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What should I do if I find a lost pet

What should I do if I find a lost pet

By Stacy Hackett

Picture this: you're out for a walk around your neighborhood when you see a dog trotting down the sidewalk by himself. The stray dog seems friendly and well-behaved, but he is obviously away from his home. You want to help reunite him with his owner, but you're not sure where to begin.

First, consider your own safety. Lost animals can be frightened, sick, or injured, and may not respond the way a happy, healthy pet would. Approach a stray dog with caution, moving slowly so as to not startle him. Talk softly and soothingly, and perhaps offer him a treat to entice him. If something about the dog seems threatening or unsafe, do not attempt to restrain or approach him. Return home and call Animal Control officials to report the stray dog in your neighborhood. If the dog allows you to approach and seems friendly, check to see if he is wearing a collar with an identifying...

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By Justin Young

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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.

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How to Set Off-Limits Areas for Pets

By Jim Tedford

Our homes, pets, and lifestyle preferences are entirely unique. Some people enjoy having their dogs beside them on the couch or keeping them company in the kitchen. Others prefer that pets stay off of the furniture or out of certain rooms in the house. Whatever your lifestyle, pet barriers and deterrents are useful training tools. They establish boundaries for your dog so everyone lives together peacefully.

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.