Pets & Animals

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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60 Things You Didn’t Know About What Makes Your Pet Tick

What's actually going on in their cute little fuzzy heads?


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Food Aggression in Dogs: The Best Way to Handle It

Do you have a normally calm, sweet pup who turns into a snarling beast around food? Here's why it happens—and...


Dog Obedience Training: How to Find the Best Training School

Whether you want to teach your new puppy basic manners or your rescue dog needs some refresher training, here's what...


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23 Things You Do That Your Dog Actually Hates

How would you feel if someone gave you unwanted hugs and commanded you to "make friends" with everyone you meet?


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18 Quiet Dogs That Don’t Bark (Too Much)

Looking for a dog that keeps its bark on the down-low? Animal behaviorists say these quiet breeds could be a...


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10 Noises Your Dog Makes—And What They Mean

A handy guide to translating the yips, yaps, yowls, and whimpers every dog makes so that you can understand furry...


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How to Solve the Most Common Pet Behavioral Problems

Every pet owner is probably familiar with these common pet blunders. Here's how to get your cat or dog to...


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12 Telltale Signs Your Dog Is Happy

Or should that be tell-tail signs? Either way, if your pup exhibits these behaviors on a regular basis, it's a...

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How Smart Is Your Dog? Here’s How to Tell

Is your dog an escape artist? Can he find the treat bag, no matter where it's hidden? Don't be mad—be...


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11 Dog Breeds That Are Less Likely to Bite

While any dog can bite, these breeds usually turn out to be particularly sweet-tempered as long as they're treated right.


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How to Stop a Dog from Digging, According to Dog Trainers

Dogs are hard-wired to enjoy digging. This may not be great news if you have a beautiful, landscaped lawn you're...


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8 Signs Your Dog Really Does Trust You

How close are you really to your furry best friend?


How to Stop a Puppy from Biting, According to Dog Trainers

If the furry love of your life is treating your fingers like a chew toy, nab these expert tips to...


Lethargic Dog: 5 Signs You Need to Call the Vet

Is your dog napping more than usual? Here's how to tell if it's just a case of the couch-potatoes or...


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How Long Is It OK to Leave Your Dog Home Alone?

The answer depends on your dog. But these tips will help you figure out the right number for your pup—and...


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How to Stop Your Dog from Barking—Without Yelling

They are trying to tell you something.

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13 Common “Facts” About Dogs That Are Totally False

You may think you know everything there is to know about pups, but it's entirely possible that you've fallen for...


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15 Everyday Habits of Great Dog Owners

Are you a good owner or a GREAT one? Check and see how many of these habits you're already doing.


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13 Warning Signs Your Dog Is in Pain

If you see any of these symptoms in your darling pet, they're an indication you need to send him to...


Why Cicadas, Crickets, and Other Bugs Are So Loud

How is it possible that bugs, itty-bitty little bugs, make such loud noises?


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13 Reasons Behind Your Dog’s Weird Behavior

It's our natural tendency to project our human traits and emotions onto dogs—until you see your dog rolling in the...

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12 Secrets Your Dog’s Tail is Trying to Tell You

Think your pup's wagging tail means he's happy to see you? Maybe. Or maybe he's just not into you. Here...


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Can Dogs See Color?

Can your furry four-legged friend even see that yellow tennis ball in the grass?


This Is the Only Animal That Terrified Steve Irwin

The late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin always appeared game for any wild encounter, but even he had a foe in...


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13 Odd Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask Your Dog

Dogs do pretty weird stuff sometimes! Here are expert answers to some questions you've been begging to ask your dog.


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10 Silent Signs Your Dog Is Depressed

While dogs can’t tell you exactly what they’re feeling, they can still show behaviors similar to human depression. If your...


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How to Calm an Anxious Dog (Without Medication)

Like people, dogs experience anxiety from time to time. Sometimes it's easy to recognize the anxiety trigger—like a visit to...