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Training a Dog to Live With a Baby, From Cesar Millan

Cesar Millan gives advice for approaching the sometimes difficult task of training your dog to live with your newborn.
Don't Miss from Marlo Thomas: How To Crate Your Dog Cesar Millan reveals the best way to crate your dog when traveling. ...
Cesar Millan gives advice for approaching the sometimes difficult task of training your dog to live with your newborn.

Eco Dog Toys for Your Furry Pals

If your dog could talk, he'd tell you he wants to save the planet by chewing on toys like these from Dodo. Credit: West Paw Design Just because he spends most of his time on the floor doesn't mean your favorite canine isn't willing...Just because he spends most of his time on the floor doesn't mean your favorite canine isn't willing to do his part to save the planet.

Would You Get Your Child a Pet Owl?

A "celebrity" owl poses at the premiere of "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of GaHoole." Credit: ©Jill Johnson/jpistudios.com
There's a new craze in India: Owls. Inspired by J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series, many parents in India...

Tips on Preparing Pets for Baby's Arrival

Kitty, meet baby. Credit: Getty Images
Everyone knows that the arrival of a new baby requires major adjustments by everyone in a household. But what about the family pet? It turns out your furry friends also need to be prepped for the blessed...

Can I Name My Baby After the Dog?

I am seven months pregnant with my fourth (and last) boy. The name we are strongly considering is Jasper, however, that was also the much-loved name of our much-loved dog -- my "first baby" -- who has been dead now for over five years. As we live...

Does Dog Software Bite? Testing of New Computer Program Aims to Find out

Call it bytes versus bites. New computer software may help kids avoid getting bitten by dogs. First, psychologists at the University of Alabama want to find out if it works. Any volunteers? They need 100 children ages 3 to 6 from the...

Dewey The Library Cat Gets a Movie Deal, Meryl Streep Signs on to Play Librarian

Vicki Myron has published another children's book about Dewey, the kitten she rescued from her library's drop box. Credit: Hachette Book Group, USA
He grew up entertaining the children who tromped into an Iowa library for story hour, so it was...

Dogs and Toddlers Understand Gestures at Same Level

Dogs are just as smart as two-year-olds sometimes, according to a recent study. Photo: jupiterimages
It turns out that dogs are more like our children than we realize. Two studies have found that man's best friend possesses a two-year-old child's...

Obama Girls Get Their Dog

So what was in your Easter basket? Jelly beans, perhaps? Peeps? (I like Peeps.) A chocolate bunny or four? How about a puppy? Sasha and Malia got their very own Easter Beagle yesterday – well, Easter Portuguese Water Dog. Close enough....

Obamas Pick A Dog

The suspense is over! The most important issue facing our nation will soon come to a close! Drum roll, please... Michelle Obama has revealed that she wants a Portuguese Water Dog. Obama told People Magazine that it was down to either that or a...

Pony Okayed for Disabled Boy

Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy doesn't sound like much fun. As part of his therapy for the condition, three-year-old Sam Spiteri has a pony, Emily. Unfortunately, a neighbor complained about the smell and the Canadian town of Caledon told the...

Choking toddler saved by babysitter's parrot

When two-year-old Hannah started choking on her snack, no one was around to help. No one human, anyway. Hannah's babysitter was in the bathroom, completely unaware, but someone did see that Hannah needed help - the babysitter's pet parrot. The...

Dog or cat? Single or married?

I used to be what you would call a cat person. As a single mom raising a child alone, a cat was the perfect pet. Cats don't ask much of their owners. Give them a bowl of food and water, some occasional head-scratching and a clean litter box and they...

No exotic pets for kids under 5, say docs

Thinking of adding to your family zoo? If your kids are under 5, you might want to read this. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently sent out a warning to parents that certain pets and young children don't mix, especially exotic pets like...

Best Pets for Kids: How to Choose Pets for Kids

When I was a kid, my parents indulged nearly every animal whim that I had, as long as I was responsible enough to back it up. And believe me, there were many. Puppies, cats, a parakeet, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs... we had them all. As an animal...

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