For many outdoor wildlife lovers it seems nearly impossible to keep squirrels from raiding their bird feeders. Although victory over the squirrels may appear impossible, there is a way to feed your beloved birds without the disturbance caused by these crafty creatures.

Of course you love your pets, but let’s face it: Whether you’re hosting guests or trying to sell your home, the last thing you want visitors to remember is an odor. Luckily, there are a number of ways to eliminate odors and let your home’s personality shine.

Growing up with a pet benefits children in many ways. To help children get the most out of their relationship with their pets – and to help them grow into fulfilled pet-owning adults – it’s important to teach them how to be responsible pet owners. Consider this helpful advice when educating your child about how to care for a pet.

Bringing home a puppy is a heartwarming and fun experience whether you’re a kid or an adult. You might think of your puppy as a new best friend – but your role as a puppy parent is even more crucial. Puppies grow more in their first year than any other time in their life, and while they’ll depend on you for playtime and love, they also rely on you to give them a healthy, good start to life.

Obesity rates are dramatically higher than a decade ago. Twelve states now have obesity rates of 30 percent or higher, according to a recent report by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. With obesity a serious health threat, many families are on the lookout for ways to increase their physical activity levels. For families who own a dog, one helpful answer may be as close as their favorite furry friend. Walking and exercising with the family dog is an easy way to get moving, spend quality time together and get to know your neighbors.

The birds are back … and unfortunately so are the squirrels. Serious birders and casual bird lovers alike know that when the squirrels move in there’s not often much left for the birds. It is possible, however, to provide for your feathered friends and keep squirrels out of the feeder.

Winter weather can cause challenges for humans, but pet experts say we also need to think about what winter means for our pets, especially those that spend a lot of time outdoors.