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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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Top 10 Pet-friendly Vacation Spots

For many of us, pets have taken the place of children in our lives. And while we probably wouldn't leave our kids behind on a vacation, we don't want to leave our pets, either. But where can you take them where they'll be welcome with open paws?

Where exactly do they store pets on a plane?

If you've managed a cross-country trip with a cat perched on your shoulder or a dog getting sick in your backseat, you may be ready to learn about flying the friendly skies with your pet.

Top 5 Safety Tips for Traveling With a Pet in the Car

Lap dogs tend to do what they do best in the car -- get into your lap. Next thing you know you're swerving all over the road. How can you make these car trips safer?

Top 5 Risks When Driving with a Pet

Most of us don't think twice about buckling our own seatbelts, yet our pets are often left unrestrained. From rambunctious dogs to sick or panicky cats, what are the best ways to protect your pets on the road?

Top 5 Pet-friendly Travel Cities in the U.S.

You're ready to hit the road, but you can't bear the idea of leaving behind your furry friends. You're in luck: Plenty of cities have begun catering to four-legged customers. What are five of the best?

5 Tips for Flying with Your Pet

For some people, traveling without their pets simply isn't an option. Airlines will happily accommodate these four-legged friends, but you must plan carefully to avoid headaches at the airport.

How long is too long for a pet to be in a car?

Your pets are fidgety, and you're worried about taking them on that long road trip. How long can you keep them in the car before they get uncomfortable -- and can you ever leave them alone?

How often should I stop to walk my pet on a long car trip?

You and your pet love the open road, but what happens when Fido gets bored, uncomfortable or worse? Frequent stops and an identifying microchip for your pet should make long road trips comfortable for all.

Should I let my dog stick its head out the window?

You always see happy dogs on the road, heads hanging out of car windows, tails wagging and fur blowing freely in the breeze. It might look like fun, but it could also be dangerous.

Is there anything you can do to keep your pet entertained on a long car trip?

If you think it's hard to keep children entertained on long road trips, imagine keeping your pets' boredom at bay. However, some inexpensive purchases and a little planning should make the trip enjoyable for all.

All About Pet Shipping

Your company's relocated you overseas, and now you've got to get the family dog and cat across the ocean along with the contents of your home. Since you can't exactly mail a kitty, how does it work?

How do airlines determine how expensive a pet plane ticket is?

With the prices of airline tickets changing as often as they do, you might be surprised to know that the cost for pet travel is fairly stable. But how do airlines set prices?

Do pets suffer jet lag?

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?

Uses for Vinegar: Pet and Animal Care

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.

Uses for Salt: Pet Care

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.

Uses for Baking Soda: Pet Care

Baking soda is nontoxic and, therefore, safe for use around pets. You can control odors and clean up accidents that are a natural part of pets. Learn more about using baking soda for pet care.

How to Give First Aid to Your Dog

Seeing a dog hurt or in distress can be a helpless feeling for a pet owner. Be prepared for any emergency situation to help your dog. Learn how to give first aid to your dog.

Is chocolate poisonous to dogs?

My dog really likes chocolate, but my mother won't let me feed it to him. She says it will kill him. Does that make sense? If I can eat chocolate, why can't my dog?

Medical Treatment for Dogs

Knowing more about your dog's health is the best way to keep him safe and happy. Read on for more info about finding a good vet, preventing illness and treating canine diseases. Knowing these basics will give you piece of mind and a happy pup.

How to Train a Dog

The better you train your dog, the happier you'll both be. Dogs that behave earn more love and care from their owners, who are happier in turn. Read this dog-training primer.

How could a cat scuba dive?

Hawkeye: alias Scuba Cat. Known to don a $20,000 wet suit and follow her beloved friend, Mutley the dog, into the pool to scuba dive. Sound strange? Which part?

Pet Pictures

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.

Aquarium Fish Pictures

Unsure of which fish to buy for your aquarium? See some candidates of typical aquarium fish to help narrow down your options in this gallery.

How do cats purr?

Purring is how cats express happiness. Rather than manipulating facial muscles like humans, cats purr as a physical reaction to happiness. How exactly do cats make that purring noise? Find out the answer to that question in this article.

What Are Those Microchips That People Put in Their Dogs?

Some of my friends lost their dog on vacation. About a week after returning home, they got a call from their veterinarian — their dog had been found. They said it was because of a microchip in their dog. What are they talking about?


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