5 Essential Tips to Keeping Your Pet Healthy This Summer

Thinking about ways to get in shape for summer? Don’t forget your pet. Pets require good nutrition and exercise, too. And with summer here, there’s more to consider. From vet visits to insurance coverage, it’s smart to plan ahead so your 4-legged friend can put their best paw forward.

Dog-Friendly Vacation Ideas to Kick Off the Summer

Do you experience separation anxiety when leaving your 4-legged friend behind while you’re on vacation? Luckily, there’s a simple solution – plan a dog-friendly getaway. Whether you and your pet are beach bums or active movers and shakers, there are plenty accommodating trip ideas the whole family can enjoy.

Travel Safely with Pets this Summer

Plan ahead for safety and fun. Many people wouldn’t dream of leaving Fido or Fluffy behind when taking a summer vacation. To keep your pets happy and healthy on the road, follow this advice from Paris Permenter, co-publisher of DogTipper.com and co-author … Continued

5 Extravagant Ways to Pamper Your Pet

Today is national Pet Parent’s Day®, the only official day celebrating pet caregivers. You spend all year spoiling your pets and spending lavishly on them, so why not use this today as an excuse to go over the top?

12 Ridiculously Cute Puppy Videos That Will Brighten Your Day

Today is National Puppy Day, created in 2006 to raise awareness about orphaned puppies and to celebrate the unconditional love that puppies bring to our lives. Usually observed March 23, the day is being celebrated two days earlier this year.

The True Cost of Owning a Pet

Owning a pet can be a rewarding experience, but it comes with a financial responsibility that should not be taken lightly. It costs about $1,520 a year to own a dog and $1,158 for a cat. On a national level, Americans spent a staggering $53 billion on their pets in 2012, according to the American Pet Products Association.

Check out our infographic containing annual pet costs, pet insurance costs and more to find out the true cost of owning a pet.

Which Pet Is Right for You?

From gerbils to puppies to rabbits to cats, people have a lot of choices for household pets these days. Depending on your lifestyle, you may be better suited for a certain type of pet. While there may be certain stereotypes of cat people and dog people, use this guide instead to discover the best pet for you.

3 Benefits of Rescuing a Shelter Dog

Shelter animals are often seen as the used cars of the pet world. Their history is unknown, and some fear surprises could be lurking under the hood. But as many shelter-dog owners can tell you, most of those fears are unfounded.

The Top Animal Holidays This Summer

Did you answer your cat’s question on National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day ? It was January 22, in case you missed it this year. But don’t worry – there are plenty of animal holidays coming up.