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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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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?


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Decode Your Dog’s Behavior: 17 Dog Behaviors Explained

To better understand the furry goofball you call your best friend, find out what common dog behaviors mean, according to...


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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...


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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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...


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...


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Here’s Why Dogs Kick Up Your Lawn After They Pee

Yes, there's a reason why the dog is scratching up your lawn!


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15 Dog Park Etiquette Rules You Should Never Break

There's no better place than a dog park for exercise and socialization. Follow these guidelines to make sure the experience...


Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?

It's disgusting and gross! Yet some dogs just can't resist eating poop. Here's why.


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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...


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15 Training Secrets Dog Trainers Won’t Tell You for Free

Our lovable, furry companions can be mischievous and naughty at times. The knee-jerk reaction is to shout "No!" or "Bad...

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13 Signs You Should Think Twice Before Adopting That Shelter Dog

You need love, that dog needs love… What could go wrong? Lots. Don't judge shelter dogs by their looks and...


13 Signs You Hired a Bad Pet Sitter

Has your dog become a food snob? Is your cat suddenly glued to your side? Not all pet sitters are...


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15 Signs Your Dog Is Secretly Mad at You

No, they won't slam doors or yell at you, but there are definite indicators that your pooch is angry with...


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16 Ways Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think

When it comes to intelligence, dogs are at the head of the class.


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The Most Soothing Music for Dogs Is NOT Classical

Helping your canine friend unwind begins with what you're listening to on the radio.


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The Most Important Factor in Choosing a Dog (Hint: It’s Not Breed)

A dog’s energy level is the single most important factor to consider when choosing a dog, says celebrity dog trainer...