your allergies have certainly gotten in the way and min