Reptiles and amphibians-affectionately called “herps,” from the Greek word for “creeping thing”-aren’t everyone’s idea of the perfect pet. They may not offer the affection or loyalty of a dog or cat, but if you’re looking for an unusual, challenging companion, a herp might be right for you.
Here’s how you can get the best from man’s best friend
This adorable — and helpful — gift is easy to create with some paint, photos, and biscuits.
Here’s how to find a veterinarian who combines compassion and skill with respect for your pocketbook
Loving your four-legged companion is easy. Getting them to learn the rules? Not so much. Here’s what you need to know to have the most pawesome pet ever!
Whether you’re a new pet owner or simply thinking of inviting one into your family, there are a lot of things to consider. Some animals can be more difficult than others, some just harder to understand. This article outlines how to make the best out of being a new owner, for you and your pet.
No matter the animal, owning a pet can quickly become a financial burden. To save money while still being a good caregiver, you need to avoid cutting corners-simply spending smarter. Below, clues on how to give more for less.
If you are allergic to your pet, don’t blame the animal’s hair or fur. What you’re really allergic to are the proteins secreted by oil glands in the animal’s skin, as well as the proteins in saliva, which sticks to the fur when the animal licks itself.
DIY toy solutions for dog owners looking to save a buck or to get crafty with their animals.
Pets give children a valuable sense of responsibility and an outlet for affection. They need looking after, though, and you need to choose one to suit your child-and you.
Housebreaking a cat can be a difficult process. Follow these tips to keep your home intact while breaking in the new kitty.
Catnip (or Nepeta cataria, as scientists so eloquently call it) is a perennial herb that drives many house cats wild with delight. It was probably first noticed as an attractant when big cats swarmed around withered or bruised plants growing in the wild. A full response to catnip involves four actions, usually in this order: […]
Buying a pet can be a huge investment–financially, but also emotionally. Make sure you’re getting the right pet for you, not only the type that’s been recommended by friends or family.
Every dog owner believes their pet to be miraculous in their own way–these pups have mastered tricks known only to be performed by humans. ‘Til now.
Ask any bald man and he will tell you that he bumps his head more often than he did when he had a full head of hair. The reason? Hair gives advance warning of an object that one’s skull is about to encounter.
I’ve shared my life with many dogs. We raised most of them from pups. Some were mutts. Others were purebreds.
The thought of wild poodles contending with the forbidding elements of nature makes us shudder. It’s hard to imagine a toy poodle surviving torrential rainstorms or blistering droughts in the desert, or slaughtering prey for its dinner (unless its prey was canned dog food). Or even getting its haircut messed up. For that matter, what […]