Puppy Proofing 101: Making Your Home Dog-Friendly

You may be ready to give your new puppy lots of love and attention, but how ready is your home? Puppy proofing a house is like baby proofing. And like babies, puppies are inquisitive explorers ready to get into whatever … Continued

What to Know Before Adopting a Cat

Owning a cat can be both fun and rewarding. But as any responsible owner will tell you, there are many things to consider before bringing home a new kitty. To keep you and your feline friend happy, here are some … Continued

Protecting Your Pet’s Pearly Whites

Did you know that dental disease is one of the most common diseases in pets? The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that dental disease affects 80% of dogs older than 3 years. Good dental hygiene at home is essential to … Continued

Dog Breeds That Can Ruff it in the Cold

Of the 340-plus recognized breeds, some are snow-loving mountain mutts while others are sun-loving beach bums. Their pedigrees have evolved over a long lineage from all over the world and each breed thrives in its natural habitat. If you’re comfortable … Continued

Pet-Friendly Airlines: Which One Fits Your Needs?

For pet owners who want to fly with their animals, searching airlines’ policies and restrictions may seem daunting. To make the chore easier, check out the following chart as well as the kennel and location restrictions below to find a … Continued

The Purrfect Holiday Gift Guide for Pet Lovers

Everyone has that someone on their holiday gift list: The person who’s head-over-heels in love with their pet. Whether it’s their dog, cat or bird, our gift guide will help make holiday shopping for your pet-lover friends easier. For the … Continued

5 Essential Tips to Keeping Your Pet Healthy This Summer

Thinking about ways to get in shape for summer? Don’t forget your pet. Pets require good nutrition and exercise, too. And with summer here, there’s more to consider. From vet visits to insurance coverage, it’s smart to plan ahead so your 4-legged friend can put their best paw forward.

Dog-Friendly Vacation Ideas to Kick Off the Summer

Do you experience separation anxiety when leaving your 4-legged friend behind while you’re on vacation? Luckily, there’s a simple solution – plan a dog-friendly getaway. Whether you and your pet are beach bums or active movers and shakers, there are plenty accommodating trip ideas the whole family can enjoy.

5 Things You Should Know Before Planning a Pet Vacation

Many people wouldn’t dream of leaving Fido or Fluffy behind when taking a vacation. To keep your pets happy and healthy on the road, follow this advice from Paris Permenter, co-publisher of DogTipper.com and co-author of 33 pet and travel books. Choose … Continued

5 Extravagant Ways to Pamper Your Pet

Today is national Pet Parent’s Day®, the only official day celebrating pet caregivers. You spend all year spoiling your pets and spending lavishly on them, so why not use this today as an excuse to go over the top?

12 Ridiculously Cute Puppy Videos That Will Brighten Your Day

Today is National Puppy Day, created in 2006 to raise awareness about orphaned puppies and to celebrate the unconditional love that puppies bring to our lives. Usually observed March 23, the day is being celebrated two days earlier this year.

The True Cost of Owning A Pet

Owning a pet can be a rewarding experience, but it comes with a financial responsibility that should not be taken lightly. It costs about $1,520 a year to own a dog and $1,158 for a cat. On a national level, Americans spent a staggering $53 billion on their pets in 2012, according to the American Pet Products Association.

Check out our infographic containing annual pet costs, pet insurance costs and more to find out the true cost of owning a pet.