walking your dog at night

If you’re in the habit of walking your dog when it’s dark out, be sure to follow these steps to keep him – and yourself – safe.  If you’re like a lot of people, your busy lifestyle means you sometimes end up walking your dog very early in the morning or late in the evening, …

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cat trees

If you’re looking for a way to keep Kitty active and engaged, one of today’s increasingly-imaginative cat trees or condos might be just the ticket. Cats need to stay active to be happy and healthy. A cat tree or condo is an ideal way to provide your kitty with opportunities for healthy physical exercise, mental …

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bolt and keel

Exploring the great outdoors comes naturally to these two intrepid kitties, whose wilderness trips with their humans have made them two of social media’s most popular felines. Given the choice between staying comfortably at home or embarking on a wilderness adventure with their people, most cats would much prefer the homebody option. But Bolt and …

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indoor cats

Indoor cats live safer, longer lives than their outdoor counterparts, but they can get bored and lazy if you’re not careful. These tips will ensure your kitty stays fit and happy, both physically and mentally. Keeping your cat indoors is a wise idea. It helps protect her from disease and injury, and it prevents her …

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holidays

The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without a tree, greenery, candles and ornaments. If you have a dog or cat, you need to consider his safety around your decorations. Here’s how to keep him safe and healthy while also having a festive-looking home. Enjoying the holidays includes putting up a tree, hanging a wreath, and …

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azmira

Founded by Dr. Lisa Newman, a pioneer in alternative pet care, Azmira Holistic Animal Care offers a complete line of natural products for dogs and cats. Back in the 1980s, natural healthcare products and services for animals were scarce. Dr. Lisa Newman, ND, PhD, found this out the hard way when she lost her nine-month-old Rottie …

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korean dog meat story

Luna started her life on a dog meat farm in South Korea, before being rescued and adopted into a loving home. Millions more need saving – find out what’s being done to help them. Looking at her big smile and appealing brown eyes, you’d assume Luna has enjoyed a happy, healthy, pampered life right from puppyhood. But …

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pet food

From by-products to soy to rendered fats – here are some ingredients to steer clear of when buying pet food for your dog or cat. Educating yourself about healthy nutrition for your dog and cat may seem daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. One of the best ways to begin is learning how to …

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waffles the cat

Labeled “ugly” as a kitten, this little Scottish Fold boy had a hard time finding a home – until he met the right person. Now he’s known the world over, has millions of fans, and even a cameo in a new movie! With his big bright eyes, endearingly folded ears and pristine white-and-marmalade coat, Waffles …

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harlow sage indiana reese

These dogs are inseparable and enjoy posing for photos together. Harlow, Sage, Indiana and Reese have captured the hearts of millions with their lovable and playful images. They do everything together – cuddle, sleep, explore, play, dress up and goof off. Harlow the Weimaraner and her miniature dachshund buddies, Indiana and Reese, are the best …

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Top training treats for dogs.

Training treats need to be bite-sized, convenient, and easy to carry and handle. They should also be healthy and nutritious — and not contribute to weight gain. Training your dog requires the use of treats. You reward wanted behaviors with something the dog values highly – usually a tasty tidbit of some kind – so he’ll …

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Mishka the Talking Husky

Mishka the talking husky is a canine diva who’s gorgeous and talented, and has millions of adoring fans! With their striking blue eyes and handsome markings, Siberian huskies turn heads wherever they go. But Mishka is extra special. This gorgeous girl has taken social media by storm, appeared on talk shows, and starred in TV …

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norbert

Meet Norbert, a tiny but big-hearted therapy dog, social media sensation and children’s book “author” who loves doing high-fives. Norbert is only seven inches tall and weighs just three pounds. But don’t let that fool you. He’s way bigger on the inside than the outside! This unique little mixed breed pooch is part of a …

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dental therapy dog

This “snuggly” golden retriever works as a therapy dog to calm the fears of young patients at a pediatric dental clinic. Parents come from miles around to bring their kids to Dr. Paul Weiss’ pediatric dental clinic in Williamsville, New York. Some live as far away as Syracuse, choosing to make the three-hour trip rather …

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smarter

Celebrating 20 years in business, Redbarn Pet Products takes pride in producing premium, all-natural pet food and treats for dogs and cats. As kids, Jeff Baikie and Howard Bloxam were avid hockey players. In fact, they first met and made friends while playing a hockey game in Canada. When the boys grew up, they went …

