Websites offering general and health related articles and resources for all types of pets.

THE FINANCIAL BENEFITS OF ADOPTING A PET - You can actually save money by adopting over shopping. Breeders and pet stores come with considerably higher costs — both up front and over the life of your pet — especially when compared to animal shelters and rescue organizations.

SAVING MONEY ON PET CARE - Here are some ideas on how to make taking care of your pet affordable. Lower prices do not have to mean lower quality of care. Your pet can live like royalty on pauper’s wages, if you learn and apply these tips.

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS FOR PETS - It is important to remember that disasters can occur with no warning. Waiting to discuss the implications of a disaster until it is happening won’t ensure that all details will be considered. Having a plan, sharing it with your loved ones will ensure that even in the heat of the moment someone is aware of the plan and your wishes in the event that you can’t undertake the actions such as those intended to address the needs of unattended pets.

HOW SMOKING HARMS ANIMALS - It’s widely-known that smoking causes a multitude of health conditions in first-hand users and also poses a risk to those exposed second-hand. However, not as many people are aware of the various ways smoking harms animals. You may expect that second hand smoke is harmful to animals, just like it is to humans, but there is more to the harm caused to animals by smoking and the tobacco industry than these effects. In fact, the tobacco industry’s sordid history of conducting uninformative studies on animals is yet another way smoking is harming animals across the planet.

PROTECT YOUR PETS: PET SAFETY - A guide created so you can understand the many health hazards present in the average home, and make quick impactful changes to make your home safer for your pets.

ABOVE ALL, DO NOT DECLAW! - Declawing literally maims cats, a mistake that can lead to physical, emotional and behavioral complications. It is erroneous to think that declawing a cat is a trivial procedure similar to trimming fingernails. A cat's claws are a vital part of its anatomy, essential to balance, mobility and survival.

WONDERPUPPY - Often people feel they must give up their pets for various reasons. On these pages, you'll hopefully find some alternatives and be able to keep your animal. There is also lots of info here for those who would never dream of giving up their pet, but just need some advice on basic pet problems. They are often the very same problems for both groups of people.

PURINA - EDUCATIONAL PET ARTICLES - When it comes to caring for your cat, you need to get information from an expert. To read what Purina's experts share about cat nutrition, behavior, development, training, and more, explore all our articles. 

MOVING WITH YOUR FAMILY PET - Moving can be a fun and exciting time for you and your family. It's the start of a new adventure and new opportunities. There is also stress that may come along with the move. Moving with your family pets can increase this stress. This article will provide you with information on how to limit the stress and reduce the problems you could face when you're not just moving your family, but moving with your family pets too.

EMERGENCY INSURANCE: HOMEOWNERS PREPAREDNESS GUIDE FOR DISASTERS AND EMERGENCIES - In an emergency, the last thing you want to think about is how to prepare, you want to be prepared already, to have a plan in place, and to be ready to make sure you and your family are safe, no matter the emergency. That’s why it’s crucial to plan for emergencies as a homeowner. 

CATS AND CHRISTMAS TREES: 10 WAYS TO MAXIMIZE SAFETY & MINIMIZE MAYHEM - With cats and Christmas trees, there are many ways that chaos — and even danger — can ensue. Learn how cats and Christmas trees can safely coexist.

THE STATE OF PET WELFARE (WITH INFOGRAPHIC) - Pet Life Today (PLT) is a free resource that offers expert, researched information on pets. We publish pet news, tips and product buying advice for pet owners on a variety of companion animals, from cats and dogs to hamsters and horses.

CPR FOR DOGS AND CATS-Do you know what to do if your pet stops breathing? Knowing a few emergency procedures if your dog or cat is choking, or having difficulty breathing, could save your pet’s life because you may not have time to get to a vet.  Here are the steps for doing CPR on a dog and cat.

34 POISONOUS HOUSEPLANTS FOR DOGS - There are poisonous houseplants for dogs and cats. Some are mildly poisonous, and some are fatal. It is better to know about them if you own a pet and here we’ve listed 34 plants toxic to dogs. 

WHAT EVERY PET OWNER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FOOD ALLERGIES - As it turns out, food allergies are not as common as many pet food companies and websites may like for you to think. And while food allergies are one possible cause for your dog’s itchy skin and ear infections or your cat’s diarrhea, there are many more likely causes which may have nothing to do with the food. 

HOW TO MAKE YOUR BACKYARD A SANCTUARY FOR WILDLIFE - Do you want to draw flocks of birds, butterflies, and other scurrying wildlife to your backyard? Even city dwellers can turn their yards into a wildlife refuge by offering the four things all animals search for — food, water, shelter and room to raise their young. Here are some dos and don’ts for creating a safe, beautiful and educational backyard wildlife sanctuary.

20 PET-FRIENDLY APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN HERNDON - Apartment List's apartment search now has a filter to find pet-friendly apartments for rent in the Herndon/Reston/Dulles area.