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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We know dogs can decipher "sit," "stay" and "come." And we've seen the enthusiastic tail wagging that the word "walk" triggers. But what other words can dogs understand? Do they comprehend more than we know?
By Jane McGrath
Dogs' behavior can be charming, but it can also be baffling. Here are several common canine behavioral problems and what you can do to understand and curb them.
Is your feline show-cat material? Find out more about these quirky, noisy cat competitions and what happens when a spooked cat makes a run for it.
By Jane McGrath
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
Dogs are known as loyal animals and have even saved the lives of their owners. But one dog's loyalty to his master touched the hearts of an entire nation.
By Josh Clark
Dogs give their owners immense amounts of pleasure, but in return, there's a lot owners need to know to keep their pooches happy and healthy. In this article, we explain the vital basics of dog care.
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.
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.
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
You may have heard that cats have nine lives. That might not be true, but your cat can have a long, healthy life with the proper care. Learn how to care for a cat.
By Dr. H. Ellen Whiteley
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.
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.
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.
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.
The neon tetra needs no light show to sport its small multicolored body. Read more about the very popular and colorful Neon Tetra in this article.
A somewhat larger tetra, the diamond tetra reaches 2.5 inches and exhibits intense coloration when kept in a darkly aquascaped tank. Learn how to care for this exotic fish.
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.
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.
The black phantom tetra grows to two inches and is a hardy species that does well in both small and large groups. Learn how to take care of the black phantom tetra, no matter how many you choose to have.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.