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Pick the Right Pet for Your Child

“Mom, can we get a Dalmatian?” Your six-year-old wants a dog. The younger one would rather have a kitten. As a parent, you know that pets can teach children important lessons about responsibility and compassion. But what kind of pet should you get the kids? Is it better to get a puppy or grown dog? Male or female? Mixed breed or pedigree? Read More

In the Spotlight: Presidential Pets

The rather ordinary looking cat pictured here lives at the most famous address in the world. Socks, Chelsea Clinton’s black-and-white cat, currently resides at the White House, the first cat to do so since Amy Carter’s Siamese, Misty Malarky Ying Yang. Here, Socks poses on the South Lawn, a favorite spot. Read More

Interview with Dr. Powers

Meet… Helen T. Powers, DVM

Dr. Powers is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology, with a practice in Northern California. With a special interest in feline dermatology, Dr. Powers says that she is inspired in her work by the two cats who share her home, Pedro and Cheetah. Read More

Traveling with Pets

Traveling with Pets: Making it Easy

Summer means vacation time to most people. But whether it’s a week at the beach, touring a theme park or visiting relatives, for pet owners, vacations invariably mean extra planning and arrangements. Do you take your pet? Leave it at home with a friend or sitter? Board at a kennel? Read More