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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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Why Do Dogs Freak Out During Thunderstorms?

If your dog sprints to hide under your bed the second they hear a rumble of thunder in the distance,...


Why Are Dogs So Scared of Fireworks—and How Can You Calm Them Down?

The 4th of July isn’t always fun for our four-legged friends. A little understanding about why dogs are afraid of...


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Why Does My Dog Lick My Feet?

If you can't be around your dog without socks on to keep them from licking, you've probably wondered "Why does...


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Why Do Dogs Chase Cats?

If your dog won't stop chasing cats (or other small animals), what should you do?


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Why Do Dogs Lean on You?

Should you be worried if your pup leans on you?


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14 Ways Your Dog May Be Asking for Help

Listen up, pet parents: Your fur baby is trying to tell you something important!


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Why Do Dogs Yawn So Much?

Is your pup just worn out, or is there something more behind it?


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This Is Why Dogs Spin Around Before They Poop

Your dog's internal compass could be guiding it.

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12 Products That Could Help Your Dog’s Anxiety

Got a dog who's always jittery, barking, or aggressively chewing out of nervousness? These calming products can provide some much-needed...


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My Dog Wouldn’t Stop Chewing on Everything—Until I Tried Himalayan Cheese Sticks

We spent nearly $1,000 on toys and treats to curb Lulu's habit—and couldn't believe we found a $10 solution.



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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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8 Signs Your Dog Really Does Trust You

How close are you really to your furry best friend?

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.


Why Cicadas, Crickets, and Other Bugs Are So Loud

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