First discovered in Mexico, the Chihuahua is best known for being the smallest dog breed in the world. Extremely loyal to its owner, the breed has recently become a popular culture icon in the United States, most notably Paris Hilton's Chihuahua,...
As with all choices, deciding to make a cat “indoor only” is not without its downside – chief among them boredom and a lack of exercise. Indoor only cats are at higher than average risk for developing problem behaviors related to a lack of mental stimulation...
Officials said earlier this month British farmers will begin exporting pig semen to breeders in China next year, officials said on Wednesday, as they try to cash in on the Asian superpower's growing consumption of meat.
NEW YORK - A stately looking Scottish Deerhound beat the breed favored by President Barack Obama and a crowd pleasing Cocker Spaniel to snap up top dog honors Tuesday at New York's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
With the Westminster Kennel Club revving up for their 135th annual dog show in New York City next week, there is a lot of buzz surrounding the six new breeds that will be entering the WKC competition, and some dog fanciers are curious to see which will be the darlings of this year’s... READ MORE
SAN FRANCISCO - Young women find dogs sexier than smartphones.
The bad news for geeks was released Thursday in a Retrevo.com study aimed at finding out whether gadgets make people more attractive as love interests.
The Westminster Kennel Club, America's oldest organization dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs, is in full preparation for their yearly dog show, which will be held at New York's Madison Square Garden on February 14 and 15.
A top 10 list of the most lovable dogs in the world? Well, not exactly. Alas, the geniuses at MIT have yet to partner with the AKC to develop a device that measures a pooch’s "lovability." So until such a device is invented, we here at PetMD have done the next best... READ MORE
There must have been at least a few dog-lovers over at Frito-Lay, as they approved one of the funniest Super Bowl commercials of the night, featuring a Dorito-crazed boyfriend teasing his girlfriend's Pug. The dog, however, got the last laugh.
See the video and another pooch-packed... READ MORE
It seems like only a few weeks ago that we heralded the start of a new year, and here we are again, celebrating the beginning of yet another year.
We’re referring to the Chinese New year, of course, which means that for those who ascribe to the Chinese zodiac, 2011 will... READ MORE
SHANGHAI - With fast flicks, the vet inserts a dozen acupuncture needles up and down Little Bear's belly and back. The bichon frise is held still with a cone around his neck to keep him from licking them.
Maybe you wanted to do it yourself this year. Save a few dollars, show off your creative talents … whatever it was, now it's October and you're looking down the wire at the upcoming neighborhood Halloween Strut and you can't see a crafty moment in sight. Before everyone grabs... READ MORE
Need an excuse to dress up your pet this Halloween? Well, now you've got one. PetSmart is offering one furry customer the chance to appear in a national TV spot.
Pet parents can now enter the sixth-annual “Scare Your Way into a PetSmart Commercial” contest by... READ MORE
What better way to have fun with your lovely four-legged pal this summer than to head down to your local dog park? If you're lucky, you may even be able to take him to one of the parks that were recently declared best in the country by Dog Fancy magazine.
It may only be a matter of time now before the first film made by a "lower" primate is chosen for a showing at the Sundance Festival for consideration of its artistic merits. In the meantime, animal and film lovers will have to settle for a BBC documentary, made entirely... READ MORE
Have you ever actually given your pooch food from your doggy bag? Yeah, me neither. Lucky for us, Esser Vineyards, in conjunction with Pet Sitters International's Take Your Dog to Work Day, is introducing "Esser Take Your Dog to Dinner" night.
While Asmussen remained non-committal about whether Rachel Alexandra would be running in the Belmont Stakes on June 6; he and principal owner Jess Jackson did hold out the possibility of a run by t READ MORE
Words by Sparky the Mutt
We dogs may not have the strange habit of using a giant white bowl to dispose of our "accidents," or use clever names the way humans do (the Smell-a-torium, the Tinkle Closet, the Loo, the Relief Station), but we do have our traditions to uphold.... READ MORE
Words by Kitty le Meux
Your humans do so much for you. They scratch your head when you push it under their hands, your belly when you roll on your back, and they always have little treats and toys for you, just when you need a boost the most. And, they clean up your "unmentionables,"... READ MORE