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Why does my dog have the zoomies? Your pet’s crazy behavior, explained

Have you ever seen a dog get the zoomies? It can be part humorous and part alarming. Here's why it happens and when to call a vet.
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Reddit says the best cat litter is actually… pellets for a Traeger?!

Wood pellet kitty litter — is it a good idea? The TL;DR: Don't trust Reddit for pet advice. Here's why you should talk to a vet before trying this hack.
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Help! I think my dog has fleas. Now what?

Flea medicine for dogs can prevent this issue. However, if your dog isn't on this medication or winds up with fleas anyway, what should you do?
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Your guide to raising a happy, healthy Shih Tzu dog – find out if this is the perfect breed for you

Shih Tzu dogs are loved for their affectionate personalities. Small in stature, these dogs have huge hearts. Are they the pet for you? Read on.
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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.
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What is the difference between cat breeds? Here’s what to know about different types of felines

Dog breeds get a ton of attention, but there are many different types of cats. Learn more about different cat breeds so you can make the best decisions.
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Time to clear up these Pomeranian myths

There are many cute dog breeds, and the Pomeranian is one of them. Still, there are some myths to clear up about Pomeranians.
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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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What to do when dog obedience training stalls

Dog obedience training is important. However, it's not always smooth sailing. Here's what to do if your beloved pet backslides.
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The most common annoying cat behaviors, explained

Is it a common cat behavior or cause for concern? Here's a cat behavior guide with tips on how to deal with unwanted issues.
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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.
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What you can do to help your cat after surgery and show your pet how much you love them

Cat surgery isn't the most fun part of being a pet. Understanding common cat behavior after surgery and keeping them comfy can help.
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Urinary tract infections in dogs are so painful – here are ways you can help your pet through one

It's pretty common for vets to see urinary traction infections in dogs. The prognosis is good, but prompt diagnosis and care are essential. Here's what to know.
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Are urinary tract infections in cats possible? What cat parents should know about this condition

Is it a UTI? What every kitty caregiver should know about urinary tract infections in cats, including risks, treatment, and prevention.
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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.
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What it means when your cat is constantly scratching and how to stop it

Even though scratching is an instinctual behavior, it can get out of hand. Luckily, there's a lot you can do to keep scratching under control.
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Is your cat a psychopath? Take this quiz to find out

Want to know if your cat is a psychopath? Take this quiz.
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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.
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Everything you need to keep your dog active in the cold: The ultimate winter weather safety guide

The weather outside is getting frightful. Here are tips and exactly what dogs need for winter weather safety and comfort.
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How to keep your Labrador healthy: Read this to help your pup live their best life

Labrador retrievers are extremely popular. However, common Labrador retriever problems can cause issues. A few simple steps can allow your Lab to live their best lives.
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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.
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9 Boston terrier facts to know before you bring one into your life

Boston terriers are lovable and friendly little dogs. Is this breed best for you? These nine Boston terrier facts will help you make that determination.
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Debunking the 5 most common myths about the American bulldog

American bulldogs are sweet, loyal, and loving dogs. They also have unique needs. Separate American bulldog fact from fiction.
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Myths about Jack Russell terriers debunked

JRTs have been around since the 1800s, but can be misunderstood. It's time to current these five too-common Jack Russell terrier myths.
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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.
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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.
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Can dogs eat cheese? Here’s what to know before letting Fido indulge

Can dogs eat cheese? Is cheese bad for dogs? It depends on your pet. Here's what to know before letting Fido have a bite.
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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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5 reasons a Siberian husky will be the perfect addition to your family

Looking for a new best friend? These five Siberian Husky facts prove why the breed may be a great option for your family and lifestyle.
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The top 10 reasons dogs are better than cats at this whole friendship thing (Yes, we’re actually serious)

It's time to end one of the world's greatest debates: Dogs are better than cats. Here are all the reasons why.
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Is a small breed the right dog for you? Know this first

Here is everything you need to know about the small breed dogs.
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Why everything you believe about pit bulls is probably dead wrong

Pit bulls get a bad reputation but here's the real truth about them.
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Thinking of getting a Wiener Dog? Read this first!

Here's everything you need to know about how Dachshunds are as pets.
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Why Labrador retrievers make excellent pets for families

Here are all of the reasons why Labrador Retrievers are perfect family dogs.
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These rare dog breeds will be the perfect pet

Here's a list of the best rare dog breeds for every type of pet parent.
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10 signs that your cat is totally annoyed with you

Watch for these signs that your cat is annoyed with or mad at you.
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How to get a cat to sleep all night so they stop waking you up

Here's what you can do to get your kitten or cat to sleep during the night.
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Wondering where to adopt a dog? How to find dog rescues near you

If you're wondering where to adopt a dog, these tips will help you find rescues.
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Try this puppy personality test to pick the perfect dog for your family

There's a puppy personality test that will help you choose the right breed.
shih tzu on a white table with valentine's day collar

10 reasons dogs make the perfect Valentine’s Day dates

Here are 10 reasons why your dog is the best Valentine's Day date.
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Wondering which kitten breed to get? Try this simple tool

Try this selector tool to find out which breed of kitten you should get.
an orange and white kitten with blue eyes

Why do kittens have blue eyes? The answer is really simple

There's a simple reason why kittens are born with blue eyes.
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How to comfort your scared, crying kitten after bringing them home

Here's why kittens cry and what you can do to comfort them.
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10 reasons why cats are totally superior to dogs

Here are 10 reasons why cats are so much better than dogs.
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10 quotes about puppies guaranteed to give you all the feels

These 10 quotes about puppies tug at the heartstrings.
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Why your cat is a much better Valentine’s Day date than any human

Here are the reasons why your cat is a way better valentine than your partner.
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How to stop your dog from humping legs so you can save face

Try these tricks to stop your dog from humping your leg.
a large cat in the snow

5 awesome winter boots for cats who love to roam around outdoors

These are the best winter cat boots to keep their paws safe.
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What is the lifespan of a Maine Coon cat?

Here are the details on the expected lifespan of a Maine Coon cat.