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

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

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

irish wolfhound is standing on a green grass

The Irish wolfhounds are a unique breed. The AKC recognizes it as the tallest breed in the world, averaging 105–120 pounds as adults, and they have a distinctive appearance, with a wiry coat in various shades of grey. Because of their stately stature and kind nature, many potential pet owners turn to the Irish wolfhound…. Read More

Bernese Mountain Dog standing on water

Bernese Mountain Dogs are extremely versatile working dogs that came from the alpine farmlands of Switzerland. They were developed to herd and work cattle, pull carts, and act as guard dogs and companions to their families. But are Bernese Mountain Dogs smart? Yes, Bernese Mountain Dogs are smart. They’re suited to obedience, tracking, herding, and… Read More

zinnia flowers

Consuming the wrong plants is one of the most common reasons cats head to the emergency veterinarian. As every cat parent knows, prevention always beats the worry and concern of having to take your cat in for an emergency veterinarian visit. So, what about zinnias? Are these delicate yet hardy, colorful flowers okay to include… Read More

cat rubbing against owner

If you have an unspayed female cat that has reached sexual maturity, you’re probably familiar with the yowling, spraying, rolling around on the floor, and begging to go outside that tend to accompany her estrus cycle. Female cats in heat also frequently rub against walls, doorposts, and people; it’s a way of spreading pheromones and… Read More

himalayan cat lying on the floor

Himalayan cats are gorgeous longhaired cats known for appearing much larger than they are, thanks to their sturdy bone structure and short limbs. They come in various colors, including tortoiseshell, fawn, silver, lilac, and even blue. They’re essentially a Persian-Siamese mix featuring the best of both breeds: the stunning pointing of Siamese kitties and the… Read More

xoloitzcuintli dog with collar

The Xoloitzcuintli, also known as the Mexican Hairless or Xolo, is an ancient dog breed that’s been around for at least 3,000 years. Despite not having a lot of hair, these dogs aren’t completely hypoallergenic. They may be a bit more bearable for allergy sufferers, but there’s no guarantee that you won’t experience any allergic… Read More

black scottish terrier in the meadow

If you suffer from dog allergies but have your heart set on being a dog owner, you may have heard that choosing a hypoallergenic dog breed is the way to accomplish this. Scottish Terriers are small dogs with big personalities. They have distinct features, including a wiry beard and stubby tails. They are short, stocky… Read More

Whippet in the desert

The Whippet is a beautiful medium-sized dog breed with an affectionate and playful temperament. While Whippets make wonderful pets and companions, they’re not hypoallergenic. They have a single coat that sheds seasonally. You can do some things to minimize the possibility of allergic reactions if you have a minor dog allergy, but not all people… Read More

German Shorthaired Pointer standing on grass

German Shorthaired Pointers—called “GSPs” for short—are some of the most distinctive dogs you’ll ever meet. They’re also very affectionate and great fun to be around, so it’s no surprise that they made it onto the American Kennel Club’s list of most popular dog breeds. If you suffer from allergies, though, and are wondering if GSPs… Read More

Airedale Terrier on street

No dog is 100% allergen free. This is because humans react to a dog’s dander and saliva, not their fur as commonly believed. However, breeds that shed less, such as the Airedale Terrier, are considered hypoallergenic because dander travels predominately through loose fur. If you’re only mildly or moderately allergic to dogs, you might still… Read More

Australian Cattle Dog outdoors

Do you have allergies and are looking for a dog that won’t make them worse? If so, you may be wondering if Australian Cattle Dogs are hypoallergenic. The answer is…sadly, no. All dogs produce dander, which is the source of many pet allergies. However, some breeds are less allergenic than others. What is a Hypoallergenic… Read More

Alaskan Malamute in the snow

If you’ve been contemplating inviting an Alaskan Malamute into your life, we totally get the appeal. Not only are Alaskan Malamutes stunning to look at, but they’re also big softies that are, for the most part, affectionate towards family and super friendly with new people. But if you’ve got allergies, you’ll need to carefully consider… Read More

schnoodle dog lying in the garden

Schnoodle dogs are a popular crossbreed between a Schnauzer and a Poodle. The result is an adorable and low-shedding dog. While Schnoodles are considered hypoallergenic, this doesn’t guarantee that they won’t cause an allergic reaction. Let’s take a closer look at why Schnoodles are considered hypoallergenic and what that really means for those who suffer… Read More

Newfoundland dog

If you’re looking for a gorgeous dog with a loyal and affectionate personality, the Newfoundland dog breed may be just what you’re looking for. However, if you’re looking for a hypoallergenic breed, this dog may not be the best option for an allergy sufferer. Many dogs aren’t considered hypoallergenic, but it’s especially true for Newfoundland… Read More

rat terrier on grass

If you’re looking for a dog breed that is brave, intelligent, hard-working, and affectionate, then the rat terrier is an excellent choice for you. However, owning one can be problematic if you’re allergic to dogs. No dog is truly hypoallergenic, and all dogs produce proteins in their saliva and dander that can easily trigger allergies… Read More

Belgian Malinois in the forest

The Belgian Malinois is a highly intelligent working dog that loves its humans. These dogs are eager to please, obedient, and learn commands with ease, which makes them highly sought-after police dogs. Any Belgian Malinois owner knows the characteristics and traits of these beautiful, smart dogs, but if you’re an allergy sufferer and are looking… Read More

Weimaraner in the woods

The Weimaraner is a popular large dog breed with a beautiful shiny coat and distinctive eyes, and was primarily designed for hunting. This athletic dog breed is a common favorite amongst dog owners and due to their relatively short coat, many dog owners assume that the Weimaraner is a hypoallergenic dog breed. However, the Weimaraner… Read More

English Cocker Spaniel lying on bed

Dogs are known for causing allergies among thousands, if not millions, of people around the world. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a 100% hypoallergenic dog. However, some dogs are less allergenic than other breeds because they don’t shed as much skin, dander, and hair. One such breed can be the Cocker Spaniel, though… Read More

old english sheepdog in the field

Old English Sheepdogs are a perfect combination of goofy and fluffy. These dogs want nothing more than to love you, please you, and protect you. They’ve even played some major roles in Hollywood! Is it any wonder why people love this breed? Unfortunately, these dogs aren’t hypoallergenic. They have such long fur with a double… Read More

cairn terrier in the woods

If you’re allergic to dogs but also love dogs, you may have been desperately searching for a hypoallergenic dog. There are a variety of breeds that many people believe are hypoallergenic, but it’s important to understand what causes allergies to dogs before you decide on a breed. One breed that may be less likely to… Read More