Pet life stages

Puppy stages: A week-by-week guide to caring for a newborn puppy

There are few things more magical than watching a puppy grow. If you’re really in on all the action from day one, you’ll watch in awe as they open their eyes, carefully (and sometimes not so carefully) explore the environment around them with their nose and gradually grow into those... more

The dog gestation period: Symptoms, pregnancy care and puppy prep

Are congratulations in order? If your dog is about to become a mom, the dog gestation period can be equally exciting and nerve-racking. Like any first-timer, you’ll have questions that need answers — such as, how long are dogs pregnant, how do you care for a pregnant dog and what... more

Cat Birth: How to Help Your Cat Throughout the Process

Here's everything you need to know about your cat's birthing process! If you have a pregnant cat who's about to deliver, you might feel frantic, nervous and excited. The good news is that cat birth comes naturally, so your pet will instinctively know what she needs to... more

Kitten Care Stages: Newborn to 72 Weeks

All about caring for your cat.     Kittens grow, develop and mature at an eye-popping (and, occasionally, ear-splitting) rate. At times, the changes can be seen from day to day, not just from week to week. Newborn kittens look about as much like full-grown cats as tadpoles look like... more

From Puppy Teeth to Adult Teeth: All About the Process

If your puppy starts chewing on everything from the baseboards to your favorite pair of shoes, he's probably teething! Here's everything you need to know about the process through which he'll develop his adult teeth.     Picture this: You just brought home a brand new puppy... more

Use a Puppy Growth Chart to Determine Size

Using a puppy growth chart will show you how large you can expect your new puppy to grow.     Dogs come in many breeds in a wide range of different groups. According to the American Kennel Club, those groups are toy, herding, hound, sporting, terrier, working and non-sporting. Looking... more

How to Care for Newborn Kittens

Have a litter of kittens at home? Here's how to care for them so they grow up to be healthy, happy cats. Newborn kittens are absolutely adorable. They're also a ton of work. So in between all the snuggle and playtime, there are certain things you'll want... more

The Pet Owner's Guide to Cat Pregnancy

Not sure what to expect now that your cat is going to be a mom? Here's everything you need to know about cat pregnancy, including how you should care for your furry friend and prepare for the birth. Is your cat going to be a mom? Congratulations! Now it... more