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A Jack Russell terrier stands in a park with an orange tennis ball

How to stop toy aggression in dogs immediately: A simple guide

Does your dog growl when you get near a favorite toy? These strategies will help you figure out how to stop toy aggression in dogs.
Orange cat sleeping on a bed covered by a blanket

Why do cats like to sleep on the bed with people? This common behavior explained

If your cat likes to sleep on the bed, you're not alone. Learn a few reasons why your cat loves sleeping in your bed and the pros and cons of letting them.
Man and his dog doing a selfie outdoors

4 fun 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.
Woman feeds her dog a treat on a walk

A guide to great gut health: 5 benefits of probiotics for dogs you may not know about

Probiotics have many benefits for animals, and it doesn't stop at the gut. Here's why you should consider adding a probiotic to your dog's diet.
PetSmart Charities director Heidi Marston kisses her special needs Great Dane mix, Gatsby

PetSmart Charities director shares tips for a successful pet adoption process

Whether you're just thinking about adopting or are ready to bring home a pet today, consider these expert tips for a successful dog or cat adoption.
A brown and white basset hound sleeping in a blue chair.

No fuss, all love: Meet the top breeds of low-maintenance dogs that will steal your heart

Curious about low-maintenance dogs? We explore which breeds are the best when it comes to easy-going nature, minimal grooming, and low exercise requirements.
A corgi and a cat stand in the grass

Study: This is how much the cost of pet ownership really is

How much does a dog cost per year? How much does a cat cost? We've got the answers.
White cat with two different color eyes

White cats are at risk for these 3 conditions – find out what they are

While any cat can have health challenges, white cats are prone to a few conditions. Research carefully and be prepared to tackle these issues.
Small dog going a trip

The only guide you need for taking your pets on an airplane

If you're planning to take your pet on a trip with you, read this guide. Think ahead to what you need, how they'll feel, and when you should leave them home.
A Chihuahua mix looks at the camera

Ditching the pure breeds? Here’s how to find the right mutt for your family

Over half of the dogs in America are mutts but they don't necessarily get as much attention as their purebred cousins. Consider adopting a mixed-breed dog.
An albino cat lies on a white backdrop. The cat has one pale blue eye and one pinkish-red eye.

The mystery and beauty of albino cats

Albino cats aren't just white cats. Here are some fascinating facts about their unique genetics.
Dog gets a green reusable diaper

4 reasons why your dog might need a diaper (and which kind you should get)

We hope your little pup never needs a diaper, but it could become necessary through age, health, or normal reproductive cycles.
American Eskimo dog smiling at the camera

Looking for a fluffy and affectionate pup? Give the American Eskimo dog a try

You might not have heard of these guys, but American Eskimo dogs are actually fantastic pups that work well with families.
Large white Labrador eating out of a metal bowl

Homemade dog food: Should you do it?

Your four-legged friend needs a balanced diet. We list the pros and cons of store-bought dog food versus homemade dog food.
A greyhound on a fuzzy rug

All about the incredible greyhound dog

Think the greyhound dog is a good fit for your family? Here's what to know about this ancient, loved breed before you get one.
A black and white Japanese Chin stands outside in the grass raising one paw

7 Japanese dog breeds that could be your perfect pet

Are any of these Japanese dog breeds the right fit for you? Read on and find out all there is to love about these unique dogs.
Doctor cleaning dog's teeth with toothbrush indoors

Does your pet need to visit the dentist? Here’s how a dog teeth cleaning works

We all take our dog's health very seriously, but you might not realize that needs to include dental health, too. Here's how a dog teeth cleaning works.
English setter in a field

Get the facts about the English setter

English setters: They don't call them the "Gentlemen of the dog world" for nothing. These charming dogs are loyal and loving. Is one for you? Read on.
A large dog squats to poop in a field of tall golden grass

What to feed dogs with diarrhea: These dietary staples might already be in your kitchen

Dog diarrhea can be a mess — literally — but there are a few foods that can help. Here's what to feed a dog with diarrhea.
A corgi dog standing in front of a pink background looks up and to the side with big eyes

Here are 60 cute dog names for every aesthetic: cottagecore, grunge, Y2K, and more

Whatever your aesthetic is, there are some perfect names for your dog on this list. Check it out!
A Devon Rex cat is held up against a blue sky

These are the 10 most popular cat breeds, as counted by The Cat Fanciers’ Association

You might think you know what the most popular cat breeds are, but some of the ones on this list might surprise you.
Dog runs through the grass outside

Did you find worms in your dog’s poop? Here’s how to identify and treat them

If your dog has diarrhea it could be parasitic worms. Find out how to identify and treat these gross interlopers before they cause real damage.
A gray cat with shiny eyes stares at the camera

Are cats color blind? It’s a bit more complicated than you might think

Your feline's eyes work a bit differently from yours, but they can still see colors (and they have some other special abilities).
Mini American shepherd lying down

Mini Aussie: What to know about this adorable breed

Spoiler alert: Mini Aussies don't exist — at least not anymore. The breed is known as the mini American shepherd. Should you consider getting one?
A white dog running

