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Pets and Children

Growing up with a pet is a great experience—as long as you have realistic expectations. Here are five myths about pets and kids and how to make the right choice for your household.

Why Dogs Bite Kids

Why Dogs Bite Kids

As reports of dogs biting children continue to rise, researchers embarked on a study to help understand what makes a dog’s mind tick…or at least what ticks it off when it comes to kids.

Stress-Free Visits to the Vet

Stress-Free Visits to the Vet

For some, a visit to the veterinarian begins with a game of tug-of-war at the clinic’s front door. Your pet knows exactly where he is. Here, some tips to reduce the stress—for both of you.

Reptile Brumation

Reptile Brumation

During the fall, species including lizards, tortoises, turtles, frogs and snakes start to slow down for a long period of time. This behavior is called brumation and is essential to survival.

5 Solutions for Litter Box Issues

5 Solutions for Litter Box Issues

Have no fear: Litter box problems are common, and for the most part, easily solved. Learn more about litter box aversion issues and get training started off on the right paw.

Where Do Sleeping Dogs Lie?

Where Do Sleeping Dogs Lie?

How does your pooch fit in with the rest of the pack when it comes to bed time? Nationwide asked pet owners to spill the beans on where their canine companions sleep.

Pet Etiquette at the Office Infographic

Pet Etiquette at the Office Infographic

Taking your pet to work? Keep colleagues in mind: follow these practical pet etiquette tips so everyone, both four-legged and two-legged friends, can have a pleasant experience.

Why Dogs Do Strange Things

Why Dogs Do Strange Things

The furious digging, the inexplicable rolling in smelly stuff, and the ritualistic nesting at bedtime. Is there a reason why dogs do these strange things?

Can Dogs Smell Cancer

Can Dogs Smell Cancer

Can man’s best friend also be a person’s best chance for early cancer detection? Some studies say yes. Hear what the experts have to say about a dog's sense of smell.

Socializing Cats and Dogs

Socializing Cats and Dogs

Does your cat spend so much time under the bed you forgot what she looks like? Or do you have a skittish dog whose tail is constantly stuck between his legs?

Pets Get the Winter Blues

Pets Get the Winter Blues

Pets and people have a lot in common, including the winter blues. Even if you live in one of the warmer states, the change of season affects pets and people.

Pets and Newborns

Pets and Newborns

For parents, bringing home your new baby is a wonderful and priceless moment. While you will most likely be overflowing with joy, it is important to remember that...

Pet Noise Phobia

Pet Noise Phobia

For most domesticated pets, a loud noise is enough to make the largest or bravest of animals take cover under the bed, in a closet or in your lap.