Household pets are adorably curious, but they can't read labels or plant their own gardens.
It's fun for parents to surprise children with new small pets, like guinea pigs and hamsters. Plus, these small animals are a great first pet for kids and can teach children responsibility.
"Want your dog to live a longer happier life? The answer is simple. Keep pets' teeth and gums in tip top shape," stresses Dr. Van Horn.
Whether you're a new dog owner or you and your pooch have been best pals for years, there's always room to make your home more pet friendly.
The difference between owning a ferret in Hawaii and one in Pennsylvania can be up to three years in jail and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines.
With miles of sandy beaches, endless winter sunshine and a laid-back vibe, there's no reason to leave your four-legged friend behind when you vacation in Florida.
A holiday present for Fido or Fluffy used to be an extra table scrap or a new squeeze toy. But as with gifts for their human counterparts, pet presents are becoming increasingly high-tech.
The person behind one of the country's fastest-growing animal rescues can't even vote yet. And neither can most of the people leading its 10 chapters across the nation.
Cats are known as mysterious creatures. While some of the things they do can be puzzling at times, you don't have to be a super sleuth to decode your pet's behaviors.
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HOBART | Community involvement might be necessary to help the city enforce possible new regulations regarding dangerous pets.
Dog Grooming Academy of Northwest Indiana student Nina Lebenhagen, of Michigan City, trims the hair of Beans, a Cairn Terrior, at the Hydrant Dog grooming service in Highland. Hydrant Dog owner Mindy Trzeciak started the Dog Grooming Academy of Northwest Indiana to teach others how to groom pets.
Students of the Dog Grooming Academy of Northwest Indiana Nina Lebenhagen, left, of Michigan City, Lisa Lipsett, center, of Michigan City, and Vanessa Bland, of Schererville, work on grooming dogs at The Hydrant in Highland.
Dog Grooming Academy of Northwest Indiana student Vanessa Bland grooms Jesse, a Pekingese dog, during her class at The Hydrant in Highland. Hydrant owner Mindy Trazeciak started the academy to teach others how to professionally groom pets.
The Hydrant Dog grooming service owner Mindy Trzeciak, left, helps Vanessa Bland of Schererville groom Jesse, a Pekingese dog, at the shop in Highland. Trzeciak opened the Dog Grooming Academy of Northwest Indiana to teach others how to professionally groom pets.
A firefighter moves a hose while responding to a fire at 2136 Dogwood Lane in Chesterton, Monday, January 23, 2012.
People hug outside the scene of a condo fire at 2136 Dogwood Lane in Chesterton, Monday, January 23, 2012.
A Chesterton firefighter walks away from the scene of a fire in a condo at 2136 Dogwood Lane in Chesterton, Monday, January 23, 2012.
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The Rev. Ted Nordquist blesses pets at the St. Edward Church pet blessing Saturday in Lowell.
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