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.

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Is your cat turning your couch into confetti? Or your best carpet into a litter box? Maybe she's up on the table at mealtime. Learn how to solve cat behavior problems.

By Dr. H. Ellen Whiteley

If dogs are man's best friend, you still need to be well informed in order to choose the right one. Learn how to choose a dog.

By Dr. William Fortney

Dogs are man's best friend for good reason: They're loyal, fun is and interesting. But dogs are complex creatures that thrive when under the care of a well-informed human being. Follow these dog-care guidelines.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

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Cats are among the most popular house pets, giving years of love and enjoyment to their owners. But they also require special care. Check out these simple cat-care tips.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

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

Cats are known for having long whiskers. The whiskers are deeply rooted within the cats face. What purpose do they serve, though? Why do cats have whiskers and what are they used for? Find out the answer to this question in this article.

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Choosing the right fish for a freshwater aquarium depends on a number of factors, including the tank's size, the fish's diet, and more. Our fish profiles will allow you to select the perfect blend of fish, no matter how large or small your aquarium.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

Simply put, fish don't like a dirty home any more than we humans do! Follow the tips in this article to keep your aquarium clean and cozy for your fish.

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If you've ever had a pet fish that died quickly, you may be surprised to learn that the normal lifespan of most aquarium fish is measured in years! Find out how to keep your fish alive and well in this article.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

Often, hobbyists find themselves leaving a pet store with a fish that they just couldn't pass up without having any idea what it eats, how large it gets, or if it has any unusual care requirements. While it is always fun to acquire a new fish, doing it haphazardly can be disastrous and costly.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

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Before you bring an aquarium home to house your new fishy friends, you'll need to know how they work, how to shop for one, and how to maintain your aquarium. Read this article to learn the basic steps to creating your aquarium.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

From design, to water filtration to the proper plants, there's a lot to know in order to set up a vibrant aquarium that will keep your fish healthy and happy. This article provides tips and advice on the many issues you'll face and the equipment you'll need to address them.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

Knowing how to set up an aquarium is vital to the survival of your freshwater fish. Learn the important initial steps of how to set up an aquarium.

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Did you know that the type of water in your aquarium can affect how the cardinal tetra looks? Learn how to make this dazzling fish feel and look its best.

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The head and tail light tetra, also referred to as the beaconfish, races around the aquarium autobahn. Find a profile of the head and tail light tetra.

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The x-ray tetra is an excellent freshwater fish for first-time fish owners. Read about and see a picture of the fast-swimming x-ray tetra.

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How lost dogs and cats find their way home is a mystery. The pets listed here each traveled great distances and reunited with their owners hundreds, sometimes thousands of miles away.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

For a cat lover, even the most unremarkable cat is special, but these have been singled out for extra-noteworthy achievements. These cats made the news either because of their strange behavior, or physical traits. Learn about 9 top cats.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

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Take the legwork out of your pet search! Learn how Petfinder.com 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

You just can't help it -- you love cats. Those cuddly balls of fur grow up to be independent-minded freethinkers, yet still know when you need a purr session. The problem is, you're one of the millions of people allergic to them. A hypoallergenic cat

By Josh Clark

Learn the history and ideas in common behind most methods of dog training, including one of the most popular methods today: Clicker training.

By Hannah Harris

The relationship between people and dogs goes back at least 15,000 years. Have you ever wondered exactly how dogs evolved, and why they come in such a wide variety of shapes and sizes? Find out about our canine companions.

By Hannah Harris