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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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15 Common Foods That Are Toxic to Cats

Avoid a scary and potentially deadly scenario by making sure your feline friend avoids nibbling on these common foods toxic to cats.

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How to Keep Your Pets Safe This Winter

Baby, it's cold outside—and your furry friends are depending on you to keep them warm and protected all season long.


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8 Signs It’s Time to Take Your Cat to the Vet

You may just think a hairball is normal—but if it starts happening regularly, it could signal a bigger problem.


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16 Pet Products Vets Never Buy—And Neither Should You

That chew toy may look like fun, or your dog may think antlers are delicious—but both could be hiding trouble...


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How to Pet-Proof Your Kitchen Space

Here's why your fur baby needs you to pet-proof your kitchen ASAP—and how to do it.

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Cat Declawing: Pros, Cons, and Safer Alternatives

If you have a kitten who is scratching up your furniture and generally tearing up your house, you may be...


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What Do Cats Dream About?

Cats seem to find the best places to take a cat nap, but do cats dream? And if they do,...

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Can Dogs Eat Cat Food?

If your dog tends to move on to your cat's food bowl after he finishes his dinner, you're going to...


13 Ingredients You Never Want in Your Pet’s Food

You might be shocked at what's hiding in your pet's food. Take a good look at those labels, and watch...


20 Things You’re Probably Doing That Veterinarians Wouldn’t

Vets went to school to learn the dos and don'ts of animal care. Here are the mistakes they're not making...


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9 Warning Signs Your Pet May Be Overweight

There's more to it than just checking the number on the scale. Here’s how to tell if your dog or...

13 Signs You Need to Switch Veterinarians

Your pet is a family member, so when it comes to his health you want to both like and trust...


9 Trusted Tips to Help Your Pet Live Longer

With the right care, you can enhance the quality—and quantity—of life for your furry friends.


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This Is What Dog and Cat Years Really Mean

Is the common belief that one dog year equals seven human years actually true?


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11 Warning Signs of Cancer in Cats That Every Owner Should Know

Cancer is the number-one disease-related killer of cats and dogs. Many cancer symptoms in cats are subtle and can be...


You’ve Been Misdiagnosing Your Pet The Whole Time, Vets Say

Google is good at a lot of things. Diagnosing your pet isn't one of them.

These 11 Household Items Are Seriously Hazardous for Your Pets

Make sure you keep these household items away from your pets to keep them happy and healthy.


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What You Need to Ask Before Signing Up for Cat or Dog Pet Insurance

If you've ever owned a pet, chances are good that you've walked out of a veterinary clinic with sticker shock....


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Have an Overweight Pet? These Tips Are Proven to Work!

Half the pets in the U.S. are overweight, but they don't have to be! Here's how to help your dog...