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The Best Cat Beds for Adding Comfort to Your Pet’s Space
If your cat has made your bed or your favorite chair his favorite place to sleep, it might be time for you to get him...
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The Best Dog Toy Storage for Organizing Your Home
Having a dog is a great experience filled with a lot of laughs and hours of enjoyment, especially when you incorporat...
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Every Pet Parent Needs This $10 Cleaner
A dog's sense of smell is 40 times stronger than a human's. Cats do not smell as well as dogs, but it's still way mor...
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The Best Dog Food Storage Options to Keep Your Pet’s Food Fresh
Dogs are family. Dog owners don’t want to deprive their dogs of any of the supplies they need, including toys, a dog ...
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The Best Carpet Sweeper for Quickly Cleaning Messes
Before the vacuum cleaner, people often used a carpet sweeper. Though technology has rendered them almost obsolete, t...
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The Best Cat Litter Mat to Protect Your Floors
Having a cat can bring a lot of joy and companionship. And, unlike dogs, most cats take care of their business indoor...
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The Best Cat Shelter to Keep Your Pet Protected and Safe
If you have a feral cat who's called your house home or an outdoor cat of your own—you might want to consider an outd...
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A Simple Latch, a Happy Cat, and a Dog-Free Basement
Does this scenario sound familiar? We needed to keep our two 50-pound dogs away from the cat’s litter box on the base...
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The Best Cat Carrier for Taking Your Pet on the Go
Whether you’re taking your cat on a cross-country flight for a vacation or a car trip across town to the vet for flea...
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How To: Keep Cats Out of Your Yard
Whether it’s the family feline or a neighborhood stray, few of us take kindly to cats killing songbirds or using our ...
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The Best Retractable Dog Leash for Comfortable Walking
Taking the dog out on a walk is a great way to get your pet out of the dog crate and you up and off the couch. To ens...
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The Best Automatic Cat Feeders for the Home
Morning meows before your alarm clock goes off and being away from home—two good reasons for owning an automatic cat ...
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The Best Automatic Litter Box for Effortless Cleaning
Though a cat’s companionship is a pleasure many of us enjoy, the odorous task of cleaning its litter box is most cert...
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The Best Chicken Feeds for the Homestead
Raising backyard chickens is becoming increasingly popular, and it's easy to see why when you eat your first homegrow...
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The Best Dog Crates for Pet Owners
Animal lovers want the best for their pets, so many believe it’s unkind to put their pooch in a shelter that resemble...
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The Best Cat Scratching Posts to Save Your Sofa
It’s no secret; cats love to scratch. Sofas, baseboards, drapes, and carpets are all fair game. Their not-so-cute ten...
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6 Quirky Home Trends Only Etsy Could Predict for 2021
The pandemic has changed our lives in so many ways. And while there may be a lot of grim details to discuss, there’s ...
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The Best Cat Water Fountains for Pet Owners
Drinking water is key to your cats’ health, as it keeps furry friends hydrated and helps prevent problems such as uri...
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The Best Fish Tanks for Your Aquatic Pet
Fish make terrific pets, and finding the best fish tank helps ensure that they live long, healthy lives. Whether you ...
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The Best Pet Stain Removers for Households with Furry Friends
Our dogs, cats, and other pets are part of the family, but they can make a mess on our floors, couches, and carpets. ...
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The Best Odor Eliminators for the Home
Eliminating home odors can be tough. Even in a clean home, the activities of day-to-day life can leave your house sme...
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The Best Chicken Coops for the Homestead
If you’re considering raising chickens, then you probably know that keeping a flock can have benefits beyond having f...
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The Best Flea Sprays for the Home and Yard
Whether you’re finding fleas or other pests around your home, on your pet, in your yard, or even from all of the abov...
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The Best Carpets for Pets and Their Owners
Shedding, dander, drool, claws, accidents, wear and tear—there are a lot of things a pet can do to your pristine carp...
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The Best Couches for Dogs and Their Owners
Dogs bring undeniable joy into a home. Unfortunately, they also bring a healthy dose of hair, scratches, and drool in...
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The Best Litter Boxes for Cat Owners
When it comes to using the litter box, some cats are pickier than others. Finding the best litter box can be a challe...
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The Best Rat Cages for Your Pet Rodents
A rat or rodent, like any other pet, is a beloved part of your family that you want to keep safe from household threa...
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The Best Flea Treatments for Cats and Dogs
The first signs your pet has fleas might come in the form of frequent scratching or biting at a part of its body, but...
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The Best Pet Cameras for Keeping Tabs on Furry Family Members
Leaving a four-pawed pal home alone can be tough, but a pet camera—similar to a nanny cam —can ease the situation. Sy...
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The Best Invisible Dog Fences for the Yard
Most dogs love the freedom of an open yard, with room to frolic and play. However, the thought of your beloved pup ta...
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The Best Vacuums for Pet Hair
Many people who have pets enjoy the companionship but not the cleanup. It can be a challenge to rid your home of pet ...
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The Best Dog Doors for the Home
A portal that allows your pooch safe and easy access to the outside can be a real convenience for pet lovers. A dog d...
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The Best Dog Beds for Your Furry Friend
If you’re tired of cleaning dog hair off your sofa or battling for bed space, it might be time to find your pup a dog...
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15 Things Every Pet Owner Needs for a Clean House
Keep your house stocked with these cleaning supplies and accessories to keep the pet hair and odors under control.
