Pet health & safety

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

10 easy homemade treats your cat will totally love

Enter a caption... Dogs will do just about anything for a treat. Cats? Not so much. Even still, it’s nice to have cat treats in your arsenal for birthdays, special occasions (hello, Hug Your Cat Day) or for those moments when your stubborn kitty needs a little extra motivation. But... more

9 Christmas dog treat recipes

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

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

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