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5 Pet-friendly Gardening Tips

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 04.17.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

As the warmth of the season beckons us outdoors, many pet and plant lovers are caught in the crossroads -- is it possible to intertwine a love for nature while meeting the needs of our beloved domestics? The short answer is yes -- with a little bit of ingenuity!

16 Ways My Dog Has Made Me A Better Parent

Kathryn Kefauver Goldberg | Posted 04.17.2014 | Parents
Kathryn Kefauver Goldberg

People roll their eyes at comparisons of dogs to children, and I support this exasperation -- in theory. At the same time, in my heart of hearts, I know that our dog has profoundly influenced my experience as a mother.

No-Kill Animal Sheltering Is Coming Soon to a Community Near You

Francis Battista | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green
Francis Battista

In the age of social media and the transparency of everything, traditional sheltering and animal control models that essentially amount to population control by the sanctioned killing of homeless pets just do not stand up to scrutiny.

Tiny Hamster Inhales 5 Baby Carrots In Seconds

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green

Get it, little guy!

Stray Cats and Dogs in Peru

Kevin F. Adler | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Kevin F. Adler

For the animals in Mancora, the situation is abysmal:Hungry dogs roam the street, half limping as they go because they were hit by a moto taxi; emaciated cats, always seemingly pregnant, search for anything to eat. This is the daily scene in the market.

One Of My Best Friends Is Dying, and Here's What I'm Learning

Sandy Rosenblatt | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Sandy Rosenblatt

Growing up, I always had family pets, but Jack is the first pet that is really all mine. He has been one of my best friends for the better part of 10 ...

More Pets Are Showing Up High On Marijuana, Vets Say

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.14.2014 | Weird News

Veterinarians are asking pet owners to watch their weed, because more pets are showing up high and sick. Dr. Billy Griswold, a vet at the Emergency...

Changes Ahead for the Pet Food Industry

Carlotta Cooper | Posted 04.14.2014 | Food
Carlotta Cooper

If you have a pet then you surely know how difficult it can be to choose a quality pet food these days. With yet another pet food recall last week, pet owners have to wonder why premium pet foods continue to have recalls.

How To Live In The Present? Look To Your Pet

OWN | Posted 04.12.2014 | OWN

Dogs and cats can help reduce loneliness, provide a nonjudgmental source of companionship and enrich their owners' lives. According to author Eckhart ...

8 Pets That May Actually Be Illegal In Your State

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green

At some point in our lives, the majority of us have known the joys of caring for a beloved pet, whether it was an adorably loyal Labrador or a Jackson...

Impossibly Cute Hedgehog Appears To Love Costumes, Calendars And Short Walks On The Beach

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green

Marutaro is a tiny hedgehog bursting with emotion. Or at least, it appears this way, thanks to the expressive miniature paper masks his owner construc...

26 Majestic Dogs Who Totally Redefine Perfection

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 04.08.2014 | Comedy

Because everybody knows dogs are perfect, even when it doesn't look like it.

Do Our Dogs Look And Act More Like Us Over Time?

Next Avenue | Donna Sapolin | Posted 04.06.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Donna Sapolin Every day I think to myself how much the dogs I see walking around New York City look like their owner...

The 8 Sneakiest Hotel Cheats You're Totally Guilty Of

Thrillist | Posted 04.03.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

Sure, these antics are frowned upon, but they're de rigueur and wildly popular for getting the most out of a hotel stay on the sly.

Dog Training: A Little Effort Goes a Long Way

Nicole Wilde | Posted 04.03.2014 | Green
Nicole Wilde

The thing is, having a well-trained dog doesn't happen overnight. But you don't have to drill your dog in obedience for hours a day; in fact, dogs learn better in shorter practice sessions.

5 Reasons Every Girl Should Have a Dog

Kendra Alvey | Posted 04.02.2014 | Women
Kendra Alvey

Every girl needs a dog. I'm not saying boys don't need dogs. And I'm not cat bashing, either. Cats are cute. Yeah, I said it. But, I still say every girl needs a dog. Please hold all eye rolls until I've pled my case.

Get Your Dog a Pet!

Victoria Buchholz | Posted 04.01.2014 | Good News
Victoria Buchholz

I know I can't fix her leg, but I wonder how I can fix the rest. And then it occurs to me: when I was broken inside, what fixed me was her.

Get Up Swinging: More Than a Pet

Lara Huffman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Women
Lara Huffman

Two days after we adopted Boomer, or she adopted us, my hair fell out. I stared at my reflection (and a crazy-looking woman looked back) for a couple of moments, and then I said aloud, "F*ck it. Go downstairs and cuddle your puppy."

Homeless

Jana Lee Frazier | Posted 03.28.2014 | Good News
Jana Lee Frazier

We are both afraid. But she is braver than I am. This morning, she climbed calmly, willingly up into the station wagon of these people who are strangers to her. To come here. I, too, got into a car that brought me to this place.

Now Domestic Violence Victims Won't Have To Leave Their Pets Behind

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 03.26.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — When her abusive husband left for work last fall, she grabbed her kids, her dog and her bags, only to run up against a heart-wrenchi...

7 Ways to Avoid Loneliness

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

While we can connect somewhat with another intellectually, this is not what takes away loneliness. Loneliness vanishes when we connect with each other from our hearts.

Pet Custody Cases Are On The Rise, And Here's Why

Maria Cognetti | Posted 03.26.2014 | Divorce
Maria Cognetti

As the issue of pets in divorces continues to garner more attention, we will most probably see an increase in these types of disputes. Spouses that believe this tactic offers an easy way to gain an edge in negotiations should seriously think twice and be aware that this can come back to "bite" them in the long run.

How Loss Affects Our Daily Lives

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Recovering from loss takes time but there are ways to treat our psychological injuries. Caring for our emotional wounds will help accelerate the recovery process so we emerge from our loss with our lives, identities, relationships, and beliefs intact.

Forget the Smart Home, This Is the Smart Dog House

Chip Chick | Posted 03.19.2014 | Technology
Chip Chick

Technology is finally ready to help dogs be just as big of antisocial homebodies as their human masters! Your furry friend can now move on up into T-Pai, a two-story modern marvel built for doggie luxury.

My Beagle and Me

Bill Stieger | Posted 03.18.2014 | Good News
Bill Stieger

One habit of my beagle, Parker, nearly landed him at animal rescue. He liked to pee atop our bed! I confessed to my wife that I could take it no longer. "But he loves you so much," she said.