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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Regardless of what a dog's breed actually is, if it's labeled a "pit bull," its chances of adoption drop. Pity the poor pit pup.

By Christopher Hassiotis

You love Fluffy better than anyone else in the world. But sometimes you need to leave her at home.

By Alia Hoyt

Counting the number of housecats around the world is about as difficult as, well, herding cats. In fact, estimates of global cat population vary... by millions.

By Karen Kirkpatrick

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Declining pet sales are affecting the pet store industry, as more pet lovers turn to pet adoption and rescue.

By Sarah Gleim

Stumped? Try this one: What does a honeybee have in common with a slice of toast?

By Jonathan Strickland

If you live with a pooch, you know that dogs are insightful, intuitive creatures. But you may not realize just how insightful they can be.

By Linda C. Brinson

Dogs may be humankind's best friend, but they're not always that reliable. Sure, they can detect hidden objects at the bottom of a lake, but they also tend to mistake their tails for prey. So can we really trust them to predict the weather?

By Kate Kershner

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All dogs, regardless of breed or age, are susceptible to the flu. What do you need to know before you drop your pup off at doggie day care?

By Julia Layton

Imagine your dog sending you a text alerting you that he needs to go out. Sound like science fiction? It may be closer to reality than you think.

By Laurie L. Dove

Your cat may gaze longingly at your bowl of cereal each morning, but here's why it's not really OK for cats to drink milk.

By Bambi Turner

Black cats were associated witches and paganism in the Middle Ages. Even today, black cats wind up in shelters more than any other color cat. So why are black cats considered so unlucky?

By Bambi Turner

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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