Why are My Dog’s Eyes Cloudy?

Those cute canine eyes gaze up at you each day with affection, but…are they changing? Do they seem bluish-gray or hazy in a way they didn’t before? Should you be concerned? If you’re wondering why your dog has cloudy eyes, two answers are most common: nuclear sclerosis, which is normal and no cause for concern, and cataracts, which aren’t always urgent, but […]

Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?

It’s one of the most disgusting things our dogs do—eating poop. Even if we shell out the big bucks for premium dog food, some dogs still seem to want to eat feces. The technical term for eating poop is coprophagia. According the a study by the University of California at Davis, poop eaters are more likely to come from […]

Should I Be Worried About My Cat’s Hairballs?

Ahhh, hairballs… the bane of cat ownership. My cat deposited one in my shoe a while back. I’m still having trouble believing that her aim wasn’t intentional.   Technically speaking, hairballs are not normal. Cats have been grooming themselves for thousands of years and their digestive tracts are built to handle the hair that is […]

8 Things You Should NEVER Do To Your Cat

Don’t Ever Do These Things to Your Cat By Kathy Blumenstock   With a cat or two around the house, even the most dedicated pet parent may slack off and take Kitty’s presence for granted. Even the simplest oversight may have big consequences on your cat’s well being and quality of life. Here are 8 […]

7 Dogs Who Think They’re Cats

At some point or another, every dog relates a little more to Garfield than Odie. Dogs are impressionable creatures, and these candid moments offer an hilarious yet honest glimpse into the way a dog’s brain ticks. From having a go at a tightly wound ball of yarn to straight-up meowing, read on for catlike canines caught red-pawed and acting like their […]

How to Stop Diarrhea in Dogs

Diarrhea is a common problem in dogs, often because they will put almost anything in their mouth. But it can also be caused by more serious health problems, some of which require close attention, especially if the diarrhea is severe or occurs frequently.   Dog Diarrhea: What To Watch For   Loose stools are, of […]

The 10 Best Dogs for Kids and Families

The Most Popular Family-Friendly Dogs While Lassie and Lady and the Tramp are fun to watch, they’re probably not the best way to choose the family dog. Let petMD help you discover the best dogs for kids. You can choose good family dogs based on three major factors: Temperament – This is the dog’s personality. You should be looking for […]

Axolotl – Ambystoma mexicanum

AXOLOTL HISTORY Although not technically a fish, the Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) is an extraordinarily unique amphibian. Nicknamed the Mexican Walking Fish, the Axolotl was first discovered in Lake Xochimilco in Mexico in the 19th century by French explorers. These alien-like salamanders have a distinctive appearance. While most salamanders progress through an aquatic stage of their life cycle […]

5 Cat Food Storage Mistakes You DON’T Want to Make

How to Safely Store Dry Cat Food “How you handle [cat] food once you have it at home can make a big difference in how long it remains fresh and maintains its ideal nutritional profile,” says Dr. Jennifer Coates. The following are five mistakes you don’t want to make in order to best keep your […]