Pets

A pet has a special place in your family. Here's how to introduce your dog or cat to a new baby. Plus: Popular pet names to consider for your next pet.

Preparing Your Dog for Baby

Your four-legged sidekick has probably figured out that something's up. Follow our countdown to D-day and the transition will come with fewer barks (oops, we mean bumps) in the road.

6 Best Small Pets to Consider for Your Child

Don't have space for a big pet? Don't worry. There are still plenty of friendly palm-sized options your child will love.

12 Pets Who Love Their Human Mama's Baby Bump

Dogs and cats make everything that much cuter--Check out these reader-submitted images of "fur-babies" showing their mama's pregnant bellies plenty of lovin'!

The Benefits of Pets

5 surprising ways pets are good for kids--and families too!

The Best Pet for Your Child

Can't decide whether your family should get a dog or a cat? Bird or hamster? Use our cheat sheet to help pick the perfect pet for your family.

Preparing Your Family for a Dog

Now that your family has made the decision to get a dog, what should you do next? Here's how to prepare your home and your family for its newest member.

How a Baby Changes Your Pet's Life: Frequently Asked Questions

What to expect from your pet after baby arrives.

You Have to See These Photos of a Baby Spooning With His Rescue Pup

We're big fans of this mama's Instagram feed starring her baby boy and his rescue dog, who love to nap together.

Blueberry Muffin in a Mug

See how to make this wholesome blueberry muffin in a mug. A few minutes in the microwave, and breakfast is served!

Virgin Pina Coladas

See how to make these refreshing virgin pina coladas. All you'll need is pineapple juice, coconut milk beverage, frozen pineapple chunks, & lime juice. Cheers!

Quiz: Are You Ready For a Dog?

Adding a dog to your family is a huge commitment. Take our quiz to find out if you're ready.

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Finding the Best Pets for Kids With Allergies

Even if your child is sensitive to fur and dander, it's still possible to choose a pet that will keep her sneeze-free and happy.

Pet Peeves: Jealous of the Baby

Your dog or cat is probably going to be jealous of the new baby. Here's how to create a peaceable kingdom.

15 Reasons to Adopt a Pet

If you're thinking of getting a new dog or cat, here's why you should visit your local animal shelter first.

Picking the Perfect Pet

Dog or cat? Hamster or guinea pig? Experts help you figure out which animal is right for your young family.

8 Basic Guidelines on Pet Safety

Are you sure it's safe for your pet to be around your baby?

Celebs and the Dogs They Love

These stars love to hang with their canine "babies."

When a Pet Dies

The comforting words your child needs to hear to help her grieve and cope.

Watch This Little Entrepreneur See the Results of His Hard Work: A Pony!

This 7-year-old boy saved up for a pony for two years--by making and selling lemonade. And the moment he sees his pony for the first time is heart-melting.

Pets & Kids: Cutest Kids and Pets Amateur Photo Contest Winners

Meet the winners of the Parents.com and Petco "Cutest Kids and Pets Amateur Photo Contest". We searched through thousands of entries and selected five pictures. The photos are not in order of cuteness -- that's up to you to decide.

Manners & Responsibility: Raising Responsible Pet Owners

Are your kids begging for a pet? Watch this before bringing Fido or Fluffy home, so you can help your children understand how to care for an animal.

Finally, Our Family Has a Pet

For many years, my husband, kids, and I lived happily as a pet-free family. Now we have a fish.

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