Dogs

7 Ways To Get Your Cat & Dog To Peacefully Coexist

Lots of us have witnessed many an affection relationship between the family pup and resident feline. While there's some truth to the idea that cats and dogs are each others natural enemies, it is absolutely possible to live with both a cat and a dog.…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

These Are The 10 Most Popular Royal-Inspired Pet Names Right Now

Everyone is so enamored with everything royal that many pet parents are naming their four-legged fur babies after the royal family. Banfield Applied Research & Knowledge (BARK), a division of Banfield Pet Hospital, tells Bustle that it pulled from i…
By Brandi Neal

A Study Found The Exact Age Puppies Are At Their Cutest

Love puppies? Join the rest of the human world. As memes every day attest, we're deeply invested as a species in the cuteness of dogs, particularly when they're small. Puppies are hugely popular pets (even if owning them means training them, which ca…
By JR Thorpe

The Game Of Life Just Launched A Version Where You Can Have Pets Instead Of Kids

I’ll confess that I don’t think I’ve ever managed to finish a complete game of the Milton Bradley board game the Game of Life — but maybe I will now: The newly released Game Of Life: Pets Edition includes all the hallmarks of the classic game, while …
By Lucia Peters

7 Dog Breeds That Experience More Health Problems Than Others

Considering getting a dog? It's worth doing your research — not just because you want to check out each dog breed's temperament and suitability for your lifestyle (clingy dogs will not cope well if you travel five days a week and leave them at home),…
By JR Thorpe

United Will Ban Dozens Of Dog Breeds From Flying In The Cargo Hold Due To Safety Concerns

With summer quickly approaching, you may be making travel plans — but if you include your pets on your trips, a recent change from United Airlines that could make it harder to travel with your pets. United is banning dozens of dog breeds from flying …
By Ayana Lage

13 Creepy Dog Stories On Reddit That Will Completely Freak You Out

I don't think I need to tell you that dogs are special, wonderful pets who can make your life a lot more magical. Dogs are your number one buddy who never let you down, always bring a smile to your face, and make you feel so loved the second you walk…
By Jessica Booth

This Dog Saved A 3-Year-Old Girl’s Life When She Got Lost Overnight & No, You’re Crying

Anyone who’s ever had a dog knows that “man’s best friend” is all the wonderful things in the whole wide world — loyal, adorable, and sometimes, a hero. An elderly dog in Australia saved a 3-year-old girl when she got lost overnight, ABC Australia re…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

The One Way Your Childhood Dog Might Still Be Affecting You As An Adult

For many of us, some of the most precious childhood memories we have are the moments shared with our first pets. (And some of the saddest memories are probably when they passed away.) While looking at photos of old pets can bring all the heartwarming…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

9 Unexpected Things Dogs & Cats Should Never, Ever Eat

In a lot of ways pets seem just like us, which could prompt humans to share some things with their four-legged friends that could actually be harmful to their health. Dangerous things for dogs and cat to eat you should never give to them run the gamu…
By Brandi Neal

9 Surprising Ways Adopting A Dog Can Instantly Improve Your Health

If you're convinced that having a dog makes you a better person, you're probably right. Study after study has shown the health benefits of having a dog, from reduced stress to improved heart health, to a better social life — the list just goes on and…
By Carolyn Steber

6 Signs Your Dog Has Anxiety

We usually think of dogs as happy-go-lucky animals, but just like people, man's best friend can experience anxiety, stress, and even depression. Like their human counterparts, a dog's anxiety symptoms can be triggered by a variety of stressors. "Anxi…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

14 Changes Dogs Go Through As They Age That All Pet Owners Should Know About

When I got my first dog, I was in denial that I would outlive him. For years, my German shepherd Lucas effortlessly jumped into my Jeep for hiking adventures and trips to the beach — until one day he couldn't make the jump. Changes that your dog will…
By Brandi Neal

Here’s How To Know If You’re REALLY Ready For A Dog

In all my 25 years of life, I have never been without a dog. As a kid, I always lived with at least two, and had as many as six after my parents, both dog people, divorced and remarried other dog people. When my spouse and I moved in together after I…
By James Loke Hale

13 Gross & Unexpected Things That Happen When You Get A Dog

There are many reasons to get or rescue a pup. The cuddles. The companionship. The cuddles, again. But once you own a dog you realize rather quickly that the puppy eyes you fell deep into take on a whole new meaning. Most notably, guilt. Probably, a …
By Brittany Bennett

If You’re Thinking Of Adopting A Dog, This Is The One Thing You Should Not Do

The most responsible way to get a dog is to adopt one, so if you've already made the choice to save a shelter dog's life, you're off to a good start. But before I get to the one thing you should never do when adopting a dog, let's start with some col…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

12 Things Your Dog Should NEVER Eat

There are certain things that dog owners generally know are bad for their dogs — like chocolate and onions — but there are so many other foods that are toxic for pups that owners may be less aware of. There are a few important things your dog shouldn…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

6 Personality Traits Your Dog Can Inherit From You

Dogs, they're just like us. More accurately, you and your dog might share similar traits that your pup developed by being in your company, similar to how children learn to navigate the world by watching their parents. And, there are actually some per…
By Brandi Neal

6 Spooky Things Your Dog Can Sense That You Can’t

Pets are the best, especially dogs. They're your companion when you need a friend, they cuddle whenever you're feeling lonely, and they can make you smile the second you walk in the door. But for all of the good things about pets, they do have a cree…
By Jessica Booth

The 14 Best Pups That Get Along With Kids

Picking out a family dog is fun and exciting, especially when kids are involved. Most little kids love dogs, and it's really special to watch them bond with these furry creatures, and create a lasting, loving relationship they'll always remember. But…
By Jessica Booth