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Whether it’s a flood, hurricane, or tornado, natural disasters are something you need to be prepared for. When you’re making preparedness plans for you and your family, don’t forget your pet as well. Print out some “missing” posters. If you should get separated before, during, or after the disaster, you need to be able to…

Tarantulas might look like fun pets (especially if you’ve ever watched Home Alone), but some people are more suited to the responsibility than others. Do you wonder if you qualify? Before you make any big decisions, consider this: You can’t treat them like a puppy or kitten. Many people adopt animals because they want to…

Halloween is almost here, and you know what that means – costumes and candy! But while the humans in your family will likely have a grand old time, for your cat, it could be an entirely different story. Whether you have one cat or eight, you can get them through the holiday safe and happy…

Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays of the year. Trick-or-treating is a chance to go out and have fun as a family, but should you include your dog? Ask yourself these questions: Is he usually afraid of strangers or small children? Does he panic when it’s dark outside? Is he unable to cope…

Ferrets are one of the coolest, cuddliest animals on the planet. We like to think they’ll always be healthy, but sometimes life throws us a curveball. A pet’s health can change when we least expect it, so it’s important to look for signs. He Won’t Eat Does your ferret usually love raw egg snacks, but…

Autumn is here! You can find “pumpkin spice” everything, leaves are starting to fall and the weather is getting chillier. Here are a few pet-related tips to keep in mind during this time of year. Be careful with the decorations. Fall means the quick arrival of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and other festive holidays. Shiny objects could…

It’s a terrifying scenario. You come home from work to find your pet crouched over a chocolate bar, licking their lips in satisfaction. Fear takes over. No matter how careful we think we are, sometimes we let our guard down, setting the unthinkable into motion. In 2014, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center reported receiving…

Got a new puppy or kitten? There’s more to choosing the perfect name than you might think.  Top 10 Girl Names Bella: Means “beautiful.” The world’s oldest dog (she unofficially lived to be 29) had this name. Lucy: Nickname for Lucia or Lucille. Meanings include “light” and “bringer of light.” She’s not a dog or…