Pet health & safety

What losing my pet showed me about the power of grief

One of the most difficult things we can go through is the loss of someone we love. But what if that someone is a beloved family pet? The grief is still difficult, but it can also be different and confusing — and, unfortunately, taken less seriously by those around us... more

Dog bladder infection: 7 tips to help your pup

Bladder infections in dogs are fairly common, but because dogs can't tell you what they're feeling, it can be a challenge to figure out what is happening with your furry friend. "Your dog will not complain or tell you if it burns to urinate," shares Dr. Lori Pasternak... more

14 symptoms of distemper in cats

Feline panleukopenia, also known as distemper, is a highly contagious but often curable disease. Not sure how to tell if your pet has caught it? Here's an overview of distemper in cats, including the symptoms you should look out for and what you can do to prevent your furry... more

9 Christmas dog treat recipes

Why should humans be the only ones to enjoy home-baked goodies during the holidays? Here are 9 Christmas dog treat recipes that will fill your pooch's holiday stocking with cheer: 1. Apple mint Christmas dog bones These bone-shaped cookies from Best Dog Treat Recipes are low-fat and low-calorie, and will... more

How to guides

My dog’s stomach is gurgling! Causes, concerns and when to see a vet

At its most severe, it can sound like a freight train moving through your living room. When it’s mild, it chugs more like a small model train. We’re referring to that gurgling noise coming from your dog’s tummy, and, just FYI, it actually has a name. It’s called borborygmi, and... more

How to tell if a cat is pregnant: 5 tell-tale signs

It can happen to the best pet parents. Your indoor cat slips outside and now you're wondering if she's expecting kittens. If she isn't fixed, just one single encounter can result in pregnancy. "Cats are incredibly efficient breeders, so if you have an unspayed female cat who... more

Is your dog pregnant? 6 signs she could be expecting

Do you have babies on the brain? We’re referring to the fluffy, cuddly, puppy kind that squeak when hungry and make your cold heart melt in an instant.  If you think your dog may be with child, or, er, multiple canines, there are signs to look out for much... more

12 delicious doggy ice cream recipes

Dog ice cream? Yes, it's really a thing! While you shouldn't feed your pup the real deal, you can whip up a do-it-yourself summer doggy delight and be the best pup parent or dog walker around. Sometimes regular kibble just doesn't beat the heat like a frozen... more