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COVID-19 and Pet Health Safety (with Infographic)

Can your pet die from COVID-19? If you’ve asked yourself this question, you can rest assured you’re in good company. Every month, thousands of pet parents turn to Google to find the answer to this question. They also ask questions like, “Can dogs get COVID?” or “What symptoms of COVID in dogs should I look […]

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The Best Dust Free Cat Litter

Looking for a great dust free cat litter? If you find that you’re constantly sweeping up dust, sneezing from clouds of it, or even that your kitty is sneezing when using the litter tray, then you’ll want to switch to a different brand of cat litter. Our vet advisor, Dr. Chyrle Bonk, selected these top-performing […]

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The Best Betta Fish Tanks

Betta fish tanks are tanks designed specifically to meet the needs of this unique fish. Betta fish, otherwise known as Siamese fighting fish, are small-but-vibrant freshwater, tropical fish. They can make great pets for those who enjoy taking care of aquatic life. This fiercely independent fish prefers to swim alone, but some females may get […]

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The Best Toys for German Shepherds

Choosing the best toys for German Shepherds might feel tricky. Maybe you’re worried about buying a toy that won’t be rugged enough to stand up to your dog. Perhaps you’ve already purchased a few toys that came highly recommended for dogs … but it seems like they’re sized for a miniature poodle. Our vet advisor, […]

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The Best Dog Blankets

Are you looking for the best dog blankets? Whether you want a spare blanket to keep in the car, a blanket for your sofa, or simply an extra blanket for your dog’s bed, there are loads of different options available. Our vet advisor, Dr. Danielle Morosco, has selected the very best dog blankets out there […]

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The Best Cat Cave Beds

Cat cave beds are perfect for cats that like to hide and snuggle. Not only do these beds provide some level of privacy while your cat sleeps, but they also provide cozy fabric for your cat to snuggle in while feeling safe and secure. Our vet advisor, Dr. Chyrle Bonk, chose the best cat cave […]

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The Best Outdoor Dog Kennels

An outdoor dog kennel is perfect for dogs who like to spend plenty of time outdoors but can’t always have free reign of the yard due to safety concerns or other reasons. While keeping dogs outdoors full time isn’t recommended, especially in kennels that aren’t climate controlled, they’re great for letting your dog stretch their […]

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The Best Dog Car Seat Covers

Dog car seat covers are a great way to protect your car’s interior from damage and messes that can result from transporting your dog in your car. Taking your dog on adventures is so much fun and sometimes we have to transport our dog places, like to the vet. Unfortunately, between mud, claws, hair, and […]

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The Best Dog Cooling Mats

When the temperatures go on the rise, it’s easy for your beloved pup to get overheated. Puppies, older dogs, and certain breeds may have trouble keeping themselves cool in the heat. The best dog cooling mats help your dog stay comfortable and safe when it’s hot outside. There are many dog cooling mats available on […]

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50 Best Veterinarian Blogs to Learn About Pet Care & Veterinary Medicine

From the individual veterinarian to veterinary hospitals to organizations made up of vet-care professionals, veterinarian blogs run the gamut of content for pet owners to advanced content for veterinarians to business and marketing strategies for the veterinary practice. With all that’s out there, we launched a search for 50 of the best veterinarian blogs. Divided […]

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50 Best Veterinary Conferences of 2022

Veterinary conferences provide veterinarians with opportunities to meet continuing education requirements, network with other veterinary professionals, and learn about the latest veterinary research and technology. While many veterinary conferences adopted a virtual format in 2020 and 2021, some are planning to meet in person in 2022 (COVID-permitting, of course). We’ve compiled a list of the […]

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Is It Cruel to Keep a Dog Outside?

It is natural for dogs to be outside, and most dogs love the outdoors. There are several reasons that some dog owners might want to keep a dog outside. Perhaps they want a guard dog or have a dog with behavioral issues. But is it cruel to keep a dog outside for extended periods of […]

How cold is too cold for a dog to sleep outside?

