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Training Collars: a Vet Gives You the Pros and Cons of Different Types

Training Collars: a Vet Gives You the Pros and Cons of Different Types

By Tony Johnson

You wouldn't think something as simple as a dog collar would be a hotly contested subject, but a simple scan of some online discussions shows just how contentious it can be - and how confusing, as well.

5 Ways to Splurge on Your Pet with Your Tax Refund

5 Ways to Splurge on Your Pet with Your Tax Refund

By Justin Young

It’s that time of year again. Millions of Americans have filed their taxes, found out they’ll receive a tax refund and are figuring out exactly how they’ll spend that money. Some people will save the money for a rainy day. Others may splurge on something shiny and new. Then, there are pet parents who might be wondering what to buy for their dog or cat.

Easter Scavenger Hunt

Create an Easter Scavenger Hunt for Your Dog

By Caryl Wolff

While kids are participating in Easter Egg hunts, we want our pups to have an activity, too. Here's a DIY version of putting together a scavenger hunt for a dog.

National Pet Day

The 10 Best Ways to Celebrate National Pet Day

By Jessie McDowell

Treat yourself and your pet with our top 10 activities to celebrate your pet on National Pet Day.


Should I Get My Pet Spayed or Neutered?

By Tony Johnson

This simple surgical procedure keeps our pets happier and healthier and helps bring the cycle of pet overpopulation to an end once and for all.

Dog Food

Good Enough to Eat? The Truth About Human Grade Pet Food.

By Charlotte Higgins

Have you ever thought about home cooking for your dog? If you have, you are not alone. More and more, people have decided to make their own pet food. And many more are seriously considering it. Why this new trend? Is it a good idea? Commercial diets are more convenient to use, cheaper, and nutritionally more consistent. So why would anyone want to go through the trouble and expense of cooking for their dog when there are so many commercially prepared foods readily available?

cat health care

9 Ways to Keep Your Cat in Top Health

By Stacy Hackett

Paying close attention to your health helps you find problems before they start. You schedule a regular checkup with your doctor, watch what you eat, and exercise regularly. You also notice if something isn't quite right and follow up with t trip to the doctor. All of these steps contribute to your overall well-being.