The Solar Eclipse and Your Pets: Dangerous or Not?

This Monday, we’ll get to see the first total solar eclipse visible to the continental United States in 38 years (or at least a partial look). But as you probably already know, staring at the eclipse can seriously damage your eyes (known as eclipse blindness). This is why everyone’s going crazy trying to get their […]

How To Better Understand Your Dog or Cat

When it comes to our pets, communication can be difficult since they can’t speak our languge. Learning your dog or cat’s body language will help you understand what they are thinking and how they are feeling depending on the situation. It’s all about reading their facial expressions and body movement. We’ve got some insight to […]

How Pets Make Us Better

Aside from simply being adorable and fun to have around, pets can have enormous impacts on our health and well-being. Spending time with and raising a pet, such as cats, dogs, and others, can be beneficial for mitigating the onset of certain diseases, and greatly improving our mental and emotional mindsets. The enhancing qualities that […]

What Turns a Good Dog Bad?

Your caring canine companion would rarely growl at guests, let alone you. Now, without warning, the bark is worse, and the bite might be right around the corner. The dark side of your dog’s personality has emerged and you wonder: What happened? How do you get your buddy back? Any dog can display aggressive behavior, even bite, and […]

Surprisingly Effective Ways to Handle High-Energy Dogs

“The majority of my life has been managing my high-energy dogs,” Christine Caplan says with a laugh. Caplan, a dog writer and certified veterinary technician studying canine behavior, describes her dachshund Walter as a “monster to live with if he is not tired.” Her beagle mix, Sherman, is also highly reactive on leash, so long walks don’t always work. […]

Found: Rare Seahorses Living in the River Thames

THE RIVER THAMES RUNS 215 miles, from Gloucestershire through London to the North Sea, and it hasn’t always been much of a source of English pride. In the 19th century it was known as the “Great Stink,” and Charles Dickens called it a “polluted stream” in David Copperfield (1850). By the late 1950s, after World War II bombings had […]

What Kind of Music Do Dogs Like?

A quick search on Amazon brings up dozens of musical choices for pets, from CDs to preloaded Bluetooth speakers. Spotify even has its own has dog music channel.  But will a dog actually cock a floppy ear for music, or is this product onslaught just savvy marketing aimed at owners who feel guilty for leaving their pets home alone? […]