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.