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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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12 Ways You’re Annoying a Dog Without Realizing It

You may think you’re the perfect pet owner … but are you actually getting on your dog’s nerves? Here’s how you’re probably annoying your dog and what to do instead.

10 Signs Your Dog Feels Neglected and Needs More TLC

Does your canine cutie need a cuddle? Veterinarians point to the signs your dog feels neglected—and offer tips for giving...

Male vs. Female Dogs: What Are the Real Differences?

Male and female dogs are not the same, but do those differences really matter? We asked a vet to find...

13 Polite Habits Pet Groomers Dislike—and What to Do Instead

Your intentions may be good, but pet groomers would prefer you ditch these "polite" habits. Here's what the professionals have...

15 Russian Dog Breeds with Impressive Histories

From tiny terriers to powerful protectors, these Russian dog breeds are both adorable and impressive. Learn about their ancient origins...

15 Low-Maintenance Dogs for Busy People

Dog ownership takes dedication, but some pups require less work than others. These low-maintenance dogs are ideal for busy families...

20 Lazy Dogs That Are Expert Nappers

Looking for a dog that prefers snuggle time over leash time? These adorable lazy dogs understand the value of an...

15 Best Dogs for First-Time Owners

Are you a newbie to pup parenthood? These easy-going breeds are the best dogs for first-time owners.

20 of the Healthiest Dog Breeds with the Fewest Medical Problems

Choose wisely. A healthy dog breed can prevent heartache and save you a lot of money over the years.

12 Gray Cat Breeds You Will Want to Snuggle ASAP

Long-haired and fluffy or sleek and svelte, these silvery gray cat breeds will brighten anyone's day

These Are the 11 Rarest Cat Colors and Patterns

From leopard-like spots to purple hues, these rare cat colors and patterns will dazzle

12 Dog Breeds You’ve Probably Been Mispronouncing All Along

Some dog breed names just roll off the tongue—we're looking at you, labrador. Others are so tricky to say, we...

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

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

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...

5 Best Dog Food Brands for Small Breeds

Veterinary experts share their insights on the best dog food for those small, but mighty breeds

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8 Best Dog Foods for Allergies, According to Experts

We asked vets to recommend the best dog food for allergies to keep your sensitive pup healthy and happy

5 Best Dog Food Toppers To Keep Your Pup Happy and Healthy

These dog food toppers are made using natural ingredients and add a boost of nutrition and flavor at mealtimes.

7 Best Elevated Dog Beds To Keep Your Pup Cool While Lounging Outside

Your pup wants to spend the summer outside—with you! Help them stay cool, clean and comfy with these elevated dog...

5 Best Dog Cooling Vests and Bandanas to Prevent Your Dog from Overheating

Heatstroke can be fatal for dogs, but you can protect them and have a fun summer in the sun by...

5 Best Dog Shoes for Summer To Protect Your Pup’s Paws

When the temperatures soar, pavement becomes dangerously hot for puppy paws. Choose dog shoes for summer fun to protect precious...