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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

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Video: This dog that sings the Star Wars theme is totally adorable

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Everything you need to know about munchkin cats: Some facts may surprise you

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Is incense bad for cats? 4 important things to consider before using it in your home

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Do puppies sleep a lot? These are the perfectly normal sleeping habits of a healthy pup

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Why your cat is peeing everywhere (and what to do about it)

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Why is my dog’s nose warm? When it’s OK and when to see the vet

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When do kittens open their eyes? This is what happens if they do it too early

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Debunking the 5 most common myths about the American bulldog

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Does your dog drink a lot of water? Here’s when you should be concerned

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Is your dog barking nonstop? Here’s how to get your noisy pup under control

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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.
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All about Poodle mixes: The cutest ‘doodle’ and ‘poo’ breeds for you to consider

There's a lot to learn about poodle mix dog breeds, from appearance to behavior. This is a great place to start before considering what's right for you.
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Aquatic turtles: Care and feeding basics every Testudine enthusiast needs to know

If you’re considering buying an aquatic turtle, you should first know how to best take care of one. Here are the basics of keeping aquatic turtles as pets.
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Why do dogs stick out their tongues? Here’s what vets say about the ‘blep’

Wether you see the tip of your dog's tongue or the whole nine yards, these are just a few reasons why. When in doubt, you can always ask a vet!
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How to make a dog throw up – safely, quickly, and at home – after ingesting something he shouldn’t have

How to make a dog throw up – safely, quickly, and at home – after ingesting something he shouldn’t have

Has your dog ingested a foreign object? Learning how to make them throw up can be a lifesaving skill, so don't wait to do your research.
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6 totally adorable, TikTok-approved ways to include dogs in a wedding

Leave it to TikTok to give us these sweet ideas for including dogs in a wedding. It'll be the perfect paw-ty!
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4 fantastic alternatives to cones for dogs that actually work

4 fantastic alternatives to cones for dogs that actually work

While dog cones are sometimes necessary, they don't always work for your pup. Here are some other options.
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These are the 6 dog breeds that shed most in fall

Spring isn't the only shedding season. These dog breeds shed a lot in fall. Here's what you need to know when taking care of an especially furry pup.
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Diabetes in dogs: The risk factors and symptoms all pet parents need to know

Diabetes in dogs can be stressful and carries risks. However, it's treatable. Here's what to know, including symptoms of a diabetic dog.
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Anemia in cats can be dangerous, but it’s treatable – here’s what you need to know

Anemia in cats occurs when the number of red blood cells falls below normal levels. Our guide lists causes and solutions for increasing red blood cells.
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How long can cats go without food or water? It’s less time than you think

How long can cats go without food or water? It’s less time than you think

Here's what you need to know about how long cats can go without water and food. And it may be surprising.
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How much water should a dog drink? You might be surprised by the answer

It can be hard to know exactly how much water a dog is supposed to drink, especially when each pup is different. Fortunately, we have all the answers here.
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8 autumn Instagram pet photographs that will get you excited for the gorgeous season ahead

Autumn has arrived on Instagram. These Instagram cats and dogs could inspire a fall photoshoot of your own.
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The 5 biggest myths about Chihuahuas, debunked once and for all

Chihuahuas are sweet, sassy, and sometimes misunderstood. It's important to separate Chihuahua facts from fiction before welcoming one into your life.
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Cat food 101: Can you freeze wet cat food?

If your cat prefers wet food, storing it in the freezer creates less waste and makes mealtimes easy, too. Here's what you need to know.
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Got a scared bird? How to know when your bird is frightened and the best ways to calm it

Got a scared bird? How to know when your bird is frightened and the best ways to calm it

Birds use body language to tell us what’s going on. It’s time to learn the signs of fright in a bird and what to do to calm them down.
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Video: Husky gets behind the wheel of a car, chaos ensues

This hilarious video of a husky discovering the car horn shows the next step in husky howling.
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Heartworm in dogs can be deadly: What you need to know to keep your pup safe

Heartworm in dogs can be deadly: What you need to know to keep your pup safe

What is heartworm in dogs? You need to know about this deadly parasite. Here's how to prevent and treat it so your pup lives a long and happy life.
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How much should newborn puppies eat? Follow this newborn puppy feeding chart

Follow these guidelines and the newborn puppy feeding chart to figure out how much food your puppy should eat.
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Best reptile pets: These are the 5 most affectionate reptiles you can welcome into your home

What's the best reptile pet for handling? Some reptiles like to cuddle, too! Here are the 5 most affectionate types of reptiles and how to show them affection.
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Why is my cat peeing on my bed? The real truth (and how to stop this gross habit)

Your cat peeing on your bed is one of the most irritating things possible. We discuss your cat’s peeing problem, the causes, and the solutions.
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How often should I feed my cat? Here’s what to know about cat feeding schedules

Feeding schedules impact your cat's digestion, energy, and happiness. Here's how often you should feed your cat.