Pets

Kittens are wonderful in a home where they can become part of the family, but they will need a bit of special care when they come to their new home. It is important to make sure they have had...
A group of visitors waited outside the door of the Regional Alto Vale Hospital located in Brazil. When one of the nurses arrived, they didn't try to enter the hospital, but they did peek their heads inside to try...
Many researchers have found that the simplest and most effective method of dog training is to use food and treats as rewards. The American Kennel Club concurs by stating that the use of treats is really the only way...
Dogs are friendly animals. Sometimes they can be too friendly and even lick us! While some people don't mind dog kisses, they can be quite gross. Why do they do it in the first place? Here are 5 reasons...
Kittens and cats love to play, but much of their behavior is about stalking and killing prey. For those owners who have found playing a game with them can be dangerous when their claws and fangs are involved, moving...
It can be a little unnerving for the owner of a lizard to suddenly see his or her pet without its tail. There is no need to worry too much, however, because the tail will soon reappear as quickly...
When some people hear that a person has a Pit Bull as a pet, they tend to shy away from the animal because they have a fear of what the dog could do if they were to get too...
Often, when you turn on the news, the station shows one frightening or sad story after another--tragedy followed by tragedy. That's why we love stories like the one we are about to share. It's a feel-good tale of an...
Pedro arrived one day near the 'soon to adopt him' family's house. The family didn't take long to realize that their new turtle, whom they named Pedro, was missing a back leg. Even so, it didn't seem to slow...
Selecting any pet should be done with care and consideration for the life of the animal and the family, and rabbits are a good choice for those who want a pet that will have a long life. While they...
Although it might seem easy to keep your pet at a healthy weight, the room for error is so much smaller for a pet than it is for a human. Consequently, just a few more bites of high-calorie treats...
For many of us, our pets are family members, and we would do anything to keep them healthy and happy. Food, toys, and grooming are a must, but we can’t forget about medical care. Visits to the veterinarian can...
While plenty of people think of chickens as animals they can eat, not everyone understands that they can be raised as pets. But just as with any animal, how you raise your chicken will help determine how friendly it...
Most pet owners tell of the personal joy, satisfaction and amusement they get from a dog, cat or other critter that lives in the house. Whether showing affection, performing wacky antics or simply providing companionship, an animal is both...
Full disclosure: I allow both of my dogs to sleep with me every night. One is a 107-pound Black Lab/German Shepherd named Gus, and the other is a 65-pound Cattle Dog/Pit bull named Ginger. They are eight and ten...