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Dentistry by the Non-Professional

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 05.16.2012 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Would you ever allow your hair stylist to clean your teeth? A groomer or anyone for that matter who advertises or solicits you to clean your pet's teeth without anesthesia is doing a disservice to you and your pet.

The Wet Side of Life With Dogs and Cats

Ken White | Posted 07.16.2012 | San Francisco
Ken White

I believe that Archie and Tsimmes lick me because we are a family, because I love them and they love me, and that they lick me in the morning because it's time to start the next happy day of our family life together.

7 Ridiculously Expensive Cat And Dog Breeds

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.15.2012 | Green
Read More: Pets, Green News

There are more than 150 million dogs and cats in the United States and close to four in 10 homes count a feline or canine as a member of the family. M...

5 Must-Know Facts About Skin Cancer And Pets

Posted 05.14.2012 | Healthy Living

By Dr. Ann Hohenhaus for Vetstreet May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, but it isn't just humans who need to be concerned about the pitfalls of too ...

An Outrage in Belfast: The Sad Case of Lennox, the Dog

Joan K. Smith | Posted 07.09.2012 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

Those of us living in what we consider free societies often feel secure that if we comply by laws, pay our taxes, and maintain other civic duties we s...

DIY Organic Food Recipe for Your Dog

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 07.08.2012 | Home
Karin Kloosterman

Food made organically and with love costs more than the regular stuff made in factories with leftovers. That's why people who shop ethically, and organically look for ways to make dog food at home.

PHOTOS: The Most Adorable Pets In Weddings On Pinterest

Posted 05.09.2012 | Weddings

In honor of National Pet Week, we took to Pinterest to create a special board featuring photos of weddings that have included furry friends. More ...

So... Why Would a Dog Be on Facebook?

SGT Tanangachi Mfuni | Posted 07.08.2012 | Impact
SGT Tanangachi Mfuni

Roll your eyes, but this three-year-old Facebooking Boston Terrier has 141 friends on the social networking site.

5 Simple First Aid Tricks Every Pet Owner Should Know

Posted 05.09.2012 | Healthy Living

By Dr. Mary Fuller for Vetstreet Just the thought of something happening to your pet is enough to get your heart thumping in your chest. Despite yo...

Owner Adopts, Outfits Disabled Dog In Pooch 'Wheelchair'

Posted 05.07.2012 | Impact

Remaining active and optimistic, despite being confined to a wheelchair, Roosevelt-the-dog has proven to live up to his presidential namesake. Aft...

Little Naja

Liz Keller | Posted 07.07.2012 | Green
Liz Keller

As Naja settles in, I start to see how the abuse has hurt him. Any quick movements make him jump; any attempts to pet his head cause him to flinch. I have my work cut out for me, as I want him to trust and feel secure.

Goodbye to Barky, Who Perhaps Never Knew She Was a Pit Bull

Arin Greenwood | Posted 07.19.2014 | DC
Arin Greenwood

I did not know that Barky was a pit bull when I got her, in the fall of 1998, as I was going -- ignorantly, in so many ways, as it turned out -- into my second year of law school.

WATCH: Cat Sings The Blues

Posted 05.07.2012 | Comedy

Sometimes when you're a cat and you're trying to get some shuteye, you need to find a creative way to tell your family to pipe down. So sure, it ma...

On Mother's Day: Caring for All Creatures

Brenda Peterson | Posted 07.06.2012 | Green
Brenda Peterson

When humans offer allomothering to other species, it often requires remarkable adaptability and advocacy. It's natural to love one's birth child. But what if the creature you are trying to mother is covered with hair, or bites you, or claws you, or has a grasping tail?

Ask Dog Expert Victoria Stilwell A Question!

Posted 05.03.2012 | Women

Expert dog trainer Victoria Stilwell will be joining me soon on Mondays with Marlo. Now is you chance to ask her anything you'd like to know about: ...

The Dogs in Our Lives

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 07.03.2012 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

"The dogs in our lives offer more than fidelity, consolation, and companionship. They offer comedy, irony, wit, and a wealth of anecdotes, the "shaggy dog stories" and "stupid pet tricks" that are commonplace pleasures of life."

Ode to a Handsome Dog

Randi Miller | Posted 07.01.2012 | DC
Randi Miller

Jack has always surprised and delighted me, and every time I see a sticker that asks "who rescued whom?" I think the phrase "dog owner" is inaccurate. To call a dog one's "pet" is a disservice to the dog. Jack has been a remarkable friend.

WATCH: Cat Just Wants A Bite Of Your Burrito, Man

Posted 06.30.2012 | Comedy

Look at you there, eating a whole burrito. Don't you have any manners? Don't you see there may be certain other family members sitting at the tabl...

Washington Humane Society Foster Challenge

Lisa LaFontaine | Posted 06.27.2012 | DC
Lisa LaFontaine

Not only do foster families provide a much needed safe haven for animals, but they also give each dog or cat the opportunity to feel comfortable enough to reveal his or her true personality.

Pet Parents are NOT Moms

Susan Maushart | Posted 06.27.2012 | Parents
Susan Maushart

Real parents write bestsellers with titles like Go the F**k to Sleep and The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Real parents write survival guides. Field notes.

Radley Balko

PHOTOS: Cops Shoot Playful Chihuahuas, Elderly Labs | Radley Balko | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

Last week, Austin, Texas, Police Chief Art Acevedo publicly apologized to Michael Paxton over the death of his dog Cisco. Paxton was playing fetch wit...

Puppy Love: New Online Dating Sites for Dogs

Julie Spira | Posted 06.26.2012 | Style
Julie Spira

New sites such as and SpotWag can help man's best friend find love and happiness on the Internet. Shouldn't our devoted four-legged friends have an opportunity to find love online?

Pet Food Labels 101

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 06.25.2012 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Do you know what you're feeding your pet? I would like to teach you how to read the product name of a pet food label. It sounds simplistic, but you may be surprised by what you're about to learn.

PHOTOS: 'Truman' Rescued After A Hike Gone Wrong

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.25.2012 | Los Angeles

This is one instance in which sad puppy eyes really come in handy. A four-year-old Golden Retriever, "Truman," was rescued by Los Angeles Sheriff Depa...

The Healing Power Of Dogs

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

In 1982, a longtime friend gave me a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy as a birthday present. I told her, gently, that it was utterly inappropriate; my life was far too unsettled. She thrust the puppy in my arms, looked me in the eye, and said, "This will help to settle you."