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Pet dental insurance: What you need to know

Pet dental insurance is important, but you have to get the right coverage. Here's what to know.
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Some snakes can swim – here’s how to tell if yours is one of them

Swimming snakes? Sounds crazy, but it's true! Here's how to tell if yours is one of them
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Cleaning your gross fish tank is easy – here’s how it’s done

Aquarium cleaning can be gross but doesn't have to be hard. Here's how to clear water for a great fish environment.
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Caring for your new snake: Everything you need to know

This guide contains everything you need to care for your new pet snake.

Pet profiles: Lulu Belle’s small size makes a big mark for our IT team

Profiling Lulu, our pint-size pup from IT who keeps staff on their toes.
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What to know before buying a turtle

Before you purchase a turtle, make sure you know what you're getting yourself into with this guide.
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Ferret won’t stop screaming? Here’s why

If your ferret won't stop screaming, there's probably a good reason. Here are some things to consider.
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Playing fetch with your cat? Sounds crazy, but here’s how

These tricks aren't just for dogs - this is how to train your cat to fetch
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This is how bunnies show you they’re happy

How's your bunny feeling? Here's how to read their body language to find out.
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Bird body language, decoded: What it means and what you can do

Birds can be an enigma to some pet owners - we break down their basic body language
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Everything you need to know before buying a bird for your kids

Kids asking for a bird? Here's what to know before making the investment
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Can you train a fish? Here’s what we know

Training a fish -- is it possible? Here's what we know.
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Want an office pet? Here are some ideas

You might not be able to bring your cat to work, but you can still have an animal friend at the office. Here are some ideas.
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6 hamster treats your furry friend will love

Not all hamster treats are the same - these are some of the best for every pet
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This recalled pet food may contain fatal toxin levels

Check your pantry for this brand - the FDA says it might be lethal
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You can wear your dog all the way out with this automatic ball tosser

Excessive energy in your dog might be cute at first. But when you really need a break, you'll need this one interactive toy to keep your dog occupied and happy.
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Tired of scooping poop? The Cadillac of litter boxes is here

This luxurious litter box should be at the top of your wish list. Its high-tech design and matching app make cleaning a hands-free, smell-free experience.
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Working from home or not, these are the pet cameras you need in your house

Whether you're at home or not, you can't follow your fur baby around 24/7. These pet cameras will give you a way to stay connected, even when you're busy.
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Trust us: You need an automatic pet feeder

Whether your pet eats on a schedule or likes to snack during the day, an automatic feeder will give you the freedom to go out and about, even during mealtimes.
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Cat have more energy than you? Get this $15 toy right now

With this clever cat toy around, your feline friend can release all that pent up energy–––without exhausting you! Here's what it is and why you need it now.
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Chuckit! Flying Squirrel: For any kind of playtime

Meet Jack, 75 lbs of husky craziness. Together we test the durability and versatility of the ChuckIt Flying Squirrel dog toy. Can it hold up against this pup?
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Worry less about your dog running away with a GPS collar or Bluetooth tracker

A GPS tracker will help you keep up with your pup, whether your sneaky companion stays at home all day or has free range of the town. Here are our favorites.
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Here’s when you should (and shouldn’t) gift an animal for Christmas

Those viral videos of grateful children holding their new pets on Christmas may melt your heart, but you should think before gifting an animal this holiday.
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The best pet treats and toys to get this holiday season

It can be difficult to predict what a finicky feline will like, but these are some of the best treats and toys for your cat. Here's where to get them now––
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These tests are like 23andMe for your dog, and we love it

You might know your ancestry, but do you know your dog's? These tests give you health, breed, and genetic information about your dog you might never have known.
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$20 personalized pet socks are a gift too good to pass up

Remember receiving socks for a present when you were a child? Don’t worry––these are not those socks. You'll be obsessed with this gift, especially at this price!
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You don’t need a $10 personalized mug, but you should get one

Your morning cup of joe just got so much cuter. With just a few clicks, you can customize this mug to your liking––with your fur baby's photo on the front!
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The 8 best gifts for your dog this Christmas

Whether your pup is like Dasher, Dancer, or Vixen, there will be a present for your pup under the tree this year, too. Here are 8 of the best gifts for dogs.
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The 8 best gifts for your cat this Christmas

It costs just a little money, and even less time, to include your kitty in the festivities this year. Here are the 8 best gifts for your cat this Christmas.
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The 8 best gifts for your bird this Christmas

Christmas is the perfect time to show your bird your love with a gift that they'll enjoy all season long. Here are 8 of the best gifts for birds this Christmas.
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6 great gifts for any aquarium owner

Even the aquarium owner who has everything will be surprised and thrilled by some of these gifts. Shopping will go swimmingly with these six gift ideas.
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The best gifts for pets and owners this Christmas

Pets are often left out of holiday festivities, but not anymore! With these gift ideas, both pets and their loving owners will be feeling the Christmas magic.
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Get free TV all of December when you sign up for Sling TV

Sling TV’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals will have you streaming free TV this December! We'll show you how to get it.