Increasing travel -- global travel in particular -- is leading to new diseases spreading from country to country. Chronic Wasting Disease, Monkeypox, Avian Influenza -- you name it and chances are it moved quickly from one country to the next. Here's what you need to know abou the newest disease.

A gift of unconditional love seems the perfect message to send for Valentine’s Day, but if you are thinking of giving a puppy as a gift for the holiday, you might be barking up the wrong tree.

Pet ownership comes with additional responsibilities that many pet owners fail to realize or understand, which can lead to fines, bad relations with their neighbors, or worse, putting another person or pet in danger. Before you invest in a pet, whether it's a dog, cat, or a pot-bellied pig, it's important to become familiar with local ordinances involving pets.

When pet owners let Fido or Fluffy out into the safe confines of the backyard, too often they overlook the dangers that lurk in their lawn. But for the safety of their pets -- and family -- people should keep an eye out for fire ants, a petulant pest that presents a very real danger to their four-legged friends.

Did you know that for every flea you see, there could be a much bigger problem hiding in the bedding, carpets, furniture and floorboards of your home? To truly prevent an infestation, you must break the flea life cycle. And that means killing flea eggs and larvae before they become adults.

Winter doesn’t have to be a dreary, bleak landscape outside our windows. This year, provide some winter entertainment by making your yard like that little cabin in the woods -- an enticing stopover spot for the nourishment of our feathered backyard friends.

Now that school is in full swing, children are spending less time on the playground and more time indoors with each other. With the constant interaction of classroom projects, gym class and story time, one important concern that is often overlooked is indoor allergens from pet dander and dust mites.