• Heat Stroke and Your Pets

      Mary adored her Dachshund Daisy and always wanted her by her side.  One 85°F day, while the “girls” were out for a car ride, Mary made a quick stop at the convenience store for a jug of milk.  In the store, she encountered a new cashier who was having difficulty working the cash register.  [...]

  • Bite Like A Rattler, Sting Like A Bee… First-Aid Tips to Help Your Pet

    One late summer morning, two Scottish Fold kittens were playfully exploring their fenced yard when Rudy caught Abigail off guard and bounded at her from behind the rose bushes.  As Abby took a tumble landing dazed and confused, a bee buzzed passed her.  The twosome, quickly distracted by this new found fun, attempted to play [...]

  • 5 “People” Foods You Can Feed Your Dog

    The following article has been provided courtesy of Petplan pet insurance, who is also offering an exclusive 10% discount on policies to Adopt-a-Pet.com supporters. To learn more visit Petplan.   Most people occasionally give their pet foods meant for people. The wrong foods can have a disastrous result (as is the case with onions, raisins [...]

  • Get to Know Your Pet from Head-to-Tail

    Cindy couldn’t exist without pets in her life, but working a 40-hour week to pay for her small apartment, made it difficult to share her life with an animal who would depend on her, so…Cindy decided to become a professional pet sitter, a job she found to be more pleasure than work.  She joined an [...]

  • Pet Insurance 101: How It Works, What to Look For and Why You Need It

    The following article has been provided courtesy of Petplan pet insurance, who is also offering an exclusive 10% discount on policies to Adopt-a-Pet.com supporters. To learn more visit Petplan.   Pets are increasingly part of the household (they are certainly the easiest to get along with!), and like the rest of our family, they need [...]

  • The Happy Healthy Pet Guide

      The following article has been provided courtesy of Petplan pet insurance, who is also offering an exclusive 10% discount on policies to Adopt-a-Pet.com supporters. To learn more visit Petplan.     As a pet parent, taking care of four-legged friends is your number one priority—and keeping pets fed, watered, exercised and happy is just [...]

  • Book Giveaway! Win a Free Copy of The Total Dog Manual From Adopt-a-Pet.com

      Whether you’re an experienced dog owner or a first time adopter, Adopt-a-Pet.com’s Total Dog Manual has everything you need to know (and more!) to start you and your new friend off on the right paw – and now you can score your copy for free! We’re giving away a copy for each of the [...]

  • Can my pet get sunburned?

    Yes! Pets, just like people, can get a sunburn. Most pets have fur which does provide some protection from the sun’s burning rays, but pets don’t have fur on their noses or pads of their feet, and many pets have very thin or no hair on the tops of their snouts, the tips of their [...]

  • Should my pet have her first heat before she is spayed?

    Many people still believe that a dog or cat should have her first heat before she is spayed. This old wives tale! I was in a vet office yesterday, and overheard a young couple ask the vet, “Can our puppy really get pregnant now? She is only a baby!” A 7- month-old baby, so the [...]

  • What is bloat?

    Bloat. For many dog owners, the word “bloat” is like a stab of fear to their belly. Rightfully so! Bloat in dogs can be fatal. Bloat is the common term for gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) The ASPCA says, “When bloat occurs, the dog’s stomach fills with air, fluid and/or food. The enlarged stomach puts pressure on other organs, [...]