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Video: Dog gets distracted chasing shadows (but this habit can be dangerous)

So, what happens when you mix a dog’s fascination of their own tail with their habit of chasing shadows? The dog behavior in this video.
A gray cat lying next to a yellow spray bottle and cleaning cloth

Here’s how to stop a cat from spraying in 6 simple steps

Small dog howls at the sky while outside in the dirt

Video: This dog that sings the Star Wars theme is totally adorable

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8 amazing reasons to be thankful for your cat this Thanksgiving (and every one to follow)

Adorable Pomeranian lying in a pile of leaves with pumpkins and other fall decor

8 reasons you should be so grateful for your dog this Thanksgiving

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

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

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

Two people holding a tiny gray and white kitten whose eyes haven't opened yet

When do kittens open their eyes? This is what happens if they do it too early

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

Dog barking at night

Is your dog barking nonstop? Here’s how to get your noisy pup under control

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Ranked: These pet apps actually work (and pet parents love them)

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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.
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When should you start bathing your new puppy?

You're wondering when you should begin bathing your new puppy. We list when you should start and how often you should bathe your pup.
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Here are the best pet Halloween costumes from last year to help inspire this year’s spooky attire

These are our favorite pet Halloween costumes from 2021. Hopefully, they can inspire this year's Halloween costume for your pet!
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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.
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.
A West Highland White Terrier dressed as a vampire sits beside a little girl dressed as a witch

Your ultimate guide to celebrating Halloween with pets

Here's the ultimate guide to a wonderful Halloween with your pets.
A poodle mix wears a diaper and sleeps in a fluffy bed

How long does a dog stay in heat? Here’s how you’ll know her cycle is over

Learning how to spot the beginning of a dog's period can be easy as pie, but how will you know when she's done menstruating for this cycle?
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When do kittens’ eyes change colors? The answer is pretty cool – Here’s what to know

Kittens' eyes don't stay blue for long. When do kittens' eyes change colors? Everything you need to know about whether a cat's eyes can change color.
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Why do dogs sleep on their backs? The adorable reasons will leave you feeling overjoyed

Why do dogs sleep on their backs? The adorable reasons will leave you feeling overjoyed

If your dog sleeps on their back, you should be one proud pet parent. This position is one sign of a comfortable, happy pup!
A cockapoo dog runs through a grassy field

All about Poodle mixes: The cutest ‘doodle’ and ‘poo’ breeds for you to consider

There's a lot to learn about poodle mix dog breeds, from appearance to behavior. This is a great place to start before considering what's right for you.
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6 totally adorable, TikTok-approved ways to include dogs in a wedding

Leave it to TikTok to give us these sweet ideas for including dogs in a wedding. It'll be the perfect paw-ty!
A cream-colored Pomeranian lying in a bed covered in white sheets

These are the 6 dog breeds that shed most in fall

Spring isn't the only shedding season. These dog breeds shed a lot in fall. Here's what you need to know when taking care of an especially furry pup.
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.
A small dog drinks from a water bottle

How much water should a dog drink? You might be surprised by the answer

It can be hard to know exactly how much water a dog is supposed to drink, especially when each pup is different. Fortunately, we have all the answers here.
Two Pembroke Welsh corgis chew on a pumpkin on an autumn picnic

8 autumn Instagram pet photographs that will get you excited for the gorgeous season ahead

Autumn has arrived on Instagram. These Instagram cats and dogs could inspire a fall photoshoot of your own.
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The 5 biggest myths about Chihuahuas, debunked once and for all

Chihuahuas are sweet, sassy, and sometimes misunderstood. It's important to separate Chihuahua facts from fiction before welcoming one into your life.
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Video: Husky gets behind the wheel of a car, chaos ensues

This hilarious video of a husky discovering the car horn shows the next step in husky howling.
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How much should newborn puppies eat? Follow this newborn puppy feeding chart

Follow these guidelines and the newborn puppy feeding chart to figure out how much food your puppy should eat.
Basking Chinese water dragon

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

What's the best reptile pet for handling? Some reptiles like to cuddle, too! Here are the 5 most affectionate types of reptiles and how to show them affection.
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If your pet is annoying at mealtime, this video proves it could be so much worse

If you think pets are crazy when they're begging for food, eels take it to the next level.
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Is it bad to declaw a cat? This is what the experts have to say

When your cat scratches everything in sight, it can be very upsetting. The experts explain what you need to know about declawing cats.
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How to stop puppy biting: Tips you need to nix this annoying habit

Need to know how to stop a puppy from biting? These tips are absolutely fantastic.
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How many kittens can a cat have in a single litter? You might be surprised

Here's info on how many kittens a cat can have in one single litter. You might be surprised.
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Why is my dog whining? 6 common reasons and what you can do to stop it

These are the reasons why your dog is whining and what you can do to stop her from doing it.
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A simple guide to what to feed tadpoles in your aquarium

What to feed tadpoles? It depends on what stage of the metamorphosis they're in. Your tadpoles will be healthy and happy with this feeding routine.
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Viral video: Is this ‘howling’ puppy super cute or a nightmare in training?

A howling dog can be a major headache, but a howling puppy? Adorable.
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Are French bulldogs good pets? They can be, but they’re not right for everyone

Are French Bulldogs good pets? What's the difference between this breed and an English bulldog? Here's what you need to know.
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5 surprising poodle facts that will have you rethinking breed stereotypes

Think poodles are aloof and pretentious. Think again — these five surprising poodle facts may help you make a pet decision.
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How to take care of a dog in heat: A handy guide for all pet parents

Not sure how to handle your dog's heat cycle? This is what you should know.
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What fish can live with bettas? These are your best bets

Bettas have a bad reputation for their feisty behavior, but they are misunderstood. What fish can live with bettas? They are friendly with these five species.
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Give back: 5 meaningful ways to volunteer at an animal shelter as a family

Give back: 5 meaningful ways to volunteer at an animal shelter as a family

Animal shelters are always in need of volunteers. Learn how you and your family can help.
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Viral video: One hilarious way to keep dogs from running away

Viral video: One hilarious way to keep dogs from running away

Dogs running away is a real problem and even if you’ve got a fenced in yard for dogs, your pup still might not be safe. This video offers one genius hack.
A woman with long hair holds a pug while riding on the city bus

My dog is not a service animal — can we still travel together on a bus?

My dog is not a service animal — can we still travel together on a bus?

What are the rules for pet-friendly buses and trains? Can my pet travel with me?
A veterinarian pets a yellow Labrador Retriever with gloved hands

5 reasons to switch to a mobile vet clinic (plus 1 important reason not to)

5 reasons to switch to a mobile vet clinic (plus 1 important reason not to)

There are many reasons why mobile vet clinics have gained popularity among vets and pet parents. Is one right for you?
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This viral video of a sheep who thinks it’s one of the dogs will warm your heart

This viral video of a sheep who thinks it’s one of the dogs will warm your heart

We’ve all heard of dogs herding sheep, but what about dogs playing fetch with sheep? This video is absolutely a must-see.
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How much should a kitten weigh? Here’s what the experts have to say

How much should a kitten weigh? Here’s what the experts have to say

Here are expert guidelines on how much a kitten should weigh
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What you need to know about dogs with blue eyes

What you need to know about dogs with blue eyes

This is everything you wanted to know about blue-eyed dogs.
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These are the 8 most loyal large dog breeds that make loving companions

These are the 8 most loyal large dog breeds that make loving companions

Looking for a true-blue forever friend? These are the most loyal large dog breeds if you want a friend for life.