Which breeds of dog are safe to have around when raising a small child?
My son loves our 9 year old cat very much. The cat was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer a couple of months ago, and has reached the point where we will soon need to make arrangements to put the ...
Is it true that coming into contact with cat feces can harm the unborn baby of pregnant women, whether by a mishap handling kitty litter or gardening in an area where cats may have relieved ...
When our newborn arrives home, how do we introduce our two dogs to the child? We have two Shetland Sheepdogs and they are of course very friendly and loving. Despite this, it feels that in the ...
We have two dogs and two cats, and our son loves to interact with them, but his form of interacting is not particularly enjoyable to the animals... Some of the things he does are just annoying, like ...
We recently adopted a couple of kittens (both males and currently over 3 month old). My daughter (will be 6 in January) keeps picking any of them up, hugging him, treating him as a doll, and ...
A friend of mine brought up a pet dog. His 8 year daughter daily played with the dog and used to treat it as her friend. Recently, the dog died, and now the daughter of my friend daily asks about ...
I think being responsible for a pet is a tremendous opportunity for educational, social, and emotional growth. It is also a big step, and not one to be taken lightly. How do you determine if a child ...
My wife and I are thinking about getting a pet, so my daughter (now 3 months old) can learn about animals growing up. What factors should influence the pet we choose? Is there anyway to tell if the ...
Puppies do a lot of "mouthing" including, often, on their owners and care-givers if allowed, and when they get excited they jump up on kids a lot. for anyone around 5 or younger, this is probably ...
cats, hamsters. Should I still keep them when my wife is going to give birth? My concern is about whether the hair from my hairy pets affect my wife and the baby in term of allergy (The hair might ...