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An orange tabby cat in a chair.

Do these 6 things to make it easy on your pet sitter when you travel

This is how to make it easy on your pet sitter (and your pet) when you have to travel.
A tabby cat snuggling a tan dog in the grass.

These 11 dog breeds get along with cats (most of the time)

If you have a cat and are looking to add a dog to your family, consider these breeds.
Vet holding an orange cat

Does pet insurance cover spaying and neutering? These are your affordable options

Spaying and neutering can add up — will insurance cover the cost?
A striped gray tabby kitten lying on its back.

How to tell if your cat has fleas (and tips to get rid of them)

Not sure if your cat has fleas? This is how you can tell and what you should do if you find them.
A brown dog and a gray dog snuggling in bed.

What you need to know about pet insurance deductibles

Annual or per-incident deductible—which is right for you?
A little girl holding a stuffed blue whale.

5 portrait ideas to show off your love for your pet

Now your dog or cat can be a work of art. Check out these 5 great ideas.
A blue and purple betta fish swimming in a tank.

How to train your betta fish: Our top tips

This is how to train your betta fish and the best tricks you can teach them.
A closeup of a Beagle on a beige sofa.

6 pet apps you should delete right now

We've all got a lot of apps on our phone. These 6 animal apps can go.
Tabby and puppy snuggling in the grass.

Moving with pets won’t be stressful if you follow these steps

Moving is stressful. These tips will make it easier for your pet.
Two brown rabbits eating grass.

Bunny harness training in 6 easy steps

Rabbits like to roam free, but they can be harness trained.
A truck bed full of Golden Retriever puppies.

Does pet insurance cover preexisting conditions? What you need to know

Preexisting conditions in pets can cost a lot —will insurance cover it?
Four Black and Tan puppies with dog bones.

A simple guide to finding healthy pet food brands for your dog

This is how to find a healthy pet food brand for your dog.
A black Scottish Terrier gazing up into the camera.

5 incredible scent-tracking breeds (and they’re not all hounds)

If you're looking for a dog that's a great tracker, these are some good options.
A Birman cat licking their lips.

These 8 cat breeds don’t shed (much)

Whether you have an allergy or just hate hair on your couch, these cats shed minimally.
A black and white French Bulldog napping in a woman's arms.

6 animals that make amazing office pets

We spend a lot of time at work. These pets will make that time more enjoyable.
Two veterinarians examining a tan Pomeranian.

What you need to know about pet insurance for surgery

Your pet needs surgery. This is what you need to know about pet insurance and how to pay for it.
A gray chinchilla eating a ball of seeds.

Can chinchillas be potty trained? What you need to know

If you follow the right steps, chinchillas can be litter trained.
Two blue-eyed white kittens snuggling.

These are the most popular pet names for the past 100 years

Does your pet's name make the list of most popular pet names?
Close-up of a blue and yellow macaw.

An easy guide to bird training for first-time owners

Keep these helpful tips in mind when training your bird.
Two young girls with a black cat.

How to introduce cats and babies so they’ll get along

Here's how to introduce your cat to your new baby so they'll get along.
Two gray pigeons kissing on concrete.

Believe it or not, pigeons can be great pets — here’s why

Surprisingly enough, a pet pigeon just might be the right bird for you.
Brown and white beagle under a beige pillow.

Can dogs take Advil? What to do when your dog is in pain

It might be tempting to give your dog medicine for humans when he's in pain, but you shouldn't. Here's what to do.
Yawning Golden Retriever puppy.

How to puppy-proof your apartment the right way

New puppies are adorable, but puppy proofing your apartment will keep them (and your stuff!) safe.
A brown hamster chewing a treat.

Now is the time to potty train your hamster — here’s how

It's possible to potty train a hamster—here's how to do it.
A Black and Tan dog getting a dental exam.

Why you need pet dental insurance for your furry friend

Dental hygiene is important for pets, but does insurance cover it? Here's what you need to know.
A blue-eyed, black and white Pomsky puppy.

What you need to know about Pomskies before you get one

Is a pomsky dog right for you? We examine their characteristics and what owners these dogs are right for.
Black and red dog close up.

How to get your dog to stop barking at the door

Your dog's constant barking can be a nuisance, but it's a behavior that can be corrected through training. Our guide shows you how it's done.
Shallow focus photography of a golden retriever.

Is pet insurance for older animals a smart buy?

Covering your pet's medical bills can be expensive, but pet insurance will help save you money. We discuss how to get best insurance plan.
Black and white puppy outside a dog house.

Unique dog house designs every pooch will love

Dog houses don't have to be basic anymore. Our guide shows you how to keep your dog comfortable in their stylish home in any season.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy lying on the floor

Do dogs need outdoor ‘pee pads’?

Pee pads for dogs offer a wide variety of benefits, from potty training your puppy to protecting your floors. We list their assets.
Two dogs playing in the sand.

Do dogs really enjoy wearing collars?

Selecting a new collar for your dog is a fun way of showing off their personality, but the most important aspect is your dog's comfort and enjoyment. 
Black and Tan puppy.

5 easy ways to puppy-proof your apartment

Nothing is cuter than a puppy, but your new pup can chew up everything. Our helpful guide shows how you can prevent this.