How to Get Some Sleep When Your Pet Keeps You Up at Night

No matter how much you adore your pet, you may get irritated when your beloved companion constantly wakes you up at night. Your hungry cat may scratch at the bedroom door until you get up to feed it. The dog may whine, whimper, or even howl until you let it inside your room.

How to Keep Pet Hair from Taking Over Your House

Do you almost always see a thin layer of pet hair on your carpeting, even if you've just cleaned? Is your vacuum choking on the large amounts of hair you're trying to suck up? Do you avoid wearing dark clothing so it doesn't show pet hair?

If so, you may be living with excessive pet hair–and struggling to keep it from taking over your house completely!

What are the Pros and Cons of Free Feeding vs. Scheduled Meals for Your Cat?

If you have one or more cats, you probably spend a good deal of time doing research and making decisions about how to provide the best care you possibly can, but you're still bound to have questions or need advice from time to time

For example, is it better to keep your cat permanently indoors, or should you let him outside from time to time? What are the best flea and tick solutions? Is it safe to have a home with both dogs and cats? And, what about feeding?

What to Do If Your Indoor Cat Gets Loose

It just takes a second for your indoor-only cat to slip out. Maybe the neighbor kids were coming through your back door to play, or you opened the front door to sign for a package. Determined kitties who want to seek adventure and fresh air will take advantage of almost any brief opening to get their freedom.

The problem is, your indoor cat isn't used to being outdoors. And you've done that for a reason—indoor-only cats are typically safer and live longer than their outdoor counterparts. But when cats used to being indoors are suddenly free outdoors, they are vulnerable to other cats, dogs, wildlife and disease. You need to get that kitty safely home, fast! Here are ten tips for finding your feline friend:

How to Choose the Right Doggie Daycare

Doggie daycares have grown in popularity in recent years. Pet parents use these centers to keep their fur babies safe, entertained, and happy.

Many dogs thrive in daycare settings since they can socialize, bounce around, and have fun. These centers are enjoyable for some canines, but is it right for your puppy? And how can you select a facility that fits your furry friend's needs?

How to Introduce New Pets to Existing Pets

Pets, in their deep instinctual psyches, have a distrust of strangers, individuals from outside of their tribes or extended families. Animals are individuals, each with his and her mixture of genetics and early environmental factors, almost like human beings. Any instructions about handling animals always come with the proviso that you have to avoid complete generalizations, and look at the behavior of each individual.

Here are some ways to ensure that you choose a pet that has a better chance of getting along with your existing pets, and some tips for weathering the transition smoothly.

4 Smart (and Safe) Ways to Keep Your Cat from Scratching Everything in Sight

If your cat is continually scratching your furniture, drapes or rugs, it's because, well, he or she is a cat. You need to remember that cats are predators. They need sharp claws to kill their prey, defend themselves in the wild, and to climb—and scratching keeps their claws sharp by removing cuticles and cleaning the exterior sheaths of their nails. Scratching, in other words is normal, and even necessary, for your cat's well-being and health.

Grooming Basics to Keep Your Dog in Tip Top Shape

Groomers are canine stylists that help your dog look its absolute best. Pet parents enjoy getting their furry companion professionally groomed, but these services are costly. Some owners prefer to handle grooming themselves, but how can they achieve great results at home?

This guide will teach you how to give your dog a professional groom and properly care for your canine's coat—without the expensive price tag.

What to Expect When Your Pet is Expecting

Expecting a new litter of puppies or kittens is an exciting, wonderful time for pets and their owners. But do you know how to care for your pregnant pet and prepare for its delivery day?

In this guide, we'll teach you how to properly care for an expectant dog or cat and her new furry babies.

How to Prevent and Treat Hairballs for Your Cat

Cats are consummate groomers that work hard to keep their coats shiny and immaculate. While cleaning themselves with their tongues, felines ingest fur that has been shed. This fur cannot be broken down or digested and if it doesn't pass through a cat's digestive tract, it can form into hairballs.

Developing hairballs is normal for felines. All cats spit them up occasionally.  But sometimes, hairballs that aren't excreted can put a pet's intestinal health at risk. Read on for the best, at-home hairball remedies for your feline companion, and to learn about several great treatments that will help keep your furry family member's digestive tract running smoothly.