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Whether you have a fur baby you adore, are thinking of getting one, or are just an animal lover, this is the place for you. We’ve got answers to your pet questions and advice, fascinating facts about creatures big and small, and, yes, cute pictures.

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Can Dogs Eat Watermelon? Here’s What Vets Say

It's one of summer's favorite treats. But is that slice of watermelon safe to share with your dog? We asked the experts.

40 Smiling-Dog Memes That Will Make Everything Better on a Bad Day

From heart-melting expressions to wacky smiles, each smiling-dog meme is sure to have you grinning from ear to ear


69 Comforting Pet Loss Quotes to Help You Grieve Your Furry Friend

Anyone who's ever loved a pet knows how hard it is to lose one. These pet loss quotes will help...


151 Best Pet Names for Dogs, Cats and All Your Sweet Fur Babies

Calling all creatures great and small. These are the best pet names of all!


New Study: Cats Have 276 Facial Expressions

Cats may play it cool, but their true feelings are written all over their furry little faces

This Is the Right Way to Pick Up a Dog, According to Pet Experts

Picking up a pup seems pretty basic, yet well-meaning dog parents get it wrong. Whether you have a small dog...


What Is Scruffing a Cat—and Why Is It Such a Bad Idea? Vets Explain

Here's why vets advise against scruffing a cat, a restraining technique that could cause pain, anxiety and more

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Show Us Your Pets!

Calling all pawparazzi! It's time to share your favorite photos of your furry, fluffy and feathered companions.


We Asked AI What It Would Look Like If Dogs Could Take Selfies

These dog "selfies" are the funniest and cutest things you'll see today


How Long Do Dogs Live—and How Can You Help Your Dog Live Longer?

We all wish our furry friends could live forever. But how long do dogs really live? Here's what we know...

One of Our Favorite Mattress Brands Just Launched a Dog Bed—Is It Worth Its $400 Price Tag?

A Saatva dog bed made with premium materials and an ergonomic design was just released for our furry friends. Scroll...


How Long Is It OK to Leave Your Cat Home Alone?

Sure, cats are independent, but they still crave human interaction. Here's how long you can safely leave your furry pal...


Can Cats Eat Pumpkin? Vets Explain the Pros and Cons of This Tasty Fall Treat

It’s fall’s favorite flavor … but that doesn’t mean it’s safe for your kitty. Here’s what you need to...


Do Cats Get Jealous—and How Can You Stop Their Catty Behavior?

Some cats hiss and swat when new pets, babies or people come around, but is this jealousy in action or...


Can Cats Eat Cheese? Here’s What Vets Say

Before you share a chunk of cheddar with your favorite feline, here's what you need to consider

Why Do Dogs Drag Their Butts? Experts Explain This Impolite Canine Behavior

It might look comical, but when your dog drags his butt across the carpet, he's trying to tell you something



New Study: This Behavior Could Be a Sign of Dementia in Your Dog

New research reveals one key clue that could help you recognize that your aging dog needs an extra-gentle hand


Why Do Dogs Roll in the Grass—and How Can You Stop It?

Have you ever wondered why dogs roll in the grass? We've got the reasons behind this curious—and sometimes stinky—dog behavior.


Do Dogs Really Hate Cats? Here’s What the Experts Say

They're often considered mortal enemies, but can canines and felines actually be friends? Here's what you should know.


What Is the Secret Starbucks Puppuccino—and Is It Safe for Your Dog?

Who’s been a very good boy (or girl)? For an extra-special doggy treat, order a puppuccino on your next Starbucks...


Here’s What to Say When Someone Loses a Pet

Losing a pet can be deeply sad and even traumatic, regardless of whether the animal was a furred, feathered or...


18 Smartest Dog Breeds, Ranked for Intelligence

Your pup is one smart cookie, but is it among the most intelligent dog breeds? Find out with our science-backed...


The 10 Hardest Dogs to Train, According to Experts

As adorable as they are, these breeds also happen to be some of the hardest dogs to train

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Why Do Dogs Lick Their Paws? 8 Common Reasons—and How to Stop It

When your dog suddenly becomes obsessed with licking his paws, you should definitely pay attention


Do Cats Like Kisses? What to Know Before Smooching Your Kitty

Cats can go from aloof to lovey-dovey in the blink of an eye. So how can we be sure cats...


These Are the Most Common Dangerous Items Dogs Get Into

Dogs are famous for putting anything and everything into their mouths. But these items in your house could be hazardous...


Why Do Dogs Sniff Your Crotch? Experts Explain This Awkward Canine Behavior

It may be awkward or majorly embarrassing, but there's a perfectly normal reason why dogs sniff your crotch


Dog Hiccups: Why They Get Them, and Should You Be Worried?

Dog hiccups are totally normal—most of the time. Here, why dogs get hiccups, how you can prevent them and when...


Why Do Dogs Dig—and How Can You Stop It?

Your dog isn't creating craters in your yard to be contrary. Find out why dogs dig, and use these expert...