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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What's up doc? Besides spawning a famous catchphrase, Bugs Bunny may also be behind the well-known bunny-carrot connection! Do rabbits really love carrots?

By Bambi Turner

The old rule of thumb of seven dog years per human year typically makes dogs seem older than they really are. No fear, there's a formula to estimate your dog's age the right way!

By Bambi Turner

Thanks to your pet greyhound's superior speed, trying to keep up with them on a run would be an exercise in futility. Surprisingly, these dogs are lazier than you think!

By Bambi Turner

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When it comes to dogs, age really is just a number. If you've got the patience, you surely can teach an old dog some new tricks.

By Bambi Turner

While cats can pose a potential danger to a sleeping baby, most of the risk is due to accidental suffocation not from cats stealing babies' breath.

By Bambi Turner

It can be hard for cat-lovers to resist feeding local strays, but these feral creatures may spread dangerous diseases, including rabies.

By Bambi Turner

Elephants never forget. Crows remember human faces and tell other crows who can be trusted. But goldfish? Well, let's just say they're not known for having particularly strong memories. But if recent studies are to be believed, maybe they should be.

By Kate Kershner

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One of the main reasons cats get given up for adoption is for continually relieving outside the litter box. But they may be avoiding it for good reason – and there are some simple ways to reverse the problem.

By Laurie L. Dove

Think you can't train a cat? Think again. Cats of any age can learn to do tricks, and the training will strengthen your bond with your feline friend.

By Maria Trimarchi

Kids and dogs usually love each other and you can strengthen that love by having your kids make their pet some tasty treats. We've got some easy recipes.

By Colleen Cancio

Just like humans, a dog's dietary needs change throughout life. What should you feed a puppy that you wouldn't feed an older dog?

By Jane McGrath

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Don't think that dumping a bowl of dry kibble means your dog feeding chores are done. Dogs need fruits and vegetables too! We'll let you know which ones are best and why.

By Sarah Winkler

What in the world are omega fatty acids -- and should they be in your dog's food? Read on to learn more.

By Chris Warren

Rumors still float around about protein causing joint and liver problems in dogs. But is there any truth to them?

By Jane McGrath

So you're dog's considered a senior. What nutrients should you be sure he's getting in his dog food?

By Chris Warren

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Cats are often frightened when they are injured. Therefore, approaching your cat carefully is the key, even if the animal is normally docile. Learn how to approach an injured cat.

By Sheldon Rubin

Restraining an injured cat is a great technique to learn to help your pet. How you approach the cat depends on whether he or she is cooperative or uncooperative. Learn to restrain an injured cat.

By Sheldon Rubin

Cat care includes tending to your pet when it is injured. The cat can be transported held in your arms or placed in a box or on a stretcher. Learn to transport an injured cat.

By Sheldon Rubin

Dealing with a cat with an abscess can be difficult since it's not always clear what's wrong. Symptoms to watch for include a foul-smelling discharge and lethargy. Learn how to initially treat a cat with an abscess.

By Sheldon Rubin

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Administering oral medication is important when tending to your sick cat. Cats don't like taking medicines any more than children do. Learn how to administer oral medications to your cat.

By Sheldon Rubin

When cats interact with other animals, sometimes they are bitten. If your cat suffers an animal bite, tend to the wound right away for proper cat care. Learn to treat your cat's animal bite.

By Sheldon Rubin

When your cat is bleeding, there are steps to take to provide excellent cat care. How you care for the bleeding depends on its location. Learn about how to stop your cat from bleeding.

By Sheldon Rubin

In cat care, you never know when you might have to deal with a broken leg. Broken cat legs are tricky to diagnose. Learn how to identify and treat a cat with a broken leg.

By Sheldon Rubin

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Cats can be curious creatures, so knowing how to treat burns is an important part of cat care. It's important to know the warning signs. Learn how to treat a cat that is burned.

By Sheldon Rubin

Choking is life threatening for your cat. The harder the cat tries to breathe, the more panicky he or she can become. Learn the warning signs and how to save a choking cat.

By Sheldon Rubin