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The Best Cordless Vacuums for Pet Hair
Today’s cordless vacuums are lighter weight and take up less storage space than traditional plug-in vacuums, and they...
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The Best Dog Houses for Pets of All Sizes
The best dog house not only shields your pooch from snow and driving rain, but it also offers him a secure space he c...
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The Best Pet Hair Removers for Dog and Cat Owners
While pets are often a source of joy, comfort, and companionship, they can also leave a hair-raising load of fur on e...
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The Most Beautiful Chicken Coops We've Ever Seen
As backyard poultry farms gain in popularity, find the coop that works for you, whether you live in the country or in tighter, urban spaces.
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12 Tips from Suburban Homeowners Who Have Started Raising Chickens
Nothing boosts self-sufficiency quite like raising your own chickens. Not only do chicken owners claim that their home-raised eggs taste better than store-bought ...
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5 Things to Know Before Installing a Pet Door
If you worry about your pet not being able to get outside to potty or exercise while you’re gone, or if you’re just w...
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The 25 Most Dangerous Plants for Your Pet
Keep your pets away from these common indoor and outdoor plants that are toxic for cats and dogs.
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The 12 Hidden Expenses of Pet Ownership
There’s nothing like the greeting of a wagging tail and a wet nose at the end of a long day (or maybe an indifferent tail flick if you own a cat). Pets do so much...
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20 Things You Should Never Leave Out in the Yard
With warm weather comes BBQs and yard work, pool parties and garage sales. Keep this list of items in mind before you head inside at night. You will reduce safety...
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For the Dogs: 11 Crazy Home Upgrades Made by Pet Owners
Most pet parents make a few changes to their dwelling when they welcome a new four-legged friend, maybe fencing in the yard, installing a dog door, or putting up ...
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Solved! How Often You Should Actually Be Vacuuming
Q: I only vacuum my floors when I notice them looking dingy. How often should you vacuum?A: Interior designers and hy...
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How To: Remove Pet Hair from Absolutely Everything
Dogs and cats bring happiness to the home, but there's one major downside to sharing your living space with a pet: a blanket of hair that seems to coat every surf...
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Bob Vila Radio: Best-Bet Flooring Options for Pets and Their Owners
Pets may be great companions, but they're not always kind to their owners' homes, and that's especially true of floor...
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20 Common Household Items That May Be Harming Your Pet
As any pet-loving homeowner can attest, playful dogs and fluffy felines liven up the house and enrich our lives. But did you know that many people unwittingly exp...
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How to: Clean a Fish Tank
Generally speaking, aquarium fish make great low-maintenance pets with minimal needs for attention and cleaning—perfe...
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Solved! The Best Flooring for Dogs
Q: I’m considering a complete overhaul of the floors in my home, but I'll need something that stands up over time to ...
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10 House Hacks Every Pet Owner Needs to Know
From fluffy dogs to colorful parrots, animals bring a dose of happiness into our homes. But owning a pet has its challenges, and many time-constrained homeowners ...
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Genius! The DIY Dog Feeder that Doubles as Storage
Pet parents know that there isn't ever a great place to store bulky bags of dry kibble. Closets are typically already...
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Bob Vila Radio: Planning a Pet-Friendly Yard
Cats and dogs need just as much time outside as people do, but designing a safe space for pets and protecting your la...
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Genius! Hide a Litter Box (and Its Mess) in Plain Sight
Cat owners love to spoil their pets, and why wouldn’t they? These cuddly companions with big personalities won’t make...
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Pet Hair Everywhere? Finally, a Versatile Solution
Does it only take strangers a quick glance to know there's a Fluffy or Fido in your life? Indeed, the loose strands o...
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Weekend Projects: 5 Creative Designs for a DIY Chicken Coops
Scientific studies certainly support the nutritional benefits of the incredible egg, but what they don't detail is wh...
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Pet-Proof Your Yard with 5 Tips from a Pro Trainer
The great outdoors is great for everyone, particularly your four-pawed pals. “The home can get boring for pets," says...
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Genius! VCR Turned Automatic Pet Feeder
Remember back when successfully programming the VCR felt like a minor triumph? Now imagine how James Larssen of Make ...
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Family-Friendly Floors: 5 Top Options for Busy Households
Pets and children put homes to the test. Which types of floors are up to the challenge?
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Weekend Projects: 5 Easy-to-Make Pet Beds
Is there a Rufus or Rover in your clan? Even if your pet is allowed on all the soft spots enjoyed by the two-legged m...
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Bob Vila Radio: Backyard Chickens
If you’re in the market for fresh, locally raised eggs, you can’t get more local than your own backyard. Here are a f...
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Bob Vila's Holiday Gift Guide: Pets
Looking to find gifts for pets, or planning to give pets as gifts? Look no further.
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How To: Create a Pet-Friendly Home
If you're a pet lover, odds are that you care enough to add the few touches necessary to make your home your pet's ca...
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10 Over-the-Top Ways to Pamper Your Pet
Whether you are a cat or dog lover, you want your pet to feel special. Here are ten ways to pamper your four-legged companion to excess.
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Bob Vila Radio: Pet Doors
Today’s pet doors are a far cry from the heat-stealing, wildlife-welcoming, burglary risks of yesteryear. If your yar...
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Bark If You Love Architecture!
Man’s best friend gets the royal treatment at Barkitecture Houston.  Being in the doghouse isn’t such a bad thing whe...
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A Special Housewarming Gift
A new puppy is presented as a special house warming gift to homeowner Michelle Hayes and her daughters.
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