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  • You swear that your pet knows your language because he/she knows when they are doing something wrong or right. This articles explains the real reason why pets can understand us.

    How and Why Animals Respond to Humans

    How and Why Animals Respond to Humans

    by Cheryl Simonds2

  • Where you live can affect whatever pet you have in a physical and mental way. Many homes aren't large enough or do not have a necessary yard. Here you will learn what homes each animal will need and whether your home is pet-friendly.

    Is Your Home Pet-Friendly?

    Is Your Home Pet-Friendly?

    by Cheryl Simonds2

  • Bald is beautiful, or at least that's what many pet owners think these days. From furless guinea pigs to hairless horses, we've seen it all and now you can too.

    12 Surprisingly Hairless Pets

    12 Surprisingly Hairless Pets

    by Theophanes Avery0

  • The facts about de-clawing cats, presented in no-nonsense, stern language. It's not sugar-coated or "prettied up" in any way; it's just the straight, graphic truth. Please don't do this!

    Why You Should Never Declaw Cats

    Why You Should Never Declaw Cats

    by Liz Elias72

  • Do dogs, cats, horses, hamsters and other pets go to heaven? This Christian perspective examines the question and looks at the beliefs of both famous theologians and pastors and what the Bible has to say on the subject. Pets and heaven is a controversial subject in Christendom.

    Do Dogs Go to Heaven? A Christian Perspective

    Do Dogs Go to Heaven? A Christian Perspective

    by Kristin Kaldahl43

  • Bed bugs bite pets if no human host is available. Bed bugs don't travel on pets as much as people think. They are not like fleas and ticks. They don't like fur but will endure it to get a meal, but usually only if they have not had a human meal in a lengthy period of time.

    Bed Bug Answers for Conscientious Pet Owners

    Bed Bug Answers for Conscientious Pet Owners

    by Melody Collins10

  • Internet shopping is the future, but like any brave new world, it can be fraught with danger, especially when it concerns healthcare. When buying prescription meds for your pet online, use caution.

    How to Safely Buy Pet Medicine Online

    How to Safely Buy Pet Medicine Online

    by Bob Bamberg5

  • While you grind away at work all week, your dog sits at home pining away for you. When the weekend rolls around, it's date night and time to do something special with someone special.

    10 Ideas for Doggie Date Night

    10 Ideas for Doggie Date Night

    by Tom Lohr1

  • People love their pets, but did you know that your pet can make you sick? Listed below are seven ways your pet can make you sick.

    How Can Your Pet Make You Sick?

    How Can Your Pet Make You Sick?

    by Leonard Tillerman2

  • If right at this exact moment you were forced to evacuate your home due to an emergency, would you be able to take your pets with you? A few minutes spent preparing now could save your pets later.

    Prepare Pets for Emergencies: Bug-Out Kits

    Prepare Pets for Emergencies: Bug-Out Kits

    by Becky1

  • I have read countless articles in the last year about people's pets dying. It is something all pet lovers have to experience and is always a sad time. This article and the poems relate to how I cope.

    When a Pet Dies: How to Cope

    When a Pet Dies: How to Cope

    by John Hansen92

  • If your beloved pet has passed away at home, or if you've put him to sleep at the veterinarian's office but can't face the idea of leaving the body behind, you're going to need to bury him yourself. As a child, I'd buried hamsters and gerbils, but...

    How to Bury a Beloved Pet

    How to Bury a Beloved Pet

    by Isabella Snow120

  • We can start by considering adoption. When you buy your puppy from the pet store, it is usually from a puppy mill. Puppy mills are about profit and don't consider the well-being of these animals.

    Fight Against Puppy Mills

    Fight Against Puppy Mills

    by Savanna H2

  • What do you do if you find a lost dog or stray? Is there a dog roaming in your neighborhood or is it in the road? Does it have a collar? If you find a stray dog, you may be wondering what to do and who to call. Here are some safety tips and steps to take.

    What to Do If You Find a Lost Dog or Stray

    What to Do If You Find a Lost Dog or Stray

    by Layne Holmes2

  • Do you see a dog locked in a hot car? Are you afraid the dog is in danger or might die? Are you wondering what you can legally do to save it? Consider contacting the authorities and act fast!

    What to Do If You See a Dog in a Parked, Hot Car

    What to Do If You See a Dog in a Parked, Hot Car

    by Layne Holmes4

  • Creating more questions than it answered, on July 12, 2018, the United States Food and Drug Administration issued an alert to pet owners regarding the possible connection between grain-free diets and canine dilated cardiomyopathy. We break down the matter and hopefully ease the minds of pet owners.

    The Grain-Free Pet Food Controversy of 2018

    The Grain-Free Pet Food Controversy of 2018

    by Bob Bamberg12

  • Keep your pets happy and healthy during the winter holidays. This article offers practical tips on how to protect your pets during cold winter weather.

