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Ginger cat mom and kitten resting.

Kittens Really Need Their Moms—Science Says So

The “I’m just a baby” TikTok sound definitely applies here.

Woman taking her dog on a walk through the woods.

8 Dog Hiking Services That’ll Take Your Pup on a Nature Adventure For You

Most dogs can benefit from taking a walk on the wild side.

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Can Dogs Smile?

There’s a big difference between a dog smiling and showing their teeth.


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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Is Cat Paw Reading Real? The Internet Thinks Your Kitty's “Toe Beans” Can Reveal Their Personality

Could the secret to understanding your cat be right under their paws?

A shot of a young woman hugging lovely her little dog while lying down on the sofa in her living room.

What Can I Give My Dog for Pain?

You hate to see them like this. Here’s how to (safely) help.

Woman training cute white puppy to behave and new tricks in summer meadow.

Why You Shouldn’t Be Skeptical of Positive Training Methods

It is powerful enough, even for the tough cases, and it is the best choice—here’s why. 

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Health & Nutrition

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5 Plants That Are Toxic to Your Dog

Thriving plants are spring’s whole thing—but these offenders can be perilous to pets.

Woman and her cat sleeping soundly in bed.

Can Cats Snore?

Cats—they’re just like us.

Cats—they’re just like us.

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Here’s when you should worry.

Behavior & Training

Smiling couple sitting on sofa with two playful labrador puppies.

There Is More Than One “Right” Way to Socialize Your Puppy

Take it slow. This process should never feel like speed-dating.

Woman on her phone sitting on couch while cat watches.

It’s not all in your head.

Woman holding her puppy in her lap while he tries to bite her.

Why Does My Dog Nibble on Me?

Those little teeth are sweet, but they definitely don’t feel good on your hand.

Those little teeth are sweet, but they definitely don’t feel good on your hand.

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Mercury Is In Retrograde—Here’s How It Will Affect Your Pet This Aries Season

A Mercury petrograde, if you will—with a side of the zoomies.

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Regret Your Tattoo? Replace It With a Pet Portrait, Courtesy of Petsmart

Swap your ex’s initials with an image you’ll never get sick of looking at. 

Swap your ex’s initials with an image you’ll never get sick of looking at. 

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You know you’ve wondered this...


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What Are the Best Dog Nail Clippers?

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

Two cute kittens are sitting near their litter box.

Best Odor-Control Cat Litter

A necessity, really.

A necessity, really.

Rare Beauty is Leapingbunnyprogram certified! We’re celebrating the news with Rare Beauty dog toys, a daily reminder that your four-legged friend is as rare as you are.

Rare Beauty mascara-shaped plushie, anyone?

Animal Welfare

Pit Bull chained up outside in a dirty yard.

40 Dogs Were Rescued From Horrific Conditions, Thanks to a Viral Video

TikTok played a huge role in helping to free these pups.

Woman holding two young kittens.

Why Kitten Season Is Getting Longer and More Intense Every Year

And what you can do to help.

Woman petting dog in shelter through the bars.

Los Angeles Bans New Breeding Permits Due to Shelter Overcrowding

Local lawmakers think breeding has gotten out of control.

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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