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A dog steals dinner from the Christmas table

Vets reveal 5 biggest dangers to pets during the Christmas season

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but vets warn it's also the most dangerous for pets. Keep track of these things so your animals stay safe.
A dog happily shows her teeth while lying on her back and getting a belly rub

How to take care of dog dental health (and why it matters)

Just like you take of your dental health, your pup also needs their teeth brushed and taken care of. Follow these steps to keep your pet's teeth clean and mouth healthy.
A dog stares at a black cat while lying down

Video: Cat outsmarts dog in a genius way

The cats vs dogs debate continues in this video posted to Reddit where the cat outsmarts his canine companion and comes out ahead.
An elderly golden retriever sits on a trail in the woods

Top dog supplements for joint health and how they help your pooch stay active

Does your pup have a little trouble walking these days? Keep him active with one of these best dog supplements for joint health.
Small dog howls at the sky while outside in the dirt

Video: This dog that sings the Star Wars theme is totally adorable

There's nothing funnier than watching a singing dog chirp along to the music. But why do dogs sing? Here's the secret behind this viral phenomenon.
A dog sniffs a plate of sweet potatoes hungrily

Can dogs eat sweet potatoes? Find out if this is a healthy snack for pups

Ever wondered if dogs can eat sweet potatoes? We walk you through how much they can eat and how to prepare them properly for your canine.
A betta swims with plants in its tank

Is your fish tank for bettas too small? Here’s are the do’s and don’ts of betta care

Looking for the perfect betta fish tank setup? Follow these do's and don'ts to keep your betta happy and healthy
Golden retriever sleeping in bed with owner

How many hours a day do dogs sleep? It depends on age and breed

If your dog sleeps a lot, you might be wondering whether something is wrong. We walk you through how much your pup should sleep.
Hatchlings in a nest begs for food

Wondering what to feed baby birds? Here are 5 things you should never offer them

Feeding a baby bird isn't easy. If you're unsure what to feed a baby bird, avoid these these foods that aren't good for fledglings.
Hamster peeks out of his cage

This is how to find a lost hamster the same day it goes missing

Wondering how to find a lost hamster quickly and safely? Here's what you can do to locate a hamster that got out of its cage.
Bird sings from a perch in a pine tree

Why do birds sing in the morning? There are 2 clever reasons for it

There are two key reasons why birds sing in the morning and both go back to their evolution and status as prey animals.
Pug cuddles in the blankets in bed

Heartworm in dogs can be deadly: What you need to know to keep your pup safe

What is heartworm in dogs? You need to know about this deadly parasite. Here's how to prevent and treat it so your pup lives a long and happy life.
Person holding wounded bird in hands

Follow these steps to effectively care for an injured bird

This is what you should do if you find an injured bird.
Parakeets preen each other on a perch

Do these 5 things to get rid of bird mites

Bird mites can be obnoxious. This is how to get rid of them as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Man holds carrots and a rake in his garden

How to keep birds away from your house or yard if they’re driving you crazy

Here are tips for how to keep birds away from your house.
Scared parrot squawks

Certain colors may scare your bird – these are the ones to avoid

Can birds be startled by certain colors? Here's what we know.
Painted turtle eats a mealworm

What do painted turtles eat? This is the only feeding guide you’ll need

If you've just brought home a painted turtle, read this feeding guide for tips on what it eats and what it doesn't.
Clown fish swimming through corals in an aquarium

How to reduce nitrates in your aquarium quickly and effectively

Don't let your chemical levels get out of control. Here's how to reduce nitrates in your aquarium and keep your fish healthy.
Bird eggs sit in a nest in a tree

Found a bird egg? Here’s how to properly care for and hatch it

If you find a bird egg, here is how to care for it and hatch it.
Bearded dragon on a leash with a harness

Can you take your bearded dragon on a walk? We tried so you don’t have to

Want to walk your Beardie? Here's what you need to know first.
Plants and fish in an aquarium

Try adding a few of these saltwater aquarium plants to breathe life into your tank

Saltwater aquarium plants can add a nice touch to your tank. Here are seven great options that will introduce extra flair to your tank.
Pet rat sits on little girl's shoulder

Disgusted by the idea of adopting a pet rat? 8 facts that could change your mind

Rats make for surprisingly great pets, and most of the reasons why will surprise you.
Neon tetra school swims in tank

The 5 easiest fish to take care of for clueless newbies

These 5 fish are the easiest to take care of for new owners. Try one of them to grow your aquarium skills and advance to the next level.
Bird takes flight off a branch in slow motion

Why do birds fly into windows? The truth is kind of sad

The reason why birds fly into windows will break your heart.
Sea turtle swims gently in the sea

