Some pets won't wear items of clothing no matter how chilly they are. But if your pet tolerates it well, a sweater can help keep your dog warm, especially when you take her outdoors.
An absolutely adorable 4-year-old girl proves once and for all that stigmas against pit bulls are undeserved and hilariously wrong.
Honey Badger was a true labor of love. He wasn't a puppy, but his "delayed childhood" more than made up for any puppy stages he'd missed out on. He gnawed on everything he could find, including flat drywall.
Don't assume your senior pet is going to die soon or falsely conclude your veterinarian cannot help your older pet. Your veterinarian has the knowledge and skills to help you and your pet through this illness.
Matt is a comic book creator, and animal activist from Rockaway, NY. He and his wife are dedicated animal rescuers who are fiercely passionate about giving abused dogs and cats a loving home.
A boy named Garret was riding his bike when he came across a seriously injured and abused mastiff in Washington state. The boy immediately abandoned his bike and carried the mastiff over a half a mile to his home.
Frankly, I'm not sure what more to say other than this was an important missed opportunity for Ms. Palin to educate her son and her numerous followers that dogs and other animals are sentient beings who care about what happens to them, and not merely tools to be used for our convenience.
Instead of sizing up cats against dogs, let's focus on appreciating and celebrating their differences just as we appreciate the differences among our friends.
Have you posted a photo of your dog on Facebook for Anthony yet? If not, get off your tail and do it! In just a week, over half a million photos and countless adorable stories about the pooches (and a few felines), have been posted on the event page for Anthony, named Photo Doggies for Anthony.
These are not goofy little news items dealing with such inconsequential matters as health care, the midterm elections and various conflicts around the world. Rather, they are the kind of important, socially significant and absolutely true stories that are the lifeblood of this column.
When you make a decision to do something bold, to go for your dreams, to accomplish your goals, do not let the pack distract you. Do not let people talk you out of doing what your heart desires. Stop playing small in life to appease the pack.
All of these behaviors are self-reinforcing, meaning they make the dog feel good. They don't need to be rewarded for the behavior. If you like playing football, you play football even if you don't get paid to do it. It just feels good to do it. Same is true for dogs.
Time to start off the new year with an amazing story! Guardians of Rescue took it upon themselves to save a sweet female dog, who had been chained up in a backyard for six years.
I love my dog, but I will not dress him up. I will not buy him an elevated water bowl or a doggie sofa. The fact that I live in Marin County, Calif., land of certified dog massage therapy, cashmere canine wardrobes and fake service-dog vests, only strengthens my resolve to stay normal.
Lucky is more than a dog; he is a symbol. For some, he is a symbol of resilience and perseverance, a canine "It Gets Better" story. For others, he is an affirmation of life and hope. To me, he is the best of what it means to be a dog: remaining positive, living in the moment, providing unconditional love.
Dogs and humans have similar sleep cycles that include a mix of stage and REM sleep. Humans, however, normally experience four or five of these cycles consecutively through the night, while dogs can have 20 or more much shorter ones scattered throughout the night and day.