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Having This In Your Home Will Make Your Cat Scratch More, New Study Says

Plus, how to keep your kitty from destroying the couch.

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lifestyle|Heavy Petting

How Do I Get People to Accept That I Hate Dating and My Dogs Are All I Need?

People love to be nosy. Here’s how to fend them off—because you’re happy, dang it!

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5 Surprising Things That Dogs Are Afraid Of

And what to do when they go careening away from the Roomba.

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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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Here Are The Best Amazon Prime Day Pet Deals You Can Shop Now

Heads up: You can start saving early (like, today).

Sad white dog alone in an animal shelter.
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Healthy Pets are Being Euthanized in LA Shelters for “Bogus” Reasons

“No kill? It just means slow kill,” one volunteer says of the unprecedented shelter crisis.

Ginger adult cat sits in flowering summer garden on pavement.
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What to Do If Your Cat Gets Stung By a Bee

It’s not always as simple as removing the stinger. Find out everything you need to know.

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Avoid heat stroke in dogs by sprinkling in the backyard with your dog
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Three Dogs in Houston Died of Heatstroke. Here’s How to Prevent This

Temperatures are rising dangerously. Keep your pet safe with these tips.

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Foxtails Are a Hidden Danger for Cats—How to Keep Them Safe Outside This Summer

Adventure cats, beware: This plant can be seriously dangerous.

Adventure cats, beware: This plant can be seriously dangerous.

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And alternatives you can use instead.

Behavior & Training

Tired millennial woman sleeps on sofa with her dog.
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Dogs Stay Up Worrying at Night Too, Study Says

It may happen more when there stressful events like fireworks.

Woman frustrated with her cat at home.
behavior|Why, Cat?!

The worst kind of surprise.

Woman holding her scared cat in her arms.
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Are There Certain Sounds That Cats Hate?

The internet says kitties despise “s” sounds, but it’s a little more complex than that.

The internet says kitties despise “s” sounds, but it’s a little more complex than that.

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Want to Help a Rescue Pet Get to Their New Home? Become a Transport Volunteer

Domestic and international transport volunteers are in high demand—here’s how you can become one.

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Are You and Your Dog Astrologically Compatible?

Every pup parent loves a fun astrology moment.

Every pup parent loves a fun astrology moment.

Emmy Meli with her cat, Ruth
lifestyle|Wild Ones

How Musician Emmy Meli’s Cat Helped Her Find Peace With Being on Her Own

The past few years have been a whirlwind for the R&B pop star, but her “little best friend” helps her stay calm in all the chaos.

The past few years have been a whirlwind for the R&B pop star, but her “little best friend” helps her stay calm in all the chaos.

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The 5 Best Pet-Safe Mosquito Sprays to Protect Your Pup This Summer

Plus, an option if you live in a household with dogs and kitties.

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Save your sofa.

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The Best Dog Harnesses of 2024

Experts pick the best harnesses for every kind of dog—from flat-faced breeds to tiny teacups to escape artists.

Experts pick the best harnesses for every kind of dog—from flat-faced breeds to tiny teacups to escape artists.

Animal Welfare

A tragic yet heartwarming and inspiring biographical social commentary about the abuse and discrimination of dogs as it relates to humans.
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The Pit Bull-Advocacy Doc “Saving Jones” Isn’t Just for Dog Lovers

Actress and comedian Rebecca Corry wants to heal society’s messed up relationship with Pit Bulls—starting with this movie.

Beagle dog being carried by woman in lab coat.
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Dog Breeding Facility Fined a Record $35 Million for Animal Cruelty Against 4,000 Beagles

Inotiv, the parent company of Envigo, will pay the largest ever fine issued under the Animal Welfare Act.

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The Department of Defense Is Spending $1 Million to Test Drugs on Dogs

A watchdog group exposed the DOD’s cruel abuse of Beagles.

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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