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Does your dog love butt sniffing? Science says it could give them cancer

Does your dog love butt sniffing? Science says it could give them cancer

While butt sniffing has long been known as a way dogs gather basic information about another pup, a new study says it could be linked to cancer.
Several brown dogs behind a chain link fence.

How to help prevent animal cruelty in your community: 5 simple ways

How to help prevent animal cruelty in your community: 5 simple ways

Here's how you can be an advocate to prevent animal cruelty.
Baby bird standing up

What do birds eat and drink? How to feed a baby bird

What do birds eat and drink? How to feed a baby bird

While a baby bird must stay in its nest, sometimes you must care for one. We offer tips on how to feed a baby bird and who to contact that can help.
Brown and white rabbit sitting in front of a wooden door

How to litter train a rabbit in 6 simple steps

How to litter train a rabbit in 6 simple steps

Not sure how to litter train a bunny? Follow this comprehensive guide.
Person patting a relaxed cat lying on its side

If you’re wondering whether cats like belly rubs, here’s what you need to know

If you’re wondering whether cats like belly rubs, here’s what you need to know

Some cats really like belly rubs while others do not like them at all. Here are the signs you should watch out for.
Cat drinking water out of a large metal bowl

Wondering why your cat is drinking so much water? Here’s what it could mean

Wondering why your cat is drinking so much water? Here’s what it could mean

Excessive thirst in cats has many potential causes. Learn what it means when your cat drinks more water than usual, and when you should be concerned.
A shallow focus shot of a smiling black and white Border Collie.

5 important health factors to know before putting your pet on flea and tick meds

5 important health factors to know before putting your pet on flea and tick meds

Flea and tick medications are essential for most dogs and cats. But not every medication is right for every pet. Here's what you need to know.
Young girl with pet rabbit.

Avoid tears and upset: How to pick the right animal for your kid’s first pet

Avoid tears and upset: How to pick the right animal for your kid’s first pet

How to pick out the best first pet for your kid. Which animal is best for children?
Kitten sitting in a litter box looking up

7 telltale signs your cat may be allergic to their litter (and what you can do to help)

7 telltale signs your cat may be allergic to their litter (and what you can do to help)

Yes, cats can have allergies, too. Here's how to know if your cat is allergic to their litter and what you can do to help.
A goldfish in a tank.

How to keep your fish tank free of gross camallanus worms

How to keep your fish tank free of gross camallanus worms

Camallanus worms can be deadly, but there are measures you can take to stop them.
Leashed dog standing on rock while out on hike.

Outdoor dangers for dogs: 5 seemingly safe things that can harm your furry friend

Outdoor dangers for dogs: 5 seemingly safe things that can harm your furry friend

Outdoor dangers can be hard to spot for your dog. Here's what you need to be wary of.
a Dalmation puppy sitting on the floor

Puppy not eating? 4 common reasons why and 8 easy things you can do to help

Puppy not eating? 4 common reasons why and 8 easy things you can do to help

Here's what to do if your puppy isn't eating and how to encourage it.
A closeup shot of a Rottweiler with a pink speckled nose.

5 important reasons your Rottweiler needs a grooming appointment ASAP

5 important reasons your Rottweiler needs a grooming appointment ASAP

Do Rottweilers need grooming? How often? Can you groom at home?
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Safely expressing your dog’s anal glands at home is much easier than you think

Safely expressing your dog’s anal glands at home is much easier than you think

Save your dog an uncomfortable trip to the groomers by learning how to express dog anal glands. Start here with this technique.
a striped minnow swims in a tank with rocks

Breeding and raising minnows: What you need to know

Breeding and raising minnows: What you need to know

Everything you need to know about minnow raising and reproduction rates in one simple guide!
A barking tan dog wearing a chain.

