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Have a Big Ol’ Case of Anxiety? Studies Say a Cat Can Help

Believe it or not, that little ball of energy is actually your answer to stress relief.

Man cuddling his dog, not paying attention to his wife.
lifestyle|Heavy Petting

You and Your Partner Disagree on How to Parent Your Dog—What Now?

One person is a no-fuss type and the other spoils the pup silly. What’s the compromise?


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Introducing the Stanley Pup: The NHL’s Answer to the Puppy Bowl for Dog-Loving Hockey Fans

This showdown between rescue dogs puts the need for adoption at center ice.

News

Got a new pet? Here’s what to do.

Let’s be real. Welcoming home a new dog or cat is a very cute but very crazy time. Thankfully, we’re here to help with a nifty new pet parent to-do list.

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The Latest

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health

These 10 States Have the Highest Risk of Pet Illness, New Research Finds

From ticks-borne disease to nasty parasites, these areas have seen the most dog and cat illnesses. 

A Young Man and His Pup at the Pet Shop.
shopping

Have a Reactive Dog? These 5 Pet Stores Offer Shopping Experiences Made Just for Them

Every pup can benefit from a little retail therapy—and you deserve to feel at ease, too.

Cat sitting in a teal litter box
behavior

How to Train a Cat to Use a Litter Box

If you do nothing else, teach your cat to poop in their litter box (not your shoe).

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Health & Nutrition

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health

How Much Does a Vet Visit Cost? What to Expect

And why those price tags look like they do.

A woman checking out her dogs paw.
health

Here’s Where Disease-Carrying Ticks Are in the US—And How to Keep Your Pup Safe

Simple preventive steps can go a long way toward offsetting their threats.

Simple preventive steps can go a long way toward offsetting their threats.

Woman playing with her orange cat.
health

Oof, that is bad.

Behavior & Training

Corgi licking the floor inside the house.
behavior

Why Does My Dog Lick the Floor?

How does that taste, bud?

Woman holding her cat in a dark room.
behavior

Can Cats See In The Dark? Facts About Cat “Night Vision” and Eyesight

Those glowing orbs certainly seem to be looking at something.

Those glowing orbs certainly seem to be looking at something.

Cat licking woman's face.
behavior

Why Does My Cat Lick My Face?

It’s sweet, but a little much.

It’s sweet, but a little much.

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lifestyle

In Gemini Season 2024, We All Contain Multitudes

Geminis are the cats who know how to use the toilet like a human.

Woman and her dog in a cafe.
lifestyle

The 10 Most Dog-Friendly US Cities to Visit With Your Pup This Summer

Complete with beaches, trails, and dog-friendly accommodations galore.

Complete with beaches, trails, and dog-friendly accommodations galore.

Cat waiting by a window, home alone.
lifestyle

How Long Can Cats Be Left Alone?

Believe it or not, they miss you when you’re gone.

Believe it or not, they miss you when you’re gone.

Shopping

Woman kisses her pitbull dog outside.
shopping

9 Asian American and Pacific Islander-Owned Pet Brands to Shop This AAPI Heritage Month

Support AAPI innovators and spoil your pet at the same time—it’s a win-win.

Woman lies on carpet with orange cat.
shopping

Best Carpet For Cats—Durable and Scratch-Proof Options

Options that won’t become a hiding place for those big, yucky wads of fur.

Options that won’t become a hiding place for those big, yucky wads of fur.

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grooming

What Are the Best Dog Nail Clippers?

Finally—you won’t dread at-home grooming time.

Finally—you won’t dread at-home grooming time.

Animal Welfare

Afro american woman, caucasian man and their pit bull dog together.
lifestyle

This DC Bill Will Prevent Renters from Being Discriminated Against Because of Their Pets

If passed, it will mark progress in the fight against breed-specific legislation.

The Animal Welfare Act is meant to protect over a million animals housed in puppy mills, roadside zoos and research facilities across the U.S.
lifestyle

Congress Orders the Department of Veteran Affairs to Stop Testing on Cats and Dogs

Under new legislation, all experiments on dogs, cats, and primates must end by 2026.

Woman holding two young kittens.
lifestyle

Why Kitten Season Is Getting Longer and More Intense Every Year

And what you can do to help.

New Dog Training 101

Look, new dogs are cute. But they’re also little alien monsters who have descended to destroy our furniture and our sleep. Still, we love them. Luckily, this program covers all the basics, from potty training to proper socialization—all through positive reinforcement. Time to stock up on treats!

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