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If you're looking for a low-maintenance pet that provides you with plenty of love and fun, you may want to consider a hamster. However, these animals won't immediately run up to you and sit on your lap like a dog - hamsters need to be tamed before they become comfortable with handling. Many people are impatient when it comes to this part of the process, but taming is...more
Not all pets are fans of wearing costumes - particularly cats - but others appreciate the extra attention they receive from humans who are overwhelmed by the adorableness. Whether you're dressing up a kitten as a vampire for Halloween or putting an elf costume on a beagle to celebrate Christmas, there are some important safety tips to remember.Make sure the...more
According to the Humane Society of the United States, birds are the third most popular pets, and there's good reasons for this. Not only are they aesthetically appealing, but they display characteristics of affection and excitement. To ensure that you have a great relationship with your aviary friend, you may want to consider a few of these helpful tips. Get the...more
Over time, your dog's nails might become long and scratch everything from your furniture to your flooring. This is a sign that they need to be cut, but what if you've never done so before? It can be nerve-racking for both you and your pet to get the job done. Furthermore, nail cutting can be painful for your pet if you don't know where to begin and end. Here are some tips for...more
Watching people walking their dogs at all hours or seeing someone cuddling up with a cat on the couch, one can see why dogs and cats are the most popular pets in the U.S. Within American households that have a pet, 39 percent own dogs and 33 percent have cats, reports the American Pet Products Association.But what leads someone to become an avowed dog person or cat lover? It...more
When you adopt a dog, not only are you helping save a life, but you're also gaining a new best friend who's bound to offer you love and loyalty in spades. In order to make sure you adopt the right dog for you, however, you may want to follow these three tips. Keep the cost in mind While you may be eager to bring home a new companion, it's important to remember that canine...more
The phrase "Sea Monkey" might provoke nostalgia for you, but these little creatures are more than just a fad. While they may not be as popular as they once were in the 1960s, people still continue to bring these pets home, and why not? They require little maintenance and can keep kids fascinated for hours. The development of Sea Monkeys came about in the...more
Dogs are said to be man's best friend due to their unwavering love and loyalty. Even the president often needs some four-legged affection as he fulfills his political duties. Here are some pups who have accompanied presidents throughout their tenures in the White House.First First DogGeorge Washington, known as the first president of the U.S. and a bold leader in the American...more
No matter what you do, accidents are bound to happen in the house when you have a pet. Whether it's because they're not fully trained, weren't let outside or are sick, there will be a time when you'll face the task of cleaning up after your pets. Here are some useful tips, according to the Humane Society. 1. Add baking soda to your regular detergent when you're machine...more
Even the most devoted dog owner can't be with his pooch 24/7 - at some point you're going to have to go to work or visit a friend. But how can you enjoy yourself without constantly worrying whether your dog is sitting at home, alone and bored? The right toys can give you the peace of mind needed to live your life guilt-free. If you're looking for some new dog toys, here are a...more