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Bringing Up Kitty

Adorable as new kittens are, they need the right conditions, from bedding to food to scratching surfaces—and a proper introduction to their new home—to thrive.

Fight Back Naturally When Allergies Put the Bite on Pets

Because they’re built lower to the ground, our dogs and cats can pick up seasonal allergens on fur from grass, weeds, pollen, lawn chemicals and fleas.

Essential Oils for Pets

Essential oils can be soothing and healing for dogs and cats but some oils can actually cause harm, so it’s wise to consult expert sources first.

Canine Conundrum

The popular explosion of grain-free dog foods has left vets concerned about food quality and owners worried about possible nutritional outcomes.

Pet-Safe Holidays

Holidays can turn dangerous for pets due to the presence of tinsel that can be swallowed, tree water containing preservatives, and table food that’s toxic to animals—and other hazards.

Give Rover a Rubdown

Massaging helps a dog to breathe more deeply, enjoy better blood and lymphatic circulation, and relax and de-stress, especially during palliative care.

Farewell to a Beloved Pet

Innovative options now exist that honor a pet’s remains in an earth-friendly, biodegradable fashion using alkaline water, seeded pods or a manmade ocean reef.

Living with Cat Allergies

If family members love cats but they bring on sneezes and watery eyes for someone, consider simple strategies that make it possible to keep everyone happy.

Imperfectly Perfect Pets

Like humans, pets can face physical and mental challenges, but fresh approaches are giving our beloved animals fuller, happier days.

Why More Pets Are Getting Cancer

Skyrocketing cancer rates among dogs can most likely be traced to GMOs in their pet foods and Roundup toxins sprayed on lawns, say veterinarians and other scientists.

Pets Welcome Here

Some towns, hotels, historic sites and eateries greet pets with open arms—valuable information for the 95 percent of us that consider our pets members of the family.

Five Reasons to Love a Cat

Cats are low-maintenance, health-enhancing roommates; they’re also surprisingly eco-friendly.

Nature’s Remedies

Creatures in the wild ranging from microbes to elephants cope with parasites, pests and pain using natural substances; it all suggests why our preserving the natural world is good for us, too.

Sprouts for Pets

Dogs, birds, horses and even picky eaters like cats can learn to love sprouts and gain the nutritional wallop they provide.

Do-Good Dogs Do Almost Anything

Able to do open doors, pick up items, brace their person against falls and call 911, service dogs create a more active and pleasurable life for people living with disabilities.

Don’t Overfeed Fido

Cancer, the leading killer of America’s dogs, can be prevented via strategies that include anti-inflammatory foods, reducing toxin exposure, limiting vaccinations and delaying spaying.

Pets Love Music

With their ears attuned to different frequencies, horses neigh to Bach, cats groove to New Age, and dogs de-stress to “Greensleeves.”

DIY First-Aid for Dogs

If the family dog gets up close and personal with a skunk or has other simple emergencies, you can ease the pain with such everyday ingredients as pumpkin, coconut oil, ginger, iodine and apple cider vinegar.

Feline Workforce

Cats now star in tasks ranging from boosting office morale to providing private security.

Fluoride Alert

High levels of fluoride in processed dog food and in tap water means our pets are being exposed to the risk of multiple health problems.

Dogs at Work

Like us, dogs have special skills that they use in jobs as diverse as comforting crime victims, greeting art gallery visitors or rescuing drowning people.

Dogs Need Detoxing Too

Steps such as altering a dog’s diet and adding key supplements will restore mental and physical energies, restore the shine in their eyes and the luster in their coat.

Homeopathy for Joint Injury and Pain

For dogs and cats with aching joints, homeopathy offers an effective range of remedies keyed to specific conditions.

Decoding Dog Body Talk

When our dogs feel threatened or anxious, their body language tells the story—if we know what to look for.

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