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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.

Two fearful adolescent dogs peeking through a slightly open door

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

Young Latina Woman Enjoying The Companionship Of Her Dog In A Garden.

Your dog probably understands other languages better than you think, according to a new study.

Shiba inu dog sleeping in bed

Dogs need more sleep than humans. Here’s how much is healthy.

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Black spaniel dog laying at her owners feet under the chair indoors.

Not that anyone’s complaining...

A dog looking closely into the thick of a forest.

When they’re “ghost-walking” outside of Halloween, they could have trance-like syndrome, or TLS.

dark-haired woman hugging cat that has imprinted on her

Feeling like you have a little shadow these days? Here’s why that’s happening.

a red cat stretching on a bed

Why do they do it? Here are the top three reasons your cat twitches in their sleep — from sweet dreams to scary spasms.

Russian Toy Terrier with ears back

Animal behaviorist Dr. Karen B. London on how your dog’s ears can clue you in to how they’re feeling.

A Pit Bull puppy dog and woman sleep together on the couch at home after hard day.

No need to panic, but keep that video you just took in case a vet needs to see it.

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Try these free training programs from our friends at Dogo to help with new dog life and basic obedience.

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Happy spooky season.

A brunnette woman petting her black cat sitting on her desk while she prepares to give him a pill

Everything you need to know about the difficult task of medicating a cat.

Man running with dalmatian dog on a leash in a backyard with grass

Why regular exercise can mean a less destructive dog and a happier you.

A kitten playing with feathers

Here are the toys that will motivate your pet to get in the game.

A woman on a plane being licked in the face by her small black dog.

The sentiment is nice, but...

Woman spending time with dog

In multidog households, time apart can be a game changer.