How to stop a puppy from barking: The must-have tips every pet parent should know

How to stop a puppy from barking: The must-have tips every pet parent should know

Follow these tips to stop your puppy from barking.
Piglet sits on a towel in her house

Obsessed with pot-bellied pigs? Your guide to these adorable animals

Obsessed with pot-bellied pigs? Your guide to these adorable animals

Pot-bellied pigs are adorable, but read this before adopting and bringing these cuties into your home.
on a pink background: a wooden spoon in a pile of Xylitol powder, a notecard with the chemical structure of xylitol, pieces of chewing gum, and small circular leaves

Xylitol is dangerous for dogs: 10 surprising products that contain it as a hidden ingredient

Xylitol is dangerous for dogs: 10 surprising products that contain it as a hidden ingredient

Xylitol (AKA birch sugar) is bad for dogs, and it's hiding in many foods. These are the items you need to keep away from your pets.
Hamster staring on white counter

How to tell if your hamster is sick

How to tell if your hamster is sick

Hamsters are wonderful pets, but it's upsetting when they're sick. We list their common ailments, symptoms, and helpful preemptive care.
Kitten in litter box

How to dispose of used cat litter

How to dispose of used cat litter

Talk to any cat owner, and they’ll tell you their least favorite part of the job is cleaning the litter box.
White cat playing with a scratching post

If you aren’t sure how old your cat is, there are a few easy ways to find out

If you aren’t sure how old your cat is, there are a few easy ways to find out

Knowing your cat's age enables you to provide them with the care they need. These tips can help you determine their approximate age.
A woman wearing a sleep mask over her eyes snuggles a Pug with his tongue out in bed

Why do dogs sleep under the covers? It all comes down to nature

Why do dogs sleep under the covers? It all comes down to nature

Why do dogs love sleeping under the covers? The answer may surprise you, but it's super sweet. Here's what to know.
Orange cat standing in litter box

Is your cat eating litter? Here’s why — and how to stop this gross habit

Is your cat eating litter? Here’s why — and how to stop this gross habit

If your cat or kitten is eating litter, it's a serious concern. We list the reasons why and potential ways to stop it from harming your cat.
Different dog breeds sitting together.

Former pet industry worker’s viral list of worst dog breeds: Do you agree?

Former pet industry worker’s viral list of worst dog breeds: Do you agree?

One woman who used to work in the pet industry went viral on TikTok for her list of the worst dog breeds you can adopt. Do you think she got it right?
A close up of a Boxer's brown eye

Are dogs actually color blind? Why what you’ve been told is a lie

Are dogs actually color blind? Why what you’ve been told is a lie

If you've always been told dogs don't see in color, read on for more accurate information.
a rhodesian ridgeback with a gray face stands and looks to the side

Is your old dog shaking? 1 of these 6 problems is the cause

Is your old dog shaking? 1 of these 6 problems is the cause

If your old dog is shaking, 1 of these 6 reasons is the likely cause. Here's how to diagnose the root of your senior pup's tremors.
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3 fantastic Father’s Day activities for dog dads so your pup can join the fun

3 fantastic Father’s Day activities for dog dads so your pup can join the fun

Attention dog dads: Try these fun activities on Father's Day if you want to bring your dog along.
dog paws on a wood slab

Could it be a dog paw infection? Signs, symptoms, and treatments for these pesky, painful issues

Could it be a dog paw infection? Signs, symptoms, and treatments for these pesky, painful issues

Dog paw infections are common, but they are pesky, painful, and avoidable. Here's what pet parents should know.
A brown and white English Bulldog offers his paw to his owner

Bulldogs 101: Everything you never knew about your little tank

Bulldogs 101: Everything you never knew about your little tank

Everything you need to know about the bulldog dog breed before you buy.
Veterinarian checking health records while dog looks on.

Can your pet clear customs? How to ensure your trip doesn’t start in disaster

Can your pet clear customs? How to ensure your trip doesn’t start in disaster

If you're thinking of traveling abroad, do your research first and know what documents your pet needs.
A Belgian Shepherd sits in a field of flowers

Are ‘dog years’ really 7 human years? How to calculate your dog’s age

Are ‘dog years’ really 7 human years? How to calculate your dog’s age

Calculating dog years to human years isn't as simple as you think. Here's what you need to know about your dog's age.
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Husky learns its room lights are voice controlled — cute chaos ensues

Husky learns its room lights are voice controlled — cute chaos ensues

This is one smart dog: The husky in this TikTok video makes that clear when he discovers the decorative lights hanging in his mom’s room are sound activated.
A Maine Coon cat sits outside in a yard surrounded by fallen leaves.