Why does my dog have the zoomies? Your pet’s crazy behavior, explained

Have you ever seen a dog get the zoomies? It can be part humorous and part alarming. Here's why it happens and when to call a vet.
A French bulldog holds a leash in their mouth while standing in the grass

Sorry Labs, you’re no longer America’s favorite dog (here’s what replaced them)

For 31 years, the Lab was our favorite breed of dog, but as tastes have changed, our best buddy has, too. Find out which pups now occupy the top slots.
A mewing newborn kitten at the center of a cuddle pile

How to care for newborn kittens without it becoming your second full-time job

Being a kitten parent is hard, which is why it's best left to Mama Cat. But here's how to help care for newborn kittens before they arrive.
A Tibetan terrier's side profile against a blue sky

The Tibetan terrier: Why the ‘Holy Dog of Tibet’ isn’t actually a terrier

The "Holy Dog of Tibet" has a unique history, but it's not actually a terrier. Here's what you'll want to know about Tibetan terriers.
A baby chick sits in the grass next to a broken egg

3 reasons not to give pet rabbits, baby chicks, or ducks this Easter

Animals like rabbits, ducks, and baby chicks are so much more than an Easter present. Here's why not to gift them this spring.
Happy golden retriever outside on the lawn wagging his tail

Video: This dog doesn’t just wag their tail, but their whole body

When you see a dog overflowing with happiness, you might notice him wagging his tail. But why do dogs do this? We explore the history.
A Jack Russell terrier sits beside a mop bucket with a toilet brush in his mouth

Spring cleaning? Never use these dangerous products with pets in your home

Spring cleaning will be safer with your furry friends in the home with these pet-friendly cleaning supplies.
A cat and dog hang out together outside on cobblestones

Does your cat say ‘meow,’ ‘miau,’ or ‘mjau?’ Here’s how we translate cat and dog language into human around the world

While you might hear "bark" and "meow," people from around the world have translated dog and cat language into their own speech.
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Video: Dog’s reaction to getting caught stealing a shoe is hilarious

When this dog gets caught with a shoe in his mouth, he looks guilty, but can dogs feel those emotions? We looked at dog behavior research to find out.
A dog lies in the grass and howls at the sky

Howling dog went viral for sounding like an opera singer — we can’t get enough

Why do dogs sing? We look into this particular instinct and showcase on of the top opera singing dogs on the internet.
A woman kissing a dog

Have your heart set on a breed? Here’s why it’s important to consider different types of dogs

It's natural to have your heart set on a specific pet, like a small dog. Here's why you should do the research and consider many different types of dogs.
Dog scratches their side while in the grass

This is what a flea looks like, and it’s disgusting

When you see what a flea really looks like up close, you'll make sure to never let them anywhere near your dog or cat.
A Yorkshire terrier licks their lips and looks into the camera

Why you shouldn’t feed your dogs trail mix

Trail mix can be a nutritious snack for people, but it has more risks than benefits for furry friends. Here's why dogs shouldn't eat trail mix.
Person wearing a wedding ring holds cat in hands

Being a cat person will help you get dates: Study

Forget the lonely cat person trope! A new study claims that kitty owners are actually more likely to be in a relationship.
Pet parent holds their cat and dog

Can pet owners keep up with rising costs? Recent survey reveals the facts

Owning a pet can be expensive and it's only gotten worse in the last few years. But there's a few things you can do to stay on top of it.
A brown puppy wearing a neon orange harness looks up

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!
A blue-eyed Siberian husky puppy sitting on grass

Can huskies be aggressive? It depends on the circumstances

Here's what you need to know if you're considering getting a husky.
Lab puppy on a bed

How to successfully crate train your new Labrador puppy

With these tips, your Lab puppy will love their crate — and so will you! There's no reason not to try it with your new best friend.
A woman strokes a blue-eyed white dog while outside

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

We all kick off the new year with resolutions, but for pet lovers, the goal to be a better pet parent is a resolution worth keeping.
Chihuahua dresses in a reindeer hat ready to meet Santa

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

Should you take your pet to meet Santa? Check out this adorable video of a sweet pup seeing him for the first time and get a few tips for your outing.
Therapy dog visits hospital patient

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

Therapy dogs spread love and comfort in hospitals, nursing homes, and more. If your dog is outgoing and loving read on to learn how to get them certified.
Pet owner playing with his dog

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

From virtual veterinary care to changes in popular training methods, 2023 will offer a lot to look forward to. Here are the expert-predicted trends.
A group of dogs sits on the sidewalk during their walk

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

We understand there are different breeds of dogs but what are breed groups? Here are the seven different categories and what each is known for.
Dog and cat cuddle in the yard

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

If you have a few resolutions for the new year, we recommend adding pet-related activities to the list. Keep these five things in mind for a happy furry friend.
A person pouring dog food into a dish

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

Costs of everything are soaring. If inflation is burning a hole in your wallet, consider these pro tips on how to cut pet costs in 2023.
A German shepherd fetching a stick in the snow

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

The weather outside is getting frightful. Here are tips and exactly what dogs need for winter weather safety and comfort.