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- Are dog shows cruel? Although viewers and dog trainers alike enjoy watching the annual event, it isn't quite as ethical as it makes itself out to be.
Does My Dog Need a Winter Jacket? Here’s What New Pet Parents Should KnowDoes my dog need a winter jacket? As the weather is starting to get colder, your fur baby may need a little extra protection, for safety and comfort.
Why Your Cat Might Have Stopped Using the Litter BoxIf your cat refuses to use the litter box, it could be a sign of behavioral or medical issues at work.
Here’s Why Animal Activists Celebrate Black Cat Awareness Month in OctoberAnimal rights activists across the country are celebrating Black Cat Awareness Month in October, to improve their image and to protect them.
Happy Howl-O-Ween: Here Are Cheap, Low-Waste, and Easy Costumes For Your PupIf you're looking to dress up your dog for Halloween this year, we've compiled a list of easy, cheap, and low-waste costumes your pup won't hate.
Here’s What You Need to Know About Using a Gentle Leader Leash for DogsWhat is a gentle leader leash? If you've ever seen a dog with a leash wrapped around its muzzle, it's likely a gentle leader, which helps with pulling.
"Squirrel School" on TikTok Showcases Heartwarming Wildlife Rescue and Rehab (Exclusive)Squirrel School on TikTok, which has more than 82,000 followers, shows viewers the importance of wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.
Here Are a Few Ways to Make Sure Your Pup’s Paws Are ProtectedRegardless of the type of dog you have, it's imperative to make sure their sensitive paws are protected from heat, ice, salt, and even the sidewalk.
Cruelty-Free and Sustainable Dog Care Products, From Shampoo to Paw BalmThese dog grooming products are all cruelty-free, vegan, and sustainably packaged.
Biodegradable Dog Poop Bags, to Lower Your Plastic Consumption as a Pet ParentAs a pet parent, you've likely noticed your plastic consumption is somewhat high — but biodegradable dog poop bags help lower your impact.
'The Canine Condition' Docuseries Shines Light on Homeless Dog Crisis (Exclusive)Actress Jacqueline Piñol is a major advocate for dog adoption, and her new docuseries 'The Canine Condition' shines a light on the homeless dog crisis.
Are Military Dogs Actually Being Abandoned in Afghanistan? Behind #NoPawsLeftBehindWhy is "No Paws Left Behind Afghanistan" trending on Twitter right now? It's rumored that U.S. military dogs in Afghanistan are being left behind.
Startup’s Lab-Grown Mouse Meat Cat Treats Could Change the Pet Food Industry (Exclusive)Because, Animals is preparing to disrupt the pet food industry with its unique new product: cultured mouse treats for cats.
A Complete Guide to Which Types of Bones Dogs Can and Cannot EatCan dogs eat bones? Although it's a long-running stereotype that dogs can — and should — be eating bones, it actually may not be healthy for them.
Netflix's New Docuseries, 'Cat People,' Features a Cat Rapper, a Cat Surfer, and MoreNetflix's latest docuseries, 'Cat People' features a variety of feline enthusiasts, including a cat rapper, a cat trainer, and more.
Amazing Rehabilitation Program Has Incarcerated People Training Rescue Dogs (Exclusive)Green Matters caught up the founder of Marley's Mutts Rescue Ranch, on their program that has incarcerated people training rescue dogs so they can get adopted.
Pet Insurance: Is It Worth It?Should I get pet insurance? As a pet parent, you should always consider doing what’s best for both your pup and your bank account.
Old Bra Clasps Help Turtles in Need at This Wildlife Rescue (Exclusive)Some wildlife rehabilitation facilities use bra clasps to help mend broken turtle shells.
Lucy Hale Shares Her “Green Routine” and Dog Adoption Story (Exclusive)Lucy Hale recently caught up with us to share her “Green Routine,” dish on her upcoming film, and more.
Humane Methods for Keeping Stray Cats Off Your LawnFeral cats can be bad news if they decide to start hanging out on your property, but these methods are perfect for keeping them off your lawn.
These Natural Tips and Tricks Can Keep Fleas and Ticks Off Your DogThese natural flea and tick prevention techniques are perfect for pet parents who want to keep their pups free of pests.
Care and Feeding Tips for Wild Baby BirdsHere are some care and feeding tips for baby birds — and a few reasons why you shouldn't really use them.
Keeping Your Pup's Chompers Clean — Sans the Dreaded Doggy ToothbrushKeeping your dog's teeth clean can be difficult — especially if it involves a toothbrush. But, there are other ways to make sure their mouths stay fresh.
How to Make Sure Your Dog Doesn't Bark When You Leave Home, According to an Expert (Exclusive)If you're looking to make sure your dog doesn't bark when you're not home, we spoke to an expert on managing your pup's separation anxieties.
