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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...


30 Facts About Dogs That Will Change the Way You See Your Pup

You know that dogs are amazing—but did you also know how fascinating they are? These facts about dogs will give...


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...

12 Dogs with Floppy Ears That Are Irresistibly Cute

Basset hounds and beagles are only just the beginning when it comes to lovable dogs with floppy ears


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...

Why Do Dogs Lick Their Paws? 8 Common Reasons and How to Stop It

When your dog suddenly becomes obsessed with licking his paws, you should definitely pay attention


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...


Why Do Dogs Howl? 6 Top Reasons Your Dog Howls

Howling is a verbal clue as to what's really going on with your pup. Here, experts explain why dogs howl—and...


Why Do Dogs Sniff Your Crotch? Experts Explain This Awkward Canine Behavior

It may be awkward or majorly embarrassing, but there's a perfectly normal reason why dogs sniff your crotch

Our Pet Editor Says This Is the Condo Your Cat Deserves—Get It on Sale During Way Day

Small spaces shouldn't mean sad kitties. This cat condo offers kitties a place to play, perch, eat and relieve themselves—and...


25 Large Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

These lovable and adorable large dog breeds tip the scales at 100 pounds or more. That's a whole lotta love!


13 Dogs with Big Ears That Are Next-Level Adorable

All of our furry friends are cute, but dogs with big ears are extra adorable. Find out what else makes...


12 Ugly Dogs That Will Win Your Heart

Not every dog has a perfectly groomed and fluffy coat, but even ugly dogs are adorable—and make the perfect addition...


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.


23 Rare Dog Breeds You Probably Don’t Know About

Get ready to fall in love with these unique and rare dog breeds you won't likely see at your local...


20 Dogs That Can Be Left Alone Without Worry

Not all pups need all-day companionship. In fact, these dogs that can be left alone are perfectly content with some...


16 Most Affectionate Dog Breeds That Love to Cuddle

Whether big or small, the most affectionate dog breeds have giant hearts full of love for their humans


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.


15 Dumbest Dog Breeds That Are Lovably Dopey

When it comes to canine intelligence, the dumbest dog breeds might not conquer commands, but they sure have conquered our...


How to Keep Cats Out of Your Yard and Garden

Is your garden the favorite hangout spot for local felines? Learn how to keep cats out of your yard with...


Do Cats Sweat? How Cats Cool Off in the Dog Days of Summer, According to Vets

Cats never let you see them sweat. But do cats sweat, and how do they keep their cool when the...


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

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Where Do Cats Like to Be Petted?

Cats can be mysterious creatures—one will purr with delight when petted, while another might hiss. What gives? Find out the...


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How to Train a Dog: A Guide to Training Your Pup in Basic Commands, Cute Tricks and More

No matter their age, breed or temperament, every dog can benefit and thrive from dog training


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How Much Should You Tip Your Dog Groomer?

Taking your dog to the groomer soon? The fur may fly if you don't tip! Here's why, when and how...


Meet Buddy Holly, the Pup That Just Won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

This fluffy friend made history this week at the world-famous dog show!


There’s a National Pet Food Shortage Going On—Here’s What We Know

Due to supply chain issues, pet food is the latest good to face a shortage.


Meet Chonkosaurus, the Viral Massive Snapping Turtle In the Chicago River

Chonkosaurus is a marvel, so here are tangible things you can do to protect local wildlife like her.