START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

tag: ASPCA

Two Dogs Rescued From a Dog Meat Farm Transform into Playful Pups (Video)

Robin and Kaya are two dogs rescued from a meat farm. Watch as they go from being terrified of humans to playful and social pups. Robin discovered that "petting felt good" only when she was comfortabl…


Is Your Pet Ready for The Next Natural Disaster?

September is National Preparedness Month. With the recent 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, I'm still haunted by media pictures showing stranded pets who had been left behind despite their own…


6 Easy Ways to Help Shelter Dogs and Cats

According to the ASPCA, 7.6 million companion animals enter the shelter system in the U.S. yearly. Approximately 3.9 million of those are dogs and 3.4 million are cats. Each year, 1.2 million dogs and…


5 Pet First Aid Tricks You Can Do At Home

I've had dogs most of my life. For some reason, the emergency vet visits almost always happen after business hours. The last one was at 7 PM on a Friday night, and I was very glad I had my local Veter…


Strongest Sentencing Ever in Historic Dog Fighting Case

I was so delighted to read in The Dodo this morning, "The perpetrators involved in the second-largest dog fighting raid in U.S. history are finally facing justice." The Dodo reported that 367 dogs …


5 Ways Chickens Need Your Help This Month

Farming practices have changed drastically over the years. In 1925 it took 16 weeks to raise a 2.5 pound chicken. Today, it takes only six weeks to raise a five pound chicken, according to the ASP…


Want More Affection From Fido? There’s a Drug for That

Often referred to as the "love hormone" or "cuddle chemical," oxytocin plays a strong role in bonding us with our loved ones. Our pituitary gland naturally releases the hormone during special loving m…


Stray Dog Who Swallowed Basketball Makes Amazing Recovery

Pets, especially dogs, have the unfortunate habit of swallowing all sorts of crazy non-edible objects from legos and beer bottles to wallets full of cash, but I think Hannah, the pit bull mix currentl…


5 Smart Ways to Prevent Dog Bites

National Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 18-24th. You may have seen the Care2 post last week about the little boy who was attacked by a dog when he was on his bike, but his cat came to the rescue and …


8 Helpful Uses for Vinegar in Your Pet Household

While you might find white vinegar in the food section of grocery stores, there are also many great uses for vinegar beyond the kitchen. The ASPCA says vinegar is an environmentally friendly odor dest…


meet our writers

Healthy Living Editors

Healthy Living offers more than 10,000 ways for you to improve your life, your home, your community, and even the world. From the latest healthy and... more

people are talking

I don't use them. I have nothing against them, they're just not my thing.

This black bean burger recipe looks healthful and delicious. Thank you for the recipe.

It works. I use them daily. I actually do my own lotions, shampoos and sprays to use.

It's good to know essential oils are not regulated but I am glad there was some proof lavender oil i…

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!