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- It isn't uncommon for dogs to snag food off the counter or eat something we accidentally drop on the floor while cooking. But what if it's eggplant? Can dogs eat eggplant?
Is It OK to Give Your Dog Grits? The Risks and Benefits of the Corn-Based FoodIf you have ever thought of giving your dog a scoop of grits, read this first. Corn is a tricky ingredient, and can affect some dogs more than others.
Is Broccoli on the Safe Food List for Dogs? You Might Be SurprisedCan dogs eat broccoli? People like to feed their dogs leftovers, but not all human foods are safe for dogs' consumption. Here are the details on dogs and broccoli.
Nutty Delight or Potential Danger: Can Dogs Have Almond Butter?Dogs will eat practically anything, and they love peanut butter. But can dogs eat almond butter? Here's some insight on what almond products your dog can eat, and what to avoid.
The Story of Wojtek, a Bear Who Served the Polish Army During WW IIIn WW II, Polish soldiers had a bear fighting alongside them as they battled the Nazis. Here's the story of Wojtek, the bear in the Polish army.
Handicapped Chinese Crested Dog, Scooter, Crowned "World's Ugliest Dog"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and for the parents of the World's Ugliest Dog contest winners, their pups are adorable.
What to Do If Your Cat Isn't Eating, According to a Vet (Exclusive)If a cat is not eating much but acting normal otherwise, there are several possible causes that range in seriousness.
Three Therapy Dogs Receive "Dogtorate" Degrees from UMBThe University of Maryland, Baltimore held a special commencement ceremony to recognize three service dogs, awarding them "dogtorate" degrees.
Here's What You Need to Know About Bengal Cats if You Have AllergiesThese cats may be a great choice if you have allergies. Are Bengal cats hypoallergenic? Here's what you need to know before adopting.
Bengals May Be the Perfect Family Cat — Here's WhyThese cats can get along with almost any and everyone.
Blue Wolfdogs: Getting to Know the Dog Breed That Has Wolf DNABlue wolfdogs are a rare type of wolfdog that have blueish fur. While they are beautiful animals, they aren't the best pet for everyone.
Fur Baby Fiasco: Is the Pomeranian Amanda Hamilton Adopted Really a Wolf?Influencer Amanda Hamilton was surprised when the "Pomeranian" she adopted grew up to be the size of a wolf.
Adopting a Savannah Cat Is Complex — Do They Make Good Pets?Savannah cat adoption is popular, but some states have forbidden ownership of these elegant hybrid animals.
If a Senior Citizen in Your Life Is Looking for a Canine Companion, Read This FirstNot every breed is for every person. If you're looking to relax in your later years, these dogs may not be for you.
If You Can't Stand Shedding, Stay Away From Adopting These Dog BreedsEveryone wants a furry, lovable companion, but how much fur is too much? We've compiled a list of the worst shedding dog breeds we've encountered.
If You Have Cats, Here Are Some Dog Breeds You Should Avoid Bringing HomeSome cats and dogs just don't get along. Here are some combinations you should avoid if you love both pets.
These Are the Absolute Worst Names for Your DogGetting a new dog? Read this before you pick a name.
The Reason Your Dog Goes Wild Over Tennis BallsWhy do dogs love tennis balls so much? Here's what researchers believe about the favorite canine pastime.
You'll Melt Over This Lost Dog Reuniting With Her Family at a Rescue EventOne family was reunited with their lost dog at a rescue event. Read the incredible story of Mocha and her family.
Weed Control Without the Worry: Discover 5 Pet-Safe Homemade Weed KillersProtect your furry pals outdoors with these five pet-safe homemade weed killers for your lawn. You never know when they'll come in handy!
Let's Paw-Ty: 7 Dog Birthday Party Ideas That'll Have Tails WaggingEveryone loves to celebrate their birthday and your dog is no exception. Here are seven dog birthday party ideas to help you celebrate Fido's big day.
Can Sand Cats Be Pets? What to Know About These Adorable FelinesCan sand cats be pets? There's a lot to love about these adorable felines native to Africa and Asia. Here's what you need to know about them.
A Few of the Best Pet Insurance Companies to Keep Pets HealthyThe best pet insurance companies offer broad coverage, flexibility, and financial stability. Check out ways to insure your pets.
PETA Responds to Pete Davidson's Angry Voicemail About Buying His New Puppy (Exclusive)Green Matters recently spoke to PETA about Pete Davidson's viral voicemail in which he condemns the group for shaming his new puppy.
Here Are Reasons Why Your Dog Won't Eat Food, but Will Eat Treats (Exclusive)Being a pet parent is rewarding — but it can be stressful too, especially if your dog won't eat its food but will eat treats. Here's when to be concerned.
