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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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6 Dog Seizure Symptoms to Watch For

Does your dog suffer from seizures? Here's how you can spot them before they happen—and what you can do 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 Many Hours a Day Do Dogs Sleep?

You know your pup requires excessive amounts of shut-eye time, but how much do dogs sleep, really?


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The Very Best Diet for Dogs, According to Vets

You are what you eat isn't just a mantra for people. It goes for pooches, too. A high-quality diet, after...


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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...


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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 Know if Your Pet Has Food Poisoning

Dogs will put just about anything in their mouth. Usually, it's not a big deal, but certain foods can have...


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9 Possible Reasons Your Dog Is So Itchy

When your dog's got itchy skin, it's safe to assume it's fleas, right? Nope. Here's how to suss out the...

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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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Can Dogs Get Lice from People?

Can your furry friend pick up lice from people? Here's what experts have to say about dogs and lice—and how...


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What Can You Give a Dog for Pain?

It's heartbreaking to see your dog in pain but should you give your dog medicine from your own stash?


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...


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How Often Should You Wash Your Dog?

Hint: It's not as often as you should shower.


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How to Tell If Your Dog Has a Fever

A fever is slightly different for a dog than it is for a human.


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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...

Is Grain-Free Dog Food Really Better for Your Pup?

Our dog's ancestors hunted for meat and dog's today still crave meat, so are grains even necessary for dogs? Is...


7 Signs Your Dog Could Have an Ear Infection

Is your favorite furry friend trying to tell you that they've got a dog ear infection? These are the signs...


8 Signs Your Dog Could Have Dementia

Dementia isn't just a people problem: Veterinarians explain how to spot dog dementia and what you can to do help...


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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Here’s How Often You Should Be Cleaning Your Dog’s Ears

Yes, you really should be cleaning your dog's ears—here's how to do it without alarming or harming your pup.

Here’s How Much Exercise Your Dog Really Needs

Is a walk around the block or playing fetch in the backyard enough for your pooch? If your dog could...


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53 Mistakes Every Dog Owner Makes

Bad human! No!! Stopping rubbing your dog's nose in their poop! It just confuses them and smears it all over...


10 Shockingly Common Dog Dangers in Your Own Backyard

Are you sure your backyard is perfectly safe for your pooch? Fix these every day, surprising dangers and turn your...


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If Your Dog Is This Color, It Could Live Longer

Some dogs live longer than others, and the genetic reason will surprise you.


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The Food That Could Give Your Dog Heart Disease

Dog foods these days come in grain-free, gluten-free, plant-based, and even vegan varieties, but that boutique kibble may not be...


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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?