Tips & tricks for pet owners

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

20 fun and easy DIY cat toys that kitties can’t resist

Enter a caption... You have to respect an animal that can make a toy out of an empty cardboard box. Or a bag. Or a simple ball of yarn. Whether they know it or not, cat people constantly try to prove to their felines that they, too, can make something... more

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17 DIY dog toys you can make from things in your house

The graveyard of deceased dog toys is vast. If your dog is one of the talented that can rip up a stuffed toy in 20 seconds flat, it may feel like toy funerals are happening far too frequently and your hard earned money is being thrown out the window. Here’s... more

Flying with dogs 101: General rules, cost and travel tips

If you’re planning a flight with your pup, you may wonder whether that cute little face will be the perfect passenger or a high-maintenance mess. Knowing your dog is key to pre-travel planning.  Seasoned traveler Hilary Sloan, of New York City, who has flown her small dog Ella Bean... more

7 interview questions to ask a potential pet sitter

Whether you’re going on a quick weekend getaway or an international adventure, finding a trustworthy pet sitter is a crucial part of planning your trip. Leaving your pet in the care of a stranger can be stressful, but finding the right pet sitter will allow you to enjoy your time... more

What to look for in your next dog sitter

The Mary Poppins of pet sitters is out there, and you’re determined to find her. If you’re an owner actively seeking pet care, zeroing in on that special someone to take care of your pet can be daunting, especially if you have high standards like most of us do. Beyond... more

Kidney failure in dogs: What owners need to know

Your dog is peeing more than usual, drinking copious amounts of water and seems to be sending you a signal that something just isn’t right. If you suspect kidney disease, a vet visit is needed, stat.  "The sooner the signs of kidney failure in dogs are recognized, the earlier... more

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America’s 10 most popular dog breeds — and what you need to know about them

America’s love of Labs runs deep. For the 28th consecutive year, the Labrador retriever has been named the most popular dog breed in the U.S. by the American Kennel Club. With registrations for this breed expanding in 2018 for the sixth consecutive year, clearly these barking beauties continue to... more