If you’ve kept freshwater fish at any point, you’ve heard of Betta fish. These fish are coveted for their elegant fins and attractive colors. Males, in particular, are extremely eye-catching and can be the perfect centerpiece of your room if you’re willing to provide appropriate care. There are many things people don’t realize about Bettas,… Read More


Poodles seem practically perfect. They are friendly, active, intelligent, and loving. They have low-shedding, low-allergen coats. You can find poodles of all sizes—from under ten pounds to more than sixty! There’s only one snag—grooming. Although poodle coats are beautiful and low-shedding, their fine, curly hair is prone to matting and needs quite a bit of… Read More


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1 (CDC), roughly 61 million American adults have a disability. However, there are only about 500,000 service animals2 assisting individuals with mobility, vision, hearing, or other issues impacting their quality of life. Australian Shepherds are one of the most popular breeds in the country, ranking 12th with… Read More


Fresh dog food is a desirable alternative to traditional dog kibble for many owners. Dry kibble can be full of preservatives and fillers that aren’t healthy for your dog. But which fresh food should you choose? Farmer’s Dog and Spot and Tango both offer fresh dog food, but each brand stands out for different reasons…. Read More


The result of a Blue Heeler and Australian Shepherd cattle dog mix is the very striking Texas Heeler, which was named after the state the breed originates from. A pastoral breed, Texas Heelers—like both their parent breeds—are known for their high intelligence, herding abilities, and strong work ethic. Though not officially recognized as a breed… Read More


Cats are notorious for concealing any illnesses or weaknesses they may have. It’s instinctive for them not to show their vulnerability. Instead, they’ll hide if things get worse. That’s different when your pet has a condition like hiccups. It’s an involuntary spasm of the diaphragm, so it’s not like they can stop it on command…. Read More

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Has your previously house-trained dog started peeing inside right in front of you? It can be a little alarming for pet owners to see digression in their pet’s behavior, especially with destructive behaviors like aggression or inappropriate toileting. Your dog may be urinating indoors due to medical or behavioral reasons. It’s essential to determine the… Read More


Every year, millions of unwanted cats and kittens are euthanized due to overpopulation. Our society and our beloved animals must rely on responsible pet owners who can make a difference. Having your cat sterilized has so many wonderful benefits. Not only do spaying and neutering prevent unwanted litters, but it can also help protect against… Read More

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These popular pet lizards are rapidly gaining population and recognition as advanced exotic pets. The most common pet skink is the Northern, blue tongued skink. They are ideal for beginners and have special personalities and quirky behaviors. These skinks are also great for advanced hobbyists who typically dedicate their time to breeding and producing better… Read More


As one of the most popular dogs in the United States, you have most likely seen Golden Retrievers around your neighborhood, in a show or movie, and perhaps on the news or social media performing some fantastic feat. Why are they so popular? Golden Retrievers have many innate qualities that make them great family dogs… Read More


Ataxia1 is a medical term that describes a general lack of coordination. It is not a disease in itself, but rather a symptom signaling a problem in the nervous system. It can sometimes be tricky to differentiate ataxia from muscle weakness. Ataxic cats typically still have full strength and control of the nerves responsible for… Read More