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.
Bloody diarrhea is a sign that something is seriously wrong. Find out if it could be hemorrhagic gastroenteritis (HGE)—which can be deadly if left untreated.
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It can add up, but there are ways you can save—and the joy of having a new feline friend is totally worth it.
Get a handle on what your furry butterball will run you, so you can plan ahead.
The same-old, same-old can get boring, even for dogs. But add one or more of these elements and watch your dog have a blast.
If your dog is itchy or has irritated skin, it could be a yeast infection. Look for these signs and symptoms so you can treat it quickly.
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.
These activities bust kitty boredom and strengthen your bond. The bonus? Lots of belly laughs for you.
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These special appendages served a purpose at one point in time.
These activities bust kitty boredom and strengthen your bond. The bonus? Lots of belly laughs for you.
These special appendages served a purpose at one point in time.
These mementos honor the bond between you and your late pet.
Learn what commonly causes constipation, if home remedies work, and when to see a vet.
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Mange in dogs is caused by two types of microscopic mites, one of which is highly contagious.
Dog zoomies are silly antics canines do when they have frantic energy. Learn what causes the sudden spunkiness and when you're most likely to catch it on video.
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.
Learn how to tell if your cat's ears could use a wash, and get a pro's tips on how to do it with the least amount of stress—for you and your kitty.
Your dog may want belly rubs, need more space, or be looking for some chow. Learn how to decipher all the doggy desires your pup could be expressing by laying paws on you.
Because a healthy kitty is a happy kitty.
And it requires immediate veterinary care.
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Shedding excess pounds isn't as easy as shedding hair. Learn how to spot the signs your dog needs to lose weight and how you can help.
Learn how to spot the signs to get early treatment, so your pup can feel better fast.
Pet experts weigh in with smart ways to boost your furry pals’ health throughout this year and beyond.
If you happen to grab a few of these for yourself, we won't judge.
The holidays are the perfect time to show your four-legged friend how much you love them.
Read this before you rev up the rice cooker.
If Fido is refusing to eat, it could be a sign of a serious health problem.