Hot spots are more than just a nuisance; they can cause your dog some real discomfort. Some owners of long-haired dogs get their pets clipped for the summer just to make sure the dog's heavy coat can't trap and hold moisture in the hot weather.
In the pet world, Mother's Day has a very different connotation from that in the human experience. Most pet mothers never get to see their babies grow up. This Mother's Day, consider things from your pet's point of view. Make plans to keep your pet from becoming a mother by having her spayed.
The puppies and kittens you see at your local animal shelter are the lucky ones, because they are up for adoption. (The unlucky ones never made it that far.) But even those who did make it to the adoption area still may not find homes. That's the sad reality of pet overpopulation.
For years people believed that interaction with companion animals was helpful for children with autism, providing them with unconditional love, nonjudgemental friendship, and social interaction. A new study shows that dogs can provide very real benefits for these children.
The arson dog training program, sponsored by State Farm Insurance, has put more than 300 dogs to work in over 40 states and several Canadian provinces. These special animals are an arsonist's worst nightmare and a firefighter's best friend. Readers of the Washington Post agree, voting the National Fire Dog Monument as the top monument in Washington, DC!
Research has shown that interaction between humans and animals can make learning a positive experience for children. That's the basis behind the Book Buddies program that started late last summer in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, near Reading, PA.
Does your pet become anxious in response to loud noises (like thunderstorms)? Most animal experts recommend not cuddling and hugging an anxious pet lest you reinforce the negative response. So what's a caring pet owner supposed to do with a cowering, trembling furry friend who is obviously afraid of the noise?
Westminster Kennel Club has a tradition that goes back more then 130 years, but in 2014 it's not the purebred dogs that are capturing news headlines but the mutts that are making a showing in the WKC's first time ever agility competition.
When we think of a smiling cat, we might think of the Cheshire Cat, whose beautiful smile was the only thing visible when he disappeared. Sadly, for the majority of both cats and dogs kept as pets, their teeth are not so healthy. It's up to you to make sure your pet's smile is bright and clean!
Although Christmas might be over for this year, we can still keep that spirit of giving alive by making a contribution to one or more of our favorite charitable organizations. And if we do it before the end of the year, we get to take a tax deduction when we file our tax returns in the next few months!