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By Dr. Ruth Roberts DVM, CVA, CVH, CVFT As a holistic, integrative veterinarian, I have dedicated my life to keeping pets healthy, in the safest and most natural ways possible. So, when I saw the food my patients were eating was actually impacting their health negatively, I decided to do something about it. That’s why… Read More

How to Take Care of a Lab

Labrador retrievers are popular pets for adults and children alike. They tend to be healthy, gentle, playful, and energetic. Labs, as they are often called, have certain needs that are a bit different than what is required for some other types of dogs. It is important to learn about what you should do to take… Read More

The Best Indestructible Dog Toys

Does your dog make it his mission to destroy any toy that’s put in front of him? Do you find yourself replacing mangled dog toys every few weeks? If this sounds familiar, your dog is an aggressive chewer. Standard toys just won’t cut it. You need a dog toy that’s designed to withstand the toughest… Read More

Question: Why does my cat have irritated, weepy eyes? My cat Bindi’s eyes have been weeping lately. I noticed today that they look more irritated than they have in the past. Another thing I’ve noticed is that they don’t weep when she is inside. Only outside. I’m wondering if I should have a vet take… Read More

How to Take Care of a Parakeet

Parakeets, which are also called budgies, are a popular type of bird to keep as a pet, particularly for those who haven’t owned a bird before. They are usually cheerful, require less maintenance that some of the other pet birds, and aren’t as susceptible to illnesses as some other types of birds. If you are… Read More

Dog sniffing a flower

“I swear this just started a few hours ago. He was fine yesterday! What happened?” The nice lady was clearly worried about her beautiful Golden Retriever, Boomer. He sat in front of me, panting and trying to rub a sore on the side of his neck about the size of a small dinner plate. The… Read More

The Best Small Dog Sweaters

Domesticated dogs have come a long way from their wolf ancestors. In some instances, we mean that quite literally. A dog that has been bred for shorter hair, or originated in warmer climates is not suited to the cold Northern winters. Yet, as humanity migrates, relocates, and travels, we bring our beloved pets with us;… Read More

How to Take Care of a Gerbil

Gerbils are small rodents that are popular pets for families with children. They are clean and somewhat friendly. Gerbils generally don’t bite people unless they are very frightened or being hurt, and they are quite low-maintenance. All of these features make gerbils a good choice for a first pet for a child old enough to… Read More

Sick Cat

Arthritis is a common, progressive, and painful disease in cats, but there is some good news on the feline arthritis front. Treatments are now available that can relieve pain and maybe even slow the progression of arthritis, especially when a number of them are used simultaneously. Arthritic cats, with proper care, can still enjoy a… Read More

Hungry Dog

While we all want to spoil our dogs with a little bit of human food at times, many foods that are perfectly safe for people may be harmful, and even deadly for dogs. Here are 10 foods to avoid giving your dog, even when he is begging relentlessly for a taste. 1) Chocolate The toxic… Read More

The Best Dog Car Barriers

As the years go on, the world is becoming more and more pet friendly. Of course, a lot of that depends on your are; some are more pet accessible than others, but gone are the days of only taking your pup to the vet. Besides dog parks and walking your puppers around for exercise, you’ll… Read More

How to Take Care of a Ferret

Ferrets are adorable, affectionate, and act much like a kitten, which makes them a popular pet. Contrary to popular belief, ferrets are not rodents; they are in the same family as the mink, the weasel, and the skunk. They are usually brown, black, or white (or some combination of those colors), and they love to… Read More

The Best Indoor Rabbit Cages

Rabbits can make wonderful pets, but it’s important to house them in a spacious and comfortable environment. Many rabbit owners choose to keep their pets indoors where it’s safe and warm, and there are a variety of rabbit cages available that are perfect for indoor use. We looked at dozens of indoor rabbit cages, including… Read More

Question: My 10-month-old pug (female) sometimes eats her poop. Why? –Glenda     Answer: Dear Glenda, Thanks for sending your question. Your pup is adorable, but I bet it makes you wary of puppy kisses when she has this strange habit! The official term used to describe the eating of feces is coprophagia. Dogs engage… Read More

How to Take Care of a Mouse

Mice can make adorable and fun pets for adults and children alike. They can be trained to be friendly and they are kept in a cage or aquarium, so they are ideal for apartment-dwellers or people who are looking for a low-maintenance pet that will provide them with affection and entertainment for one to two… Read More

The Best Dog Seat Belts

Many dogs love to ride in the car. No matter where they’re going, some dogs simply love a good car ride. However, did you know that riding in the car can actually be dangerous for our dogs if they are not properly secured? If your dog is simply allowed to roam free around the car,… Read More

How to Take Care of a Kitten

Nobody can resist the allure of a soft, snuggly, adorable kitten! Cats are the most popular pets in the world, and they all start out as little fluffballs with sharp little claws and big, curious eyes. Kittens are great pets for many different types of households; they are as happy on a farm as they… Read More

The Best Small Dog Beds

All dogs like to have their own personal space where they can feel cozy and secure. Your pooch deserves maximum comfort and the right pet bed will provide the highest quality resting and sleeping time your dog needs to be able to wake up full of energy. We looked over dozens of dog beds in… Read More

The Best Dog Travel Bags

Dogs have a lot of stuff. From harnesses and collars to leashes, food bowls, and treats, traveling with your favorite pet often means that you need to bring along their stuff. Having a dog travel bag to carry everything with you makes traveling with your pet easier. We reviewed dozens of dog travel bags to… Read More

