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4 incredible ways to calm a cat who’s scared of everything

Knowing how to calm a scared cat is important. Try these tips and tricks.
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3 amazing tech finds that can help you keep an eye on your pets

Going on vacation or back to work? These tech devices will give you peace of mind that your pets are safe.
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How to protect your home from rodents without harming your pets

Do you have a pest control problem in your house? Here's how to eliminate pests and keep your pets safe.
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Why your dog’s gums aren’t pink (and what to do about it)

Are your dog's gums white, red, or brown? Here's what the color of your dog's gums means.
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7 signs a pet boarding facility is no good

Boarding your pet can be a great option, but these are the warning signs you should look for a new facility.
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8 indoor plants you should never grow if you have cats

You should avoid these houseplants if you have cats.
A gray and white kitten sniffing a flower in the grass.

10 things toxic to cats you probably have in your home

Keep your cat safe by keeping these harmful household items far away from them.
A blue and yellow Macaw on roller-skates.

Now is the time to train your parrot to do tricks — here’s how

Training your parrot to do tricks is easy if you follow these steps.
A veterinarian listening to a German Shepherd's lungs.

How to cure kennel cough at home

Find out what kennel cough is and what you should do if your pet comes down with it.
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Do all vets take pet insurance? What you need to know

Before taking your pet to the veterinarian, read up on vets and pet insurance.
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How to leash-train a cat in no time

Want to leash train your cat? Follow this handy guide.
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6 best dog breeds for couch potatoes

If you want a dog who likes curling up next to you on the couch, these are the dog breeds you should consider.
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How to tell if a bird has bird flu

Worried your bird has bird flu? Here's how to tell.
A Jack Russell Terrier puppy standing in a field of flowers.

What you need to know about immunizations for puppies

Getting immunizations for your pet is essential. Here's when you should get them and what you need to know.
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4 myths about pit bulls you probably believe

Pit bulls don't have the best reputation, but it's undeserved. We debunk the myths.
An annoyed hairless cat getting a bath in the kitchen sink.

What you need to know about giving a hairless cat a bath

Here's what you need to know about hairless cat bath time, from how often to bathe your cat to the best way to keep your buddy warm and comfortable. 
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Is your cat happy? This app can read your cat’s moods

Can you tell if your cat is in pain? Now, there’s an app for that. Learn how this cat app can help you keep your four-legged friend healthy and happy.
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Is coconut oil safe for cats? What you need to know

Coconut oil has many benefits for people. We tell you if it's good for cats, too.
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5 best non-shedding cat breeds to save your couch

Hate finding cat hair all over your furniture? Try these non-shedding breeds.
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Can dogs have mental disorders? What you need to know

This is everything you need to know about mental disorders and dogs.
A blue-eyed white cat with a striped patch lying on a beige sofa.

6 telltale signs your cat is deaf

Worried your cat is deaf? Here's how to tell and what you should do.
A brown and white mixed-breed dog curled up in bed.

Why you should adopt a mixed-breed dog next

Purebreds are great, but so are mutts. Here's why you should adopt a mixed-breed dog.
A Black and Tan Cavalier King Charles Spaniel lying on a white bed.

These are the best breeds for first-time dog owners

If you've never owned a dog before, you should consider these amazing dog breeds.
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This vet’s podcast is amazing, and you should listen now

Listen to this podcast for some useful information about pets.
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What you need to know about pet insurance and vaccines

Not sure if pet insurance will cover vaccines? Here's how you can affordably keep your dog or cat healthy.
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Why clicker training for cats is a great idea

This is why you should try clicker training for your cat.
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9 telltale signs you’re probably a cat person

There are dog people and cat people in this world. Are you a cat person? Here's how to tell.
A gray Scottish Fold cat.

3 effective flea and tick sprays for cats under $20 you can get today

Are fleas or ticks a problem for your cat? These are the best flea and tick sprays for cats.
An orange and white tabby cat grooming their paw.

7 common reasons your cat is losing weight and throwing up

If your cat is losing weight and throwing up, it could be a serious issue. These are the most common reasons for this behavior and what you should do about it.
A woman in a yellow sweater holding a puppy in a shelter.

How to find a purebred dog at a rescue shelter

You can find purebred dogs at shelters. Follows these tips to do so.
A black kitten lying on a desk while a woman works.

Why adopting a kitten is good for your health

Kittens aren't just cute—adopting one offers these health benefits, too.
A white and tan English bulldog panting in a grassy yard.

How to keep your dog from getting overheated this summer

Summer can be a lot of fun, but it can also be dangerous for dogs. Here's how to keep your dog cool.
A black Poodle puppy in a wicker basket.

3 myths about poodles you probably believe

While pop culture would have you believe poodles are prissy, this is the truth about this breed.
A woman meditating next to a Shiba Inu.

4 amazing dog breeds to consider instead of a pomsky

Yes, pomskies are cute, but these dog breeds are just as adorable.
An adult Rottweiler lying on pavement.

Are Rottweilers friendly with strangers? What you need to know

This is what you need to know about rottweilers and strangers.
A gray and white cat in a wicker basket.

Now is the best time to adopt a cat — here’s why

Adopting a cat is a great thing to do for many reasons. Here are some of the biggest benefits.
A woman in a brown sweater holding a sleeping black and white French bulldog puppy.

Adopting a dog? 5 things nobody tells you

This is what you should consider before adopting a dog.
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How to choose the best pet insurance for your aging dog

Are you looking for pet insurance for your senior dog? This is what you need to know.
A long-haired calico cat outdoors.

The best flea & tick shampoos for cats under $15 you can get today

These are the best flea and tick shampoos for cats that you can get.
A brown and cream Afghan hound running outside.

Make your Afghan hound cat-friendly with these 6 training tips

Any dog can be friendly with cats if you train them properly. Here's how to do it.
A tan and white guinea pig in the grass.

4 fun tricks you can train a guinea pig to do

Guinea pigs are adorable; guinea pigs that do tricks are even more so.
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5 incredible animal shows on Paramount+ you’ll want to binge-watch today

Paramount+ has a lot of great animal content. You should binge these shows.
Australian Shepherd puppy eating from a bowl on the floor.

PupBox vs. BarkBox: Which is better for your dog?

Is PupBox or BarkBox better for your dog? We take a look at the options.
A woman on a park bench with a white dog.

How to find a good pet sitter you (and your animals) like

Follow these steps to find a good pet sitter for your furry friend.
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Start saving money on your pets with these 10 life hacks

Owning a pet can be expensive — follow these tips to cut that down.
A Jack Russell terrier lying on the floor.

What you need to do when your large dog is in heat

Dogs in heat need special care and attention. Here's what you should do.
A pair of blue and yellow parrots on a branch.

A beginner’s guide to everything you need to breed birds

Breeding bards can be rewarding — if you do it right
Side profile of a green and yellow parrot.

Stop your parrot from biting with these 4 solutions

Is your parrot biting? Here's how to get them to stop.
An overhead view of a man using his laptop with a beagle in his lap.

How to keep pets from ruining your work-from-home meetings

Follow these tips and tricks to keep your pet from interrupting you when you're working from home.
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These are the warning signs your dog could have cancer

If your dog is exhibiting these symptoms, it's time for a trip to the vet.