Tips for Cooling Down an Overheating DogSummer can be an uncomfortable time for a dog, but how do you cool down your dog if it gets so hot outside that they overheat?
Diaries of a Foster Dog Parent: The Application Process, What It's Like, and MoreWhat is it like to foster a dog? I wrote about the experience of getting a foster dog first-hand, as a new but current foster dog parent.
What to Do When Your Dog Is ConstipatedHow do you help your constipated dog? Here's a hint, you might have to get your hands dirty.
'Vanderpump Dogs' Star Dan Babic on Adoption and Lisa Vanderpump's "Raw and Real" Side (Exclusive)'Vanderpump Dogs' is coming soon — and Dan Babic, whose episode chronicles the story of Babic adopting his rescue dog, spoke with Green Matters about the show.
Should My Anxious Dog Be Taking Pet Probiotics? Advice From an Expert (Exclusive)Should my dog be taking a probiotic? Green Matters caught up with an expert who explained why gut health might imrpove your dog's anxiety.
Celebrity Pet Matchmaker On Hollywood Dog Rescuers, Adoption Advice, and More (Exclusive)In honor of National Rescue Dog Day, we interviewed Melissa Bacelar, aka the celebrity pet matchmaker, and the founder of Wagmor Pets.
These Blooms May Look Beautiful, but They Are Deadly for Your DogThere are many beautiful flowers out there in the world, but which ones pose a poisonous danger to our canine companions?
This Dog Wellness Startup Might Reimburse Your 2020 Pet Adoption FeesIf you're one of many who decided to adopt a dog in 2020, you might be able to have your adoption fees reimbursed by this pet wellness startup.
Why Dogs Eat Cat Poop — and How to Get Them to StopDogs eat all sorts of disgusting things, but why would any animal want to eat cat poop out of the litter box?
7 Surefire Signs That Your Dog Loves YouEveryone knows that dogs are man’s best friends, but they often express their love to us in ways that might seem strange to the uninitiated.
With the World Reopening, People Are Surrendering Their “Pandemic Pets”With lockdown restrictions lifting in many countries, many are surrendering and rehoming their “pandemic pets.”
Are Dogs Actually Color Blind?Are dogs actually color blind, or do they see colors in a different way than we do?
What to Do If Your Dog Accidentally Eats a Grape or RaisinDogs can tolerate a lot of different types of people food, but are grapes as toxic to them as everyone seems to believe?
New York Senate Passes Bill to Ban Puppy Mills — A Huge Win For Pups in NeedNew York's senate has finally passed a bill to ban puppy mills, which is massive for environmentalists and dogs in need across the state.
Dog Head Tilting: The Hidden Meaning Behind This Adorable GestureYou might think that dogs tilt their heads in order to show curiosity, but it's actually way more heartwarming than that.
Why Do Dogs Like Belly Rubs So Much?Dogs love belly rubs but where does this desire come from, and how is it linked to our symbiotic ancestry?
Here's How to Get Ticks Off Your Dog, SafelyClimate change has made ticks a more common occurrence in temperate regions, so it’s important that pet parents understand how to safely remove a tick from their dog.
So, Your Cat Has Dandruff — Here's What You Should DoIf your cat has white flakes in their fur, they might be suffering from dandruff. That said, there are a number of things you can do to help them.
Stinky Dog Paws: The Secret Significance Behind That Corn Chip SmellHave you ever wondered why your dog’s paws smell like corn chips — or more specifically — Fritos? The answer might actually surprise you.
Why Do Dogs Lick Us? The Meaning Behind Those Puppy KissesPeople think that dogs only lick to show affection, but is there a deeper meaning to this slobbery behavior?
Here's Why Your Dog Is Eating Poop, and How to Curb this BehaviorDogs eat a wide range of disgusting things, but why in the world do some dogs feel the need to eat their own poop? Here's how to train them not to.
Cicadas Can Be Annoying Pests, but Are They Capable of Harming Pets?Cicadas are coming back for the first time in 17 years, but are these loud insects harmful to your pets? Here's what pet owners should know.
International Guide Dog Day: How to Adopt Pups Rejected From TrainingApril 28 is International Guide Dog Day, and we're explaining what it takes to be a guide dog, defining the job, and showing how to adopt rejected dogs.
Why You Should Always Spay or Neuter Your DogExperts often speak at length about the benefits of spaying or neutering your dog, but why exactly are such actions necessary?
Show Your Fur Baby Love By Celebrating National Pet Day This WeekendIf you're looking to show your fur baby some love, celebrate National Pet Day this weekend by treating your cat or dog with these paw-dorable gifts.
Animal Lover? These Jobs Allow You to Work With AnimalsAnimal lovers rejoice! There are plenty of job opportunities out there for people who love to work with animals.