The Best Dog Poop Bags

Apart from spending time with your pooch and ensuring them proper food and a place to sleep and play, taking care of them also consists of those less pleasant things, such as cleaning up poop.  There are many dog poop bags available, but the best ones should be thick and durable, easy to use, and… Read More

The Best Dog Car Harnesses

The first thing you probably do when you get in the car is put your seat belt on, and any kids in your life are likely to have a safe and secure car seat, but what about your dog? Securing your pup in the car is important for his safety, your safety, and the safety… Read More

A pet’s safety and security are among the top priorities of every good pet owner. Proper training and handling are important in saving your dog’s life. Dogs that are well-trained have lesser anxiety, which may expose them to certain health risks. They also calmer temperaments, so they are less likely to respond aggressively to new… Read More

Dog and owner

This is a guest post by John Kahal, CEO, Solutions 4 Recovery Anyone who has ever owned a pet knows how wonderful it feels to come home and be greeted by a wagging tail or gentle purrs. They love us, our animals, no matter what we look like, how much money we earn, or whether… Read More

The Best Dog Sunscreen

If your dog loves spending time outside in the sun, then finding the right sunscreen for him is a must. Dogs can get burned after spending too much time outside without sun protection, and a sunburn carries the same health risks for your pooch as it does for you. Dogs with light-colored or thin coats… Read More

The Best Dog Travel Crates

Your dog might use a crate at home, but what about for traveling? Your canine companions should be secured when in the car, both for their safety and your own, and a dog travel crate in the trunk or on the back seat is a good method. If you need to take your dog with… Read More

Dog with bloat

The word “bloat” is not appealing even under the best circumstances. When it’s applied to a medical condition in dogs, it takes on a deadly meaning. Before I answer the question, “What are symptoms and treatment for bloat in dogs?” let’s discuss what is meant by the term bloat. In This Article Definition of Bloat… Read More

Are you a dog person or a cat person? Chances are it can say a lot about you. Studies have shown that dog owners are more extroverted while cat owners can be more neurotic. Does this sound true? What about famous pet owners like Picasso, Hemingway and Queen Elizabeth? If you know them well enough… Read More

The Best Dog Travel Beds

When you travel with your dog, you want him to be comfortable. Dogs are creatures of routine, so if your furry friend has a dog bed at home, you will want to bring one along on your trip. A full-size dog bed, of course, might not be very easy to travel with! If you want… Read More

Question: My dog has a line on one tooth and the other one is chipped. Is this an emergency? Hi! I’m on vacation with my dog and noticed a line on his tooth. I think it might be cracked? I called a local vet and they suggested to wait until I get home to take… Read More

The Best Dog Chew Toys

Dogs have a natural urge to chew and it also helps to keep their teeth and gums healthy. Rather than trying to curb this behavior completely, buy your dog some chew toys and they’ll learn to chew on appropriate items, rather than your shoes or anything else within reach. All dogs need both mental and… Read More

Dogs and Fence

Pet owners know that dogs need an accessible area to run and play; and that is why they are keen on the idea of a dog fence for their yard. While pet owners want a reliable fence for their dog, they admit that the price tag may dictate one type of fence over another. Therefore,… Read More

The Best Dog Travel Bowls

A dog travel bowl is a food or water bowl that is easy to travel with. Anyone with a dog who goes places should have at least one travel bowl; preferably, you should have two so one can be used for food and one for water. Travel bowls are typically lightweight, and some are collapsible… Read More

The Best Dog Travel Water Bottles

Staying hydrated is important and not just for us humans, but for our dogs, too. Whether you’re out on a long dog walk or traveling with your pooch to a pet-friendly destination, a dog travel water bottle will allow Fido to regularly quench his thirst. Most dog water bottles feature a dispenser of some sort,… Read More

The Best Dog Treadmills

Every dog needs at least some level of exercise, but getting enough can be a problem for man’s best friend. Whether your lifestyle simply doesn’t allow for longer dog walks, your home means they can’t get outside as much as you’d like, or adverse weather conditions get in the way, getting enough exercise for your… Read More

The Best Cat Dewormers

One of the most common health issues among cats are parasitic worms, which can affect your cat’s digestive system. If left untreated, worm infestations may lead to unhealthy skin and coat as well as serious medical problems, such as gastrointestinal disturbances and anemia. All cats can be infected with parasitic worms, and they can be… Read More

Question: My female puppy is in heat. How long will it last? My 6-month-old new female puppy is in heat. How long will this last? How do I deal with this besides crating or just leaving her in a confined area? –Kathy Answer: Dear Kathy, Thank you for writing with your question about your puppy…. Read More

The Best Dog and Puppy Indoor Playpens

You love your dog, but that doesn’t mean you trust him. From jumping on couches to scuffing up floors and licking plates clean, it’s hard to keep pets under control. But, in the dead of winter, summer, or a rainstorm, it’s not realistic to send your pup outside to play. With an indoor playpen, your… Read More

The Best Guinea Pig Toys

Whether you just brought your guinea pig home or you have had one for a while now, it’s beneficial to learn about their play and exercise needs. Your small furry companion needs some exercise time. Although he can run around the cage, it’s ideal to get some guinea pig toys. Not only will the toys… Read More

The Best Interactive Cat Toys

Whether you have an indoor or outdoor cat, we all know how much our furry friends love to play. Interactive cat toys are a great way of providing a fun way for you and your cat to play together. More than that though, they also provide your cat with mental and physical stimulation, allowing them… Read More