We're sharing everything from our favorite pet supplies to advice on pet grooming to basic dog training tips, even DIY home remedies for pet health. You'll also our how to travel with a pet tips helpful as well. New pet owners will especially benefit from our tips on how to search for a breeder, deal with allergies, and assimilate the new pet into the family.
Martha's 9 Must-Have Puppy Supplies
New puppy? Martha makes her recommendations for the essentials you need in welcoming, training, grooming, and playing with your dog.AdvertisementAdvertisementVideo
DIY Shark Fin Costume
Don't forget about your favorite doggie companion this Halloween. This how-to for making a shark fin costume is simple and inexpensive, but it's sure to put a smile on your neighbors' faces when they pop over for a treat!
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How to Snap the Perfect Pet PhotoA beautiful photograph of your pet is priceless, but it's no secret that animals can make difficult subjects. That's why I've called in a professional, Charlotte-based pet photographer Sarah McGraw, of McGraw Photography, to share tips for capturing an image of your furry friend.
7 Surprising Ways Your Dog Says "I Love You"That tail-wagging, body-wriggling happy dance he greets you with when you come home? Nothing is lost in translation there. But some of your dog's most baffling behaviors are, in actuality, subtle (and even subconscious) signs of affection.
Cats vs. Dogs: Which Pet Loves You the Most?A new scientific study proves that one species shows a love for their owner that's five times stronger than the other.
The 4 Things Your Dog Wants You to KnowYou think you know your dog: his favorite squeaky toy, his preferred kind of kibble, his favorite spot to curl up for a nap (your lap, of course). But did you ever stop to wonder what might really be running through his mind? We asked the leading experts for their insight into the minds of our furry friends. What we learned might surprise you.
How to Groom Your Dog in 3 Simple StepsIs your puppy getting a bit too scruffy? Simple spruce-up techniques straight from the experts (including the pro who keeps Martha's pooches camera-ready) will help get your furry friend looking—and feeling—his best.
Ask Martha: All Your Pesky Pet Questions AnsweredIf you have a question, Martha has the answer! Whether you have a messy-eating mutt or a scaredy cat who doesn’t like getting her pet-icure, she has a simple solution for you.
How to Treat Train Your Dog the Right WayWhoever came up with the saying, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks," probably hadn't tried treat training yet. When there's food involved, you'll be surprised at how much more likely your pet will be to obey. We spoke with Dana Rocco, the shelter manager at the New Rochelle Humane Society and a trainer with more than 20 years of experience, to learn her best treat training tactics.
Control Pets' SheddingYour pets' constant shedding might cause you to pull out your hair, but giving their diet and grooming routine a makeover can help.
Home AloneYour dog’s favorite place? By your side. Unfortunately, there are likely many days when you can’t make that happen. Here’s how to boost your pet’s self-reliance and lessen the separation anxiety—for both of you.
On the Road with Dogs: 6 Common Problems and Training Tips to Fix ThemReady to hit the open road this summer? Odds are, you are among 90 percent of pet owners who say they travel with their pets. Problem is, they don't always make the best traveling companions. Here's how to deal with the six most common problems.
Clean-House Tips for Pet Owners
They're so cute -- and so messy. Avoid the frustrations of a new pooch with prevention tips and our advice for canine-proofing your home.
Playful Pet Halloween Costumes to Buy or DIYYour four-legged friends deserve a bit of Halloween fun all their own. These cute-as-can-be costumes (two to buy, two to DIY) instantly disguise dogs or cats as creatures of different species. (Or even a clown.) Best of all, your pet is certain to get lots of treats—tricks or no tricks.
Upcycled Pet Projects
These upcycled crafts for your pet let you reuse objects or scrap materials instead of throwing them away.
How to Create the Perfect Easter Basket for Your Pet, Because Why Not?This year, include your pet in your Easter celebrations by filling a basket just for him with pet-friendly products.