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feline dental

Cats seem prone to problems with their teeth and gums. Here’s how to help prevent these painful dental conditions. Does your cat have bad breath? Are his teeth brown, and his gums red? Does he drool, paw at his mouth or have difficulty eating or chewing? Is you answered “yes” to these questions, you need …

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dog teeth and body language

If you can’t brush your dog or cat’s teeth, these easy-to-use no-brush dental gels, drops and sprays may be the answer. Healthy teeth and gums are as important to your dog or cat’s well-being as good nutrition and regular exercise. Yet dental wellness in animals is often overlooked, even though most of us know from …

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Venus the cat

Her bi-colored face attracts attention wherever she goes. Venus is now world-famous, and this laid-back kitty with the loving personality is helping to promote animal rescue. When they first see a photo of Venus the cat, many people assume the image has been Photoshopped, or that someone has dyed half her face black. They’re wrong on …

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Pointer Borthers

Instagram sensations, the Pointer Brothers, loved striking a pose together. You’d swear these two guys came from the same litter, but The Pointer Brothers weren’t actually related. “We adopted Gus at nine months old from a shelter, the day before he was scheduled to be euthanized,” says Steph McCombie. “I found him online and decided to …

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Santiago the Old English sheepdog

Deaf from birth, Santiago, an Old English sheepdog, has enriched the lives of thousands of people and animals, and has even inspired a food business. Soccer fans will recall that Brazil lost to Germany in the World Cup semifinals last year. For diehard fan Marina Zalewski, a Brazilian transplant living in Chicago, the seven-to-one loss …

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richard kitty

Children are especially attracted to Richard Kitty with the “odd eyes”. You don’t see it often, but every now and then, an animal (or person) is born with two different colored eyes. “It’s a genetic trait called heterochromia,” says Maya Tuttle, cat parent to Richard Kitty, a sleek white-and-butterscotch feline with one blue eye and one …

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Doug the Pug is a comical little guy with “personality plus” bringing love and laughter to people around the globe. For someone to brighten your day, look no further than Doug the Pug. He’s an irresistible little pug whose larger-than-life personality and penchant for making people laugh has won the hearts of thousands. You just can’t …

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quality time with dog

A busy lifestyle may mean you aren’t able to give your canine companion as much attention as you wish you could. Here are 10 ways to ensure he gets the quality time he needs and deserves. Ask just about anyone how much time they spend with their dog every day, and chances are, the answer …

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Nala

This gorgeous “undercat” named Nala is an internet star and poster child for shelter adoption. There’s something arresting about Nala’s eyes. Perhaps it’s because they’re such a clear beautiful blue, or contrast so nicely with her silvery facial markings. Maybe it’s because she has such a direct, appealing gaze. Whatever the reason, those eyes have …

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momo

Momo is a border collie who loves hide and seek inspired a unique photographic project that’s captured the imagination of thousands. When they choose a dog, a lot of people look for one that’s going to be easy to take care of. But freelance photographer and designer Andrew Knapp wanted a challenge. So when he …

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healing modalities

New age healing modalities have a place in many holistic and integrative approaches. A friend of mine recently informed her brother that she was going to use Reiki and crystals to help calm her newly adopted dog. He responded with skepticism – until he saw how the dog changed for the better. “He was surprised and …

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Born without a nasal bone, Monty is an affectionate and sociable kitty who is showing the world that appearances don’t matter. With his widely-spaced eyes and unusual nose, Monty is no ordinary cat. But appearances aren’t everything. Despite his distinctive looks, this adorable little feline has a heart overflowing with love and curiosity, according to …

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litter box options for your cat

From basic plastic trays to high-tech automated models, there’s lots to choose from when it comes to a litter box. A cat’s refusal to use the litter box can be a big headache. Sometimes the problem is medical, which means a trip to the vet is in order to rule out physical illness. Other times, …

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Crusoe the celebrity dachshund is most famous for his whimsical wardrobe of imaginative outfits. Crusoe lives up to his name. The charming little dachshund is a true adventurer, and his exploits have attracted thousands of devoted fans on social media and beyond. But he’s best known for his wardrobe. Crusoe owns a vast array of cute …

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