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Everyday Pet Care

8 Common Puppy Behaviors Explained

It's pretty obvious what a puppy with a wagging tail, wiggling body and licking tongue is saying when he comes to greet you — but not all puppy language is so easy to decipher. If he's making low "grr…

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Good Nutrition for Healthy Vegan Dogs

Many people are surprised to learn that not only can dogs enjoy vibrant health on a vegan diet, but just like people, their physical condition can actually improve as a result of eliminating animal fo…

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What are the Friendliest Non-Traditional Pets?

Are you considering getting a pet other than a cat or dog and wondering which pets might be friendliest? As an exotic animal veterinarian, I am frequently asked about which non-traditional pets are no…

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5 Kinds of Dogs Who Are Most at Risk for Sun Damage

Planning some fun in the sun with your dog this summer? We're all about having safe fun. That's why we put together this round up to help you know if your dog falls into a category of canines that is …

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6 Tips for Teaching Your Dog to Stop Begging

Does your dog sit by the table and whimper at dinner time? Does she stare at you adamantly while you are eating dinner? Do you believe that feeding him some of your food from the table is a way of exp…

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Swimming Pool Safety for Dogs

Thousands of dogs drown in backyard swimming pools annually (actual numbers are unknown because most incidents go unreported). The problem is that many dogs can't swim, tire easily when trying to swim…

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What It Really Costs to Own a Pet

There is no doubt that being a pet parent brings great joy and fulfillment. But that happiness comes at a cost: From parrots and pythons to Persians and Poodles, every pet has a price tag. Carriers an…

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7 Most Common Dog Grooming Questions

In a perfect world, your dog's coat would always be silky, shiny, clean and fresh, and not shed — too much. But his tresses usually don't stay that way on their own. You'll need to put in a little wor…

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6 Ways to Comfort Your Senior Dog

My Labrador, Sanchez, just celebrated his 12th birthday. While I am very blessed that he is in very good health, it is not unusual for senior dogs to lose memory, eyesight and experience hearing loss.…

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Should I Let My Puppy Sleep in Bed With Me?

Q: We just got a 2-month-old puppy. We are crate training her and know it’s important to teach her that it’s OK to be on her own, so she doesn’t develop separation anxiety. But she’s so cute! We know …

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