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.

In Case of Emergency: First Aid for Your Kitty

9 Signs That You Need to Get Your Pet To the Emergency Room
Our pets can't talk to us to tell us what's wrong or when they don't feel well. Here, a veterinarian shares nine signs that show your pet needs immediate medical attention. Here's what to look for.
What to Do if You Think Your Cat's Been Poisoned
Did your cat eat something toxic, like a houseplant, antifreeze, or other common household product? Here's how to help.
How to Create a Pet First Aid Kit, According to a Vet
Do you have everything you need to care for your dog or cat in case of an emergency?
What to Do If Your Cat Is Stung By a Bee
Bee stings can often be handled at home, but here's what you need to know about taking care of your cat and when to see your vet.
Is My Cat Choking or Just Coughing? Here's What to Do in Case of an Emergency
Learn how to tell whether your feline friend is just coughing or if he’s experiencing a more dangerous lack of air.
What Causes Cat Seizures (and How to Help Your Kitty)
If your cat is having a seizure, it’s an emergency. Get the info you need on helping her fast.

Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Pup Safe

How to Help Your Dog Heal from Bee Stings & Insect Bites
Insect stings and bites hurt, and the same goes for dogs stung by bees. Here's one vet's advice on what to do after your pup tangles with a pest.
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.