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10 Questions to Ask a Shelter About an Adoptable Cat

From medical history to adoption fees to litter preferences, here is everything you need to know.

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health

It’s Hot Out There—Here’s How You Can Protect Your Pup’s Paws

Those perfect little toe beans need all the help they can get.

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behavior

Do Cats Like to Be Touched? These Are the Places They Prefer to Be Pet

And the surprising way to get your kitty to be more affectionate.

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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lifestyle

Support Groups for Grieving Pet Parents Are on the Rise

The best medicine when you’re experiencing loss? Finding others who get it.

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health

Pet Parents Left in a Panic After Nationwide Drops 100,000 Pet Insurance Policies

The company is cancelling these plans due to “inflation in the cost of veterinary care.”

Pitbull sitting in a car alone on a hot, summer day.
health

It’s Illegal to Leave Your Pet in a Hot Car In These States

As the temps rise, it becomes extremely risky for your pet’s health.

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Pet health question that’s not an emergency? Our vet team will answer over email within 48 hours. So, go ahead, ask us about weird poop, bad breath, and everything in between.

Health & Nutrition

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health

How to Get a Cat to Drink Water

Their desert-dwelling roots might resist hydration, but these tricks can help.

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health

5 Myths About Ticks That Every Dog Parent Should Know

Found a tick on your dog? A veterinarian breaks down everything you need to know. 

Found a tick on your dog? A veterinarian breaks down everything you need to know. 

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How to Keep Your Dog Safe at the Beach This Summer

5 tips to help your pup have fun in the sun — safely.

5 tips to help your pup have fun in the sun — safely.

Behavior & Training

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behavior

Dogs Learn More If You Pet or Praise Them (Instead of Scolding), New Study Says

Yet another reason positive reinforcement is the way to go.

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behavior

Why Does My Cat Meow at Night? (And How to Prevent It)

Just a small request to lower the volume, please.

Just a small request to lower the volume, please.

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behavior

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Your pup is literally vegging out—when it’s no big deal and when to worry.

Your pup is literally vegging out—when it’s no big deal and when to worry.

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Help! I Think My Dog Is Trying to Sabotage My Relationship

One reader’s dog won't stop barking at her partner—what do you do with a jealous pup?

Man backpacking with his Golden Retriever puppy in a state park
lifestyle

51 Dog-Friendly US Spots to Visit With Your Pup This Summer

Where to go and what to do—from Alabama to Wyoming.

Where to go and what to do—from Alabama to Wyoming.

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lifestyle

Research says, just like us, animals love a good jam.

Shopping

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shopping

6 Natural Paw Balms That Will Keep Your Pup Safe From Summer Heat

The best paw balms, based on veterinarian recommendations.

The best paw balms, based on veterinarian recommendations.

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shopping

4 Best Flea and Tick Preventatives and Treatments to Protect Your Kitty

From collars to topicals to chews, here are the flea and tick preventatives we’re giving our cats this summer.

From collars to topicals to chews, here are the flea and tick preventatives we’re giving our cats this summer.

Animal Welfare

Animal activists hold banners against Yulin Dog Meat Festival in front of Yulin City Representative office in Beijing, China, June 10, 2016.
lifestyle

How You Can Help Stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

On June 21, thousands of dogs will be slaughtered in Yulin, China. Organizations working to ban this barbaric event need your help to raise awareness now.

Beagle dog being carried by woman in lab coat.
lifestyle

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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lifestyle

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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