It's a Ruff Life — 10 Funny Dogs to Follow on TikTok and InstagramSome days you just need a good laugh or distraction, and social media is the cure. So, if you're looking for funny dogs to follow, keep reading.
Can a Dog Be Racist, or Is it Learned Behavior? A Vet Explains (Exclusive)When a dog acts aggressively towards people of different ethnicities, some may consider it racist. But, can dogs actually be racist?
Here Are All the Reasons Having a Boxer May Not Be for YouThis is a dog with a bark that can be as big as their personality. Why don't people like boxers? Here are are the pros and cons of the pup.
The Shih Tzu Can Be the Best or Worst Dog You Bring Into Your Home — Here's WhyShih Tzus: these small, cute dogs could be the best or worst option for you to bring into your home. Here's what you need to know.
Are Hedgehogs the Right Pet for You? Inside the Facts, Cost, & MoreHedgehogs are adorable, prickly creatures. Do they make good pets? Let's review the facts.
Here Are the Pros and Cons of Adopting a SchnauzerAre Schnauzers the worst dogs ever, or are they just getting a bad rep?
Birds of Paradise Are Beautiful — but Are They Dangerous for Your Cats?Being a pet parent and a plant parent don't have to be mutually exclusive. If you have a cat, you just have to be mindful of which plants are at home.
Dogs Hide Their Treats for Many Reasons — What You Should Look Out ForDogs are curious creatures who are always ready to play, but if your dog often hides treats and toys, there may be an important reason.
The Safest Indoor Plants for Your CatsIf you have a cat, you'll want to find out about non-toxic indoor plants for cats that won't make your cat ill.
Why French Bulldogs Are So Expensive — Even If You Adopt OneFrench Bulldogs are charming, lovable and incredibly friendly companions. But why are French Bulldogs so expensive?
From Chewed Shoes to Endless Energy: The Joys and Challenges of LabradorsSweet, lovable labrador retrievers aren't everyone's cup of tea. Here are some reasons why labradors are the worst dogs, in some people's opinion.
Barking Up the Wrong Tree: Shedding Light on the Misunderstood Qualities of BeaglesBeagles need a lot of attention and exercise. Here are some reasons why some think beagles are the worst dogs.
10 Household Items to Keep Away From Your Dog at All CostsCertain things you have around your house can be harmful to your dog. Here are 10 household items that can kill a dog instantly.
Behind the Myth That Ice Cubes Are Bad for DogsAre ice cubes bad for dogs? There has been a long-standing myth that you shouldn't feed them to your pup, but are they actually dangerous?
Why Your Cat Could Be Refusing to Eat — And When to Be ConcernedLoss of appetite in cats is common and could be happening for a variety of reasons — some more serious than others.
Why These Former Cattle Ranchers Converted Their Farm Into a Sanctuary (Exclusive)Rowdy Girl Sanctuary’s founder Renee King-Sonnen spoke with Green Matters to share her story, as well as discuss the new documentary 'Rowdy Girl.'
Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Dogs: Daily Intake, Sources, and BenefitsTo keep your pets as healthy as possible, it’s important to focus on nutrition. Here’s everything you need to know about omega-3 fatty acids for dogs.
These 20+ Foods Are Harmful to Dogs, and Should Be Avoided at All CostsWe all know not to give our dogs chocolate, but what about everything else? Here’s a list of over 20 foods harmful to dogs to help keep your pup safe.
Cesar Millan on Making Outdoor Adventures With Your Dog So Much Safer (Exclusive)In a Q&A with celebrity dog trainer, Cesar Millan, we learn about the Halo dog collar, as well as his tips for recall training, to protect your dog on outdoor adventures.
New Yorker Rescues Dog Dumped in NYC Subway Station, Thanks to an Instagram Post (Exclusive)After seeing an Instagram post about an abandoned dog, New Yorker Heather Hamm rescued the sweet puppy, and has taken her home.
Dogs May Bite for a Variety of Reasons — Here’s What to Do About ItWhether you are a responsible pet parent or just a passing dog lover, learning the reasons why dogs could bite can help prevent it from happening in the future.
Retractable Leashes Can Evidently Harm Both You and Your DogWhy are retractable leashes bad? It turns out that they can be dangerous for not only you, but also for your four-legged friends — here's how.
Dogs Sigh for the Cutest Reasons — Here’s Why They Do ItWhy do dogs sigh loudly? It turns out that with almost everything else dogs do, this has the cutest reason behind it. You will want to adopt a dog today.
Why Cats Seem to Like Cardboard Boxes More Than Their Actual ToysWhy do cats like cardboard? It seems like every cat needs one in their arsenal of toys. And luckily for all cat parents, they're pretty cheap.
Here’s Why Your Cat Could Be Waking You up So EarlyMany cat owners are all too familiar with an early wake-up call, but why does it keep happening?