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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.
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The best high-fiber dog foods for pups with poop problems

High-fiber foods have a lot of benefits for your dog, but are they worth switching to an entirely new kibble? These products might change your mind.
A tri-colored cavalier king Charles spaniel lies with his paws under his chin on a gray couch

4 best dog couches that your dog (and wallet) will love

These dog couches are so cute, you'll wish they came in people size. Plus, they fit in every home no matter your style.
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!
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

While dog cones are sometimes necessary, they don't always work for your pup. Here are some other options.
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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Everything you want to know about the reptile life cycle, from egg to adulthood

Reptiles may be one of the most diverse animal groups, but all of their life cycles follow one general pattern.
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How to train an aggressive dog to stop acting so ferocious

Follow these tips to successfully train an aggressive dog.
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These are the dog crate training pros and cons you need to know: Size, process, and more

There's a lot to consider when crate training your dog. Let's review some of the most popular pros and cons to crate training a dog.
A white puppy on a leash lies in the grass next to someone in denim jeans

How to leash train your puppy so he doesn’t pull and walks calmly

Learn how to leash train your new puppy effectively, so they no longer pull on walks.
A Bernese mountain dog sits in a field of wildflowers, looking happy

How to groom a dog if you have a Bernese mountain dog

Grooming your Bernese mountain dog doesn't have to be complicated. You just need the right tools and schedule. Here's what to do.
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Are flea collars safe for puppies? What you need to know about flea and tick prevention

Choosing and starting this flea prevention method may not be as straightforward as you think. Flea collars aren't for everyone.
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How to tell when a hamster is sick or in pain: Look for these 4 signs and symptoms

Your hamster can tell you if they're sick, as long as you know what to look for. These four signs are great places to start.
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Does your pup need a dog rain jacket? It might depend on their breed

Dogs can benefit from raincoats, but it may not be best for your pet. Consider these factors before splurging on a dog raincoat.
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Make snacks last: 3 great DIY dog treats that won’t spoil quickly

Your dog will love these homemade dog treats — and you'll love their staying power
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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.
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?

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)

There are many reasons why mobile vet clinics have gained popularity among vets and pet parents. Is one right for you?
3 Australian shepherd puppies playing outdoors

Ready for a puppy playdate? Not before reaching these crucial milestones

Puppy playdates should wait until your pup has reached 5 crucial milestones.
A Belgian Malinois runs after a ball that a woman throws from the background

You might be hurting your dog by indulging in endless games of fetch

If your dog enjoys endless games of fetch, follow these health warnings from vets.
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Will supply chain shortages affect my pets? Why you should keep planning ahead

Supply chain problems persist in 2022. What does this mean for your pets?
A Pomeranian sits in front of a blue background while someone's hands prepare to give them a vaccine injection to the side

Bordetella at home: Can you vaccinate your dog yourself?

Pets who spend time in kennels and doggy daycare need a Bordetella vaccination. Many pet parents don't know they can administer this vaccine at home.
A Shepherd dog sits in a kennel at an animal shelter

Considering dog boarding for your next vacation? Read this first

Before you consider boarding your dog, learn what to look for in a dog kennel.
A Siberian Husky wearing sunglasses looks to the side, mouth open slightly

5 game-changing facts about Siberian Huskies we bet you didn’t know

There's so much to know about Siberian Huskies beyond their abilities in the snow. Here's what you've been missing.
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5 telltale signs of dog joint pain you should never ignore

If your dog suffers from joint pain, there are many treatments available. Here’s what to look for.
A Pointer stops and points in a field of flowers

Are pointers good family dogs? Learn what sets these unusual canines apart

Read this first before bringing home a pointer dog as your next family pet.
A woman sits on the step of an RV holding a Pug on her lap

Can you RV with dogs? Not without installing these 3 safety essentials first

Yes, you can RV with your dog, but you’ll want to ensure safety comes first with these essentials.
A woman lies on the floor and cuddles a brown and white Australian Shepherd

Don’t have a Roomba? Think twice before adopting an Australian Shepherd

Before adopting an Australian Shepherd, this one fact may surprise you.
A Dachshund eats from a food bowl filled with kibble

The best dog food for dachshunds: 5 healthy choices for your pup

Learn what dog food is ideal for your dachshunds, and where to find it.
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Sick of playing fetch? What to do if your dog is obsessed with ball toys

Learn why dogs are obsessed with ball toys and what you can do.
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Do I qualify for a service dog? These are the requirements you should know about

Find out if you qualify for a service dog or comfort animal. Your doctor can recommend what’s best.
a boston terrier in american flag sunglasses and patriotic beads looks to the side, looking cool

Get in the festive spirit: 6 simple DIY dog treats for the 4th of July

While you’re busy making grocery lists, don’t forget to think about your fur babies this 4th of July, too — maybe with some DIY dog treats.
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These soft, tasty senior dog treats are under $13 and absolutely perfect for pups without teeth

Senior dog treats can help with a variety of issues that come with aging. It can be hard to find them for toothless pups. We did the searching.
Girl training black and white border collie dog puppy

8 essential questions to ask to find the best obedience class for your dog

Before enrolling in any obedience class with your pup, ask these questions to ensure it's a good fit.
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5 essential off-leash rules every good pet parent should know

If you have a dog who can be off-leash, congrats! Now learn where you should never let your pup have full rein.
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Safely expressing your dog’s anal glands at home is much easier than you think

Save your dog an uncomfortable trip to the groomers by learning how to express dog anal glands. Start here with this technique.
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Breeding and raising minnows: What you need to know

Everything you need to know about minnow raising and reproduction rates in one simple guide!
A close up of a Boxer's brown eye

Are dogs actually color blind? Why what you’ve been told is a lie

If you've always been told dogs don't see in color, read on for more accurate information.
A Chihuahua sits under a rainbow Pride flag

Want to bring your dog to a Pride parade? 5 things the experts say you need to do first

Are you considering bringing your dog to a Pride parade? Here’s what the experts say you need to consider first.
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Am I a bad pet parent if my dog can’t resist licking our outdoor grill?

It's barbecue season, but if you can't get your dog to stop licking the hot grill after cooking, you're not alone. Here's what to do.
A long-haired Chihuahua sits on the beach wearing sunglasses

10 cool dog beaches worth planning your next vacation around

These dog beaches are ideal to include in your next beach vacay.
A brown and white English Bulldog offers his paw to his owner

Bulldogs 101: Everything you never knew about your little tank

Everything you need to know about the bulldog dog breed before you buy.
A woman snuggles with her dog in bed

Why you should let your dog sleep in your bed every single night

Here's why you should allow your dog to sleep in your bed every night
A Jack Russell Terrier wearing red sunglasses sits in an airport next to a pet carrier

Don’t ever travel with your dog without these crucial health certificates

Before you travel with your dog, make sure you have all these health certificates handy.
A dog with big brown eyes looks up from an empty food dish in front of them

This is the super disturbing reason why you need to wash your dog’s bowl more

Pet parents need to wash their dog's food bowl daily for proper dog food handling...is what you're NOT doing putting your health at risk?
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Why trips to the dog park could actually be ruining your pet’s social skills

Are dog parks actually hurting your pet's socialization skills?
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Can dogs eat peanut butter? Yes — 8 easy-to-make treats your pup will devour

Can dogs eat peanut butter? What are the best peanut butter treat recipes?
A Yorkshire Terrier watches a black cat in the backyard

Your life has become a bad cliche: How to get your dog to stop chasing your cat

If your dog won't stop chasing your cat around your house, we have solutions.