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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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How to Decode Your Cat’s Body Language, According to Experts

Observing your cat's body language can tell you all sorts of things about its mood, needs, and even feelings toward you!

Decode Your Cat’s Behavior: 17 Cat Behaviors Explained

Wish you had a secret decoder that explained strange cat behavior? We're breaking down a feline's most confounding actions.


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Angry Cat: 14 Signs Your Cat Is Mad at You

Think your cat is purring because she's happy to see you? Not always! Cats are the queens of mixed messages—here's...


Why Do Cats Knock Things Over?

Epic purring, adorable antics, and cozy cuddles generally keep cat lovers content. But then there's the feline frenzy to knock...


Can Cats Cry?

Anyone who has ever noticed tears in their cat's eyes has probably wondered, "Can cats cry?" Read on to find...

Why Do Cats Hiss?

Your cat meows, chirps, and growls, but have you ever wondered why cats hiss?


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Why Do Cats Love Boxes?

Plain cardboard boxes don't have much of a draw for humans over the age of six, but there are a...

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Why Are Cats Scared of Cucumbers?

There's a reason why the green fruit frightens cats—and why you shouldn't try to surprise your pet with one.


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Why Do Cats Hate Water? 6 Reasons Your Cat Doesn’t Like Getting Wet

Most cats avoid water at all costs. We asked veterinarians to explain the aversion.


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Cat Depression: 11 Subtle Signs Your Cat Is Depressed

Is your aloof, fickle feline just being a cat—or could it have cat depression? Here's how to tell.


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What Does Catnip Do to Cats?

Does catnip really get your cat high? Here's what catnip does to cats—and why they go crazy for it.

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Here’s Why Cats Love Laptops

No, your feline friend isn't trying to sabotage your important work email.


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Why Do Cats Have Whiskers?

Yes, whiskers make your kitty even cuter. But they also serve a very important role.


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Why Do Cats Purr? The Reasons Behind It

Cats don't just purr when they're happy. Researchers have identified several different reasons for the rumbly feline vibrations.


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Cat Anxiety: 6 Reasons Your Cat May Be Stressed—and What to Do About It

There's a good chance you're accidentally stressing out your kitty. Here's how to change that and keep your cat's anxiety...


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Why Do Cats Eat Grass?

It's usually not a big deal for your cat to nibble on grass, but if they're doing it excessively, you...

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Why Do Cats Meow? These Are the Top 6 Reasons

Cat noises are a form of communication. Here's what it means when your kitty meows.


Why Do Cats Wag Their Tails?

Decode the meaning behind your cat's wagging tail.


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Why Do Cats Knead? An Explanation of the Weird Habit

Not all cats knead the same way, but there is a surprising reason behind this feline quirk.


Why Do Cats Rub Against You? The Reasons Behind This Behavior

From scratching the furniture to swishing their tails, cats' body language can be tough to decipher. We spoke to a...


Why Do Cats Chirp? The Reasons Behind This Cute Sound

We all know that cats purr, hiss, and meow, but have you ever wondered what's behind this bird-like noise?


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Are Cats Nocturnal?

It certainly might seem that way when Kitty is scampering around while you're trying to sleep. But what does the...


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14 Things Your Cat Wishes You’d Stop Doing

The cat is finally out of the bag! Get the inside scoop on what's going on inside your feline friend's...


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Why Do Cats Lick You?

We spoke to some animal expurrts to find out.

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Can Cats See in the Dark?

Get the cat's-eye view on how your kitty's unique pupils help them navigate in the dark.


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Here’s How to Train a Cat to Do 5 Life-Changing Things

Yes! You can train a cat to come on command, use a toilet, and more—and it's all much easier than...


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Why Does My Cat Bite Me?

Did your kitty mean to hurt you? Or was it just a playful nip? Here's how to tell the difference.


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60 Things You Didn’t Know About What Makes Your Pet Tick

What's actually going on in their cute little fuzzy heads?


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How to Solve the Most Common Pet Behavioral Problems

Every pet owner is probably familiar with these common pet blunders. Here's how to get your cat or dog to...


13 Signs You Hired a Bad Pet Sitter

Has your dog become a food snob? Is your cat suddenly glued to your side? Not all pet sitters are...