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Why do cats knead, and is this behavior normal?

This is why cats knead with their paws and what the behavior means.
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This is why your dog always wakes you up howling in the night

Why is my dog howling at night? While their wolfy ancestors likely did so to assemble the pack, your pet has a few different reasons for vocalizing.
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How much do hairless cats actually cost?

Hairless cats make great pets, but they can cost extra. Find out what you should expect to pay to bring home an unfurry feline.
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The most adorable toy dog breeds (that also make great pets)

These six toy breeds are adorable and will serve as the perfect pet for any family or household looking for a small dog.
A long-haired cat in a woven laundry basket

This is why cats pee on clothes (and how you can save your wardrobe in the future)

Why does my cat my on my clothes? Good question, and finding the answer is important. When cats urinate outside the litter box, something is usually off.
A golden retriever digging a hole in a yard

Why do dogs bury bones? The answer is quite interesting

Why do dogs bury things. The answer may lie in their ancestral instincts. This is why your dog loves burying bones (and other items).
A Poodle mix dog licks their lips and looks up

6 easy DIY dog treats anyone could make

These homemade dog treats will be made with love and care (but won't take too much effort). Your dog will adore them while getting a healthy snack.
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These are the longest-living dog breeds

What are the longest-living dog breeds? We'll walk you through the ones to know and how to extend any pup's lifespan.
A woman treating a small puppy outside

Can dogs eat cashews? Only if you follow these rules

Can dogs eat cashews? How should you serve cashews to dogs? Good questions. We'll dig into the truth about dogs and cashews.
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Why do cats’ eyes dilate? What your pet’s extra big peepers mean

We all have eyes that dilate with diminished light but sometimes cats get particularly huge orbs for different reasons.
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Ringworm in dogs: Signs, symptoms, and treatment you should know

Ringworm sounds scary, but dog owners can take a deep breath knowing that it's both treatable and preventable. Here's what you'll want to know.
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5 reasons you really need to get a dog car seat

A dog car seat can keep your precious pet and any human passengers safe. However, a dog car seat may not be your only option for vehicle safety.
A woman outside sits with a pack of dogs

How many dog breeds are there, really?

How many dog breeds are there? It depends on who you ask, but it's definitely a big number and includes all the different purebred canines.
A yellow Lab puppy wearing a blue collar looks up

50 amazing boy dog names to consider for your new puppy

Whether your aesthetic is more classic and traditional or more unique and inspired by nature, there's a perfect boy dog name out there for your new puppy.
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These useful tips can help you support your senior cat’s health

Older cats require different care and special attention. This is how to best support your senior cat as she ages to keep her healthy.
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Can dogs eat oranges? Read this before feeding your pet

Oranges can be a great summertime treat, but many dog owners wonder whether dogs can eat oranges, too. This is what you'll need to know.
Two Pekingese dogs sit in the grass

These fluffy dog breeds make the best cuddlers

These dog breeds are fluffy like real-life teddy bears, but their personalities differ from breed to breed. Are any of these dogs right for you?
A tabby cat with yellow eyes stalks low to the ground

Cats chirping at birds is totally normal (and here’s why you should encourage it)

There are several reasons why cats chatter at birds and small animals, and they're all completely natural. Here's what's behind this hunting behavior.
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Can dogs see in the dark? Your guide to your dog’s vision

Dogs' vision differs from humans'. Can dogs see in the dark? The answer might surprise you, and the reasons behind it are pretty cool.
A brown and white dog eats a strawberry off a fork

Can dogs eat strawberries? Everything you need to know

Can dogs eat strawberries? We'll walk through which fruits your dog can eat and how you should serve them to your furry friend.
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Do fish sleep? It’s complicated

Do fish sleep? While this isn't the same as in humans and other mammals, our swimmers do rest nearly every day (and especially at night).
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How to make homemade dog treats that last a long time

With proper care and the preparation, your homemade treats can last a long time. Check out these ideas to create the best dog treats out there
Golden retriever puppies

What is littermate syndrome? Why this puppy bond can be a problem

Littermate syndrome can be stressful for dogs and the people who love them. Here's what littermate syndrome is and what to do.
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The best medium-sized dog breeds for your family

Whether you're looking for a high-energy playmate or a lazy couch potato, there's a medium-sized dog who fits the bill. These are some of your options.
A close-up of gray striped cat hissing

Why do cats fight? They’re not just being jerks

Why do cats fight? While it's tempting to chalk up cat fights to "cats being cats," there's a reason behind this behavior.
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How to find the right veterinarian for your pet

Finding the pet doctor takes time and patience. Here's what you need to consider before choosing a veterinarian.
A close-up of a beagle

