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Whether you have a fur baby you adore, are thinking of getting one, or are just an animal lover, this is the place for you. We’ve got answers to your pet questions and advice, fascinating facts about creatures big and small, and, yes, cute pictures.

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Why Do Cats Lick Each Other? The Common Grooming Behavior, Explained

When cats lick each other, it’s not just about getting their feline siblings purr-fectly clean


8 Interactive Puzzle Toys to Entertain Bored Cats

Unlike regular toys, interactive cat toys help cats exercise their furry little bodies—and their brains. Here are the best toys...


This Top-Selling Portable Dog Water Bottle Has Over 20,000 Fans on Amazon

A portable dog water bottle is a convenient way to keep your pet hydrated, healthy and happy all summer long

Our Editors Tried the Best Vacuums for Pet Hair—Here Are Their Favorites

We tried every type of pet vacuum we could find. These are the best of the best.


10 Best Dog Toys on Amazon—from a Pet Expert

Dogs love to play, and dog lovers want to provide their dogs with safe toys. Here are the best dog...

7 Eco-Friendly or Organic Dog Treats from our Pet Editor

Organic dog treats offer a great way to reward your dog with healthy snacks that also benefit the environment—so you...


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8 Signs You’re Not Showing Your Dog Enough Affection

Does your pooch need another smooch? Here’s how to tell—and how to demonstrate your love and devotion.


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17 Calm Dog Breeds with Easygoing Personalities

These adorable and lovable calm dog breeds fit right in with singles, couples, or families who are looking for a...


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10 Things Dogs Can Smell That Humans Can’t

Dogs are truly heroes—not that you needed any convincing.

10 of the Healthiest Dog Breeds

With longer lifespans and a lower risk for illness, these pups are prone to living a happy, healthy life.


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10 Signs Your Dog Wants Some Alone Time

Humans aren’t the only ones who need some peace and quiet every now and then.


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Are Cats Nocturnal?

It certainly might seem that way when Kitty is scampering around while you're trying to sleep. But what does the...


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When a Cryptic Stranger Lurked Toward Their Owner, These Mild-Mannered Dogs Sprang Into Guard Mode

The normally affectionate pair weren’t going to let anyone threaten their pack.


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15 Lazy Dog Breeds That Are Expert Nappers

Looking for a dog who values snuggle time over leash time? Consider these adorably lazy breeds who understand the value...

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Why Do Dogs Like Squeaky Toys?

Dogs go barking mad over the high-pitched peeps and shrieks of squeaky toys. If you’ve ever wondered why that darn...


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Why Do Dogs Lick Their Paws?

Most dogs can be spotted licking away or even chewing at their feet. Why do dogs lick their paws? It's...


The Stray Cat Who Brought Home a Stray Cat

People used to say that during the Great Depression, the needy would mark the doors of sympathetic households. I believe...


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This Is the Dog Breed That’s Most Compatible with Your Zodiac Sign

Best friendships are made when each sign adopts a dog to match their personality. Here's what to know about the...


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10 Things Your Dog Should Be Doing Every Single Day

Ensuring your dog sticks to his or her regularly programmed schedule is important, but what, exactly, should they be doing...


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The Best Pet for You, Based on Your Zodiac

When choosing your new BFF, find out which pet best matches your energy.


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13 Things Your Dog Wishes You’d Stop Doing

Bad human! Be a better pet parent by learning what your pup really thinks and avoiding these all-too-common mistakes.


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Why Does My Dog Put His Paw on Me?

You talk with your hands. Why shouldn't your dog?

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14 Things Your Cat Wishes You’d Stop Doing

The cat is finally out of the bag! Get the inside scoop on what's going on inside your feline friend's...


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22 Black Cat Breeds You’ll Want to Adopt

They’re not just for Halloween! Black cats are adorable in all seasons.


Meet the Women Who Catch Python Snakes in the Everglades Every Night

Invasive Burmese pythons are squeezing the life out of the Everglades. An unlikely sisterhood of the swamp is taking...


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The Story of an Adopted Pet Dog Who Adopted His Own Pet Dog

Whoobie loved his owner so much, he thought it might be fun to have a little pet of his own.


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My Favorite Neighbor Was a Golden Retriever

Jersey Girl wasn’t technically Karen Dickson’s dog, but their bond was nothing short of spectacular.


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10 Cats That Look Just Like Tigers

Get ready to do a double-take with these house cats that look like they belong in the wild.