Pets & Animals

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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15 Animals Who Are Probably Smarter Than You

Think humans are the smartest animals? Raccoons pick locks, crows know physics, and bees hold democratic dance-offs.

Here’s Why Reading Aloud Is Good for Your Brain

Reading aloud, even to other adults, yields surprising rewards.

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Dog Envy Is a Real Thing—And Here’s How I Got Over It

My neighbor was training a perfectly-behaved pooch while I was struggling with my rambunctious rescue. Here's what the experience taught...

There’s a Python Hidden in This Photo—Can You Spot It?

Just be glad that you don't have a snake in your room.

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10 Silent Signs Your Dog Is Depressed

While dogs can’t tell you exactly what they’re feeling, they can still show behaviors similar to human depression. If your...

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10 Incredible Benefits of Owning a Pet

As if you needed another reason to love your furry friend, your pet could give you these health-boosting benefits.

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GREAT News—Those Funny Cat Videos You Love Are Actually Good for You

As if you needed an excuse to watch those furballs trip over themselves.

Alligator vs. Crocodile? 10 Interesting Animal Distinctions You Used to Know

Yep, there's an actual difference between a rabbit and a hare. Read this and let those middle school biology class...

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This Is How Dogs Get Humans to Fall in Love With Them, According to Science

They call them “man’s best friend” for a reason.

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This Photo Can Predict If You’re a Cat or Dog Lover

Do you have a preference? This photo will tell you!

The Scientific Reason Why Your Dog Is Helping You Live Longer

All the more reason to give Fido some extra love today.

The 15 Best Things That Happened in 2017

2017 wasn't all bad! Here are some amazing feel-good stories from all throughout this year that'll lift your spirits. Keep...

These 11 Facial Expressions Have Helped Humans Survive Since Cave Times

Those goofy faces you make when you're surprised or in awe? They may have evolved from reactions that helped your...

Good News: Talking to Your Pet Means You’re Smart!

Don’t worry; you’re not weird if you ask your dog how their day was.

These Stunning Photos Capture the Beauty of Living on a Farm

Readers sent us almost 2,000 submissions, and picking the grand prize and category winners wasn’t easy. Here are those photos...

Why Hundreds of Teens Are Turning to This Farm for a Better Life

In this organization, horseback riding is more than just a pastime; it's a chance to change your life.

Who Sleeps More: You or These Adorable Animals?

According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average human adult needs 7-9 hours of sleep every night. How do our...

This Photo of a Two-Year-Old Feeding Kittens From a Tiny Milk Bottle Is Proof That Love Is Innate

You'll want to bottle-feed kittens after seeing this sweet photo.