How Cold is Too Cold for a Dog to Sleep Outside?

Dogs tend to be hardier than people when it comes to their temperature tolerances and in general, many dogs can tolerate colder temperatures than their owners. But just because your dog can tolerate a certain temperature, doesn’t mean they should. Dog owners should be well aware of their dog’s limits. Most dogs have a preference […]

The Best Dog Breeds Built for the Outdoors

18+ Best Dog Breeds that are Built for the Outdoors

With so many different dog breeds around the world, it is pretty easy to find a canine companion that is the perfect fit for your lifestyle and climate. Whether you are looking for a running partner, working farm dog, trail companion, hunting hound, sled dog, sport dog, or just want an energetic pup to hang […]

How to Help your Cat adjust to a new Home

How to Help Your Cat Adjust to a New Home

Moving to a new home can be stressful for us and our cats. Whether you are upgrading, downsizing, moving to a house, apartment, or anything in between, moving can be a huge, life-altering change. Most cat owners know that even their most outgoing curious cat can be sensitive to stress. Cats can exhibit stress in […]

Do Cats Get Cold? Signs Your Cat is cold, and How to Keep Them Warm

Do Cats Get Cold? Signs Your Cat is Cold and How to Keep Them Warm

As the leaves turn colors and fall from the trees, you’re probably pulling out your fleece blankets, hot tea, and wool sweaters in an effort to stay warm. With their furry coats, it may never have occurred to you that your cat is cold, as well. Whether indoors or out, cats do get cold, fortunately […]

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The Best Dog Treadmills

Using a dog treadmill is a great way to exercise your dog when you can’t get out and about or in addition to outdoor walks. Dog treadmills aren’t an alternative to walks, since your dog needs the mental stimulation that comes from seeing the outside world and sniffing all the neighborhood scents, but they’re great […]

Small dog stepping out of a cozy indoor dog house

The Best Indoor Dog Houses

Buying an indoor dog house may give your dog just what he needs to develop an attachment to your home and to you. Proving a space that is just your dog’s will show him that he belongs and that he’s part of the family. If you’re stuck on how to go about finding the right […]

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How Heavy Should My Dog Be?

Does your dog look like an ottoman, or do you see an hourglass figure when you look down? If you said ottoman, then your pet is overweight, even obese. You could be doing them a disservice by not addressing it now. So, how heavy should your dog be? Or better yet, what is your dog’s […]

Dog panting outdoors in the sun

12 Signs Your Dog is Overheated (and How to Help)

Like people, dogs can become overheated if they’re exposed to hot temperatures for a long period of time. Heat-related illnesses can be serious in dogs, leading to organ damage, seizures, GI problems, abnormal heart rhythms, and even death. That’s why it’s important for pet parents to know how to identify the signs your dog is […]

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The Best Pet Stores in America

Finding a pet store that carries the supplies you need for your furry, feathered, or scaly family member can be difficult. You want a store that has fair prices, and a staff of caring, knowledgeable experts. You might also have special pet-related needs, like a pet store that caters to exotic creatures or one that […]

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Puppy Weight Calculator: Height and Weight Predictions for Every Breed (with Chart)

Wondering how big your puppy will get? Our puppy weight calculator predicts your dog’s adult weight and height. The calculations are based on the American Kennel Club’s database of adult dog weights and heights. Fill in your puppy’s current age and weight details below. Note: please don’t feed your dog more or less based on […]

Which Cities and States Care the Most (and Least) about Their Pets? (Infographic)

Many of us consider our pets to be a part of the family. How could we not…especially when they shower us with so much love and affection? All they ask for in return is that we show them just as much love and care as they do for us. So how do we know if […]

Dog next to wet spot on carpet, incontinent dog

How to Treat Urinary Incontinence in Your Dog

Urinary incontinence is a tough problem for dog owners, so it’s not uncommon for pet owners to ask how to treat urinary incontinence in their dog. Constantly cleaning up after your dog gets frustrating and exhausting. Even patient owners may find themselves getting angry. However, a better understanding of the causes behind the condition can […]

Puppy sitting next to a wet spot on the bed

What to Do When Your Dog Pees the Bed

Wondering what to do when your dog pees the bed? There’s nothing quite like getting ready to lay down after a long day and finding dog pee on your bed and pillow. While finding dog pee in the dog’s bed isn’t as bad, it’s still a problem that can strain your home life. Inappropriate urination […]

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Can Dogs Eat Peaches?

