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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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Flying with a Cat: 19 Things to Know Before Taking Your Pet on a Plane

Want to bring your kitty on your next flight? Here's what you should know before booking a ticket.

7 Best Self-Cleaning Litter Boxes for Your Home

Scooping cat poop like a plebeian? It's time to upgrade with these genius products that do the dirty work for...


Why Do Cats Lick Each Other? The Common Grooming Behavior, Explained

When cats lick each other, it’s not just about getting their feline siblings purr-fectly clean


Over 40,000 Amazon Shoppers Love This Adorable Pet Water Fountain

Pets love to drink from running water. This pet water fountain satisfies that urge—and it has more than 44,000 five-star...


8 Interactive Puzzle Toys to Entertain Bored Cats

Unlike regular toys, interactive cat toys help cats exercise their furry little bodies—and their brains. Here are the best toys...

Here’s How to Keep Cats Off Counters

Cute as it may be, your kitty's counter surfing is also kind of gross. Follow these tips to keep your...


How to Get Cat Pee Out of Carpet

Cleaning cat pee from your carpet just got easier.

12 Best-Selling Cat Toys on Amazon—from a Pet Expert

The best cat toys on Amazon are fun, affordable, and approved by our pet expert for supervised cat play and...


I Tried the Bissell Pet Stain Eraser and It Got SO Many Difficult Stains Out

Even dried dog urine stains were no match for the Bissell Pet Stain Eraser.


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...


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The Best Pet Stroller on Amazon, According to our Pet Expert

Taking pets along for the ride just got easier. Make cat and dog outings more fun for everyone with a...

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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.


Our Pet Editor’s 14 Picks for Celebrating National Pet Day This Year

Celebrate National Pet Day this year with our resident pet expert's favorite picks, each guaranteed to inspire wags of approval...


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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 Sleep So Much? The Reasons Behind All Those Catnaps

There’s a good reason why cats love napping…though you might be surprised by just how much sleep they get...


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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.