Where to Go to Get Your Next Fur Baby

Bringing a new animal into our home is a multistep process. But, it usually starts with deciding what animal is right for our circumstances. We’ll explore four places where we can adopt or buy cats and canines, as well as the benefits of each. Find out what's best for you and your family. 

Most Common Pet Insurance Myths

Even though pet insurance has been around for a number of years, it’s been slow to catch on. Vet bills are sometimes prohibitive, yet many people h...

How To Calculate Your Dog’s Or Cat’s Age in Human Years Part Two

Knowing our dog's or cat’s age in human years is more than satisfying a curiosity. It helps us understand where our dog or cat is developmentally. ...

The Everything Guide to Fleas & Your Pet - Part Three (Flea Home Invasions)

An Everything Guide to Fleas wouldn’t be complete without a discussion about flea home invasions. We’re all caught up on flea-borne illnesses t...

The Everything Guide to Fleas & Your Pet - Part Two (Know the Enemy)

An Everything Guide to Fleas wouldn’t be complete without an understanding of how flea populations grow and can become a problem for all of us. It’...

Our Most Common Dog And Cat Sayings, Explained!

It is often pointed out that we have many names for the things we value. Money, for example, can be called moola, big bucks, benjamins, bones, brea...

Pet Food Labels: Guide For Informed Dog Guardians (Part Three)

For those who missed it, this is part of a short series from Vet Organics, dedicated to helping pet guardians make nutritious decisions about what ...

Pet Food Labels: Terms You Need To Know (Part One)

There are so many terms to understand when it comes to human food. Pet food labels aren't much easier. Luckily, there’s this handy glossary to help...

The Everything Guide to Fleas & Your Pet

Fleas! Itchy, scratchy, creepy, crawly, fleas. We all hate looking down and seeing a flea scurry or jump across our cat or pup. Imagine how our pet...

National Craft For Your Local Shelters Day

There’s a national day for nearly every occasion. Potatoes, buttons, and even nerds have a day of recognition. Luckily, there are many national day...

Soothe Seasonal Allergies for Cats & Dogs

Some might be surprised to find this out, but seasonal allergies plague dogs and cats just like they can affect humans. Itching, sneezing, wheezing...

6 Tips to Keep Pet-riotic Pets Safe on July Fourth

Americans everywhere are planning their yearly Independence Day blowouts. July Fourth is almost here, which means BBQs, pool parties, and all manne...

8 Ways to Celebrate Your Pet for World Pet Memorial Day

Every year, the second Sunday of June is World Pet Memorial Day. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate our best friend while preserving their m...

You Might be a Pet Guardian if ...

Whether we are pet parents to dogs, cats, or both, there’s no denying that there are just some things we can all relate to in the best possible way...

Responsible Animal Guardianship: Ways to Participate & Celebrate

We love our pets and consider them a member of our families, right? But is love enough? Of course not. Even though every day is a great day to chec...

How to Live with Pet Allergies

Our pets are our best friends. But for many, they can also be the source of wheezing, sneezing, asthma attacks, and more. Pet allergies are more co...

Celebrate National Pet Week!

For most of us, every week is National Pet Week. We love them and spoil them. We make sure they have the best treats and toys. A lot of us even giv...

The Essential Dog & Cat Disaster Preparedness Guide for Guardians

We hear about natural disasters around the world and the impact they have. Families, communities, local and global economies, are all desperately a...

Specially-Abled Dogs and Cats to Fall in Love With

Specially-abled dogs and cats are some of the most loveable and inspirational animals we can find. Their strength and courage warms our hearts and ...

Keeping our Families Safe: Illnesses Pets & People Can Catch from Each Other

There are some pretty universal rules when it comes to being a pet guardian and keeping our families safe. Don’t abuse or mistreat them. Never make...

The Complete ID Guide for Lost Pet Recovery

A whopping one in three pets ends up lost at some point in their life. And, according to the National Council on Pet Population Study & Policy ...

Separation Anxiety in Cats and Dogs and How to Deal With It

Cats and dogs love it when their owners are around. They get the attention, companionship, and friendship that they crave. It is only natural that ...

6 Things You Need to Know about Pet Allergies

Does your dog or cat suffer from regular allergies? Or do you suspect that your best friend may be allergic to some stuff? Just like they are for ...

Causes of Anxiety in Dogs and Cats

Anxiety in both dogs and cats is very common. But what is causing your pet so much stress? To help you determine where the issues is coming from, w...

