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Cat Body Language 101

Cat Body Language 101

By Meredith Stepita

Learning to read cat body postures can decrease your cat's stress and may even save your cat's life.

Getting Your Pet in a Back-to-School Routine

Getting Your Pet in a Back-to-School Routine

By Caryl Wolff

During the summer, your schedule may have been a little more relaxed or you may have adopted a new dog because you and your family had some extra time to spend with bonding and training. Now that school is starting and classes will soon be back in session, how should you go about preparing your dog...

DNA Testing Your Dog

DNA Testing Your Dog

By Audrey Pavia

Do your pets dream? While we can't know for sure what they dream about, dogs and cats certainly appear to go through the motions of paws paddling, whiskers twitching, and even whimpering or hissing in their sleep. We speculate that our pets re-live experiences during dreams that made an impact on them while awake.

Do pets dream?

Do pets dream?

By Amy Shojai

Do your pets dream? While we can't know for sure what they dream about, dogs and cats certainly appear to go through the motions of paws paddling, whiskers twitching, and even whimpering or hissing in their sleep. We speculate that our pets re-live experiences during dreams that made an impact on them while awake.

How Often Should I Bathe My Dog?

How Often Should I Bathe My Dog?

By Stacy Hackett

Does your dog seem to go out of his way to roll in every inviting mud puddle that comes his way? Or does he care for himself meticulously, with all his fur perfectly in place? Your dog's lifestyle and personality will determine how often he needs your help keeping clean. Before you fill the bathtub...

Disaster Planning for Your Pets

Disaster Planning for Your Pets

By Caryl Wolff

National Pet Preparedness Month is timed for the first month of hurricane season and urges people with pets to make preparations in case they should be hit by a disaster...and that includes making plans for what to do with your dog in case of natural (hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, tornadoes, floods) or manmade (terrorist attacks, power outages, fires, street closures due to traffic accidents, chemical spills, or police activity) disasters. Let's look at ways to be ready in case disaster strikes.

Being a Good Dog Dad

Being a Good Dog Dad

By Audrey Pavia

This time of year makes us think about fatherhood. We consider our fathers and how well they raised us, or we think about what kind of fathers we were or are to our kids. This Father's Day, we have something else to consider: what kind of "father" are we to our dogs? After all, being a father isn't just about the physical act of siring someone. It's mostly about providing love, care and guidance--something good "dog dads" give to their pets.