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Expert tips for taking your puppy on their first walk

Walking your puppy for the first time doesn't have to be a nightmare. Try these expert-approved tips for a walk in the park that's a walk in the park!
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Can huskies be aggressive? It depends on the circumstances

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How to successfully crate train your new Labrador puppy

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New Year’s resolutions that can make you a better pet parent in 2023

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How cold is too cold for dogs? What you should know

Chihuahua dresses in a reindeer hat ready to meet Santa

Video: Dog meets Santa for the first time (and it’s super heartwarming)

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Therapy dogs spread love wherever they go: Does your dog qualify?

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4 2023 pet trends we’re happy to see (and 1 we’re not)

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What are the 7 breed groups and where does my dog fit in? Find out what your pup is known for

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5 things vets wish pet parents would do in 2023: You can do all of these for your furry companion

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The best ways pet parents can cut costs in 2023, according to the experts

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Everything you need to keep your dog active in the cold: The ultimate winter weather safety guide

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How to keep your Labrador healthy: Read this to help your pup live their best life

Labrador retrievers are extremely popular. However, common Labrador retriever problems can cause issues. A few simple steps can allow your Lab to live their best lives.
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How to take care of dog dental health (and why it matters)

Just like you take of your dental health, your pup also needs their teeth brushed and taken care of. Follow these steps to keep your pet's teeth clean and mouth healthy.
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3 scientific benefits of being a cat person – you’ll be surprised with what we found

We're here to share the top three benefits of sharing your home with a feline companion -- and recommend some of our favorite beginner-friendly cat breeds.
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Video: Cat outsmarts dog in a genius way

The cats vs dogs debate continues in this video posted to Reddit where the cat outsmarts his canine companion and comes out ahead.
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Is getting a puppy for Christmas a good idea? You can’t return them like a sweater

Don't jump into dog ownership this holiday season before making sure you're ready. If you're getting a puppy for Christmas, here's what you must know.
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9 Boston terrier facts to know before you bring one into your life

Boston terriers are lovable and friendly little dogs. Is this breed best for you? These nine Boston terrier facts will help you make that determination.
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Here’s how to stop a cat from spraying in 6 simple steps

Cat spraying is an obnoxious habit that can be caused by a number of underlying issues. Here's how to determine the cause and stop it.
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How to litter train a rabbit in 6 simple steps

Not sure how to litter train a bunny? Follow this comprehensive guide to get your rabbit to go where you want her to.
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How to clean your dog’s ears: A step-by-step guide every pet parent should read

Knowing how to clean a dog’s ears should be required learning for pet parents. Yet, often, it’s not. Here's a guide on the process.
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Does your cat have ear mites? How to tell (and what you can do about it)

Here's how to figure out if your cat has ear mites and what you can do to help your furry friend if they have them.
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Why is my cat shedding so much? 3 surprising things that could be causing it

If your cat sheds a lot, there could be a surprising reason behind it. Here are the top three causes, plus some simple steps you can take to reduce it.
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Video: This dog that sings the Star Wars theme is totally adorable

There's nothing funnier than watching a singing dog chirp along to the music. But why do dogs sing? Here's the secret behind this viral phenomenon.
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Everything you need to know about munchkin cats: Some facts may surprise you

Here's a closer look at everything you should know before getting a munchkin cat, including the cost, life span, and personality.
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Is incense bad for cats? 4 important things to consider before using it in your home

Is incense bad for cats? Do you love the smell of it but worry about the potential for harming your feline friend? This is everything you should consider.
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Do puppies sleep a lot? These are the perfectly normal sleeping habits of a healthy pup

Do puppies sleep a lot? Sleep is an essential element of human and canine development. Make sure you and your dog are rested for all that life has to offer.
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Why your cat is peeing everywhere (and what to do about it)

There are reasons why your cat might be peeing everywhere. Take a look at the possibilities and find out what you can do about it.
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Why is my dog’s nose warm? When it’s OK and when to see the vet

