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Why do dogs cry? The 5 most common reasons

It can be tricky to nail down exactly what's causing your dog to whimper. By thinking through the different causes, you'll figure out how to meet their needs.
A puppy's paws crossed in the grass

Why do dogs bite their paws? There are many reasons for this behavior

If you notice your dog biting their paws, you'll want to read up about why this behavior happens. You may be able to easily help them.
A cat lies on her back kneading

Why do cats make biscuits? Here’s why your cat kneads

There's a bit more to cats making biscuits than meets the eye. Here are the five main reasons why your pet might knead you or their surroundings.
A dog barks in front of a yellow background

Why do dogs bark? An expert guide to every yip, howl, and arf

Dog barking might annoy you, but it's a big part of communication. Figure out why they're barking and then train them to do it at the right times.
A small dog sits on the table at a vet office

Why do dogs’ anal glands fill up? Here’s what to know

Your pup's anal glands might fill up from time to time and require attention. We'll walk you through why they fill up and how to maintain them.
An orange tabby cat sleeps with their eyes closed

Why do cats sleep so much? Are all those snooze sessions something to worry about?

Whether your furry friend sleeps the day away or is often awake between cat naps, it can be difficult to know if their sleep schedule is normal.
A person in a black T-shirt and jeans walks a small white and brown dog on a path lined with tall plants with yellow flowers

7 ways your dog can help you stick to your New Year’s resolutions in 2024

Your dog can help you stay on track with your New Year's resolutions. Here's how your pup can be your biggest cheerleader and partner this year.
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If cats had New Year’s resolutions, here’s what they would be

If your cat had to set New Year's resolutions, we've guessed what they'd be. Plus, how you can help your cat meet their goals.
Green snake curled up over a branch

How to tell if your snake is sleeping

Do snakes have eyelids? Do snakes sleep with their eyes open? Here's how to tell if a snake is sleeping (and what that means for you).
A Maine Coon cat reaches his snow-covered paw toward the camera.

Wondering how to keep cat warm in cold weather – here are 9 effective ways to help your pet stay toasty

How do you keep cats warm in cold weather? Help your kitty cat stay warm in winter with these effective strategies.
A tabby cat stretched out on a faux fur rug near a space heater.

Good, better, best: Space heaters that are safe if you have pets

We love these pet-friendly space heaters that are safer for your dogs and cats. Look for the pet-friendly features these models have.
A golden retriever chasing a ball

4 ways to uplift your dog’s mental health and why it’s so important

Your dog's mental health might seem like a foreign subject at first, but your furry friend's needs may be surprisingly similar to your own. Here's what to know.
Kitten on a couch wearing a red sweater

Are cat clothes necessary in cold weather? What to consider

Before getting your cat a sweater, consider these things first.
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How many hours a day do dogs sleep? It depends on their age and breed

If your dog sleeps a lot, you might be wondering whether something is wrong. We walk you through how much your pup should sleep.
A black cat with a dusting of snow on her coat stands outside

Do cats get cold outside? Veterinarians explain what temperature is too low for outdoor kitties

Is it too cold outside for your cat? Find out what temps he can take and if you are harming your cat by leaving him outside.
A German shepherd puppy sticks out their tongue

Why do you often find your dog with their tongue out? Here’s what vets say about the ‘blep’

Whether 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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Here’s why everyone should have some ReadyRESCUE first-response on hand

ReadyRescue first-response from Dr. Cuddles is an immediate response when pet's ingest something and may experience an adverse reaction. Learn more here.
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Dr Cuddles ReadyRESCUE is a first-response at home detoxifier for your pets

ReadyRESCUE from Dr. Cuddles is a fast-response oral treatment to aid your pets if and when they ingest something and have an adverse reaction to it.
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What is a safe temperature for cats indoors? Here’s how to take care of your kitty in the winter

Your indoor cat needs just as much care in winter as your outdoor one. Follow these steps to ensure he stays warm this season.
Pup biting on a finger

When do puppies stop biting? That might be up to their owner

Biting is a normal, albeit annoying, part of being a puppy. This is when puppies finally stop biting everything in sight.
A Siberian husky lying outdoors in the grass

Follow these 6 husky training tips to get your pup to behave

Husky training tips that'll help pet parents teach commands the right way so they stick. You'll both be happier if your pup knows what you expect.
A border collie wearing reindeer antlers looks over the dinner table

Can dogs eat Christmas foods? Here’s what to share and what to skip this holiday season

'Tis the season of giving, but you shouldn't give every leftover to your dog. Here's a list of Christmas foods your dog can — and can't — eat safely.
Cat sleeping on a beige fleece blanket

Do cats sleep more in winter because they’re depressed? Here’s what to know about seasonal changes in felines

If it seems like your cat sleeps more in winter, you're not just imagining things. Here's what to know about cats, sleep, and seasonal depression.
Chihuahua cocks his head while lying on the carpet

Velcro dogs: The pets most likely to become mini stalkers (and what to do about it)

Do you have a velcro dog? Find out what it means to have a pup that follows you around constantly and what you can do to curb the behavior.
Hamster sleeps in a small wooden house in his cage