How to find a lost cat fast on the day they go missing

How to find a lost cat fast on the day they go missing

Here are tips on how to find a lost cat. With these tips, you're one step closer to finding your beloved cat.
Orange Maine Coon cat climbing a tree branch

8 reasons to adopt a Maine Coon as your next family pet (and 2 reasons not to)

8 reasons to adopt a Maine Coon as your next family pet (and 2 reasons not to)

Maine Coons have unique personalities. Read on to learn whether this special breed is right for you.
a gray cat and a black pug sitting on an indoor bench

The top 10 reasons dogs are better than cats at this whole friendship thing (Yes, we’re actually serious)

The top 10 reasons dogs are better than cats at this whole friendship thing (Yes, we’re actually serious)

It's time to end one of the world's greatest debates: Dogs are better than cats. Here are all the reasons why.
Small dog eating from bowl

Is it cheaper to make your own dog food? What you need to consider before making the switch

Is it cheaper to make your own dog food? What you need to consider before making the switch

Is making dog food cheaper than buying it? Let’s find out about preparing dog food at home and how costs compare.
Cat sitting inside of an open suitcase

Am I a bad pet parent if I sedate my cat for travel?

Am I a bad pet parent if I sedate my cat for travel?

What you need to know about cat sedatives and how to sedate your cat for travel.
A Jack Russell Terrier wearing red sunglasses sits in an airport next to a pet carrier

Don’t ever travel with your dog without these crucial health certificates

Don’t ever travel with your dog without these crucial health certificates

Before you travel with your dog, make sure you have all these health certificates handy.
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4 best BarkBox alternatives you should consider to make your pup happy

4 best BarkBox alternatives you should consider to make your pup happy

These are the best BarkBox alternative dog subscriptions, no matter how your pup likes to play.
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Can dogs eat peanut butter? Yes — 8 easy-to-make treats your pup will devour

Can dogs eat peanut butter? Yes — 8 easy-to-make treats your pup will devour

Can dogs eat peanut butter? What are the best peanut butter treat recipes?
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Dog vs. ocean: Check out this funny video of a dog who hates water

Dog vs. ocean: Check out this funny video of a dog who hates water

The dog in this video hates water — but when it comes time to save their beloved ball from the ocean’s clutches, they’re willing to brave their fears.
A Border Collie runs on the grass with their tongue hanging out

Can dogs have ADD? The warning signs of hyperactivity you should watch for

Can dogs have ADD? The warning signs of hyperactivity you should watch for

These hyperactive dog symptoms can be treated with the right training. This is what you need to know.
A sleepy Beagle naps on their owner's bed, with sunshine coming through the window

Debunked: Neutering my dog will change his personality

Debunked: Neutering my dog will change his personality

Watch for these signs that your dog needs to be neutered. And no, his personality won't change in the process.
A woman and a beagle lie on a hotel room bed

5 things to always ask before booking a supposedly pet-friendly hotel

5 things to always ask before booking a supposedly pet-friendly hotel

What does pet-friendly really mean? What to look for in a pet-friendly hotel.
Brown rabbit held by owner

How to properly clean your pet rabbit

How to properly clean your pet rabbit

Pet rabbit grooming methods are different than cats or dogs. We offer details and tips on how to properly and safely clean them.
A vet listens to a Russian Blue cat with a stethoscope.

Does my indoor cat need vaccinations? Don’t forgo these important inoculations

Does my indoor cat need vaccinations? Don’t forgo these important inoculations

You may be surprised to know which cat vaccinations indoor cats still need to stay healthy.
Two brown dogs lying on a wood laminate floor; the focus is on their tails.

Help! Why does my dog have a bald patch on their tail?

Help! Why does my dog have a bald patch on their tail?

If your dog had a bald patch on their tail, it could be a sign of a health issue. This is what you need to know
A dog cuddles into a person's side while the person holds them

This video of a dog’s ‘miraculous’ recovery from a limp is just too cute

This video of a dog’s ‘miraculous’ recovery from a limp is just too cute

Check out this hilarious video of an adorable dog's fake limp.
Ragdoll cat lying on a table

Why we’re totally obsessed with Ragdoll cats (and you should be, too)

Why we’re totally obsessed with Ragdoll cats (and you should be, too)

Haven't heard of ragdoll cats? Here's what you need to know.
A red-haired woman hugs her Great Dane while sitting outdoors

Adopting a Great Dane? 3 things you need to keep these gentle giants happy

Adopting a Great Dane? 3 things you need to keep these gentle giants happy

Great Danes are tall, but how tall? Learn what special gear and care these gentle giants need.