Here's Why You Shouldn't Include Your Pet in Your Home's Listing Photos

Consider your pet a member of your family? You’re not alone: According to the 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association, 68% of U.S. households own a pet. But if you’re selling your home, your favorite part of coming home could be preventing you from getting it off the market as quickly as possible. Though it might seem silly, just seeing your friendly Fido in the listing might be a huge-turn off for some buyers. “As you prep your home to sell, your mission is to attract the widest pool of qualified buyers,” says realtor Read More

7 Common Houseplants That Can Make Your Pets Quite Sick

We love the touch of life and greenery that plants add to our homes. But mixing house plants with pets can be lethal. Sometimes toxic plants are naturally repulsive to animals (they taste extremely bitter, for instance), and some pets aren’t inclined to chew plants, so we tend not to worry. However, every pet parent should know which plants are harmful to their animals so they can make the personal choice to simply never have them around, or to watch vigilantly to make sure their animals don’t start chewing them. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Here's How to Protect Your Pets During Cold Weather

Many places in the United States are facing an extreme cold front this week, with temperatures much chillier than normal for early in the winter season. While that might means you need to bundle up a bit more for New Year’s Eve festivities, don’t forget about your four legged family members. Here are a few ways that you can protect pets from the cold. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

If Your Cat Could Write a Wish List, Here's What Would Be On It

The holiday season is a time when people gather with friends and family, exchanging gifts and celebrating with loved ones. And when you’re a pet owner, that totally extends to your furry friends, too. If you have that all-too-familiar urge to spoil your cat this year, we’ve got you covered. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

How To Remove Pet Hair From Furniture, Floors and More

If you have cats or dogs (or both!), I hope for your sake you’ve got a leather sofa, because we all know that pet hair clings to stuff tighter than a squirrel with a nut in the dead of winter. Alas, leather furniture is expensive, so most of us are left on our hands and knees, with a roll of tape, going over every inch of each surface, and praying that — JUST THIS ONCE — we get it all. Here are a few tips and alternatives to preserve your sanity. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

New Show 'Animal Cribs' Tackles Over The Top Renovations For Your Pets

Renovation shows are having a moment, and yet with all the options past and present, there hasn’t been one totally dedicated to one very important part of the family: animals. Thankfully, Animal Planet is on it, and a familiar face is taking on these extreme home makeovers (pet edition). READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

4 Things No One Warned Me About Before I Adopted a Dog

“Are you going to take it on walks? Are you going to have time for it? Can you afford it?” There were a lot of things my friends warned me about before I adopted the painfully adorable dog above (my mom also shared many of her concerns). But even with my friends’ advice and nearly a decade of pet sitting experience under my belt, I was surprised by a few unexpected things after bringing Stanley home from the LA-SPCA. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

How To Make a Small Apartment More Fun for Your Cat

Cats who live in apartments face one very serious threat: boredom. Cat behavior problems—aggression, waking owners up in the middle of the night, obsession with food, and more—can often be traced back to a simple lack of stimulation. Though cats are often considered to be low maintenance pets, most do need some form of entertainment and activity each day. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico