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Training an animal? An ethicist explains how and why your dog − but not your frog − can be punished

People talk to their pets every day: offering praise when they’re good, reassurance when they’re confused and affection when they’re cuddling. We also speak to animals when they misbehave. “Why did you do that?” someone might ask their dog. …
Jon Garthoff, University of Tennessee, The Conversation
Friday, February 2

Only Dog Breed National Championship to Crown Winner

(BPT) - If you’re a dog lover, you won’t want to miss the paw-formance of the year, the 2023 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin broadcast. The event took place December …
Thursday, December 28, 2023

Animal shelter populations are up—here's why and how shelters are responding

CitizenShipper looked at Best Friends Animal Society data to examine increased shelter populations and how they are responding.
Colleen Kilday, Data Work By Emma Rubin
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
3 ways to be a more proactive cat parent
(BPT) - As a pet parent, you may often find yourself thinking about ways to enjoy spending quality time with your pets, while also ensuring that they're enjoying their home even when you can't be …
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How to tackle spring cleaning, even when you have pets
(BPT) - The idea of giving your home a thorough cleaning each spring is very appealing, but can also be overwhelming. It may even seem impossible, given today's busy lifestyles, active children …
3 days ago
Bonding with Your Four-Legged Friend
(Family Features) Your dog may be one of your best friends, but that bond doesn't happen overnight. One of the best ways to show dogs love is by keeping them healthy and spending quality time with them.
Monday, February 12
From Teeth to Paws: Five Ways Pets’ Dental Health Impacts Total Health
(BPT) - Pet Dental Health Month (February) marks the perfect time to prioritize your pet’s wellbeing and kick-start a dental care routine. A staggering 80% of dogs, particularly small breeds …
Thursday, February 1
Dog care below freezing − how to keep your pet warm and safe from cold weather, road salt and more this winter
In much of the country, when winter rolls around, previously hospitable conditions can quickly turn chilly and dangerous for people and pups alike. …
Erik Christian Olstad, University of California, Davis, The Conversation
Tuesday, January 30

Festive Foods to Skip or Pick for Your Pets According to a Veterinarian

Festive Foods to Skip or Pick for Your Pets According to a Veterinarian
(NewsUSA) - The holidays ring in a season of food prep and culinary indulgence, enticing people and pets with an abundance of activity in the kitchen as holiday meals and treats are prepared for …
Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Support Smart Dog Breeding to Curb Strays

Support Smart Dog Breeding to Curb Strays
(NewsUSA) - Many wonderful organizations focus on finding homes for dogs in shelters, but one dog breeder is on a mission—to promote smarter dog breeding and fewer dogs in shelters to begin …
Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Older Americans lead the nation in pet spending, but not by much

While baby boomers far outpaced other age groups in pet spending in 2021, spending evened out among all Americans in 2022, per an eTailPet analysis of BLS data.
Paxtyn Merten
Thursday, January 25

Deepen your bond with your pet through shared meal experiences

(BPT) - From swapping recipes with friends on social media to crafting meals that bring your family together, food has transformed into a way to bond with others and show you care. But have you ever …
Monday, January 22
Podcasts about pets

Dog talk ... and more

Every dog lover's resource for keeping yourself & your best friend happy, healthy and long living - naturally. Listen in to Dr. Peter Dobias weekly to find out how both you and your furry friend …

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Talkin' pets, with vets

Two Vets Talk Pets podcast

Veterinarians, Drs Lewis Kirkham and Robbie Anderton, provide an informative, light-hearted chat about the health of your pet. It includes veterinary, behaviour and training advice for pet owners, …

Friday, March 10, 2023

Purrr-fectly enjoyable

In these cat podcasts, learn everything there is to know about cats on Cattitude with your hosts Michelle Fern & Tom Dock. In this cat podcast, each week we’ll spotlight a cool cat breed, …

Friday, March 10, 2023