General Pet Care

General pet care information can help you with the various mishaps, illnesses and behavior issues that can arise with any pet. Learn about general pet care.

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You'd to know how to tell if your rabbit is pregnant. Find out here how to tell if your rabbit is pregnant.

By Contributors

You just caught a salamander in your backyard and would like to care for it as a pet. Here's how to care for a salamander.

By Contributors

Pets are a great way to teach children responsibility and how to be aware of the needs of others. But different pets work better in different households. How do you know if your family needs a dog or a hermit crab?

By Meghan E. Smith


With the rising cost of veterinary care, many people are considering getting pet insurance. But is it worth the cost?

By Alia Hoyt

You might think your endlessly dozing pet is immune to the effects of jet lag, but you could notice it acting a little out of whack after a long leg of traveling. But does jet lag have the same effect on Fido as it does on you?

By Jessika Toothman

Vinegar is a mainstay when it comes to caring for pets and other animals. A variety of animals can benefit from a splash of vinegar. Learn how vinegar can be used for pet and animal care.

By Christine Halvorson

Salt can help you care for your household pets. Salt has many uses, from combating a flea infestation in your home to removing fishbowl deposits. Learn the diverse roles of salt for pet care.

By Christine Halvorson


There are many common and uncommon types of animals that make for good pets, including dogs, bearded dragons and cockatoos. Check out these pet pictures to gauge which kind might suit your needs best.

By Marie Bobel

Learn how elimination works in the wild and why some animals are easier to housebreak than others.

By Hannah Harris

Pets decrease our blood pressure, our cholesterol and reduce heart disease. And that's not all. Find out how dogs are even able to anticipate their owners' seizures and sniff for cancer.

By Jane McGrath

When most people think of the Humane Society, they imagine rows and rows of caged dogs and cats waiting for someone to adopt them and take them home. This isn't all they do. Find out in this article.

By Ryan Johnson


Between 6 and 8 million dogs and cats need homes each year, but only about half of these animals are adopted. Learn how animal shelters work and how they differ from animal rescue organizations.

By Stephanie Watson

There are myriad birds that make good pets. In fact, birds are among the most popular house pets. But you must take care when choosing a pet bird and bringing it into your home.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

Take the legwork out of your pet search! Learn how got started, how shelters and rescue groups use it and how you can find a new member for your family on the site.

By Hannah Harris