• Do you think that your pet pal wags his tail because he’s happy to see you? You may be correct if that tail is pulling to the right–but more on that later! A dog’s tail is just one of his methods of communication, and according to Psychology Today certain

  • The grief that follows the loss of a pet can be very difficult to overcome. Memorialize a beloved companion who has passed on, or help friends and family deal with the loss of their pets, with a combination of earthly and spiritual practices. Host a Timel

  • 2016 has been a very good year for all of us here at The Conscious Cat. Our readership and fan base continued to grow, thanks to all of you who read this blog every day, comment here and on our Facebook page, and share what you read with your friends and

  • This post is pawwered by Chicken Soup For The Soul® Dog Food, who want to spread the word about their delicious products! Bringing home a new dog is a huge responsibility, no matter how old they are. One of the most important things you can do is ensuring

  • If your dogs are anything like mine, they demand food on a pretty regular schedule each day. But simply giving your dogs food doesn’t provide much of a mental challenge for them, and a bored dog can get destructive or lethargic. It’s important to keep the

  • There are logical reasons for your cat's odd behaviors, such as sticking her butt in your face and knocking things off desks.

  • If you’re struggling to train your dog, don’t give up! There’s hope for even the most challenging dogs. The solution may be as simple as changing your approach to training. Mikkel Becker shares simple tweaks that make a world of difference, like removing

  • Moving can be stressful. You have to pack everything to make sure nothing breaks, fit boxes and furniture into the truck snugly, and prepare for hours in a car with children and your pets. Moving is stressful for your pets, too, because they don’t realize

  • It’s well-known that dogs tend to suffer from arthritis as they get on in years, but cats generally refuse to show weakness, and older cats with joint pain are no exception. This means that arthritic kitties may not immediately get the attention they need

  • It’s well-known that dogs tend to suffer from arthritis as they get on in years, but cats generally refuse to show weakness, and older cats with joint pain are no exception. This means that arthritic kitties may not immediately get the attention they need

  • By Dr. Becker Sadly, the majority of pet cats in the U.S. are either overweight or obese. According to the most recent research by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), 58 percent of American kitties are overweight, and 28 percent are conside

  • Aging is inevitable for cats and humans. According to the American Association of Feline Practitioners Life Stage Guidelines, cats are considered “mature” between the ages of 7 and 10, “senior” between the ages of 11 and 14, and “geriatric” over the age o

  • Melissa Halliburton was on her way to her friend’s wedding with her dog, Rocco. She had searched all over for a hotel near the event that allowed dogs and could only find one an hour away. Then, on her way to the wedding, her car broke down. She managed t

  • By Dr. Becker If your pet becomes ill or injured, it can be difficult to determine what can be safely taken care of at home and what requires a trip to your veterinarian. You don't want to put your pet through the stress of visiting the vet unnecessarily

  • (Picture Credit: Getty Images) Businesses small and large are literally going to the dogs as furry friends are being welcomed into the workplace more and more often. This trend started soon after what might be considered the most famous study on what impa

  • Greta and Rio joined their family within three days of each other, and ever since then, they've been inseparable. "Since we got them at the same time and the same age they are essentially sisters," Haley Bond, the pair's mom, told The Dodo. &quo

  • CHICAGO – Experts from PetPace, the leading manufacturer of health monitoring smart collars for cats and dogs, are warning pet owners of the dangers that rising summer temperatures can have on their beloved pet and how the PetPace smart collar can help. A

  • Just what is your dog or cat trying to tell you? Check out these eight ways pets communicate to better understand your furry companion. 1. Barking Is Its Own Language Dogs have thousands of barks, but as a general rule, the pitch gets higher as the dog ge

  • Two cats fighting in downtown London recently had to be broken up by an armed policeman . Larry the cat , who lives in the office of the British cabinet at 10 Downing Street , and Palmerston the cat, who reigns over the foreign office next door, do NOT ge

  • Isn’t it as important for your cats and dogs to take measures to prevent disease rather than just treating disease? After 20 years of hearing the term “preventive health care”, most people have finally acknowledged and embraced the role it plays in

  • As in human medicine, the trend in pet health care is towards remote health monitoring.  The owner and the veterinarian are able to see the pet’s overall health and are able to catch signs of disease long before they might show up during a single...

  • Our senior dogs and cats are more likely to develop diseases than their younger counterparts. They are prone to chronic illness as they age, such as kidney failure, heart disease, arthritis, dental disease, cancer and cognitive dysfunction. What can we do

  • As athletes from around the globe go for the gold in the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio, homeless dogs in shelters across America are hoping to win the love of a forever pet parent with a heart of gold. Each year approximately 3.9 million dogs find them

  • Editor’s note: Have you seen the Dogster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting room of your vet’s office? This article appeared in our December-January issue. Subscribe to Dogster and get the bimonthly magazine delivered to your home. You read label

  • PetPace’s health monitoring collar for pets helped a California man and his veterinarian learn about a health condition with his dog. MURRIETA, Calif. – Local retired Marine, Richard Kosh and his 11-year-old golden retriever Jolie are living a

  • New IoT technology may monitor your dog or cat’s pain through the detection of heart-rate variability, potentially allowing pet owners and healthcare professionals to detect and manage pet pain and stress in real-time BURLINGTON, Mass. – PetPa

  • One of the most difficult parts of owning a pet can be facing the decision to euthanize your beloved companion. If you also have children, explaining this choice to them can be especially wrenching. So what is the best way to talk  with your kids about...

  • Do you wish your food-crazed dog would be calmer at mealtime? Mikkel Becker shows you how to train this behavior. Original post:External Link Author: Mikkel Becker Source: Vetstreet Lead

  • Three new recalls are effecting dog food across the country, bringing the number of dog food recalls to 22 this year (as opposed to 10 in 2014), a depressing and frightening statistic. Read more about what foods have been recalled here. Author: Adam G.  S

  • In the past, when I was going to a vet, whether it was for a scheduled exam or with a medical problem, I just went. What else would one need, right? Show up, bring the dog(s).Then I came home and realized how many things I forgot to ask or mention.You can

  • By Dr. Becker Atopic dermatitis (AD), also called atopic eczema, is a chronic inflammatory condition that causes itching, redness, swelling, and cracks in the skin. Estimates are that about 10 percent of the U.S. human population, and 10 percent of the do

  • For pets with allergies, treatment options are an important discussion. Allergy therapy can come in two forms, shots or drops. The question is, which form of allergy treatment is best for you and your pet? Author: Dr. Jennifer Coates Source: PetMD.com