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Wondering what to feed a baby bird? Here’s how to take care of an orphaned bird

It's best for a baby bird to stay with its family, but some may end up orphaned. We offer tips on how to feed a baby bird and who to contact for help.
Woman petting cat

What you need to know about your cat’s swollen lip – what causes it and how to help it heal

Puppy sleeping on lap of human with mustard yellow sweater

Do puppies sleep a lot? These are the perfectly normal sleeping habits of a healthy pup

A woman hugs and kisses her senior dog

Do dogs know they’re dying? Here’s what experts say about a dog’s final days

Two dog paws

Why does my dog smell like Fritos? It’s weird, but there could be an underlying health issue

An old, tired golden retriever lying down

How to make a dog throw up — safely, quickly, and at home — after ingesting something they shouldn’t have

A small dog sits on the table at a vet office

Why do dogs’ anal glands fill up? Here’s what to know

A Maine Coon cat reaches his snow-covered paw toward the camera.

Wondering how to keep cat warm in cold weather – here are 9 effective ways to help your pet stay toasty

A golden retriever chasing a ball

4 ways to uplift your dog’s mental health and why it’s so important

A black cat with a dusting of snow on her coat stands outside

Do cats get cold outside? Veterinarians explain what temperature is too low for outdoor kitties

A German shepherd puppy sticks out their tongue

Why do you often find your dog with their tongue out? Here’s what vets say about the ‘blep’

Orange cat sleeping on a bed covered by a blanket

What is a safe temperature for cats indoors? Here’s how to take care of your kitty in the winter

Pup biting on a finger

When do puppies stop biting? That might be up to their owner

Biting is a normal, albeit annoying, part of being a puppy. This is when puppies finally stop biting everything in sight.
Cat sleeping on a beige fleece blanket

Do cats sleep more in winter because they’re depressed? Here’s what to know about seasonal changes in felines

If it seems like your cat sleeps more in winter, you're not just imagining things. Here's what to know about cats, sleep, and seasonal depression.
An elderly golden retriever stands outside in the sunshine

How can you tell how old a dog is? Easy ways to figure it out

Use these tips to figure out the age of your dog when you aren't sure.
A dog steals dinner from the Christmas table

Vets reveal 5 biggest dangers to pets during the Christmas season (and what to do to keep them safe

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but vets warn it's also the most dangerous for pets. Keep track of these things so your animals stay safe.
Jack Russell terrier in from of Christmas tree with presents

Is your dog drinking Christmas tree water? It could be more dangerous for their health than you realize

If your dog drinks Christmas tree water, it could be poisonous to them. Here are some ways to keep them safe this holiday season.
A red and white Shiba Inu jumps through the snow in a fenced backyard

Is it safe to keep dogs outside in winter? You’d better follow these guidelines

It is essential for pet parents to know how to keep outside dogs warm in winter weather, including when to bring them inside. This guide will help.
A black lab and pit bull mix dog licks their lips and looks up at the camera

Why do dogs lick their lips? This is when you should be worried

Dogs can lick their lips for a lot of reasons. This is what you should know.
A gray munchkin cat kitten stands on top of a white dressing table

Everything you need to know about the munchkin cat: Some facts may surprise you

Here's a closer look at everything you should know before getting a munchkin cat, including the cost, life span, and personality.
Overhead shot of dog paws and a bowl of kibble

Is your old dog not eating? It probably has nothing to do with hunger

Here are reasons why your old dog isn't eating anymore. Most of the time, you don't need to be overly concerned.
Side view of a cat sticking out its tongue

Why do cats stick out their tongues? Here are several surprising (and mostly harmless) reasons

There are a few potential causes behind cats sticking out their tongues and for your cat's funny-looking, tongue-half-out appearance.
An Australian shepherd playing outside in the snow

How cold is too cold for dogs? What you should know

How cold is too cold dogs? These are the facts you should know about your dog being in the cold weather.
An old brown dog lying on a comfortable bed

When to be concerned about an old dog breathing heavy and what to do about it

A panting dog is usually no cause for concern. But sudden heavy breathing in an older pup might be a symptom of more severe issues.
A dark-haired woman wearing a green sweater holds a tabby cat on her lap

3 scientific benefits of being a cat person – you’ll be surprised with what we found

We're here to share the top three benefits of sharing your home with a feline companion -- and recommend some of our favorite beginner-friendly cat breeds, too.
A rhodesian ridgeback with a gray face stands and looks to the side

Is your old dog shaking? 1 of these 7 problems may be the cause

If your old dog is shaking, one of these seven reasons could explain why. Here's how to diagnose the root of your senior pup's tremors.
A Jack Russell terrier lies in bed between the feet of his owner

Is your puppy breathing fast while sleeping? Here’s when you should worry and how to help your dog

You want your pet to feel safe and comfortable when they are asleep. Here's what to do if you notice your puppy breathing fast while sleeping.
Dog with flappy ears in bed

