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Would You Get Rid of Your Pet if Your Baby Was Allergic?

Brett Blumenthal | Posted 03.26.2013 | Parents
Brett Blumenthal

If your baby is prone to pet allergies, consider some of these highly effective solutions before giving away your pet.

3 Tips For Using Dog Training Methods On People

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 03.25.2013 | Women
Anna Jane Grossman

When I meet someone new and say that I'm a dog trainer, the first question I usually get is, "Can you train my husband?" My reply is always, "Yep!"

Just One: How Change Happens

Katherine Heigl | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Katherine Heigl

Puppies, kittens, purebred animals alike -- they all suffer when there is no home to take them in and space restrictions mean that the shelter can no longer hold them. But it only takes Just One person to make a difference for them.

You Can't Hurry Love: Nurturing Emotionally-Wounded Dogs

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 03.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

With time, patience, and the right tools and resources, every dog will eventually settle in. And there are few things as gratifying as knowing you are providing a bright future to a dog with a dark past.

My 91st Birthday Wish: Support Morris Animal Foundation

Betty White | Posted 03.18.2013 | Impact
Betty White

Animals are near and dear to my heart, and I've devoted my life to trying to improve their lives. Since a girl like me already has more than I could hope for, I'm asking fellow animal lovers for a special birthday gift this year.

What if the New Year Is Not 'Happy?'

Myra Demeter | Posted 03.17.2013 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

When you love intensely you also leave yourself open to great pain. Now all my son can feel is the hurt. One day he will feel love again. I promise.

Cat Lost On Vacation Travels 190 Miles Back To Owners

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 01.16.2013 | Good News

It's a real life version of "The Incredible Journey": A lost cat traveled nearly 200 miles to be reunited with her owners. Back in November, Jacob ...

PHOTOS: Local Shelter Pets In Need Of Forever Homes

Posted 01.12.2013 | Chicago

Love. Baby. Bitty. 'Stache. In addition to being, arguably, one of the cutest groups of Chicago-area adoptable pets this site has ever featured, th...

Dog And Cat Keeping You Awake At Night? How To Catch Those Elusive Zzz's

Posted 01.12.2013 | Healthy Living

By Dr. Marty Becker for Vetstreet Many people can't seem to get a good night's sleep, and they already have stress, caffeine or snoring spouses to ...

Scout

Diana Nyad | Posted 03.11.2013 | Impact
Diana Nyad

Those of you privileged to love and be loved by an innocent, playful, soulful animal, I know you hear me through my torrent of tears.

How This Alley Rat Changed One Couple's Life

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Alexandra Harney Meet Mr. Tiffany (Mr. T, for short): pen thief, beer drinker, and all-around lovable rodent. When we found him, he was b...

Top 10 'Hollywood' A-List Wild Animals, Digital Animals, Domestic Farm Animals and Pets

Pat Gallagher | Posted 03.09.2013 | Comedy
Pat Gallagher

For your reading pleasure, here's our "Top 10 Hollywood A-List Wild Animals, Digital Animals, Domestic Farm Animals and Pets" list.

My Christmas Sweetheart

Myra Sideris | Posted 03.09.2013 | Green
Myra Sideris

After 7 months of putting up with his biting, pulling, growling, jumping, leash-biting habits, this was the first time that pup really felt like the family pet. He was just wonderful. A real pleasure!

Pets: The Greatest Stress Relief in the World

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 03.07.2013 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

Whenever I come home from a long day at school, I am immediately greeted by my teddy bear of a dog, who is named Louie.

PHOTOS: Local Shelter Pets In Need Of Forever Homes

Posted 01.04.2013 | Chicago

The new year is here, and many Chicago-area pets marked the occasion of 2013's arrival in a shelter, still waiting for their forever homes. Scroll ...

Dog Time

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 03.06.2013 | Parents
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

I am not claiming that owning a dog will teach your child something noble, like responsibility, although perhaps it will. But, for those of us who are prone to observe the fleeting nature of our lives, owning a dog places you firmly in the present. Call it "dog time."

WATCH: Puppy Picks Fight With Fat Cat

Posted 03.06.2013 | Comedy

Sometimes it's best to pick a fight with someone your own size. Other times, their laziness works to your advantage. Via Tastefully Offensive...

My Dog and I Are Growing Old Together and Things Are Getting a Little 'Ruff'

Fred Lundgren | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Fred Lundgren

Fred and I have spent almost every day together since he was weaned by his mother. At the Lundgren home, we are known as "Big Fred" and "Little Fred," but we both come to attention whenever my wife calls our name.

The Human Foods Pets Love To Eat

Posted 01.04.2013 | Taste

And we've got pictures to prove it.

Pets vs. Toilet Paper

Posted 01.07.2013 | Comedy

Toilet paper may seem like an unassuming presence in your house, but from a pet's point of view it's prime playtime fodder. Check out these 22 goof...

What's A Dog For? The Surprising History, Science, Philosophy and Politics of Man's Best Friend

Timothy Braun | Posted 03.05.2013 | Books
Timothy Braun

Evolving from wild animals to working partners to actual members of families, our canine companions are now the focus of studies centered on pet ownership, evolutionary theory and cognitive science.

WATCH: Cat Tries Harder Than You Ever Have

Posted 12.30.2012 | Comedy

Have you ever wanted anything in your entire life as badly as this cat wants to jump from this bed to this bowl of food? This cat basically should be ...

Celebrity Pets That Had The Best Year Ever

Posted 12.28.2012 | Green

From Vetstreet's Amy Sinatra Ayres: Whether they were rescued, found themselves in the lap of luxury, sported a real Olympic medal or walked the br...

Dog-Friendly Vacation Spots In Florida

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 12.26.2012 | Travel

FORT DE SOTO PARK, Fla. -- Picture this: You're sitting on a white sand beach, warm sun on your skin. Coconut-scented sunscreen wafts through the air....

Pet Store Refuses To Sell Puppies At Christmas

Posted 12.25.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Laura Moss: When Mandy Tregeagle, owner of a pet store in Adelaide, Australia, announced that she wouldn’t sell pupp...