The decision to be a pet guardian is an enormous one. There are many factors to consider when deciding what kind of pet to bring home -- large or small, young or old, dog, cat, or tortoise -- and especially where to find your new animal companion.
I had just discovered I was pregnant with my first child. Most women in my shoes would be making lists of names, mentally designing the nursery or simply immersing themselves in baby bliss. I was reveling because I could finally eat whatever the hell I wanted.
Every Valentine's Day, countless New Yorkers and tourists are trotted around the city by animals that are literally being worked to death. So today, New Yorkers should show carriage horses some love by giving them a badly needed break.
We'd all do better if every one just knew a few things about dog body language and proper greetings. For instance, it's important to know that yawning, licking their lips, and panting as well as looking away can be signs of anxiety or fear.
Valentine's Day -- a time to think about your heart and the heart of someone you love. Where do you find more love than in the heart of your pet? Yes, we have husbands, wives, family and friends, but there's no substitute for that happy thump-thump-thump of a wagging tail.
The past few months have been deeply encouraging for Americans who care about the worst abuses of farm animals, as legislation has been introduced tha...
The canine influenza virus (CIV) is a relatively new virus and is part of the canine infectious respiratory disease complex, also known as "kennel cough."
A pet on the lap is a simple and wonderful way to lower heating bills, but what can we do to reduce their risk of illness from the tolls of winter?
This year is gearing up to be a busy one. From lions to sharks to foxes to snakes, we'll be pushing for legislation that increases protections for the animals in Virginia who deserve our compassion.
I urge you to speak up for animals, even -- or rather, especially -- for pit bulls. When enough people do, and do so at every opportunity, change will come.
Cats living in stressful situations develop chronic illnesses and behavior problems that can make living with them a challenge. That's why, for the love of your favorite feline, it's important to set her up for success in an environment that is enriched and as stress-free as possible.
As with all things, knowledge is power and so there are several proactive things you can do to find out if recent prescription drug shortages will affect you, your family or the animals in your life.
A dog rescuer has been charged with animal abuse for allegedly transporting 148 dogs and one cat across the country in cramped, filthy conditions. Was this the best, safest way to transport the animals? I have no idea, and frankly, neither do you.
If your dog seems to have lost the knack for being around other canines, there are lots of things you can do to help him regain his social skills.
In 2011, more than 6,000 miracles happened here. That's more than 6,000 animals' lives saved. And this is just one shelter of thousands around the country.
Nonprofessional dental scaling (NPDS), also known as anesthesia-free dentistry, is gaining popularity with an increasing number of dog and cat owners.