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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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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 how to understand your fickle feline.

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...


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Can Dogs See in the Dark? All About Dogs and Night Vision

The structure of the eye plays a big part in how well dogs see at night.


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Why Do Dogs Lick Their Paws? 7 Common Reasons

Most dogs can be spotted licking away or even chewing at their feet. Why do dogs lick their paws? It's...


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?


Over 30,000 5-Star Reviews Say the Mudbuster Makes Cleaning Dog Paws Easy

When you have a dog, muddy paws happen. I'm a pet expert and one of the 30,000 Amazon customers who...


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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass? 7 Common Reasons

Many dogs like to eat grass from time to time. Here’s when it’s cause for concern.


13 Things Your Pet Is Trying to Tell You

Here's a little insight into some common pet behaviors—and what they all mean.


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Do Dogs Cry?

Dogs can feel sadness and they have tears, but the two aren't necessarily related.


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Why Is My Dog Shaking? 8 Possible Reasons

It could be excitement, a touch of anxiety, or something more serious. Here’s how to suss out what’s going on...


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Can Dogs See Color? Learn All About a Dog’s Color Spectrum

Can your pooch even see that yellow tennis ball in the grass? Find out if dogs can see color.


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Why Do Dogs Get the Zoomies?

Contrary to popular opinion, this energetic and hyper behavior isn't always a sign of joy.

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What Do Dogs Dream About?

Your dog might treat your bed like their own. They might even snore. But do you know what dogs dream...


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Can Dogs See Ghosts? What the Science Says

The answer depends on whether or not you believe in ghosts.


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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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How to Clean Your Dog’s Teeth

Nearly all dogs develop dental problems and stinky breath. Our pet expert offers easy tips for improving your dog's oral...


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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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Dog Depression: 9 Signs Your Dog Is Sad

While dogs can't tell you exactly what they're feeling, their behavior says a lot. If your vet has ruled out...


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 Dogs Chase Their Tails?

This behavior may seem alternately adorable and odd to us, but dogs chase their tails for reasons that are...


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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.