Kristi Valentini

Kristi Valentini writes health and lifestyle articles for pets and people, often with her pup Penny by her side. A huge animal lover, she’s been known to bring home lost kittens, foster puppies and even have a baby goat sleep over – much to the dismay of her husband and delight of her children. Her work has also appeared in publications including Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Oprah Magazine and Woman’s Day.

These mementos honor the bond between you and your late pet.
Opting for a home setting can make your pet’s passing more peaceful. 
Short legs, little faces, and tiny bodies are just some of the adorable attributes of these mini kitties.
It’s difficult to think about, but the more you know, the better off you'll be able to make a decision for your pet.
Here are the steps to guide you in creating the best last days of your pet’s life and giving them the send off they deserve.
After your pet passes, cremation is a common next step. Get answers to your questions around what’s involved and the options available.
Spoiler alert: Your kitten’s food usually isn’t the problem.
Three pet experts weigh in with smart ways to boost your furry pals’ health throughout this year and beyond.
Positive reinforcement is the best way to teach dogs new behaviors or change old habits. Learn what makes this dog training method so great and how to get started. 
Take your pick from ancient lineages, athletic hunters, and adorable lap dogs.
Discover the pup who will claim your kiddo’s heart, lick away their tears, and help wear them out (thank goodness!)
Pet cloning is possible, but is it right? Learn what the process involves, how much it costs, and why a veterinary bioethicist says you should think twice.
Learn how to make a cat feel safe, secure, and ready for snuggles.
Mozart or Pearl Jam? Maybe next time, let your dog choose.
Three key factors determine how big your kitty will be.
Getting help early could save your kitten’s life.
The holidays are the perfect time to show your four-legged friend how much you love them.
These pet-centric gifts will have you at the top of everyone’s ‘thank you’ card lists in no time.
Make sure to prepare accordingly for the arrival of your fluffy bundle of joy.
Proper preparation before you hit the trails can help ensure your and your dog’s outdoor adventures are safe.
Doga, the art of practicing yoga with your dog, is a fun way to bond and get active with your furry BFF.
Urinary tract infections in dogs can be painful and lead to bladder infection or kidney issues. Know the signs and symptoms of a dog UTI so you can treat it quickly.
Does your cat have a smelly bottom? Is she scooting across the rug? It could be an anal gland problem. Find out what causes this stinky situation and how it’s treated. 
Cat hairballs are common but can sometimes become an emergency. Learn what causes them, what you can do at home, and when to talk to your vet.