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A closeup of a Maine Coon cat.

People are stumped over what kind of cat is in this photo

There's a cat on Reddit that users are debating over what it actually is.
A French Bulldog snuggles a teddy bear while sleeping on a dog bed on a hardwood floor

Do dogs dream? The answer is yes, and wait until you hear what they dream about

Dogs do dream, and what they dream about is actually quite fitting.
Cat under the Christmas tree

Watch out! 5 common holiday dangers that pose a risk to your pet

Here are some common holiday dangers for your pet to be on alert for.
A husky puppy sits in the grass and looks up at their owner during training.

Don’t make these common mistakes when disciplining your new puppy

Learn how to discipline your puppy the right way with positive reinforcement
Adorable baby and puppy.

Is parenting a puppy like raising a baby? A new study offers surprising insights

A new study indicates that puppy owners lose just as much sleep as parents of a newborn
orange-tabby-with-pen-cup-in-foreground

Working from home? Your cat is probably so annoyed

Now that you're working from home, your cat is totally annoyed
small dog baring teeth and human hands

Is your dog aggressive toward you? It might be your own fault

Here's what you need to know about why dogs are aggressive towards owners.
Two cats cuddling together on a brown blanket

How to introduce cats to each other without making common mistakes

Here's how to introduce cats to another cat the right way.
A black and brown dog stands in a bathroom with their paws on the toilet

How to potty-train any dog from puppy to adult

Here are tips for training either a puppy or adult dog.
A young woman pets and makes a kissy face at her yellow Lab

Why does your dog follow you everywhere? It might be cause for concern

These are the reasons why your dog follows you everywhere.
Kitten sleeping on its sleeping mother

How long are cats pregnant? How their pregnancies differ from humans’

If you want to know if your cat is pregnant, look for these signs.
dog stealing roasted chicken

5 simple solutions to keep your dog off your clean kitchen counters

Here are some solutions for keeping your dog off the counter
A woman holds a pug in a towel after a bath

Follow this bathing schedule to keep your dog looking his best

Here is how often you should bathe your dog to keep him clean.
two dogs in a pile of leaves

6 outdoor activities to do with your dog before it’s bitterly cold

Here are some fun activities to do with your dog before winter sets in.
A young female veterinarian smiles and pets one of her canine patients

How often should you take your dog to the vet for regular checkups?

Here's how often you should be taking your dog to the vet for checkups.
dachshund puppy and shredded toy

Stop making these awful mistakes when disciplining your dog

Here are X mistakes you're making when disciplining your dog
An orange and cream tabby kitten peers out from beneath a table.

How to easily tell whether your new cat is a boy or a girl

Here's how to tell if your new cat is a boy or a girl.
Small dog growling.

How to stop your dog from biting with these easy steps

Here's how to stop your puppy from biting using easy tips.
Pup chewing on boot laces.

Stop your puppy from chewing everything in sight with these easy tricks

Here's how to stop a dog from chewing everything in sight
leashed beagle on walk

How often should you walk your dog? Probably much more often than you do now

This is how often you should be walking your dog to keep him healthy
Siamese cat crouched down in a grassy area

These low-shedding cat breeds are great if you want a low-maintenance pet

These are the most low-shedding cat breeds for low-maintenance.
Three cats lying on a bed, looking at a laptop screen

7 cat podcasts to listen to right now that will have you hooked

These are the best cat podcasts to listen to right now.
A young woman pets her chocolate Labrador retriever by the front door of their home

Going back to work: How to deal with your dog’s anxiety

Here's how to deal with your dog's anxiety when you go back to the office.
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Do dogs really need pampering or are you going overboard?

Experts give insight on whether dogs really need spa treatments and pampering
Woman brushing dog.

How to stop or reduce excess shedding in your dog

Here is how to stop or reduce shedding in your dog.
A beautiful striped Maine Coon cat lying on a wood floor.

Are you taking your cat to the vet often enough? The answer is probably ‘no’

What you need to know about how often to take a cat to the vet
iowa breeder banned

Iowa breeder banned from selling after 500 dogs are found living in filth

A breeder in Iowa was shut down after 500 dogs were rescued from awful conditions.
A Yorkshire terrier sits in their owner's purse

Is your small dog always anxious? When you should be worried

Here are reasons why your small dog is always anxious
bloodhound tracking in forest

Which dog has the best sense of smell? See if you can guess correctly

This is the dog breed with the best sense of smell
Dog licking his paw

Why do dogs lick their paws? You should be concerned about excessive licking

This is why your dog keeps licking his paws and whether you should stop him.
Cute mixed breed dog wearing a bandana.

How to identify your dog’s breed when you aren’t sure what they are

Here's how to identify what breed your dog is if you're unsure
man with gray checkered shirt holding his gray long-haired cat

Woman sparks outrage after forcing husband to get rid of his cat for her dog

A woman forced her husband to get rid of his cat to accommodate her dog.
A red hound dog jumps over a tree while carrying a green toy.

5 fun games you can play with your dog that go beyond ‘fetch’

Here are 5 fun games that you can play with your dog.
A baby pets a brown tabby cat.

How to introduce a cat to your baby the right way

Here's how to introduce your cat to a new baby safely.
Red and blue betta in aquarium

6 best tank mates for bettas you should consider

These aquarium fish are compatible with bettas and can live with them.
A puppy reaching his paw out through cage bars for a woman's hand.

Follow these 10 Twitter accounts to be better educated about protecting animals

These animal-focused Twitter accounts are super informative.
dog gives up on walk

Dog gives up on his long walk, and we can totally relate

This video of a dog refusing to walk will make you LOL
A Golden Retriever digging a hole in a yard.

Why do dogs bury bones? The answer is quite interesting

This is why your dog loves burying bones (and other things).
A Siamese cat lies beside a stucco wall.

6 amazing cat breeds for first-time pet parents

These low-maintenance cat breeds are great for beginners.
Homeless man with dog.

Why pet food pantries are a lifeline to animals in need and how you can help

Here are 7 ways you can help pet food pantries and animals in need.
dog ghost happy halloween

3 great Disney+ pet movies to watch on Halloween

Trick or treat! These movies featuring animals will put you in the Halloween mood.
A St. Bernard cuddling two blue-eyed kittens.

6 best large dog breeds that get along with cats

These large dog breeds are know for being friendly with cats.
A gray and white pit bull puppy playing with a pink and green tennis ball.

5 reasons why you should rescue or adopt a pit bull

Pit bulls make great pets. Here's why one might be right for you.
Dog looking out from behind a fence.

8 incredible ways to donate to pets in need

Here's how you can help dogs and cats who are in need.
Two women petting cats in a cat cafe.

These are the best (and worst) cities for cat lovers

Do you live in one of the best cities for cat lovers? We've got the list.
german shepherd and cat

Pet profiles: The DevOps pack that keeps PawTracks up and running

This trio of furry friends is here to steal your heart--and quite possibly your treats.
A small brown terrier wears a ghost costume and carries a trick-or-treat basket in his mouth.

6 cheap and easy Halloween costumes for pets

These pet Halloween costumes are cheap and easy to make right at home.
yellow dog on black suitcase

7 incredible dog-friendly places in California to take your pet this fall

These dog-friendly California spots are fantastic to visit with your pet.
A West Highland White Terrier dressed as Dracula sits on a pumpkin-covered porch.

6 best scary pet costumes for a spooky Halloween

These are the best scary costumes for dogs this Halloween.
A white Swiss Shepherd Dog wears a black witch hat and sprawls out next to a Jack-o-Lantern bucket.

6 best Halloween pet accessories to adorn your furry friend

These are the best pet accessories for Halloween this year.