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

dog pee on ground

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

Tiliqua scincoides scincoides

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

irish setter in mountains

Irish Setters are known for being energetic, enthusiastic, and very active. If you own one of these dogs you won’t be surprised to learn that they need exercise every day or else they may become quite restless. This often results in you finding the floors and furniture covered in their fur. They have awesome personalities,… Read More

Bernese Mountain Dog lying on shore

Just because someone suffers from dog allergies doesn’t guarantee they’ll hate dogs. Many allergy sufferers couldn’t imagine a life without dogs, leaving them wondering if there’s something they can do to alleviate the suffering they experience when around their beloved family friends. Unfortunately, Bernese Mountain Dogs are not hypoallergenic. These dogs will trigger dog allergies… Read More

austrian black and tan hound dog eating the grass

It’s not unusual to see your dog eating grass, but the causes for this behavior can vary. It may be that today’s dogs have inherited the tendency to nibble on greenery from their wild ancestors, as wild dogs exhibit the same behavior. As for other potential causes, there are a few ideas and study-backed theories… Read More

an african pygmy hedgehog in owners hands

Hedgehogs are undeniably cute. These unique and inquisitive creatures make wonderful pets for owners who are willing to put in the work to keep their prickly animals happy and healthy. In order to make sure that your hedgehog is well looked after, you need to provide it with the right housing and environment, exercise, and… Read More

dog rolling in grass

Our dogs bring us joy, at least most of the time—maybe not so much when they roll in poop. Not only does rolling in poop make your dog smell unpleasant, but you’re forced to give him a bath before allowing him back in the house, and especially back on the furniture. Although rolling in poop… Read More