Does your pup's nose feel hot? These are the factors that cause his nose to be warm, including the ones that should make you worry.
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When do kittens open their eyes? This is what happens if they do it too early

Here's when you can expect your kitten to open their eyes.
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Debunking the 5 most common myths about the American bulldog

American bulldogs are sweet, loyal, and loving dogs. They also have unique needs. Separate American bulldog fact from fiction.
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Does your dog drink a lot of water? Here’s when you should be concerned

We're here to share the most common reasons a dog drinks a lot of water and when it's time to take your pooch to the vet for a checkup.
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Is your dog barking nonstop? Here’s how to get your noisy pup under control

Sometimes our pups bark for seemingly no reason and won't stop. Here are ways to get your dog's barking under control (and the reasons behind it).
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Looking for signs your dog has ticks? These telltale symptoms mean you have a flea or tick problem

How do you know if your dog has ticks or fleas? These are the signs your dog has a tick or flea infestation and what to do about it.
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Pets are victims of domestic violence, too: 5 things you can do to help

Pets are often injured or killed in violent homes. Learn what you can do to help victims escape to safety with their pets.
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Ranked: These pet apps actually work (and pet parents love them)

The team at RentCafe combed through Android and iOS apps to find the best of the best pet apps. Here's the list.
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Myths about Jack Russell terriers debunked

JRTs have been around since the 1800s, but can be misunderstood. It's time to current these five too-common Jack Russell terrier myths.
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What you need to know about your cat’s swollen lip – what caused it and how to help it heal

You may have noticed a swelling on your cat's upper or lower lip. Here's what you need to know about this common occurrence.
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Is your puppy breathing fast while sleeping? Here’s when you should worry and how to help your pup

You want your pet to feel safe and comfortable when they are asleep. Here's what to do if you notice your puppy breathing fast while sleeping.
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When should you start bathing your new puppy?

You're wondering when you should begin bathing your new puppy. We list when you should start and how often you should bathe your pup.
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Watch out for these telltale signs of rabies in cats: What every pet parent needs to know

Rabies is zoonotic, meaning it's transmissible to humans. It's essential to know how it spreads and its symptoms, especially when you have pets.
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Here are the best pet Halloween costumes from last year to help inspire this year’s spooky attire

These are our favorite pet Halloween costumes from 2021. Hopefully, they can inspire this year's Halloween costume for your pet!
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Loss of weight in cats can be a symptom of many things – Here’s what you need to know and when to call the vet

Loss of weight in cats is a serious issue. Here's why you need to contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.
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Dogs on Halloween: Pro tips to keep them stress-free and happy so you can enjoy the day together

Life can be stressful for dogs on Halloween. The costumes, noises, and steady stream of unfamiliar faces can take a toll. Here's how to keep yours stress-free.
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Your ultimate guide to celebrating Halloween with pets

Here's the ultimate guide to a wonderful Halloween with your pets.
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How long does a dog stay in heat? Here’s how you’ll know her cycle is over

Learning how to spot the beginning of a dog's period can be easy as pie, but how will you know when she's done menstruating for this cycle?
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Is there blood in your cat’s stool? Don’t panic – here’s what it means and what to do

If your cat has bloody stools, don't panic -- you might just have to wait it out. Reach for this guide before calling the vet.
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These dog and cat breeds have the most expensive vet bills

While there are ways to mitigate veterinary and other costs associated with pet ownership, did you know that vet bills are higher for certain breeds?
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When do kittens’ eyes change colors? The answer is pretty cool – Here’s what to know

Kittens' eyes don't stay blue for long. When do kittens' eyes change colors? Everything you need to know about whether a cat's eyes can change color.
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Thyroid issues in dogs: These are the telltale signs you should consult a vet

Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism in dogs is rare but can happen. The good news is: They are treatable with a proper diagnosis.