Megan Claire

Megan Claire has been a dog lover for over three decades, and a freelance writer for one. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with her pack of five dogs, reading, playing video games, and drinking craft beer with her best friend—her husband, Steve.

Serena Williams Playing Doubles

Serena Says Goodbye: Tennis Champ’s Heart Wrenching Farewell to Her Dog

Serena William’s Jack Russell terrier, was there for her when she got home after she won her very first Grand Slam.

Inside of Dog's Ear Flap

How to Clean a Dog’s Ears: A Step-By-Step Guide

If you’re routinely cleaning your dog’s ears, you’ll be more alert to signs of infection, which means that any issues that do develop can be treated sooner, which is a good thing. Here is a step-by-step guide to properly clean your dog’s ears, a relief to both you and your pup.

Fedwell Dog Food Stand

FedWell Pet Foods—So High Quality, You’ll Be Tempted to Pour Yourself a Bowl

It’s important to question what “dog appropriate food” really means. Shouldn’t we be feeding dogs food with pure, understandable ingredients? FedWell, a new dog food brand, thinks so.

Hotspot underneath a Dog's Paw

What is a Hot Spot on a Dog?

Perhaps you’ve just been to the vet and been told your pup is suffering from a hot spot. Or maybe you think she has a hot spot, but you aren’t sure. Either way, we’ll explain what hot spots are, what causes them, and what the common treatments for them are.

Lilly the Hero Pit Bull

Five Animal Heroes to Inspire You

Animals aren’t always the rescued—sometimes, they’re the rescuers. Here are five amazing animal hero stories to inspire you!

Dog Licking Paws

Why Do Dogs Lick Their Paws?

If you have had a pup for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed him lick his paws a time or two. There are a few innocuous reasons for a dog’s paw-licking habits, and there are some not-so-innocuous reasons as well.

German Shepherd with Small Kitten

How Can Pets Help Your Health? The Answers Might Surprise You!

Rescuing and/or welcoming a new animal into your family has plenty of feel-good advantages, but did you know that it can also improve your health? That’s right. Simply having an animal pal can make a real difference in your physical and mental health.

Green, Brown, and Orange Bearded Dragon

How Long Do Bearded Dragons Live?

Bearded dragons are a popular pet around the world, but it’s important to understand that owning a bearded dragon represents a serious commitment

Golden Retriever Scratching His Face with Paw

Why Does My Dog Have Dandruff?

Noticing white, flaky specks in your dog’s fur?

white poodle jumping on a person

Your Dog Jumps on People? Here’s How to Get Her to Stop!

So, your puppy or grown up dog tends to tackle incoming guests (or incoming you) whenever the door opens? Here’s how you get them to stop…

scout balancing a baseball on his head

11 Crazy Dog Tricks You Won’t Believe You Can Teach Your Dog!

There’s so much more that our smart, crazy, athletic, and always eager-to-please pals can do.

cat with a cucumber behind him

The Science Behind Why Cats Are Scared of…CUCUMBERS!

Some experts wonder if the shape of the cucumber is to blame.

dobrynya the russian puppy

Russia Gives France a Puppy…This is a Powerful Gesture!

Moscow has offered Paris a very special gift to show their solidarity in the face of the terrorist attacks.

diesel, the paris police dog, and the medal he earned

This Paris Police Dog is a True Hero…She Deserves Our Thanks!

She was a respected colleague, as many of her fellow officers noted.

hamster on a beach chair

How Long do Hamsters Live?

If you’re looking to get your very own lil’ hamster buddy, it’s good to know what you’re in for in terms of responsibility.

white dog doing barn hunt

Barn Hunt…The Beer Pong for Dogs!

Barn Hunt is a brand new dog sport, and it’s becoming increasingly popular nationwide.

white guinea pig in black glasses

How Long Do Guinea Pigs Live?

If you’re looking for a new rodent buddy, bear in mind that a guinea pig is a longer commitment than some of his cousins.

chihuahua smiling on his red leash

How Long Do Chihuahuas Live?

The smaller the pup, the more prolonged the lifespan.

dog staring at a pizza

Crazy Dog Causes House Fire…Because of Pizza!

There’s loving pizza and then there’s loving pizza.

joe the therapy dog smiling

This Navy Dog is a Hero…But Not in the Way You Might Think!

Dogs helping human beings is a story that goes back thousands of years.