Most Common Allergies in Pets and Their Triggers

Just like humans, pets can also have allergic reactions to different things. The symptoms can also be similar - itchiness, spots on their skin, ups...

7 Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe this Holiday Season

The holidays are an exciting time and everyone is in a happy family mood! But this time of year can also pose some extra risks for your pet. Of cou...

Best Gifts for Dogs and Cats this Holiday Season

Tis the season for gift-giving! And while Santa is preparing his presents for the kids, you should have plenty of time for the rest of the family -...

How To Keep Your Pet Out of Harm’s Way on Thanksgiving

It's Thanksgiving! This is the time for the whole family to get together to feast, bond and catch up. Of course, your pet will be part of the fest...

Medical Marijuana and Pet Pain Treatment - Precautions, Methods and Legality

Cannabis is known for its relaxing, hunger inducing, and pain reducing properties. Like humans, there is some evidence that animals with chronic pa...

Ragdolls 101: Meet this Lovable Cat Breed

A young seal lynx-pointed Ragdoll. (CC Image credit: BlackIceNRW on Wikipedia.) Let’s be real, in general cats aren’t exactly known for their warm...

Considering Declawing Your Cat? Think Twice

A normal cat behavior that serves many purposes for cats but that can be very unnerving to their owners is scratching. Scratching can destroy furni...

Egads! Sparkey's Humping the Boss!

sometimes our dogs make us blush! While there are many cute doggie quirks or silly behaviors, some owners may be embarrassed by one particular hab...

Simple Tips for Living with a Dog in an Apartment

Apartment Living With Your Pup Just because you and your dog share a small space, doesn’t mean you’ll be locked up for life. In today’s article, w...

Growth in the Pet Sector Means More Jobs for Pet Lovers

It’s no surprise that adopting a pet can help you live a longer and happier life, but many pet parents are stuck working long hours, which leaves v...

What to Do About Dogs and Cats That Mark

As this article at Wikihow explains, cats mark to communicate with other cats. If your dog or cat has been “marking” areas in your home, you may f...

Traveling With Pets: Make It a Joy, Not a Heartbreak

An adorable Vet Organics customer rides shot gun! Traveling with your pet can be a fun and rewarding experience for both you and your furry friend...

Giving Your Dog Bones? Avoid No-No's with 10 Rules

Avoiding the wrong bones can avoid headache and heartbreak There’s been a long and contentious debate in the pet world about whether it’s safe to ...

Controlling a Flea Invasion

It’s been said that “for every flea that you find in your home, there are statistically about 80 others hidden from your sight.” Which means you ma...

Getting Rid of Pet Urine in Carpets

Your boss asks you to stay late, you get stuck in traffic, and when you finally get home you’re smacked in the face with the smell of pet urine.   ...

Stop Your Dog From Digging (Tips & Tricks)

Zeus, Digging for China If you’re tired of falling in the holes your dog keeps digging in your yard, you may be ankle deep in frustration. While ...

Don't Lose Your Dog Forever: Pet ID Tags

Don't make it harder than it has to be to get reunited with a lost pet. According to the American Humane Association, one in three pets will becom...

Healthy Teeth for Your Dog - Infographic

You may also enjoy our related posts, How to Care for Your Dog's Teeth and Crucial Canine Teeth Tips. Please share if you like this infographic o...

Pet Relocation Services (Secrets for Sorting Thru 'Em)

There are few activities that rival the stress of moving. The process is even more complicated if you’re being relocated overseas to a foreign coun...

Be a Pet Darling...with Our "Sweet 16" Tips for Responsible Pet Ownership

Whether you are considering getting a new pet, have recently adopted, or are a seasoned pet parent with a senior pooch or kitty, here are our sixte...

Pet-Friendly Dining

Dining Out with Dino: How to Do It with Ease Going out to dinner may be a favorite human pastime, but doing so with a dog can be trickier than expe...

5 Most (& Least) Expensive Cities to Have a Dog

Though you can’t put a price on cold puppy nose kisses, you’re probably sacrificing a large portion of your small budget to take care of your best ...

Crucial Canine Teeth Tips

With good preventative care, you can keep your dog's teeth nearly pearly white! Paying attention to your dog’s teeth can help you avoid future vet...

Crucial Canine Teeth Tips

Paying attention to your dog’s teeth can help you avoid future vet bills while giving your pup a healthier life. You probably already know the basi...

