pets pets

The notion that every dog or cat should be neutered at 6 months isn't based on evidence, says veterinarian Brennen McKenzie, author of The SkeptVet blog. It depends on the breed and other factors. Talk to your vet, he advises, about pros, cons and timing. katoosha/iStockphoto/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
katoosha/iStockphoto/Getty Images

Andrew White helps a neighbor — and a dog — get to safety after their street was flooded by Hurricane Harvey. Scott Olson /Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Scott Olson /Getty Images

A Bipartisan Bill Helped Save Pets From Harvey, And Maybe Their Humans Too

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/547972616/548076117" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Celebrations that include loud fireworks often terrify dogs. Though there's not yet much science to confirm it, some veterinarians and pet owners say CBD, an extract of hemp or marijuana, can ease a pet's fear. Francisco Goncalves/Getty hide caption

toggle caption
Francisco Goncalves/Getty

The Simon family's new dog, displaced New Yorker Daisy. Elise Simon hide caption

toggle caption
Elise Simon

Simon: Pets Find Their Way Into Our Hearts When We Need Them Most

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/503354379/504244537" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Ginger, an English bulldog, stands watch while at work with her owner, Will Pisnieski, at Authentic Entertainment in Burbank, Calif., in 2012. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, 7 percent of employers allow pets at work. Grant Hindsley/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Grant Hindsley/AP

Who Let The Dogs In? More Companies Welcome Pets At Work

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/488586121/489218115" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Prime Minister David Cameron's cat, Larry, sits on the steps of No. 10 Downing St. in London on June 24, the day Brexit voting results were announced. If the Cameron family wants to take Larry along on holiday to France, a Brexit could complicate plans. It's possible that traveling to and from the EU with pets will grow more cumbersome. Alastair Grant/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Alastair Grant/AP

Ken (left) and Henry were created using DNA plucked from a skin cell of Melvin, the beloved pet of Paula and Phillip Dupont of Lafayette, La. Edmund D. Fountain for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Edmund D. Fountain for NPR

Cloning Your Dog, For A Mere $100,000

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/428927516/444660140" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Hard to resist. But if they're marijuana edibles, not such a treat. James A. Guilliam/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
James A. Guilliam/Getty Images

When Pets Do Pot: A High That's Not So Mighty

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/436918240/438228522" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript