Pet Parent Playbook

Every season brings new challenges for raising happy, healthy dogs and cats. Here's a rundown of the most important tools and tips you need right now.

Yes, Our Pets Do Make Our Lives Better!

These Benefits of Having a Cat Will Convince You to Adopt a Feline ASAP
Folks who favor felines may be on to something: Owning a cat comes with a handful of mental health perks.
12 Ways Pets Improve Your Health
It's no secret that pets make you feel good. Here, 12 ways they make a real impact on your mental and physical well-being.
Dog Ownership Could Help You Live Longer Post-Heart Attack or Stroke—Here's Why
Two new studies supported by the American Heart Association found strong ties between owning a dog and longevity.
More Than Half of Americans Adopted Pets During the Pandemic Because of Loneliness, Survey Says
The survey from also asked where people adopted their pandemic pets and how much they would spend to save their fur babies' lives.

Kids and Pets: A Perfect Match

How to Help Your Kids Have a Healthy Relationship With Pets
We asked experts for their do’s and don’ts to teach children smart “pet-iquette.”
New Study Suggests Cats May Be Good Pets for Children Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder
This exploratory study suggests emotional benefits for children include increased empathy and decreased separation anxiety.
How to Prevent Cracked Dog Paws and Protect Your Pup's Skin from Dryness

While wear and tear on your pup’s paws is normal, dry cracked paw pads are a cause for concern, especially during winter.