Welcoming your new kitten...

Welcoming your new kitten...

The easiest and most successful way to ensure that your growing kitten is getting a healthy, balanced diet is to feed a complete premium food for kittens. A good diet should provide all the nutrients essential for a growing kitten to become a healthy cat.

Why does my cat prefer to drink water from the bathroom floor rather than a clean bowl?

Why does my cat prefer to drink water from the bathroom floor rather than a clean bowl?

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Dog Saves Owner from Sharks by Sacrificing Her Own Life

Dog Saves Owner from Sharks by Sacrificing Her Own Life

Derpoll told Fowler, “She was with me 24/7, if I was driving a fork lift to work she was on the fork lift… if I went out on the boat doing passenger runs she was on the boat with me.” He explains that she, “probably decided to jump over the side to protect me and when I came up from my second dive there was lots of blood in the water but no dog.”

Where to Vacation with Your Dog: Austin, Texas

Where to Vacation with Your Dog: Austin, Texas

Humans can order beer, wine, cocktails (the aptly named Rescue Me features Tito’s Vodka, which is produced in Austin and is a local favorite) or mocktails from the attached bar while their dogs play. With its large, dog-friendly patio and live music four days a week, Moontower Saloon feels quintessentially Austin.

Hero volunteer rescues 6 dogs from rising Florence floodwaters

Hero volunteer rescues 6 dogs from rising Florence floodwaters

A heartwarming video posted on Sunday to Twitter by journalist Marcus DiPaola shows a volunteer freeing six frightened dogs locked in an outdoor cage in Leland, North Carolina, as floodwaters rise.

Fundamental rights

Fundamental rights

Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs, “They’ve also become family in the eyes of the law.” Hence, there ought to be a fundamental rights list in the Constitution for our animal friends too for a more humane, kind, generous, and happy society.

Where to Vacation With Your Dog: Dog-Friendly Sedona

Where to Vacation With Your Dog: Dog-Friendly Sedona

Nestled in lush Boynton Canyon, which features stunning red rocks studded with bright green trees, Enchantment Resort is one of the newer properties in town to offer a pet-friendly program.

Heatstroke in Dogs: Signs, Treatment and Prevention

Heatstroke in Dogs: Signs, Treatment and Prevention

Summer is here, and with temperatures reaching all-time highs, it is critical that pet parents understand the dangers of heatstroke in dogs, including signs to look for, how to treat heat stroke or heat exhaustion in dogs and, most importantly, the best ways to prevent this emergency from happening.

The Camel in Bethnal Green is the best pet-friendly pub in the world

The Camel in Bethnal Green is the best pet-friendly pub in the world

The Camel in Bethnal Green was voted the best pub for pets in the world, not just because they allow dogs and cats to come in and have a bowl of water, but because they have to pub cats called Pie and Steve.

Cute moment dog rescues girl in the sea after thinking she’s in trouble

Cute moment dog rescues girl in the sea after thinking she’s in trouble

The loyal dog did his best to drag the little girl to safety (Picture: Jukin Media) Matyas didn’t stop until the girl was safely on the beach (Picture: Jukin Media)‘How clever is he as soon as the waves washed over her.

Watch wild ponies take a dip for annual swim off Virginia island

Watch wild ponies take a dip for annual swim off Virginia island

Watch wild ponies take a dip for annual swim off Virginia island copied! NBC’s Kerry Sanders is on the Virginia coast reporting on the beloved event.

Life jackets, cooling vests, water shoes: 10 dog safety must-haves for summer

Life jackets, cooling vests, water shoes: 10 dog safety must-haves for summer

Solution: Chill your dog out with cooling vest and protective boots when walking along a hot pavement. 5. Outward Hound Granby Dog Life Jacket, $18, Amazon DO NOT PET Red Leash, $19, Amazon

Celebrate National Dog Day with 14 dog-approved favorites

Celebrate National Dog Day with 14 dog-approved favorites

With 5,000 reviews and a 4.8-star rating, it's Amazon's best-selling ball for dogs. It's not exactly something you want to use, but with nearly 8,000 reviews and a 4.8-star rating, this is one of Amazon's most popular pet products.

Workmen smash car window to rescue three trapped dogs on hottest day of the year

Workmen smash car window to rescue three trapped dogs on hottest day of the year

Workmen in Bristol were forced to smash a car window to rescue three dogs trapped on the hottest day of the year. The dogs were left in a car boot on Thursday with all the windows shut in 27C heat.

How to keep your pet safe and healthy in the heatwave

How to keep your pet safe and healthy in the heatwave

Hamster blog site Hammysworld also suggests placing the crate on a stone or tiled floor during the day if possible in order to help them remain cool and comfortable.

Travel Safety Tips

Travel Safety Tips

Prior to your trip, tape a small pouch of dried food outside the crate so airline personnel will be able to feed your pet in case he or she gets hungry during a layover.

Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness

Be sure to discuss your expectations at length with a permanent caregiver, so he or she understands the responsibility of caring for your pet.Step 4: Prepare Emergency Supplies and Traveling KitsIf you must evacuate your home in a crisis, plan for the worst-case scenario.

What’s good for you isn’t good for your pet

The harmful chemicals in colours cause a lot of damage to our pet dogs. Pet parents also need to know that most dogs get paranoid when you rub colours on them, since it very often gets into their eyes and nose, making them uncomfortable.

Is your dog a fussy eater in summer?

Many pet owners tend to feed home-made diets like curds and rice during this time but both curd and rice contain more water (70-80%) than nutrition; they do not have adequate levels of energy, vitamins, minerals required by dogs to live a healthy life.

How to travel with your dog

Every pet parent first needs to figure out if his/her dog likes to travel. The only time most pet dogs get in the car is to go to the vet.

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