We all want the best for Fido or Fluffy (or, let's be honest, Brees and Beignet). This gift guide offers options for pet parents of all pocketbooks, be it broke as a joke or rolling with a Christmas bonus. Read more

Traveling alone as a human can be a nightmare. Traveling with a companion ­— or several — can be worse. Imagine what it's like for your pet, who is not free to roam the cabin of a plane, ask for a sick bag or tell the person sitting above them to cut out whatever annoying thing they're doing. Read more

The family dog and high decor might not seem natural partners, but Sara Essex Bradley's new book, Dog Decor: Canines Living Large (Glitterati Inc., $35) reveals how beloved canines become a central part of many households, often claiming the best seat in the house. The book, released July 1,… Read more

Americans spend more than $15 billion annually keeping their pets healthy, according to statistics from the American Pet Products Association, and an emergency room visit or operation for a dog or cat easily can run thousands of dollars. That's where pet health insurance comes in, but it has… Read more

Cultivating a saltwater fish tank is a bit like making a souffle — impressive if you pull it off, but delicate and easy to screw up. Still, it's easy to see why this hobby remains popular. At its best, a reef tank (with fish, coral and invertebrates such as starfish or anemones) is a miniatu… Read more

Average hourly wages in the New Orleans and Metairie area hovered around $20.85 in 2015 — about 10 percent below the nationwide average, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. A 2017 report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition clocked the average hourly wage for renters … Read more

In 2007, the world saw an international pet food crisis that resulted in the deaths of cats and dogs. Many animals who survived experienced massive, expensive-to-treat kidney failures. The culprit? According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, several brands of pet food had contaminant… Read more