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munchkin cat indoors

When looking to adopt a new furry friend, it’s important to consider if you have any underlying allergies that could affect you negatively. Munchkin cats are characterized by their smaller bodies and adorable stature, but they are, unfortunately, not hypoallergenic. This means that if you are known to have allergies to other people’s pets, the… Read More

ant trap on kitchen countertop

If you’ve seen too many ants in your home and decided to take action, you might have heard that ant traps are a great solution. All you have to do is place them around your home, and you’re done. However, are ant traps are safe for cats? It depends! The chemicals used in most modern… Read More

Jack Russell Terrier sitting on the grass

According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, dog and cat allergies affect 10–20% of the world’s population. This explains the growing interest in so-called “hypoallergenic” breeds. Unfortunately, no dog breed is completely hypoallergenic, as the sources of allergens are found primarily in dander, saliva, urine, and blood. Additionally, other research suggests that people… Read More

dog barking at the vacuum cleaner

Most dogs are naturally afraid of vacuum cleaners, but individual dogs may react differently depending on the dog’s personality and past experiences with vacuums. Some dogs become frightened and aggressive if they see or hear a vacuum cleaner, whereas others will just hide or try to escape. Vacuums are one of the most common noisy… Read More

Belgian Malinois in the forest

Belgian Malinois is a famous dog for various K-9 unit forces from the municipal to the international level. They’ve been a feature of several high-profile raids in the war on terrorism, which can be suitable for a lesser-known breed like the Belgian Malinois by increasing the number of capable, interested owners. However, the surge that… Read More

Poppy Seeds from bottle

The poppy plant has been used as a traditional remedy for centuries and is found in many different baking goods and dishes. The plant’s seeds and oil can offer a variety of health benefits, including pain relief, protection from cardiovascular disease, and improved fertility. So, if you’ve taken a liking to baking with poppy seeds,… Read More

lots of pine cones

Every pet owner has once said, “What are you eating!?” exasperatedly to their dog. Dogs are chewers by nature, so it’s completely natural for them to explore their environment with their mouths. This can be dangerous, however, as many things in their environment can pose risks if ingested. One thing your dog may enjoy chewing… Read More

wolf spider in the garden

Cats are known for killing and even eating spiders. And while wolf spiders don’t necessarily look like wolves, they’re just as dangerous. These hairy, medium-sized spiders are different from other species as they can’t actually spin webs. Instead of spinning webs, they actually hunt down their prey and pounce on them, paralyzing them with their… Read More

a scared cat on couch

Passing gas goes by many names—tooting, farting, and letting one rip—and it’s something all people and animals do, including cats. Sure, cats are graceful and sophisticated animals known for keeping themselves clean and tidy, but like any other animal, a cat can get flatulence. While not common, cat farts do happen. This flatulence occurs in… Read More

Siberian Huskies sometimes get a bad rap due to their appearance, as their permanent expression can seem aggressive. However, with a second look, their faces are actually quite calm, with bright eyes behind their “mask” that are always playful but watchful over their pack. These two traits, instinctive to Huskies through their breeding, make them… Read More

shetland sheepdog lying on a trunk

Shetland sheepdogs are a cousin breed of the border collie and share many of their most striking characteristics. The most recognizable of which is their long, thick coat. While beautiful, that coat causes a lot of shedding. You may be thinking, “Well, that’s fine! I’ll take them to the groomers!” Regular trips to the groomers… Read More