Celebrity Pets & their Social Media Pawprints

Open the camera app on your phone. It's a good guess that at least half of your photos are pictures of your pets being silly, adorable, or just pla...

Top 5 Tax Deductions Available for Pet Owners

It makes sense for us pet parents to want to claim our fur babies as dependents during tax season. After all, they’re like our children in so many ...

Odd Playmates: Strange Animal Pairings

While dogs may be man’s best friend, this doesn’t stop them from making some other close friends in the animal kingdom as well. We may not expect t...

Famous Dogs in Art

Dogs have long been a popular theme in art from all ages and all over the world. Several famous works have used dogs in order to represent some sub...

Dog Saliva: Healthy or Harmful?

Dog drool: friend or foe? Some people believe that since dogs lick their own wounds to help them heal, they should be able to work the same magic ...

Protecting Your Dog from the Cold

Tips for Cold Weather and Warm, Happy Dogs It’s that time of year again…the cold has settled, the snow is falling, and that’s only the beginning. W...

Strange Dog Behavior...

Dog behavior can be strange, but usually has survival origins. The Origins of Bed Circling & Other Odd Dog Behaviors If you spend a lot of tim...

Training Your Dog With Hand Signals

Using hand signals with your dog is a fun and smart alternative to using spoken commands or a clicker to train your dog. Once a dog has been train...

Top Pet Blogs to Check Out!

The internet is a wide world of animal lovers. From breed-fanatic dog people to crazy cat people and those who love everything in between, just th...

Holy Catification! This Cat Lady has a dream career...

Note from the Editor: We discovered Kate Benjamin when we were researching Katris furniture. As the First Lady of Cats and Style, Kate had wonderfu...

Latest Pet Trend: Tarantulas

Mexican Red-kneed Tarantula, Mexican Red-kneed birdeater Tarantulas, or “Ts,” as they are known by dedicated spider owners, are seen by some as te...

Treating Bad Breath In Your Pet

Puppy breath is cute, but as dogs get older, their breath can be rank! You’re sitting on the couch when your dog drops his slimy ball in your la...

Natural Flea Control for Your Dog or Cat

Have you watched your pet furiously scratch their ears, stop with their foot in midair, and let out a yawn? While that action means your pet’s jus...

What's Your Dog Feeling?

Have you ever looked at your dog and wondered about what he was thinking and feeling? Sometimes you can see the pure joy in your dog’s eyes, like w...

Should You Share Your Bed with Your Furry Friend?

Many new dog owners ask themselves whether they should let their pet sleep in their bed with them. There is no concrete answer to this question as ...

Pet Custody - Who Gets Fido?

More than one million people a year go through a divorce; of those one million, one in 20 divorces involves a pet. The main question that a couple ...

No More Cargo: Dogs Flying First Class in Record Numbers

Pets have always accompanied their owners in travel...options are changing today. In the olden days of air travel, the only way to bring a pet alo...

Puzzles and Games for Dogs Increasing in Popularity

Humans love a good puzzle or an interesting iPad app. And, as it turns out, so do dogs. The market for interactive dog toys and products is booming...

Pets & Plants – Have Both With No Worries

Nothing adds beauty to a home like houseplants, and they even clean the air inside. But you may have thought that having a pet pretty much ruled ou...

How to Stop Your Dog From Licking His Paws

Like humans, dogs sometimes feel itchy. And the best way to handle an itch is to scratch it. Since dogs don’t have hands, they’ll often use their m...

Take the Right Steps to Find Your Missing Pet

Sample Missing Pet Flyer, created with free template at www.petfbi.org There is nothing as gut-wrenching as the feeling of a pet gone missing. It'...

America Now has a Cat Café

More than ever, Americans are flocking to places that allow their dogs to come with. Dog-friendly bars, hotels, and even sightseeing tours are quic...

EPA Says Toxic Chemicals can Stay in Flea Collars

There's a good reason flea collars come with warnings front and center. Thinking about purchasing a flea collar for your canine companion? You mig...

Are Cat and Dog Owners Different?

Have you always wondered if dog and cat owners had different personalities? Well, it turns out, they actually do—and science can prove it. (Now you...

Singapore 5-Star Hotel Designed Specifically for Pets

Tired of searching for pet-friendly hotels while on vacation? Perhaps you should visit Singapore on your next trip, where construction has just fin...

Fitness Technology Being Used with Dogs

Wearable fitness tech has become a booming market for humans, with cool devices being advertised left and right that monitor heart rate, track calo...

