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Preparing your cat for an emergency

An emergency can strike anyplace, anytime, and may mean you have to evacuate your home. Do you have a disaster plan in place for...

Top 10 ways to build a bond with your dog

Whether you’re adopting a puppy or adult dog, establishing a healthy bond with him from the start will help ensure a meaningful friendship. The powerful bond...

Megan Blake on Four Footed Companions

Megan Blake, a talented actress and producer, credits her dog Smiley, along with her many other four-footed companions, for teaching her some important life lessons. Megan...

CST for canines

Cranial sacral therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on form of energy healing. It’s very subtle and simple, yet it can have profound effects. Cranial sacral...

All about pit bulls

Pit bulls have long had a reputation for being aggressive and violent, but when properly raised and socialized, these energetic dogs are affectionate and...

Apps for animals

Mobile apps are going to the dogs! Check out some of the growing number of products designed especially for pooch people. Long gone are the...

Alternative dental care in dogs

Dental problems affect most dogs and can cause serious health issues if left unattended. A wholesome meaty diet along with energetic balancing are two...

7 ways your dog can help you combat stress

As the pace of life intensifies, making time for yourself becomes more important than ever. Here’s where Fido can help ease your stress. It’s an established...

Animal fireworks safety

Fireworks are fun for us, but they can terrify dogs and cats. The explosions of noise and light can be a genuine source of...

Fun facts about dogs and cats

Dogs and cats are amazing creatures who can do incredible things. Here are just a few fun facts about our furry companions. 1. Does your...

All about the melamine pet food recall of 2007

It may have happened over a decade ago, but the pet food recall of 2007 is still painfully fresh in most of our minds.  In...

Nematodes for animal flea control

Looking for a way to combat pests naturally? Here's why you should consider nematodes.  When it comes to flea control, a lot of people assume...

Deworming your animals naturally

Worried about worms? Here's the skinny on deworming your animals naturally — and keeping those pesky pests at bay once and for all! Intestinal parasites...

12 tips for living with cancer in your animal companion

Learning your dog has cancer is never easy. Here are 12 tips to help him and yourself through the illness. “I’m sorry, but she has cancer.”...

Stop rewarding unwanted behavior!

Living harmoniously with our animals is our ultimate objective. Setting your dog up to succeed rather than fail will help avoid undesirable behavior before...

Can music heal animals?

In human beings, music has been found to ease depression, lower blood pressure, and reduce the need for pain medication after surgery. It makes...

How to photograph your pets

Cats and dogs are among the trickiest photography subjects. They squirm, protest, and look away right before the shutter clicks. Here's a few tips...

Top 10 apartment-friendly dogs

Looking for a dog that's compatible with life in an apartment? Look no further! All dogs are different, but there are some breeds — and...

Color therapy for animals

Can color affect your animal companion? The answer is yes! Here's how color therapy can help improve the well-being of your cat or dog. Perhaps...

Frostbite and hypothermia in animals

Those of us who live in a warmer climate need never worry about the dangers of frigid temperatures for our animals. If you live...

How to help dogs with arthritis

As they age, many dogs develop arthritis. Here’s how to help your creaky canine get around more easily. Arthritis is one of the most common...

10 steps for successful dog training

Here's why a respectful, compassionate approach to dog training is better than one that uses domination and intimidation. Leadership is defined as the ability to...

Top 10 eye problems in dogs and cats

Take a look at the most common eye problems that effect our animal companions. Often, people are surprised by the number of different eye diseases...

Animals at work

It’s off to work we go…with our animal companions! After her last dog died, Susanne really wanted another one, but kept putting it off because...

Motion sickness in pets

If the prospect of a car ride sets your four-legged companion to drooling or incessantly meowing or barking, he might suffer from motion sickness. Unfortunately,...

The latest on H1N1 in dogs

The flu virus that swept the world in 2009, afflicting animals as well as humans, has the potential to combine with other bugs to...

8 steps to clean teeth and fresh breath in dogs

A healthy mouth equals a healthy dog. Follow these eight steps for clean teeth, strong gums and fresh breath. Periodontal disease is any inflammation or...

Ayurveda for animals

Ayurveda is an ancient holistic healing system that was developed in India — and can be applied to companion animals as well as humans. It’s...

Going green with your dog

We can’t be perfect when it comes to going green, but there’s lots we can do to make a difference thanks to all the...

Herbs for your pet’s urinary tract health

Many cases of urinary tract infection, stones, or kidney failure can be attributed to chemical, microbial or immune system imbalances associated with deficiencies or...