    Cold Weather Safety Tips for Cats and Dogs

    Cold Weather Safety Tips for Cats and Dogs

    by Sadie Holloway1

  • We can all get excited over animals, but sometimes we tend to shop with our emotions and don't understand the time and effort we need when getting a pet in order to keep it healthy and happy.

    Consider a Few Things Before Getting a Pet

    Consider a Few Things Before Getting a Pet

    by Running The Galaxies0

  • Before anyone seriously considers pet ownership, they first need to examine the many reasons that they should not get a pet. Read along to discover the top 8 reasons you should not get a pet!

    8 Top Reasons Not to Get a Pet

    8 Top Reasons Not to Get a Pet

    by Leonard Tillerman31

  • Dogs, just like people, mourn the loss of their canine friends and their grief is similar in many ways to humans'. Fortunately, there are several ways to help a grieving dog. These tips can help grieving owners, too.

    Ways to Help a Dog Grieving the Loss of Another Dog

    Ways to Help a Dog Grieving the Loss of Another Dog

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli5

  • Dolphins are exceptionally complex creatures, and one such species, the bottlenose dolphin, has been around for 15 million years. It's time to rethink the quality of life of these species in captivity. Are these shows cruel? Let's find out.

    Rethink the Dolphin Show—Don't Buy the Ticket

    Rethink the Dolphin Show—Don't Buy the Ticket

    by Layne Holmes23

  • Dogs aren't considered man's best friend for no reason. Their unconditional love, tail-wagging joy, slobber-covered kisses, and eternally sunny mood can profoundly affect the health of their owner.

    How to Choose the Best Dog Breed for Your Health

    How to Choose the Best Dog Breed for Your Health

    by Chantelle Porter10

  • Dog walking should be a pleasure, not a chore. With the right preparation, you and your companion can stay healthy and safe, whatever the weather.

    Winter Dog Walks:  Keep Safe and Healthy

    Winter Dog Walks: Keep Safe and Healthy

    by Judi Brown87

  • If you've noticed your dog or cat lying on their belly with their hind legs stretched out behind them instead of tucked underneath their torso, there is nothing to worry about. This adorable position is called "splooting" and it is perfectly normal.

    What Is a Sploot and Why Do Dogs and Cats Do It?

    What Is a Sploot and Why Do Dogs and Cats Do It?

    by Sam Mendoran0

  • We love our pets. They are our family, our best friends, and sometimes our only companions. We know, sadly, that their lifespans are all too short! You may be wondering if there are other options besides burial and cremation. Yes! Aquamation is a dignified, earth-friendly alternative to cremation.

    Aquamation: Alternatives to Pet Burial and Cremation

    Aquamation: Alternatives to Pet Burial and Cremation

    by Layne Holmes4

  • This article gives you the step-by-step instructions you'll need to find a lost pet.

    How to Find a Lost Pet

    How to Find a Lost Pet

    by Teddy O'Malley0

  • Are pets good for you? Many scientists believe they are. Learn more about the many ways your pets can help make your life happier and healthier!

    Are Pets Good for Your Health?

    Are Pets Good for Your Health?

    by Sadie Holloway1

  • Many zoos, parks, and petting farms have free-roaming peacocks on the grounds. These places also post signs asking visitors to please not feed the animals. Many people ignore this and offer the peacocks french fries, chips, and other junk food. Here's why you shouldn't do that.

    Why Feeding Junk Food to the Peacocks at the Zoo Is a Bad Idea

    Why Feeding Junk Food to the Peacocks at the Zoo Is a Bad Idea

    by Jennifer Bridges5

  • This article exists to dispel the myth that animals need, or should be fed live food for optimum nutrition and psychological wellness.

    Feeding Pets Live Food Is Cruelty

    Feeding Pets Live Food Is Cruelty

    by Melissa A Smith152

  • Learn about ten diseases your pet may develop over their lifetime and how you can prevent them, as well as prevent yourself from contracting them as well!

    10 Diseases You Can Catch From Your Pets

    10 Diseases You Can Catch From Your Pets

    by missbat101

  • Everyone loves their pets, but not everyone loves how they smell! Read on for a list of pets that don't smell as bad as others.

    Which Pets Don't Smell?

    Which Pets Don't Smell?

    by Leonard Tillerman6

  • If you've ever had to find rental housing that allows pets, then chances are you know just how hard it can be. Pet owners have complained that the only rentals available to them are substandard or in poor condition because landlords are hesitant to rent to them.

    How to Rent With Pets

    How to Rent With Pets

    by Angela18

  • Are you worried about a dog in your neighborhood? Do you suspect abuse? This can be an extremely upsetting and emotional situation for anyone to deal with. If you do suspect an animal is being abused, there are several things that you can do to intervene legally and safely.