Happy Tails: A Day in the Life of Ghenghis KhanMartha's beloved chow chow, Ghenghis Khan, is more than just a really, really pretty face. When he's not winning the Westminster Dog Show (Best in Breed 2012!), he's leading an active social life -- toddling around Bedford, trotting through East Hampton, and shopping for the latest Martha Stewart Pets fashions at PetSmart. We caught up with GK and one of his caretakers, Carlos Villamil, to find out what a regular Saturday looks like for this wordly-wise pup.Post
This Pajama Party Helps Shelter Dogs Find Their Forever Homes
Where do we get our invite?Post
This Artist Made Over 3,500 Birdhouses for a Beautiful Cause
We're cuckoo for his colorful works of art!Post
This Couple Built a HUGE Bed to Share With Their 8 Dogs
It features two mattresses, storage space underneath, and built-in stairs.Post
This "Smart" Crate Is Designed to Help Relieve Your Dog's Anxiety
It's already earned $92,000 in crowd-sourced funding on Kickstarter.Post
See How This Woman Built a Tiny Room Under the Stairs For Her Dog
You have to see the miniature gilded bed. (It's pawesome.)Post
Take a Tour Inside the World's First Art Exhibit for Dogs
The highlight? A 10-foot ball pit designed in the shape of a food bowl and filled with "kibble" plastic balls.Post
Can Your Dog Understand You? A New Study Says Yes!
Watch what happens when a golden retriever gets an MRI brain scan.Post
8 Things Your Dog is Trying to Tell You
For one, those perky ears often translate into more than an invitation to play.Post
4 Photo Tips to Make Your Dog Instantly Look #Insta-Famous
You know your furry friend is star material, so get your photography skills up to scratch!Post
Aww! Watch This Hamster Climb a DIY "Super Mario Bros." Maze
The YouTube video has over 1 million views so far.Article
Pet-Proofing Your Christmas TreeHere's how to make sure your Christmas tree is safe from -- and for -- your pets.Post
The #1 Reason "Bring Your Dog to Work Day" Should Be Every Day
A new nationwide survey confirms what we, as dog lovers, already knew: Pets boost morale, relieve stress, and motivate us to be our best selves, including at the office.Post
7 Tips for Keeping Your Dog Cool This Summer
We think of summer as the perfect time to be outdoors, and our dogs certainly agree. But the dog days of summer mean intense heat that can affect the well-being of our canine pals, including dehydration and heat stroke. Here's how you -- and your pup -- can enjoy the summer weather even as temperatures soar.Post
10 Common Household Items That May Be Dangerous for Your Pet
Chocolate, household cleaners, and detergents: You know to keep the obvious things out of reach. But according to the non-profit group Partnership for Animal Welfare (PAW), some of the most common choking hazards and health risks are right under Fido's nose. When you pet-proof your household, remember these often-missed items.Post
10 Pet-Friendly Houseplants for Your Home
From a well-placed fern to a bouquet of vibrant flowers, houseplants instantly improve the atmosphere of any room. But what if your pet has a tendency to nibble on your decorative greens? Some plants might be pretty, but some are deadly to animals. Here, we found ten plants that are safe for both cats and dogs, as approved by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).AdvertisementAdvertisementPost
9 Big Misconceptions About Adopting a Shelter Pet
Your pet isn't just one in a million -- it's more like 7.3 million. That's how many cats and dogs are housed in animal shelters every single year, according to the ASPCA. In honor of National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, we spoke with Kendra Mara, Associate Director of Animal Haven in New York City, to debunk the biggest rumors you've heard about adopting and offer clarity on what you really get from giving an animal a second chance.Post
5 Cleaning Tips That Every Pet Owner Needs to Know
When four-legged friends are housemates, the fur is often flying and the odors lingering. But with a few smart tips, you can keep your place in a sparkling state (and love your pet -- even when she's muddy, too).Post
3 Vet-Approved Tricks to Get Your Dog to Take Medicine
How do you get your dog to take a pill, tablet, or liquid medication? It depends on the form the drug comes in and your pet's diet, says Barry Kellogg, senior veterinary advisor at the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association. Here, he shares his top techniques.Post
The 5 Unspoken Rules of Dog Park Etiquette
Dog parks provide your pup with unleashed exercise, play, and socialization with other canine friends. So what do you need to know before you step inside the fence? Brian Kilcommons, author and experienced dog behavior counselor offers the do's and don'ts you (and your pup) need to know.See More