Why do dogs have wet noses? They’re actually really important

Wet noses are generally considered a good sign for dogs. Why do dogs have wet noses, though? We dug up some answers for you.
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Why do cats twitch in their sleep? The real reasons behind this curious behavior

Cats are well known for twitching in their sleep. Here's what this peculiar behavior means, why it's important, and when to be concerned.
A French bulldog wearing a pineapple onesie

Can dogs eat pineapple? What you need to know

This tangy, tropical fruit is a summertime favorite, and it's only natural to want to share with your dog. Here's what to know about feeding dogs pineapple.
Orange cat near water

Why do cats roll in dirt? 10 reasons for their dust bath

Why do cats roll in dirt? Here's the dirty truth about what your kitty is trying to tell you with this (kind of gross) habit.
A brown puppy looks up, with sunlight shining on their whiskers

Why do dogs have whiskers? These small features play a huge role

Some dogs' whiskers are much more noticeable than others, but they all serve an important purpose. This is why dogs have whiskers.
A white cat sleeps with a paw in front of their face

Why do cats cover their face when they sleep? This adorable behavior, explained

If sleeping with their paws covering their face is all your feline friend is doing, all you need to do is keep an eye on them. You'll be able to help your cat.
A brown Vizsla dog's portrait in front of a black background

Why do dogs hump everything? You might be surprised

Whether your dog has always had a problem with humping or they've recently picked it up, it's only natural to have questions. Here's what you'll want to know.
Dog perks his ears up in anticipation

Dog body language decoded: This is why dogs pull their ears back

Dogs use their ears to communicate all sorts of things, but pinning them back usually falls into one a few categories of feelings.
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This is why dogs have tails, according to science

Animals evolved tails millions of years ago, but dogs have developed even more uses for these appendages, like communication.
An obese tabby cat perched on a red wooden table

Is your cat obese? 5 ways to help them slim down

While it might look cute, allowing your pet to stay overweight can lead to health problems. Help your obese cat lose weight with these strategies.
A French bulldog puppy wearing a yellow sweater stands next to a dog bowl in front of a blue background

Can dogs eat shrimp? The answer may surprise you

Shrimp is a delicious option for people, but can dogs enjoy this shellfish, too? Let's break down what dog owners need to know about feeding dogs shrimp.
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The best oversized dog beds your pup will love

These are the best oversized dog beds for your furry friend.
A person scratches their cat's back

Can a cat’s tail really fall off?

While your cat's tail probably won't fall off, it can be prone to injuries. You should keep an eye on her and contact your vet if something happens.
A German shepherd in the backyard

Why do German shepherds have such a short lifespan?

Here's why German shepherds don't live as long as other dogs and a few tips you can follow to keep your pet healthy into old age.
A pug drinking water from a sink faucet

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.
Cat in a basket with plastic bag

Why do cats eat plastic (and when you should be concerned)?

Why does my cat eat plastic? Good question. Here's why you'll want to know the answer ASAP.
A tabby kitten standing in a bowl of kibble

When can kittens eat dry food? The lowdown on what you should feed them

Here's everything you need to know about feeding your new kitten.
A close-up shot of a pug standing in the grass with a bone-shaped treat in his mouth

Are Himalayan dog chews safe for your pet? Know this before you buy

Himalayan dog chews are still all the rage. But are they safe for your pet to eat? We'll shed some light on this trendy treat.
A cat licking his paw while lying in front of a blue background

Why do cats lick themselves? It goes beyond just cat grooming

Everyone knows that cats lick themselves to groom, but there could be many other reasons why your cat is excessively licking.
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The best air purifiers for pets in 2024

You and your furry friends deserve to breathe the purest, freshest air possible. Help improve the air quality in your home with an air purifier for pets.
A Belgian Malinois leaps through a meadow of dandelions

Is a Belgian Malinois a good family dog? Everything you need to know about this amazing dog breed

From basic breed characteristics to similar breed comparisons, here's everything you'll want to know about Belgian Malinois dogs.
A white and tabby cat with their mouth open

Why do cats open their mouths when they smell? It’s for a really cool reason

There are several reasons why a cat may leave their mouth open, but mouth-open smelling is one of the most common reasons. But why do cats do it?
A dog in the kitchen looking up at woman drinking coffee

Can dogs eat mango? Read this first

Can dogs eat mango? The answer depends on the dog. Here's what to know about the benefits, risks and serving suggestions.
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How long do cats live? The answer may actually depend on their human parent

How long do cats live? The answer to this question depends on multiple factors, including care from you, their human. Here's what to know.