Sweet and juicy peaches are so delicious! As you savor every bite your dog watches and wishes for a piece!  Is it safe? There are so many foods out there and it is quite common to wonder if I can share a meal with my dog. There are many reasons we may want to offer […]

Yorkshire Terrier eating wet food containing tuna

Can Dogs Eat Tuna?

My dog comes running with her nose in the air every time I’m opening a can of tuna. She loves the smell and begs to have a bite. I’m sure many dogs are this way, but can they eat tuna? There are so many foods out there and it is quite common to wonder if I can […]

Two dogs on bed in indoor dog house

5 Things to Put in a Dog House for Bedding

You have just spent the time and effort to set up a nice house for your dog, and now you might be wondering what things to put in a dog house for bedding to keep your pup safe, comfortable, warm, and dry. In this article, I’ll explain the various types of dog house bedding to […]

Dog lounging on waterproof dog bed

The Best Waterproof Dog Beds

Waterproof dog beds are perfect for senior dogs or puppies who experience the odd bathroom accident, as the waterproof layer protects the filling of the bed inside. They’re also ideal for dogs who drool excessively or those who often head to their beds with wet, muddy paws. Our vet advisor, Dr. Amanda Jondle, reviewed dozens […]

Bulldog snoring while sleeping in bed

Why Your Dog Snores (and When & How to Stop It)

Wondering why your dog snores? The slow rumble of a snoring dog sleeping nearby in bed may be an endearing noise to some dog owners, but to others, it may cost them precious hours of sleep and worrying that something is wrong. Snoring may be normal in some dogs, but there are some instances that […]

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8 Remedies for Your Dog’s Upset Stomach

If you’re reading this article, it means that you’re on the hunt for practical remedies for your dog’s upset stomach. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to address this health concern and ease your pup’s discomfort. Many things can bring on an upset stomach in your dog, from consuming certain foods and […]

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6 Remedies That Will Settle Your Cat’s Upset Stomach

Does your cat have diarrhea? Or maybe they’re vomiting? If you’re like many cat owners, these issues have led you to search for remedies that will settle your cat’s upset stomach. These symptoms can be brought on by many different causes including: Viral and bacterial infections Parasites Ingesting a toxic substance, unusual food, or foreign […]

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4 Best Home Remedies for Cat Vomiting

Is your cat vomiting? There are a few home remedies for cat vomiting that can help. However, if the vomiting is severe or accompanied by other potentially serious symptoms like abdominal pain, the presence of blood, profuse diarrhea, and weakness, stop reading now and call your veterinarian. On the other hand, if your cat has […]

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How Long Does It Take for a Dog to Digest Food?

As a dog owner, you no doubt strive to do everything in your power to support your dog’s health and wellbeing. However, there’s one vital health-related consideration that you may not have given too much thought to: the movement of food through your dog’s digestive system.  While it may seem like an unusual topic to […]

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How Much Exercise Does a Dog Need Daily? (and How to Ensure They Get It)

Dog owners often want to know how much exercise a dog needs daily to ensure that they’re providing enough activities to help their furry friends get adequate exercise. In this post, I’ll discuss how much exercise a dog needs daily and tips for helping your dog get enough daily activity. We all want to take […]

Dog walking on treadmill

Six Steps to Train Your Dog to Use a Treadmill

Training your dog to use a treadmill is an excellent way to ensure they’re getting enough regular exercise, even when your regular outdoor walks aren’t an option. This post will describe the six key steps to train your dog to use a treadmill. There are many benefits of exercise for dogs. Adequate exercise is one […]