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50 spring-inspired names for dogs, from Forrest to Petunia

If you're adopting a new dog this spring, you may want to consider these 50 names. They're all inspired by the season.
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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.
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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.
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5 safe and fun adventures you can plan with your small dog

Want to go on an adventure with your small dog? Try out one of these little-pup-approved outings that will thrill you both.
A harlequin Great Dane sleeps on their bed on a wooden floor

Think big dogs breeds can’t be in an apartment? Think again

Don't count out all of the big dog breeds if you're living in an apartment. Some larger dogs can thrive in a smaller space.
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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.
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Pamper your pooch with the best dog Valentine’s Day activities

Is your dog your main squeeze? Shower them with love and attention by participating in one or more of these seven dog Valentine's Day activities.
Three puppies play in a grassy park

Puppy Bowl XIX: All about this year’s athletes and where to watch them play

Here's everything you need to know before you tune into Puppy Bowl XIX. This year's game will be bigger than ever!
A poodle mix dog wearing a Green Bay Packers shirt and hat sits and looks into the camera

6 ways to make your Super Bowl party dog-friendly this year

From football-shaped dog biscuits to essential safety considerations, you can't throw a dog-friendly Super Bowl party without going through this list.
A dog lies on the bed surrounded by roses for Valentine's Day

5 dog outings to plan for your Valentine’s Day (with or without a human date)

Treat yourself and your pup on Valentine's Day this year by indulging in some fun pet-friendly activities that you'll both enjoy.
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Rover is out: These were the most popular dog names in 2022 (plus how to pick the right one for your pup)

Need to pick the perfect name for your new pet? Check out these top names from 2022 and follow our simple rules for choosing the right one.
Bobi, the world's oldest dog, sits next to his plaque commemorating his world record

Meet Bobi, the 30-year-old Rafeiro do Alentejo named the world’s oldest dog ever recorded

Meet Bobi, the oldest dog in the world. Though he's only held the title for a short time, he's already making headlines.
A German shepherd and a husky sitting in the snow

Essential tips to keep your dog safe in snowy and winter weather

To keep your dog safe in the snow, there are guidelines you'll want to follow. Take a look at these tips before braving the cold this winter.
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 Jack Russell terrier wearing a yellow scarf plays with a giant snowball

Ice melters are dangerous for your dog: Here’s how to keep them safe

Learn how to keep your dog safe from ice melters this winter.
Pug puppy sniffs reflection in mirror

Do dogs recognize themselves in mirrors? According to experts, this is why your dog can’t stop staring

If you've been wondering about dogs and mirrors, you're not alone. This is the truth about whether dogs can recognize their reflections.
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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.
A brown dog growls and shows his teeth while out on a walk

Here are some easy ways to stop your dog from growling at strangers

Here's how to easily stop your dog from growling at strangers, starting with desensitization. Don't forget to bring the treats!
Brown and white dog howling on a porch

Why do dogs howl? It’s not just to get your attention

There are many reasons why dogs howl, but these are the most common. They might explain more than you think!
A beagle wearing a red bandana stands outside in the snow

Experts agree: It’s okay to skip walks with your dog this winter (really!)

While taking your dog outside for a walk is beneficial for their physical and mental health, that doesn't mean a jaunt in your neighborhood is your only option.
Dog getting a Christmas gift

Video of shelter dogs picking out Christmas gifts is the holiday cheer we all need

This video of shelter dogs picking out Christmas toys will bring tears to your eyes. The shelter called it "Santa Paws Day," and we can't get enough.
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.
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.
Collie dog standing on a beach near the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge

5 awesome dog-friendly places in California you should visit with your pet this winter

Looking to go on a winter vacation with your furry friend. Here are some great places to take your dog this winter in California.
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.
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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 dog happily shows her teeth while lying on her back and getting a belly rub

How to take care of dog dental health (and why it matters)

Just like you take of your dental health, your pup also needs their teeth brushed and taken care of. Follow these steps to keep your pet's teeth clean and mouth healthy.
A dog in the snow

Do dogs really need winter boots? Experts weigh in

What's the deal with winter boots for dogs? Some experts share they aren't just fashion statements. They have an important function.
A dog stares at a black cat while lying down

Video: Cat outsmarts dog in a genius way

The cats vs dogs debate continues in this video posted to Reddit where the cat outsmarts his canine companion and comes out ahead.
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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

Cat spraying is an obnoxious habit that can be caused by a number of underlying issues. Here's how to determine the cause and stop it.
Small dog howls at the sky while outside in the dirt

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

There's nothing funnier than watching a singing dog chirp along to the music. But why do dogs sing? Here's the secret behind this viral phenomenon.
Kitten lying on a piece of furniture, looking up

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

Our kitties give us so much. Here are a few reasons to be thankful for your cat this Thanksgiving (and every day) and ways to show him.
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

Though there are a million reasons to be thankful for your dog, here are a few to be especially grateful for this Thanksgiving.
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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.
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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!
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 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.
A puppy wears a tuxedo

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 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

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.
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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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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.
Orange and white cat stretching its paw and showing its claws

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.