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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.
A close-up shot of a black dog with a graying muzzle and a wart on his eyelid

What causes dog warts and how can you prevent them? We have the answers

French bulldog puppy splooting on tile floor

Dog splooting is super adorable, but it can also be something to worry about

Dog with flappy ears in bed

How to clean your dog’s ears: A step-by-step guide every pet parent should read

Senior pug in field with owner

Is your old dog having breathing problems? Here’s what might be going on

A close-up shot of a blue-eyed white cat

Does your cat have ear mites? How to tell (and what you can do about it)

Woman grooming a cat on her lap using a grooming mitt

Why is my cat shedding so much? 3 surprising things that could be causing it

German shepherd puppy stands next to an adult German Shepherd with a stick in their mouth

How much exercise does a German Shepherd need? 4 warning signs they want more activity

Jack Russel terrier on the beach with a tennis ball jumping

Are tennis balls bad for dogs? Here’s what you want to know before your next game of fetch

A gray munchkin cat kitten stands on top of a white dressing table

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

Burning incense and tabby cat

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

Puppy sleeping in person's arm

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

A black and white cat sprawls out beside a blue litter box with a pile of litter on the floor

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

There are reasons why your cat might be peeing everywhere. Take a look at the possibilities and find out what you can do about it.
Closeup of a dog nose and smile

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

Does your pup's nose feel hot? These are the factors that cause his nose to be warm, including the ones that should make you worry.
Close-up profile shot of a brown dog with a graying muzzle

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.
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 beige dog licking his lips beside a woman working on a laptop

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.
Pug wrapped in a blanket

Is your old dog coughing and gagging? When you should be concerned

If you notice your old dog coughing and gagging, you may be unsure what to do. Here's what to know and when to be concerned if your old dog coughs and gags.
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.
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7 solutions to try when your dog won’t stop panting – water, stress relief, and more

Here's what you can do if your dog won't stop panting.
Beagle scratching body

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.
Woman hugging a dog

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.
Husky dog mix licks paw

Here’s how to treat a dog with itchy paws, starting with finding the cause of paw discomfort

If you notice your dog scratching, biting, or licking at their paws, you may want to keep an eye out for certain causes and find a treatment.
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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.
A chocolate Labrador retriever licks their lips with their nose close to the camera

Can dogs eat broccoli? Here’s what to know about feeding this cruciferous vegetable to dogs

Many people have a love-hate relationship with broccoli, but a lot of dogs like the taste. Here's what to know before feeding it to your dog.
Woman petting cat

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.
Jack Russell terrier sleeping

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.
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 pit bull wearing fake horns poses for a Halloween photoshoot by a jack-o-lantern

7 Halloween pet safety tips all pet parents should learn for a stress-free spooky season

Here are seven tips to keep your pet safe this Halloween.
Dog dressed in Halloween bandana sitting beside pumpkin

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.
dog and cat breeds with most expensive vet bills holding puppy kitten

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?
a red fox labrador retriever lying on a blue and white striped blanket

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.
Turtle walking on a table

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.
A German Shepherd puppy sticks out their tongue

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!
A senior Chihuahua takes medication in a plastic syringe

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.
Puppy sits on a colorful blanket wearing a plastic cone and looks up at the camera

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.
a woman in a dark yellow hat, a pomeranian and a vet

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.
Man holding a Siamese cat

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.
A Himalayan cat eating a treat outdoors surrounded by fallen leaves

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.
Colorful bird perched on a hand

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.
Close-up shot of a nervous Staffordshire terrier

How to break a dog’s separation anxiety so you can finally leave the house

How to break a dog’s separation anxiety so you can finally leave the house

Separation anxiety in dogs can be difficult to understand. Here are ways to break a dog's separation anxiety so you can finally leave the house.
Pug cuddles in the blankets in bed

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.
An old black dog with a graying muzzle lying on a porch

Are your dear old dog’s back legs collapsing? Here’s what to do

It can be upsetting if your old dog's back legs give out. This is what to do if their back legs keep collapsing.
A long-coated Chihuahua sits in the grass and holds poop bags in her mouth

How to make a dog poop quickly when dealing with constipation – at-home remedies

You can help your dog fight constipation with some easy at-home remedies, or ask your vet for a hand. Here's how to make a dog poop quickly.
Cat licking lips over food bowl

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.
Gray cat lying underneath a pink blanket

Does your cat have a fever? There’s an easy way to tell

Here's how to find out whether your cat has a fever.
Cat sitting in front of a Litter Robot litter box

A dirty litter box is dangerous for you and your cat: Why want to keep it clean

Though cleaning the litter box can be a pain, it's important to keep you and your cat safe. Why dirty litter boxes can be dangerous.
Siamese cat sitting on a table on a porch

10 Siamese cat health issues you need to be worried about

Here are some common health issues for Siamese cats to be aware of for pet owners.
A drooling Irish Setter looks to the side

Why is my dog drooling? Here’s when to be concerned about sudden or excessive dog salivation

We’ve looked into many causes of excessive and sudden salivation, from the easy fixes to the more concerning problems.
A woman hugs and kisses her senior dog

Do dogs know they’re dying? Here’s what experts say about a dog’s final days

Take a deep breath, give your dog a little pet, and scroll on if you’re feeling ready to learn about this important — yet difficult — time.