It’s often said that a pet isn’t just an animal, but a member of the family. Both anecdotal and scientific evidence suggests that pets help their owners enjoy longer, healthier, happier lives. Of course, with the wonderful rewards of pet ownership comes great responsibility. The Internet is a useful source of advice and assistance to keep coats glistening and tails wagging—if you know where to look. We’ve herded some of the Web’s best pet-care resources into this guide so you can spend less time researching and more time with your animal.
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Few of the online animal magazines do more than carry countless photos of adored animals and repetitive tales of their endearing antics. But if you want something a little more informative, we’ve put together a list of our favorites.
- Lots of pet news can also be found on blogs and forums, which are updated by pet enthusiasts on a daily basis. Search your favorites, or browse those listed in the next section of this guide.
- If you’re looking for publications that deal specifically with your breed of pet, research clubs dedicated to the breed: most will have newsletters. You can find out about these clubs through your breeder.
carries the tag line “Dog is my co-pilot.” If you echo that sentiment, then you should probably check out this irreverent, canine-obsessed bimonthly glossy. You can get a taste of the content online. Take a peek at the Bark Blog
is an online magazine with editorial that is true to the title. The articles concentrate on “natural dog care,” a subject that incorporates such areas of interest as organic dog food, hiking with your dog, and energy healing techniques.
covers the entire length of feline topics from ears to tail, discussing health issues through blogs and articles. Many subjects are covered, such as the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and allergy issues. Some articles here are of great practical use.
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