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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Why Do Cats Rub Against You? The Reasons Behind This Behavior

From scratching the furniture to swishing their tails, cats' body language can be tough to decipher. We spoke to a cat behaviorist to find out why cats rub against their owners.

Why Do Cats Chirp? The Reasons Behind This Cute Sound

We all know that cats purr, hiss, and meow, but have you ever wondered what's behind this bird-like noise?


Amazon’s Best-Selling Dog Poop Bags Have 130,000 Perfect Ratings

The right dog poop bag makes walking the dog a lot less messy and way more pleasant.


7 Eco-Friendly or Organic Dog Treats from our Pet Editor

Organic dog treats offer a great way to reward your dog with healthy snacks that also benefit the environment—so you...


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Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads? The Answer is Twofold

What does it mean when a dog tilts their head? They're not just trying to look cute! That head tilt...

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What Your Dog’s Facial Expressions Really Mean

No one questions the special bond you have with your furry friend, but do you fully understand everything your pup's...


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Why Does My Dog Stare at Me? Here Are the Reasons Behind All That Eye Contact

Do you feel like you're being...watched? We get to the bottom of why your dog's gaze may linger on you...

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150 Funny Cat Names That Are Purrfect for Your New Kitty

Whether Catrick Swayze or Bagel, Cheshire or Macavity—we'll bet one of these feline aliases will be paws-itively ideal for your...


20 Most Loyal Dog Breeds That Will Always Be by Your Side

In good times and bad. In sickness and health. For richer or poorer. These loyal dogs have taken a vow...


How to Bathe a Dog

Some dogs seem to attract dirt or seek out stinky items to roll on. Our pet editor explains the right...


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11 Most Affectionate Dog Breeds That Love to Cuddle

We rounded up the fluffiest snuggle buddies to make your decision easy when choosing your new best friend.

22 Longest-Living Dog Breeds For Furry Love That Lasts

These puppers have more than just sweet faces and happy tails going for them. They're also the longest-living dog breeds.


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8 Signs You’re Not Showing Your Dog Enough Affection

Does your pooch need another smooch? Here’s how to tell—and how to demonstrate your love and devotion.


17 Calm Dog Breeds with Easygoing Personalities

These adorable and lovable calm dog breeds fit right in with singles, couples, or families who are looking for a...


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10 Things Dogs Can Smell That Humans Can’t

Dogs are truly heroes—not that you needed any convincing.


10 of the Healthiest Dog Breeds

With longer lifespans and a lower risk for illness, these pups are prone to living a happy, healthy life.

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10 Signs Your Dog Wants Some Alone Time

Humans aren’t the only ones who need some peace and quiet every now and then.


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Are Cats Nocturnal?

It certainly might seem that way when Kitty is scampering around while you're trying to sleep. But what does the...


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When a Cryptic Stranger Lurked Toward Their Owner, These Mild-Mannered Dogs Sprang Into Guard Mode

The normally affectionate pair weren’t going to let anyone threaten their pack.


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15 Lazy Dog Breeds That Are Expert Nappers

Looking for a dog who values snuggle time over leash time? Consider these adorably lazy breeds who understand the value...


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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...


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...


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Why Do Dogs Like Squeaky Toys?

Dogs go barking mad over the high-pitched peeps and shrieks of squeaky toys. If you’ve ever wondered why that darn...


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Why Is My Dog Not Eating?

When your pup snubs the food bowl, that's a sign something is amiss. Here's how to figure out what—and fix...

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Why Do Dogs Lick Their Paws?

Most dogs can be spotted licking away—or even chewing—at their feet. Is it a reason to worry? Sometimes. Here's what...


The Stray Cat Who Brought Home a Stray Cat

People used to say that during the Great Depression, the needy would mark the doors of sympathetic households. I believe...


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Should You Let Your Dog Sleep in Your Bed?

Of course your dog is adorable, but does that mean your furry friend should be sleeping in your bed?


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This Is the Dog Breed That’s Most Compatible with Your Zodiac Sign

Best friendships are made when each sign adopts a dog to match their personality. Here's what to know about the...


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10 Things Your Dog Should Be Doing Every Single Day

Ensuring your dog sticks to his or her regularly programmed schedule is important, but what, exactly, should they be doing...


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The Best Pet for You, Based on Your Zodiac

When choosing your new BFF, find out which pet best matches your energy.