Teacup cats are gaining popularity, as are their short-legged relatives the Munchkins. They are not always recognized breeds and are in some ways are very controversial…but very cute.
Heartworms are foot-long worms that live in the heart, lungs, and major blood vessels of pets. It sounds like something from a horror movie, but worse… it’s a reality. Whilst US dog owners rightly worry about heartworm, this parasite can also infect cats and ferrets, along with wild mammals such as coyotes, wolves, and foxes.
Did you know that chewing has a number of benefits for your dog’s health and wellbeing? We cover what they are and how we can encourage this natural behavior.
Our four-legged friends are just as much a part of our family as the two-legged variety. Here are a few tips on how to include them in your Christmas celebrations.
Many dogs have ears that require regular cleaning. With this simple process cleaning your dog's ears is easy enough to do at home provided you have the right equipment.
Training your dog to do advanced tricks like finding something or bringing their food bowl can be done with just 10 minutes a day and some clicker training. It's easier than you think.
Is there a mouse-shaped hole in your life? Maybe you have a child who is desperate for a first pet. Perhaps you crave the companionship...
Inactivity and obesity can lead to a higher risk of diabetes. We explore the causes of feline diabetes and give advice to help lower the risk for your cat.
Unless your pet is a very active outdoor dog his nails will need to be trimmed on a regular basis – anywhere from once a week to once a month.
Are you considering adopting a pet Hedgehog? Our Hedgehog Care Guide will provide you with tips and advice on how to care for your new spiky friend.
If your dog has always been, for lack of better words, a ‘licky dog’ then it may just be a normal behavior for your dog. If it is a new behavior, there can be underlying medical or behavioral issues to address.
The technical term for eating feces is ‘Coprophagia’ which sounds about as unpleasant as the act itself can be. This rather undesirable behavior can be normal in puppies.
Having a great relationship with your dog is about encouraging your friend to develop skills that will help him fit into your lifestyle. Being a good pet parent is a little like being a life coach, it’s all about encouragement and gentle persuasion, rather than being the big, scary boss that scares you into submission.
DNA analysis has revolutionized many things from forensic medicine to pup-ternity tests (see what we did there!) so DNA testing has to be a good thing. Right?
So, your feline friend is a little on the "round" side. Unlike dogs, we can’t just make sure our cat is going for walks. How can we help them lose weight?
To answer the question of how big your pup will get, here is an overview of how long puppies grow for, how breed affects size, and to predict the pup’s adult weight from his current one.
Fleas are a problem for most of our pets. We have everything you need to know about fleas, flea products, and how to keep them under control.
Ferrets are inquisitive pets and have an amazing capacity for learning. We share the basics of how to train a ferret to sit, shake paws and more.