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The lowdown on jerky

Why are dogs getting sick from jerky treats, and is anything being done about it? You’ve probably been hearing a lot about the risks of...

Keep your pet safe from a house fire

Did you know that the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that more than 500,000 pets are affected by home fires each year? Here's...

Boat safety for dogs

Heading out on the water with your canine co-captain this summer? Boat safety is important for dogs, too! Here are 4 important ways to...

Recognizing safe toys for your dog

Do you know what to look for when buying toys for your canine companion? Here are a few things to consider next time you...

Is paint toxic to your cat and dog?

Next time your are giving your house a face lift, be sure to keep your dog and cat away from the paint you are...

A stress-free Halloween for your dog

Happy Halloween! Depending on your dog or cat, this spooky holiday may be no big deal – or it might be a frightening and stressful...

Looking into pet food ingredients

One good thing comes out of pet food recalls – they urge manufacturers and regulatory bodies to pay more attention to the ingredients that...

Ramps for your dog

Is he having trouble jumping on the bed or getting into your vehicle? Pet ramps or a set of steps can make life a...

Top 5 holiday safety tips for pets

Rich food and sparkly decorations are hallmarks of the holiday season — but they can cause digestive havoc in your dog or cat. These holiday...

Swimming with your dog

Have a pool? Why not invite your pooch to enjoy the water with you? Swimming is great fun and exercise for dogs, as long...

Raw feeding your cat

Raw feeding is one of the healthiest choices you can make for your kitty. But here are two things you need to know before...

Make your own cat harness

Soft, stylish and safe, this colorful DIY cat harness is the cat’s meow! Now that spring’s here, your kitty may want to go outside to...

Tips on walking multiple dogs

Walking multiple dogs at once is fun, but can be difficult and even dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Linda has grown accustomed...

Hidden dangers for pets: hunting, trapping and baiting

Hunting, trapping and baiting pose a serious risk to outdoor cats and dogs on walks. Here's how to ensure your animal companions stay safe. We...

Tips to keep your pets safe this Thanksgiving

Keep your pets safe and healthy this Thanksgiving with a few helpful tips! Dr. Kenneth Drobatz, Chief of the Emergency Service at Penn Vet, offers...

Home security for your dog

Do you worry when she’s home alone? Today’s high tech security systems help protect her from intruders -- and let you check on her...

Would your dog be a good therapy dog?

Believe it or not, your dog might have the potential to be a therapy dog! Here's a few "qualifications" he has to have to...

Take your cat on a bike ride!

Meet Nymbus, the bicycle-riding cat. Learn how I trained him to safely enjoy bike rides, and how you can do the same with your...

Stress-free holiday tips for your cat

The holiday season might be exciting for us, but all the disruption can be upsetting for your cat. Here’s how to help her through...

Safe carriers for your animals

Ensuring a kitten’s safety while traveling inspired these designers to create an innovative line of award-winning carriers for animals. Melony Lee was looking for a...

Buying a dog-friendly car

Shopping for a new car? Don’t forget to factor in your best friend’s safety and comfort. I'm going to go look at new cars. Want...

Raw bones for your dog

Raw bones are good for dogs – as long as you choose the right size and type for your pooch. Most dog lovers used to...

Selecting the right seatbelt for your dog

Keep your dog safe and happy during car rides involves a proper seatbelt, along with a few comforts of home. With seatbelt laws in place...

5 summer activities to enjoy with your dog

The sun’s shining, the water’s warm, and you and your dog want to make the most of the great outdoors. Check out our tips...

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...

Avalanche safety for your dog

Winter offers you and your dog lots of opportunities for outdoor fun and exercise. Just remember to keep his well being (and your own)...

Winter safety for your cat

Does your cat spend time outdoors during the winter? Here are ten tips for keeping him safe when the weather is frightful. Our family once...

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...

Dog crate safety

Do you use a crate for your dog when you're not home or when you're traveling? Here are some great tips to help ensure...

Water purification for animals

You know fresh water is vital to your animal's well being. A home filtration or purification system can help ensure his next drink is...

Preparing for an emergency: how to keep your pets safe

This article will better equip you to keep your animals safe in the event of an emergency. In times of emergency, we need to pay...

Safety products for your animal companion

From seatbelts to sunscreens, there are all kinds of unique pet safety products on the market. No matter how closely we watch them, our animals...