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The ultimate checklist for camping with your dog

Make sure you've got everything on this list before you take your dog camping.
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8 effective tips for iguana training

Iguanas are beautiful creatures, but they do have sharp claws and teeth, as well as a powerful tail. Here's how to train them so they don't mind being handled.
a golden retriever rolls around happily in the sand at the beach

Why now is actually the perfect time to bring your golden retriever to the beach

Summer might be the most popular season to go to the beach, but here's why you should take your dog in the fall.
Miniature Schnauzer in dog show.

5 health issues to look out for in your miniature schnauzer

Miniature schnauzers are adorable, but they are prone to some health problems. Here's what you should know.
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4 incredible ways to calm a cat who’s scared of everything

Knowing how to calm a scared cat is important. Try these tips and tricks.
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3 amazing tech finds that can help you keep an eye on your pets

Going on vacation or back to work? These tech devices will give you peace of mind that your pets are safe.
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Cat teeth cleaning is easy if you follow these tips

Your cat may not love having their teeth brushed, but it’s important. Here’s how to make it easier on you both.
Three rats crawling around a kitchen sink.

How to protect your home from rodents without harming your pets

Do you have a pest control problem in your house? Here's how to eliminate pests and keep your pets safe.
Woman kissing a Boston terrier on the couch.

6 best dog breeds for apartment living

These amazing dog breeds don't need a lot of space.
A tan and white dog having his teeth brushed with a red toothbrush.

Why your dog’s gums aren’t pink (and what to do about it)

Are your dog's gums white, red, or brown? Here's what the color of your dog's gums means.
A group of dogs outside playing at daycare.

7 signs a pet boarding facility is no good

Boarding your pet can be a great option, but these are the warning signs you should look for a new facility.
Young girl hugging elderly dog.

How to help a child who just lost their pet

Losing a pet is hard for anyone. Here's how to help a child through the grief.
A striped brown cat crouches behind long, thin plant leaves.

8 indoor plants you should never grow if you have cats

You should avoid these houseplants if you have cats.
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6 fun fall activities your large dog can join in on

These six activities are fun to do with your dog in the fall.
Dog with paws on suitcase in hotel room.

These are our favorite pet-friendly hotel brands

If you're taking your pet on vacation, try these amazing pet-friendly hotel brands.
A gray and white kitten sniffing a flower in the grass.

10 things toxic to cats you probably have in your home

Keep your cat safe by keeping these harmful household items far away from them.
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4 uplifting movies about dogs to stream on Disney+

These dog movies are great (and you don't have to worry about a sad ending).
Beagle being examined by veterinarian.

Everything you need to know about pet insurance and rescue pets

Have you recently adopted a pet and are wondering about pet insurance? Here's what you should know.
Dog looking out window.

6 ways to help pets with back-to-school sadness

Kids and college students are going back to school. Here's how to help your pets adjust.
Woman running with terrier.

These are the best dog breeds for runners

These dog breeds will love running with their pet parents.
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6 top reasons you should adopt a senior cat

Just because you’re looking to adopt a cat doesn’t mean you should choose a kitten. There are a lot of great reasons why you should consider a senior cat.
A blue and yellow Macaw on roller-skates.

Now is the time to train your parrot to do tricks — here’s how

Training your parrot to do tricks is easy if you follow these steps.
A veterinarian listening to a German Shepherd's lungs.

How to cure kennel cough at home

Find out what kennel cough is and what you should do if your pet comes down with it.
Orange and white cat lying under blankets

How you can take the stress out of boarding for your cat

Boarding can be a stressful experience for cats, but there are ways you can help their anxiety. This is what to do when you’re boarding your pet.
Orange cat lying in a metal kennel

6 great ways to save money on your pet’s vet bills

Vet visits can get expensive, but there are ways to cut costs. These are the top strategies to get a little help with your vet bills.
Two Yorkies in bathtub.

4 common mistakes people make when grooming their Yorkie

Don't make these mistakes when you groom your Yorkie.
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This Disney+ docuseries about dogs is great for the whole family

This family-friendly docuseries about dogs on Disney+ is must-see.
A woman and man looking at paperwork in the office with a dog.

Do these 5 things before taking your dog to work

Before you bring your dog to work, make sure you do these things first.
Dog eating grass.

Is it bad for dogs to eat grass? What you need to know

Dogs have a tendency to eat grass. Here's why and whether it's safe.
a gray and white pitbull sits by the bathrub wrapped in a towel and headband

DIY dog shampoo: 4 recipes to make from home

Making dog shampoo for your furry friend isn’t hard, but you want to make sure you’re using the best ingredients. Here’s what you need to know.
A dog steering a car and wearing red sunglasses

Are your bad driving habits endangering your dog?

Driving with an unrestrained dog is distracted driving. Do you have bad habits when it comes to transporting your dog?
A corgi wearing a stethoscope against a white background.

Do all vets take pet insurance? What you need to know

Before taking your pet to the veterinarian, read up on vets and pet insurance.
beagle in tall green grass

Why you shouldn’t leave your beagle alone too often

No dog should be left alone for too long, but this is especially true for beagles. Here's why.
A white cat walking outdoors on a leash.

How to leash-train a cat in no time

Want to leash train your cat? Follow this handy guide.
Labrador swimming with ball.

5 dog breeds who usually love going in the water

Want a pup you can go swimming with? These dog breeds love the water.
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How to care for a full-coated poodle

These are the grooming tips you need for your full-coated poodle.
Golden retriever hanging out with his family.

Golden retriever vs. Labrador: Which is the right dog for you?

Should you adopt a golden retriever or a Labrador?
Family meeting shelter dog.

5 great ways you can help homeless animals

Helping homeless animals is a great cause. Here are the best ways to do it.
Cat hunched over coughing

What you need to know about cat asthma

Asthma can affect cats. This is how to keep your pet healthy.
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5 warning signs your turtle is sick

These are the telltale signs that your turtle isn't healthy.
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Over 130 dog deaths may be linked to Midwestern Pet Foods, FDA warns

Here’s everything you need to know about the Midwestern Pet Foods recall to keep your dog safe.
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Avoid a smelly home — here’s how to clean up your pet’s messes effectively

One of the many responsibilities of being a pet parent involves cleaning up the messes your dog or cat manages to create. Here's what you need to know.
A tan and white English Bulldog puppy isolated on a white background.

6 best dog breeds for couch potatoes

If you want a dog who likes curling up next to you on the couch, these are the dog breeds you should consider.
bird flu guide at the vet

How to tell if a bird has bird flu

Worried your bird has bird flu? Here's how to tell.
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10 baby animal Instagram accounts you need to follow immediately

These are the adorable baby animal Instagram accounts we're obsessed with.
Mom and kids bathing a bulldog.

Bulldogs require more grooming than you think

This is everything you need to know to make sure your bulldog is well groomed.
A Jack Russell Terrier puppy standing in a field of flowers.

What you need to know about immunizations for puppies

Getting immunizations for your pet is essential. Here's when you should get them and what you need to know.
A happy puppy standing on a lawn in front of a building

How to choose the right boarding facility for your pet

Finding the right boarding facility for your pet is essential. These are the questions to ask and what to know to choose the right one.
Three Frenchies hanging out together.

Frenchies are prone to obesity — here’s how to keep your dog healthy

Follow these strategies to keep your Frenchie happy and healthy.
A brown and white Pit Bull smiling at the camera.

4 myths about pit bulls you probably believe

Pit bulls don't have the best reputation, but it's undeserved. We debunk the myths.