Do Pets Grieve?

Humans grieve as a natural process of dealing with the loss of a loved one. Everyone knows how hard it can be to deal with the death of a close fri...

FDA Cracks Down on Tear Stain Removal Products

Sometimes dogs and cats cry. It’s not that they’re sad about the cancellation of their favorite Joss Whedon show or that they are thinking about th...

How to Handle Fighting Pets

"Fighting like cats and dogs" In a perfect world, your dogs, cats, and other pets would all live happily ever after, playing and cuddling with one...

Why Does My Dog Scoot His Butt on the Floor?

Does your dog drag his butt across your carpet? Does he do it often? According to veterinarians, butt-scooting is more than an embarrassing nuisanc...

Can Dogs and Cats Get Ebola?

Credit: NIAID Over the fall, news outlets and regular people alike seemed gripped by the idea of a terrifying global Ebola outbreak. While recent ...

Crazy Pet Laws that Make You Wonder

“Good laws make it easier to do right and harder to do wrong.” ― William Ewart Gladstone Most of us will agree that laws are necessary to keep ord...

More Americans Now Consider Rescues Before Purchases

Dogs of all types can be found at shelters. Thinking about bringing a new dog into your home? Considering stopping by the animal shelter or talkin...

Soothe Your Pup with an iPod for Dogs

Most people love using their iPod, iPhone, or Android device to listen to some relaxing tunes at the end of a rough workday. But did you know ther...

Taking Fido to the Office

Courtesy AKC Canine Health Foundation Increasingly Americans find themselves working from home. But some lucky employees get to take their best bu...

Should You Cut Your Dog’s Nails at Home?

Cutting your dog's nails after a bath will make the job easier. Most dogs naturally wear their nails down by walking, running, and playing. If you...

Doggie Hair Dye — A Startling Trend

A search on Google shows how outrageous people are getting with shaving and dying their pets' fur. The urge to dress up a pet has long existed, f...

How to Stop Your Dog from Chewing

Puppies will chew on whatever they can find. Every dog owner has lost at least one treasured possession to a chew-happy dog. Whether it’s your fav...

Save Your Furniture: Stop Kitty From Scratching

Cats will scratch their claws on what's available, so give them options. Cats love scratching things. It’s part of their natural behavior patterns...

Pet Weight Struggles a Real Concern

Obesity is not a natural condition, and can cause diabetes in your pet. Plenty of humans have trouble managing their weights. But this problem isn...

Warning: US Pet Food Products are Often Mislabeled

Unfortunately, you can't always believe the labels. Pet owners care about giving their animals the best food they can. That’s one reason the gourm...

What to Know About Flea and Tick Preventatives on Pets

If you have a dog or cat, you probably need some sort of flea and tick preventative. Your dog doesn't HAVE to have Fleas! Unless you’re lucky enou...

Euthanasia Becoming More Common as Pet Costs Skyrocket

Euthanasia has long been an option for pet owners with grievously injured or terminally ill pets. However, rapidly increasing costs of veterinary m...

Sleeping With Pets Might Be Hurting Your Rest

Sure, it’s fun to cuddle up with your dog or cat at night when bedtime rolls around. The company is nice and it feels good to spoil your furry com...

Hedgehogs Increase in Popularity Thanks to Low Costs and Low Maintenance

Millions of pet lovers across the nation wish they could add a furry friend to their homes, but worry they don’t have the necessary time or financi...

What Should Pet Owners Do About Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are a major problem in the United States, regardless of where you are. Plenty of modern homes and fancy hotels have found themselves deali...

Diabetes in Dogs and Cats: What You Need to Know

Diabetes isn’t just a human ailment; it’s a quite common heath problem for both cats and dogs. Pets with diabetes have an inability to produce ade...

Meals on Wheels Now Serving Colorado Pets

Meals on Wheels is known across the nation as a valuable community service provider that helps ensure the elderly and other home-bound, income-lim...

How to Save Big Bucks On Your Pet's Medications

For quite some time, the only place to pick up prescription meds for your pet has been the vet’s office. This meant prices were relatively locked ...

Check and Double-Check: Pet Boarding Industry Remains Unregulated

Boarding your pets requires the careful investigation of your boarding options and the collection of recommendations from friends, family, and fell...

Pet Piercings and Tattoos Illegal in New York

For as long as there have been humans, there have been body modifications. Piercings and tattoos have been used as an expression of identity for t...

