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


Poodles are one of the most charming breeds of dogs, capable of stealing a piece of your heart forever—leaving enduring memories long after they’ve departed for the happy hunting grounds. Though it’s not something we like to think about as fur-parents, the sad truth is that our fur-babies will not live as long as us—making… 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


Perhaps you’ve been searching for a new family bet that is a bit unorthodox. You may love how small and cute some cats and dogs are, but you could also be a little unsure about some of their other characteristics. Hedgehogs are a low-maintenance pet that is still entertaining to raise without the louder and… 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