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How to Train an Older Dog How to Train an Older Dog

When you get a new dog, after the excitement of welcoming the new member of the family, whether it's a puppy or an older dog, the first question that comes into your mind is "how do I train him or him?"... 

Preparing Your Dog for a New Baby Preparing Your Dog for a New Baby

The dogs in our lives become as much a part of the family as our children, in fact, sometimes we consider them our babies. We pamper them, play with them and spend lots of time with them. But when you... 

The Most Dangerous Dogs The Most Dangerous Dogs

We can find innumerable "Top 10 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds" lists on the web, talking about  what are considered the most dangerous dogs in the world. We have all heard and seen news about Pitbulls,... 

What is Heartworm Disease? What is Heartworm Disease?

Today, pets are considered members of the family. Our dogs and cats are like our children and we have to keep up with their vet visits and general care. But if you have pets, you have to be aware of... 

The Incredible Wolf-Dog Hybrid The Incredible Wolf-Dog Hybrid

A wolfdog, or what I call the incredible wolf-dog hybrid (because I just adore wolves and dogs), is the result of a wolf and dog mix and as a matter of fact, the domestic dog has been re-categorized... 

Top Ten Friendliest Cats Top Ten Friendliest Cats

I think all cat owners have made this mistake: they go to the shelter or rescue and choose the cutest cat in the bunch, without even considering its temperament or personality. Then it turns out the... 

Top 12 Friendliest Dogs Top 12 Friendliest Dogs

When you decide to bring a new dog into your life, it helps to know its temperament, what's the breed's normal behavior, what are its characteristics, etc. Some dogs are great for kids, when some others... 

Life With Cats

How to Keep Your Cat Indoors and Happy How to Keep Your Cat Indoors and Happy

Cats are naturally curious and active creatures, and with  so many different... 

Learn the Cat Tail Language Learn the Cat Tail Language

Cats are highly communicative animals and the way your cat moves its tail... 

What to Expect With Cat Diabetes What to Expect With Cat Diabetes

Lately I have been talking to a lot of people that have just found out their... 

Congratulations! You have a pregnant cat! Congratulations! You have a pregnant cat!

Cat owners are growing more responsible every day and do their best to keep... 

How to Prevent Nasty Hairballs! How to Prevent Nasty Hairballs!

Watch any cat for a few minutes, and if he or she's awake, you’ll see them... 

Learning to Coexist With a Trouble Making Cat Learning to Coexist With a Trouble Making Cat

Even the most ardent fan of the feline species has to admit that cats can... 

How to Make Your Cat Love Getting Groomed How to Make Your Cat Love Getting Groomed

Regularly grooming your cat can help reduce hair ball problems and can ensure... 

Why Does a Cat Stop Using the Litter Box? Why Does a Cat Stop Using the Litter Box?

While cleaning out the litter box is not a wonderful chore that anyone enjoys,... 

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Life With Dogs

Give a Black Dog a Chance Give a Black Dog a Chance

Have you ever heard of the BBD Syndrome?  No, it's not a recognized disease... 

When There is Blood in a Dog’s Stool When There is Blood in a Dog’s Stool

Yeah, it can be quite a scare, but when there is blood in a dog's stool and... 

Safety Tips for Kids and Dogs Safety Tips for Kids and Dogs

Children love dogs and dogs usually love children. When the two can interact... 

When Does Your Dog Need to See a Vet When Does Your Dog Need to See a Vet

Some dog health issues must be addressed by a qualified veterinarian. Having... 

Advantages of Obedience Training Advantages of Obedience Training

When you bring home a new puppy or dog, especially if you are a first time... 

Crate Training An Older Dog Crate Training An Older Dog

You bring home your new canine friend and now it's when the work begins. While... 

Exercising Your Dog Exercising Your Dog

Dogs need their exercise just like people do. Regular exercise helps your... 

Socializing Your Puppy or Dog Socializing Your Puppy or Dog

When you have a child, you have a responsibility to introduce him or her to... 

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Featured Articles

How to Give CPR to a Dog or Cat How to Give CPR to a Dog or Cat

Accidents happen, and sometimes it's our pets that get in trouble. They can drown, choke, get electrical shocks, lose consciousness, stop breathing, etc.  If something like this happens, it's good to... 

Yes, You Can Talk to Your Pets Yes, You Can Talk to Your Pets

All animal lovers believe that their pets understand most of what they say to them, but it is a proven fact that both dogs and cats are capable of learning human language, not to the extent a child does,... 

Keep Your Dog Cool Under Extreme Heat Keep Your Dog Cool Under Extreme Heat

The Summer months are very unpleasant for all of us, right? We tend to look for air conditioned buildings, or go to the beach and cool off by the ocean, or the pool.  Imagine how it would be to be outside,... 

Should I Choose a Dog or a Cat as a Pet? Should I Choose a Dog or a Cat as a Pet?

You want to adopt a pet, but how do you decide if you want a dog or a cat? Well, the obvious answer lies within you: are you a "dog person", or a "cat person"? Most people already know this, but if you... 

The Importance of Good Dental Care for Pets The Importance of Good Dental Care for Pets

Thanks to all the new preventive medicine we can count on, our pets live longer, healthier lives, so much so that now some of the most severe medical issues pets can have are related to their dental... 

What Makes Our Pets Itch What Makes Our Pets Itch

How awful it is when you get an itch in your back and you can't get to it!  Well, once in a while your dog or your cat needs to scratch an itch, and we have to investigate the reason why it is happening. What... 

The Differences Between Cats and Dogs The Differences Between Cats and Dogs

We could spend years debating why are cats and dogs different?  But, the answer is easy... they are different species. While it can take weeks to train a cat to "come" or "sit", dogs can learn this... 

What to do if You Find a Lost Pet What to do if You Find a Lost Pet

What do you do if you are driving and all of a sudden you see a dog or a cat roaming alone on the street? If you're an animal lover, I know this is a heart wrenching situation. Do you rescue it or not? ... 

Grieving the Loss of Your Pet Grieving the Loss of Your Pet

Our pets live rather short lives, so it's inevitable that at one point we have to go through the grief of losing one of our best friends. The pain is very intense... don't let any one make you feel silly... 

Feng Shui and Your Pets Feng Shui and Your Pets

I'm sure you've heard of it, unless you've been in Mars for the past couple of decades, but I'd like to give you my own description of Feng Shui. Feng Shui is the ancient practice utilized by the Chinese...