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How to Bring a New Dog Into Your Home

Bringing home a new member of the family is a big deal. When it comes to dogs, first impressions will dictate how the new family member fits in and adjusts to his or her new home. Whether a puppy or a…


How Are Pets Really Treated While Flying?

With many airlines catering to pet travelers, United Airlines offers a 'PetSafe' program. On their website they state, "PetSafe offers airport-to-airport delivery for animals and features a 24-hour l…


8 Bad Pet Parent Behaviors

  We'd like to think that most pet parents are kind, responsible people, always looking out for the best interest of their beloved cat or dog. But is that always the case? Far from it! Even th…


8 Ways to Make Your Senior Cat Happy

Seventeen years ago, Siouxsie Mew came into my life. My relationship with her has outlasted many friendships and romances, and pretty much every person in my life except my family and my best friend. …


Dog Collars: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

I recently wrote a horrifying story about a dog who died in a New York doggie day care when he was strangled to death wearing a choke chain, sometimes referred to as a training collar. While Care2 rea…


How to Safely and Effectively Give Meds to Pets

Though it'd be a lot easier if they did, not all dogs and cats will take a pill that's simply dropped in their food. Luckily, there are tons of different ways you can "trick" your pet into taking t…


The Problem With Jerky Treats for Dogs

Every now and then I'll stop by my local big chain pet shop to brush up on what's trendy in the dog and cat product world. The store in my neighborhood has a large section devoted to bulk treats for d…


Why Retractable Leashes Are a Bad Choice

Before I rescued her, my dog Mayzie spent the first two years of her life tethered on a six-foot rope in someone's backyard. As a result, when we adopted her, she was scared of a myriad of things. One…


Keeping Pets Safe on Halloween

It can be very fun for children to dress up and pretend to be a different character. But, dogs don't understand the concept and can be very fearful of people wearing masks and costumes. And the huge n…


5 of the World’s Richest Animals (Slideshow)

  It's not uncommon for pets to be provided for in their owners' wills, and many U.S. states now even have statutes concerning pet trusts. But the tiny inheritances of most ordinary animals ar…


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