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Do you feel happier after petting your dog? A study explains why

A recent study proves that petting dogs benefits humans, but we’re not the only ones benefiting from the affection.

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Feeling stressed? Your dog probably smells it

A study found that dogs can detect stress or anxiety in humans based on smell.

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Belly bands might be the solution to preventing a dog’s accidents

If your pup is struggling to control their bladder, belly bands might be a great solution.

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5 ways to keep your dog safe and happy this Halloween

Halloween should be scary for all of the right reasons, meaning it shouldn’t involve your pup’s safety. These safety tips can help to ensure your holiday is celebrated without a hitch.

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Is your trained dog acting out? They could be in their teenage phase

Celebrity dog trainer Michael Hill shares tips on how to navigate your dog’s teenage phase.

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Your cat’s toy box isn’t complete without these toys

Making sure your cat isn’t bored will prevent health issues. These toys will help set you up for success.

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Considering a dog harness? Bring our guide to the store with you

Are you heading to the pet store to pick out your dog’s first harness? You’ll want to make sure it meets all of your pup’s individual needs.

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Do dogs get tired of barking?

It’s normal for dogs to express themselves through barking. But if their vocalizations are excessive, you’ve likely asked yourself: Do dogs get tired of barking?

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Read these safety tips before hiking with your dog

Heading for a hike with your pup? There are a number of things you can do to prepare for and avoid any potential safety hazards.

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Is your vet Fear Free certified? Here’s why it’s important

Fear Free seeks to limit the stress associated with visiting the vet’s office. But its benefits stem beyond the four walls of the animal hospital.

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A day in the life of an emergency room veterinarian

Animal emergency hospitals differ from your usual vet’s office. This is what it’s like to spend the day at a pet emergency room.

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Tips for keeping pets safe on movie and television sets

Here’s a behind-the-scenes explainer of what it’s like to be an animal actor.

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What’s normal when it comes to dog panting?

Did you know that your dog's panting could be caused by reasons outside of fatigue?

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Why do dogs chase their tails?

Dogs wag their tails to communicate many different emotions — sometimes it’s fun and games, but it could mean a visit to the vet.

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Everything you need to know about cat hairballs

You might be familiar with cleaning your cat's hairball off the carpet. But do you know the cause of hairballs?

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Why negative reinforcement training is bad for dogs

Punishment training can lead to unnecessary stress for both dogs and their parents. For the most effective and fun way to train your pet, use positive reinforcement!

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How to trim a cat’s nails — yes, we're talking to you

Trimming a cat’s nails isn’t for the faint of heart, but it is necessary if you want to keep your cat healthy and happy.

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Tips for stopping your dog's digging obsession

Here’s how to know if your dog is digging too much.

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Why is my dog staring at me?

At one point or another, most dog parents have wondered: Why does my dog stare at me? Direct eye contact from your pup can be a sign of affection, but dogs don’t use staring as a sign of trust outside bonded relationships.

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Do dogs dream?

Ever wondered what actually happens when our pups close their eyes for the night? Is it possible for dogs to have dreams while they sleep?

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Here's how often you should consider bathing your dog

Sure, dogs clean themselves — but at what point should you step in a bathe them, too?

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Tips for keeping your cat entertained at home

These enrichment techniques will ensure your cat is mentally and physically stimulated.

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How to ensure your dog plays well with others while visiting friends and family

Avoid negative altercations when introducing your dog to new people and places with these tips.

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Can dogs see in the dark?

If you’ve ever wondered if dogs can see in the dark, the answer is yes. But they see differently than humans and cats.

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