Power of the Chip: Dog Reunited with Owners Eight Years Later

As unfortunate as it is, theft of pets is a very real issue in the United States. LaShena Harris, a resident of Memphis, knows this truth all too w...

How to Choose a Pet Boarding Facility

Leaving your pet in the care of another is always a tough decision. If you’re heading out of town for a business trip, vacation, or to visit frien...

New Federal Rules Demand Accountability for Pet Mishaps on Planes

If you and your pet are frequent flyers, you may want to take note of recent rules issued by the United States Department of Transportation. Starti...

Pet Product Creators Chasing New Trends

There is no question that pet product trends are heading in crazy new directions. Now more than ever, pet parents are working to spoil their pets ...

Firefighters Deploy New Tech to Save Pet Lives

When a fire breaks out in your home, firefighters have a bevy of tools for dealing with the blaze and ensuring you get out safe. And now they’re ex...

Attorney Pushes to Raise the Value of Pets in the Eyes of the Law

If someone asked you to put a price on your pet, what would you say? Odds are good you consider your furry friend to be priceless. But what happens...

Marijuana Pet Poisonings Increase Across the Nation

We have reported on this before, but the trend continues. Regardless of how you may feel about humans using marijuana, one thing is certain: Dogs a...

Does Owning a Pet Make You a Better Person?

Anyone who has owned a pet can attest to the fact that it is a rewarding, if sometimes challenging, experience. Pet ownership comes with complicati...

Local Business Now Offering Pet Food Delivery

You’ve heard of pizza delivery and perhaps even grocery delivery, but what about pet food delivery? Anderson’s Healthy Pet Depot, a Wheeling, Ohio-...

Harness Technology to Monitor Your Dog’s Health

Pet owners are now more than ever focused on keeping their pets healthy and happy. People with dogs in their lives are investing in premium foods, ...

Grocery Stores Stock Up on Pet Meds

You may not need to head to the pet store or your vet in search of pet-specific medicines for long. A growing number of grocery stores and pharmaci...

Pets Provide Big Benefits to Senior Homes

When the time comes to make a transition from home life to a senior living center, many seniors are searching for communities with a very specific ...

Does Your Dog Give You Therapeutic Benefits?

The reason that dogs and humans are mostly friendly to one another is that over hundreds of years we have proven to be valuable allies. Dogs provid...

Merck and Elanco Criticize the Critics

In news that is unlikely to surprise anyone, industry-leading animal health companies Elanco and Merck Animal Health have taken issue with a recent...

FDA Seeks Aid from Veterinary Labs to Protect Animal Health

You may not know this, but the United States Food and Drug Administration has an entire department dedicated to protecting the health of animals. V...

Pet Owners Often Spend More on Pets than Themselves

It’s no secret that pet owners love their pets. They invest in high quality foods, they take their pet to the veterinarian when it gets sick, and t...

American Pet Spending has Skyrocketed

Despite tough economic times and one of the harshest job markets in decades, Americans are still finding more and more cash to spread around on the...

New Proposal Creates Emergency Protocol for Saving Pets

If your house catches on fire or a flood strikes your neighborhood, you probably feel safe knowing that the fire department and other emergency ser...

Hedgehogs are America’s New Favorite Pet

When you think about pets, what do you imagine? Dogs? Cats? Maybe a little goldfish in a bowl? As it turns out, one of the most popular pets in Ame...

Cities Move to Ban Puppy Mill Animals in Pet Stores

please visit www.petful.com for more info on stopping puppy mills! In order to restrict the sales of animals from puppy mills, the city of Chicago...

Are Pets Healthier Than Their Owners?

The diet you feed affects your pet health and nutrition. People's animals are becoming healthier than their owners as people focus more and more o...

Seniors Spending More on Pets

As baby boomers get older, they are focusing more of their attention on their pets. As a result, 'Pets and Hobbies' is one of the top five growth c...

Be Careful Buying Pet Medications Online

The FDA says that consumers should be careful when buying pet medications online. Previous investigations have found companies selling counterfeit ...

Most Popular Pets in the USA

Interesting statistics on the most popular pets in the US. Cats 95 million Dogs 83 million Birds 20 million Horses 8 million Freshwater Fish 145 ...

Pet Owners Spending More On Food

Americans spent over $55 billion on their pets last year (2013) and the biggest category by far was food. This is not because pets are eating more....

What Customers Are Saying

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