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How Bad Pets Make Good Kids

Paul Boorstin | Posted 01.06.2016 | Parents
Paul Boorstin

After I got married and had two kids of my own, I vowed that I would give them the pet experience I never had. We adopted a dog -- an irresistible floppy-eared basset hound named Darwin -- soon followed by cats, each lovable in its own disdainful way.

"Does My Cat Love Me?" And 11 Other Questions About Cats, Answered

Posted 01.08.2016 | Good News

While it’s no secret some people love cats (see: the Internet), felines themselves are complicated and confusing creatures. One day, they’re r...

A Pet is for Life - Not Just for Christmas

Natasha Ashton | Posted 12.14.2015 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

For many, a little puppy with a big red bow tops their list of gifts to find under the Christmas tree. But a lot more should go into the decision to add four new legs to the family than just the kids pleading pretty please.

Listerine and Pets: Not Veterinarian Recommended

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 11.17.2015 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

As a pet owner and caregiver, be wise on where you seek your medical advice. Check out the credentials of the authors of the articles you are reading and scientific proof of their claims.

Why I Refuse to Brush the Dog's Teeth

Inga | Posted 11.16.2015 | Comedy

Our vet mentioned when Olof collected Winston that "we" should really be brushing Winston's teeth at least three times a week. I put "we" in quotes because when Olof reported this to me, I was very clear who "we" were.

The Ultimate Guide for Pet Sitters

Elena Prokopets | Posted 10.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Elena Prokopets

I have always had a strong love and admiration for animals. From that, my dog has become a pretty important part of my life. In all honesty, pretty ...

Eliminate Ear Infections in Dogs and Cats

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 09.22.2015 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Ear infections do not spontaneously occur. Some event or underlying disease must precipitate it. My top reason why pets get ear infections is allergies.

How Seniors Can Tame Pet Care Costs

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.22.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Routine medical care can cost hundreds of dollars, while urgent/specialized treatments and procedures can run into the thousands. But, it is possible to reduce your pet care costs without sacrificing their health. Here are some tips that can help you save.

Vet's Experiment Proves How Miserable Your Dog Is In A Hot Car

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.10.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Now that we're officially getting into the dog days of summer, you might be tempted to leave your beloved pet in the car alone while you run into the ...

Credit Cards for Pet Expenses

Kari Luckett | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business
Kari Luckett

Pet ownership has been linked to a healthier lifestyle by easing loneliness, reducing stress, anxiety and depression, and promotes social interaction and exercise.

How to Care for Dogs in LA

Megan Lent | Posted 06.23.2015 | Los Angeles
Megan Lent

The world lost a great trendsetter, celebrity, and friend on April 21. It is actually truly sad to mourn the loss of Tinkerbell, Paris Hilton's long-t...

Your Pet Can Make You Seriously Sick. Here's How To Prevent That.

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Pets can be a source of infection, and newborns, the elderly, children with leukemia and adults w...

Five Surefire Ways to Save On Pet Care

Kristen Levine | Posted 06.08.2015 | Money
Kristen Levine

Like it or not, tax day is just a week away. And whether you have to pay Uncle Sam or are expecting a refund, you're likely thinking of ways you can hold on to more of your hard-earned cash in the coming year.

Pet on the Move? 7 Questions to Ask a Pet Sitter and Dog Walker

Laura McHolm | Posted 05.10.2015 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

Just moved into your new home? Starting a new job? Ready to take on the exciting new chapter? Well, before you step out the door, think about your four-legged housemate.

'Furever' Young: 5 Tips for Caring for Older Dogs

Sean Conlon | Posted 05.09.2015 | Green
Sean Conlon

It's easy to add happiness, health, and years of life to your aging pup. Here are five ways to care for your older dogs.

Warning! The 3 Biggest Winter Health Hazards for Pets

Sean Conlon | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Sean Conlon

Harsh winter weather can have serious impacts on the health of our beloved canine companions, and so far, 2015 has kicked off with some headline-makin...

CEO Notebook

Chitra Nawbatt | Posted 01.12.2015 | Small Business
Chitra Nawbatt

Henry Schein, one of the world's largest health care supplies company, delivers consistent and, in some cases, above industry growth in each of its business areas of dental, pet care and medical supplies.

11 Must-Haves For Your Dog's First Aid Kit

BarkPost | Posted 01.12.2015 | Green

None of us like to think of our beloved dogs getting hurt, but it's always better to be prepared in case something does go wrong. Many people already have a first aid kit at home for the humans, but what about the four-legged members of the family?

Halloween Can Be Dangerous -- For Your Pet

GalTime | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green

When it comes to Halloween, we're careful to protect our little witches and goblins. Yes, we teach our kids that there may be tricks amongst the treats and that we must check all goodies before our little ones can tear in. We don't always think about taking extra precautions with our pets, but it's important.

Single in the City and Want a Dog? 10 Things to Consider Before Taking the Plunge

Jillian Fischer | Posted 11.08.2014 | Green
Jillian Fischer

You've been told that dogs can cure all of you're singleton problems. Like helping you attract that cute blonde you met in the dog park. Or saving you from choking on that doughnut hole so you don't die alone in your apartment. However, raising Fido in an urban environment is a lot different than in suburbia.

10 Things You Need To Know Before You Move With Pets

Laura McHolm | Posted 10.04.2014 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

Moving? Let's be honest, moving is stressful. But, imagine if you can't read, understand all of the chatter around you and all you see is the chaos of boxes, your home in an upheaval and stressed out humans everywhere.

Reduce Your Trips To The Vet With 5 Easy Steps

Posted 12.06.2013 | Green

From VetStreet's Dr. Carol McConnell: Each fall, Veterinary Pet Insurance gives out the Hambone Award to a dog who has gotten himself into some kin...

Why It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To A Foster Pet

AP | By SUE MANNING | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You nurse and nurture, live with and love an animal in your home. After a few weeks or months, you turn it over to someone or ret...

Struck by a Bat: My Son's Rabies Scare

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 11.03.2013 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

What can you do to prevent this deadly disease in your pet? Be proactive. Have your veterinarian vaccinate your dog, cat or ferret against rabies. Be safe.

Pet Time: Dog Routines

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

If you're a dog lover, your four-legged friend is your ultimate companion. But when you're feeling overwhelmed, you barely have time to exercise yourself, let alone make sure Fido gets enough exercise, too.