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
Certain foods that are good for humans can be dangerous and even toxic to pets – leading to a variety of health problems. Protect your dog or cat by not letting them get their paws on these dangerous foods. Print … Continued
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
Accidents are just as unpredictable for pets as they are for humans. As a pet owner, you should have a first aid kit in the event of an emergency. Here are items recommended by Veterinary Pet Insurance® and the Humane … Continued
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
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
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
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
The technologies that gave us smart phones and tablets are now delivering for a whole other population – pets. Last year, Americans spent nearly $56 billion on pet products – spurring a recent boom in pet technology devices. With sales … Continued
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.
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
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.