family pet 

How to Pick the Perfect Pooch for Your Kids

Look for tolerant breeds when picking a puppy to join your family. Credit: Susan.W.Patton, Flickr
If you've decided to adopt a dog for your family, it's time to do your homework. Because while all dogs require commitment and financial resources,...

Pet trends: how about a hedgehog?

If you are looking to add a pet to your family and want something a little different, consider the hedgehog. The African pygmy hedgehog is fast becoming the 'it' pet for busy Brits who appreciate their nocturnal habits. These hedgehogs will sleep all...

FlexPetz - for those not ready to commit

Are your kids begging for a dog? Do they swear up and down that they will feed it, walk it and clean up after it? Are you convinced that they will do none of those things? Maybe you want to ease them into pet ownership - or help them to see that...

When the family pet passes away

Many of us had pets growing up, and nearly as many of us have witnessed the loss of a pet. As noted in Lauren Greschner's article on our sister site, that'sfit, losing a pet can be almost as (if not as) devastating as losing a human loved...

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