Why do hamsters sleep so much? When to be concerned about their health

Hamsters snooze a lot, especially during the day. Here's when you should be worried about your hamster's sleeping habits.
Kitten sitting outside of litter box

How to introduce a new litter box to your cat: Our top tips

Convincing a cat to try something new isn’t easy — until now. Here are tips to get your kitty to use a new litter box.
An elderly golden retriever stands outside in the sunshine

How can you tell how old a dog is? Easy ways to figure it out

Use these tips to figure out the age of your dog when you aren't sure.
Woman snuggling Samoyed puppy in front of the Christmas tree

Is getting a puppy for Christmas a good idea? You can’t return them like an ugly 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.
Gray cat curled up under a fluffy blanket

6 common reasons your cat sleeps under the covers and how to prevent it

Sometimes, cats just love sleeping under the covers. Here are some common reasons why and what you can do about it.
A dog steals dinner from the Christmas table

Vets reveal 5 biggest dangers to pets during the Christmas season (and what to do to keep them safe

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but vets warn it's also the most dangerous for pets. Keep track of these things so your animals stay safe.
Jack Russell terrier in from of Christmas tree with presents

Is your dog drinking Christmas tree water? It could be more dangerous for their health than you realize

If your dog drinks Christmas tree water, it could be poisonous to them. Here are some ways to keep them safe this holiday season.
A black and white cat in a Christmas tree

Here’s what to do if your cat’s chewing the Christmas tree lights

Is your cat chewing the Christmas tree lights? This is what you should do to stop your cat from getting her claws in the decorations this year.
A red and white Shiba Inu jumps through the snow in a fenced backyard

Is it safe to keep dogs outside in winter? You’d better follow these guidelines

It is essential for pet parents to know how to keep outside dogs warm in winter weather, including when to bring them inside. This guide will help.
Dog barks outside in a lawn

Why won’t my dog bark? Here’s when pet parents should be concerned

Why won't my dog bark? There are plenty of reasons why your dog isn't barking. Learn what you can do and when you should consult a vet.
Basking Chinese water dragon

Best reptile pets: These are the 5 most affectionate reptiles you can welcome into your home

What are the best reptile pets for handling? Here are the 5 most affectionate types of reptiles and how to show them you care.
A black lab and pit bull mix dog licks their lips and looks up at the camera

Why do dogs lick their lips? This is when you should be worried

Dogs can lick their lips for a lot of reasons. This is what you should know.
Shorthair kitten sitting in a litter box

Why is your cat lying in the litter box?

Your cat may have reasons for lying in the litter box, but that doesn't make it OK. Here's what to do when you find your cat sitting in the litter box.
A cat sits beneath a Christmas tree on top of a present

Video: This is everything that can go wrong with your cat and your Christmas tree

Cats can't help it: They have to climb the Christmas tree. While it looks funny in this video, you need to protect your pets this holiday.
Sad dog resting his head near a shoe

Why is my dog whining? 6 common reasons and what you can do to stop it

If you're asking, "why is my dog whining?" you'll want to learn about these common reasons for vocalization. You can probably fix your dog's whining!
A gray munchkin cat kitten stands on top of a white dressing table

Everything you need to know about the munchkin cat: 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.
Gray cat biting a person's hand

Is your cat biting when you pet them? This is what they’re trying to tell you

Is your cat biting you when you're petting them? Yes, your feline friend is trying to tell you something. Follow these steps to figure out the cause.
Overhead shot of dog paws and a bowl of kibble

Is your old dog not eating? It probably has nothing to do with hunger

Here are reasons why your old dog isn't eating anymore. Most of the time, you don't need to be overly concerned.
Side view of a cat sticking out its tongue

Why do cats stick out their tongues? Here are several surprising (and mostly harmless) reasons

There are a few potential causes behind cats sticking out their tongues and for your cat's funny-looking, tongue-half-out appearance.
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 love sleeping under the covers? The answer may surprise you, but it's super sweet. Here's what to know.
An Australian shepherd playing outside in the snow

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

How cold is too cold dogs? These are the facts you should know about your dog being in the cold weather.
Yellow seahorse in water

Can you keep pet seahorses in your home aquarium? Here’s what you need to know

Seahorses are quite interesting creatures, but require a bit of extra work. With the right prep, you'll love your new pet.
Gray longhair cat sitting indoors in a sunny spot

Can indoor cats grow winter coats? Here’s what to know about feline coat thickness in winter

Even if they live indoors, your cats will grow winter coats. Here's what you need to know to help them stay as comfortable as possible this winter.
An old brown dog lying on a comfortable bed

When to be concerned about an old dog breathing heavy and what to do about it

A panting dog is usually no cause for concern. But sudden heavy breathing in an older pup might be a symptom of more severe issues.
Dog on leash pulling woman

6 effective tips to stop dogs from leash pulling for good

Stop dogs from leash pulling with these great tips to discourage the behavior. You'll be walking in peace before you know it.
A dark-haired woman wearing a green sweater holds a tabby cat on her lap

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, too.