How to clean your dog’s ears: A step-by-step guide every pet parent needs

Only a small number of dog owners know how to clean a dog's ears, so here's what you'll need to know about ear cleaning in dogs.
An old black dog with a graying muzzle lying on a porch

Are your dear old dog’s back legs collapsing? Here’s what to do

It can be frightening if your older dog's back legs collapse. Here's what you should know to help both of you through this.
Burning incense and tabby cat

Is incense bad for cats? 4 important things to consider before using it in your home

Is incense bad for cats? Do you love the smell of it but worry about the potential for harming your feline friend? This is everything you should consider.
Chihuahua lies down on a soft rug

These are the 5 dogs with the least health problems, so your furry friend sticks around for a long time

What breed of dog has the least health problems? Consider getting one of these five healthy breeds with the best longevity and fewest issues.
A closeup shot of a black lab wearing a red leather collar.

Signs of inbred dogs – and all the reasons why inbreeding is controversial and problematic

There are telltale signs of inbred dogs. Here's how to spot them and the tests that can help you out. Plus, the issues with inbred dogs.
Man in a plaid shirt hugging his dog

How long can an old dog live with a heart murmur?

Has your dog been diagnosed with a heart murmur? Quit Googling "old dog heart murmur life expectancy." Here's what to know.
Three tabby kittens snuggling in a gray cat bed.

How much should a kitten weigh? Here’s what the experts have to say about the kitten weight chart

Here are expert guidelines on how much a kitten should weigh and what you can do to help her get to the right size.
A small puppy sleeps in their owner's arms

Video: Dog snoring isn’t that unusual, but this pup sounds just like a cartoon character

Have you ever seen a dog snore? This one looks funny while he sleeps but it could mean he needs a check up at the vet.
German shepherd puppy stands next to an adult German Shepherd with a stick in their mouth

How much exercise does a German Shepherd need? 4 warning signs they’re not getting enough

Exercising your German shepherd is necessary for their health and happiness, but how do you know when your dog is getting enough activity? Look for these signs.
Brown rabbit held by owner

Here’s how to clean a rabbit properly

Pet rabbit grooming methods are unique to them. We offer details and tips on how to properly and safely clean them.
A dog mom holds up a treat for her pup on a walk

How to give a dog a pill: This dog medicine trick makes it look easy

If your dog won't take a pill no matter what, you might want to try this trick that's gone viral on TikTok. Plus, we have a few tips of our own.
Gray cat being held by the scruff of the neck

Why scruffing a cat is something you should never do according to experts

Experts advise against scruffing a cat, as it can cause stress. Instead, try out one of these techniques to restrain a cat.
Tortoiseshell cat sitting in front of a vase of flowers

Tortoiseshell cat health problems to worry about, according to experts

Tortoiseshell cats are gorgeous cats beloved by pet parents everywhere. Experts explain some of the common health issues associated with torties.
Pug wrapped in a blanket

Is your old dog coughing and gagging? When you should be concerned

If you notice your old dog coughing and gagging, you may be unsure what to do. Here's what to know and when to be concerned if your old dog coughs and gags.
A Labrador retriever shows teeth and growls

Do dogs lose teeth? Why you need to take care of this serious issue now

Is your dog losing their teeth? Here's what you should know about your dog's dental health and how to prevent tooth decay and come disease.
A sleepy beagle naps on their owner's bed, with sunshine coming through the window

Debunked: Neutering my dog will change his personality – here are the signs your dog needs to be neutered

Watch for these signs that your dog needs to be neutered. And no, his personality won't change in the process.
Closeup of a dog nose and smile

Why is my dog’s nose warm? When it’s OK and when to see the vet

Wondering "why is my dog's nose warm?" These are the factors that cause his nose to be warm, including the ones that should make you worry.
Jack Russel terrier on the beach with a tennis ball jumping

Are tennis balls bad for dogs? Here’s what you want to know before your next game of fetch

Before giving your dog a tennis ball to play with, take these factors into consideration. There may be silent dangers you don't see coming.
French bulldog puppy splooting on tile floor

Dog splooting is super adorable, but it can also be something to worry about

It's cute when dogs sploot, right? Before taking a picture, though, you might want to be sure that this stretch isn't a cause for concern.
A drooling Irish Setter looks to the side

Why is my dog drooling? Here’s when to be concerned about sudden or excessive dog salivation

We’ve looked into many causes of excessive and sudden salivation, from the easy fixes to the more concerning problems.
Two brown dogs lying on a wood laminate floor; the focus is on their tails.

Why does my dog have a bald patch on their tail? Here are the answers you need

If your dog had a bald patch on their tail, it could be a sign of a minor problem or a major health issue. This is what you need to know before you panic
An old Great Dane with a white face leaning against a man's side.

How to tell if your older dog’s health decline means the end is near

There are signs to look out for to determine if your dog is nearing the end.
Beagle scratching body

Looking for signs your dog has ticks? These telltale symptoms mean you have a flea or tick problem

How do you know if your dog has ticks or fleas? These are the signs your dog has a tick or flea infestation and what to do about it.