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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.

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10 Best Family Dog Breeds

A dog isn't just a pet -- it's a member of the family! Whether your brood is into vegging or hiking, there's a dog to complement your lifestyle and family dynamic.

Do all dogs dream?

As the expression goes, let sleeping dogs lie. But aren't you just a little curious about what's happening when your fast-asleep pup starts thrashing around and whimpering? Is your dog dreaming?

8 Green Pet Care and Cleaning Tips

Your furr ball deserves to have a clean pet bed or litter box. Check out these green pet cleaning tips to keep your pet pal smelling naturally fresh.

Tips for Introducing Your Pet to a New Baby

Know what to expect from your pet when you're expecting. Check out our tips before the big day arrives to ensure a smooth transition.

How does catnip work?

If you've ever placed catnip near a cat, you will notice that the plant causes the cat to react in an extremely unusual way. It will roll around and kick its legs. What is it in catnip that causes cats to have this reaction? Find out in this article.

How to Drive with Your Pet

Driving with your pet seems like a no brainer, right? You put your pet in the back seat, close the door and drive. While it seems simple enough, that's not always the case.

Can I take my pets on public transportation?

Public transportation can be convenient and cheap, but bringing a pet can make your trip cumbersome and costly. Luckily, many transport systems welcome pets.

Motorcycle Pet Traveling Guide

Imagine your pet on the open road -- motoring down the freeway with the wind in its fur. Doesn't it make you want to strap Fido or Fluffy to the back of your Harley-Davidson?

Pet Sitters 101

It's tempting to book your plane ticket, leave some water in your pet's dish and dash out the door, but your animals can't take care of themselves. Luckily, pet sitters provide the care that you can't while you're gone.

U.S. Pet Travel Laws Guide

It's easy to keep a pet -- until you decide to travel with one. There are many laws in place that require owners to keep their pets healthy and safe, and they're very strictly enforced.

What types of travel are prohibited for pets?

Despite the rapid expansion of the pet travel industry, some travel companies still haven't jumped on the bandwagon. You'll need to do a little research before you and your pet leave town to ensure that you are both equally welcome.

What do I do if my pet gets sick in a foreign country?

There are few things more frightening than the feeling of helplessness you get when a pet becomes ill and you don't know what to do or where to turn. Being in a foreign country when your pet gets sick can be doubly difficult.

10 Rules for Houseguests with Pets

When you take your pet visiting, there are some rules to follow for a safe and happy trip. Although your pet may be as important to you as any other family member, not everyone feels that way, so you need to know the rules.

Dog Parks Guide

Life at the end of a leash isn't freedom. That's why dog owners release their canines to frolic in the wide open spaces of dog parks. What's it like at these pet playgrounds?

Pet Insurance Guide

You love your pets and hate to see them sick, but you don't have the money to visit a vet. It may surprise you to learn how available -- and affordable -- pet insurance can be.

Pet Meds for Traveling Guide

You like to travel in comfort, don't you? So does your pet. Of course, while you'd need only a pillow and a good book, your pet may need medication -- and lots of it -- to travel comfortably.

How to Keep Your Pet Healthy While Traveling

You have a lot to worry about when you travel with your pets. You want to keep them well-fed and comfortable at all times, but to keep your pets truly healthy, you'll need to take a trip to the vet.

Boating With Your Pets 101

Boating with a pet is a time-honored tradition, but an easygoing vacation can easily turn into trouble without proper planning. A bit of forethought and a few inexpensive toys should make that trip to the shore fun for all.

All About Pet Traveling Services

Going through a long-distance move or corporate relocation can be a very challenging project for a family -- especially when that family has a beloved pet. Luckily there are pet traveling services that can help with the tricky logistics.

Pet-Friendly Restaurants Guide

When the weather's a sunny 70 degrees and you feel like walking down the road to that quaint neighborhood bistro with the patio, you think -- I bet Fido would like to come. Can he?

All About Pet Photos

If only you could capture the unmatched adorability of your pet in a photo. But how do you get your wiggly friend to sit still and strike its most precious pose?

Pet-Friendly Hotels Guide

Fido's practically part of the family, so naturally you'd want him along on vacation. Unfortunately, the local motel may not be as welcoming to your pet as you are. Luckily, pet-friendly hotels abound so you and Fido can relax comfortably.

How to Vacation With Your Pet

Instead of calling your answering machine every day to chat up your pet, why not take the little bugger with you on vacation? There's no reason to leave furry friends behind.

Airline Travel for Pets Guide

Sure, we've all heard the news stories about a kitten that somehow snuck into the baggage compartment of a 747, but how does it work when Fluffy wants to be right there with you -- on your lap?

International Pet Travel Guide

One of the great joys of traveling is sharing your new discoveries with your loved ones -- including your pets. Taking an animal abroad can be complicated, but there are plenty of good reasons to do it.

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