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The Himalayan cat is a hugely popular breed, and for good reason. They’re calm, cuddly, and adaptable kitties. You probably know the Himalayan cat—or “Himmie,” as they’re affectionately called—for its striking good looks. But these cats are more than just a pretty face, as any Himalayan enthusiast will tell you. Advertising Want to learn more?
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Kids and dogs are generally like peanut butter and jelly—they just go together. And this makes perfect sense! They share more in common than you may think. From energy levels (100% to nap in no time at all), to hobbies (puppies, like toddlers, test the world by putting everything in their mouth), to their love
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Long-lasting or chronic pain in dogs doesn’t present itself the way we expect it to. An overall slowing down, reluctance to move, or avoidance of activity can all be indications that your dog is experiencing some type of chronic pain. Acute or short-acting pain, like a fracture, is easy to spot because your dog may
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Nothing makes me sadder than having to leave my dogs behind when I’m traveling, out at a park, or, if I’m honest, basically anywhere. Dogs are family. While a few decades ago, a lot of folks might have found that hard to understand—after all, a dog isn’t
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. It’s summertime, and you’re ready to spend as much time outdoors as possible. You look forward to barbecuing, having fun in the pool, or just relaxing on your patio. But then, you realize that there’s an overpowering smell of pet urine that hits you as soon as
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If you have lived with a Siamese cat, you know that they rule the roost and often demand to be the center of attention. Elegant and self-possessed, Siamese cats are revered as symbols of wealth, prosperity and good fortune in their native land of Siam (modern day Thailand). The breed dates back to the 14th
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Nothing sounds better during a crisp summer night than time in the hot tub. It’s time for you to relax and enjoy spending time with friends and family. For many of us, our dogs are important members of our family, and we try to include them in many of our activities. Maybe you have considered
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Have you ever wanted a doggie translator? A dog’s actions speak a thousand words—but interpreting them correctly is a learned skill. Read on for a helpful illustrated guide to dog behavior that’ll teach you how to have a conversation with your dog. Illustrations are by awesome artist Lili Chin. See more of her work in this well-known puppy
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. For many dogs and their owners, bath time is a stressful ordeal. That’s why dry dog shampoos are a great tool to have in your pet care arsenal. They can be used to deodorize your dog in-between grooming sessions or as a bathing alternative for pets who
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Summer is here and it’s hot out there! It’s time for the beach and the pool, but your fur-covered friend is brand new to the world and has questions. What is water? Is it fun? Can I be in it without getting soap in my eyes? Yes, of course. But, your dog might be antsy
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A very happy German shorthaired pointer named River was recently spotting showing of a rare and wonderful maneuver known as a stot. A Tigger’s a wonderful thing Stotting is the act of jumping straight up off the ground with all four feet and is thought to be done by prey animals like gazelles to show
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Have you ever wondered where the term “mangy mutt” comes from?  Well, “mange” is the particular skin disease caused by a microscopic parasitic mite called Sarcoptes scabiei. This name might sound familiar because it’s the same mangy mite that causes
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Whether you’re considering adopting a blind dog or have a sighted dog who’s losing their ability to see, it can be intimidating to figure out how to provide them with a fulfilling life. How can a dog navigate the home, let alone the world, without their vision?
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. The epitome of a big dog in a small dog’s body, the Yorkshire Terrier is a tiny toy breed that only weighs an average of 4 to 7 pounds. These little dogs have long, silky coats and, though they’re very trainable, they can be a bit of
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Summer is in full swing. And as the days grow longer (and, in many places, hotter) you’ve probably heard more than a few people say something along the lines of “It looks like the dog days of summer are here!” But what, exactly, does that mean? Does it mean that the ideal season for dogs
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. One of my favorite dog friends, Charlie, is very adventurous. We go to the big dog park and she runs wild and free, galloping through the fields like a gazelle (she’s actually part-Whippet/Border Collie). I live in the Pacific Northwest, where there’s ample opportunity for outdoor lovers
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. “Ugh, I hate taking pills.” Can’t you imagine our pets saying this when it’s time for them to take their medications? Administering those pills is not necessarily a walk in the park for pet parents, either. Most pet parents probably
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