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behavior & body language

Tail wagging? Ear pinning? It all means something. We’ll show you how to understand your pet (and communicate with them) with guides to decode the weirdest body language and behavior.

A woman in a parking lot kissing her dog.

Boundaries, folks. Boundaries.

A shy looking dog sitting on a couch.

Not all fearful dogs have been mistreated.

Black and White cat with its eyes closed laying on its back on a scarf

In this excerpt from her new book, Purr: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy, animal behaviorist Zazie Todd shares science-backed insights into our cats’ moods.

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Sudden scratching? Finicky food eater? Loose poop? Whatever pet health question is on your mind, our veterinary pros are here to help.

Mixed dog laying on the floor int he sun with an unsure look on her face

When your dog growls, they’re expressing their emotions. A study found that you’ll likely be able to understand what they’re feeling.

Two cats in a living room that appear to be arguing.

Between actual cats, people.

Black dog sitting on tiled floor

Also called the “propeller wag” or “helicopter tail”, this behavior is a surefire way to tell that a dog is happy.

A woman looking out the window of a van with her dog.

A dog trainer shares her pro (and personal) #vanlife tips.

A white cat hiding on a book shelf.

No, they’re not on the lam. Here are four reasons your cat might be MIA.

Young woman hugging her cat

Surprise: It doesn’t always mean they’re happy.

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A dog laying on a couch peacefully.

If hypothyroidism is to blame, it’s best not to let sleeping dogs lie.

A dog standing in a lavender field.

A psychologist explains how stimulating scents can influence a dog’s behavior.

Two fearful adolescent dogs peeking through a slightly open door

Turns out, the teenage years aren’t just tough for humans — they can be rough on dogs, too.

A dog resting its face on a wooden table.

A new study confirms our pets can have heartbreaking reactions to the loss of a canine companion.

Two boxer dogs playing with a ball together in the park

Looks aren’t everything, but they can talk.

A cat being friendly with a dog outside.

No, cats don’t always land on their feet.