Pet care

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They're not human, but they're definitely family.

9 signs a dog's nose may need attention

If you know what a healthy dog nose looks like, you'll be able to better tell when something's wrong with your pet. Two experts offer their advice about the many facets of a dog's nose. When your dog wakes you up in the morning with a big... more

Prozac for dogs: The pros, cons, side effects and more

You love your dog with all your heart, but canine “issues” like separation anxiety, obsessive behaviors or thunderstorm phobia can be real heartbreakers. All these things can take a toll on your dog and your household, and if your veterinarian has suggested Prozac as a remedy, you have a decision to make... more

How much do dog walkers make? All the factors to consider

If you’re planning a career in dog walking — because your alter ego is totally a dog — there may be only one thing stopping you from making the leap: money. How much do dog walkers make? What you’ll earn for a dog-walking job varies, depending on where you live... more

Signs of separation anxiety in dogs and how to help

When you head out for the day, it’s natural for your pet to follow you to the front door and maybe bark, whine or get into a little mischief while you’re out. However, if it continues for prolonged periods of time, your pet causes damage to your home or inflicts... more

25 homemade dog treats recipes your pet will love

For the dog owner who is always lovingly seeking out dog-friendly hotels, top-quality pet sitters and the very best dog toys, it’s no stretch to begin baking homemade dog treats for your pup, too. Making DIY dog treats is something you can feel good about, as well. Many store-bought treats... more

How to guides

Choosing pet care that’s right for you and your pet

We want to be there whenever our pets need us, but that isn’t always possible. Vacations, work obligations and other life events can take us places our pets can’t go, so it’s important to always have a backup pet care plan. From hiring a pet sitter to using a kennel... more

How to guides

What to look for in your next dog sitter

If you’re a dog owner actively seeking pet care, zeroing in on that special someone to take care of your pooch can be daunting, especially if you have high standards like most of us do. However, once you know what to look for,  finding the perfect caregiver will feel... more

11 jobs working with animals — and how much money you can make

The day you realize you can’t make a living snuggling your pets in bed is a sad day indeed. But if you have a pile of bills to pay and a lifelong connection to animals, you can consider a career where you can be surrounded by fur full time. A... more