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How to properly touch your dog

Dogs don’t just tolerate human touch – most thrive on it. In fact, the way we touch our dogs profoundly impacts the way they...

Lu Parker: Advocating For Animals

Lu Parker wears multiple hats as a news anchor, actress and journalist, but still finds the time and energy to advocate for homeless animals. Lu Parker,...

Oxygen masks for dogs

How one firefighter’s harrowing experience prompted him to spearhead a community project to supply oxygen masks for dogs and cats. Firefighters raced to the scene...

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...

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...

Top 8 holiday tips for pet parents

Wondering what to get your dog this holiday season? Including him in the celebrations, while ensuring he doesn’t get stressed out, is one of the...

Caring for your dog’s teeth

There are several main areas to consider when caring for the 48 adult teeth in your dog’s mouth – good nutrition and natural remedies,...

Top 10 dog-friendly travel destinations

Summer’s here and, like millions of others, you’ve got the travel bug. So what happens to Fifi and Fluffy when you start digging out...

How to care for paralyzed animals

With the proper care, and lots of love and attention, many paralyzed animals can live long and happy lives. Paralysis is a scary word. Many...

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...

Massage for dogs

You can’t beat something that feels so good and is good for you, too. Massage lowers blood pressure, reduces stress in both the giver...

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.”...

Mad cow disease in dogs

Mad cow disease has reared it's ugly head in North America. So, what's being done to ensure your dog is safe? Up until a few...

Raw diet for animals made easy

There are many benefits to feeding your dog a raw diet and now it's easier than ever with more companies offering frozen and dried...

Reading pet food labels

Pet food labels are a rich source of information for those who know how to read them. While they don’t tell you everything about...

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...

Hot weather safety for animals

The hot weather can pose a serious danger to you and your animal companions. Here's how to keep them cool all summer long. “If it’s...

How to choose a veterinarian

In the process of finding the right veterinarian for your dog or cat? Here's a few tips to help you make the right choice....

Cancer care for pets

Take a look at how conventional and alternative therapies can work together to combat cancer in dogs and cats. Talk to any animal lover, and chances...

CPR and first aid for animals

Do you know what to do if your companion is injured? With pet first aid and CPR you can be ready in case of an...

Do I have to vaccinate my dog?

Do you have to vaccinate you dog? Here's a closer look at your options when it comes to vaccination. Recently, there has been a paradigm...

Fighting fleas on dogs and cats

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…until the fleas start biting. Here's how to combat these nasty pests in the most natural way possible. Fleas are...

Helping your child cope with the death of a pet

Saying goodbye to a companion is never easy, especially when you're a child. Here are some tips for helping your child cope with the...

Beneficial insects for your garden

Introducing beneficial insects to the garden is a pet-friendly way to deal with pests without resorting to chemical toxins. If you share your garden with...

Five steps to a great diet

A wholesome, natural, high quality diet is one of the best ways to ensure your best friend will enjoy a long and healthy life. Garbage...

Premium pet foods combine convenience and quality

With all the different pet foods available today, it’s getting easier than ever to feed your dog or cat a nutritious, natural diet. Janice voiced her...

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...

Cat training — an interview with animal behaviorist Bash Dibra

Cat training is a tricky business. To learn more about how to overcome this difficult challenge, we spoke to animal behaviorist Bash Dibra. My friend Sharon...

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 rewards of animal communication

Have you heard of animal communication? This incredible practice is the transfer of information from one group of animals to another -- and it's...

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...