    What to Do If You Think an Animal or Dog Is Being Abused

    What to Do If You Think an Animal or Dog Is Being Abused

    by Layne Holmes2

  • If you have to evacuate during a disaster, make sure you have your family pets' needs handled with a grab-and-go bag! Here are itemized lists for what to include for each of your pets.

    How to Pack an Emergency

    How to Pack an Emergency "Go Bag" for Your Pets

    by Jody Newton2

  • Anticipatory grief is the fear of losing a dog. It is often felt when a dog is diagnosed with a terminal condition such as cancer or with aging, geriatric dogs. Preliminarily mourning doesn't have to be a negative experience, it can be turned into a proactive experience.

    Anticipatory Grief: Pre-Grieving the Loss of Your Dog

    Anticipatory Grief: Pre-Grieving the Loss of Your Dog

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli8

  • Pet flipping is becoming an increasing problem, but many pet owners don't now what this practice is or why it's so disastrous for them and for their pets. Information is the best defense against this!

    What Is Pet Flipping, and Why Is It Important?

    What Is Pet Flipping, and Why Is It Important?

    by Becki Rizzuti41

  • A list of 11 pets that can be low-maintenance depending on where you live and what your preference is. Although these pets do require lots of care, they usually do not demand constant attention.

    11 Low-Maintenance Pets That Can Be Kept Outdoors

    11 Low-Maintenance Pets That Can Be Kept Outdoors

    by xquisit198513

  • We love getting gifts for our pets. With so many options out there, finding one can be hard. Discover some awesome gift ideas for pets and their owners.

    Awesome Gift Ideas for Pets and Pet Lovers

    Awesome Gift Ideas for Pets and Pet Lovers

    by Leonard Tillerman3

  • Here are nine domesticated and exotic pets that have long lifespans or live the longest compared to other species.

    9 Exotic Pets With Long Lifespans

    9 Exotic Pets With Long Lifespans

    by Melissa A Smith1

  • Saying goodbye to a pet is part of loving them. The grief is real, but as with any loss, the right song can play a role in getting through it. Here are some songs to help.

    Songs About Dogs for When You Lose Your Dog

    Songs About Dogs for When You Lose Your Dog

    by Ruth Coffee11

  • There are reasons not to lease a pet. In recent news, there are horror stories from people who have leased a pet.

    Problems With Pet Leasing

    Problems With Pet Leasing

    by Margaret Minnicks0

  • These sympathy gifts for someone whose cat or dog has just passed away can bring hope and comfort to a friend or loved one coping with pet loss.

    Pet Loss Sympathy Gifts

    Pet Loss Sympathy Gifts

    by Sadie Holloway0

  • Stray dog and cat overpopulation creates a very real issue in our communities. The simplest way you can help is to spay and neuter your pets. This article will discuss the benefits of spaying and neutering for you, your pet, and for the domestic dog and cat populations as a whole.

    Spaying and Neutering Saves Lives

    Spaying and Neutering Saves Lives

    by Liz Hardin2

  • Everything poos -- but can any pet be house trained? For millions of years, when an animal had to poo or pee, they just did and walked away. When you try to house train a pet, keep in mind that you are going against thousands or millions of years...

    Pets That Can Be Housetrained

    Pets That Can Be Housetrained

    by RenaSherwood0

  • For those people who are in the position to bring a pet into their lives, the benefits and delight of pet ownership are considerable. Read on to discover the 8 top reasons you should get a pet!

    8 Top Reasons You Should Get a Pet

    8 Top Reasons You Should Get a Pet

    by Leonard Tillerman0

  • Adopting a dog or cat can be an amazing and enriching experience. When you choose to adopt more than 1 dog or cat, there are some things to keep in mind to manage a peaceful and clean household!

    Multi-Pet Households: Is It Right for Your Family?

    Multi-Pet Households: Is It Right for Your Family?

    by Angie0

  • You've just found out that your co-worker's pet has died and you want to offer them support. You know how painful pet loss can be. Here are some tips on how to help them cope with the death of their beloved companion and process the grief.

    7 Ways to Support a Co-Worker Whose Pet Has Just Died

    7 Ways to Support a Co-Worker Whose Pet Has Just Died

    by Sally Hayes0

  • Losing a dog leads to a mix of emotions that may be difficult to comprehend at times. Understanding the stages of grief when losing a dog may help the grieving dog owner better understand what is happening to them.

    The Stages of Grief When Losing a Dog

    The Stages of Grief When Losing a Dog

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli17

  • To you and I it is probably obvious. We have a cat or dog or some more exotic 'pet' at home. We care for it. It is our responsibility. The caring means that we want that animal to be both happy and healthy. Even if you don't accept the...

    The Five Freedoms

    The Five Freedoms

    by Peter Dickinson24

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