Pets

Pets make wonderful companions. Learn how to take care of pets, read about common pet behavior issues and injuries and pick up general pet care tips.


If you live with a pooch, you know that dogs are insightful, intuitive creatures. But you may not realize just how insightful they can be.

Dogs may be humankind's best friend, but they're not always that reliable. Sure, they can detect hidden objects at the bottom of a lake, but they also tend to mistake their tails for prey. So can we really trust them to predict the weather?

All dogs, regardless of breed or age, are susceptible to the flu. What do you need to know before you drop your pup off at doggie day care?

Imagine your dog sending you a text alerting you that he needs to go out. Sound like science fiction? It may be closer to reality than you think.

Your cat may gaze longingly at your bowl of cereal each morning, but here's why it's not really OK for cats to drink milk.

Black cats were associated witches in the Middle Ages but even today, black shelter cats have a harder time getting adopted. Why are black cats considered bad luck?

What's up doc? Besides spawning a famous catchphrase, Bugs Bunny may also be behind the well-known bunny-carrot connection! Do rabbits really love carrots?

The old rule of thumb of seven dog years per human year typically makes dogs seem older than they really are. No fear, there's a formula to estimate your dog's age the right way!

Thanks to your pet greyhound's superior speed, trying to keep up with them on a run would be an exercise in futility. Surprisingly, these dogs are lazier than you think!

When it comes to dogs, age really is just a number. If you've got the patience, you surely can teach an old dog some new tricks.

While cats can pose a potential danger to a sleeping baby, most of the risk is due to accidental suffocation not from cats stealing babies' breath.

It can be hard for cat-lovers to resist feeding local strays, but these feral creatures may spread dangerous diseases, including rabies.

Elephants never forget. Crows remember human faces and tell other crows who can be trusted. But goldfish? Well, let's just say they're not known for having particularly strong memories. But if recent studies are to be believed, maybe they should be.

One of the main reasons cats get given up for adoption is for continually relieving outside the litter box. But they may be avoiding it for good reason – and there are some simple ways to reverse the problem.

Think you can't train a cat? Think again. Cats of any age can learn to do tricks, and the training will strengthen your bond with your feline friend.

Is there an aquarium in your backyard? Explore the alphabetical listings to find aquariums that are great for people and animals.

Need a good visit to the zoo? Check out this list of amazing places to visit to see the coolest animals and aquarium exhibits.

Kids and dogs usually love each other and you can strengthen that love by having your kids make their pet some tasty treats. We've got some easy recipes.

Just like humans, a dog's dietary needs change throughout life. What should you feed a puppy that you wouldn't feed an older dog?

Don't think that dumping a bowl of dry kibble means your dog feeding chores are done. Dogs need fruits and vegetables too! We'll let you know which ones are best and why.

What in the world are omega fatty acids -- and should they be in your dog's food? Read on to learn more.

Rumors still float around about protein causing joint and liver problems in dogs. But is there any truth to them?

So you're dog's considered a senior. What nutrients should you be sure he's getting in his dog food?

Cats are often frightened when they are injured. Therefore, approaching your cat carefully is the key, even if the animal is normally docile. Learn how to approach an injured cat.

Restraining an injured cat is a great technique to learn to help your pet. How you approach the cat depends on whether he or she is cooperative or uncooperative. Learn to restrain an injured cat.