Are turtles reptiles or amphibians? Here’s what you need to know

Here's the truth about whether turtles are reptiles or amphibians.
Girl looks at her pet hamster

Why is my hamster shaking? When pet parents should be worried

Why is my hamster shaking? There are a few reasons why he might shiver (and they each require a different response).
Group rides horseback through the woods

6 essential trail riding rules to know before you saddle up your horse

Before you horseback trail ride in the wilderness, know these National Forest rules.
Cute duckling sits in the yard

Are ducks good pets? 8 things to consider when thinking of adopting these cute feathered friends

Ducks can make great pets, but there are important things to consider first. Find out if ducks are right for you.
Three chickens eat while outside in their backyard

Determined to raise backyard chickens? 6 essential things to do before you set up your coop

Before establishing an urban backyard chicken hutch, learn what is involved in chicken care.
Two bearded dragons sunning

All reptile parents can make life easier with this essential heating-lamp hack

If you are a reptile parent, you know that heating your pet's habitat is essential. We have a tip to make it easier.
House finch eats at nyger feeder

Try out these 6 different kinds of best bird feeders to attract your feathered friends

These are the best bird feeders to keep in your backyard and the types of colorful birds that they'll attract.
Piglet sits on a towel in her house

Obsessed with pot-bellied pigs? Your guide to these adorable animals

Pot-bellied pigs are adorable, but read this before adopting and bringing these cuties into your home.
Cat smelling a flower

Cat eating your flowers? 3 ways to save your bouquet (and keep your kitty safe)

Does your cat try to eat your flower arrangements or bouquets in your home? Here's what to do.
Person strokes their pet turtle

Do turtles make good pets? This one fact may make you reconsider

Considering a turtle for your next pet? Here's everything you need to know first.
Sparrows eat rice out of a man's hand

Myth or fact: throwing uncooked rice will hurt birds (you might guess wrong)

You've heard to never offer or throw uncooked rice for birds. Is it a myth?
Two rabbits sit happily outside in their hutch

Can my rabbit live outside? Not without the right outdoor rabbit hutch

Think your rabbit needs some fresh air? Get the right outdoor rabbit hutch to keep your furry friend comfortable.
Gecko looks up at the camera

Gecko care: What you absolutely need to know before bringing one home

Considering adopting a gecko? Learn all about baby gecko care before you bring one home.
Snake lies down on his wood

Is your snake bored? How to tell (and why you should care)

Is your snake bored or is something else going on? Why your snake is listless.
Aquarium in house with plants and controls

Don’t kill your fish: How to prepare your aquarium before vacation

Going on vacation? Prepare your aquarium or fish tank for your absence.
Girl plays with her hamster in a cage outside

5 amazing hamster habitats under $50 your furry friend needs right now

Your hamster needs a fun tube habitat to run through. Buy one of these picks for under $50.
Zebra pleco bottomfeeds in his aquarium

Get unusual aquatic life for your tank for the coolest conversation starter

These unusual additions to your aquarium will be conversation starters.
Woman carries her bearded dragon on her shoulder

How to evacuate your house with your bearded dragon in case of emergency

In an emergency, are you ready to evacuate with your bearded dragon?
tubes for hamsters cute little hamster in tray  closeup view

5 reasons hamsters go crazy for tube habitat enclosures

Does your hamster need a fun habitat to run around in and through?
A pair of budgies preen on a perch

Travel often? 5 low-maintenance pets that won’t miss you much while you’re gone

Don't have time for a dog or cat? These five pets are low-maintenance and ready to go home with you right now.
Two chicks sit in the grass

You caved and bought baby chicks. Now what?

If you caved and bought a live chick (or three), here's what you need to know now.
Parrot flies in front of trees in the wild

We don’t need another Tiger King: Responsibly source your exotic pet purchase

Do you know the steps for ethically sourcing exotic animals?
Guinea pig lies on a bed with a bow on her head

The real story: How much it costs to care for a guinea pig

Considering getting yourself a guinea pig? Here's everything you need to know about the cost of owning and parenting a guinea pig
Hamster peers up at the camera from her cage

A beginner’s guide to caring for a hamster

Do you know how to care for a hamster? Here's everything you need to know about caring for your furry little friend
Boy gives his hamster a kiss on the nose while it sits on a chair

New hamster? Here’s how long you should expect him to live

How long do hamsters live? Prepare to be surprised!
Two guinea pigs sit in an enclosure and eat hay

Guinea pig purring is cute, and we now know why they do it

Does your guinea pig purr? It's adorable! We finally understand why they're purring. Read on to find out more!