Do You Know How to Pet a Dog? Techniques Dogs Will Love
Petting a dog isn't as simple as you think. Follow trainer Mikkel Becker's tips on how to pet a dog and you'll have a canine friend for life.
Winter Dog Grooming, Fur and Skin Care Tips from the Pros
Winter Dog Grooming, Fur and Skin Care Tips from the Pros Winter is the time for dry and itchy skin, salt-covered sidewalks giving way to mucky snow water, and all around miserable conditions. Just like we moisturize and care for ourselves during the rough winter months, our dogs deserve the same kind of attention As the cold finally moves across New Jersey, here are some tips to help care for your dog’s fur from Purr’n Pooch’s pet stylist and groomer Cherise Burczya, a 15-year-veteran of the pet resort: 1. Brush. Pups’ fur need tender loving care just like our own locks. Brushing promotes a healthy coat and skin, especially in the dry winter months. Regular brushing also helps reduce matting, something common when fur gets wet with snow or rain, and can help…
How old is my pet in dog years or cat years? A veterinarian explains
Based on his age in 'dog years,' could your animal pal legally buy alcohol? Or would he be cashing in on his senior discount? Veterinarians are more interested in life stage than a particular number.
10 Strange Dog Behaviors Explained
We rounded up 10 things dogs do that people commonly consider mysterious, from humping to howling. Check out gallery explaining strange dog behavior.
Dog, cat or fish? Here's your guide to choosing the perfect family pet
Do you want your own animal companion? Pets can be incredibly fun and rewarding, but not all types are suitable for every lifestyle.
The Best and Worst Pet Foods: 13 Pet Foods Ranked
Learn Dr. Becker’s recommendations on best-to-worst diets for dogs and cats, which will help improve the quality of the food you feed your own pet.
Why Do Dogs Chew Their Paws?
Some dogs will gently but insistently lick their feet, but other dogs chew their paws. Here's what's going on and why you need to consult with your vet.
10 Cat Emergencies to Never Treat at Home
Learn when you must call or take your cat to the vet. Emergencies range from obvious things, like a broken leg, to the less obvious, such as a cat skipping meals.
Video: Why Does My Cat... Chatter at Birds?
Dr. Patty Khuly decodes why your indoor cat makes a curious chattering sound while staring at birds outside the window.
Dog-Training Advice to Stop Territorial Barking
Dog barking, especially when the canine feels his territory is threatened, can be a frustrating behavior. Mikkel Becker shares a training tactic that can help.